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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:39 PM
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 181
Posted By tyrion

"She's been around, but she's ... still younger...

"She's been around, but she's ... still younger than me!"
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 181
Posted By tyrion

Christine Sixteen is now 61.

Christine Sixteen is now 61.
09-20-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By tyrion

I've been rolling through stop signs for years...

I've been rolling through stop signs for years and the police have given me a pass. Seems like it's been unofficial policy here (San Diego) already. (I do it safely, slow enough to see if there's any...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By tyrion

You don't need fancy panniers for grocery runs....

You don't need fancy panniers for grocery runs. These $30 ones will work:
...
09-19-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By tyrion

That's why it's a dead tire size - too hard on...

That's why it's a dead tire size - too hard on cranks.
09-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By tyrion

I'd get the TRP HY/RD pair and sell off your...

I'd get the TRP HY/RD pair and sell off your excess parts. You won't lose that much $ in the end.
09-19-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By tyrion

If the smaller wheel is lighter, it will feel...

If the smaller wheel is lighter, it will feel "spinnier".
09-19-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By tyrion

I actually quit Strava because I didn't like...

I actually quit Strava because I didn't like seeing how poorly I compared to others.
09-19-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By tyrion

Just get a high powered electric bike. You'll be...

Just get a high powered electric bike. You'll be crushing those KOMs.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By tyrion

A Timbuk2 medium messenger bag fits perfectly in...

A Timbuk2 medium messenger bag fits perfectly in a Wald 137 basket.
...
09-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By tyrion

For light touring on a light bike, you might...

For light touring on a light bike, you might consider bikepacking bags instead of rack/panniers.
...
09-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By tyrion

jonathanf2 I just remembered facing disc brake...

jonathanf2 I just remembered facing disc brake mounts is a thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBsqYnYj_sE
09-17-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By tyrion

That's what I would do at this point. I assume...

That's what I would do at this point. I assume the adapter is aluminum, so it would't be that difficult to shave off a bit at an angle.
09-16-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By tyrion

The Crest and Grail rims weigh about the same,...

The Crest and Grail rims weigh about the same, but the Crest has a depth of 17.2mm and the Grail rim depth is 24.5mm. Basically the same amount of material but the Grail is narrower and deeper. All...
09-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By tyrion

That's a mountain bike cassette, so if you put it...

That's a mountain bike cassette, so if you put it on a gravel bike, it's a mullet.
09-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,841
Posted By tyrion

It's a trick. If you show your carbon bike,...

It's a trick. If you show your carbon bike, you'll get kicked out of the club.

This is called "carbon phishing". Don't post any pics of carbon bikes.
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By tyrion

More info, not exactly urgent: ...

More info, not exactly urgent:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbalaban/2021/07/23/how-to-check-if-your-smartphone-is-infected-with-pegasus-spyware/
...
09-13-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,272
Posted By tyrion

I have 3x9, and use big/big very rarely. I can...

I have 3x9, and use big/big very rarely. I can hear/feel it, a reminder of the hundreds of milliwatts being wasted, so don't spend much time there.
09-12-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By tyrion

These are very puncture resistant tires: ...

These are very puncture resistant tires:

https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/Marathon_Plus_HS440

These kind of "armored" tires, along with tire liners and airless tires - they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,817
Posted By tyrion

Just a guess, but if Specialized sold their bikes...

Just a guess, but if Specialized sold their bikes through the new company (PON-Mikes), they'd obligated to provide service through the new company, and providing service via a direct competitor would...
09-05-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By tyrion

I have lots of lower back issues and for me the...

I have lots of lower back issues and for me the best remedy is stretching, the most important/effective stretch (for me) is knee to opposite shoulder. Not to rule out strength training. My first...
09-05-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By tyrion

A dented rim is cool, but a bent frame is even...

A dented rim is cool, but a bent frame is even cooler.
Forum: Foo
09-03-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 15,879
Posted By tyrion

Hey, iliketobike , The future is going to...

Hey, iliketobike ,

The future is going to happen, with you or without you. So you're either part of the problem, or part of the solution. You're part of the past, or you're part of the future....
Forum: Foo
09-03-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 15,879
Posted By tyrion

That will happen, on a carefully analyzed route....

That will happen, on a carefully analyzed route. It will just keep getting better and better. Self driving cars is something a lot of people want, and a lot people/money are working on it.

There...
09-03-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By tyrion

For Rohloff push-me pull-you shifting?

For Rohloff push-me pull-you shifting?
09-03-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By tyrion

Just search for "deore 9 speed rear derailleur...

