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Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Darth Lefty

Notso_fastLane is the rider (driver?) I mentioned

Notso_fastLane is the rider (driver?) I mentioned
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's a forum regular with one but I'm blanking...

There's a forum regular with one but I'm blanking on his user name.

I commuted on a tadpole trike for a few months after a surgery and found the cycling part to be just about like normal. The only...
Forum: Foo
04-22-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Darth Lefty

I almost bought a “rhymes with orange” Karate...

I almost bought a “rhymes with orange” Karate Monkey but they were out of stock and the Timberjack seemed like a better value that year. It’s also got adaptable dropouts, but it weighs a lot less. KM...
04-22-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By Darth Lefty

I liked my 27.5 bike. The current crop of 29ers...

I liked my 27.5 bike. The current crop of 29ers has a LOT of stack especially as the travel gets longer.

But I can see the writing on the wall.
Forum: Commuting
04-21-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
Posted By Darth Lefty

No ride today - too rushed. No ride tomorrow,...

No ride today - too rushed. No ride tomorrow, most likely - going for second shot at 10:25 after a 9am meeting. Maybe in the afternoon, or maybe shouldn't just in case of a poor reaction.
04-20-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,352
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s been a year? Wow! So did anyone buy it?

It’s been a year? Wow! So did anyone buy it?
Forum: Commuting
04-20-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rides yesterday and today, for morning in-office...

Rides yesterday and today, for morning in-office time. I feel a little like I'm taking time away from my other responsibilities but I also feel like the last six months have been a terrible drag on...
04-18-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Darth Lefty

The scooter business relies on the gig economy....

The scooter business relies on the gig economy. People run around picking up scooters and charging them, dropping them off when ready. That's legal and it's got to be more lucrative than trying to...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,984
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’ve been thinking about an addendum to this...

I’ve been thinking about an addendum to this thread but I’m not sure how to quantify it. That’s control. It’s easier to talk about efficiency or comfort, and I suppose no one would like being told...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By Darth Lefty

Aw, man, that price. That price makes the Favero...

Aw, man, that price. That price makes the Favero / Xpedo hack look really reasonable
04-16-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,422
Posted By Darth Lefty

If gravel bikes are going to evolve into mountain...

If gravel bikes are going to evolve into mountain bikes they need the mountain bikes to wait up and get caught
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,063
Posted By Darth Lefty

changing pedals seems more trivial than changing...

changing pedals seems more trivial than changing cleats
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,063
Posted By Darth Lefty

wait, what, really? Finally? Oh thank god

wait, what, really? Finally? Oh thank god
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Darth Lefty

She was with half the company in their racks?!?!?

She was with half the company in their racks?!?!?
Forum: Commuting
04-14-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Darth Lefty

The angle of the fork is a lot steeper than the...

The angle of the fork is a lot steeper than the rear seat stays, so it would tilt way forward, and most forks don’t have the bosses at the top to screw it on.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
Posted By Darth Lefty

Got another lap in. Three this week! That’s...

Got another lap in. Three this week! That’s probably it, though
Forum: Foo
04-13-21, 03:42 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-13-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
Posted By Darth Lefty

Squeaked in another one today. My apple...

Squeaked in another one today.

My apple watch's GPS and Strava are still not pulling their act together
...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
Posted By Darth Lefty

I took a ride in today because I knew I had about...

I took a ride in today because I knew I had about a 2.5 hour window and about 1.5 hr of stuff to do in the office. Because I have not been riding it much I still haven't really dialed in my flat bar...
04-12-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 963
Posted By Darth Lefty

Another way of looking at this is, what has...

Another way of looking at this is, what has changed in ten years? And that's a good one, because I think you could argue 2011-21 has seen bigger changes than 2001-11. Most of what's standard now...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11,598
Views: 2,397,002
Posted By Darth Lefty

Holy cow, is Fark still a thing? That’s been 20...

Holy cow, is Fark still a thing? That’s been 20 years
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can’t really just throw a curse in the...

You can’t really just throw a curse in the garbage can
Forum: Foo
04-11-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Darth Lefty

What a ghastly website

What a ghastly website
04-10-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’ve had two belt drives, on the same bike. The...

I’ve had two belt drives, on the same bike. The first was a “C–drive“ which was a regular timing belt with a snubber. I think the company has gone under or moved on, I don’t see them around anymore....
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't get to ride in the rain very often but...

