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08-24-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 467
Posted By tyrion

No, I disagree. A 3x10 drivetrain is fine for...

No, I disagree. A 3x10 drivetrain is fine for this kind of bike, and the big 180mm rotors are fine.
08-24-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By tyrion

Take your time, get a stem and handlebars you...

Take your time, get a stem and handlebars you know you like, then cut the steerer tube.
08-24-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,101
Posted By tyrion

DrIsotope - Tim's been an honest player in this...

DrIsotope - Tim's been an honest player in this experiment, IMO.
08-24-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 467
Posted By tyrion

Not in the touring world.

Not in the touring world.
08-24-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 467
Posted By tyrion

I disagree with these points. For a...

I disagree with these points. For a touring/bikepacking/go-anywhere bike, a 3x drivetrain and 180mm rotors are useful.
08-24-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By tyrion

You probably need that spacer - you need enough...

You probably need that spacer - you need enough spacers+stem so that the top cap isn't resting on the steerer tube (steerer tube is part of the fork and what the stem clamps to).

The bike shop...
08-24-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By tyrion

Nicely minimalistic concept: ...

Nicely minimalistic concept:

https://www.kervelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/HIP_0003-crop.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,212
Posted By tyrion

Running on pavement is totally unresplendent.

Running on pavement is totally unresplendent.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,212
Posted By tyrion

No, the article says "Dirt is suddenly...

No, the article says "Dirt is suddenly resplendent."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,212
Posted By tyrion

Better air, better scenery, safer. Heck yeah. ...

Better air, better scenery, safer. Heck yeah.

(Or should I say more resplendent air, more resplendent scenery...)
08-23-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By tyrion

Something I carry, KMC Tire Lever/Quick Link...

Something I carry, KMC Tire Lever/Quick Link Opener:

https://www.universalcycles.com/images/products/medium/92472.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,287
Posted By tyrion

No, they're not more expensive. They're more...

No, they're not more expensive. They're more efficient due to a more flexible, adaptive system. Everyone in the store can be a cashier, so it's very easy to pull resources off the floor (from...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,287
Posted By tyrion

Trader Joe's is one of the best at this, in my...

Trader Joe's is one of the best at this, in my experience. I think they're forcing other nearby stores to address the long line issue.
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By tyrion

If you get caught shoplifting you can claim...

If you get caught shoplifting you can claim dementia.
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,287
Posted By tyrion

If I'm in a 10 items or less lane and have only 9...

If I'm in a 10 items or less lane and have only 9 items, I'll pick up a couple more things (gum, magazine, whatever) just to go over the limit.

#bornToBeWild...
Forum: Introductions
08-21-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By tyrion

Newbie mistake telling your husband the actual...

Newbie mistake telling your husband the actual price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,682
Posted By tyrion

You don't have to go through the bedding-in...

You don't have to go through the bedding-in process after that?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By tyrion

#NotAllPickupTruckDrivers...

#NotAllPickupTruckDrivers (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=NotAllPickupTruckDrivers)
08-19-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By tyrion

The Giant looks like it has a slightly better...

The Giant looks like it has a slightly better drivetrain.
08-17-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By tyrion

I had a bike where, with large brake pads, the...

I had a bike where, with large brake pads, the pads would hit the fork blades when opening up the brake arms to take the wheel off (this was with V-brakes), limiting how much the brake arms could be...
08-16-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By tyrion

A vintage 1952 dot matrix printer would be worth...

A vintage 1952 dot matrix printer would be worth a lot I bet.
08-16-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By tyrion

These pregnant-women-riding-bikes-to-hospital...

These pregnant-women-riding-bikes-to-hospital threads are always trouble.
08-15-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By tyrion

Not my type. ...

Not my type.

http://darkroom-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/08/RTR25DRK.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By tyrion

I usually won't buy anything with less than 4...

I usually won't buy anything with less than 4 stars, but I scan the reviews to see if it looks like BS paid/scam reviews. People are very good at working the (Amazon's) system.
08-15-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By tyrion

Shimano Alivio 3x9 drivetrain for $160: ...

Shimano Alivio 3x9 drivetrain for $160:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mountain-Bike-SHIMANO-ALIVIO-M4000-3x9S-Speed-Shift-Derailleur-Kit-MTB-Group-Set-/253374039337...
08-15-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By tyrion

You might focus on new tires for your existing...

You might focus on new tires for your existing bike. Lighter weight, more supple, folding tires would be noticeably more efficient and better riding.
...
08-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,760
Posted By tyrion

+1. A high rise stem is the cheapest, easiest way...

