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Darth Lefty replied to the thread Mountain bike to commuter.
" You replace-the-fork guys are killing me! This is an XT-level cross country racing bike with a Lefty Head Shok. It predates the time anyone wanted disks on a commuter, so I would not be surprised to learn it has no rack or fender eyes, and difficult if it did. Let it be what it is, and tell OP to... "

08-31-15, 04:31 PM

Darth Lefty replied to the thread Oh, the horror....
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Quote Originally Posted by PaulRivers View Post
You can't always attach p-clips (carbon rear stays), but you can get one that attaches at the top to the rear bike bridge
Everything old is new again! The Jim Blackburn rack I took off my Dad's Paramount attaches exactly the same way. It's presently on my Super... "

08-31-15, 03:39 PM

Darth Lefty replied to the thread best non $1000 mountain bike for kid ?.
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Quote Originally Posted by hig4s View Post
I'm not seeing $550 it for the Islabike,, Sure it is 3 lbs less than the Giant XTC JR disc,, but 1x8 gears, no front suspension, and no disc brakes for a $150 more. If you don't care about the disc brakes and front derailleur, the Giant XTC jr lite is $255
I agree.... "

08-31-15, 03:22 PM

Darth Lefty replied to the thread best non $1000 mountain bike for kid ?.
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Quote Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
Trek has a buy back program for kids bikes... return it In working condition and get half what you paid for it off a new bike. Helps If your Kid gets hooked and keeps growing like a weed :P
Woom has a program like this too but it's a bit late for this guy to start... "

08-31-15, 03:01 PM

Darth Lefty replied to the thread Tandem question..
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Quote Originally Posted by mtnbke View Post
You know I've always felt those of us with tandems should start a national movement to captain for blind or sight impaired people. Riding a bike is something most of us can't imagine living without. We should DO THIS!
There's a local club in San Diego. I searched... "

08-31-15, 02:58 PM

Darth Lefty created the thread Help ID this Wellgo pedal.
" No luck in the commuter forum, now crossposted here: Spotted on a nothing-special Novara in San Francisco this weekend. I think they look pretty neato for commuting, not old-fashioned but not murdered-out, and I can't find them with a cursory search
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08-31-15, 01:49 PM

Darth Lefty replied to the thread Commuter bike with Al fork.
" I have an all-Al bike on 32's and it's about as compliant as ceramic. It was made in the era where stiffer still meant better. Fork compliance depends entirely on the fork design, regardless of material. "

08-31-15, 01:46 PM

Darth Lefty replied to the thread Shed 1 lb 2oz from your MTB without really trying.
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Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
The sun tour is the cheapest sus fork one can buy. Steel, not aluminum.
Yes, this is about finally deciding to try some premium stuff after 13 years with this bike "

08-31-15, 11:48 AM

Darth Lefty replied to the thread XTR RD m952.............
" August is zombie month on BF "

08-31-15, 11:43 AM

Darth Lefty created the thread xpedo pedals.
" I hadn't seen these before. I came across them while searching for a Wellgo that I spotted in the wild. These are not what I'd call classy but they fit modern style very well.

In searching, also discovered Xpedo pedals, which have some pretty neato modern platform designs, though some might be... "

08-30-15, 06:39 PM

Darth Lefty created the thread ID these Wellgo platform pedals.
" Spotted on a nothing-special Novara in San Francisco this weekend. I think they look pretty neato for commuting, not old-fashioned but not murdered-out, and I can't find them with a cursory search
... "

08-30-15, 06:15 PM

Darth Lefty created the thread Black aluminum restoration?.
" Time marches on... and now or pretty soon, bikes with satin-black finished aluminum handlebars and seatposts will be C&V. These usually get scratched or nicked up showing the bright metal. I'm not really certain how to tell what's anodized and what's paint; and the finish is sometimes [I]very... "

08-29-15, 10:08 AM

Darth Lefty created the thread Shed 1 lb 2oz from your MTB without really trying.
" Holy smokes SR Suntour, where are you putting all that extra metal?

Untitled by Darth Lefty, on... "

08-29-15, 09:33 AM