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07-18-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own...

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of...
07-15-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,521
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh come on you guys, those are all just the...

Oh come on you guys, those are all just the 1985-1995 version of a Schwinn Suburban.

Anyone have one of these? Now that would be cool. (photo by user mattkock on MTBR)
...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your problems seem kind of imaginary (low =...

Your problems seem kind of imaginary (low = theft, really?) or easily solved (fenders and floor for mess), but your solution resembles a Burley Travoy
07-09-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you can't find a triple you can install a big...

If you can't find a triple you can install a big cassette (11-40). Sunrace makes them in several speeds.

SRAM NX 155 mm. For 1x11, obviously, with a 30t steel chain ring. Probably like $140 with...
07-08-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,516
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's always funny to hear how the Waltons love...

It's always funny to hear how the Waltons love cycling after they mugged Huffy and Murray and left them to die, and their bike department requires a tetanus shot
07-08-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just go buy another Mojo...

Just go buy another Mojo (https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/mojo_hd4/)
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 33,806
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Rode to the coffee house with 5yo kiddo on his...
07-03-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Darth Lefty

T Work on your salesmanship!

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Work on your salesmanship!
07-03-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,137
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is it blasphemy to put an Ironman under a Brooks?

Is it blasphemy to put an Ironman under a Brooks?
07-01-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,415
Posted By Darth Lefty

So far as I can tell the Wrights' bicycles were...

So far as I can tell the Wrights' bicycles were nothing exceptional in the national market, nor did they have a large market share. It was a good living for a little while, which they chose because...
07-01-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are levels of quality in frames all across...

There are levels of quality in frames all across the spectrum, and have been forever. Two things about it, tubing and joinery. One result - more expensive frames are lighter while not giving up...
07-01-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,627
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pssst... I’m glad neon is back

Pssst... I’m glad neon is back
06-30-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don’t think this narrow rim verse has the same...

I don’t think this narrow rim verse has the same meter as the low pressure refrain
06-30-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,819
Posted By Darth Lefty

If the inmates in the Sacramento jail can pass...

If the inmates in the Sacramento jail can pass drugs and love notes through the toilets using forks and linen, you can surely deal with a little cable in a tube
06-30-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,415
Posted By Darth Lefty

Are they going to carry on the tradition of...

Are they going to carry on the tradition of blocking any American developments with patent lawsuits for the next 10 years while the French carry on with all the real advancements?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,212
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is America, you have a right to bare arms

This is America, you have a right to bare arms
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,189
Posted By Darth Lefty

If the goal is just to keep rain and wind out of...

If the goal is just to keep rain and wind out of the controls, that would probably work great. If the goal is drag reduction, you have to think this through in order to make it good. What do you...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,947
Posted By Darth Lefty

Surly doesn’t win on price usually but it seems...

Surly doesn’t win on price usually but it seems unfair to compare the MS to the Jo. Sora when the Vaya 105 is more similar and also $2k
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,558
Posted By Darth Lefty

'course a cotton t-shirt works better for making...

'course a cotton t-shirt works better for making yourself into a swamp cooler...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By Darth Lefty

Was this something I was supposed to do on a...

Was this something I was supposed to do on a scheduled interval?
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By Darth Lefty

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGJckbNNoI
06-07-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,850
Posted By Darth Lefty

My Dad brought half a dozen of these things on a...

My Dad brought half a dozen of these things on a backpacking trip when I was ten or so, just old enough to be backpacking but still drinking koolaid. I was really spun up for drinking so much...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,132
Posted By Darth Lefty

Check the forecast by hour and don't put a lot of...

Check the forecast by hour and don't put a lot of stock in rain forecasts more than a day or two out... unless it's showing like 100% chance of more than 0.1 inches. Right now Tuesday morning looks...
06-06-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,482
Posted By Darth Lefty

Money has gotten cheap, and bicycles got better.

Money has gotten cheap, and bicycles got better.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 33,806
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was sort of insulted twice. A teen said...

I was sort of insulted twice. A teen said something sarcastic at my back and a guy pulled alongside me and asked where was the drink holder for my margarita. I have those on video but I haven't had...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,394
Posted By Darth Lefty

So here's a fresh data point - I just went out to...

