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09-20-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’m pretty happy with 1x11 on my budget trail...

I’m pretty happy with 1x11 on my budget trail bike. I don’t think I’ll upgrade the drivetrain on the bike I’ve got. I’d rather shop for a better fork. But when it comes time to get a new bike I’ll...
09-19-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, too ambitious. A few years ago before the...

Yeah, too ambitious. A few years ago before the cheaper 1x RD's came about, these were going on some 1x10 bikes with the Sunrace 40t in the rear. Thought I'd try it...
09-19-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Darth Lefty

A bridge too far for 1x with X5

I was setting up a budget 1x system and screwing down this B screw to clear a 42T when it wandered off the stop. The side force bent the boss in the knuckle, and removing it with the side load...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 22,101
Posted By Darth Lefty

There was a down tree on my ride today too....

There was a down tree on my ride today too. Nothing to do with the paving; we just have a lot of weak half-dead trees in the SRA from a decade of mostly drought. They haven't rotted much due to the...
09-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By Darth Lefty

Aw, man! ...

Aw, man!


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Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 22,101
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s my day off, but part of my ride was along my...

It’s my day off, but part of my ride was along my commuting path. The bike trail improvements continue. In a few places they have torn it out and repaved it, others are like this with a fresh coat of...
09-17-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By Darth Lefty

I hate you. ...I mean, cool find!

I hate you.

...I mean, cool find!
09-16-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Darth Lefty

If only they’d do it my way I wouldn’t get to...

If only they’d do it my way I wouldn’t get to explain about obscure French and British and Schwinn sizes, while failing to mention that American standard wheels are the tire size minus four inches...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 22,101
Posted By Darth Lefty

I did a round trip today. The bike trail is being...

I did a round trip today. The bike trail is being repaved, and it’s closed. I ignored the signs, but came up on the crew. One of them had dropped a Weedwhacker a little ways up trail, and I told him...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 443
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'd like to say yes but it would be fatuous. In...

I'd like to say yes but it would be fatuous. In order to claim it you'd need it to be only a part of a minimalist lifestyle. I'm squarely a suburbanite.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 166,800
Posted By Darth Lefty

Two finds today. First I stopped to pick up a...

Two finds today. First I stopped to pick up a socket but it was some kind of refrigerant fitting. Next I found an entire weed whacker... the owners were a quarter mile ahead working on the MUP and I...
09-16-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some of us are nerds but you don’t need to be....

Some of us are nerds but you don’t need to be. This happens to be what I’m learning more about right now so I’m eager to natter about it. I feel like there’s a lot of ill will about cheap suspension...
09-15-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, but not at this price. The lockout feature...

Yes, but not at this price. The lockout feature on inexpensive Suntour forks might or might not provide any damping - the HLO on the Marlin 6 does not (per Suntour's "cartridge function chart" on...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Darth Lefty

Must be nice. The weather here seems to have...

Must be nice. The weather here seems to have started to cool down but we're not really going outside much.
09-15-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Darth Lefty

In the USA people use “bear bells” but they’re...

In the USA people use “bear bells” but they’re really for warning hikers and horseback riders TBH. Essentially like sleigh bells but more cowbell shaped. A local bike club worked with a kid to make...
09-15-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By Darth Lefty

There a guy who’d come through here from time to...

There a guy who’d come through here from time to time and post photos of mamacharis from the Philippines. A bit different than the ones in this thread. They had 20 inch front wheels and Stingray...
09-14-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you decide you want to keep at it and can...

If you decide you want to keep at it and can spend a little, see Dirty Sixer mountain bikes and KHS Flite 747 road bikes.
09-14-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

They do. You’re fine. He’s saying he thinks your...

They do. You’re fine. He’s saying he thinks your budget is too low. A Procaliber or Stache really is better than an X-Caliber / Roscoe which really is better than a Marlin. But the Marlin is ok to...
09-14-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Darth Lefty

There is a third event, Big Air. It's a single...

There is a third event, Big Air. It's a single jump for the biggest and best trick. I can't find a highlights video, so here's a recorded livestream.
...
09-13-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,525
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought for a moment to quiz him about the...

I thought for a moment to quiz him about the "antique" mountain bikes remark, but you know, whatever he wants. Bikes are pretty much all 19th century devices with steady improvements in materials.
09-13-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,525
Posted By Darth Lefty

Right!

Right!
09-13-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Darth Lefty

Like any trick sport, ski, skate, or BMX versions...

Like any trick sport, ski, skate, or BMX versions included, it's judged on difficulty and precision. I don't think there's a formal points system per trick like there is in figure skating. From...
09-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Darth Lefty

The drone camerawork is pretty incredible too, if...

The drone camerawork is pretty incredible too, if you enjoy appreciating that sort of thing. Watch it chase them through the deeply banked corner in the slopestyle course...
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Darth Lefty

Audi Nines 2020 (slopestyle and freeride)

BikeForums is pretty road-bike focused but I thought I'd start a thread if anyone wants to ooh and ahh over the big sends at the Audi Nines 2020, a slopestyle and freeride event that happened last...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existential_crisis#H...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existential_crisis#Handling
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,221
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ That's kind of how the national guard works,...

