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10-15-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well that explains some things. I thought the...

Well that explains some things. I thought the battery just died in my HRM and I never thought to fix it except when setting out. Those greedy $&@%ers
10-15-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Darth Lefty

You know the French had e bikes all figured out...

You know the French had e bikes all figured out in 1938
10-15-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Darth Lefty

+1 from me for plus tires. It’s what I’ve got....

+1 from me for plus tires. It’s what I’ve got. They do squirm, though.

Mountain bike suspension linkages are designed to harden up under both pedaling forces and braking forces. This is called...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not technically, I suppose... there just aren’t...

Not technically, I suppose... there just aren’t any. Chain tension would make it inconvenient at least. The anti rotation washers need a drop out that drops out

google says Rohloff makes one, but...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think it’s pretty unlikely that you are going...

I think it’s pretty unlikely that you are going to find a bike with both internal gearing and through axles. Other than that, you could build this bike on of a lot of different frames.
10-15-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By Darth Lefty

I bet the police bikes come w excellent seats

I bet the police bikes come w excellent seats
10-15-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Darth Lefty

102 is the crank length. The ring is most...

102 is the crank length.

The ring is most likely swaged. It’s very unlikely you would change it. A 16” bike is good for three years if you buy it early or keep it too long. And it’s easier to...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,358
Posted By Darth Lefty

How wude! ...

How wude!

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10-15-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Darth Lefty

Already? Ride your bike enough that if you...

Already?

Ride your bike enough that if you ride something else you’ll be able to tell the diff and know if you like it
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

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My view this morning

The opening bid for the...
10-13-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is much easier with grips than tape

This is much easier with grips than tape
10-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,009
Posted By Darth Lefty

I didn’t enjoy my Brooks saddle but I do enjoy...

I didn’t enjoy my Brooks saddle but I do enjoy all the people telling each other dubious things in a Brooks saddle thread
10-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,343
Posted By Darth Lefty

If I were the driver witnessing this, I’d aim for...

If I were the driver witnessing this, I’d aim for you not the dog
10-12-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,343
Posted By Darth Lefty

A flail or a Morningstar can be more effective

A flail or a Morningstar can be more effective
10-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,714
Posted By Darth Lefty

People have been complaining MTV stopped playing...

People have been complaining MTV stopped playing videos for many times longer than it ever did
10-11-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Darth Lefty

...or just watch for the lower pulley to twitch

...or just watch for the lower pulley to twitch
10-11-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By Darth Lefty

Typical responses you might expect: We...

Typical responses you might expect:


We tried this in 1982 and we didn't like it so all the people who have been doing it more and more for the last 20 years on mountain bikes are just wrong
...
10-11-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannot guarantee reasonability

Cannot guarantee reasonability
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,997
Posted By Darth Lefty

I miss Inpd

I miss Inpd
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've put away my bike, probably til the 21st....

I've put away my bike, probably til the 21st. This week of riding was done on Weds due to extracurricular need for the truck, next week I'm on work travel
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

Heck, it might be a long plotted revenge for the...

Heck, it might be a long plotted revenge for the 2001 bankruptcy... which was mostly due to Enron, but surely was not helped by the film in Y2K. Who knows?
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

Visiting northern cities from CA, it's always...

Visiting northern cities from CA, it's always funny to see how all the cars are cheap, small, and new. People down here can put more money into a car because it's not going to dissolve
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6481 (6918 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tundra_Man maybe it's time for carbon fiber...

Tundra_Man maybe it's time for carbon fiber winter bikes with stainless steel chain rings :D
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, you know I love a gearing thread. I'm...

Oh man, you know I love a gearing thread. I'm going to save it for another time though.
10-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Darth Lefty

and maybe the site that rhymes with bread-it

and maybe the site that rhymes with bread-it
10-10-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Darth Lefty

Helps to keep in a medium gear too... so when you...

Helps to keep in a medium gear too... so when you do stop you aren't seized up.