I don't get to ride in the rain very often but when I do get caught out, I find that my rain slicker is only going to keep water off my torso and my pants and shoes still get rained on. I should...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,016
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 didn’t. Almost no American does. We eat potatoes, and the occasional banana. But it wasn’t among the...
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Darth Lefty

All of them. In bed.

All of them. In bed.
04-09-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Darth Lefty

That looks miserable. I put a kid stoker set...

That looks miserable.

I put a kid stoker set on mine but it wasn’t trivial. In addition to the kit, I needed to replace the stoker crankset. The one I had was 130 bcd and the kid crank was 36t....
04-09-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,294
Posted By Darth Lefty

That’s what I mean, though. No one makes NR RD’s...

That’s what I mean, though. No one makes NR RD’s any more either but there’s loads of them already in the fleet. This bike didn’t need the cheapest simplest 6lb fork from 2021, it needed the coolest...
04-09-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,294
Posted By Darth Lefty

The C&V community just has to come to terms with...

The C&V community just has to come to terms with MTB suspension forks so things like this can stop happening. It can't just be about derailleurs any more
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,000
Posted By Darth Lefty

Got my first vaccine dose, second is scheduled...

Got my first vaccine dose, second is scheduled for the 22nd

Our daycare plans for the summer are not looking fun enough for the 6yo and the afternoon daycare plans for autumn blew up completely.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Darth Lefty

My cousins!

My cousins!
04-08-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Darth Lefty

I believe he's talking about putting the flanges...

I believe he's talking about putting the flanges closer to center, which is one of the improvements possible with boost and super-boost spacing. The mfgr's don't always do that because they have...
04-07-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Darth Lefty

The rims are on center, either way. The rear hub...

The rims are on center, either way. The rear hub flanges are offset way left to make room for the cassette on the right.

With a regular rim the drive side spokes are much tighter because they are...
04-07-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
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+...
04-06-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By Darth Lefty

I vote no. Benefit of fatter tires canceled out...

I vote no. Benefit of fatter tires canceled out by smaller wheels.

And it will look funny.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was fascinated to see if anyone would reply, no...

I was fascinated to see if anyone would reply, no one has tried. The focus of this commuting forum is riding a bike to a job, not as a job, but I don't think there's a forum here for people making a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,981
Posted By Darth Lefty

The faster you go the more you need suspension,...

The faster you go the more you need suspension, but bikes with suspension really aren’t that fast. It’s a mystery.

I believe the speed record for a bike without pacing is held by a guy in a skin...
04-04-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,831
Posted By Darth Lefty

All this Swatch is making me nostalgic for Parker...

All this Swatch is making me nostalgic for Parker Lewis Can’t Lose
04-04-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,831
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I asked my Dad what time it was he'd say the...

When I asked my Dad what time it was he'd say the time, "Bulova watch time! On your wrist as on the air, faithful forever!"

Amish childhood + Army in Honolulu + aerospace career = HUGE NERD,...
04-04-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,831
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: Commuting
04-04-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, that is an old bike. Even aside from the...

Oh man, that is an old bike. Even aside from the funky drivetrain, you must find out if the thing is basically sound to ride. All the plastic and rubber parts not cracked up, all the ball bearings...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Darth Lefty

For off-the-rack bikes, there’s a sweet spot...

For off-the-rack bikes, there’s a sweet spot where a bike is good enough for enthusiast trail use but also has commuter friendly features. A Trek Roscoe is a better commuter or your-only-bike than a...
04-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,201
Posted By Darth Lefty

Are we going to talk about war chester shire...

Are we going to talk about war chester shire sauce?
04-03-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Posted By Darth Lefty

This wasn’t always the gravel subforum. When I...

This wasn’t always the gravel subforum. When I started here I think it was called recreational cyclocross. There had just been some kind of a proto-gravel dispute about racing versus not racing and a...
Forum: Foo
04-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 990
Posted By Darth Lefty

But “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” keeps telling me...

But “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” keeps telling me those houses on 20ft hurricane stilts are an amazing value!
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
Posted By Darth Lefty

They probably see you all the time and use you to...

They probably see you all the time and use you to set their watches
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
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: Commuting
03-30-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,184
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got a puncture this morning... but in my arm,...

I got a puncture this morning... but in my arm, not on a bike ride.

Given my family's daily schedule now I don't know when regularly riding to work might resume, but it's a goal. Maybe in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’ve bought some listings that were in error. But...

I’ve 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.

There’s obviously scams,...
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