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07-20-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Darth Lefty

PSA: yourself

I measured my kid for his 5th birthday. 3 ft 9.5 in. “How tall are you, Daddy?” I’m 5-9. See?...

crap. I’m 5-8.

I've been saying I’m 5-9 for fifteen years.

At some point 20+ years ago I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Darth Lefty

In the past Tiagra or its equivalent Deore have...

In the past Tiagra or its equivalent Deore have been the level where every part is made from metal that is either aluminum, or steel that is stainless or shiny plated, not painted or black oxide....
07-20-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 47,535
Posted By Darth Lefty

It would be fun(ny) to have a bike with four...

It would be fun(ny) to have a bike with four different calipers
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,092
Posted By Darth Lefty

You’re telling the OP what not to tell the OP

You’re telling the OP what not to tell the OP
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Darth Lefty

Isn’t Tiagra a PED?

Isn’t Tiagra a PED?
07-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17,491
Views: 2,692,814
Posted By Darth Lefty

It would be more palatable if a complete same...

It would be more palatable if a complete same model weren't for sale across town for $350
07-19-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17,491
Views: 2,692,814
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2498623/ ...

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2498623/


...which is understandable, if not so easy to read
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,251
Posted By Darth Lefty

Today on the ride home I really pushed because I...

Today on the ride home I really pushed because I felt good and I wanted to beat my prior time home. And... I did, but that's not the important thing. What's important is, I haven't allowed myself to...
07-19-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe you can get the fish to tow you up the...

Maybe you can get the fish to tow you up the towpath
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,504
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4241 (4504 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-19-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By Darth Lefty

At the start of a product cycle a manufacturer...

At the start of a product cycle a manufacturer has to decide to jump a certain way (do we do super boost? do we want to accommodate 170 droppers?) and they don't always wind up jumping the same...
07-19-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17,491
Views: 2,692,814
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not the only photo, fortunately ...

Not the only photo, fortunately
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/sacramento-56cm-cannondale-caad10/6931176275.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00j0j_efoZ07vTEox_600x450.jpg


...And...
07-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you could just change the shifters and FW...

I think you could just change the shifters and FW and be good to go.

Don't forget you need a pair of those little adjustable cable stops that replace your down tube shifters, and why not some new...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Darth Lefty

I can see where they crumpled your race number on...

I can see where they crumpled your race number on the way down :p
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,410
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2957aee7_66f3_480a_a70f_b34e14f0f94d_f422d4f824b16c2f11f4fa51978cda269e7f3266.jpeg
Finally stopped for a photo of this one.

keep...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,251
Posted By Darth Lefty

Who owns it? I'm not sure if airplanes work like...

Who owns it? I'm not sure if airplanes work like cars but if the insurance company owns it they'd likely want to scrap it. It seems like it should be in the Air and Space Museum (or Udvar-Hazy) if no...
07-19-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Darth Lefty

It seems like it won't work vs our work and...

It seems like it won't work vs our work and daycare schedules :/ but thanks for reassuring me about it :)
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm imagining this happened just after the water...

I'm imagining this happened just after the water bottles fell out of the cages onto your head
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 104,647
Posted By Darth Lefty

Funny... I was sure that story was going to end...

Funny... I was sure that story was going to end with "every day it's sitting there in the same place because it's squashed"
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,874
Posted By Darth Lefty

West Palm uses music to move homeless from...

West Palm uses music to move homeless from waterfront pavilion

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190716/west-palm-uses-music-to-move-homeless-from-waterfront-pavilion
07-18-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

They only used those "Force 40" widgets for two...

They only used those "Force 40" widgets for two or three years switching over from canti to V brakes. They provide a cable stop at the fender hole allowing use of cantis with suspension
07-18-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

I forgot to circle back... this frame was...

I forgot to circle back... this frame was apparently sold by several brands, Kent being the first one that showed up in a Google search for "1975 full suspension BMX." But the same web crawl taught...
07-18-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own...

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,251
Posted By Darth Lefty

Faster and faster

Faster and faster
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,092
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well that’s not going to help you accelerate...

Well that’s not going to help you accelerate downhill, it will ruin your ballistic coefficient
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,251
Posted By Darth Lefty

Very fast ride home which is strange because I...

Very fast ride home which is strange because I wasn't feeling all that great, just wanted to push it
07-17-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Darth Lefty

You should be going after rebound first before...

You should be going after rebound first before the LSC. The dampers are also set up for a regular weight, not just the spring, so they're not keeping up with you. I'd go post in this thread on MTBR...
07-17-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,282
Posted By Darth Lefty

My favorite SPD pedals are a pair of T400’s I got...

