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10-24-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By tyrion

You might have to adjust the B screw: ...

You might have to adjust the B screw:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRhKaZd6GWQ
10-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 608
Posted By tyrion

I just re-cabled with Yokozuna Reaction cables...

I just re-cabled with Yokozuna Reaction cables and read up beforehand on how hard they were to cut cleanly with cable cutters, so I used an angle grinder with a metal cutting blade. Worked well.
10-21-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By tyrion

That should be enough to put me in contention...

That should be enough to put me in contention next year.
10-21-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By tyrion

I saw Anika Chebrolu on the news last night. She...

I saw Anika Chebrolu on the news last night. She sounds like she's in her 20s. Very smart. Very impressive.
10-21-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By tyrion

Without ferrules, the pressure put on the housing...

Without ferrules, the pressure put on the housing by braking could squash/deform the ends of the housing - the braking will be mushy and maybe dangerously so. The ferrules are needed to hold the ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,024
Posted By tyrion

Gravel Cyclist JOM...

Gravel Cyclist JOM (https://gravelcyclist.com/about/) says he shifts about 3000 times in a Dirty Kanza race and the effort saved by electric shifting is not insignificant.
10-20-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By tyrion

Yeah those retractable leashes are deadly. You...

Yeah those retractable leashes are deadly. You don't really know how constrained the dog is. You might think it's at the end of it's leash then - oh no!
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By tyrion

Big-azz bikepacking seat bag would be the most...

Big-azz bikepacking seat bag would be the most minimal solution, I think, if you could cram your gear into it. I think this one is 16 liters volume.
...
10-20-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By tyrion

Did you bed n the new pads? ...

Did you bed n the new pads?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWQxGzHQZVU
10-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By tyrion

Very hard to believe a kick could kill a...

Very hard to believe a kick could kill a lab-sized dog unless it was unusually fragile (e.g. old and weak). The physics and mechanics would have be in perfect alignment to deliver that much force.
...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 507
Posted By tyrion

Rim brake rims have a brake track with extra...

Rim brake rims have a brake track with extra material that can safely wear down a bit. A disc brake rim, without that built up brake track, would become structurally unsound if worn down by rim...
10-18-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,807
Posted By tyrion

I heard that from Josh Poertner - I can't...

I heard that from Josh Poertner - I can't remember where.
10-17-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,807
Posted By tyrion

That's backwards - higher pressure is more...

That's backwards - higher pressure is more puncture prone than lower pressure.
Forum: Foo
10-16-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 962
Posted By tyrion

Maybe it was translated from British English to...

Maybe it was translated from British English to Kazakh to American English.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/borat_198756563cc65df6b2c0e932380f8c7b9af7660c.jpg
10-16-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By tyrion

You can use short v-brakes. ...

You can use short v-brakes.

https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

Not sure how short they have to be to get proper functioning with "normal" road brake levers. I bet the 80mm Tektro...
10-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By tyrion

Yes, I've had both the RL340s and the RL520s, and...

Yes, I've had both the RL340s and the RL520s, and in the picture it on that Trek 520 page shows the RL520s. The text on the web page is wrong. You could use the RL340s with something like a Travel...
10-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By tyrion

Tektro RL340 don't really pull enough cable for...

Tektro RL340 don't really pull enough cable for Avid SD5s. Tektro RL520 levers will work.
10-14-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By tyrion

I think you can make sense of Sweden by comparing...

I think you can make sense of Sweden by comparing Sweden, Norway, and Denmark's covid stats. Sweden's minimal lockdown policy resulted in 5 times (or more) the death rate of its neighbors.
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By tyrion

So it's standard convention that the rear shifter...

So it's standard convention that the rear shifter is on the right side. You could take the shifter that comes with the bike and mount it upside down on the left side - I'm not sure how ergonomic that...
10-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By tyrion

One problem with getting a new bike is that there...

One problem with getting a new bike is that there are shortages and not a great selection.
10-12-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By tyrion

Maybe a Surly Troll. ...

Maybe a Surly Troll.

https://surlybikes.com/bikes/troll
10-11-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By tyrion

Panaracer Gravelkings 700x43 have a max PSI of...

Panaracer Gravelkings 700x43 have a max PSI of 60. I run my Gravelkings SS+ (700x43) at 40 psi in the rear and 25 psi in the front, and I'm 230 lbs., so 60 psi might be enough for a tandem, depending...
10-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By tyrion

If you're pretty sure the flat bars on the...

If you're pretty sure the flat bars on the Topstone would put you into a comfortable position, and you like all the other aspects of the Topstone, I'd go ahead and convert it to flat bars. Probably...
10-11-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By tyrion

Here's a document showing it's a triple FD: ...

