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Forum: Commuting
09-25-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a Mountain Morph. I had a heart surgery...

I have a Mountain Morph. I had a heart surgery and for a while my chest couldnít do mini pumps, so I needed the foot rest,. Only disadvantage is itís huge. Road Morph is just as long but smaller...
09-23-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darth Lefty

I saw a onewheel and an e-unicycle yesterday. ...

I saw a onewheel and an e-unicycle yesterday.

The former guy looked about my age and he was goofing around in his neighborhood. Just having fun.

The latter was commuting and he was duded up in...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

I guess you had to be adolescent at a very...

I guess you had to be adolescent at a very specific time

https://youtu.be/-fQGPZTECYs
09-23-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is how I take my prey, coming out of the sun...

This is how I take my prey, coming out of the sun like the Red Baron
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

What rolls down stairs Alone or in pairs And...

What rolls down stairs
Alone or in pairs
And over your neighborís dog?

Whatís good for a snack,
And sits on your back?
Itís

...
09-22-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,035
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've been passed by a goped in the bike lane of a...

I've been passed by a goped in the bike lane of a major artery who was keeping up with the traffic at 50 per. Not really impressed with the peril of e-scooters
09-21-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By Darth Lefty

They sound like average decent bike-store...

They sound like average decent bike-store Taiwanese bikes. I think Kuwahara made a lot of frames for other brands. What level components?
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thatís lame! I have to guess anyone stealing bike...

Thatís lame! I have to guess anyone stealing bike lights is pretty desperate.

I might be buying cheap lights again here soon because I canít find any of my chargers from the present set
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Darth Lefty

6 miles is a long way away for school, dang

6 miles is a long way away for school, dang
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Darth Lefty

I vote back. Done! Or get him a pannier...

I vote back. Done!

Or get him a pannier backpack. They snap off.

Consult him before getting him a milk crate. Fashion is important.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

The dumbest one I've had so far was a bike stress...

The dumbest one I've had so far was a bike stress echo. It was supposed to let them image the heart while it's actually under strain but the test setup was so hokey it didn't work. Laying completely...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a pulmonary exercise test, the same one you...

It's a pulmonary exercise test, the same one you used to see in Gatorade commercials. Breather tube measures flow in and CO2 concentration, pulse-ox taped to forehead, ECG for heart rate, and blood...
09-19-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21,261
Views: 4,048,737
Posted By Darth Lefty

Shared on MTBR, a 70cm Raleigh. More tall bikes...

Shared on MTBR, a 70cm Raleigh. More tall bikes in the thread

70 cm road bike. SEVENTY!!! | Mountain Bike Reviews Forum (mtbr.com) (https://www.mtbr.com/threads/70-cm-road-bike-seventy.1209300/)
...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

My commute today! Wikipedia: "The average...

My commute today! Wikipedia: "The average untrained healthy male has a V̇O2 max of approximately 35–40 mL/(kg∑min)." My VO2 max is 20.2. Dreadful for a cyclist or pretty ok for a heart patient, you...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

Sorcerer: Bummer, man! Joe, thank you. That...

Sorcerer: Bummer, man!

Joe, thank you. That is very kind.

Tomorrow is "showers," but 0.12 inches for the entire day, so maybe it's a watch-the-radar morning and if that works out,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,191
Posted By Darth Lefty

My brain won't stop doing this stupid stuff ...

My brain won't stop doing this stupid stuff

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,191
Posted By Darth Lefty

hrmmm hope that means chromoly Can someone...

hrmmm hope that means chromoly

Can someone tell me if my understanding is correct about what is going on at the upper headset, or explain to me if I've got it wrong? As I understood it from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,191
Posted By Darth Lefty

Something I learned recently because a kid of...

Something I learned recently because a kid of mine went through an origami folding phase. People who do it seriously as a hobby are careful about attribution of designs that aren't ancient or...
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By Darth Lefty

The chainstay yoke and dropouts are really cool....

The chainstay yoke and dropouts are really cool. Ibis bikes always have neat details like this.

The brochure has components listed but does not mention the fork, at all. Huh. It seems likely you...
09-17-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By Darth Lefty

Drop bars have so many hand positions because...

Drop bars have so many hand positions because they all suck! (This is general, not the 41, so I can say it here.)

Iím using Salsa Bend handlebars on my gravel bike. Neutral wrist but thereís...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,191
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just goofing around ...

Just goofing around

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,191
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes! Looking good Vanity stuff:I'm against...

Yes! Looking good

Vanity stuff:I'm against the super-serif Swift decal too. I don't like it in two places, which seems a little Ali-Express. I like your font for Origami, it reminds me of 1990s...
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By Darth Lefty

URT's had a very brief day in the sun (1995-1998)...

URT's had a very brief day in the sun (1995-1998) because all the problems they solved were not as bad as the solution. It basically let the suspension top out when you stand up. That was intended,...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 286,872
Posted By Darth Lefty

oh man, that is sad

oh man, that is sad
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

Congrats! Honored just to envy you

Congrats! Honored just to envy you
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By Darth Lefty

With the bike having sold I'm going to say my...

