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03-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 289
Posted By Darth Lefty

Meanwhile, on the topic of Walmart helmets, I got...

Meanwhile, on the topic of Walmart helmets, I got my boy a helmet from Walmart about a year ago. For most of that time he has refused to wear it, and since itís only going balance bike speeds I...
03-06-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 289
Posted By Darth Lefty

In motorcycle helmets there was a semi scandal...

In motorcycle helmets there was a semi scandal about 15 years ago when motorcycling magazine published a story with data that DOT level helmets provided more protection than Snell certified helmets....
03-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By Darth Lefty

Funny this should come up. Last night I was at a...

Funny this should come up. Last night I was at a picnic table and I dropped a set screw into the dirt and gravel underneath. We are on a camping trip, so I went inside and got my kids magnetic blocks...
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ Pop music changed a lot from the 20s to the...

^^^ Pop music changed a lot from the 20s to the 70s. From then til now itís not nearly as much.

Iím sure you are noticing that 1960s music is disappearing from advertising and radio, though,...
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 597
Posted By Darth Lefty

Work in the Small Primate Enclosure has been a...

Work in the Small Primate Enclosure has been a chore. Literally, not figuratively. When theyíre all back in school and I can go back to work... itíll be great... for work. On the other hand Iíve...
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Darth Lefty

a mile down the road. Thatís what I was thinking...

a mile down the road. Thatís what I was thinking when I wrote, that we could maybe ride, but the weekend isn't turning out like that. Maybe some other time with more planning. Iím thinking this...
Forum: Foo
03-04-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Darth Lefty

where wgscott lives the turkeys taste like...

where wgscott lives the turkeys taste like logging... Around here they taste like dredge mining and ammonium perchlorate.
Forum: Foo
03-04-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Darth Lefty

Turkeys got no class. Iíll be at an RV park...

Turkeys got no class.

Iíll be at an RV park across from Roaring Camp this weekend but doubt much MTB opportunity given the kids.
Forum: Foo
03-04-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By Darth Lefty

thereís an Animaniacs bit with Slappy Squirrel...

thereís an Animaniacs bit with Slappy Squirrel along these lines.

Whatís the name of the band on stage?

who

who is the band

yes
03-04-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Darth Lefty

Manufacturers certainly shipped a ton of 11 speed...

Manufacturers certainly shipped a ton of 11 speed bikes with KMC chains.

IME, chain drop when back pedaling is a chain line issue or a sticky freehub.

12 speed is where it gets interesting, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,433
Posted By Darth Lefty

Shimano Metrea groupset has a brifter for...

Shimano Metrea groupset has a brifter for bullhorns... or rather more specifically for their own brand ďh-barĒ which did not have the turned up ends. It was not marketed here in the States.

...
03-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Darth Lefty

FWIW, the base model was the Hardrock. I had a...

FWIW, the base model was the Hardrock. I had a blue 2001 example. It had much cheaper components than this, like riveted crank chain rings, Acera shifting, and a Suntour fork with only preload, not...
03-03-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah definitely on the small side of medium. It...

Yeah definitely on the small side of medium. It looks like early 2000's, with the V brakes and straight tubes and disc bosses. 2004 Comp? The next generation got some more shape to the tubes. Decent...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Darth Lefty

Lol, I think Tailfin owes me a beer

Lol, I think Tailfin owes me a beer
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every day is doable, a few people ring up 10k...

Every day is doable, a few people ring up 10k years in our mileage thread. (200 work days x 40 miles = 8k, roughly.) But itís obviously a bigger time and energy investment. Not the little bonbon of...
03-02-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,935
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe? 50+t chain rings should have gone away...

Maybe? 50+t chain rings should have gone away when freehubs were invented but here we are.
03-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,119
Posted By Darth Lefty

The story of the US bike industry prior to 1971...

The story of the US bike industry prior to 1971 was department store bikes and Schwinn, and after that is production moving to the cheapest place as fast as possible, with a slight peppering of...
03-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your problem is not unique

Your problem is not unique
Forum: Commuting
03-01-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Darth Lefty

You made me remember the Tailfin rack. Last I...

You made me remember the Tailfin rack. Last I checked in it was only a Kickstarter but it's grown up to be a legit product line now.
https://www.tailfin.cc/

How big a laptop? My work laptop...
03-01-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hey, there used to be a Giant Boulder, so...

Hey, there used to be a Giant Boulder, so anything is possible
03-01-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By Darth Lefty

The enthusiast press has spent so long trying to...

The enthusiast press has spent so long trying to condition us that there is exactly the right bike to suit your specific special situation that I wonder if some people aren't accepting bikes that are...
03-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By Darth Lefty

What I can't figure out, with bars like those, is...

What I can't figure out, with bars like those, is what the frame reach and stem are supposed to be to go with them. You see people putting them on both flat and drop bar frames and seemingly happy. I...
02-28-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Darth Lefty

Apropos of nothing, "Switchback Descent" would be...

Apropos of nothing, "Switchback Descent" would be a good name for a MTB. There used to be a Diamondback Ascent, almost the same
02-28-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60,407
Views: 9,016,589
Posted By Darth Lefty

I know people are on the lookout for these late...

