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03-31-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 85,913
Posted By Darth Lefty

Can anyone ID this hub? I got it out of the BOC a...

Can anyone ID this hub? I got it out of the BOC a few years ago. I'm using it now. It seems to be a pretty nice one with buttery cartridge bearings... and not odd, 32h and standard disc. It's got a...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,744
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got a round trip in... and broke a spoke. Guess...

I got a round trip in... and broke a spoke. Guess I'm joining Matthew and warning Tundra Man he's next. I really thought the i40 rims and plus tires would spread out the load enough this would never...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Darth Lefty

My wife is making sure I take enough bike rides...

My wife is making sure I take enough bike rides to prevent grouchy irritableness (and she's spending a similar amount of time in the garage with her stained glass) so that part is ok. I am definitely...
03-30-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm still full time and trading off daycare with...

I'm still full time and trading off daycare with my wife who works part time. There have been few enough 90 minute windows for bike rides, more often it's around the block or play on the little ramp...
03-30-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Chain Reaction spoke order never left the...

The Chain Reaction spoke order never left the warehouse so ordered another batch of straight gauge ones from Jenson
03-30-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have been using Copilot (Blackburn) seats for...

I have been using Copilot (Blackburn) seats for my kids. They come with a matching heavy-duty rack that you can continue to use with side bags and other standard accessories once you are done with...
03-29-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Darth Lefty

If it's a 44mm head tube the bottom headset can...

If it's a 44mm head tube the bottom headset can be EC44/40, tho it adds about 10mm of axle to crown. This is how Surly does a lot of their bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By Darth Lefty

He picked seven with one stroke!

He picked seven with one stroke!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think those are both great. I'm sold on...

I think those are both great.

I'm sold on hydraulic disc brakes.

Someone who does 50km rides doesn't need to think of herself as a newbie.
03-27-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's what they say but it looks GOLD to me. ...

That's what they say but it looks GOLD to me.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/26/2e/63/262e63e6c3d56b2111744cc38e9aa6a1.jpg
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03-27-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By Darth Lefty

After realizing this bike is in my alma mater...

After realizing this bike is in my alma mater colors, and confirming it's got a freehub in the build, I'm likely going to pick one up... someday... and add gears, likely Apex 1 or some weird Shimergo...
03-26-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Darth Lefty

booooo get off the stage

booooo get off the stage
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah OP, how about that, huh?

Yeah OP, how about that, huh?
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well... ...

Well...

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03-26-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think it was also SJS that had multi hole...

I think it was also SJS that had multi hole cranks that were shorter.
Edit: 110/145
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03-25-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Darth Lefty

With most bicycle parts there is a level that...

With most bicycle parts there is a level that will wear out soon; a level that can take more abuse; a level that pretends to racing; a level that is really for racing; and a level that's really more...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Darth Lefty

All the stuff I'm not getting done WFH

I work full time, my wife works about half time. With no school and no daycare for our 5yo and 3yo twins, we are staggering our schedules, trading off responsibilities and we are "on" basically from...
03-25-20, 08:46 AM
03-25-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had a bottom-model Diamondback Catch (same as...

I had a bottom-model Diamondback Catch (same as Release) a few years ago, the version sold through Performance/Nashbar. I had a good opinion of it. It was a screaming deal at the time, though.

The...
03-24-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Darth Lefty

Imagine the big air BMX you could do in the...

Imagine the big air BMX you could do in the colony!
03-24-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By Darth Lefty

The UK price for Campagnolo ergo's still can't be...

The UK price for Campagnolo ergo's still can't be beat, making Shimergo a great option
03-24-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Darth Lefty

Steely Dan Sorry man. I think we can expect a...

Steely Dan Sorry man. I think we can expect a lot more of that coming
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,920
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think the guys driving these vans have it about...

I think the guys driving these vans have it about as good as the ponies in the Pony Express. I saw something a few days ago that they were each being given one Clorox wipe each day to sanitize their...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Darth Lefty

Those are all decent bikes. The important thing...

Those are all decent bikes. The important thing is to get started. You picked a hell of a week, though.
03-23-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Darth Lefty

Try it. I think you'll find it works. A really...

Try it. I think you'll find it works. A really "soft" part can stretch many times its length, this thing only has to twist a quarter turn if you lay the bike down.
03-23-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By Darth Lefty

Trailers can just carry so much stuff and they're...

Trailers can just carry so much stuff and they're so harmless to handling, it's obvious... unless you have a style aversion, which I wouldn't fault you for.

I would NOT get a Walmart kid trailer...
03-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,638
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ Not really fair :D it's a $2500 bike on deep...

