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Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By tyrion

+1 New pads and proper adjustment would...

+1

New pads and proper adjustment would probably be a noticeable improvement. I doubt changing to disc brakes is feasible.
06-29-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By tyrion

It's really not that hard to herd cats in time of...

It's really not that hard to herd cats in time of national (or worldwide) crisis is there's good leadership at the top. We've done it many times before.
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By tyrion

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/690x460/_nrk4732_copy_690_460_90_s_465b5d8ec5c6eb00d90f374f1791baf4800b6c43.jpg
06-27-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By tyrion

Not sure it's clear that higher rim/tire width...

Not sure it's clear that higher rim/tire width ratios increase likelihood of blow off. Note the road race optimizers recommend the Rule of 105 - a rim wider than the tire for aerodynamics:


...
06-26-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,318
Posted By tyrion

The bird probably stopped because you weren't in...

The bird probably stopped because you weren't in proper drafting formation.
...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By tyrion

I don't think there's an RD that can properly...

I don't think there's an RD that can properly manage that much chain. You can probably make if work as long as you avoid the extreme cross-chain gear combos. I'd get a 26-36-48T trekking/mountain...
06-22-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,085
Posted By tyrion

Very few people understand the depth of nuance...

Very few people understand the depth of nuance displayed in 19th century Tibetan pornography.
Forum: Foo
06-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By tyrion

They're trying to erase our history!

They're trying to erase our history!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By tyrion

I put it on avocado toast. Not all the time, only...

I put it on avocado toast. Not all the time, only when I have guests I want to impress.
06-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By tyrion

You're proposing something pretty expensive. It...

You're proposing something pretty expensive. It might be less expensive if you could find a used donor bike that had the parts you want. If you're going to buy new parts, I'd go with Shimano GRX. I...
06-12-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By tyrion

V-brakes with long arms probably won't work with...

V-brakes with long arms probably won't work with your current levers (they require more cable pull than road levers usually have), but shorter arm v-brakes should work.
...
Forum: Foo
06-11-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By tyrion

This might be a little risky given that you don't...

This might be a little risky given that you don't know what is wrong with your back, but stretching helped my lower back problems. Specifically, knee to opposite shoulder.
...
06-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,541
Posted By tyrion

Without sensors you won't know how much fun...

Without sensors you won't know how much fun you're having.
06-07-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,148
Posted By tyrion

Can't we all get along argue about disc brakes...

Can't we all get along argue about disc brakes and chain lube?
06-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By tyrion

Got him. ...

Got him.

https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/police-fire/kensington-man-charged-with-assaulting-group-on-capital-crescent-trail-as-seen-in-video/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,981
Posted By tyrion

He turned himself in. ...

He turned himself in.

https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/police-fire/kensington-man-charged-with-assaulting-group-on-capital-crescent-trail-as-seen-in-video/
06-05-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By tyrion

PSA there's a man named Peter Weinberg that was...

PSA there's a man named Peter Weinberg that was FALSELY fingered by the twitter mob and has cleared his name with police.

I think he was suspected because of public Strava info putting him near...
06-04-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By tyrion

IMO "perp", which is short for "perpetrator of a...

IMO "perp", which is short for "perpetrator of a crime" - in this case a crime against a child - is a greater condemnation than "jerk".
06-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By tyrion

https://twitter.com/franklinleonard/status/1268653...

https://twitter.com/franklinleonard/status/1268653691336142848

The twitter detectives are on it. They will find the perp.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,293
Posted By tyrion

Yeah, massive traction on a wide range of...

Yeah, massive traction on a wide range of surfaces.
06-02-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 947
Posted By tyrion

Seth Bike Hacks Seth actually did an experiment...

Seth Bike Hacks Seth actually did an experiment in which he used baby oil for brake fluid. It worked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63VIuPiX3CA
05-30-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,812
Posted By tyrion

As soon as these lock down restrictions are...

As soon as these lock down restrictions are lifted, I'm going to start on my novel. I've been putting it off for a while, but once the quarantine is lifted there won't be anything holding me back.
05-30-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,046
Posted By tyrion

I work hard to avoid troublesome (high traffic)...

I work hard to avoid troublesome (high traffic) areas. Bike vs. car is the proverbial bring a knife to a gunfight. If I want a fight, I know where to find it: the internet.
Forum: Foo
05-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By tyrion

As stage one was about to land on the drone ship,...

As stage one was about to land on the drone ship, the camera cut off, then came back on again to show a rocket stage sitting there.

