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10-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By Darth Lefty

mdarnton you've misread. The statement worries...

mdarnton you've misread. The statement worries about kids on bikes running stop signs with poor judgment, not cyclists mowing down kids in crosswalks
10-21-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By Darth Lefty

In a single party state it's rare enough anything...

In a single party state it's rare enough anything gets vetoed. That's probably the most newsworthy thing in the story. I doubt Newsom himself spent more than a couple of seconds thinking about this....
10-21-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Darth Lefty

Opinions do differ and it's not universal but...

Opinions do differ and it's not universal but it's certainly most common now. Especially since FD's went away and we got stealth routed droppers. (Which are also "solutions in search of a problem"...
10-20-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 239
Posted By Darth Lefty

RubeRad what did you decide to do? Was thinking...

RubeRad what did you decide to do? Was thinking of you. There's a well worn set of Whirly arms on FB today.

Or have you thought to try clipless just to get your heels under control? The MTB SPD...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 15,214
Posted By Darth Lefty

I would have liked to also ride today before the...

I would have liked to also ride today before the storm but turned up sick late last night and have been working from home today with "flu-like symptoms."
Forum: Commuting
10-20-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,946
Posted By Darth Lefty

Winter is coming! Charge up those lights

Winter is coming! Charge up those lights
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 602
Posted By Darth Lefty

Report him if you want for cussing you out and...

Report him if you want for cussing you out and being technically wrong but you are being antagonistic with your lane choice and what happens when he sees you again after he gets called on the carpet?
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just about every major bike company makes a bike...

Just about every major bike company makes a bike like this and there are a lot of smaller brands that specialize in them, there are dozens to choose from and they are all adequate. Given covid...
10-19-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 841
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don’t buy wine because all the fuss surrounding...

I don’t buy wine because all the fuss surrounding it makes it feel too special to drink except on a special occasion so it sits around in my house for years.

I know that’s silly.
10-18-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s pretty plain compared to most modern bikes...

It’s pretty plain compared to most modern bikes that now also have a shock linkage to tune the leverage and a lot of styling. Are you just complaining about suspension bikes in general? This stuff...
10-18-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,478
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am with the people in this thread saying you...

I am with the people in this thread saying you can't expect this. Gravel bikes are a cultivar of road bikes that most closely resemble endurance road bikes (other claimants to their bastard heritage...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 15,214
Posted By Darth Lefty

Unplanned extra riding today as I left a computer...

Unplanned extra riding today as I left a computer peripheral in a handful of legos that I emptied out of my pocket before I left home.
Forum: Foo
10-18-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 17,331
Posted By Darth Lefty

The problem with Uber isn’t driverless cars. The...

The problem with Uber isn’t driverless cars. The problem with Uber is it’s a pyramid scheme and the people at the bottom have figured that out
10-18-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 960
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's not a straight taper to the middle. The...

It's not a straight taper to the middle. The butting is near the ends where the thickness is needed to resist the strain at the weld. The raw tube length is for XL and the butted length is for XS....
10-17-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 960
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's a rare one. Frames usually wear out around...

That's a rare one. Frames usually wear out around the BB. Did you check to see if that’s where it was butted?
10-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 960
Posted By Darth Lefty

Because the stress concentrations are at the...

Because the stress concentrations are at the welds, smarty-pants.
10-17-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 960
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, but I'm more machine now than man. Mostly...

Yes, but I'm more machine now than man. Mostly aluminum.

Honestly the aluminum = harsh thing is for cheaper frames with rear triangles made of thick round tubes. For the nice ones they've been...
10-17-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Darth Lefty

If there's one thing not lacking in MTB it's...

If there's one thing not lacking in MTB it's number of brands!

This guy analyzes the rear suspensions of new bikes. If you click through his blog for the last few years you can make a pretty good...
10-17-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Darth Lefty

They lasted a little bit longer in downhill. For...

They lasted a little bit longer in downhill. For a few years, seven or eight years ago, some companies were trying to have 29 inch cross country bikes, 27.5 trail bikes, and 26 downhill bikes.
...
10-17-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,478
Posted By Darth Lefty

Really, your sticking point is Shimano. Familiar...

Really, your sticking point is Shimano. Familiar situation for anyone on the mountain bike side these last 10 years.

SRAM 1x11 will support up to a 46t rear and e13 makes a 9-46 cassette and...
10-17-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,158
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just shift your perspective from “Classic &...

Just shift your perspective from “Classic & Vintage” to “Old & Economical” and find another one.
10-16-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By Darth Lefty

Been done, successfully lampshaded in first post

Been done, successfully lampshaded in first post
10-16-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’d get a Canfield Lithium but only because...

I’d get a Canfield Lithium but only because that’s the bike I want.

I have a hard tail. Bought it due to budget and family duties (kid seats, towing). I don’t want a bike that climbs like a hard...
10-16-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 960
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mine exploded and killed me.

Mine exploded and killed me.
10-16-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,100
Posted By Darth Lefty

ABS by the way is absolutely a given for e bikes....

ABS by the way is absolutely a given for e bikes. It’s a mystery to me why it’s not already here especially on commuter e bikes. It’s proliferated on motorcycles, even small ones, where it’s not...
10-16-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,100
Posted By Darth Lefty

Analog bikes will continue to follow the fad and...

