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Forum: Foo
08-18-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,198
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm still convinced lawns are stupid unless you...

I'm still convinced lawns are stupid unless you are actually playing on them.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've been hauling my 8yo to school across town...

I've been hauling my 8yo to school across town these two weeks. He's in a program at another elementary school in our district. In addition to mine there are two other dropoff zoos on the route. Bus...
08-18-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah... but it's not C&V oddball. Those FSA...

Yeah... but it's not C&V oddball. Those FSA brakes were really premium when they launched eight years ago and no one bought enough of them for anyone to even have an opinion. But they look fantastic...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By Darth Lefty

Word. It's also really frustrating to...

Word.

It's also really frustrating to participate in it.
08-18-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's a fascinating website. Everything is...

That's a fascinating website. Everything is really cheap and really obsolete (and/or oddball) but some of it is really good
Forum: Foo
08-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm trying to follow along here but my first...

I'm trying to follow along here but my first inclination is to call it sophistry. Especially from the start of being drawn in by the promise of some science and then finding it's only an analogy.
Forum: Foo
08-18-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Darth Lefty

The larger subset of people than those who don't,...

The larger subset of people than those who don't, whether you approve of it or not
08-18-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By Darth Lefty

A mid 1990s bike is upright? These are the ones...

A mid 1990s bike is upright? These are the ones people ride today with huge bar ends sticking straight up like antlers.
Forum: Foo
08-18-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Darth Lefty

I notice this is heavily skewed toward...

I notice this is heavily skewed toward recreational rock climbers and not people who climb or use harnesses for a living (line workers, lumberjacks, construction workers, circus performers...)

I...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,461
Posted By Darth Lefty

Today the lady in the school office had the...

Today the lady in the school office had the temerity to ask ME when the bus will start! hahaha oh man. Should start just in time for smoke season, most likely
08-17-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Darth Lefty

gently, now

gently, now
08-17-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,299
Posted By Darth Lefty

Someone in the folding bikes forum challenged me...

Someone in the folding bikes forum challenged me about Zee being discontinued, and indeed they are in stock again!

First posted this in Toadmeister's thread, but he was looking for a road crank,...
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, this is a philosophy paper

Yeah, this is a philosophy paper
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'll try reading it. Sounds like heavy going. ...

I'll try reading it. Sounds like heavy going.

For me the things that keep me from outright atheism are existence, life, and consciousness. Everything beyond that seems like it was made up by...
08-16-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,899
Posted By Darth Lefty

Fascinating to see the OP reply to a one-time...

Fascinating to see the OP reply to a one-time post from seven years ago! That's a rare bird

a.cyclist I think you will be surprised when you get here how little we can buy with our money! The...
08-16-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Darth Lefty

Different brands have different reputations. ...

Different brands have different reputations.
Giant has a rep for making good value bikes, but they seem... a bit dull. And we know they are one of the real "bike companies" as opposed to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,830
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Neutrino ones look like they're also the...

The Neutrino ones look like they're also the Tange IRD.

I notice all the Tange-IRD ones are on steel bikes.

Ventana hardtails have dropouts that resemble the Salsa Alternators but aren't the...
08-15-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Darth Lefty

Honestly there are a lot of premium old forks for...

Honestly there are a lot of premium old forks for sale you could try. New forks that meet your criteria are "keep it running" quality.

27.5 and straight steerer might not overlap much.
Forum: Foo
08-15-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 518,939
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a very old Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR. It's...

I have a very old Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR. It's very similar to a K1000 but it's a little earlier with a screw lens. I think the last time I used it was about 30 years ago for a high school...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,830
Posted By Darth Lefty

I also know it's not a democracy. I want thru...

I also know it's not a democracy. I want thru axles, flat mount disk calipers, and SRAM UDH. You can just tell me not today bucko!

I think modular adjustable dropouts are going to be expensive....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 780
Posted By Darth Lefty

1. Think about what is making you scared and if...

1. Think about what is making you scared and if you can address it.

2. The biggest difference between the 1970's and the 1980's is that shifters became indexed (one click per gear), and then...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you have fabric tape in there now like Velox...

If you have fabric tape in there now like Velox and you replace it with something thin like Stan's or kapton you can get a little extra wiggle room
08-14-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Cube is a mountain bike. It's not very fancy,...

The Cube is a mountain bike. It's not very fancy, but it will work. The suspension is slower because it has an oil damper in the right leg.

The X-fact is a commuter bike with mountain bike...
08-14-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, donít poke THAT bear

Oh man, donít poke THAT bear
08-14-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,122
Posted By Darth Lefty

It doesnít seem to absolve the OP, but thereís...

It doesnít seem to absolve the OP, but thereís definitely some Pacific Walmart-bike baloney going on here
08-14-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Darth Lefty

I looked it up. There were four sizes. 16.5, 18,...

I looked it up. There were four sizes. 16.5, 18, 20, 22. 18 is a medium.

The seat tube length is still important now because if it's a size too big you definitely won't fit much of a dropper. I'm...
08-14-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Darth Lefty

18 is a Medium and you are a Large. And it's an...

