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06-02-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 190
Posted By tyrion

Seth Bike Hacks Seth actually did an experiment...

Seth Bike Hacks Seth actually did an experiment in which he used baby oil for brake fluid. It worked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63VIuPiX3CA
06-01-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By tyrion

RJ will walk you through it: ...

RJ will walk you through it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkNCXx10NqY
05-30-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,222
Posted By tyrion

I always slow down at stop signs. Unless no one...

I always slow down at stop signs. Unless no one else is coming, then yeah, no I don't. Sometimes I do.
05-30-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By tyrion

If your rims are tubeless ready and you have the...

If your rims are tubeless ready and you have the gumption go tubeless with WTB Riddler 45mm or Gravelking SK 43mm. Even if you can't go tubeless, put the fatter tire on, pay attention to the pressure...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By tyrion

You can get Gravelking SK 700x43 for $40 or less....

You can get Gravelking SK 700x43 for $40 or less. Medium weight, good tubeless interface. The little knobs are a little slow on pavement but they wear down quickly.
05-30-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,458
Posted By tyrion

As soon as these lock down restrictions are...

As soon as these lock down restrictions are lifted, I'm going to start on my novel. I've been putting it off for a while, but once the quarantine is lifted there won't be anything holding me back.
05-30-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,714
Posted By tyrion

I work hard to avoid troublesome (high traffic)...

I work hard to avoid troublesome (high traffic) areas. Bike vs. car is the proverbial bring a knife to a gunfight. If I want a fight, I know where to find it: the internet.
Forum: Foo
05-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 702
Posted By tyrion

As stage one was about to land on the drone ship,...

As stage one was about to land on the drone ship, the camera cut off, then came back on again to show a rocket stage sitting there.

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

#5GcausesCovid19...
05-29-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By tyrion

Those wide range cassettes hide the hub motor...

Those wide range cassettes hide the hub motor nicely.
05-29-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By tyrion

I wonder if I can get some of that quantum...

I wonder if I can get some of that quantum nano-layer technology for my chain.
05-28-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By tyrion

You can go to prowheelbuilder.com and have them...

You can go to prowheelbuilder.com and have them build wheels around a Velocity rim with 36 spokes. They don't have triple-butted spokes but they have double-butted and they have Sapim Strong...
05-28-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By tyrion

I don't know of any smooth tires that fat. Lots...

I don't know of any smooth tires that fat. Lots in the 48mm (1.9") range though.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/650b/650bx48-switchback-hill/
...
05-28-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,625
Posted By tyrion

You learn to recognize areas of low traction and...

You learn to recognize areas of low traction and you learn to ride through areas of low traction. And you learn the limits of an unsuspended bike on rough terrain.
05-28-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By tyrion

More or less. If you know the stack, head tube...

More or less. If you know the stack, head tube length doesn't give you much more useful information.
05-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By tyrion

It's ok. Just be aware of other people's feelings...

It's ok. Just be aware of other people's feelings when you post.
05-25-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By tyrion

I thought this was going to be one of those "I...

I thought this was going to be one of those "I found a Schwinn Paramount in an old barn" threads.

Very disappointed.
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,110
Posted By tyrion

hehehehehehe!

hehehehehehe!
05-25-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By tyrion

Those are post mount brakes. ...

Those are post mount brakes.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/sora-3500/BR-R317.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By tyrion

I've put cornstarch on old sticky hoods to make...

I've put cornstarch on old sticky hoods to make them less sticky. The hoods got sticky from age (I think), not because I spilled stuff on them. I cleaned the hoods with soap and water before putting...
05-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,035
Posted By tyrion

Cutting edge! This is not just meta, it's...

Cutting edge! This is not just meta, it's physical meta!

Think about how this thread will be seen in 20 years, if it makes it to 20 years.

#postmodernismCanSuckit...
05-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 462
Posted By tyrion

Next up: cicadas: ...

Next up: cicadas:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/23/us/cicadas-emerge-17-years-underground-scn-trnd/index.html
05-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 462
Posted By tyrion

Oh yes there is. I'd get a rag-tag (but lovable)...

Oh yes there is. I'd get a rag-tag (but lovable) group of oil drillers, train them to be astronauts, send them out on a rocket to intercept the asteroid, have them drill a deep hole into the...
05-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By tyrion

If you force the little ones to fast for 12 hours...

If you force the little ones to fast for 12 hours before the ride, you could probably get the cargo weight down to 13 lbs.
05-22-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By tyrion

That is an issue, now that my garage is filled up...

That is an issue, now that my garage is filled up with toilet paper.
05-22-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By tyrion

As someone once said, "what have you got to...

