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Forum: Foo
05-15-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am glad this thread was not what I thought it...

I am glad this thread was not what I thought it might be from the title
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 04:06 PM
05-10-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,213
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well,you hit 200 replies. Good job dunkin' on the...

Well,you hit 200 replies. Good job dunkin' on the troll, everyone
05-08-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 774
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, 135QR had a good run. About 30 years? But...

Well, 135QR had a good run. About 30 years? But if you look before and around that there are also 130, 126, 124, 120, 110, and 100 going on for various kinds of drivetrains. And that's not counting...
05-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,104
Posted By Darth Lefty

It would need to rust a lot before it lost enough...

It would need to rust a lot before it lost enough steel to be a problem.

joking, but in the United States there were hardly any road bikes to speak of prior to the 1972 bike boom and you donít see...
05-07-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Darth Lefty

All this crap about parking laws and literacy and...

All this crap about parking laws and literacy and we aren't doing that guy for jaywalking?
05-06-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Darth Lefty

Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle - "This And That"

You got your freestyle in my trials!

Starts with some big drop stunts on full suspension bikes and then moves to Blackpool for street stuff on the rigids. As usual there is a sponsor, this time...
05-06-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, that turned out not as interesting as I...

Well, that turned out not as interesting as I hoped :D
Forum: Foo
05-05-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 79,088
Posted By Darth Lefty

Snpa

Snpa
05-03-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Darth Lefty

On this bike specifically I'd get the 29er. The...

On this bike specifically I'd get the 29er. The ride height is pretty low (60mm drop)
Forum: Foo
05-03-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By Darth Lefty

Updated for 2021 Here is a small list of...

Updated for 2021


Here is a small list of driving habits to avoid:

Driving with less than a quarter charge of electrons
Flooring the accelerator when the batteries are cold.
Shifting
...
05-03-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Darth Lefty

No, that is not what I meant. I mean you can buy...

No, that is not what I meant. I mean you can buy a rebuild kit for a Rock Shox Recon Gold and watch a service video and read the service manual, or so could your shop mechanic. Have not been able to...
05-02-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Darth Lefty

Air is not very clever, but latex is easy to...

Air is not very clever, but latex is easy to trick.
05-02-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Darth Lefty

They are really much the same, with the same...

They are really much the same, with the same frame, fork, wheels and tires. I don't see anything more objectionable about the cheaper one. The Crest fork looks ok (equivalent to a "Gold" level Rock...
04-26-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Darth Lefty

UCI XC-MTB World Cup sprint compilation from Red Bull

Neff is really caught sleeping in the first clip, you can see her startle. Lots of women's races in here. The MTB side does a much better job promoting that, I think
...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Darth Lefty

In a velomobile, you won't

In a velomobile, you won't
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Darth Lefty

You need not speculate. Rims like this absolutely...

You need not speculate. Rims like this absolutely do exist. The people posting in this thread about thousand-dollar wheelsets probably haven't seen them but they showed up on cheap fixies 10-15 years...
Forum: Foo
04-13-21, 03:42 PM
Forum: Foo
04-11-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Darth Lefty

What a ghastly website

What a ghastly website
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,283
Posted By Darth Lefty

A couple years ago an acquaintance went this...

A couple years ago an acquaintance went this route and decided he had a potassium deficiency. He didnít. Almost no American does. We eat potatoes, and the occasional banana. But it wasnít among the...
04-07-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Technology" may trickle down, but not entirely....

"Technology" may trickle down, but not entirely. The tucked-in Shadow parallelogram has been moving down-market. Deore is still the lowest level with a clutch and all the clutch models are 10+...
04-04-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,148
Posted By Darth Lefty

Attempting to help you keep it on topic, this...

Attempting to help you keep it on topic, this came from Hans Rey's Facebook page today. 1988
...
Forum: Foo
04-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,254
Posted By Darth Lefty

But ďBeachfront Bargain HuntĒ keeps telling me...

But ďBeachfront Bargain HuntĒ keeps telling me those houses on 20ft hurricane stilts are an amazing value!
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,144
Posted By Darth Lefty

I used to fly model airplanes out there when it...

I used to fly model airplanes out there when it was alfalfa fields
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíve bought some listings that were in error. But...

Iíve bought some listings that were in error. But usually if a legitimate business has an error in their listing, they will either cancel it with apologies or honor it.

Thereís obviously scams,...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm interested to hear what was wrong with the...

I'm interested to hear what was wrong with the prior cassette.

I doubt you need to change the chain, much less the chain ring, unless you are really picky about shifting or you've done a lot of...
03-20-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,765
Posted By Darth Lefty

Or Nobendium. I've got this one on my...

Or Nobendium.