^^^ That's kind of how the national guard works, you know... but the fact they're named Chinook is indeed a bitter irony
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,492
Posted By Darth Lefty

ooga-booga I grew up on the west side of the...

ooga-booga I grew up on the west side of the country, so perhaps I'm spoiled. I grew up in Phoenix, my mom's dad lived in Cortez, and my dad was an avid backpacker, so we went all over AZ & CO.
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,149
Posted By Darth Lefty

Drunks go to parties! That 13 steps cracked...

Drunks go to parties!

That 13 steps cracked me up. Donuts work in a non-beer environment.

Three 805’s and a Manhattan, today. More than usual. Something must be bugging me
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,221
Posted By Darth Lefty

All clear here in the elbow. Well, smoky. We...

All clear here in the elbow. Well, smoky.

We had a scare a few months ago with a fire that started down by Keifer landfill and burned a few miles to the back of Prairie City OHV. But the same...
09-11-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By Darth Lefty

So when did bottle cage bosses at 2.5" become a...

So when did bottle cage bosses at 2.5" become a standard?
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,322
Posted By Darth Lefty

I taught this one to my kid: one, two, skip a...

I taught this one to my kid: one, two, skip a few, 99,100
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,492
Posted By Darth Lefty

kevmk81 I'm kind of surprised you’re looking all...

kevmk81 I'm kind of surprised you’re looking all the way to Denver. That’s a hell of a drive in one day and half the country is closer than that. Isn’t the traditional Chicago family vacation to head...
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,492
Posted By Darth Lefty

My last backpacking was about 15 years ago,...

My last backpacking was about 15 years ago, before my heart diagnosis. Once that fledged, I figured my hikes were over. I had a surgery 18mo ago that really improved my heart but screwed up my...
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,149
Posted By Darth Lefty

“You’d better be prepared for the jump into...

“You’d better be prepared for the jump into hyperspace. It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.”

“What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?”

“You ask a glass of water.”
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,825
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ I thought those had solid tires.

^^^ I thought those had solid tires.
09-10-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By Darth Lefty

Can I ask the question a different way? In the...

Can I ask the question a different way? In the 70s they were out of fashion. Why? My Dad’s Paramount has no shifter or bottle bosses, but it does have cable stops. In the 80s they went whole hog,...
09-10-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,342
Posted By Darth Lefty

Nope. In the thick of it here in California’s...

Nope. In the thick of it here in California’s elbow
09-10-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,319
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oldies but goodies ...

Oldies but goodies

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7pg8cVSM4M_PEltGHI6oIccFpZxVazBa
09-10-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,319
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man now my Usenet PTSD is flaring up. It’s the...

Oh man now my Usenet PTSD is flaring up. It’s the killfile for you! *plonk*

(not really)
09-09-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Darth Lefty

No matter what you think of it today, this was...

No matter what you think of it today, this was definitely a serious downhill bike at the time. The Headshok was an early effort in 1992, when everyone’s forks had short travel. It was a real...
Forum: Foo
09-09-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,396
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, I hope you make a pretty good recovery....

Oh man, I hope you make a pretty good recovery. +1 for physical therapy. My mom got her knee replaced and has suffered ever since for not doing enough in the month or two after.

I had a tadpole...
09-09-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By Darth Lefty

The bikes are pretty happy holding themselves...

The bikes are pretty happy holding themselves down and upright with their own weight and the stuff packed around them. This works a lot better on my bikes with internal cables and much much better on...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's a pretty unusual set of requirements, you...

That's a pretty unusual set of requirements, you might have to build it yourself. The fixie fad is pretty well over but that's the kind of frame you'd need, then you'd need to hunt up the unusual...
09-08-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By Darth Lefty

My “gravel” bike, which is definitely a road bike...

My “gravel” bike, which is definitely a road bike but with treaded tires, came with a 38 front and 17&18 rear. So far I’ve had it in the 59” gear and I’m able to go nearly anywhere, which tells me...
09-08-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

All the companies have a bike in this category....

All the companies have a bike in this category. You should definitely get one of them. What color do you like?
Forum: Commuting
09-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,526
Posted By Darth Lefty

jesus wept!

jesus wept!
09-08-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By Darth Lefty

We usually put our bikes on the tailgate....

We usually put our bikes on the tailgate. Sometimes we bring my wife’s Vespa, and then put them in the aisle. I suppose we could also put them on a roof rack

...
09-06-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Darth Lefty

That is certainly 100% a mountain bike.

That is certainly 100% a mountain bike.
09-06-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Darth Lefty

Even before sometimes, and exclusively since...

Even before sometimes, and exclusively since Covid, we are ordering groceries ahead of time. The service adds six bucks. I’m sure it would be fine to pick up with a bicycle. You can get them...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,495
Posted By Darth Lefty

I go straight to work at an easy pace. It’s <4...

I go straight to work at an easy pace. It’s <4 miles. After work is when I will go fast and far, time and weather permitting. I’ll also sometimes take a ride at lunch if it’s going to be dark, hot,...
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