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Forum: Commuting
02-02-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's more about whether I need the truck that day...

It's more about whether I need the truck that day for kid transportation and my bum ticker feels ok
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By Darth Lefty

When my commute was 12 miles rt it was much more...

When my commute was 12 miles rt it was much more of a workout than it is now at 7.4. Just not enough time to get much done
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By Darth Lefty

I hope you are doing ok with your heart thing. I...

I hope you are doing ok with your heart thing. I got taken off my miracle drug because I showed too much improvement and now I'm miserable again
02-01-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,437
Posted By Darth Lefty

Who are you two staging this performance for?

Who are you two staging this performance for?
Forum: Commuting
01-30-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Darth Lefty

A year or two pre covid here in California there...

A year or two pre covid here in California there was a fire at the same time as an unusual wind that blew it into San Francisco. The techies all discovered N95 masks at the same time and wiped out...
01-29-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

The trick is to buy three tires so you two have...

The trick is to buy three tires so you two have rears to last the lifetime of the front.

Iím 85% kidding
01-27-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,435
Posted By Darth Lefty

The wrong way it can buckle, the right way it...

The wrong way it can buckle, the right way it canít. Follow the directions. Eeesh

FWIW, brakes are way more powerful than legs. Donít screw around.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

ThermionicScott (IA) _____________ 58 mi (167...

ThermionicScott (IA) _____________ 58 mi (167 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 47.4 as of 1/27
gaucho777 ________________________ 41.6 mi
jmitchelltfo _____________________ 39 mi (254...
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By Darth Lefty

Get better, man. Heart stuff is difficult

Get better, man. Heart stuff is difficult
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,569
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's gonna be a lot lighter with a dirt jumper...

It's gonna be a lot lighter with a dirt jumper drivetrain :)

I prefer a full length protected cable run but it's hardly determinant
01-22-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Darth Lefty

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you...

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you have to fix that first.
01-21-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, in the same way for the same reason. ...

Yes, in the same way for the same reason.

Adoption is not universal. A crash bent aluminum rim is something you can maybe bend back, maybe ride out, but a cracked carbon rim is done. However it's...
01-19-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some of this is generational and some of it is...

Some of this is generational and some of it is price point. Carbon is black and more expensive, aluminum is silver and less expensive, and riders living through that change make that association....
Forum: Commuting
01-19-23, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 296,385
Posted By Darth Lefty

Someone cried about this. Soggy monkey the size...

Someone cried about this. Soggy monkey the size of a 2yo

...
01-18-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By Darth Lefty

Contrast helps ...

Contrast helps

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,569
Posted By Darth Lefty

What do you want to bet... Anyhow, I think...

What do you want to bet...

Anyhow, I think that guy was hoping for smaller. Maybe he can get a thudbuster or a redshift. Or not use Marathons, which IME are like rocks
01-18-23, 01:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,590
Posted By Darth Lefty

How many $14,000 bikes is that?

How many $14,000 bikes is that?
01-17-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Darth Lefty

That oval racing looks like a hoot. GMBN tried it...

That oval racing looks like a hoot. GMBN tried it vs GCN

I think people forget about the fun sometimes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD2eRIgBgI4
01-16-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,803
Posted By Darth Lefty

Alcohol is a colorless volatile liquid formed by...

Alcohol is a colorless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars which has an intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms, according to the Encyclopedia Galactica...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

Back in action ThermionicScott (IA)...

Back in action

ThermionicScott (IA) ____________ 30 mi (97 total)
Atvar (ITA) ______________________ 9 mi (15 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) _________________ 8.4 as of 1/12
01-12-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21,479
Views: 4,118,150
Posted By Darth Lefty

let a million plums blossom ...

let a million plums blossom


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01-10-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,052
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rolling thunderstorm through here with sharp rain...

Rolling thunderstorm through here with sharp rain just before 4am. I have not been outside yet. The thing at the bottom of my screen just switched from "flood" (never seen that before) to "Rain on...
01-09-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you need a Fargo

I think you need a Fargo
01-09-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1063902...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1063902-what-s-best-your-favorite-c-v-spoke-protector-dork-disk.html
01-09-23, 01:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

beg to differ ...

beg to differ


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01-08-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,052
Posted By Darth Lefty

We were fine in the morning, nothing much bigger...

We were fine in the morning, nothing much bigger than 1in dia down. I heard the neighbor behind us running an electric saw so I wonder if they got something larger out of our trees. I can see some...
01-08-23, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,638
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, and what year did Shimano stop being...

