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05-15-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 275
Posted By tyrion

That's not safe. I keep my gasoline in the...

That's not safe. I keep my gasoline in the bathtub.
Forum: Foo
05-15-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 628
Posted By tyrion

Those simple kits leave out the power steering...

Those simple kits leave out the power steering pump, AC, etc. (anything powered by the ICE needs its own motor now because you don't have an idling engine), and there's no regenerative braking, no...
Forum: Foo
05-15-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 628
Posted By tyrion

I don't think that's feasible. It's not just the...

I don't think that's feasible. It's not just the ICE that needs to be replaced, it's the engine, trans, heating, cooling, electrical, etc. Without whole system engineering from the ground up it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 899
Posted By tyrion

Not with ceramic bearings.

Not with ceramic bearings.
05-12-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By tyrion

Not surprising. The bearings in the wheel don't...

Not surprising. The bearings in the wheel don't hold it precisely in a plane, and just a fraction of a millimeter nudge can make the pad contact the rotor if it's already razor close. I'd let the...
05-12-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,021
Posted By tyrion

Pipeline is starting up, but this clever fellow...

Pipeline is starting up, but this clever fellow bought 700 gallons while the price was peaking.
...
Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By tyrion

Scams/phishing

I just got this one: https://www.scammer.info/d/50059-amazon-refund-scam-1-301-579-4195
In my gmail there's an option to report the email as phishing and I did. Don't just delete it, report it as...
05-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By tyrion

Niner already has a full suspension gravel bike,...

Niner already has a full suspension gravel bike, but I think mechanical suspensions will be the exception on gravel. And I think seatpost and stem/steerer mechanical suspensions will be more popular...
05-11-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/406x200/aaf7e0476111451615381b50a584bc7d_855fa92dd53a90f67cf0001330340cd85c2e1b85.gif
05-11-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By tyrion

Bigger tires and more mounting points turn a...

Bigger tires and more mounting points turn a gravel bike into an "adventure bike".
05-11-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,021
Posted By tyrion

A fuel shortage we can handle. But those hackers...

A fuel shortage we can handle. But those hackers better not mess with our toilet paper supply.
05-10-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By tyrion

Now that I think about it, I do slide off the...

Now that I think about it, I do slide off the seat to keep a foot on the ground. I'm going to delete my above post - it's doing more harm than good.
05-10-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By tyrion

It just arrived! ...

It just arrived!
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,073
Posted By tyrion

Correct. Basic physics.

Correct. Basic physics.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,073
Posted By tyrion

I call B.S. on this. (Jobst Brandt knows way more...

I call B.S. on this. (Jobst Brandt knows way more about bikes and engineering than I do, but I think this old usenet post should be challenged.)

I think minute differences in acceleration can make...
05-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,057
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/816x554/may_4_b3058a775e381acbf528715940997225686133e2.jpg
05-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By tyrion

You might have to get new cables. We can give you...

You might have to get new cables. We can give you a better answer if you post pics - you can't post pics here directly until you have 10 posts but you can put them somewhere on the internet and put...
05-04-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,557
Posted By tyrion

I bet a walmart bike with these shiny things will...

I bet a walmart bike with these shiny things will sell much more than one with V-brakes. ...
Forum: Foo
05-04-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By tyrion

Live long and prosper!

Live long and prosper!
05-03-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By tyrion

They should make all asphalt green, but paint the...

They should make all asphalt green, but paint the car paths black.
05-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,324
Posted By tyrion

For the best workout: very heavy bike, skinny...

For the best workout: very heavy bike, skinny tires, riden in soft sand.
05-02-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By tyrion

If you put too much weight on a bike that wasn't...

If you put too much weight on a bike that wasn't designed for it, the bike can have handling problems. And you don't want too much weight rearward of the rear axle - that too can cause handling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By tyrion

IME something like Goof Off. Acetone and mineral...

IME something like Goof Off. Acetone and mineral spirits evaporate fast and don't so as much dissolving.

edit: pull the tape off and use Goof Off to clean up the residue.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,073
Posted By tyrion

There is some stored kinetic energy there, but...

There is some stored kinetic energy there, but (unlike the energy stored in wheels) it gets "thrown away" when you stop pedalling.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,073
Posted By tyrion

I don't know much about racing, but I thought...

I don't know much about racing, but I thought very small differences in acceleration can make or break a break away attempt. That video completely ignored that aspect of wheel weight.
04-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,546
Posted By tyrion

I don't hold my arm out but I will put it out for...

I don't hold my arm out but I will put it out for a bit. I also look around at all the surrounding stopped cars - if a new car pulls up I will signal again.

But I try to avoid those kinds of...
04-27-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,539
Posted By tyrion

We should take a break from thinking about tires...