18 is a Medium and you are a Large. And it's an old MTB so it sits a lot more racy than a new one. A 1990's medium would feel tiiiiiny after coming off a 2023 large bike.

Just for fun...
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08-13-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Darth Lefty

There could be a lot of reasons your kid's 29er...

There could be a lot of reasons your kid's 29er is faster - but the 29er part is likely one of them. They definitely roll over bumps better. Other very likely reasons might be tire quality, or the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,830
Posted By Darth Lefty

What size is the seat post? Edit: Will frame...

What size is the seat post?

Edit: Will frame sets be available and if so what all would be in them?

I kind of can't wait
Forum: Commuting
08-12-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Darth Lefty

Aerodynamic drag force goes with the square of...

Aerodynamic drag force goes with the square of speed so power goes with the cube. It starts small and gets much bigger. Friction is proportional only to your weight so the power spent is linear with...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have not worried much about punctures since...

I have not worried much about punctures since going tubeless. But the subset of commuter-tubeless tires is much smaller than the subset of gravel-tubeless. So tread life is a good point.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,830
Posted By Darth Lefty

I for one am really interested with disk brakes,...

I for one am really interested with disk brakes, there are plenty of other bikes with side pulls, and if you want v brakes the time machine is <-- thataway and Walmart is --> thataway
08-11-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By Darth Lefty

Salsa makes Cutthroat (carbon, thru axle) and...

Salsa makes Cutthroat (carbon, thru axle) and Fargo (steel or Ti, adjustable dropout) and they are both definitely drop bar mountain bikes, because they are short reach for drop bars and designed to...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think for this it's important to think e-bike...

I think for this it's important to think e-bike or not. If you have a motor and you don't also have a car you can follow the "family car" approach and buy as much capacity as you might use, at least...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,830
Posted By Darth Lefty

It was deduction. Not like there was a news...

It was deduction. Not like there was a news story. Maybe I'm wrong. Jenson is showing stock on the 36 derailleur again and "1 left" for the 73mm spindle cranket. Those had been gone for like a year....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,830
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's good! The big retailers have been out of...

That's good! The big retailers have been out of the "freeride" version for seems like ages already. Same with the 73 spindle crank, which was a screaming deal
Forum: Commuting
08-10-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,081
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's a really cool bike. XC bikes always look...

That's a really cool bike. XC bikes always look purposeful with the high seat and low stack.

I can see how you would spin out with the stock gearing and smaller slicks. It's kind of a traditional...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,514
Posted By Darth Lefty

My kids are now watching a Disney Junior show...

My kids are now watching a Disney Junior show whose setting is pretty much a straight ripoff of the Flintstones. I don't know why there isn't a lawsuit.
08-10-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are not imagining a skinny enough o-ring

You are not imagining a skinny enough o-ring
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 546
Posted By Darth Lefty

I just continued to WFH. We had to keep all the...

I just continued to WFH. We had to keep all the kids home from school.

Take some time imagining who you'd like to see infected and how inconvenient it would be for them :D
08-10-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By Darth Lefty

They probably only have tires because the rules...

They probably only have tires because the rules say they have to. I kid, mostly. But at some level of skinny and pressure you might as well have an o-ring.

I find carbon bike parts "stiff and...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rad Power is under scrutiny right now due to a...

Rad Power is under scrutiny right now due to a lawsuit. You can find the grim details elsewhere. Some bike shop mechanics over on MTBR have been unsparing in their criticism of the handling but I...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,461
Posted By Darth Lefty

Back in town but no commute yet, 8yo bussing...

Back in town but no commute yet, 8yo bussing arrangements don't begin til next week

Edit: if then
Forum: Commuting
08-08-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,082
Posted By Darth Lefty

Can you talk about the chain cover? Is it a cable...

Can you talk about the chain cover? Is it a cable organizer? How is it joined? Draggy, noisy? How long does it hold up?
08-06-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iím going to encourage you to look at Surly...

Iím going to encourage you to look at Surly bikes, and maybe their cheaper imitators. Something like a Bridge Club, which is a less expensive version of the Ogre. I think for your stated uses, a...
08-04-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Darth Lefty

The tab is for the old fashioned derailleur,...

The tab is for the old fashioned derailleur, right?

Ad copy is great
Forum: Commuting
08-03-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,461
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's been a messed up week with a death in the...

It's been a messed up week with a death in the family and summer ending and it's going to be a messed up weekend with the funeral on the other side of the country but still hoping to start commuting...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,202
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe we need to go over to hte road forum and...

Maybe we need to go over to hte road forum and recruit some of them to the thread
08-03-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,488
Posted By Darth Lefty

I mean, how else but fashion can you seriously...

I mean, how else but fashion can you seriously explain this?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/739x429/screenshot_2022_08_03_145917_841b48a40aee652479a856d767d2f65e949322a7.jpg
08-03-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,488
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are having a difficult time a)...

You are having a difficult time a) differentiating technology from fashion and b) admitting that fashion is OK.
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