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08-10-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 336
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are not imagining a skinny enough o-ring

You are not imagining a skinny enough o-ring
08-02-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Darth Lefty

Gimmicks roll downhill but quality is reserved......

Gimmicks roll downhill but quality is reserved... Just for example Deore and Tiagra are the price point where you got all-metal parts sufficiently plated, stainless, or anodized that their functional...
08-01-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Darth Lefty

You could instead consider a handlebar...

You could instead consider a handlebar specifically intended for MTB gravel conversions like Surly Corner Bar | Drop Bar Handle Bar With Flat Bar Controls | Mountain Bike Handlebars | Surly Bikes...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Darth Lefty

Licensed marriage and family therapist.

Licensed marriage and family therapist.
07-31-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By Darth Lefty

Turns out the number one reason for through axles...

Turns out the number one reason for through axles on new road bikes is people on Bike Forums saying, “Your skewer is wrong. It’s the wrong kind of skewer, the handle is pointed in the wrong...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Darth Lefty

Find a therapist to talk it through. You are...

Find a therapist to talk it through. You are clearly a smart and sturdy person and you can tell something is not right. Depression is a problem you can work on. My wife is an LMFT and this is about...
07-30-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Darth Lefty

There’s a long running thread in the classic and...

There’s a long running thread in the classic and vintage forum about converting old rigid mountain bikes to drop bars. There are special problems related to the cable pull needed by the shifters and...
07-29-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Darth Lefty

Do you care about q-factor? MTB cranks are...

Do you care about q-factor? MTB cranks are stronger.
07-28-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Darth Lefty

Law & Order: Bicycle Victimhood Unit

Law & Order: Bicycle Victimhood Unit
Forum: Foo
07-24-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9,800
Views: 1,571,711
Posted By Darth Lefty

I remember a couple kinds of cholla. The ones...

I remember a couple kinds of cholla. The ones that looked like antlers with needles were easy to avoid. The ones that populated the west slopes we called “teddy bear cholla” and they are murderous
Forum: Foo
07-24-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9,800
Views: 1,571,711
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s a hot car (a GTR maybe?) and he’s racing his...

It’s a hot car (a GTR maybe?) and he’s racing his friend on the motorbike. They both blew the light with full disregard.

I’ve been those people. But not recently.
07-22-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Darth Lefty

The reason I didn't respond to this thread at...

The reason I didn't respond to this thread at first is that in order to get a 27.5 hard tail I thought you'd need a time machine to 2015. For the most part bikes right now are "29 or 27.5+" with some...
07-22-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Darth Lefty

Diamondback brought out a pretty decent bike in...

Diamondback brought out a pretty decent bike in 2016/17 called the Release, and a few variants of it (Catch, Clutch, Release 29, carbon frame). It’s good. It has an excellent linkage. Compared to...
Forum: Foo
07-20-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,832
Posted By Darth Lefty

Artemis has been scheduled for its first unmanned...

Artemis has been scheduled for its first unmanned launch next month. Everyone I know on the space coast is really excited. Nothing this big has been launched since the Shuttle retired.
07-19-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,066
Posted By Darth Lefty

Probably the gold one they gave to the Pope

Probably the gold one they gave to the Pope
Forum: Foo
07-18-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 2,995
Posted By Darth Lefty

I meant a study with numbers. Which is what I...

I meant a study with numbers. Which is what I said in rest of the paragraph you cropped to mouth off about straw man “fan boys” again
Forum: Commuting
07-16-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a route like this and take my hardtail....

I have a route like this and take my hardtail. There's more fun to be had.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By Darth Lefty

Manzanita Cycles interview on a bike ride with Hardtail Party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iNnflX9PSg&ab_channel=hardtailparty

with Doug Fattic name drop around 1:10!
Forum: Foo
07-12-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Darth Lefty

It takes him a lot longer than it should have to...

It takes him a lot longer than it should have to realize.

This reminds me of the guy who shot a roll of the St. Helens pyroclastic flow coming at him and rewound his film, stuck it in his...
Forum: Foo
07-06-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don’t clean it as much as a pan but if I don’t...

I don’t clean it as much as a pan but if I don’t clean enough it sets the steaks on fire. At least the grate should be scraped down and oiled like cast iron or a griddle.

if you have a middling...
07-06-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was sure the end result would be Velcro,...

I was sure the end result would be Velcro, probably a trouser cuff strap. I guess zip ties are pretty close. I’ve heard them called “millennial duct tape”
07-06-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,814
Posted By Darth Lefty

I mean it was already poison when it left the...

I mean it was already poison when it left the factory
06-30-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,239
Posted By Darth Lefty

can I get some for my Honda minivan

can I get some for my Honda minivan
Forum: Foo
06-29-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 751
Posted By Darth Lefty

My present jam is a gin and tonic with some...

My present jam is a gin and tonic with some help...

Collins glass or equivalent full of ice
1 shot gin
1/2 shot Campari
1 lime juiced
top up with tonic

In autumn and winter time I like root...
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,255
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's funny when people blame "the government"...

It's funny when people blame "the government" like it's a monolith. The EPA and the DOT are NOT on the same page. The FDA and the Dept of Agriculture aren't either.
Forum: Foo
06-19-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,832
Posted By Darth Lefty

“Self driving automobile” is the same phrase...

