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Forum: Foo
04-13-21, 03:42 PM
Forum: Foo
04-11-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Darth Lefty

What a ghastly website

What a ghastly website
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 791
Posted By Darth Lefty

A couple years ago an acquaintance went this...

A couple years ago an acquaintance went this route and decided he had a potassium deficiency. He didnít. Almost no American does. We eat potatoes, and the occasional banana. But it wasnít among the...
04-07-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Technology" may trickle down, but not entirely....

"Technology" may trickle down, but not entirely. The tucked-in Shadow parallelogram has been moving down-market. Deore is still the lowest level with a clutch and all the clutch models are 10+...
04-04-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,781
Posted By Darth Lefty

Attempting to help you keep it on topic, this...

Attempting to help you keep it on topic, this came from Hans Rey's Facebook page today. 1988
...
Forum: Foo
04-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 635
Posted By Darth Lefty

But ďBeachfront Bargain HuntĒ keeps telling me...

But ďBeachfront Bargain HuntĒ keeps telling me those houses on 20ft hurricane stilts are an amazing value!
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,846
Posted By Darth Lefty

I used to fly model airplanes out there when it...

I used to fly model airplanes out there when it was alfalfa fields
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíve bought some listings that were in error. But...

Iíve bought some listings that were in error. But usually if a legitimate business has an error in their listing, they will either cancel it with apologies or honor it.

Thereís obviously scams,...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm interested to hear what was wrong with the...

I'm interested to hear what was wrong with the prior cassette.

I doubt you need to change the chain, much less the chain ring, unless you are really picky about shifting or you've done a lot of...
03-20-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,655
Posted By Darth Lefty

Or Nobendium. I've got this one on my...

Or Nobendium.

I've got this one on my cubicle wall. Personal favorite is upsidaisium, with corbomite a close second. Flubber does not qualify, it's not an element.
The Periodic Table Of Imaginary...
03-20-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Darth Lefty

I buy off-road tires for my MTB and just tolerate...

I buy off-road tires for my MTB and just tolerate them on pavement. Softer, wider, and knobbier on the front. Right now on mine, soft Nobby Nic front, hard Rocket Ron rear... They were on sale.
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 720
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís muggy. Definitely the speedway museum. ...

Itís muggy.

Definitely the speedway museum.

other than that, thereís no college sports in July and thatís all anyone cares about
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm really trying to be open minded but there are...

I'm really trying to be open minded but there are some howlers.

"Over time the tread will wear out and need to be reapplied, but that maintenance is expected to be a lot cheaper than having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,018
Posted By Darth Lefty

Good news! I just saved a ton of money on my car...

Good news! I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by running from the cops








* not my original joke, one of my motorcycling friends had this on a t-shirt
03-15-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought the reason to choose 32h is that it's...

I thought the reason to choose 32h is that it's getting really hard to find 36h
03-14-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Darth Lefty

1. yes, but they are likely stuck, not broken....

1. yes, but they are likely stuck, not broken. Might be rusty or bent cable or cable housing, too

2. yes, but first, take the covers off the shifters and spray them out with wd-40 or something,...
03-13-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Darth Lefty

7 is not among the factors of 24. I was thinking...

7 is not among the factors of 24. I was thinking of the bottom bracket for the hollow spindle, brake levers (T6000 brakes are probably hydraulic disc, havenít looked), chain, and likely small parts....
03-13-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Darth Lefty

Google struck out completely on this one. But it...

Google struck out completely on this one. But it sounds like a pretty inexpensive department store bike, and a warranty or store return issue. I’m surprised if your email receipt wouldn’t be honored....
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By Darth Lefty

Remember back when guys had big V8 coupes? Monte...

Remember back when guys had big V8 coupes? Monte Carlos and GTOís or whatever? Brodozers are just the 21st century version.
03-13-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Darth Lefty

The stuff you have is a little heavier and has...

The stuff you have is a little heavier and has more paint and steel and castings, less plating and aluminum and forgings. It wonít last as long, in theory, though heavy use and outdoor storage would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,018
Posted By Darth Lefty

If they took away your license you might be...

If they took away your license you might be reduced to riding a bicycle
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,864
Posted By Darth Lefty

it should have a circle, a circle, a dot, and a...

it should have a circle, a circle, a dot, and a dot
03-10-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By Darth Lefty

I would guess some error in assembly, likely by...

I would guess some error in assembly, likely by Felt at the factory or a parts subcontractor. That, or the four year old grease hardened up.
03-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 682
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,298
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
03-04-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,180
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
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
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: 49
Views: 2,117
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...
03-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your problem is not unique

Your problem is not unique
03-01-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
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: 1,238
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: 945
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...
02-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
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...
02-26-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
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
02-23-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,343
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
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...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,044
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
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,691
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are an engineer there's a lot of things...

If you are an engineer there's a lot of things that should help you hold yourself to a high standard.

One way of doing it is by considering your customers. Not always the people who are buying the...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,071
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well I scratched that itch pretty good ...

Well I scratched that itch pretty good


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Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By Darth Lefty

jack pot you could have fixed his bike but all...

jack pot you could have fixed his bike but all you had was Torx wrenches
02-18-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm guessing the aero bars won't go because of...

I'm guessing the aero bars won't go because of the long taper down from the 35mm clamp area which is very wide on this bar, probably for lights. If you swapped for a bar with a wide 31.8 clamp...
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can't plaza everyone

You can't plaza everyone
Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,276
Posted By Darth Lefty

but for commuting, mind you, which is a totally...

but for commuting, mind you, which is a totally different use case with very special requirements which I will now enumerate...

...in song form!...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,276
Posted By Darth Lefty

Easy answer: yes change it Medium answer:...

Easy answer: yes change it

Medium answer: get a chain checker

Long answer: oh man are you even ready for how hard we can nerd out about this
02-16-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By Darth Lefty

For your kind of riding any kind of bicycle will...

For your kind of riding any kind of bicycle will do.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,677
Posted By Darth Lefty

Wraith? Canít find their website, maybe they...

Wraith? Canít find their website, maybe they packed it in?

Waterford/Gunnar will surely help you spend any amount of money you care to send them.

And yeah, $3000 is about enough to buy the new...
02-11-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Darth Lefty

You're looking at this wrong. It's a plane ticket...

You're looking at this wrong. It's a plane ticket to a 700 mile bikepacking adventure!
02-11-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Darth Lefty

Didn't you know they balanced them at the...

Didn't you know they balanced them at the factory?







(if anyone is reading this ten years from now, that is a joke and I'm no authority on forty now, fifty at your reading year old...
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Darth Lefty

Obviously we all need to get behind the Foo...

Obviously we all need to get behind the Foo Fighters, who have fought for us here in Foo for so long
Forum: Commuting
02-10-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By Darth Lefty

$270 for a cheap little action cam and monitor? ...

$270 for a cheap little action cam and monitor?

I was also thinking to mention the Garmin radar but was beaten to it. That's a popular product because it asks for your attention. Something like...
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