Analog bikes will continue to follow the fad and bust of the latest bike type.

E bikes will get more complicated. All the gadgets you’re imagining will come to pass and then get cheaper. They will...
10-15-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Darth Lefty

I took a shuttle recently whose vertical rear...

I took a shuttle recently whose vertical rear rack hooked on the handlebars at an angle and held the bikes tires-out.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hiplok D1000 eats angle grinder blades

https://hiplok.com/d1000/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/airlok/hiplok-d1000-anti-angle-grinder-bike-lock

"graphene ceramic" clad to foul the blade. Still has a steel core for the bolt...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,939
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1996 (3616...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1996 (3616 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 15,214
Posted By Darth Lefty

Lame week in bike commuting which is a shame...

Lame week in bike commuting which is a shame because October is great for riding. Work meetings too close to ride times, kid getting busted, etc. Got two short laps. Definitely not going to hit 1000...
10-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By Darth Lefty

Red Bull Rampage 2021

Falling with style!

Winning run, posted just a few minutes ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVYbmBS8ws4&ab_channel=RedBullBike
10-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By Darth Lefty

Big companies can also pretend to be small with...

Big companies can also pretend to be small with small brands. That's got to be why there's a hundred different brands of MTB's with slightly different rear suspensions and nearly identical websites...
10-15-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Darth Lefty

Middle group parts usually have more durable...

Middle group parts usually have more durable finishes and seals as you note, and that keeps out the weather and keeps in the grease. There’s nothing about them that confers extra strength.

For...
10-14-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are right. I was thinking of the siping. Here...

You are right. I was thinking of the siping. Here is a cookie.
10-14-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,947
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought Treks were made by Paramount but the...

I thought Treks were made by Paramount but the most recent one was Prime Video
10-14-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 239
Posted By Darth Lefty

No, but it's hardly the only thing of its kind in...

No, but it's hardly the only thing of its kind in the world, just the first one that came to mind.

If you do get a Zee make sure it's the right bottom bracket version, the 68/73mm and not the 83...
10-14-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By Darth Lefty

On a Minion DHF/DHR2 combo the ramps are in...

On a Minion DHF/DHR2 combo the ramps are in opposite direction front and rear so the rear bites in pedaling and the front bites in braking
10-13-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 239
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh... freeride is a MTB downhill subcategory,...

Oh... freeride is a MTB downhill subcategory, doing tricks on more natural features, somewhere between outright downhill racing against the clock and slopestyle which uses very groomed courses....
10-13-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 239
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's about the price of that stuff brand new....

That's about the price of that stuff brand new. Back ordered though.

Maybe you could do the "krampug" thing with a Wednesday frame
10-13-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 239
Posted By Darth Lefty

Zee is the Shimano free ride crank with steel...

Zee is the Shimano free ride crank with steel pedal inserts and BB axle. It's got near Boost chain line but it does not have NW teeth, intended for use with a bash guard.

If you think pinch bolts...
10-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,806
Posted By Darth Lefty

The newest victim is 27.5+ MTB tires. The same...

The newest victim is 27.5+ MTB tires. The same marketing departments that called 3 inch tires plush and forgiving in 2015 were backing down to 2.8's by 2017 and called them vague and wobbly starting...
10-12-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Darth Lefty

There was one guy who had an imperfect run and...

There was one guy who had an imperfect run and knew he was out of contention and he shot his bike up the ramp. Not in a poor sport kind of way, it was more like a kiss goodbye. It flew what looked...
10-12-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was curious, watching the Olympics BMX...

I was curious, watching the Olympics BMX freestyle, what their bikes weigh. They looked like pretty solid chromoly frames. I've seen a trials video where the guys say they don't like a too light bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By Darth Lefty

The ebay listling looks legit, though expensive....

The ebay listling looks legit, though expensive. It's >ten years old and cost around $1000 brand new. Within your budget you could be shopping new bikes from budget mail order brands.

Can't...
10-11-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you have that inside a tire like with a too...

If you have that inside a tire like with a too undersize tube it will burst on a puncture rather than just leaking and it’ll be hard or impossible to patch.
10-11-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have the Ryobi inflator and have not been happy...

I have the Ryobi inflator and have not been happy with it. It’s fine for bike tires but not really needful unless you are doing a family ride and have ten tires to hit. When you hook it up to a truck...
Forum: Foo
10-11-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 978
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cars in general seem pretty much the same to me...

Cars in general seem pretty much the same to me for the last 25 or 30 years. Unibody, plastic bumper covers, crumple zones and shoulder belts and airbags. DOHC fuel injected straight fours with...
10-11-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,088
Posted By Darth Lefty

Because "we" aren't very many?

Because "we" aren't very many?
10-11-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64,433
Views: 10,004,898
Posted By Darth Lefty

Beast of the East Cannondale ...

Beast of the East Cannondale

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-cannondale-mountain-bike/7376904015.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00B0B_4sTTVcSygofz_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
10-11-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20,654
Views: 3,621,299
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not a wacky ad. Just... Ventana is a local...

Not a wacky ad. Just... Ventana is a local company that makes Serious mountain bikes (aluminum welded, custom sizes, full suspension and fancy dropouts) and Very Serious MTB tandems. Who knew they...
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