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07-30-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Fields was definitely in contention for a medal...

Fields was definitely in contention for a medal and maybe TQ until he crashed out. Despite the DNF in his third semifinal heat, he qualified for the main, but then was DNS. I guess I'm surprised no...
07-30-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Darth Lefty

The only new things in mechanical disc brakes in...

The only new things in mechanical disc brakes in years is that they disappeared from even half-decent mountain bikes and now pretty much only appear on less expensive road and gravel bikes in flat...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,055
Posted By Darth Lefty

AQI good today. I noticed that my commuter...

AQI good today.

I noticed that my commuter tire was holding air and decided to risk it. I'm really sick of the MTB for this ride. Setting out I realized I still didn't have the pump and sealant in...
Forum: Foo
07-30-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 172
Posted By Darth Lefty

He's rotisserie-ing in his grave Mr....

He's rotisserie-ing in his grave


Mr. Popeil - "Weird Al" Yankovic - YouTube
07-29-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Corben Sharrah, Connor Fields, Alise Willoughby,...

Corben Sharrah, Connor Fields, Alise Willoughby, and Felicia Stancil advance to the BMX racing semifinals for Team USA. Semifinals and finals tonight
07-29-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Darth Lefty

So the answer is what we all knew - men are gross...

So the answer is what we all knew - men are gross and women can hold it
07-29-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 793
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not a problem in the USA, we all drive monster...

Not a problem in the USA, we all drive monster trucks (or at least that's how the rest of the world thinks of us)
Forum: Commuting
07-29-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 241,002
Posted By Darth Lefty

That could just as well be a steak. If it were...

That could just as well be a steak. If it were gios it would be a photo of a bone fragment next to a penny
Forum: Commuting
07-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,055
Posted By Darth Lefty

The really strange thing is how long it left us...

The really strange thing is how long it left us alone in the central valley. Last week all the smoke was blowing out over the Great Basin so I'm not surprised to hear it went your way. There was an...
07-29-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 793
Posted By Darth Lefty

My objection to roundabouts really isn't about...

My objection to roundabouts really isn't about bikes or cars. They are great for cars and tolerable for bikes. The biggest problem is for the people who use crosswalks, especially the handicapped....
Forum: Commuting
07-29-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,055
Posted By Darth Lefty

Really chancy on the air quality this morning....

Really chancy on the air quality this morning. Wind out of the hills is meeting wind from the delta and pushing it down the valley, and my town is right about on the borderline. The AQI goes from 25...
07-28-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 793
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe you could go to the next road planning...

Maybe you could go to the next road planning meeting and remind them roundabouts are only good for cars and suck for everyone else
Forum: Commuting
07-28-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,055
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’m driving to the preschool in the morning with...

I’m driving to the preschool in the morning with the bike in the truck, 7yo gets dropped off on the way there. Riding to work from preschool, back for preschooler pick up after lunch (10 mi round...
07-28-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

More about Neff and that near-endo right where...

More about Neff and that near-endo right where MVP went off. They put the ramp back for the women's race; Prevot brake-checked Neff right before the ramp and Neff barely saved it. Karma got Prevot...
07-28-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes it you can scoot it in and rotate it so it...

Yes it you can scoot it in and rotate it so it doesn't interfere with the brake master and it will still shift. But I think you can see that it's made to be mounted in the brake position and your...
07-28-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Darth Lefty

Looks solid! You like the ride?

Looks solid! You like the ride?
Forum: Commuting
07-28-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,055
Posted By Darth Lefty

Miserably hot and smoky. Must be a new fire or...

Miserably hot and smoky. Must be a new fire or the wind shifted. Halfway back to the preschool about 1:30 I get a call from summer camp: please come get your 7yo, he’s too contrary be here any longer...
07-28-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Darth Lefty

My last set was OEM scratch and dent Tektros from...

My last set was OEM scratch and dent Tektros from Taiwan via eBay
07-28-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't know why you'd choose cycling as any less...

I don't know why you'd choose cycling as any less boring than any other televised sport. My TV sports preferences tend to racing, need not be bicycles. Racing works a lot better on TV than it does in...
07-28-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Darth Lefty

Coda: We found a replacement Raleigh Route,...

