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07-30-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 281
Posted By tyrion

I've used Strava and Ride with GPS on an Android....

I've used Strava and Ride with GPS on an Android.

(both free versions)
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By tyrion

Don't forget Ronco Hair in a Can. ...

Don't forget Ronco Hair in a Can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GeF7A05zQ8
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 441
Posted By tyrion

I'd never clean my bike with 69% alcohol. Only...

I'd never clean my bike with 69% alcohol. Only fresh 70% (or better) alcohol.
07-28-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By tyrion

This might be normal. You should be able to shift...

This might be normal. You should be able to shift the rear derailleur under some load, but not so much the front one. You have to learn to shift the front derailleur before you hit the uphill.
07-28-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By tyrion

Yeah I think some people define "cross-chaining"...

Yeah I think some people define "cross-chaining" as the chain crossing some imaginary drivetrain centerline, ignoring the real issue which is the angle of the chain in relation to the sprockets. We...
07-28-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By tyrion

I bet in practice, cross-chaining is least...

I bet in practice, cross-chaining is least frequent in 3x systems.
07-22-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By tyrion

Triple cranksets work fine on gravel. Just wrap...

Triple cranksets work fine on gravel. Just wrap the drive-side chain stay with a strip of old inner tube and get some gravel tires. Get the fattest tires that will fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,796
Posted By tyrion

Here ya go: https://www.rivbike.com/

Here ya go:

https://www.rivbike.com/
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By tyrion

Sounds like a scam to collect testicles.

Sounds like a scam to collect testicles.
07-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By tyrion

Ordered a Walz cap.

Ordered a Walz cap.
07-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By tyrion

I'd want it soft, like a leather hammock style,...

I'd want it soft, like a leather hammock style, but without the leather.
07-06-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By tyrion

Actually I'd like to replicate a B17, but just a...

Actually I'd like to replicate a B17, but just a little bit wider, and without killing cows.
Forum: Foo
07-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,468
Posted By tyrion

There's no taste under 5%. That's just basic...

There's no taste under 5%. That's just basic science.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,964
Posted By tyrion

Prius owners used to wave at each other, but not...

Prius owners used to wave at each other, but not anymore. It got old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK005tH6b0c
Forum: Foo
07-04-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,468
Posted By tyrion

Boycott any beer with less than 5% alcohol.

Boycott any beer with less than 5% alcohol.
Forum: Foo
06-28-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,062
Posted By tyrion

Mayim Bialik is my favorite guest host so far....

Mayim Bialik is my favorite guest host so far. Looking forward to seeing LeVar Burton.
Forum: Foo
06-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 514
Posted By tyrion

You'll pollute less if you take the closer job.

You'll pollute less if you take the closer job.
06-26-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,721
Posted By tyrion

She needs to go into hiding or she'll get...

She needs to go into hiding or she'll get McAfee'd in a French prison.
06-26-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,721
Posted By tyrion

I think it's a woman.

I think it's a woman.
06-25-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By tyrion

Small cog wears out the fastest, so you might try...

Small cog wears out the fastest, so you might try to not use it so much, if feasible, by using the bigger chainrings more.
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By tyrion

Floating dog

Here's some Zen for Fathers' Day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgP1wlkv-nM
06-20-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By tyrion

The inside of a tubeless rim will have little...

The inside of a tubeless rim will have little shelves.
...
06-19-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By tyrion

Incorrect. The biggest negative is the extra...

Incorrect. The biggest negative is the extra friction caused by an angled chain. This results in reduced efficiency and extra wear on the drivetrain.

You can define "cross chaining" to mean the...
06-12-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,915
Posted By tyrion

She dominates long distance events.

She dominates long distance events.
06-12-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,915
Posted By tyrion

Mountain bike wins gravel race

Lael Wilcox won the women's Unbound XL (formerly Dirty Kanza) on a Specialized Epic hardtail with drop bars.
...
06-12-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,920
Posted By tyrion

I guess pricing was a significant factor. Amazon...

I guess pricing was a significant factor. Amazon leveraged venture capital and (by design) lost money for years in quest for volume and market dominance.

Nevertheless it's the same kind of end of...
06-12-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,920
Posted By tyrion

This is reminiscent of when the internet/Amazon...

