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Forum: Commuting
09-16-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,894
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1777 (3268...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1777 (3268 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
09-16-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By Darth Lefty

On a tandem it's sixty miles. Really what an...

On a tandem it's sixty miles.

Really what an odd straw man. Like one bike company says in their ad copy, "You can ride your bike wherever the hell you want"
09-15-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Darth Lefty

First you would need to make sure they use the...

First you would need to make sure they use the same type of oil. If you look at Hope RX4 calipers for instance they have different versions with different seal rings. Then you would need to make sure...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,575
Posted By Darth Lefty

Full lap today. I've mislaid about 15-20...

Full lap today.

I've mislaid about 15-20 minutes in my morning routine and haven't found them yet
Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm wondering whether to tell my 7yo and if he...

I'm wondering whether to tell my 7yo and if he could relate. Not that he gives a rip about Weekend Update or Celebrity Roast. Norm voiced Glumshanks, a long-suffering henchman on Skylanders, one of...
09-13-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's weird that there would be a steel rigid...

It's weird that there would be a steel rigid Rockhopper in Y2K but the paint and components both say Y2K. 99 and earlier bikes were solid color. It's a fun head scratcher! But close enough unless...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,575
Posted By Darth Lefty

Lots of people out on bikes this morning. This is...

Lots of people out on bikes this morning. This is normal and seasonal.

Not normal - I passed someone on a contraption that resembled an Elliptigo but built into a nasty Amazon-quality e-scooter...
09-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63,924
Views: 9,843,798
Posted By Darth Lefty

Lugged Trek 990, 22" ...

Lugged Trek 990, 22"

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/represa-trek-990-steel-frame-bicycle/7377370435.html
09-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Darth Lefty

Looking at the warranty, if it's the same as it...

Looking at the warranty, if it's the same as it was when you bought the bike, I think you would be counting on their generosity to cover it, because you have several strikes. Fatigue failure really...
09-12-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Darth Lefty

We've seen how vintage Raleigh brazing is... ...

We've seen how vintage Raleigh brazing is...

How was US customer support of Raleighs from England? Just honestly curious. My impression is that during the bike boom cheap bikes flooded into the...
09-12-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Darth Lefty

Decals look like 2012, maybe. ...

Decals look like 2012, maybe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=specialized+myka+disc+2012&tbm=isch

The Shimano components may have a date code you can look up if it's important.
...
09-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Darth Lefty

He said why. He wants to ride the brake and he's...

He said why. He wants to ride the brake and he's worried about it overheating.

Why he cast himself as an iconoclast for this, I dunno.
09-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63,924
Views: 9,843,798
Posted By Darth Lefty

Couple of cool old mountain bikes on my local...

Couple of cool old mountain bikes on my local Craigslist

Barracuda A2E with a White Bros fork https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/clarksburg-barracuda-a2e/7375660623.html

'88 Trench Goat in...
09-11-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes. So far as I could tell they were all about...

Yes. So far as I could tell they were all about the Assioma pedals. This idea is specific to the new Duo Shi axle assemblies. Thread title should have said Favero, the company name, sorry about that....
Forum: Commuting
09-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Darth Lefty

You might be right. But they’re not showing sold...

You might be right. But they’re not showing sold out on the website. They’re not listed any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,006
Posted By Darth Lefty

Spesh is a great big company that has done some...

Spesh is a great big company that has done some tone deaf things in the past.

Mike's (and its bought-out predecessors) is a smaller company that I have been happy with.

Who to support? Well,...
09-10-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's obviously native 160 and would need a great...

It's obviously native 160 and would need a great big adapter to 203. Adapter will probably fit in the space, it goes forward. It's about the price of a chicken dinner with a cocktail to try it. Other...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,894
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1697 (3112...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1697 (3112 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,575
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was thinking that I was skunked for the whole...

I was thinking that I was skunked for the whole week, but today I managed a short lap. A sharp thunderstorm passed through last night and it was humid; for just one day it's a welcome change from the...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Darth Lefty

Feeling like you are daring us, I looked; your...

Feeling like you are daring us, I looked; your main photo is focused on the garage door and not the bike, and the dirty BB area isn't doing you any favors.

You could tag it AS SEEN IN ZOOM...
09-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Darth Lefty

Explain the situation back to the race director. ...

Explain the situation back to the race director.

Or maybe beg the 8yo into the kids race and leave the 10yo to get dusted and see the cool bikes and get a taste of racing?
09-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By Darth Lefty

Racing bikes do like to go fast. Enjoy it. ...

Racing bikes do like to go fast. Enjoy it.

Reba is good. It's a nice chassis with average guts. All the parts have a part number, and it can be upgraded. This makes it a step up on the various...
09-09-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a pair of T400's and a really old pair of...

I have a pair of T400's and a really old pair of something I think is older than M520's.

M520's are a good candidate to try since nearly everyone who has thought "I should try clipless pedals"...
09-09-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Darth Lefty

So after a lot of time wasting research here is...

So after a lot of time wasting research here is my candidate list. None of them from a current high MTB group. All trekking, urban, non-group or otherwise oddball. I also identified another SPD-SL...
09-08-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

They’re never really balanced because one side is...

