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Forum: Foo
08-17-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 506
Posted By tyrion

Levels or emergence (the hot buzzword of a few...

Levels or emergence (the hot buzzword of a few years ago). But both levels and emergence are human inventions used to break down systems into chunks manageable by human minds. Not that there's...
Forum: Foo
08-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 506
Posted By tyrion

Personally I don't think consciousness requires...

Personally I don't think consciousness requires any magic or quantum effects. It's information processing all the way down, but on such a massive scale we don't yet have the tools to understand it.
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 506
Posted By tyrion

It's Galilean Relativity. The article starts out...

It's Galilean Relativity. The article starts out talking about Galilean Relativity then segues into Special Relativity.

The math presented is over my head but the whole thing doesn't smell right.
08-16-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By tyrion

There are more aggressive sealants with chunks of...

There are more aggressive sealants with chunks of stuff in them that plug bigger holes but they can also plug up valves.

Stan's Race sealant is one, but there are other brands too.
08-15-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By tyrion

Voile straps will give a tighter grip than...

Voile straps will give a tighter grip than non-stretchy velcro straps.
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 697
Posted By tyrion

My 2 cents: Generally speaking, when you put...

My 2 cents:

Generally speaking, when you put stuff on the top of the front rack you want the mass as close to the steering column as possible. So with that RockBros bag you have, I'd move it as...
08-12-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By tyrion

I'd toe-in the brake pads about 1mm.

I'd toe-in the brake pads about 1mm.
08-12-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 273
Posted By tyrion

I've been able to mount tubeless tires with a...

I've been able to mount tubeless tires with a regular floor pump using this method:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rkbkjNvPdk&ab_channel=SydFixesBikes
07-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By tyrion

Ok I bought a Piolet XL frameset for $595. It's...

Ok I bought a Piolet XL frameset for $595. It's all your fault.

;)
Forum: Foo
07-23-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By tyrion

My motto is "love, but don't trust". Works for...

My motto is "love, but don't trust". Works for both technology and women.
07-22-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By tyrion

The thing is, it's not very different from my...

The thing is, it's not very different from my current bike.
07-22-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By tyrion

A Piotet frameset for $595 is tempting.

A Piotet frameset for $595 is tempting.
07-21-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By tyrion

I get off the bike (to reduce pressure) and spin...

I get off the bike (to reduce pressure) and spin the tire. I have no idea if that is the best solution - I've only had a couple of punctures that I was aware of while riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,625
Posted By tyrion

If you change bottom brackets a lot (tester or...

If you change bottom brackets a lot (tester or tinkerer) the threaded BB option will save time. Or maybe someone already has an expensive T47 BB.
Forum: Foo
07-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By tyrion

I suspect they'll build up a dataset on phone X...

I suspect they'll build up a dataset on phone X and at some point in the future figure out that phone X is owned by person Y, and BAMN they gotcha.
07-17-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By tyrion

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for...

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for those tires. I'd lower the pressure in 5 PSI increments, ride it and see how it feels. I bet it will feel best in the 25-30 PSI range. But lower the...
07-17-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By tyrion

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of...

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of rider and bike.

What is the pressure you run? Give us some details - tire model and size, tire pressure, and total weight on those tires.

For...
07-17-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By tyrion

I think many of the non-tubeless WTB tires are...

I think many of the non-tubeless WTB tires are wire-beaded versions of their TCS tires sold direct to bike manufacturers that they don't sell retail.

For instance my bike came with non-tubeless,...
07-17-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By tyrion

If you average 50 posts a day you get the title...

If you average 50 posts a day you get the title swollen member.
07-16-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 803
Posted By tyrion

Don't ride after you start drinking the Liquid...

Don't ride after you start drinking the Liquid Draino (laxative). You need to be close to a toilet.

IIRC my instructions were to start drinking the Draino 24hrs prior to the procedure (it's about...
Forum: Touring
07-16-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By tyrion

Play around with a google search with this...

Play around with a google search with this format:



You need to think of better/more keywords to add to narrow down the search.
07-06-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By tyrion

You might check out this youtube channel: ...

You might check out this youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/hardtailparty

He's reviewed dozens of hardtails and has good perspective.
07-03-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By tyrion

V-brakes come in varying arm lengths. The longer...

V-brakes come in varying arm lengths. The longer the arm, the more cable pull is required.

https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

If you have on hand a long arm V-brake, I'd put it on...
07-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By tyrion

This technique works for me. I seat the bead and...

