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Forum: Commuting
07-30-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,056
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: 175
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 797
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....
07-28-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 797
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: 9,056
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, 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...
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
07-26-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
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
07-25-21, 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
07-22-21, 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),...
07-21-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
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: 59
Views: 1,232
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...
07-20-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,490
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: 2,490
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thread is borked ...

Thread is borked

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07-16-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
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.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,271
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
07-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
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...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,271
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pistachio scale! 8in wingspan, flies indoors

Pistachio scale! 8in wingspan, flies indoors
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,271
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rubber power free flight model airplanes

Rubber power free flight model airplanes
07-15-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
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: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,665
Posted By Darth Lefty

Gravel bikes have that sorted already, nearly the...

Gravel bikes have that sorted already, nearly the same fashion the MTB did. The right shifter goes to the 1x rear, the left lever goes to the dropper, and the cable gets routed where the FD cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,665
Posted By Darth Lefty

I see what they are trying but feel like the...

I see what they are trying but feel like the steps are too big. +-10 deg is a LOT

Also I did not know BF would embed Instagram posts
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By Darth Lefty

You might gain enough time on the fancy bike in...

You might gain enough time on the fancy bike in order to get back the time you spend brushing your teeth.

The further I get into my family life, the more I look at these sorts of things in terms...
07-12-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Darth Lefty

Half a millimeter? or like .025in. What the hell...

Half a millimeter? or like .025in. What the hell awful sealant doesn't take care of that?
Forum: Foo
07-12-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By Darth Lefty

We saw this ridiculous creature on the stucco...

We saw this ridiculous creature on the stucco wall surrounding a dumpster at the diner in Milpitas today. My sister the bird behavior biologist says it's a majestic Black-Crowned Night Heron....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 842
Posted By Darth Lefty

In my day job we track risks. Our standard risk...

In my day job we track risks. Our standard risk slide has four pieces of information: likelihood, consequence, mitigation plan, and budget. This one is 2nd on the risk scale - probably low but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 842
Posted By Darth Lefty

Found this photo of a 6800 crank cutaway. This...

Found this photo of a 6800 crank cutaway. This puts more material on the leading and trailing edges and less on the sides, but being a tube it resists torsion better than an i-beam or solid beam....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 842
Posted By Darth Lefty

We are the victims of some confusing marketing. ...

We are the victims of some confusing marketing.

“Hollowtech II” refers to the aluminum edit:steel tube spindle and 2- piece construction with external bearing bottom bracket cups. They have...
07-07-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Darth Lefty

Good 20 inch suspension forks are really really...

Good 20 inch suspension forks are really really rare. That machete Junit is fairly unique. You have to wonder about the damper valving, since it is designed for little kids on mountain bikes and not...
Forum: Foo
07-04-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,437
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’ve been mostly drinking gin cocktails lately,...

I’ve been mostly drinking gin cocktails lately, so I’m fine with this. Anyone for a gimlet?
07-03-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Darth Lefty

The latex has a volatile stabilizer. It’s at full...

The latex has a volatile stabilizer. It’s at full “humidity” inside the tire but outside the tire it’s evaporating and kicking off the coagulation. In home brew it’s ammonia, in factory sealant it’s...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,745
Posted By Darth Lefty

Join ACA, use their routes. You don't need to...

Join ACA, use their routes. You don't need to follow the entire route to do a portion of it. They keep their info up to date online. There are books to go along with the Trans Am and the GDMBR,...
06-29-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,390
Posted By Darth Lefty

OP's gonna love it when he realizes when teens...

OP's gonna love it when he realizes when teens say "the late 1900's" they are talking about 1997
06-28-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By Darth Lefty

Someone should paste her into this old Group B...

Someone should paste her into this old Group B photo

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06-28-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By Darth Lefty

The 2017 Vuelta overlapped with the Catalonia...

The 2017 Vuelta overlapped with the Catalonia independence crisis.
06-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By Darth Lefty

Davis is bike friendly downtown but outward from...

Davis is bike friendly downtown but outward from there it's pretty much average central CA suburbs, which is above-average compared to a lot of the country. I live in Folsom and gotta say, pretty...
06-27-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By Darth Lefty

How did she escape if she was on foot and...

How did she escape if she was on foot and everyone else was on bikes?

it’s really impossible to control every inch of a cross country race that’s 100 miles long. At least they’re just bicycles and...
Forum: Foo
06-26-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 511
Posted By Darth Lefty

Even though your friends are surely good friends,...

Even though your friends are surely good friends, you have an advantage here that you are not yet very entrenched in your life. If you have a wife with her own local career and kids in a good school...
06-25-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,871
Posted By Darth Lefty

Alternatively, “I really had to stand on the back...

Alternatively, “I really had to stand on the back of the frame to squeeze it down for a track hub. It helped that I cut out the brake bridge”
06-25-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,758
Posted By Darth Lefty

When they have robot craft beer delivery you can...

When they have robot craft beer delivery you can draft those.

I was shocked to see the Noid in a recent Domino’s commercial. I figured he was buried forever
06-25-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,093
Posted By Darth Lefty

How soon until Trek or someone “changes cycling...

How soon until Trek or someone “changes cycling forever“ by inventing straws?
06-24-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Darth Lefty

XTR 12-speed shifters have developed a rep for...

XTR 12-speed shifters have developed a rep for not continuing to work. The Deore 4-pot brakes are getting mixed reviews. Some people seem to have endless trouble with SRAM brake pistons cracking, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,398
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just point the wash gun at the bike and hold down...

Just point the wash gun at the bike and hold down the wash trigger until you're out of wash bullets
06-22-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,132
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's two technologies that have blown open...

There's two technologies that have blown open e-bikes. One is lithium batteries, obviously, and the other is brushless motors. I was racing R/C cars 15 years ago and saw this start to happen. It's...
06-22-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 597
Posted By Darth Lefty

It really depends on the kid. I got a used 20"...

It really depends on the kid. I got a used 20" geared Hotrock for <$100 for my oldest kid (a year ago at age 6) and put maybe another fifty bucks into it making it better, and he is just anxious...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 241,004
Posted By Darth Lefty

This was too perfect. Like the mouse hammock...

This was too perfect. Like the mouse hammock cartoon from a few months ago. I don’t think it was put there by a person, but who knows?

...
06-21-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By Darth Lefty

right, and manuals and hops both start the same...

right, and manuals and hops both start the same way, move your body down, then move your body back.

I've been riding my commuter today that does not have a suspension fork, and trying to pop it...
06-21-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By Darth Lefty

I disagree about downhill. I've found myself...

I disagree about downhill. I've found myself using it a lot - basically any time out of the saddle is a good time. There's lots of skills that need moving around on the bike in the current riding...
06-21-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,177
Posted By Darth Lefty

Seven.

Seven.
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