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

#5GcausesCovid19...
05-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By tyrion

It's ok. Just be aware of other people's feelings...

It's ok. Just be aware of other people's feelings when you post.
05-25-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By tyrion

I thought this was going to be one of those "I...

I thought this was going to be one of those "I found a Schwinn Paramount in an old barn" threads.

Very disappointed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By tyrion

I've put cornstarch on old sticky hoods to make...

I've put cornstarch on old sticky hoods to make them less sticky. The hoods got sticky from age (I think), not because I spilled stuff on them. I cleaned the hoods with soap and water before putting...
05-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,149
Posted By tyrion

Cutting edge! This is not just meta, it's...

Cutting edge! This is not just meta, it's physical meta!

Think about how this thread will be seen in 20 years, if it makes it to 20 years.

#postmodernismCanSuckit...
05-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 584
Posted By tyrion

Next up: cicadas: ...

Next up: cicadas:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/23/us/cicadas-emerge-17-years-underground-scn-trnd/index.html
05-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 584
Posted By tyrion

Oh yes there is. I'd get a rag-tag (but lovable)...

Oh yes there is. I'd get a rag-tag (but lovable) group of oil drillers, train them to be astronauts, send them out on a rocket to intercept the asteroid, have them drill a deep hole into the...
05-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By tyrion

If you force the little ones to fast for 12 hours...

If you force the little ones to fast for 12 hours before the ride, you could probably get the cargo weight down to 13 lbs.
05-22-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By tyrion

That is an issue, now that my garage is filled up...

That is an issue, now that my garage is filled up with toilet paper.
05-22-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By tyrion

As someone once said, "what have you got to...

As someone once said, "what have you got to lose?"
05-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,142
Posted By tyrion

Rivendell has always struck me as being...

Rivendell has always struck me as being surprisingly bad at internet marketing. Especially for a Northern California company.
05-22-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,142
Posted By tyrion

Bump.

Bump.
05-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By tyrion

Possible treatment: cannabis

https://nypost.com/2020/05/21/scientists-believe-cannabis-could-help-prevent-treat-coronavirus/



Better than bleach!
05-21-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,687
Posted By tyrion

I think we need a sub-forum for questions about...

I think we need a sub-forum for questions about sellers opening packages.
05-20-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By tyrion

If we lower the testing rate, we lower the number...

If we lower the testing rate, we lower the number of new cases.

Sometimes the simplest solution is right before our eyes.
05-20-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 584
Posted By tyrion

Don't forget the murder hornets! ...

Don't forget the murder hornets!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/864x486/untitled_design_2020_05_04t133734615_md_c78eaa2493cd8d3f6b7d3f6df6f498e05c05adb0.jpg
05-19-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,268
Posted By tyrion

Yes, it's true. I've been riding for 50 years and...

Yes, it's true. I've been riding for 50 years and have never caught this coronavirus.
05-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By tyrion

Go tubeless for the puncture resistance. As for...

Go tubeless for the puncture resistance. As for size, measure how much space is available around your current tires and guesstimate how big you can go. The tightest spot is usually at the chainstays...
05-17-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,886
Posted By tyrion

Opening the box could lower the value. The item...

Opening the box could lower the value. The item description goes from "New in box" to "Like new in box".

I wouldn't blame the seller for refusing to open the box.
05-15-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,024
Posted By tyrion

Co-Motion is better. About twice as good.

Co-Motion is better. About twice as good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,171
Posted By tyrion

If the hole was big enough for the tube to push...

If the hole was big enough for the tube to push out - sounds like bad luck.
05-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,408
Posted By tyrion

I had a Yamaha RD400 when I was a teenager. 44...

I had a Yamaha RD400 when I was a teenager. 44 horsepower for $500 (used) = teenager's dream.
05-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,730
Posted By tyrion

To fully experience the essence of the gravel...

To fully experience the essence of the gravel road - to truly understand it - you need a gravel bike. Not a mountain bike, not a cross bike, a gravel bike. Some people don't about the fullness of the...
05-07-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,730
Posted By tyrion

Specialized invents the hybrid bike

The Diverge Evo is flat bar gravel bike with fatter tires and a dropper post - a mountain bike / gravel bike hybrid!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,431
Posted By tyrion

And put red nipples on the blue rim and blue...

And put red nipples on the blue rim and blue nipples on the red rim.
05-07-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By tyrion

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch...

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch shaved, but since the coronavirus lockdown I've been having my Mom do it.
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