^^^ Not really fair :D it's a $2500 bike on deep clearance! Do love it though.
03-23-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Darth Lefty

KHS makes the BNT 29er. They also make the Flite...

KHS makes the BNT 29er. They also make the Flite 747 road bike in 2XL and 3XL.

Dirty Sixer makes frames frm 2XL-5XL on 32" and 36" tires. But it seems to me like he's having trouble finding longer...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,383
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1770 (1876 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ___________________________________________ 1010 mi
phtomita (WA)...
03-22-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By Darth Lefty

By Y2K every mountain bike had a suspension fork...

By Y2K every mountain bike had a suspension fork and a suspension corrected frame, and it was a triple. Everyone was glad that "elastomer" suspension forks were pretty much gone but there wasn't yet...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Darth Lefty

Dont overthink this stuff unless you feel like...

Dont overthink this stuff unless you feel like it would be fun to.
03-22-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ive had my modern MTBs for only 2-1/2 years...

Ive had my modern MTBs for only 2-1/2 years now, less for having a medical outage last year. I can tell that the newer style of bike is better but it was a big change. Being middle aged now its a...
03-22-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Darth Lefty

It has spokey dokes! That makes me happy

It has spokey dokes! That makes me happy
03-20-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By Darth Lefty

A few months ago I had a growly sound from the...

A few months ago I had a growly sound from the rear. I took the hub all apart, found a gruesome pit in the cone, started threads here and MTBR about it, figured out what to buy, put it all back and...
03-20-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've read a few threads on MTBR that the cush...

I've read a few threads on MTBR that the cush core is holding up for three or four tires, whereas some of the other options discussed are only holding up for one. But that's for enduro racing where...
03-20-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,357
Posted By Darth Lefty

...or because the LBS has not even tried to touch...

...or because the LBS has not even tried to touch it since somewhere in the 90's.

Frankly I'm kind of surprised he didn't go down there with the lock ring wrench and discover they'd put in a...
03-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54,852
Views: 7,793,707
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm not sure who's looking for anything in CA...

I'm not sure who's looking for anything in CA right now given the situation, but these are some cool bikes to look at.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/117443829578436/2 Orbit road bikes....
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,856
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had bad allergies as a kid and I got shots....

I had bad allergies as a kid and I got shots. Lots of shots. They swelled up painfully and seemed to do nothing and week later I'd do it again. I wouldn't wish that on any kid.

Seasonally as...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,744
Posted By Darth Lefty

So I did actually sort of have a commute. I am...

So I did actually sort of have a commute. I am not so good at CAD that I need a doorknob-controller but I'm also not so good at CAD that I can do it without a mouse, which I left on my desk. Also my...
03-19-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hey, I might actually get back to work on my...

Hey, I might actually get back to work on my bamboo frame. It's only been three years.
03-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Darth Lefty

The local bike racing organization posted this. ...

The local bike racing organization posted this.

Hey, at least it's something to do.
...
03-18-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,520
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think cycling is going to be a lot safer than...

I think cycling is going to be a lot safer than normal
03-18-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ South Korea seems bad because it hit early...

^^^ South Korea seems bad because it hit early but they are going to get a pretty good handle on it because they are testing a lot and their only land border is ... well, you know.
03-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darth Lefty

I just think it's funny that you have it bemoaned...

I just think it's funny that you have it bemoaned in one place two feet away from a place no one ever thinks about it.

I mean, single piece cranksets are press-fit if you want to get nerdy about...
03-18-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darth Lefty

Makes you wonder why we all tolerate press fit...

Makes you wonder why we all tolerate press fit headsets, doesn't it?
Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,744
Posted By Darth Lefty

I found this about near-miss. World Wide...

I found this about near-miss.

World Wide Words: Near miss (http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-nea1.htm)
03-18-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Darth Lefty

:lol: oh man. Is this your family or were they...

:lol: oh man. Is this your family or were they randomly assigned? Mine are five, and 3yo twins. I'm not really expecting to get anything done at home, but I'll make an effort
03-18-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you wanted to go for maximum 19th century in...

If you wanted to go for maximum 19th century in the top list youd start it with safety bicycle.

Maybe just shifting instead of derailleurs. IGH are pretty great.

Maybe combine MTB with...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Darth Lefty

Also, take a look at all the other great Salsa...

Also, take a look at all the other great Salsa bikes. The Marrakech is the heavy duty expedition touring model. There are bikes that look better to ride in town. Ive had my eye on the Journeyman if...
03-17-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Darth Lefty

Commputing starting Thursday. My job is...

Commputing starting Thursday.

My job is calling it "telework" which is not the same word or words most people use. Thought that was weird. I mean, not as weird as... everything
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