I've settled on flat pedals... for now... I tend to change it up every couple of years
10-09-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,496
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you should buy one, then use it until...

I think you should buy one, then use it until it’s gone. Once that is finished, buy a different one, and repeat. There are enough brands that, by the time you finish your experiment, you’ll be dead.
10-09-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Darth Lefty

In most contexts it’d be “twin” or “double”

In most contexts it’d be “twin” or “double”
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By Darth Lefty

If I had a longer ride, and only roads to ride...

If I had a longer ride, and only roads to ride on, I'd be right there with you.
10-09-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's sort of backwards what you see on a MTB...

It's sort of backwards what you see on a MTB where you want less rolling resistance in the rear and more braking / cornering power in the front
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's true on a MTB or hybrid/trekking triple...

That's true on a MTB or hybrid/trekking triple system, with trigger shifters. On a 2x10 or 2x11 road system the idea is to give you two passes through the "corn cob," once with the big ring and once...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,808
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^ I think he's in SF. When they drop an iphone,...

^^ I think he's in SF. When they drop an iphone, it's not worth their time picking it up. They pile up in monochromatic drifts against the Ferry Building
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

Snow and pogies for you already. Here, the power...

Snow and pogies for you already. Here, the power company is doing blackouts, notionally to prevent fires, possibly in revenge for their bankruptcy, caused in no small part by their deferred...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Darth Lefty

OTOH what would make this work is a product...

OTOH what would make this work is a product review. Here's a new flat fixing thingy, does it actually do anything worthwhile for the price?


You're the panniest
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By Darth Lefty

The genius of the proliferation in the bike...

The genius of the proliferation in the bike industry is that no matter your preferences, they have something to sell you. Surly has two builds on both the KM and Krampus, one with a suspension fork...
10-09-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,896
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes. You would also need the drive side end cap.

Yes. You would also need the drive side end cap.
10-08-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,896
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/boost...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/boostinator
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’m having an off day. Not bad, just off. I am...

I’m having an off day. Not bad, just off. I am writing you from a break that I am taking on my ride home. I feel a little bit dizzy, and I’m wondering if back around three I absentmindedly took an...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Darth Lefty

I guess so. It's dark now at wake up time. It...

I guess so. It's dark now at wake up time. It won't affect my commute til the time change.
10-08-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By Darth Lefty

I lived in Ridgecrest 5.5 years and it was easy...

I lived in Ridgecrest 5.5 years and it was easy to leave. Many of my coworker friends did the same as soon as we were vested. Sacramento was a much easier place to be single
10-08-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Darth Lefty

Stan's No Tubes DART tubeless repair widget

This is a little different than most of the other plugs, which are mini versions of either the sticky ropes for car tires or the mushroom plugs for motorcycles. It's a little plastic harpoon that...
10-08-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

Apropos of nothing, updated Krampus builds and...

Apropos of nothing, updated Krampus builds and colors today. Two builds, orange one $2200 with NX, Level brakes, and a suspension fork and dropper post, sky blue one $1550 with SX and all rigid. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a framing device for a pitch, not a handy...

It's a framing device for a pitch, not a handy reference.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Darth Lefty

The dog water bottle video is a crackup ...

The dog water bottle video is a crackup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DbtScPyEsg
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is a fantastic start. You've got a good...

This is a fantastic start. You've got a good voice for it and you've done a ton of editing
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,379
Posted By Darth Lefty

Why doubt? Who else would bump the thread after...

Why doubt? Who else would bump the thread after nine years?

Imagine their distress if they saw - {chews nails} - an e-bike!
10-08-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,779
Posted By Darth Lefty

That is sweet. I've been having ultralight...

That is sweet.

I've been having ultralight dreams for my hard tail but the budget just isn't there :)
10-08-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,896
Posted By Darth Lefty

Boost is all about chain clearance for plus...

Boost is all about chain clearance for plus tires. All the stiffness and triangulation stuff may be true but it's not why they did it. Before it was a "standard," Surly was making custom cranks with...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Nowhere to ride along the light rail here. The land...
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