My favorite SPD pedals are a pair of T400’s I got a couple years ago. Out of production...

I don’t like sharp pins but all the really good MTB platforms seem to have them :-/ I like the cheap...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Darth Lefty

What he says is true but there’s another option....

What he says is true but there’s another option. You have a mountain bike crank, but you can find a very similar hybrid crank for not very much money. It will have 48, 36, 26 front rings, or...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,251
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1125x1776/db6dfc8a_2fd8_414b_afb4_cf0f58a5022c_3c5e69d38d0e228bfb5d7b452e56140b8daa4a22.jpeg
Reaffirmed: my opinion of triple cranks
07-16-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is it ok to race badly?

I've been thinking to try Folsom Rodeocross this fall, because it looks like fun, it's inexpensive and local. Thing is, I'm a recent heart surgery patient, probably lifetime on a beta blocker, and in...
07-16-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

Good point... but this one skipped a generation...

Good point... but this one skipped a generation :D I was going by banana seat and really high stem. My mental picture of a BMX is a freestyle with pegs and a really short stem, which kept me from...
07-16-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Darth Lefty

Have you tried the dump...

Have you tried the dump (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/491454-your-catch-day-saved-dump.html)?
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,251
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's no standard for instructions given to...

There's no standard for instructions given to sternotomy patients. They tell us don't lift 5 lb, or 5 lb per hand, or 10 lb, or 8 lb. They tell us you can do normal activities after 3 months, or 16...
07-16-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm bottoming out around 1996 ...

I'm bottoming out around 1996

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/auburn-specialized-ground-control-full/6933339757.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_jK41IhpKdyK_600x450.jpg


...
07-16-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

Wow! Not sure anyone's going to beat that....

Wow! Not sure anyone's going to beat that. Although a purist might say it's a muscle bike.
07-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

July 16 2019 Craigslist game - some bounce in your step

Hi everyone! Today's challenge is inspired by the most recent C&V MTB thread. Get on your local Craigslist, Pinkbike, Kijij, Offer Up, Facebook Marketplace, Let Go, what have you, and find...
...
07-16-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By Darth Lefty

Backpack, or front bags. My bike was pretty...

Backpack, or front bags. My bike was pretty short and the backpack was a problem so I got a really cheap Schwinn branded bag/basket from Walmart. It's a nylon bag that hangs from a loop of plastic...
07-15-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By Darth Lefty

Onyx hubs have a one way clutch instead of a...

Onyx hubs have a one way clutch instead of a ratchet. There’s another brand I’m blanking on that has magnets rather than springs for the pawls
07-15-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,138
Posted By Darth Lefty

That Ritchey looks familiar

That Ritchey looks familiar
07-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Darth Lefty

My guess is the rear axle is not included, only...

My guess is the rear axle is not included, only present to hold up the rear end for the photo
07-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 719
Posted By Darth Lefty

I wouldn't.

I wouldn't.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Darth Lefty

Parking is the key. That's why I mentioned it...

Parking is the key. That's why I mentioned it above. Parking at my workplace is free and plentiful, because there used to be many thousands of employees here 50 years ago ...
07-15-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,138
Posted By Darth Lefty

Now that's cool!

Now that's cool!
07-15-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,138
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh come on you guys, those are all just the...

Oh come on you guys, those are all just the 1985-1995 version of a Schwinn Suburban.

Anyone have one of these? Now that would be cool. (photo by user mattkock on MTBR)
...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,251
Posted By Darth Lefty

This morning, parked right in front of the sign...

This morning, parked right in front of the sign for my employer, there was a makeshift bike trailer (a boom and hitch attached to the lower half of a shopping cart), and a pile of homeless stuff. But...
07-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, take a look at tandems. I'm not sure if...

Yeah, take a look at tandems. I'm not sure if this post is public, if not the group will likely be glad to add you. It might give you some ideas:...
07-15-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Darth Lefty

You don't say how far you are riding or how far...

You don't say how far you are riding or how far the 8yo is already riding. But 8 is old enough to do a lot. I wouldn't buy a trailer for him. It's certainly not going to take him 3 years to build...
07-15-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s not made to be fast, it’s a trail bike. The...

It’s not made to be fast, it’s a trail bike. The X-Caliber is nearly the same frame with a more XC build, if you can try that.

if you mean there are not a lot of choices what to buy, remember...
07-15-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Darth Lefty

That’s easy to try and not expensive. Just make...

That’s easy to try and not expensive. Just make sure there’s enough chain left
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