I've got this one on my cubicle wall. Personal favorite is upsidaisium, with corbomite a close second. Flubber does not qualify, it's not an element.
The Periodic Table Of Imaginary...
03-20-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Darth Lefty

I buy off-road tires for my MTB and just tolerate...

I buy off-road tires for my MTB and just tolerate them on pavement. Softer, wider, and knobbier on the front. Right now on mine, soft Nobby Nic front, hard Rocket Ron rear... They were on sale.
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís muggy. Definitely the speedway museum. ...

Itís muggy.

Definitely the speedway museum.

other than that, thereís no college sports in July and thatís all anyone cares about
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm really trying to be open minded but there are...

I'm really trying to be open minded but there are some howlers.

"Over time the tread will wear out and need to be reapplied, but that maintenance is expected to be a lot cheaper than having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,227
Posted By Darth Lefty

Good news! I just saved a ton of money on my car...

Good news! I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by running from the cops








* not my original joke, one of my motorcycling friends had this on a t-shirt
03-15-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,899
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought the reason to choose 32h is that it's...

I thought the reason to choose 32h is that it's getting really hard to find 36h
03-14-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Darth Lefty

1. yes, but they are likely stuck, not broken....

1. yes, but they are likely stuck, not broken. Might be rusty or bent cable or cable housing, too

2. yes, but first, take the covers off the shifters and spray them out with wd-40 or something,...
03-13-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By Darth Lefty

7 is not among the factors of 24. I was thinking...

7 is not among the factors of 24. I was thinking of the bottom bracket for the hollow spindle, brake levers (T6000 brakes are probably hydraulic disc, havenít looked), chain, and likely small parts....
03-13-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Darth Lefty

Google struck out completely on this one. But it...

Google struck out completely on this one. But it sounds like a pretty inexpensive department store bike, and a warranty or store return issue. I’m surprised if your email receipt wouldn’t be honored....
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By Darth Lefty

Remember back when guys had big V8 coupes? Monte...

Remember back when guys had big V8 coupes? Monte Carlos and GTOís or whatever? Brodozers are just the 21st century version.
03-13-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By Darth Lefty

The stuff you have is a little heavier and has...

The stuff you have is a little heavier and has more paint and steel and castings, less plating and aluminum and forgings. It wonít last as long, in theory, though heavy use and outdoor storage would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,227
Posted By Darth Lefty

If they took away your license you might be...

If they took away your license you might be reduced to riding a bicycle
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,103
Posted By Darth Lefty

it should have a circle, a circle, a dot, and a...

it should have a circle, a circle, a dot, and a dot
03-10-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Darth Lefty

I would guess some error in assembly, likely by...

I would guess some error in assembly, likely by Felt at the factory or a parts subcontractor. That, or the four year old grease hardened up.
03-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 920
Posted By Darth Lefty

Funny this should come up. Last night I was at a...

Funny this should come up. Last night I was at a picnic table and I dropped a set screw into the dirt and gravel underneath. We are on a camping trip, so I went inside and got my kids magnetic blocks...
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By Darth Lefty

Work in the Small Primate Enclosure has been a...

Work in the Small Primate Enclosure has been a chore. Literally, not figuratively. When theyíre all back in school and I can go back to work... itíll be great... for work. On the other hand Iíve...
Forum: Foo
03-04-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,295
Posted By Darth Lefty

thereís an Animaniacs bit with Slappy Squirrel...

thereís an Animaniacs bit with Slappy Squirrel along these lines.

Whatís the name of the band on stage?

who

who is the band

yes
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By Darth Lefty

Lol, I think Tailfin owes me a beer

Lol, I think Tailfin owes me a beer
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,215
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every day is doable, a few people ring up 10k...

Every day is doable, a few people ring up 10k years in our mileage thread. (200 work days x 40 miles = 8k, roughly.) But itís obviously a bigger time and energy investment. Not the little bonbon of...
03-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your problem is not unique

Your problem is not unique
03-01-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hey, there used to be a Giant Boulder, so...

Hey, there used to be a Giant Boulder, so anything is possible
03-01-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,378
Posted By Darth Lefty

The enthusiast press has spent so long trying to...

The enthusiast press has spent so long trying to condition us that there is exactly the right bike to suit your specific special situation that I wonder if some people aren't accepting bikes that are...
03-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Darth Lefty

What I can't figure out, with bars like those, is...

What I can't figure out, with bars like those, is what the frame reach and stem are supposed to be to go with them. You see people putting them on both flat and drop bar frames and seemingly happy. I...
02-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Darth Lefty

how on earth did you find this and how far back...

how on earth did you find this and how far back do they go? Iíve been trying to figure out the year/model of my high school bike which was probably something around 89-91. An Arriba or Arroyo or...
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