This is reminiscent of when the internet/Amazon killed most of the indie bookstores.
06-11-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,955
Posted By tyrion

Something like a Bearclaw Thunderhawk with their...

Something like a Bearclaw Thunderhawk with their titanium...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By tyrion

A Timbuk2 medium messenger bag fits perfectly in...

A Timbuk2 medium messenger bag fits perfectly in a Wald 137 basket.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x667/bag_3_7b017076d8ee297407cbae832eb851d076d9f7d7.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,260
Posted By tyrion

You can use magnets to hold your map down.

You can use magnets to hold your map down.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,260
Posted By tyrion

There are dozens of good steel bike sources. I...

There are dozens of good steel bike sources. I just threw that one out there. Most important thing is fit.
06-08-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,368
Posted By tyrion

Fairlight Secan Fairlight Faran

Fairlight Secan
Fairlight Faran
06-05-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By tyrion

One more for the list: Panaracer Gravelking...

One more for the list:

Panaracer Gravelking Slick Plus+

https://www.panaracerusa.com/collections/gravel/products/gravelking-slick-plus-folding-gravel-tires
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By tyrion

Tubus vega 29er. About 600g. ...

Tubus vega 29er. About 600g.

https://www.tubus.com/en/products/rear-carriers/tubus-product/vega-classic

The nomenclature is a little confusing (some people call the 28" model the 29" model) so...
06-04-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By tyrion

Canyon calls it "Bike Classification" - ...

Canyon calls it "Bike Classification" -
https://www.canyon.com/en-us/gravel-bikes/adventure/grizl/grizl-cf-sl-8/2850.html

I bet most bike manufacturers put out this kind of statement to help them...
06-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By tyrion

If you want something lighter than the Marathon...

If you want something lighter than the Marathon Plus, maybe the Panaracer Gravelking SS Plus+ 700x43. It's half the weight of the Marathon Plus, so no way is as tough as a Marathon, but it does have...
05-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,755
Posted By tyrion

From now on, only straight roads for me. To...

From now on, only straight roads for me. To change directions: stop, get off bike, lift it up, point it in the desired direction, and get back on. This technique always works.
05-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By tyrion

I agree that's not the grip you want to have when...

I agree that's not the grip you want to have when things get tricky or rough.
05-21-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By tyrion

I might be the instigator of the confusion...

I might be the instigator of the confusion because the OP posted pics of top lever only drop bars and I brought up inline brake levers, but I think it's important to point out while top lever only...
05-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By tyrion

Those look like regular flat bar levers. ...

Those look like regular flat bar levers.

Interrupter levers might do the trick for you - they allow you to keep the regular drop bar levers and add a flat bar style lever:
...
05-18-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By tyrion

Chain lube is probably the biggest factor.

Chain lube is probably the biggest factor.
05-12-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By tyrion

Pipeline is starting up, but this clever fellow...

Pipeline is starting up, but this clever fellow bought 700 gallons while the price was peaking.
...
05-11-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By tyrion

A fuel shortage we can handle. But those hackers...

A fuel shortage we can handle. But those hackers better not mess with our toilet paper supply.
05-10-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By tyrion

Now that I think about it, I do slide off the...

Now that I think about it, I do slide off the seat to keep a foot on the ground. I'm going to delete my above post - it's doing more harm than good.
05-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By tyrion

You might have to get new cables. We can give you...

You might have to get new cables. We can give you a better answer if you post pics - you can't post pics here directly until you have 10 posts but you can put them somewhere on the internet and put...
Forum: Foo
05-04-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By tyrion

Live long and prosper!

Live long and prosper!
05-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,046
Posted By tyrion

For the best workout: very heavy bike, skinny...

For the best workout: very heavy bike, skinny tires, riden in soft sand.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By tyrion

IME something like Goof Off. Acetone and mineral...

IME something like Goof Off. Acetone and mineral spirits evaporate fast and don't so as much dissolving.

edit: pull the tape off and use Goof Off to clean up the residue.
04-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,433
Posted By tyrion

I don't hold my arm out but I will put it out for...

I don't hold my arm out but I will put it out for a bit. I also look around at all the surrounding stopped cars - if a new car pulls up I will signal again.

But I try to avoid those kinds of...
04-27-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,412
Posted By tyrion

We should take a break from thinking about tires...

We should take a break from thinking about tires and think about chain lube instead.
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