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Forum: Commuting
10-05-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By Darth Lefty

I doubt you will find any textile experts. You've...

I doubt you will find any textile experts. You've got engineers around, though. That review is from six years ago and pretty spurious. The pants could have been made anywhere since then and god knows...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,390
Posted By Darth Lefty

My wife is not usually up in the morning but she...

My wife is not usually up in the morning but she went to get herself a coffee today before my ride time. She got me a Picture Perfect. I didn't think twice about jamming it into the cupholder, that...
10-04-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Fix up the bike you have. Get help with the fixup...

Fix up the bike you have. Get help with the fixup if you need it.

Who knows what bizarre compromises they made to hit the price point on that Walmart Schwinn. It looks right, and that's a big step...
10-03-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 680
Posted By Darth Lefty

A few years ago a Merz popped up locally and...

A few years ago a Merz popped up locally and merziac wanted me to go get it for him. I had newborn twins and no cash or time. I donít know if he found another facilitator
10-02-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 762
Posted By Darth Lefty

You need therapy, and then a car. If youíre never...

You need therapy, and then a car. If youíre never going to drive then you need a driver or a bus ticket.

I know that reads flippant, but all the stuff from your design brief is unreasonable
10-02-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iím in Seattle for a wedding and I will be here...

Iím in Seattle for a wedding and I will be here overnight. I have this crazy idea to grab one of the lime bikes and ride it back to SeaTac. I am guessing I will be too hung over
10-02-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,688
Posted By Darth Lefty

isnít this like asking BMW which of their cars is...

isnít this like asking BMW which of their cars is the Ultimate Driving Machine? The newest one, clearly. The one that came off the line just before that is now Penultimate.

Iíve got a professional...
10-01-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

you should see the truck they have for that!

you should see the truck they have for that!
09-30-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Darth Lefty

We have a huge doodle. He's a good dog. He's dumb...

We have a huge doodle. He's a good dog. He's dumb as a sack of hammers (for lack of education, the potential was once there) and weirdly anxious about people doing things he doesn't expect and gets...
09-30-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Darth Lefty

which before I edited it looked like this ...

which before I edited it looked like this

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09-30-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Darth Lefty

Continuing to have problems in desktop Chrome....

Continuing to have problems in desktop Chrome. Still can't use the quick reply or the quick edit and the full edit is still full of HTML tags. Meanwhile embedded videos have stopped working.

It...
09-30-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 71,783
Views: 11,677,743
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you like pretty decent mid 90's rigid mountain...

If you like pretty decent mid 90's rigid mountain bikes from usually deplorable brands, here is one for $150
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-rare-1994-motiv-vortex/7535534608.html
Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I search for decent recent mountain bikes on...

When I search for decent recent mountain bikes on Craigslist I use this search string
09-30-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By Darth Lefty

Curious why you used paint for storage and not...

Curious why you used paint for storage and not grease or cosmoline
09-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Darth Lefty

Sora FD is shifting ok with the MTB shifter? As a...

Sora FD is shifting ok with the MTB shifter? As a longtime Shimergo enthusiast I'm interested in this stuff
Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By Darth Lefty

uh oh, who's going to be prj's guinea pig this...

uh oh, who's going to be prj's guinea pig this thread?
Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,709
Posted By Darth Lefty

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 861.9 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 861.9 mi
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi (1035,84 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 537.7 mi as of 9/30
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 482...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By Darth Lefty

it can be kind of dim down here what with all the...

it can be kind of dim down here what with all the shade coming from Canada :D
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Marlin is not a lot different than an 820....

The Marlin is not a lot different than an 820. It's certainly not going to get you anywhere any sooner. You want to go faster but not use the fast bike. The fast bike, being built to a higher spec,...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,390
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I do I use earbuds and keep the phone in my...

When I do I use earbuds and keep the phone in my pocket
09-28-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are really too many steps in bike quality,...

There are really too many steps in bike quality, they slice the baloney pretty fine. The GT is pretty much like your old Roscoe.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,307
Posted By Darth Lefty

Only the hottest takes here, folks!

Only the hottest takes here, folks!
Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Darth Lefty

Her take is that the bear chase gets you more...

Her take is that the bear chase gets you more exercise because the fight or flight response makes you go harder than you could have of your own initiative. She mentioned adrenaline and cortisol but...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'll ask my wife, she's a psychologist (MFT) and...

I'll ask my wife, she's a psychologist (MFT) and probably will have a hot take
09-27-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By Darth Lefty

18-21 was a 27.5+ tire, 1x build on X-Caliber...

18-21 was a 27.5+ tire, 1x build on X-Caliber frame. Roscoe 6 still is

22+, 7 and up is a new frame for 29x2.5 tires, newest new geometry
09-27-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By Darth Lefty

The new Roscoe moved up market a step. It is a...

The new Roscoe moved up market a step. It is a better frame than your old one. (The 6 is still the same-old.) They also updated the frame geometry so you might find it fits a little differently. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,975
Posted By Darth Lefty

I agree with that in principle but disk brakes...

I agree with that in principle but disk brakes need some fork stiffness that tends to bigger tires, and it was never 531SL to begin with. I think most of the compliance in this design is going to...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
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: 45
Views: 1,232
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: 231
Views: 8,390
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: 14
Views: 485
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: 231
Views: 8,390
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: 45
Views: 1,232
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: 131
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: 231
Views: 8,390
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: 9
Views: 361
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: 9
Views: 361
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: 231
Views: 8,390
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: 231
Views: 8,390
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: 21,259
Views: 4,052,458
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: 231
Views: 8,390
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: 231
Views: 8,390
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: 210
Views: 10,975
Posted By Darth Lefty

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

My brain won't stop doing this stupid stuff

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/840x543/image_2448339b25735ef4af2f6d7430b2140db588c3ac.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,975
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: 210
Views: 10,975
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: 413
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: 1,248
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: 210
Views: 10,975
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just goofing around ...

Just goofing around

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/482x135/image_c4b0693e00726640fd8a9288b5102620aa3b1198.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,975
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: 413
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,...
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