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07-30-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
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: 184
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
07-28-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By tyrion

Higher level components will allow shifting under...

Higher level components will allow shifting under greater load.

One thing you might try is see if you can lower the front derailleur on the seat tube. The min height is determined by the biggest...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 401
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: 316
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: 385
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: 385
Posted By tyrion

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

I bet in practice, cross-chaining is least frequent in 3x systems.
07-25-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 511
Posted By tyrion

Yeah you're right. The energy payback in bicycles...

Yeah you're right. The energy payback in bicycles isn't nearly the same as it is in cars.
07-25-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 511
Posted By tyrion

I predict we see braking regeneration built into...

I predict we see braking regeneration built into e-bike motors soon. Extending the range without increased weight is a marketing big win.
07-22-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By tyrion

With all the youtube videos on bike maintenance,...

With all the youtube videos on bike maintenance, the kind of modifications you're talking about are very feasible. The trickiest part is determining what components will work on your bike.

For a...
07-22-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
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: 5,718
Posted By tyrion

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

Here ya go:

https://www.rivbike.com/
07-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By tyrion

My guess is tire size makes up 90% of the...

My guess is tire size makes up 90% of the difference. I went from 700x50 (Gravelking SK) to 700x43 (Gravelking SS), then back to the 700x50 SKs (all on the same bike). Noticeable, big difference in...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By tyrion

Sounds like a scam to collect testicles.

Sounds like a scam to collect testicles.
07-09-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By tyrion

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/rims/shopby/27in.h...

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/rims/shopby/27in.html

Prowheelbuilder.com carries 2 27" rims they can build with dynamo hubs.
07-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By tyrion

Correct. The polarity of the tail light...

Correct. The polarity of the tail light connections are clear.
07-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By tyrion

Ordered a Walz cap.

Ordered a Walz cap.
07-07-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By tyrion

I want to support USA businesses. Did you not...

I want to support USA businesses. Did you not understand that?
07-06-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By tyrion

I want to take my existing B17 and just say "like...

I want to take my existing B17 and just say "like this but 10% wider". Just plug in variables. The idea is to be able to experiment inexpensively.

I'm just throwing stuff out there (inexpensively).
07-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
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: 448
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.
07-06-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By tyrion

The journey is the reward. Sometimes.

The journey is the reward. Sometimes.
07-06-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By tyrion

Source for cycling caps

Looking for something like Black Bibs but that has cycling caps. Want to avoid Amazon. Budget, direct sales, USA company, basic polyester cycling cap. Is there anything out there?
07-05-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By tyrion

3D printing your own saddle

Anyone done this? I know Specialized makes a fancy one, and I suspect it will be popular among boutique commercial companies. I'm wondering if anyone has made their own homemade saddle.
Forum: Foo
07-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,438
Posted By tyrion

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

There's no taste under 5%. That's just basic science.
07-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By tyrion

Son of a gun, it is in the instructions.

Son of a gun, it is in the instructions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,886
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: 1,438
Posted By tyrion

Boycott any beer with less than 5% alcohol.

Boycott any beer with less than 5% alcohol.
07-04-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By tyrion

IME I could only feel it while not riding and...

IME I could only feel it while not riding and locking the brake and "jiggling" the bike foreword and back - there was slop somewhere in the system and it developed over time. Maybe it wasn't the...
07-04-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By tyrion

The slop could be in the hub bearings.

The slop could be in the hub bearings.
Forum: Foo
07-04-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By tyrion

Really fun science/engineering/brainteaser video

Can a wind powered vehicle go faster than the wind? Of course, sailboats and iceboats have been doing that for years.

But can a wind powered vehicle go faster than the wind, downwind?
...
07-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By tyrion

Yeah I found that info in Peter White's website.

Yeah I found that info in Peter White's website.
07-04-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By tyrion

FWIW, the front light has no polarity indicators...

FWIW, the front light has no polarity indicators and is clearly not grounded to anything (plastic mounting bracket). The rear light has polarity markings and has bolts coming out of the casing that...
07-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By tyrion

Thanks I got it sorted out. There were 2 short...

Thanks I got it sorted out. There were 2 short wires coming out of the headlight to be connected to longer wires to the taillight, and the polarity the wires at the headlight wasn't obvious. Took a...
07-01-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By tyrion

Dielectric grease to water-resistize lights?

My rear dynamo light looks pretty porous and has some electronics in there, so I was wondering if plugging up holes with dielectric grease would be a good idea. I hardly ever ride in the wet, but...
06-30-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By tyrion

I placed my wired up rear light in the front...

I placed my wired up rear light in the front basket and road around to test the brake light feature. It works.

And I remember your post about rusted bolts - I'll grease them up when I mount it.
06-30-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By tyrion

B&M Toplight Line Brake Plus electrical connections

So apparently the polarity is critical, but I don't know to determine the polarity of the current (coming from the headlight, B&M IQ-X). In between the connections (bottom right below) is a switch -...
06-30-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By tyrion

The weight loss should help you on the hills.

The weight loss should help you on the hills.
Forum: Foo
06-28-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,052
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.
06-27-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By tyrion

Responding to the portion of your quote that I...

Responding to the portion of your quote that I bolded: if you want to punish people for breaking the rules, the rules must be clearly stated.

What are the rules? Don't break that vertical plane...
06-27-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By tyrion

I'm just stating my opinion And it's not an...

I'm just stating my opinion And it's not an extremely informed opinion, but as long as it's allowed, here I am.
06-27-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By tyrion

I know. I think a distinctive warning bell is the...

I know. I think a distinctive warning bell is the least intrusive way to minimize these events (as opposed to fences and criminal penalties and such). There's a lot of informality around the live...
06-27-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By tyrion

If that's reckless endangerment, the whole race...

If that's reckless endangerment, the whole race is reckless endangerment.
06-27-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By tyrion

I think luck was a factor. She was goofing off,...

I think luck was a factor. She was goofing off, showing off at the exact wrong time. Crossing the line at the exact wrong time. If she would have ended her dance/stunt 3 seconds earlier it wouldn't...
06-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By tyrion

It's not a crime, it's just a stupid mistake...

It's not a crime, it's just a stupid mistake amplified by bad luck.
06-27-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,297
Posted By tyrion

They should have one of the motorcycles ride...

They should have one of the motorcycles ride about 20 seconds ahead of the leader, ringing a bell. A standardized, distinctive bell. The 20 second bell.
Forum: Foo
06-26-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By tyrion

The old story was the Neanderthals died out, but...

The old story was the Neanderthals died out, but as you point out, Neanderthal descendents are walking around right now.

Denisovan DNA has also been found in living people, but it's not as...
Forum: Foo
06-26-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By tyrion

A whole new "origin story" has been developed in...

A whole new "origin story" has been developed in the last 20 years thanks to DNA sequencing.

But you're right, we're still just aware of a small segment of the picture.
06-26-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By tyrion

Surly Karate Monkey frames seem to be available....

Surly Karate Monkey frames seem to be available. SS 29er seems like a relatively niche product, so outside of bikesdirect there probably won't be many complete bikes at reasonable price.
Forum: Foo
06-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 511
Posted By tyrion

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

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