Just search for "deore 9 speed rear derailleur long cage" - plenty available retail for around $60.
09-03-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By tyrion

Current Shimano Alivio RDs are 9 speed and a step...

Current Shimano Alivio RDs are 9 speed and a step up from Acera, Deore 9 speed RDs are another step up and still available new, SLX, XT, and XTR are higher end and can be found used in 9 speed.
...
09-03-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,326
Posted By tyrion

Incorrect. A fatter tire rolls over softer ground...

Incorrect. A fatter tire rolls over softer ground much more efficiently, is less susceptible to cracks in the road, and has overall less rolling resistance at a given pressure.

The recent increase...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By tyrion

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go...

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go with the REI, hands down. They have great service, free tune up after break-in, and their house brand is always good value. Plus you have a year to...
09-01-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By tyrion

If you're buying new retail then I think you'll...

If you're buying new retail then I think you'll have to get a Shimano Alivio (one step lower then Deore, but brand new so it might be as good). Search for "Shimano Alivio 3x9 crankset". I'd get a...
09-01-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By tyrion

Shimano Deore XT FC-M760 would be a step up, I...

Shimano Deore XT FC-M760 would be a step up, I think, but a new one would be rare and expensive. Here's a used one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154592039496?hash=item23fe675248:g:nToAAOSw4dhhLmnt
...
08-31-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,255
Posted By tyrion

Where I live it's mostly the rabbits that are...

Where I live it's mostly the rabbits that are always jumping out and trying to make me crash. Sometimes squirrels, sometimes lizards, but the rabbits really have it out for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,127
Posted By tyrion

Do an image search on "transamerica race bike...

Do an image search on "transamerica race bike setup" for some ideas.
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By tyrion

The ones with 3 mounting points don't flop much...

The ones with 3 mounting points don't flop much if all 3 mounting points are fairly tight.
08-30-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By tyrion

Resin disc brake pads don't sound as scratchy as...

Resin disc brake pads don't sound as scratchy as metallic pads.
08-30-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,312
Posted By tyrion

Hysteresis loss in the frame can be compensated...

Hysteresis loss in the frame can be compensated with low hysteresis chain lube.
Forum: Foo
08-30-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,032
Posted By tyrion

I remember in peak Covid shutdown last year, when...

I remember in peak Covid shutdown last year, when everyone was complaining about it, I thought how much worse it would lockdown life would be without the internet.
08-30-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,326
Posted By tyrion

Thin wall tires (e.g. Rene Herse) tend to remove...

Thin wall tires (e.g. Rene Herse) tend to remove all the little bumps and vibrations more so than thicker wall tires, and bigger bump smoothing mostly comes down to tire volume. To me, the thin-wall...
08-30-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,326
Posted By tyrion

I'd go with the fattest tires that will fit....

I'd go with the fattest tires that will fit. Measure the gaps around the tire at the chain stays and fork crown and guestimate how fat you can go.

Also consider raising the handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By tyrion

$1000 gets you 105 shifting and a carbon fork at...

$1000 gets you 105 shifting and a carbon fork at bikesdirect.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/ventnoir_xii.htm
08-28-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By tyrion

Sweat from head and butt? That would explain the...

Sweat from head and butt? That would explain the location of the corrosion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By tyrion

But it's got integrated cables.

But it's got integrated cables.
08-28-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By tyrion

The Krampus has always had more tire clearance...

The Krampus has always had more tire clearance than the KM.
08-28-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By tyrion

Those painted lines can be super slick with just...

Those painted lines can be super slick with just a hint of moisture (morning dew, etc.), so if it's moist out try to take those painted areas straight ahead straight upright. And 100psi tire pressure...
08-27-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By tyrion

FWIW, I put a 44-32-22 mountain triple on my bike...

FWIW, I put a 44-32-22 mountain triple on my bike (Breezer Radar) for less than $200 (crankset, bar-end shifters, shift cables, FD). It would probably cost a little more now due to pandemic pricing.
Forum: Foo
08-27-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,032
Posted By tyrion

In a sense there are 2 internets: the...

In a sense there are 2 internets: the "traditional" internet where people post information and read information and argue, and the newer monetized internet where companies make tons of money by...
08-26-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By tyrion

+1. Good 50/50 tire.

+1. Good 50/50 tire.
Forum: Foo
08-26-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,032
Posted By tyrion

I could do it but I choose not to.

I could do it but I choose not to.
08-26-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By tyrion

The slower you go, the faster the gravel bike...

The slower you go, the faster the gravel bike gets.

And it's getting late earlier.
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