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Forum: Foo
07-24-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By Darth Lefty

I work in an industry that makes stuff with...

I work in an industry that makes stuff with similar lifespan. We are accustomed to watching the front end get swapped out every few years while our parts sit there and wait for decades while the...
07-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 688
Posted By Darth Lefty

I didn’t tell you it was worthless. I told you to...

I didn’t tell you it was worthless. I told you to do the fork.
07-24-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

Women’s race late tonight

Women’s race late tonight
07-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can stream live online if you’ve got a login...

You can stream live online if you’ve got a login from your cable provider and a mind to figure it out. Any event? I’m not sure.
...
07-23-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

The IOC website had it listed in local time....

The IOC website had it listed in local time. Japan Standard Time is GMT+9. As of right now there, it’s 5:30 AM Saturday the 24th, while here in California’s elbow it’s 1:30 pm PDT (GMT-7) Friday.
07-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mathieu van der Poel Is in the XC race too

Mathieu van der Poel Is in the XC race too
07-22-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Darth Lefty

New old-style Bomber forks at CRC

Marzocchi is (apparently?) making some of their old pre-Fox forks again. They are for sale at CRC. 26er, Quick release, V brake, 1-1/8 steerer, unknown innards (hopefully coil spring and open bath),...
07-22-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pretty comprehensive article here: ...

Pretty comprehensive article here:
https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/olympic-games-2021/men-s-road-race/preview/

remember to think of it in terms of country teams… but then who’s the gun and...
07-22-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

Given that all the top names are gassed from the...

Given that all the top names are gassed from the TdF, who’s even in the road race?
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Darth Lefty

...but how did the doctor find out?

...but how did the doctor find out?
07-21-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

OK, seems I've got a few minutes, let's do it by...

OK, seems I've got a few minutes, let's do it by day.

Times in Japan local, GMT+9, 13 hours ahead of EDT (GMT-4), 16 hours ahead of PDT (GMT-7). So an event at noon Sunday in Japan will be 11pm...
07-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Darth Lefty

Olympic cycling schedule 2021

I thought at first to make this thread with a schedule of all the events or starting guns but the sheer number of track events made it seem like a tedious project so I'm going by category. Maybe I'll...
07-21-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 688
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can’t see it in the photo, but the rings are...

You can’t see it in the photo, but the rings are all riveted together and then swaged on the crank. There is no way to make it work even with a drill press.

there are pretty cheap 104BCD cranks...
07-21-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By Darth Lefty

The X-Caliber and Roscoe, and my cheaper 2018...

The X-Caliber and Roscoe, and my cheaper 2018 build of the Timberjack, and a lot of other bikes in that price bracket are full 141mm wide dedicated cup and cone hubs. The one on my bike does look a...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I had twins in my trailer, yeah, that weight...

When I had twins in my trailer, yeah, that weight was not out of the question
07-20-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By Darth Lefty

It needs a dropper, which you can get for a...

It needs a dropper, which you can get for a hundred bucks. The Roscoe is the same frame with a slightly more shaggy build. These two bikes have quick release rear wheels which are not as sturdy as...
07-20-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's been rare for full suspension frames to have...

It's been rare for full suspension frames to have 2 mounts within the triangle. They are fighting for space with the shock. You can find a few, Salsa for example. It's getting rarer, on hardtails...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Darth Lefty

That is a sweet old bike, enjoy. In pretty nice...

That is a sweet old bike, enjoy. In pretty nice shape, especially for living in the land of slush

It's also a really big frame. Is the seat post stuck, or is that where you need it?
07-20-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 688
Posted By Darth Lefty

This bike has a very basic suspension, a single...

This bike has a very basic suspension, a single swingarm. Nearly all bikes for 20 years have gone to some kind of four-bar linkage which allows the designer to tune out various undesirable behaviors...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,911
Posted By Darth Lefty

All this nitromethane talk is reminding me of...

All this nitromethane talk is reminding me of model airplane engines, which can be a hobby in themselves. Or just be most of the plane. I don't think it's cheap but it's got to be cheaper than...
07-20-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,407
Posted By Darth Lefty

Watching my kids learn to speak and spell has...

Watching my kids learn to speak and spell has been frustrating all over again. English has a lot of sounds that are redundant because of the remnants of multiple languages, Greek and Latin...
07-20-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,407
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's called condescending. Which means to talk...

It's called condescending. Which means to talk down to. Engineers did it before it was cool
07-20-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,407
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thread is borked ...

Thread is borked

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Forum: Commuting
07-19-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,653
Posted By Darth Lefty

This afternoon going from work to daycare I had a...

