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Forum: Commuting
08-05-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By Darth Lefty

Shimano has pedals that are "trekking" that are...

Shimano has pedals that are "trekking" that are different than their mountain pedals, although they are both SPD. They tend to have plastic cages around the body or be two-sided. I have a pair of...
08-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By Darth Lefty

What a pretty little old bike

What a pretty little old bike
08-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 214
Posted By Darth Lefty

The suspension and non-suspension versions of the...

The suspension and non-suspension versions of the bike are not the same frame, the suspension version has far less head tube but still nevertheless more stack and less reach - due to the fork.

I...
08-05-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 214
Posted By Darth Lefty

I love advice that goes "run a giant tire at low...

I love advice that goes "run a giant tire at low pressure but don't do a suspension fork, they are heavy and lossy" :p

I still like the suspension stem idea here.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,477
Posted By Darth Lefty

Strange weather this morning. Cloudy and cool as...

Strange weather this morning. Cloudy and cool as I loaded the bike in the truck. It burned off just about the time I got everyone dropped off and started my ride. Pretty quickly - made me kind of...
08-04-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Timberjack has a rack option. I think it...

The Timberjack has a rack option. I think it still works with the new one.
https://salsacycles.com/components/category/racks/alternator_plus_135_142_148_rack_standard

A front suspension bike has...
08-04-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 214
Posted By Darth Lefty

Jaaniic this is a good idea

Jaaniic this is a good idea
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,477
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am 44 years old and have been working on...

I am 44 years old and have been working on wheelies for about 40 years. Around junior high I figured it out but then I broke my collarbone (a story told elsewhere here) and once back had lost the...
08-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Darth Lefty

Find something with lower gears and trigger or...

Find something with lower gears and trigger or grip shifters. A hybrid or a 90s MTB. You don't have to get married to it. Use it for the two years you have the trailer, pass it on. Don't risk...
08-04-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 214
Posted By Darth Lefty

You need to first accept that you are voiding the...

You need to first accept that you are voiding the warranty.

Very likely candidates for you are Rock Shox Paragon and Suntour N__ models. Other than those you are likely getting into money to...
08-04-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,625
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got the 4D ones with the red pad. They are...

I got the 4D ones with the red pad. They are chafing me. Not where the saddle meets the pants, but on the outer edge of the pad in the butt cheek / thigh crease.
08-04-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Darth Lefty

You really need to decide whether you want front...

You really need to decide whether you want front suspension, it makes a big difference in the kind of bike you are going to shop. The rigid bikes are much more touring-oriented, and you would load...
08-03-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 63,160
Views: 9,641,342
Posted By Darth Lefty

Motobecane Astra Tour de France. Cottered cranks,...

Motobecane Astra Tour de France. Cottered cranks, Huret stuff, and made of tubing of some kind! For the age and the price (at least around here) it's pretty shiny...
08-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Darth Lefty

how many thousandths is your rattle fit?

how many thousandths is your rattle fit?
08-03-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,902
Posted By Darth Lefty

oh man, C&V is catching up to CNC. Paul...

oh man, C&V is catching up to CNC. Paul derailleurs in 3,2,1...

Given how much easier CNC has gotten in 20 years, how soon are we going to see reproduction home-made cranks? Even better, are...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Darth Lefty

... if you are looking for an old mountain bike...

... if you are looking for an old mountain bike specifically, Bridgestone was a pretty small brand. You can probably far more easily find a Trek, Specialized, Diamondback, or Univega
Forum: Commuting
08-03-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think if I were in this hypothetical, I might...

I think if I were in this hypothetical, I might start by riding Citi bikes and looking around at what other people are riding (including the subway). NYC contains multitudes and fashion is a real...
08-02-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Darth Lefty

Anyone get their order? Curious if they were NOS

Anyone get their order? Curious if they were NOS
08-01-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Darth Lefty

What power meter is it?

What power meter is it?
08-01-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have to wonder if the airfoil is not...

I have to wonder if the airfoil is not symmetrical and if it's skirting any rules about having a fairing
08-01-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,583
Posted By Darth Lefty

Watching the BMX freestyle final. The men's...

Watching the BMX freestyle final.

The men's runs are a lot more powerful with a lot of front flips and double backflips, more elaborate ramp tricks and so on. The best riders are doing more tricks...
07-31-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Darth Lefty

Over the early 1990's when mountain bikes started...

Over the early 1990's when mountain bikes started growing suspension forks, bike companies started making hybrids with the same posture, gearing, and all the same convenient frame features, but...
07-31-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'll also point out, since this is C&V, that a...

I'll also point out, since this is C&V, that a lot of adds-lightness tricks are not C&V, but can go on a C&V frame if you want. And/or can also make for a better experience and keep you from shopping...
07-31-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

My 1970's Paramount P10-9 barely fits 32-630...

My 1970's Paramount P10-9 barely fits 32-630 Paselas. But tubulars were a factory option so the brakes are set right between 630 and 622. Therefore it would have no trouble with 32-622, 35-622 might...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1467 (2704...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1467 (2704 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1380
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 282...
07-30-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,583
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: 401
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: 217
Views: 9,477
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: 226
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: 66
Views: 1,583
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: 316
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: 66
Views: 1,890
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: 1,440
Views: 241,721
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: 217
Views: 9,477
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: 66
Views: 1,890
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: 217
Views: 9,477
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: 66
Views: 1,890
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: 217
Views: 9,477
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: 66
Views: 1,583
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: 315
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: 1,072
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: 217
Views: 9,477
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: 401
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: 66
Views: 1,583
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: 335
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: 315
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: 66
Views: 1,583
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: 580
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: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Darth Lefty

They all lost a bet?

They all lost a bet?
07-27-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cool bike!

Cool bike!
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