As someone once said, "what have you got to lose?"
05-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,054
Posted By tyrion

Rivendell has always struck me as being...

Rivendell has always struck me as being surprisingly bad at internet marketing. Especially for a Northern California company.
05-22-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,054
Posted By tyrion

Bump.

Bump.
05-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By tyrion

Possible treatment: cannabis

https://nypost.com/2020/05/21/scientists-believe-cannabis-could-help-prevent-treat-coronavirus/



Better than bleach!
05-21-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,554
Posted By tyrion

I think we need a sub-forum for questions about...

I think we need a sub-forum for questions about sellers opening packages.
05-20-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By tyrion

If we lower the testing rate, we lower the number...

If we lower the testing rate, we lower the number of new cases.

Sometimes the simplest solution is right before our eyes.
05-20-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By tyrion

Not sure if bikes make good toilet paper. But...

Not sure if bikes make good toilet paper. But handlebar wrap, in a pinch...
05-20-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 462
Posted By tyrion

Don't forget the murder hornets! ...

Don't forget the murder hornets!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/864x486/untitled_design_2020_05_04t133734615_md_c78eaa2493cd8d3f6b7d3f6df6f498e05c05adb0.jpg
05-19-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,585
Posted By tyrion

Yes, it's true. I've been riding for 50 years and...

Yes, it's true. I've been riding for 50 years and have never caught this coronavirus.
05-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By tyrion

Go tubeless for the puncture resistance. As for...

Go tubeless for the puncture resistance. As for size, measure how much space is available around your current tires and guesstimate how big you can go. The tightest spot is usually at the chainstays...
05-18-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By tyrion

WTB Riddler (45mm), WTB Byway (44mm), Panaracer...

WTB Riddler (45mm), WTB Byway (44mm), Panaracer Gravelking SK (43mm).
05-17-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,993
Posted By tyrion

Opening the box could lower the value. The item...

Opening the box could lower the value. The item description goes from "New in box" to "Like new in box".

I wouldn't blame the seller for refusing to open the box.
05-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By tyrion

No. Different cranksets require different BB...

No. Different cranksets require different BB types. I think the Shimano Hollowtech II BB type would give you the most options for both BBs and cranksets.



Adjustable wrench will work. Many...
05-15-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,454
Posted By tyrion

Co-Motion is better. About twice as good.

Co-Motion is better. About twice as good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By tyrion

If the hole was big enough for the tube to push...

If the hole was big enough for the tube to push out - sounds like bad luck.
05-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 717
Posted By tyrion

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/ti...

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/26-inch/26x23-rat-trap-pass/

26" x 2.3" extralight version 418g.
05-12-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By tyrion

I vote for the Renegade. It has lower gearing,...

I vote for the Renegade. It has lower gearing, thru-axles, wider rims.
05-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,252
Posted By tyrion

I had a Yamaha RD400 when I was a teenager. 44...

I had a Yamaha RD400 when I was a teenager. 44 horsepower for $500 (used) = teenager's dream.
05-10-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,252
Posted By tyrion

I use grease for things other than the bike, so...

I use grease for things other than the bike, so the $6 pound of marine grease seems like a versatile solution.
Forum: Foo
05-09-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By tyrion

I thought Justin Bieber was the king of rock and...

I thought Justin Bieber was the king of rock and roll.
05-09-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,009
Posted By tyrion

Top gear of 40-11 (around 101 gear inches) is too...

Top gear of 40-11 (around 101 gear inches) is too limiting for me. Very limiting for paved road and smooth dirt/gravel. I vote for the 2x system (116 gear inches).
05-09-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,252
Posted By tyrion

Bike grease vs. marine grease

Does it matter much? Harbor Freight has marine grease 9 oz. for $8, which is less than half the cost of Park Tool grease (and 1/6 the cost of Phil Wood grease).
05-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,466
Posted By tyrion

To fully experience the essence of the gravel...

To fully experience the essence of the gravel road - to truly understand it - you need a gravel bike. Not a mountain bike, not a cross bike, a gravel bike. Some people don't about the fullness of the...
05-08-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,466
Posted By tyrion

If it has 26 inch wheels - mountain bike. ...

If it has 26 inch wheels - mountain bike.


I agree. I don't think the suspended gravel bikes will be very popular. I do think this "flat bar gravel bike" style will be popular.


If either the...
05-08-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,466
Posted By tyrion

If the suspension is 60mm or less, then it's a...

If the suspension is 60mm or less, then it's a gravel bike. If it's 61mm or more, then it's a mountain bike.
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