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Forum: Commuting
11-12-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 413
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think I wouldnít ride that daily. If I...

I think I wouldnít ride that daily.

If I did, I would totally ride on the shoulder, and spare not a momentís worry whether it was legal.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Darth Lefty

I mean they're still not a GP4000S2. They just...

I mean they're still not a GP4000S2. They just score nice next to the other armored tires. The tubelessness helps a lot. Feel is subjective, maybe subjective to price and tribe. The Compass tire...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Darth Lefty

Whatís mild? A larger roadie tire at lower...

Whatís mild?

A larger roadie tire at lower pressure (like 32mm at 60 psi) will handle a dirt road uphill or level without drama. Fast descents and single track maybe not a good idea. More skill...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just to give an idea how this tire is performing,...

Just to give an idea how this tire is performing, here's the 80 psi rolling resistance vs puncture score for all the roadie tires. Red dot is the Cinturato, orange is the Gatorskin and green is the...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 35,956
Posted By Darth Lefty

No ride tomorrow. Nanny wonít need to pick up...

No ride tomorrow. Nanny wonít need to pick up kiddo, his daycare is closed for the holiday, so I can keep the truck. Glad for this, as itís smoky AF
...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Darth Lefty

Seems like Continental really floods the zone...

Seems like Continental really floods the zone with every imaginable level of price and puncture protection.

The Grand Prix line are the top and the armored version is the 4 Season.

The Grand...
11-11-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Darth Lefty

Were there photos? You can guess vintage by decal...

Were there photos? You can guess vintage by decal style. But Cannondale has been making tandems for 30 years. 21 speed would likely be >20 years old.

There were tandem Aerospoke wheels. They would...
11-11-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís worse than I remember it in 11 years here in...

Itís worse than I remember it in 11 years here in Folsom
11-11-18, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 564
Posted By Darth Lefty

I guess the plastic bag trick won't work if it's...

I guess the plastic bag trick won't work if it's not a wine bottle
11-10-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Darth Lefty

Do road and mountain hydraulic brakes have...

Do road and mountain hydraulic brakes have different "pull"? or is it only SRAM vs Shimano? I'd been considering the new Deore 4-pistons and figured I could just hook them up to my Tektro levers.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,792
Posted By Darth Lefty

The down tube mud guard is supposed to combine...

The down tube mud guard is supposed to combine with a mud guard in the fork bridge. Itíll never be as good with water as full roadie fenders. Itís supposed to tolerate lots of gooey mud. Iím ok with...
11-10-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By Darth Lefty

Looking nice! separate lever for the drag...

Looking nice!

separate lever for the drag brake is pretty normal.

You can can do a ďShimergoĒ setup with a Shimano RD, 7 speed freewheel, and Campagnolo 10 speed Ergos. This is not guaranteed...
11-10-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 512
Posted By Darth Lefty

There’s room in a human actuated system to adjust...

There’s room in a human actuated system to adjust the feel. And a brake has lots of possible adjustments to the feel. If you have hard shoes you can pull really hard but get no stopping. The calipers...
Forum: Foo
11-10-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By Darth Lefty

You could reasonably make a case there are only...

You could reasonably make a case there are only three major sports in the USA. Aside from that youíre missing swimming and gymnastics, and some of these are more tolerable for older people. A cyclist...
11-10-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Darth Lefty

I noticed that the new Specialized lady saddles...

I noticed that the new Specialized lady saddles have a resemblance to the Ergon.
11-10-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Darth Lefty

thatís only since the reset.

thatís only since the reset.
11-10-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By Darth Lefty

Since the cruiser has a coaster brake and 144...

Since the cruiser has a coaster brake and 144 spokes itís probably not important that the wheel be true or even.

The circus bike appears to have motorcycle spokes...

Now that monocoque wheel,...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-18, 12:44 PM
11-09-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 512
Posted By Darth Lefty

The modulator goes between B and C in the above...

The modulator goes between B and C in the above pic. It doesnít decrease the strength because itís in line with the cable. But it will increase the pull distance and make it feel more spongy. Like...
11-09-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Darth Lefty

The BRAKES. Everything else is merely nice to have

The BRAKES. Everything else is merely nice to have
Forum: Commuting
11-09-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 20,000
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7 (9103.5 total) [182/184]
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 6339 (7062 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN)_______________________ 6195 (10306 total)
CliffordK...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 35,956
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yesterday was kind of a fiasco. At Cosco, I...

Yesterday was kind of a fiasco. At Cosco, I walked in at 9:03, and those three minutes put me at the end of a 45 minute line to drop off my truck. Then my ride was longer than I expected because the...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was sick this week and rode 3.5 round trips....

I was sick this week and rode 3.5 round trips. Was tired.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pirelli Cinturato Velo tubeless

This is a new tire from Pirelli being marketed for ďgravelĒ but it has obvious commuter appeal. Bike Rumor has a really long write up and the Rolling Resistance site has tested it for puncture and...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,453
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a Cygolite Metro 300-ish but after a few...

I have a Cygolite Metro 300-ish but after a few years with it and more off-road, Iím finding I want more. Like 2x more from the handlebar plus a head lamp. Itís functioned great, though.
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