Yeah, and what year did Shimano stop being Suntour?
01-06-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got it one piece at a time and it didnít cost...

I got it one piece at a time and it didnít cost me a dime
01-06-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,052
Posted By Darth Lefty

That Monday forecast is nuts. There's a...

That Monday forecast is nuts.

There's a video going around social media with a guy surfing a rapid on the American River but I can't figure out how to embed it here. Link might work
...
01-04-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Darth Lefty

The French constructeurs would use balsa wood...

The French constructeurs would use balsa wood clothespins to attach their cyclocomputers. The balsa was carefully saved from children's model airplane kits; the kids were instructed not to complain....
01-03-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Darth Lefty

For now do the tires and saddle and pedals and...

For now do the tires and saddle and pedals and make sure it's mechanically sound and go ride. Refine the fit if you want to fiddle with something.

The problem with "upgrading" a cheap bike is that...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are tons of past threads about fairings and...

There are tons of past threads about fairings and windshields and shells. This sort of thing appeals to we engineers, inventors, and other nerds. Just off the top of my head here on BF, Jeff Wills...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,230
Posted By Darth Lefty

perhaps you guys parsing outdoor vs zwift should...

perhaps you guys parsing outdoor vs zwift should be toting up kilowatt-hours instead
Forum: Commuting
12-31-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

Formatting to be fixed anon So, it's now...

Formatting to be fixed anon

So, it's now 2023 (at least for me it is). That means it's time for the newest edition of the Commuting Mileage Thread! I know I'm not that active on the forums, but I...
12-30-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,979
Posted By Darth Lefty

One challenge with the design brief is that the...

One challenge with the design brief is that the fittings and tubing may not exist. Bike tube sets come in lengths and butting appropriate for diamond frames. Thereís no 853 butted mixte side tube...
12-29-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,979
Posted By Darth Lefty

I started a thread like this a few years ago. The...

I started a thread like this a few years ago. The overall answer is particularly nice bikes were from a custom builder and not a factory bike. There were factory bikes that were better than junk with...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-24-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By Darth Lefty

The torch itself does seem to be one available...

The torch itself does seem to be one available avenue for gear nerds to nerd out. I think my wife is more frustrated with the range of unneeded choices and just wants to make her figurines
Forum: Commuting
12-23-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By Darth Lefty

I managed to miss recording last week. So I'm...

I managed to miss recording last week. So I'm probably a little short. Done for the year.

When we start this up again next year I'm going over to the Addiction thread for some new recruits. This...
12-22-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,628
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well if you can afford a $1000 derailleur for...

Well if you can afford a $1000 derailleur for your $10,000 bike, then you probably summon one of your servants who has been carrying your backup $10,000 touring bike on his back while riding his...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Darth Lefty

We did do the buche de noel. spice cake with...

We did do the buche de noel. spice cake with cream cheese frosting and espresso liquer whipped cream filling
...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Darth Lefty

Meanwhile. My family celebrates Yule with a...

Meanwhile.

My family celebrates Yule with a yule log. Usually this has been last year's Christmas tree carved up and in the fire pit. In 2021 some well meaning fence contractors hauled it off but...
12-16-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Darth Lefty

Unless it's as clean as those above I'd value it...

Unless it's as clean as those above I'd value it about as high as a free puppy
12-16-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,571
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm always hoping one day I'll wake up tall...

I'm always hoping one day I'll wake up tall enough to fit my Dad's Paramount because I'm definitely never selling it
12-16-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,416
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe we should get degaussed like battleships

Maybe we should get degaussed like battleships
12-14-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Darth Lefty

All three of my kids are getting derailleur...

All three of my kids are getting derailleur bikes. The 8.5yo is getting a 24", probably about six months late. The giant nearly-6yo boy, who is now well over 50in tall, is getting a 24" too, perhaps...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By Darth Lefty

He's challenging your honor. You approach him...

He's challenging your honor. You approach him with all your finery but where is your lance? Coward!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jousting
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_(game)
12-12-22, 03:37 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 526
Posted By Darth Lefty

From Stan's website FAQ ...

From Stan's website FAQ

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12-11-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,740
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is probably a response to the LAL Supre...

This is probably a response to the LAL Supre derailleur, which is now being sold on a Nicolai MTB. It has a single idler gear by the cassette and it offloads tension and clutch duties to a separate...
12-10-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Darth Lefty

Part of the issue here is brakes. You need a good...

Part of the issue here is brakes. You need a good brake track, more than you need the rim to be the right internal shape, because the latter you can fudge.

Velocity Cliffhanger does what you ask,...
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