This afternoon going from work to daycare I had a flat. A slice that was wide but did not go all the way through. The tubeless sealant seemed to be depleted. I don't think it was dried out, it was...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,653
Posted By Darth Lefty

pdlamb Or tunneling machine. Did not check...

pdlamb Or tunneling machine. Did not check altitude on those gps dropouts, figured they were flying.
07-19-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 688
Posted By Darth Lefty

Without being too unkind... no, I don't think you...

Without being too unkind... no, I don't think you should put many upgrades into this bike. Just enjoy it for what it is. Maybe a very basic upgrade to a Recon or something.

1x is great but with...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,653
Posted By Darth Lefty

Today on the ride in, I seemed to hit all the...

Today on the ride in, I seemed to hit all the lights, or at least the long ones. It felt great. And also was good because once again I forgot something at home and had to make a second round trip...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,073
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1258
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 260...
07-17-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Darth Lefty

I like that bike and that build especially a lot....

I like that bike and that build especially a lot. I'm a commuter. But she wouldn't. She wants a bike for the neighborhood and the RV, mostly.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,653
Posted By Darth Lefty

Broke my diet for a big greasy lunch, regretted...

Broke my diet for a big greasy lunch, regretted it. Felt like crap later. Cursor is at work.

Enjoying my prime day Garmin though
...
07-16-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Darth Lefty

I just find them awkward. Very much in the...

I just find them awkward. Very much in the minority. Most people like them fine. Preference not science.

They're also twice as expensive as flat bar parts.
07-16-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Darth Lefty

Shopping: new comfort hybrid with silver polish

My wife's bike was stolen a week ago. Shopping for a new one. She wants silver components. Can't find one! Seems like everything is gloss or satin black this year. Anyone have a lead?

It was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,671
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's why they are really XC$1200 pedals

That's why they are really XC$1200 pedals
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,911
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I was a kid model rocket engines were a buck...

When I was a kid model rocket engines were a buck apiece which seemed like a lot. They're probably more now. About 14 years ago when I moved here I noticed the hobby store did not have rocket motors....
07-16-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes. It's in the steering MOI

Yes. It's in the steering MOI
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,911
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bike Forumsing is a pretty cheap hobby and time...

Bike Forumsing is a pretty cheap hobby and time consuming as you like
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,225
Posted By Darth Lefty

Toss them in the round file with the chainstay...

Toss them in the round file with the chainstay u-brakes
07-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm going to buy one even though it's steel and...

I'm going to buy one even though it's steel and wrong clamp size. I just switched my bike over to flat bar mainly because I hate drop bar brake levers. Not sure if the extra inch of tubing behind the...
07-16-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Darth Lefty

Holy cow, that is cheap. No 175's, though. I...

Holy cow, that is cheap. No 175's, though.

I think this should work with any Shimano Hollowtech II MTB cranks. You still need to have or buy the right side.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought that happened years ago before the...

I thought that happened years ago before the Cambium seats.

I looked at some of their inventory on the ones that appealed to me. Some of them are ones and twos, some they have 300. I myself would...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,911
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pistachio scale! 8in wingspan, flies indoors

Pistachio scale! 8in wingspan, flies indoors
07-15-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some other recent coverage like the slopestyle...

Some other recent coverage like the slopestyle video I posted in another thread did have something about the style of bike and named all the sponsors. But it was Red Bull and not a network so there...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,911
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rubber power free flight model airplanes

Rubber power free flight model airplanes
07-15-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By Darth Lefty

Four piston brakes are cool but four pistons do...

Four piston brakes are cool but four pistons do not make more power per se. That's all still about leverage, and pad material, just like it always was. On a recent trip I took a newbie who had a...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just to make sure this is on topic, nearly all of...

Just to make sure this is on topic, nearly all of these have some kind of padded laptop sleeve. The briefcase can take a Klickfix rail
Forum: Commuting
07-15-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Darth Lefty

Universal cycles blowout on Brooks messenger bags and backpacks

I couldn’t begin to explain to you how the bike business works, I don’t understand it. These all say both new item, and close out. So I guess they must have found a pallet of them in someone else’s...
07-15-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you are seeing the difference between...

I think you are seeing the difference between sports press (which still has a modicum of professional detachment) and enthusiast press (which is advertising). It's the sports press that blew open the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Darth Lefty

I feel like your original system was working just...

I feel like your original system was working just fine
07-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Darth Lefty

This frame is for V brakes, not cantilever...

This frame is for V brakes, not cantilever brakes. No cable stop for canti. I'm sure it's not a Specialized or a Cannondale because I've had both of those.

Maybe ask in the retro subforum on MTBR...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,653
Posted By Darth Lefty

I planned to take my bike to the daycare and ride...

I planned to take my bike to the daycare and ride to work from there. I could not, however, find my badge. I got the kids dropped off and went home, and found my badge almost immediately. I then...
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