With the bike having sold I'm going to say my non-flipper opinion. That thing is a rusty pile and the only attraction is the Rivendell association. Why would you even post a close up photo of that...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Trek and the Priority are both fine for...

The Trek and the Priority are both fine for commuting.

I had a Priority, the original Classic model, that I won in a contest. Because of that I had some contact with the guy who runs the company....
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

Got a short lap in Wednesday too. Schedule...

Got a short lap in Wednesday too.

Schedule such a mess, who knows. Might take some commutes from house to work anyhow. It's the only time I've got to myself but it impinges a little on work time
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Darth Lefty

Priority makes good bikes, and that one is only a...

Priority makes good bikes, and that one is only a few years old. Not familiar with that model specifically

That Schwinn wasn't a good bike when it left the factory thirty years ago
09-14-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,639
Posted By Darth Lefty

It may not be that relevant, I donít know, but I...

It may not be that relevant, I donít know, but I received an insight a few years ago as my retired parents were downsizing. A lot of the things I thought were special to them were in fact just old...
09-14-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,639
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíd be thinking that itís time for her to get a...

Iíd be thinking that itís time for her to get a new bike. Be the next chapter. Special as you can afford. There are a lot of US custom builders. Maybe a Waterford or a Riv or (Iím really spending...
09-14-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,159
Posted By Darth Lefty

A nautical mile is one minute of latitude. 1/60th...

A nautical mile is one minute of latitude. 1/60th of 1/90th of the distance from equator to pole. This is a reason why naval people still use it and haven't fully adopted kilometers. It allows some...
09-14-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pretty much any 7-8-9 speed Shimano MTB...

Pretty much any 7-8-9 speed Shimano MTB derailleur will work. But it's not going to change your bike any. Get a better fork. Or tires, grips, saddle.
09-13-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21,261
Views: 4,048,737
Posted By Darth Lefty

They do like spam in Hawaii ...

They do like spam in Hawaii

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Forum: Commuting
09-13-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

Took the truck for another go at the transmission...

Took the truck for another go at the transmission shop and got a ride in thereby.

Return trip on Thursday? Friday? dunno yet
09-13-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Darth Lefty

Loose ball pedals, you can take apart and clean...

Loose ball pedals, you can take apart and clean and replace the grease and adjust the tension - just like hubs.

Cartridge bearing ones you just swap. Those Race Face pedals for instance have a...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Darth Lefty

The "half commute" idea works great if you don't...

The "half commute" idea works great if you don't have to do anything at home. If you have to put a kid on a bus at 7:30am or walk a dog whose back teeth are floating by 6pm...

For me I'd ask...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,448
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's definitely a different equation for ladies...

It's definitely a different equation for ladies who are supposed to clock in with hair and makeup that they did on their own time.

Anyone visiting this thread who's not familiar with the Commuting...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,448
Posted By Darth Lefty

My block this year has been my oldest kid going...

My block this year has been my oldest kid going to a program one burb over. In the spring and summer it had been about during school hours, which meant it overlapped with morning commute time. When...
09-10-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,518
Posted By Darth Lefty

But now it's smoky :notamused:

But now it's smoky

:notamused:
09-09-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Darth Lefty

That is a sweet bike. With the short travel and...

That is a sweet bike. With the short travel and flex stays and lockout remote it's definitely XC race style.

I can't find any Linkage Design or similar analysis of this version's suspension...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is not an endorsement, obviously, since I...

This is not an endorsement, obviously, since I didn't buy them. But there's a pedal I found a couple years ago that I intended to buy for a build that never happened... it was very slim with grip...
09-08-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've heard that the dual chrome pie plates make...

I've heard that the dual chrome pie plates make it more aero
Forum: Commuting
09-08-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

New wildfire nearby. Started on Tuesday, the day...

New wildfire nearby. Started on Tuesday, the day of the record-ever temperatures. Hotter again today and everything is smoky. Bike riding not really in the cards. Weather takes a nose dive into the...
09-08-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Darth Lefty

man you have some cursed bike customers out there!

man you have some cursed bike customers out there!
09-07-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,518
Posted By Darth Lefty

The house is still full of fans and the...

The house is still full of fans and the contractors have begun tearing up flooring
09-07-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,518
Posted By Darth Lefty

My kid flooded our house on Thursday and...

My kid flooded our house on Thursday and contractors filled the house with fans... we used that for an excuse to take a Labor Day camping trip, and then used the Tuesday heat forecast for an excuse...
09-07-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Darth Lefty

The latter is more shocking :D

The latter is more shocking :D
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

careful with sizing, they really do run half a...

careful with sizing, they really do run half a size large like the website says
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

The ones I have are Dima, Kursk, and Truk...

The ones I have are Dima, Kursk, and Truk according to my email receipts. They all seem ok. They are spilling more ink about features than they used to, so maybe it's better, but they were ok enough...
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