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08-04-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hello darkness my old friend, I stood up too...

Hello darkness my old friend,
I stood up too fast again

Iím still too immature for 50+ but my complex cardiac history wants to tell you be mindful
08-01-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 995
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwMdZOlPo8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwMdZOlPo8
07-31-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 995
Posted By Darth Lefty

Further on the topic of the suit... space suits...

Further on the topic of the suit... space suits are pressurized at about 5 psi so the joints are holding hundreds of pounds and have some friction. The ideal thing for efficiency would probably be a...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By Darth Lefty

According to the OP's profile his last activity...

According to the OP's profile his last activity was about ten minutes after his first and only post so I guess he found an answer elsewhere
07-29-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,920
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By Darth Lefty

F1 and MotoGP are running, with masks

F1 and MotoGP are running, with masks
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By Darth Lefty

Late in my dadís life he wanted to try cycling...

Late in my dadís life he wanted to try cycling one last time and got a Schwinn trike. He fell getting on and scratched himself on some part of the bike. Since he was anemic from coumadin and his old...
07-25-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By Darth Lefty

A gravel bike is a kind of road bike. A mountain...

A gravel bike is a kind of road bike. A mountain bike just isnít
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By Darth Lefty

Enginerd

Enginerd
07-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,425
Posted By Darth Lefty

Isn’t it an Iron Age?

Isn’t it an Iron Age?
07-23-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,751
Posted By Darth Lefty

You might wish he could move on from this and...

You might wish he could move on from this and prove something else but I guess that wouldn't sell tires
07-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Rat Rod" treatment. Ride it like you stole it....

"Rat Rod" treatment. Ride it like you stole it. Don't bother making anything "original."

The RD you have is already better than the one it replaced and it's what's allowing that huge freewheel,...
07-20-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

I would say buy a stronger mountain bike than...

I would say buy a stronger mountain bike than this one, if you go that route. If you choose a bike like Big Honzo with through-axle hubs, they are stronger, and the whole bike is strong enough to...
07-20-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Darth Lefty

I should say that the medicine that I'm on since...

I should say that the medicine that I'm on since my heart surgery is a lot less powerful than the cocktail I was on before. Surgeries are never a return to baseline, they always have their...
07-17-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By Darth Lefty

The best brother would buy her a bike in a...

The best brother would buy her a bike in a smaller frame size
Forum: Commuting
07-17-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Levi's 511 commuters are still around or at...

The Levi's 511 commuters are still around or at least they were a year ago the last time I bought. They were in a separate pile at Macy's. Weirdly, there was nothing in the tags to indicate they were...
07-16-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darth Lefty

Have you been waiting for permission? :D

Have you been waiting for permission? :D
07-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Darth Lefty

Buy a bike today! Unless it's really hot out,...

Buy a bike today! Unless it's really hot out, then wait a week. An average hybrid will be ok, except for that rear wheel, and it will tell you when/if it breaks. Basically anything tougher than a...
07-13-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some old answers from Zinn's column ...

Some old answers from Zinn's column

https://www.velonews.com/gear/technical-faq-tire-sealant-questions/


(edited for relevance, there was a lot here too about fix-a-flat cartridges that use...
07-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Darth Lefty

It depends on the sealant. Stanís, for example,...

It depends on the sealant. Stanís, for example, says to refresh when you get home if you use it.
07-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By Darth Lefty

Would you prefer I call it LWB DF? Conversations...

Would you prefer I call it LWB DF? Conversations turn...
07-11-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are off-road 3 wheelers and even 4 wheel...

There are off-road 3 wheelers and even 4 wheel conversions for 3 wheelers. But I havenít seen anyone pushing a 2 wheel version.

few-to-no SSFG bents either, probably!
07-08-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,074
Posted By Darth Lefty

Worst thing about it is trying too hard for...

Worst thing about it is trying too hard for iconoclasm
07-08-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,803
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think itís fantastic that you can reach into...

I think itís fantastic that you can reach into your pocket and grab your phone and look up a manual for any part on any bike at any time.
07-08-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,562
Posted By Darth Lefty

For a lot of those guys, fitness is their hobby....

For a lot of those guys, fitness is their hobby. They may be playing soccer or ultimate or racquetball or lifting weights three times a week and eating a diet plan and so on and so on. Or they may...
07-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,004
Posted By Darth Lefty

Off we go. Note pink Spawn at left, thatíll be...

Off we go. Note pink Spawn at left, thatíll be the 3yo girlís when she can reach the ground.

...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,016
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíd go a size smaller on the tires, personally....

Iíd go a size smaller on the tires, personally. My MTB doubles as my commuter so it wears 2.8 knobs but if I had a dedicated commuter again itíd have 1.5 ish tires
07-02-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,004
Posted By Darth Lefty

The last part arrived today and I finished the...

