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11-24-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 135
Posted By tyrion

"Guns don't kill people, it's the blood loss from...

"Guns don't kill people, it's the blood loss from the bullet holes that kill people."
11-22-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By tyrion

I think the complex shapes are needed to have...

I think the complex shapes are needed to have every part of the pad wiped by an edge of the rotor to clean the pad, in a sense, but not expose the pad to a large edge that might catch on the edge of...
11-21-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By tyrion

Those silly disc brakes will never catch on in...

Those silly disc brakes will never catch on in the bicycling world.
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,362
Posted By tyrion

I hear a lot of talk about SLR flappy mirror...

I hear a lot of talk about SLR flappy mirror mechanisms being fragile, but I think that's overblown. Remember, those flappy mirror cameras did pretty well in Viet Nam.
...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By tyrion

3x9 Deore is a very solid drive train. I don't...

3x9 Deore is a very solid drive train. I don't know why you're having troubles with it, but if you can get it working correctly, I think it's a much better system for touring and commuting than 1x11....
11-03-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By tyrion

Your link isn't quite working for me. I think...

Your link isn't quite working for me. I think forum software is mucking it up - closing paren is causing problems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadster_(bicycle))



Of course.
11-03-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By tyrion

I've beaten many old bikes.

I've beaten many old bikes.
11-03-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By tyrion

"Roadster" is a nice name for a new...

"Roadster" is a nice name for a new marketing-class of bike.
Forum: Foo
10-31-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1260x710/zardoz_12_eaa0fd0cab03d6c8afb3f186de20c5244f6d0a28.jpg
Farewell, Zed.
10-30-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,540
Posted By tyrion

Police in my town wouldn't do anything about a...

Police in my town wouldn't do anything about a maybe-stolen stolen bike frame for sale.
10-28-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By tyrion

Doesn't look very "nimble" to me. The e-bike boom...

Doesn't look very "nimble" to me. The e-bike boom is well underway and all they have is a mock-up.
Forum: Recumbent
10-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By tyrion

Let some air out of her tires. That will slow her...

Let some air out of her tires. That will slow her down a bit.
10-26-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By tyrion

Tubeless fail (video)

I've never had a flat with a tubeless tire, so it's good to be aware of the possible issues when that happens.

TLDR - sidewall cuts are hard to plug because there's nothing backing it when you try...
10-24-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By tyrion

The foam seems kind of heavy. I bet if someone...

The foam seems kind of heavy. I bet if someone made tire inserts that were bladders of butyl rubber filled with air, they'd sell a million of them.
10-21-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By tyrion

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

That should be enough to put me in contention next year.
10-20-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
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!
10-20-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
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: 1,475
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: 24
Views: 1,369
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...
10-17-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,409
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: 1,091
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
10-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
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.
10-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,156
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: 681
Posted By tyrion

This kind of attitude could get you a suspension.

This kind of attitude could get you a suspension.
10-02-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,795
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, 02:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,883
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: 9,883
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: 2,795
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: 681
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: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,331
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: 94
Views: 2,709
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: 1,102
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: 1,924
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: 1,625
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: Foo
09-22-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By tyrion

Superb triangulation.

Superb triangulation.
09-22-20, 12:34 PM
09-22-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,708
Posted By tyrion

This Petersen-designed Bridgestone MB-1 came out...

This Petersen-designed Bridgestone MB-1 came out in 1987. He really was ahead of his time.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,625
Posted By tyrion

People are keeping their gloves in their...

People are keeping their gloves in their handlebar bags so they don't get dirty.
09-21-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,452
Posted By tyrion

I've carried a hang glider. Actually half a hang...

I've carried a hang glider. Actually half a hang glider - my buddy carried the other half on a bike. An 18 foot long bundle carried by 2 cyclists. Quite an ordeal.
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By tyrion

I read that article, and I find most of what Jan...

I read that article, and I find most of what Jan Heine writes to be valuable. Nevertheless, if I were getting a wheel specifically for 55mm tires, I'd definitely want a rim wider than 19mm.
Forum: Foo
09-19-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By tyrion

A BBS like bikeforums technically is social...

A BBS like bikeforums technically is social media, but it's not a particularly harmful social media system like facebook. The more harmful social media systems (facebook, youtube, twitter, etc.) use...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,815
Posted By tyrion

All those traffic optimizations reduce energy...

All those traffic optimizations reduce energy consumption and increase safety. Win/win.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By tyrion

Those Cliffhanger wheels look fine to me, but I...

Those Cliffhanger wheels look fine to me, but I was just mentioning the rims. Prowheelbuilder.com can build them up with whatever other components you want.

Another rim option for a more classic...
09-19-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,638
Posted By tyrion

Ironman.

Ironman.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By tyrion

Velocity Cliffhanger. On the heavy side, but...

Velocity Cliffhanger. On the heavy side, but wide+36 hole+rim brakes (I'm assuming you need rim brakes?) doesn't leave you many choices.
09-18-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,708
Posted By tyrion

I have heard Grant say something like: he knows...

I have heard Grant say something like: he knows he's a niche player, and feels he needs to stay a niche player - he doesn't want to compete with the big brands because he'd lose on economies of...
09-18-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,708
Posted By tyrion

Blocked and reported. (kidding)

Blocked and reported.





(kidding)
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By tyrion

I find that hard to believe, but when in doubt,...

I find that hard to believe, but when in doubt, let it ....er, don't buy it.
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By tyrion

Yes it will fit 700c wheels. Tubus has...

Yes it will fit 700c wheels.

Tubus has detailed specs on their site:

https://www.tubus.com/fileadmin/user_upload/tubus/downloads/technische-zeichnungen/hinterradtraeger/Cosmo_TZ_2.0.pdf

On...
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