Coda: We found a replacement Raleigh Route, probably a year or two older than hers, in purple with plenty of bling.
07-28-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By Darth Lefty

Money might not be like water, but 8 speed...

Money might not be like water, but 8 speed shifter pods are not very much money. Way less than the hydraulic brakes.
07-28-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

BMX quarterfinals tonight. Anyone got...

BMX quarterfinals tonight.

Anyone got insight into the event format? I'm not really familiar with how a BMX race is organized. There are 24 riders, 8 per race. The event listing calls it...
07-28-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are nibbling at the edge of the problem, but...

You are nibbling at the edge of the problem, but it's not just the battery. It's power. The amount of power it takes to go slightly slower downhill is the same it takes to go that amount slightly...
07-27-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Darth Lefty

They all lost a bet?

They all lost a bet?
07-27-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cool bike!

Cool bike!
07-27-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Darth Lefty

I like hydraulic brakes a lot, but mechanical vs...

I like hydraulic brakes a lot, but mechanical vs hydraulic is just a different kind of transmission, power is still all about leverage, and they have about the same amount.

Try to really dial in...
07-27-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Darth Lefty

The codes are probably like 1 for black, 2 for...

The codes are probably like 1 for black, 2 for BRG, 3 for red.
07-27-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

I didn't even think of including triathlon here....

I didn't even think of including triathlon here. I guess I wasn't looking for it because it wasn't under the cycling category on the IOC website. Next time in 2024... Did I miss anything else with...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Darth Lefty

...but you're ok with barley, we know

...but you're ok with barley, we know
Forum: Commuting
07-27-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,055
Posted By Darth Lefty

Riding the MTB yesterday and today. It's slowwww...

Riding the MTB yesterday and today. It's slowwww but at least it has some gears. Feeling some twitches from the left crank yesterday... probably psychosomatic but I've brought an 8mm wrench should it...
07-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

More like what the Dutch? They are having all...

More like what the Dutch? They are having all kinds of weird little problems. Kimmann has a sore knee from the collision but will race.
07-27-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Meanwhile on the BMX course, an official grew the...

Meanwhile on the BMX course, an official grew the Olympic movement by walking out in front of Dutch rider Niek Kimmann's practice run.
07-26-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Darth Lefty

Like this? ...

Like this?
https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/gripshift-srt-versions.380015/

They should be SRAM shifters (though Shimano compatible) and the brake levers shouldn't be integrated. So your post...
07-26-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 111,750
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was looking at the 2020 Conti catalogue for...

I was looking at the 2020 Conti catalogue for something else, but also ran across this:

27”
28-630
Super Sport Plus
32-630
Gator Hardshell
Gatorskin
Ultra Sport III
Super Sport Plus
07-26-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is this a thing that normally happens during...

Is this a thing that normally happens during men's races? I haven't seen it in the TV coverage.
07-26-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

NYTimes feature on Kate Courtney, with videos and...

NYTimes feature on Kate Courtney, with videos and interview

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/07/26/sports/olympics/kate-courtney-mountain-bike.html
07-26-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Darth Lefty

Five bucks is pretty good if there's no holes...

Five bucks is pretty good if there's no holes under all that rust. But chemicals might have been better than sandblasting

Link help https://imgur.com/a/7m7485C
07-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By Darth Lefty

Can't believe this is a real product name. it's...

Can't believe this is a real product name. it's like a parody
07-26-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Men's XC recap, women's tonight (or wee hours...

Men's XC recap, women's tonight (or wee hours tomorrow morning)

https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/olympic-games-2021/men-s-cross-country-mtb/results/
07-25-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By Darth Lefty

I bet you don’t. Little energy, wrong wheel, and...

I bet you don’t. Little energy, wrong wheel, and not made of bike parts
07-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Darth Lefty

I can see how I wrote it unclearly.

I can see how I wrote it unclearly.
Forum: Foo
07-24-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
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: 42
Views: 924
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: 59
Views: 1,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Women’s race late tonight

Women’s race late tonight
07-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,216
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: 59
Views: 1,216
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: 59
Views: 1,216
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: 205
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: 59
Views: 1,216
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: 59
Views: 1,216
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?
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