The last part arrived today and I finished the bike. I rode around myself for a few hundred feet adjusting the shifter, and then we were ready to go for a bike ride. Heís definitely pretty stretched...
06-30-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Darth Lefty

Dividing The Great, a light and fast read about...

Dividing The Great, a light and fast read about an Englishman's trip down the GDMBR, about twenty years ago.

Bike Snob Abroad, about recent cycling culture
06-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Darth Lefty

The big change in road bikes has been GPS and...

The big change in road bikes has been GPS and power meter training, and Strava, which is Facebook for GPS and power meter training.

In mountain bikes, bikes got bigger and more stable. Rear...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By Darth Lefty

I didn't get the Zen rewards out of it that were...

I didn't get the Zen rewards out of it that were promised, but it's a good skill to keep you out of the bike shop
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By Darth Lefty

My Dad and grandad taught me, because they sure...

My Dad and grandad taught me, because they sure weren't going to do it for me!

BikeForums members tend to make things complicated. Can I use any old oil on my chain? No, you must use dry lube, or...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,569
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can probably get him on a DMCA suit if heís...

You can probably get him on a DMCA suit if heís violating your copyright on the video
Forum: Commuting
06-22-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are a bunch of reasons to have disk brakes....

There are a bunch of reasons to have disk brakes. None of them is entirely convincing on its own. Lots of them (not all) are more applicable to offroad bikes or foul weather or heavy duty. Not all of...
06-20-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By Darth Lefty

Fair cop. I was thinking of Neptune. But I'm sure...

Fair cop. I was thinking of Neptune. But I'm sure that I got Aquaman right.
06-20-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well obviously. If it were Italian it would be...

Well obviously. If it were Italian it would be called Triton and if it were American it would be Aquaman.

In the ďlike a fish needs a bicycleĒ idiom, this is the bike.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By Darth Lefty

They're not only "employees," some of them are...

They're not only "employees," some of them are low level executives and specialists. What a nightmare for the victims and the customers to have people like this running the company
06-17-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Darth Lefty

Any town along the river is a good start for...

Any town along the river is a good start for commuting because it puts you on the Jedediah Smith American River Bike Trail, which connects to a trail that goes all the way to Davis, and connects by...
06-16-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Darth Lefty

You make it sound like you don't need anything...

You make it sound like you don't need anything for it. You should go ride it a bit and see if anything comes to mind, but if it doesn't, that is ok
06-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannondale themselves didnít seem to get the memo...

Cannondale themselves didnít seem to get the memo about compliance until the late 90s. Prior to that it was all about lighter, stiffer. During the 2000ís they made a lot of changes to the back...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By Darth Lefty

I mean... this thing has been around forever. ...

I mean... this thing has been around forever.

Da Brim :: Products :: Cycling :: Sporty (http://dabrim.com/html/products/cycling/sporty.htm)

I like how this thread started out negging us about...
06-12-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Darth Lefty

Aside: reminded me of the rules of adjective...

Aside: reminded me of the rules of adjective order, which I was never taught in school and had pointed out to me by a German
...
Forum: Foo
06-10-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By Darth Lefty

Before Y2K ...

Before Y2K
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Space_Shuttle_cockpit_01.JPG


After Y2K
https://i.insider.com/4f803dfc69bedd062600001b?width=1100&format=jpeg&auto=webp
Forum: Commuting
06-02-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,370
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's not for you. It's for millennials who got...

It's not for you. It's for millennials who got too middle-aged for their fixies
Forum: Commuting
05-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not at all! Braze-ons made of flint are known to...

Not at all! Braze-ons made of flint are known to be particularly brittle, even more so than cast iron.
05-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,466
Posted By Darth Lefty

I wish I had slow motion video of this one ...

I wish I had slow motion video of this one


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/33f9d39c_e630_45d8_948a_b6e563135f9c_94863246c0ba26d95e9fc10b5bc0dce1afa50ff5.jpeg
05-23-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,121
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I crushed on bikes as a hobby about seven or...

When I crushed on bikes as a hobby about seven or eight years ago I found GP and Rivendell's iconoclasm very appealing. I fell off the wagon into the mainstream* thanks to riding enough to see that...
05-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,856
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís been almost 30 years since anyone sold a 27Ē...

Itís been almost 30 years since anyone sold a 27Ē wheel bike and you can still get those. I wouldnít worry about it yet.
05-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's not the norm. Marin Pine Mountain and Surly...

It's not the norm. Marin Pine Mountain and Surly Karate Monkey are a couple of examples.
05-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Darth Lefty

As the price increases, enduro and trail bike...

As the price increases, enduro and trail bike forks lose their lockouts when they get adjustable compression, because those two features go in the same place. It depends on the model, too. Rock Shox...
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