Here's a document showing it's a triple FD:

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-F520A-000-00-ENG.pdf

I think every non-junk mountain bike of that era was had a triple FD.
Forum: Foo
10-11-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By tyrion

It didn't really work for me - my base is Los...

It didn't really work for me - my base is Los Angeles - San Diego. It's probably difficult to identify a Southern Californian because we don't have an accent of any kind.
...
10-10-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By tyrion

My feeling is that suspension from rubber...

My feeling is that suspension from rubber combined with pneumatic suspension can be more comfortable than mostly pneumatic, but the rubber component adds more rolling resistance.
10-10-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By tyrion

For an Imperial century, McVitie's Chocolate...

For an Imperial century, McVitie's Chocolate Digestives. For a metric century, French pastry.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,520
Posted By tyrion

I don't plan on getting press fit BB, just...

I don't plan on getting press fit BB, just pointing out there are engineering arguments for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,520
Posted By tyrion

I think the Great Hambini said there's slop...

I think the Great Hambini said there's slop inherent in threaded BBs that press fit won't have if done correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,520
Posted By tyrion

It's refreshing to get away from the racing...

It's refreshing to get away from the racing mindset and focus solely on spending money.
10-09-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By tyrion

This kind of attitude could get you a suspension.

This kind of attitude could get you a suspension.
10-06-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By tyrion

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/rims/shopby/rim-br...

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/rims/shopby/rim-brake-compatible/26in.html
10-05-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By tyrion

Yeah I have a corrosion problem. Things corrode...

Yeah I have a corrosion problem. Things corrode pretty fast where I live.
10-04-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By tyrion

I actually do have 1/8" spacers in there now...

I actually do have 1/8" spacers in there now because 12mm bolts would touch the disc without them. I have shorter bolts on order so I can get rid of those spacers.
10-04-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By tyrion

Washer between steel frame alum rack?

Should I put a washer between a steel frame and an aluminum rack?

Nylon washer?
10-03-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 884
Posted By tyrion

A longer stem increases stability, but higher...

A longer stem increases stability, but higher rise decreases stability. Pretty sure going from 90mm 10 to 110mm 20 would overall increase stability.
10-02-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,586
Posted By tyrion

No way is this politically good for Trump. The...

No way is this politically good for Trump. The one thing he doesn't want to talk about is coronavirus, and now that subject will dominate (even more) for the next month.
10-02-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By tyrion

I have yet to get a leaking puncture with...

I have yet to get a leaking puncture with tubeless, but I wondered if 2, 3 or 4 bacon strips would be a good idea for bigger punctures.
10-02-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,993
Posted By tyrion

Libraries are socialism, and they haven't yet...

Libraries are socialism, and they haven't yet destroyed civilization.
10-02-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,993
Posted By tyrion

It all makes sense now: ...

It all makes sense now:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/03/jessica-krug-white-professor-pretended-black
10-02-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,586
Posted By tyrion

No one could have seen this coming.

No one could have seen this coming.
10-01-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By tyrion

Day-glo orange spokes would really complete that....

Day-glo orange spokes would really complete that. Give it that extra "OOMPH". Kick it up a notch. BAMN!
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,625
Posted By tyrion

I think Paypal charges recipient 2.9% and CCs...

I think Paypal charges recipient 2.9% and CCs vary by card. Years ago I worked for a software company that would take Visa and Mastercard, but not AmEx. AmEx charged 1% more and we didn't want to pay...
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,625
Posted By tyrion

I just bought something on ebay with credit card...

I just bought something on ebay with credit card - forget to test this new paypal procedure. There was no funny business paying with CC on ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,826
Posted By tyrion

An efficient gearbox could be a "game changer"....

An efficient gearbox could be a "game changer". It would require a whole new bike (couldn't be retro-fitted on existing bikes), so it's exactly what the industry would like.
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,200
Posted By tyrion

I think hunting for food is more moral than...

I think hunting for food is more moral than eating factory farm meat. Trophy hunting - not so moral, IMO.
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By tyrion

If you get a coffee maker without 256 bit AES...

If you get a coffee maker without 256 bit AES encryption, you're asking for trouble.
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,625
Posted By tyrion

This whole thing smells. ...

This whole thing smells.

https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2020/09/02/envestnet-yodlee-sued-over-consumer-data-collection/
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,535
Posted By tyrion

I was a teenager in Belgium when Monty Python and...

I was a teenager in Belgium when Monty Python and the Holy Grail came out. It was the only movie in English we could find, I never heard of Monty Python, the movie posters looked really dumb (I don't...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,609
Posted By tyrion

Not in my experience. I can't get the lateral...

Not in my experience. I can't get the lateral g-forces on dirt that I can on clean pavement.
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