We should take a break from thinking about tires and think about chain lube instead.
04-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,546
Posted By tyrion

I don't think it's clear cut. Those kinds of...

I don't think it's clear cut. Those kinds of intersections are very tricky. On the one hand, passing on the left of the slower vehicle is the convention. On the other hand, you might have been...
04-26-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 726
Posted By tyrion

Have you seen this? Fun little series about...

Have you seen this? Fun little series about designing and getting his custom bike built. Rando style bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll24o94lnzA&list=PLl5ojkCIQAcUttbobMukpFXKP8en6qdRq
Forum: Foo
04-26-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 578
Posted By tyrion

Either man-bun or classic mullet: ...

Either man-bun or classic mullet:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x1201/mullet_hairstyles_mullet_classic_a2f2451c8244caaee2adf8ae5ead1a121fd1b3e2.jpg
04-24-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By tyrion

This is not the snapped steerer tube thread, this...

This is not the snapped steerer tube thread, this is the happy, clean, well lighted road thread.

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,350
Posted By tyrion

If your hub makes a lot of noise when you stop...

If your hub makes a lot of noise when you stop pedalling, that indicates to other people how fast you are.
04-24-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,178
Posted By tyrion

Yes, they suck away some pedalling energy. That's...

Yes, they suck away some pedalling energy. That's why some can be locked-out or adjusted while riding, so that inefficiency can be reduced when you don't need the suspension.
04-24-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By tyrion

You have to make a guesstimate on how much...

You have to make a guesstimate on how much increased rise/decreased reach you want, but ultimately it's trial and error. You can resell (or maybe even return) the stems that don't work for you.
04-24-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By tyrion

I'd start with a high angle stem. 35 or 40...

I'd start with a high angle stem. 35 or 40 degrees, 110mm. The upwards angle also shortens the reach. Less than $30.
...
04-23-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By tyrion

It is tubeless.

It is tubeless.
04-20-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,214
Posted By tyrion

Scientific analysis of riding while high: ...

Scientific analysis of riding while high:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqXCDDjWa9U

Happy 4/20 to one and all.
04-19-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,366
Posted By tyrion

On my bike, when the rear wheel hits a big bump...

On my bike, when the rear wheel hits a big bump or drops off a curb, the RD will shift to a smaller cog if the shifter is too loose. So I keep the shifter tight enough to avoid this.
04-18-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By tyrion

I ordered B&M's magical brake light (Top Line...

I ordered B&M's magical brake light (Top Line Plus) along with the IQ-X.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,824
Posted By tyrion

An accurate and inexpensive air gauge will answer...

An accurate and inexpensive air gauge will answer all you questions, if you know the proper questions to ask.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,824
Posted By tyrion

A $15 Meiser air pressure gauge lets just a...

A $15 Meiser air pressure gauge lets just a smidgeon of air out (or maybe a micro-smidgeon) when you use it and gives decent accuracy.
04-18-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By tyrion

How long before we get Jagwire Super Pro Elite...

How long before we get Jagwire Super Pro Elite Competition Nano-coated Di1 electrical wire?

(full disclosure: back in the 80s I bought Monster Cable $90 wires for my stereo speakers.)
04-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By tyrion

That's a good price. You'll also need something...

That's a good price. You'll also need something to cut the housing cleanly (bike-specific cable cutter, dremel tool, or grinder/cutting wheel), so factor that into the cost.
04-16-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,117
Posted By tyrion

I'd say 40mm tires will be wide enough for actual...

I'd say 40mm tires will be wide enough for actual gravel roads, but on singletrack trails you might be underbiked (which isn't necessarily bad, you'll just be a little slower).

Also, rider weight...
04-16-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By tyrion

There are youtube videos for just about any bike...

There are youtube videos for just about any bike mechanical task - just have to figure out proper terms to search for.

Does this cover your cassette removal problem:
...
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By tyrion

I believe the "11,500 lines" was a standard set...

I believe the "11,500 lines" was a standard set of Java interface declarations (that one would routinely submit to the compiler when compiling a Java module), but upon analysis Google was only using...
04-15-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,081
Posted By tyrion

Hope was "exhibiting" disc brakes in '92. ...

Hope was "exhibiting" disc brakes in '92.

https://www.hopetech.com/history/the-nineties/
...
04-15-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,081
Posted By tyrion

We can still argue about it.

We can still argue about it.
04-14-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By tyrion

I tried all kinds of things. The most comfortable...

I tried all kinds of things. The most comfortable configuration was all the way back (on 25mm setback seatpost), angled up slightly, and slightly more tension then it came with. But I just couldn't...
04-13-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By tyrion

The Tesla bicycle visibility software upgrade...

The Tesla bicycle visibility software upgrade costs an extra $2000. Not everyone cares about bicycle visibility, so no need to pay for something you're not going to use.

/s
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