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Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,507
Posted By Darth Lefty
andy k I don't think Claris has existed per se...

andy k I don't think Claris has existed per se long enough for anyone to wear it out from use alone. I suppose some level of Exage parts might be analogous. But there are similar MTB parts like Acera...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,507
Posted By Darth Lefty
When I started a thread a while back about the...

When I started a thread a while back about the various Shimano groups, I picked Tiagra/Deore as my favorite because it was the lowest level where it seemed no compromises were made for price over...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By Darth Lefty
For looks, hm! The bike is a little incoherent to...

For looks, hm! The bike is a little incoherent to begin with, hailing from the end of the polished-components era yet having a bare carbon frame. So it doesn't really follow the rules for either...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Darth Lefty
I think you ought to use whatever wheel size and...

I think you ought to use whatever wheel size and brakes go with the frame... if you don't have the canti brakes already you can go with V brakes which are easier to set up and work great.
Forum: Northern California 07-25-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Darth Lefty
The Lake Natoma loop can have steeper & shorter,...

The Lake Natoma loop can have steeper & shorter, or shallower & longer hills depending on how you configure it. Basically if you try for a shorter route around the bridges it will be steeper. For...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Darth Lefty
I like Hardrocks, they are unpretentious and...

I like Hardrocks, they are unpretentious and adaptable.

Lately they've become a little too cheap, with Tourney shifting, a 7s freewheel, and not even preload adjustment on the fork. The best...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35,936
Views: 3,678,029
Posted By Darth Lefty
A Burley single. The decals are the same as my...

A Burley single. The decals are the same as my tandem and it has a threadless headset, so probably early-mid-2000's just before the end. $800 doesn't seem like a great price but there surely can't be...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13,115
Views: 1,543,147
Posted By Darth Lefty
Not a wacky bike and actually probably an ok deal...

Not a wacky bike and actually probably an ok deal at $280, but...

56cm Diamondback Master TG - Fast Vintage Road Bike (http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5676887276.html)


I don't know why...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By Darth Lefty
I have one on my Priority. It works as...

I have one on my Priority. It works as advertised. The power is unimpressive. It can't be used with a front baby seat due to the need for cowboy stops. I find it screws up my reflexes... I'll try to...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By Darth Lefty
It's seasonal around here. And I see far more of...

It's seasonal around here. And I see far more of us in the evening than the morning, for whatever reason.
Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By Darth Lefty
Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years!...

Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years! Mama said ride your bike
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 570
Posted By Darth Lefty
I guess I don't see anything here that couldn't...

I guess I don't see anything here that couldn't be accomplished more usefully at a lower price. But I acknowledge that's not always the point when fashion comes into the picture.
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 44,214
Posted By Darth Lefty
I've been spending the week in a hotel with my...

I've been spending the week in a hotel with my in-laws. Taking the sting out of this, the hotel is in Lahina.
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 02:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty
Doubt it. They got in front of the narrative...

Doubt it. They got in front of the narrative quickly. They probably had a fill-in-the-blanks version prepared ahead of time, which is pretty basic standard operating procedure for PR people. Just for...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty
Humans out from behind steering wheels of...

Humans out from behind steering wheels of passenger cars? 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished! But it will happen with long haul trucks first, I think.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By Darth Lefty
My grandad passed after a driver knocked him off...

My grandad passed after a driver knocked him off his ten speed at age 91... Just keep spinning! Good for her!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Darth Lefty
According to a similar pdf on the same site, the...

According to a similar pdf on the same site, the OCLV bikes that year were a little steeper, and appear about a size smaller at a listed frame size.
...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-16, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Darth Lefty
Yeah, the Priority came geared 80/60/45 inches...

Yeah, the Priority came geared 80/60/45 inches (approximately), about what you see with a chain drive. The pitch is different but the diameters of the C-Drive pulleys are pretty comparable to cogs...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35,936
Views: 3,678,029
Posted By Darth Lefty
Some rarer Centurions... 133t $300 touring...

Some rarer Centurions...

133t $300 touring 52cm Centurion Elite GT (http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5683296448.html) "It's in great conditions considering that it's more than 15 years old..."...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Darth Lefty
Yes, it's a racing bike. It's probably about as...

Yes, it's a racing bike. It's probably about as good as mass-market steel frames ever got. By that time carbon fiber was on the market and displacing aluminum, and Lance had supplanted Greg in the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Darth Lefty
Nice bikes, indeed! The Lemonds were good...

Nice bikes, indeed!

The Lemonds were good quality, made by Trek. You have one of the higher models. There's one higher model that year but it's titanium.
2002 LeMond Maillot Jaune - BikePedia...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-14-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,100
Posted By Darth Lefty
Get therapy. Only if they want to get caught.

Get therapy.

Only if they want to get caught.
Forum: Commuting 07-14-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By Darth Lefty
Yeah... I think bike share is a big part of it. ...

Yeah... I think bike share is a big part of it.

That MIT bike looks expensive. https://slice.mit.edu/2015/10/26/a-vehicle-for-the-future/
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35,936
Views: 3,678,029
Posted By Darth Lefty
Cute little bike with a cute little $110 price....

Cute little bike with a cute little $110 price. Centurion Accordo RS Road bike (http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5667513423.html) If the Internet (probably plagiarized from T-Mar) is correct,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-13-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By Darth Lefty
It's not a mystery. Rear shifting works better...

It's not a mystery. Rear shifting works better than front shifting. It doesn't rub, it doesn't drop. So let's do more rear and nix the front. The only strange thing to me is that it didn't...
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