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Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By tyrion

I saw Marcel Graber's velomobile (Trans Am...

I saw Marcel Graber's velomobile (Trans Am winner) had a setup with which he could urinate without stopping. Could be very handy on a tour.
03-31-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By tyrion

We don't just accept car accident deaths, we...

We don't just accept car accident deaths, we spend billions of dollars trying to minimize them.
03-30-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,327
Posted By tyrion

Wow that's cool. Saving half a pound is not...

Wow that's cool. Saving half a pound is not insignificant for weight over the front wheel.
03-29-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By tyrion

You could get even more "free energy" if that...

You could get even more "free energy" if that wheel had ceramic bearings.
03-21-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By tyrion

Looks like a copy of a Raleigh Chipper made with...

Looks like a copy of a Raleigh Chipper made with more traditional frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,440
Posted By tyrion

If the police were to stop/talk/ticket a lone...

If the police were to stop/talk/ticket a lone rider - that seems counterproductive. We (everyone in the world) need to apply rational thinking to minimize the damage.
03-19-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,327
Posted By tyrion

I mounted the light under the basket. You can see...

I mounted the light under the basket. You can see it peaking out in the pic above, on the ND side.
03-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,327
Posted By tyrion

Yes, I 💜 baskets. Wald 137 up front, Carradice...

Yes, I 💜 baskets. Wald 137 up front, Carradice bag in back.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1079x582/bike_new_tires_4918fec3da6944c64d90a37814d524ab7eabc1e1.jpg
03-18-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,710
Posted By tyrion

In a pandemic, every forum is a virus forum.

In a pandemic, every forum is a virus forum.
03-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,619
Posted By tyrion

We're cycling. Safely. Safe social-distances....

We're cycling. Safely. Safe social-distances. Case closed.
03-18-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By tyrion

Roads are nice and empty now.

Roads are nice and empty now.
03-16-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,277
Posted By tyrion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY8-N8-pn1I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY8-N8-pn1I
03-16-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,277
Posted By tyrion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOf1FLxpAGM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOf1FLxpAGM
03-16-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,277
Posted By tyrion

It was inevitable. ...

It was inevitable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo7HB-slsm4
03-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,598
Posted By tyrion

Could turn out to be a pretty good investment.

Could turn out to be a pretty good investment.
03-13-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By tyrion

More complete specs here: ...

More complete specs here:

https://bikepacking.com/news/salsa-stormchaser-singlespeed-gravel/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By tyrion

Yes you should get the Kona. Those fat 47mm tires...

Yes you should get the Kona. Those fat 47mm tires are great for city streets. Wheels/tires are tubeless ready.

The only issue is the somewhat narrow gear range. If you live in a very hilly place...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,852
Posted By tyrion

It's good semantics. It's useful and accurate to...

It's good semantics. It's useful and accurate to call this countersteering. Even if you're not moving the bars past the straight-ahead alignment to change lean angle*, you're still moving them in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,852
Posted By tyrion

You can countersteer in a turn or out of a turn...

You can countersteer in a turn or out of a turn to change lean angle. If you're in a turn and you need to increase lean, you countersteer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,852
Posted By tyrion

It's mainly just to air out your crotch on a hot...

It's mainly just to air out your crotch on a hot day.
03-05-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By tyrion

Use mortar mix. Then when someone says their...

Use mortar mix. Then when someone says their wheels are boat anchors, you can say, "hold my beer".
03-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,881
Posted By tyrion

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a...

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a number of reasons), but let's face it, for performance and safety brifters are better.
03-02-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By tyrion

In Navy bootcamp we had to get up at 3:30 am, 6...

In Navy bootcamp we had to get up at 3:30 am, 6 days a week. Sundays we slept in until 5 am.
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 663
Posted By tyrion

Just stay away from Corona beer until this virus...

Just stay away from Corona beer until this virus is cleared up.
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By tyrion

I can still wear my old 501s. I'm very proud of...

I can still wear my old 501s. I'm very proud of that.
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By tyrion

I'm of the Levi's 501 generation (ok boomer?)...

I'm of the Levi's 501 generation (ok boomer?) where you had to buy your 501s 2 inches too big and wash them to shrink them down. Actually washed them a few times initially to get a slight fade in...
02-27-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By tyrion

If this is for the rear derailleur, then "1"...

If this is for the rear derailleur, then "1" would be the biggest cog, not the smallest. Watch this video to get an idea of what's going on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT8CRqyG_AY
02-26-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By tyrion

The movie L.A. Story was about a TV weatherman...

