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10-01-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
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: 1,260
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: 1,260
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: 63
Views: 1,693
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: 73
Views: 986
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: 23
Views: 449
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: 1,260
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: 40
Views: 745
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: 1,132
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.
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By tyrion

Yes, off road I think you can get away with a...

Yes, off road I think you can get away with a greater tire/rim width ratio because you can't put as much lateral force on the tire.
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By tyrion

Superb triangulation.

Superb triangulation.
09-22-20, 12:34 PM
09-22-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,320
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: 5,497
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: 73
Views: 1,293
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: 1,132
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
09-20-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By tyrion

You can tell your girlfriend that a guy on...

You can tell your girlfriend that a guy on bikeforums said that bikeforums is the good kind of social media.
09-20-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By tyrion

Both. Or whatever I can salvage. Good...

Both. Or whatever I can salvage.



Good point. 2 new brake cables wouldn't break the bank.
09-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By tyrion

Reuse cables and housing?

I want to replace cables and housing on one bike and reuse the old cables and housing on another bike. (The other bike is being pieced together from spare parts I want to spend as little as possible...
Forum: Foo
09-19-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
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: 7
Views: 927
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By tyrion

Mavic A319 are kind of narrow for 55mm tires.

Mavic A319 are kind of narrow for 55mm tires.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
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: 1,377
Posted By tyrion

Ironman.

Ironman.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
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: 5,320
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: 5,320
Posted By tyrion

Blocked and reported. (kidding)

Blocked and reported.





(kidding)
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
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: 558
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...
09-17-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By tyrion

I don't know what a tubeless blowout sounds like,...

I don't know what a tubeless blowout sounds like, but this might have been the rim tape failing and the pressure blowing a hole in the tape at a spoke hole. In which case the tire didn't fail, the...
09-15-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By tyrion

See if you can reproduce the noise when standing...

See if you can reproduce the noise when standing out of the saddle. If you can't, it might be the saddle. That might be hard to believe, because it sounds like it's coming from the BB region, but...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 295
Posted By tyrion

It's certainly possible we infected other planets...

It's certainly possible we infected other planets with our probings, but infecting them with anaerobic life seems unlikely to me.

edit: I can see a meteor blasting anaerobic life into space under...
09-15-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,094
Posted By tyrion

"My other bike is a J Class sailboat." (I wish) ...

"My other bike is a J Class sailboat." (I wish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgCMsSqfR1A
09-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By tyrion

I think you mean tubeless.

I think you mean tubeless.
09-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,094
Posted By tyrion

I think an old wooden boat is an order of...

I think an old wooden boat is an order of magnitude more of a time sink more than an old steel bike. I spent the summer of '75 on an old wooden boat.
09-14-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By tyrion

GKs are such a solid good value line. If...

GKs are such a solid good value line.

If you want something heavier and more expensive and not tubeless, there are Soma Grand Randonneur tires:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By tyrion

2x in the rear hub times 11 on the cassette -...

2x in the rear hub times 11 on the cassette - makes sense to me. But is there a battery inside the rear hub?
09-12-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By tyrion

Inelegant, but you could make a pouch out of...

Inelegant, but you could make a pouch out of thick clear flexible plastic and Gorilla tape, and attach the pouch semi-permanently to the bag. Then just drop the light in the pouch.
09-12-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By tyrion

When I wash my Merino wool I gently wring it out...

When I wash my Merino wool I gently wring it out wrapped in a towel and lay it flat to dry. It will shrink if I don't manually stretch it out as it dries. I can control/eliminate the shrinkage by how...
09-12-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,180
Posted By tyrion

26 inch tires? Rim brakes? Inner tubes? Front...

26 inch tires? Rim brakes? Inner tubes? Front derailleur?

No way can you use that bike on trails.
09-10-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 784
Posted By tyrion

Put some extra virgin olive oil on them and see...

Put some extra virgin olive oil on them and see if they get shiny.
09-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,058
Posted By tyrion

This guy built a bike from cheap Chinese carbon...

This guy built a bike from cheap Chinese carbon parts:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYuKCZ35_lrDmFj2gNuAwZw

He identifies what worked for him and what didn't, and does talk about the...
09-09-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,487
Posted By tyrion

Those styrofoam cups will explode if they get too...

Those styrofoam cups will explode if they get too hot. Just get old skool Ramen for 30 cents a pack.
...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By tyrion

Nitto S84. 37mm setback, expensive: ...

Nitto S84. 37mm setback, expensive:

https://www.benscycle.com/nitto-s84-lugged-crmo-seatpost/seatpost_nitto_s84_870/product
...
09-07-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By tyrion

Break the bead off the rim with your hand....

Break the bead off the rim with your hand. Squeeze the tire by the rim, pushing the beads together. One of the beads should break away from the rim. Then you can get a lever in.
09-05-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,144
Posted By tyrion

It's certainly possible Sweden might have...

It's certainly possible Sweden might have developed some kind of herd immunity, but was it worth it? From the linked article:



also:
09-04-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By tyrion

How do you set the bike down without the rear...

How do you set the bike down without the rear wheel?
09-04-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,142
Posted By tyrion

That sounds normal to me. I agree with...

That sounds normal to me. I agree with mack_turtle that your saddle might be slanted downward too much. Coming from an upright cruiser bike, this bike might feel strange, but your position in the...
09-03-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,149
Posted By tyrion

I meant to imply the tension screw being already...

I meant to imply the tension screw being already used is (kind of) an indicator of wear, in the context of used saddles. If the tension screw is almost used up, that would indicate a lot of miles.
09-03-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By tyrion

It's leather. You have to sniff it.

It's leather. You have to sniff it.
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