+1. A high rise stem is the cheapest, easiest way to get more upright posture. I would try that first. $25 and five minutes.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51SPuq1EREL.jpg
08-15-19, 11:07 AM
08-15-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By tyrion

A high performance cruiser is a beach racer. ...

A high performance cruiser is a beach racer.

https://bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Koga-Beachracer_aluminum-sand-dune-race-fat-tire-gravel-road-bike_complete.jpg
08-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By tyrion

Georges St-Pierre - one of the greatest MMA...

Georges St-Pierre - one of the greatest MMA fighters.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By tyrion

Velocity Cliffhanger? Not hookless, but why is...

Velocity Cliffhanger? Not hookless, but why is that important (honest question)?
08-13-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By tyrion

And, for what it's worth, once you get to the...

And, for what it's worth, once you get to the south side Mission Bay you can ride around to the north side of Mission Bay and get on the Rose Creek/Rose Canyon Bike path which takes you to La Jolla...
08-13-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By tyrion

Ride around Mission Bar is nice and easy. Find a...

Ride around Mission Bar is nice and easy. Find a way to get on the OB bike path (east point in Hotel Circle) and take it to the west most bridge across the river (that bridge has a completely walled...
08-13-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By tyrion

You can fit both. New babies are very flexible.

You can fit both. New babies are very flexible.
08-13-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By tyrion

I think a soda can wall is about 0.1mm thick.

I think a soda can wall is about 0.1mm thick.
08-13-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By tyrion

https://cdn.dnaindia.com/sites/default/files/style...

https://cdn.dnaindia.com/sites/default/files/styles/full/public/2018/08/20/720368-new-zealand-minister-pregnant-instagram.jpg

The basket up front is handy way to carry your baby back from the...
08-13-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By tyrion

Good point. (But a 1.75" tire will still...

Good point.

(But a 1.75" tire will still probably be fine, if it fits in the bike.)
08-13-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By tyrion

Tires should be wider than the rims, generally...

Tires should be wider than the rims, generally speaking. 1.75" tires should be fine on 1.5" rims, as long as the tire fits within the bike frame/fork.
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,700
Posted By tyrion

https://i.imgur.com/3lNd7uk.pnghttps://i.imgur.com...

https://i.imgur.com/3lNd7uk.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/1tzzFQu.png
https://i.imgur.com/iV6JCq2.png

Don't let them silence you Dorothy!

Follow Dorothy's adventures here:...
08-10-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,744
Posted By tyrion

https://i.imgur.com/ogWW6Ot.jpg Panaracer...

https://i.imgur.com/ogWW6Ot.jpg
Panaracer Gravel Kings SK 700x50mm.
https://i.imgur.com/GIeqjgs.jpg
I love them but they are the hardest tires to mount I've ever mounted.
08-09-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By tyrion

It's 25% more. So the tube wall will be about 80%...

It's 25% more. So the tube wall will be about 80% of its intended minimum thickness. It will probably work but you're pushing the limits, I'd say.
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,239
Posted By tyrion

Super cool. ...

Super cool.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/88/6b/4d886bb668836488f333f7466589bf64.jpg
08-08-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By tyrion

You might try turning off javascript. ...

You might try turning off javascript.

bikeforums.net works fine for me without javascript.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,291
Posted By tyrion

Time to upgrade my Zune!

Time to upgrade my Zune!
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,291
Posted By tyrion

CD's are dead. You should get one of these: ...

CD's are dead. You should get one of these:

https://techreport.com/r.x/2008q4/zune.jpg

Holds 300 songs!!!
08-08-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,925
Posted By tyrion

Makes sense. I always thought this kind of...

Makes sense. I always thought this kind of composite was feasible, with both a grinding-resistant component and a shear-resistant component.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,202
Posted By tyrion

It's the advertising business model. More...

It's the advertising business model. More eyeballs = more money, which compels catering to the masses, catering to the lowest common denominator, catering to pop culture. The business model is to...
08-06-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By tyrion

I bet SJS Cycles could beat that price. ...

I bet SJS Cycles could beat that price.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/carradice-originals-keswick-handlebar-bag-green-with-honey-straps-5-litre/?geoc=US

I've bought a couple of Carradice...
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By tyrion

You're mad at the retailer because your scam...

You're mad at the retailer because your scam didn't work?
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By tyrion

If you're going to use a belt drive, I think the...

If you're going to use a belt drive, I think the latest Wolverine frames DO NOT have the split seat stay that allows the belt drive, but they still sell older versions that do have the split seat...
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