The movie L.A. Story was about a TV weatherman (Steve Martin) who was driven crazy by how boring and repetitive his job was.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By tyrion

It's not a moot point. Disc brakes work better in...

It's not a moot point. Disc brakes work better in wet conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By tyrion

You can measure your current tires and measure...

You can measure your current tires and measure how much space is available. The chainstays by the bottom bracket is usually the tightest place.

Also, you might be able to probably can use less air...
02-24-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By tyrion

I'd keep an eye on Tesla. As soon as something...

I'd keep an eye on Tesla. As soon as something like graphene or solid state batteries become commercially feasible at large scale, they'll be all over it.
02-24-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,092
Posted By tyrion

It's not about perfection (that's your strawman),...

It's not about perfection (that's your strawman), it's about being within specs. Ensuring something is within specs is what QC does.
02-23-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,092
Posted By tyrion

There are various kinds of BB misalignments and...

There are various kinds of BB misalignments and Hambini talks about their various friction costs. I'm not an engineer so I don't know how credible he is, but to me he sounds like he knows what he's...
02-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,662
Posted By tyrion

You could have got a chrome fixie from Bike...

You could have got a chrome fixie from Bike Direct for only $500.

I'm kidding, your bike looks great!
02-22-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By tyrion

Here's an overview of what a GXP BB looks like....

Here's an overview of what a GXP BB looks like. Note the direction they screw into the frame:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB1wcwlmsRc

If you get a mountain crank I think you'll have to add...
02-21-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 907
Posted By tyrion

Probably need a mountain crank. I'd first examine...

Probably need a mountain crank. I'd first examine your BB - if it's ok then you can keep it and get a crank that fits GXP BBs. If the BB is rough and needs replacement then you have more options for...
02-21-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 907
Posted By tyrion

A smaller chainring might be an easier way to get...

A smaller chainring might be an easier way to get the lower gearing you need. A 34t chainring would be like trading your current top gear (which you almost never use) for gear similar to what a 50t...
02-18-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,828
Posted By tyrion

Warranty violation!

Warranty violation!
02-18-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,828
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/lzam4kpiegkauswavwsv_9_1051e074495fa1cc78f9668c4671b8b6ee77207f.jpg

Flair is important in many sports.
02-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By tyrion

You can put 28mm tires on a gravel bike but you...

You can put 28mm tires on a gravel bike but you can't put 40mm tires on a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,322
Posted By tyrion

Rule #7...

Rule #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) : Tan lines should be cultivated and kept razor sharp.

Velominati ? (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/comment-page-8/)
02-08-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By tyrion

Yes, the explanation is that some threads get...

Yes, the explanation is that some threads get more replies than others. Experienced bikeforum members know the best threads are about chain lube, so if you want a lot of replies, a thread about chain...
Forum: Foo
02-08-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By tyrion

Wow, I've never seen auto-played previews on...

Wow, I've never seen auto-played previews on Netflix. Maybe my ad-blockers are blocking them.
02-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,236
Posted By tyrion

Cost determines a superbike. If it's over $10000,...

Cost determines a superbike. If it's over $10000, it's a superbike. If it's $9,999.99, it's just a really expensive bike. So if you're going to spend $9k on a bike, might as well spend $10k, and get...
02-06-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By tyrion

There's a website nextdoor.com, which is a very...

There's a website nextdoor.com, which is a very localized BBS kind of thing. It's a good place for questions about community, local businesses, etc.
02-04-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By tyrion

That high-pitched hiss that comes every 2 or 3...

That high-pitched hiss that comes every 2 or 3 seconds sounds like the rotor rubbing the pads. Have you tried realigning the brake calipers? That's usually a simple job (loosen the brake calipers,...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 484
Posted By tyrion

I clicked on this thread hoping for smoked...

I clicked on this thread hoping for smoked brisket.
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,533
Posted By tyrion

They have plans to recycle today's batteries, but...

They have plans to recycle today's batteries, but the Holy Grail of battery research is to create a battery that doesn't wear out. Lots of money being thrown at this problem, lots of money to be made...
Forum: Foo
02-03-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 939
Posted By tyrion

Do you really think Google doesn't control the...

Do you really think Google doesn't control the privacy of Google Docs as advertised?
Forum: Foo
02-03-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 939
Posted By tyrion

You might try Google Docs and Google Sheets. I'm...

You might try Google Docs and Google Sheets. I'm not crazy about them but they're free.
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