They’re never really balanced because one side is attached to the frame by housing and the other isn’t. Ideally the housing isn’t a factor but really it’s firmed up in compression. If you really...
09-08-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm clicking around looking for which bodies this...

I'm clicking around looking for which bodies this might work on. I have not clicked through all the mountain pedals first but looking for ones that use the same insert. The compatibility map on the...
09-08-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Darth Lefty

another SPD power meter idea - Favero Duo Shi + Shimano trekking pedal body

I am maybe not the first person to notice this. I certainly have not been everywhere on the Internet looking. I'm going to try it. I already have the pedals, but not the Favero axles. The $$ is a...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Darth Lefty

Loctite under the band clamp?

Loctite under the band clamp?
Forum: Commuting
09-08-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ida know! <runs away>

Ida know!

<runs away>
Forum: Commuting
09-08-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,575
Posted By Darth Lefty

Turned out just as well. Had to go get a sick...

Turned out just as well. Had to go get a sick kid, wife was off the air at the time and didn't get the call. :|
09-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,042
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ssssort of. Can you imagine a car wheel that's...

Ssssort of. Can you imagine a car wheel that's 22" bead and <2" wide?
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is a touring bike. Touring bikes are made...

This is a touring bike. Touring bikes are made from sturdy parts to go thousands of miles.

The flat bar conversion is kind of weird but also used good parts - those dual control flappy lever pods...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Darth Lefty

Of all the people to target, they picked a guy...

Of all the people to target, they picked a guy duded up for "urban assault" like this? He does not seem dangerous but he is obviously really attached to all his matching black stuff.

There are...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,575
Posted By Darth Lefty

I didn't think I would get to ride today but a...

I didn't think I would get to ride today but a gap opened in my schedule where I could have pedaled my WFH butt into the office the long way and actually get some exercise. I packed up and dressed...
09-08-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm not a mechanic but I can help Google! I found...

I'm not a mechanic but I can help Google! I found this old thread on Pinkbike that says 2005 Glory uses original ISCG in a wide angle version and not ISCG-05, so that's something to check, if you...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By Darth Lefty

A U lock. I don’t know if you have the American...

A U lock. I don’t know if you have the American brand Kryptonite over there but I’m sure you have Abus. From there it’s just a matter of weight. Thicker locks are harder to cut.
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can tell them by their e-bikes with electric...

You can tell them by their e-bikes with electric shifters.

The 5-a-day limit for newbies and 10-post limit for links and other bbcode has been pretty effective in blocking the link farmers, though...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Darth Lefty

ImTheDecider there's a Rohloff Krampus size M for...

ImTheDecider there's a Rohloff Krampus size M for sale today on Facebook in the Salsa & Surly Trader group
09-06-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 784
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is there going to be one that can play all those...

Is there going to be one that can play all those DVD-R's full of MP3's I downloaded with Napster?
09-06-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,042
Posted By Darth Lefty

Now I’m curious when the last US chain was made....

Now I’m curious when the last US chain was made. Surely it was single speed chain, maybe a brand like Columbia?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are ok with MTB 15% shift sizes and a 100...

If you are ok with MTB 15% shift sizes and a 100 inch top gear then it’s been viable since 9 speed. 10-46 is only adding range at the margins.

If you want 53/11and two passes through the corncob...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Darth Lefty

In my neighborhood there's an old guy who about...

In my neighborhood there's an old guy who about 9am gets on his trike and rides up and down the not-steep part of the street for about twenty minutes. I see him on WFH days or when I stop by the...
09-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,042
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every time we do this exercise we come up against...

Every time we do this exercise we come up against drivetrain, shifters, and tires.

Then we start talking about why and the thread gets locked
09-06-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can even pay infinite money and get no bike

You can even pay infinite money and get no bike
09-05-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are buying by the groupset, you get...

If you are buying by the groupset, you get everything that levels up with each level, whether you want/need it or not. But that might not be the best thing. You can study and find out that some...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,894
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm just not putting in the extra work to remove...

I'm just not putting in the extra work to remove someone else's formatting and put mine in. But it's seconds and you are right it's fun. Maybe I'll start again
Forum: Commuting
09-05-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Darth Lefty

Describe another bike commuter you see

I was driving (gasp!) today - hey, it's smoky here - and I happened to see someone out on his bike that I recognize from the last month. I believe he's a high schooler because I usually see him right...
09-05-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Darth Lefty

A bit before Y2K I think. Late steel. The paint...

A bit before Y2K I think. Late steel. The paint looks like Y2K, though. Leftovers? Suspension corrected and 1-1/8 steerer but does not have disc tab.

In Specialized model names, "FS" bikes were...
09-05-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 213
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’ve thought of doing “I’ve Been Everywhere” in...

I’ve thought of doing “I’ve Been Everywhere” in order. Your idea is certainly a different tack. I wonder what the average surface wind looks like as streamlines, if it more or less parallels the jet...
09-04-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Darth Lefty

Put the crank bolt (8mm hex) back on, cinch but...

Put the crank bolt (8mm hex) back on, cinch but no need to torque it. Put the cover nut with the 10mm hex back on and torque it to spec. You weren't supposed to take that one off. Unscrew the bolt...
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