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04-06-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Darth Lefty

The X Caliber and Roscoe are the same frame and...

The X Caliber and Roscoe are the same frame and both Boost spaced. I shopped the Roscoe a couple years ago but it was out of stock everywhere at the time. The X has a more cross country build and...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,352
Posted By Darth Lefty

Way back in high school science class we were...

Way back in high school science class we were supposed to make a dental floss and popsicle stick bridge with white glue. I know they were imagining railroad trusses and gossamer suspension bridges,...
04-05-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,333
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's great, but your bike is not very likely...

That's great, but your bike is not very likely the kind I was writing about, a sort that does not join spirited groups. Specialized seems to have gotten the memo this year, though. This model and...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was just nattering about this over in C&V

I was just nattering about this over in C&V
04-04-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís amazing how our commute times have...

Itís amazing how our commute times have disappeared into our daily routines at home. Maybe weíll all finally realize what a waste of time it was to go all that way just to sit in front of a laptop
04-04-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,333
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iím on my second 1x11 bike and Iím sold. For me...

Iím on my second 1x11 bike and Iím sold. For me it isnít about the gear range. Itís about shifting. Rear shifting is just better... it was even without indexing. I donít drop the chain and bind it in...
04-04-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ordinarily I'd say pick a bike shop and do some...

Ordinarily I'd say pick a bike shop and do some test rides. But you picked a hell of a week.

I'd go for a trail bike, they are just the most fun. As for what you want to get, if you want to keep...
04-04-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By Darth Lefty

Nope, I did a stupid. That's with the derailleur...

Nope, I did a stupid. That's with the derailleur hanger out. :o
Forum: Fatbikes
04-04-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, it's easy. You can use a tire lever and pull...

Yes, it's easy. You can use a tire lever and pull the tire off a little. Then just pour some in. But tubeless tires are tight. So you can also take out the valve core and use an injector, which is...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,352
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ that's why there needs to be a fabric patch...

^^^ that's why there needs to be a fabric patch or sewing
04-04-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ parkcycles.ca is all out of stock

^^^ parkcycles.ca is all out of stock
04-04-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's unfortunately no way for a kid bike to...

There's unfortunately no way for a kid bike to cost less than an adult bike of similar quality - and grownups expect to get many more years out of an adult bike, so most of the ones for kids are a...
04-04-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got a genome sequence a few years ago for my...

I got a genome sequence a few years ago for my heart condition. This helped with the family tree, but it has not yet helped at all with my treatment. My heart condition is still filed under kind of a...
04-04-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By Darth Lefty

I finished truing up the wheel. The DS spokes are...

I finished truing up the wheel. The DS spokes are a skosh too long thanks to the deeper dish of the free hub and larger flange on the drive side. The rim is deep single wall style, I guess I can use...
04-03-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think that most ďmechanical failuresĒ are...

I think that most ďmechanical failuresĒ are self-inflicted. Design can help with this but thereís always resistance. Especially if it makes it less convenient. Lawyer lips, bah! There are plenty of...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,576
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 2040 (2150 total YTD)
augustgarage (CA) _____________________________________ 1896.2 (1902.2 total [51/51])
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,352
Posted By Darth Lefty

Agreed. But hypothetically... The reason to...

Agreed.

But hypothetically... The reason to suggest Shoe Goo is that it cures about like tire rubber. JB Weld is very stiff, so it doesn't move with the tire distension. I guess you could try...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By Darth Lefty

Since this thread is also about touring, I'm...

Since this thread is also about touring, I'm curious about how luggage fits into this scheme. When I had my trike last year I could see the appeal for touring, and there was a ton of room under and...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,352
Posted By Darth Lefty

+1 to that old post about using shoe goo for the...

+1 to that old post about using shoe goo for the binder. It's basically the normal industrial synthetic tire rubber, mixed with some solvent to keep it until you need it. Home repair, though... not...
04-02-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Darth Lefty

I feel like you would enjoy this recent thread on...

I feel like you would enjoy this recent thread on MTBR

https://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/going-tubeless-why-not-convert-schrader-presta-same-time-1132195.html
04-02-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Darth Lefty

25% of the travel is like 1.25 in or 30mm for...

25% of the travel is like 1.25 in or 30mm for most hard tails today. 10% of the fork length is like 50mm or two inches. So thereís a disconnect somewhere.

while this does change the geometry, itís...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By Darth Lefty

Aside: when I decided to get a little more...

Aside: when I decided to get a little more serious MTB about three years ago I demo'd a very premium Ibis Mojo HD4. It was a pretty cool bike and was responsible for modernizing my view of what a MTB...
04-01-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mystery Hub

Can anyone ID this hub? I got it out of the C&V Box O' Crap 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....
03-31-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 86,831
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: 373
Views: 9,267
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: 19
Views: 558
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: 255
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: 14
Views: 2,294
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: 234
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: 282
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: 625
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: 625
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: 1,295
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
...
03-27-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
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: 12
Views: 558
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: 707
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: 707
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well... ...

Well...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x952/90770616_10218875732339171_8515319344937304064_n_1a02b98ba285adeadf6412177de21dd91b2628dd.jpg
03-26-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
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: 1,031
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: 707
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: 469
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: 429
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: 1,154
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: 1,587
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: 2,020
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: 402
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: 232
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: 895
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: 1,792
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.
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