So here's a fresh data point - I just went out to my trike and measured the right front 40-406 Marathon GG. It's 1.54 in wide on my dial caliper, which is 38.5 mm. I've got no idea though what the...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,029
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm not always sure my heart surgery worked....

I'm not always sure my heart surgery worked. According to the surgeon I'm supposed to be having a phantom recurrence and I still get symptoms from time to time - far less often and less severe than...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,394
Posted By Darth Lefty

You'll find two numbers. The larger one is the...

You'll find two numbers. The larger one is the height.

Michelin tires only run true to size if you fill them with bibendum
06-04-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,022
Posted By Darth Lefty

You know how you can find bikes that came with...

You know how you can find bikes that came with Sante but they never have the Sante parts any more?
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,394
Posted By Darth Lefty

Q: I need a sturdy garment A: Here, try this...

Q: I need a sturdy garment

A: Here, try this tissue paper. It's the best tissue paper you can get!
05-29-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,247
Posted By Darth Lefty

The best bicycle for that road ...

The best bicycle for that road

http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Dollarphotoclub_62914759-Compressed.jpg...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,447
Posted By Darth Lefty

Having a full time job and three little kids, my...

Having a full time job and three little kids, my TV addiction is in remission.

Also, if nothing seems worth watching, consider the idea you’ve outgrown it.
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,082
Posted By Darth Lefty

We have puns on our street name. Presently...

We have puns on our street name. Presently “Orange Ya Glad.” At the previous house it was “Smurfberry Way”

BRW, my preschooler’s favorite joke right now:
knock knock
who’s there
banana
banana...
05-23-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,737
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Three extra wheels" reminded me of this. I'm...

"Three extra wheels" reminded me of this. I'm probably the only one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu2c6-Oa6dY
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,018
Posted By Darth Lefty

Perhaps you are a vampire?

Perhaps you are a vampire?
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,020
Posted By Darth Lefty

Apropos of nothing, just want to blather... Back...

Apropos of nothing, just want to blather... Back in college lo some 20 years ago I used to fly model sailplanes. Hand Launch Glider was my favorite event, the wingspan limit was a tiny 59" or 1.5M...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darth Lefty

I wish the work were more meaningful when I get...

I wish the work were more meaningful when I get there.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,020
Posted By Darth Lefty

[/list] Lots of places you don’t even need that...

[/list]
Lots of places you don’t even need that any more if you can get a city or dockless share bike.

but in the spirit of this thread, lights are what brought me to year round riding and not an...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 33,806
Posted By Darth Lefty

arsprod Skipjacks yikes, you guys!

arsprod Skipjacks yikes, you guys!
05-17-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Darth Lefty

bells (http://www.fatrac.org/bells) FATRAC...

bells (http://www.fatrac.org/bells)

FATRAC Bells-on-Bikes program instituted in FLSRA and ASRA - MOTHER LODE TRAILS...
05-14-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes. You can buy a rebuild kit and the oil and...

Yes. You can buy a rebuild kit and the oil and grease, and follow the service manual on their website.
05-14-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Darth Lefty

I hope they don’t. We’d have to stop telling the...

I hope they don’t. We’d have to stop telling the Spinal Tap joke, it’s been a mainstay for a decade
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,635
Posted By Darth Lefty

You're using argon in your floor pump, right?

You're using argon in your floor pump, right?
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,921
Posted By Darth Lefty

Two things for me. First my aerospace engineer...

Two things for me. First my aerospace engineer nerdbrain makes me despise anything that feels inefficient. Second, my heart problems mean I go slow, and so the RR is a higher percentage of the total...
05-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,315
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ca. 1985 all the laid back people stopped buying...

Ca. 1985 all the laid back people stopped buying Varsities and instead bought mountain bikes, and exited your field of view.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,165
Posted By Darth Lefty

It sounds like you’re trying to build a beach...

It sounds like you’re trying to build a beach cruiser that for some willful reason has a track frame in the middle of it.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,635
Posted By Darth Lefty

Humble, that's me.

Humble, that's me.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,635
Posted By Darth Lefty

If there was no pinching then you might have had...

If there was no pinching then you might have had a tube too narrow for the tire. The right sized tube doesn't stretch that much to begin with and stops stretching as soon as it reaches the tire,...
05-07-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,751
Posted By Darth Lefty

“Sachs”

“Sachs”
05-07-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,897
Posted By Darth Lefty

Nice!

Nice!
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