“Self driving automobile” is the same phrase repeated twice with roots in Germanic via old English for the first half and a confusing mush of Latin and Greek via French for the back half.
Forum: Foo
06-19-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,561
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you’re doing Linux you’re not buying that...

If you’re doing Linux you’re not buying that computer anyway.
06-18-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Darth Lefty

Edited prior post. SRAM “2:1” hardware is Shimano...

Edited prior post. SRAM “2:1” hardware is Shimano SIS compatible (Shimano MTB up to 9 speed and road up to 10 speed). But that’s not going to be an issue as none of those will reach a 46 or 52 cog....
06-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Darth Lefty

For some time now (since SRAM “1:1” up to 9 speed...

For some time now (since SRAM “1:1” up to 9 speed and later “X-actuation” 11-12 speed, and Shimano 10-12 speed) most nicer MTB derailleurs have needed more cable per shift. The leverage ratio of the...
06-18-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Darth Lefty

If it’s not what andrewclaus said above then it’s...

If it’s not what andrewclaus said above then it’s very likely the high limit adjustment.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNG7g83lI-s
06-18-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rather drastic for adjusting the FD, don’t you...

Rather drastic for adjusting the FD, don’t you think?
Forum: Foo
06-15-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By Darth Lefty

The official origin story is that a guy at...

The official origin story is that a guy at Raytheon had a chocolate bar in his pocket that melted
Forum: Foo
06-15-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By Darth Lefty

obligatory xkcd.com ...

obligatory xkcd.com

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/740x241/cell_phones_255312f5ce9b7f1669526e17f3b1deb02b3b982c.png
Forum: Commuting
06-14-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,725
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you can scout a route with less stopping and...

If you can scout a route with less stopping and less climbing that is a good bet. It doesn’t just pause your time, it exhausts you.

Also good if everything on your bike is working properly. Drag...
06-14-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Darth Lefty

Plus… works really well for current bikes with...

Plus… works really well for current bikes with front suspension. Secure and the bikes are easy to get in and out. Inexpensive. You can fit five bikes in a shorty crew cab truck which makes it great...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 443
Posted By Darth Lefty

The thing I love most about getting in my car is...

The thing I love most about getting in my car is fussing with the menu screens for three or four minutes to optimize my ten minute drive
06-10-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had a similar Diamondback and liked it fine....

I had a similar Diamondback and liked it fine. It’s true they’ve barely updated it, but it was right up to date and a good design when they launched it in I think 2016. They’ve kept the build up to...
06-10-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you go triple front with a hybrid crankset,...

If you go triple front with a hybrid crankset, and 36t rear, you can get a 26/36 bottom gear. Look at Surly Disc Trucker for reference.
Shopping list...
Sora triple FD
Sora triple left brifter...
06-07-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Darth Lefty

On top of that, many of the trails already exist...

On top of that, many of the trails already exist and many of them are nice. This really is a great town to own a bicycle in. The house prices are off the charts, though!

The El Dorado Trail is my...
06-06-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,275
Posted By Darth Lefty

When you make a post to Foo, Anubis, the god of...

When you make a post to Foo, Anubis, the god of dogs who chase cyclists, weighs your heart. If he finds it is not light as a feather he reports you to the moderation team.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Darth Lefty

The first Zeppelin launched in 1900. By contrast,...

The first Zeppelin launched in 1900. By contrast, these are full of hot air :)
06-03-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By Darth Lefty

Vlogging could go in the bloggers subforum

Vlogging could go in the bloggers subforum
06-01-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,753
Posted By Darth Lefty

As mentioned elsewhere, was trying to ride each...

As mentioned elsewhere, was trying to ride each of the bikes during Bike Month and today was the Paramount's turn. Today was my birthday and I rode alongside the g5yo twin down to the school where...
05-29-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,085
Posted By Darth Lefty

Strange now to think that in the mid sixties...

Strange now to think that in the mid sixties there were hardly any bikes for adults. Much less drop bar derailleur bikes. He was a rarity.
05-26-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By Darth Lefty

Putting in a plug is a pretty rare occurrence....

Putting in a plug is a pretty rare occurrence. It's for a gash, not a simple puncture from a thorn or tire wire. Sealant alone takes care of those. If you are doing it, it's reasonably likely you are...
Forum: Foo
05-25-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

In 1978 Steven Tyler and Aerosmith portrayed the...

In 1978 Steven Tyler and Aerosmith portrayed the Future Villain Band in “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” which starred Peter Frampton and also featured The Bee Gees, EW&F, and Alice Cooper.
...
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

When my dad was that age he was going into cardio...

When my dad was that age he was going into cardio rehab after valve surgery and the goal was being able to do things like get out of bed without unzipping his chest
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

1972 was FIFTY years ago. Isn’t he too old for...

1972 was FIFTY years ago. Isn’t he too old for rehab?
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By Darth Lefty

They’ll get used to it.

They’ll get used to it.
05-23-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had the same experience that FS had a huge...

I had the same experience that FS had a huge advantage almost all the time. If there was anything lost in climbing I didn’t miss it. I only switched back to a hard tail for half a decade of kid...
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