This technique works for me. I seat the bead and make sure it holds air, then remove valve core and add sealant.
07-02-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By tyrion

You've done a very good job in training your...

You've done a very good job in training your wife. If only more husbands could be like you.

;)
06-27-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By tyrion

You could just get regular GRX and spray paint it...

You could just get regular GRX and spray paint it silver.
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,947
Posted By tyrion

The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, Roman,...

The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire.
06-20-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By tyrion

The Boardman ADV 8.9 looks significantly better...

The Boardman ADV 8.9 looks significantly better to me: wider gear range, tubeless tires/rims, better tires, thru-axles, etc.

And drop bars allow multiple hand positions which helps in longer rides.
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By tyrion

In a place like SF, I'd lock the bike in a hotel...

In a place like SF, I'd lock the bike in a hotel room or some kind of secure bike storage service, get a Clipper card for bus and BART and see the city that way. At least for one day have some relief...
06-14-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 597
Posted By tyrion

brifter brifter brifter!

brifter brifter brifter!
06-14-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 597
Posted By tyrion

Trim in this context refers to the front...

Trim in this context refers to the front derailleur - there will be 3 or 4 click stops on the FD to deal with the changing chain angle when you shift the RD.
06-14-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 597
Posted By tyrion

I can feel/hear it when I'm in the extreme...

I can feel/hear it when I'm in the extreme cross-chain gears and then I fix it (shift). I don't think it's that big of a deal - you're wasting a few watts, but it's the vibration that bugs me most.
06-14-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By tyrion

I've had both the SS and SKs and I'd say they're...

I've had both the SS and SKs and I'd say they're equally difficult to put on. On my rims (WTB Kom i25) it's not that difficult.
Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By tyrion

I don't think there's anything to worry about. ...

I don't think there's anything to worry about.

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Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By tyrion

Don't **** with the AI.

Don't **** with the AI.
Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By tyrion

The AI might be sentient, but is the Google...

The AI might be sentient, but is the Google engineer?
06-12-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By tyrion

The brake system seems to be re-breaking-in as...

The brake system seems to be re-breaking-in as expected. Nevertheless I've ordered new pads. After I install the new pads, I'll sand down /clean the old ones as recommended and keep them as spares.
06-11-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By tyrion

No.

No.
06-11-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,999
Posted By tyrion

If you ride in puncture-prone areas, I say...

If you ride in puncture-prone areas, I say tubeless.
06-11-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By tyrion

I didn't just spill it, I spilt it and baked it...

I didn't just spill it, I spilt it and baked it in by braking. But point taken.

And I'm definitely going to be more careful with cans in the front basket from now on.
06-11-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By tyrion

No I didn't! I should have come here and asked...

No I didn't! I should have come here and asked first.
06-11-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By tyrion

Pro tip: don't put 7-Up on your rotors

I have a front basket, and I went to the local market just for a 6 pack of 7-up. One of the cans had a leak and it leaked on the front rotor and now I have a baked on layer of 7-up all over the...
06-11-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By tyrion

Generally speaking: yes. Not so much because of...

Generally speaking: yes. Not so much because of the tires, but the gearing - the top gear of the new Trek is significantly lower than your Trek. You can look at the gear calculator mentioned above...
06-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By tyrion

If the Miyata is "kitted up" that sounds like it...

If the Miyata is "kitted up" that sounds like it would have more wind resistance. Fatter tires and more upright riding position will have more wind resistance.

And you're probably not maintaining...
06-10-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By tyrion

I converted my bike from 2x9 to 3x9 and really...

I converted my bike from 2x9 to 3x9 and really that setup. Old 44/32/22 mountain cranksets are readily available. In addition to that you need a new FD, shifters (I used Microshift bar ends), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,465
Posted By tyrion

If you truly love the stockholders, you will.

If you truly love the stockholders, you will.
06-03-22, 09:26 PM
06-02-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,549
Posted By tyrion

My Cardiff is definitely shorter than my B17. ...

My Cardiff is definitely shorter than my B17.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1101x700/screen_shot_2022_06_02_at_10_02_21_pm_89c69c5ed52dfd676827a40595c3c11e7c941270.png
I'm...
06-02-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,549
Posted By tyrion

No hammers for me - I'm going to slather it with...

No hammers for me - I'm going to slather it with bees wax and put the heat gun on it.

The Cardiff is about half an inch shorter than my B17.
06-01-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,549
Posted By tyrion

I'm going to experiment on this one. Nice thick...

I'm going to experiment on this one. Nice thick leather. Gotta soften it up.

BTW this Cardiff saddle is shorter than a B17,
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