I know people are on the lookout for these late Trek chromoly mountain bikes at the high level. Can't tell much from the photo, though.
...
02-28-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20,084
Views: 3,358,320
Posted By Darth Lefty

Sad saddle ...

Sad saddle

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/diamond-springs-specialized-mountain/7280661841.html
...
02-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's no need to be a dick about it. These...

There's no need to be a dick about it.

These bottom out at '04 so still interested in 1989-91 ish stuff - like when the Ponderosa got yellow with a suspension fork, that's the one my dad had.
02-27-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Darth Lefty

it’s a flat mount frame and fork, so if I’m...

it’s a flat mount frame and fork, so if I’m buying new brakes there’s no great reason to get an adapter.

In the end I got some Tektros that were a lot more... budget conscious. Not nearly as cool...
02-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Darth Lefty

how on earth did you find this and how far back...

how on earth did you find this and how far back do they go? Iíve been trying to figure out the year/model of my high school bike which was probably something around 89-91. An Arriba or Arroyo or...
02-27-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,935
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought I'd written this earlier... anyhow. ...

I thought I'd written this earlier... anyhow.

The 10t-12t shift is a big one, 20%, but that's a very high gear and likely not the cause of complaint. The 16t-18t-21t sequence puts a really short...
02-26-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Darth Lefty

I bought some new brakes recently and these fell...

I bought some new brakes recently and these fell off the list quickly because they did not have a flat mount caliper. But they seem very nice.
02-26-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By Darth Lefty

Man, i hope whoever buys my bike whenever it...

Man, i hope whoever buys my bike whenever it happens to go doesn't expect it wasn't wrecked... it's been wrecked lots
02-25-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are working at a company that designs...

If you are working at a company that designs bikes, yes you can get access to real CAD parts. Probably they donít show the internal workings or tell you anything about the metallurgy or layup etc. In...
02-25-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,935
Posted By Darth Lefty

It will be a lot worse than this at a lower price...

It will be a lot worse than this at a lower price point than XT. I know I'm repeating myself but the weight of the cheap cassettes is astonishing. M6100 is 596g, SX is 615g! So, a wash or worse. The...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíve spent a lot of time on hobbies. Iíve found...

Iíve spent a lot of time on hobbies. Iíve found my hobbies wax and wane. I can switch from R/C cars to home brewing to bikes. Theyíre all a nice relaxing accessory to my actual family and job. The...
02-23-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,914
Posted By Darth Lefty

There is a lot of "that other kind of cycling is...

There is a lot of "that other kind of cycling is not really cycling" undercurrent here
02-23-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,914
Posted By Darth Lefty

Do I have to give up Bike Forums? Or just bike...

Do I have to give up Bike Forums? Or just bike riding?
02-22-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís not true that the fork is useless. A Suntour...

Itís not true that the fork is useless. A Suntour fork can take a hit and thereís not much to go wrong with it. Thereís nothing inside but coil springs, bump stops, and grease. Itís not true that the...
02-22-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By Darth Lefty

yeah, you could - oh. Never mind If...

yeah, you could -

oh. Never mind

If you look at the price of rebuild kits itís obvious you are paying for minimum hour or two labor of a mechanic with tools and expertise. Itís just cleaning...
02-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Roscoe is the same frame and comes with a 130...

The Roscoe is the same frame and comes with a 130 dropper from the factory and lists 6ft5 as the minimum height so you are good for at least that or longer, surely.

I found a photo of an XXL...
02-22-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By Darth Lefty

First bottle water second bottle HEED third...

First bottle water
second bottle HEED
third bottle Sailor Jerry & root beer
02-22-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Darth Lefty

Would you believe someone over on MTBR lately...

Would you believe someone over on MTBR lately started a thread to complain how there are THREE seat post sizes?
02-22-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,752
Posted By Darth Lefty

The problem is not the pretty bike, but that you...

The problem is not the pretty bike, but that you think youíre not good enough to be seen with her. I mean, it. You know.
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,412
Posted By Darth Lefty

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet...

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet factory
02-21-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,646
Posted By Darth Lefty

These things are endemic on kids bikes

These things are endemic on kids bikes
02-21-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Darth Lefty

Lucky you finding a bike at all this year much...

Lucky you finding a bike at all this year much less an XXL!
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iím not sure that building and flying are the...

Iím not sure that building and flying are the same hobbies. Lipo and brushless and drones put the lie to that in the R/C realm.
02-21-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,921
Posted By Darth Lefty

Since the rentals disappeared you have to get...

Since the rentals disappeared you have to get your own now
02-21-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Darth Lefty

It really depends on how much seat post you have...

It really depends on how much seat post you have showing. That minus about an inch, depending on which dropper. On a medium frame you might run into the bottle bolts but not on a 2XL!

I think...
02-21-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Darth Lefty

...and the 21 Fuse got a good review from HTP....

...and the 21 Fuse got a good review from HTP. But inventory and price are problems this year
02-21-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Darth Lefty

You should have no trouble at all. You can’t...

You should have no trouble at all. You can’t throw a rock in the woods around here without hitting a mountain bike. Just go about a hundred over and a few hundred below your target range, filter out...
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