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10-15-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Darth Lefty

You know the French had e bikes all figured out...

You know the French had e bikes all figured out in 1938
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,374
Posted By Darth Lefty

How wude! ...

How wude!

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10-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

I didn’t enjoy my Brooks saddle but I do enjoy...

I didn’t enjoy my Brooks saddle but I do enjoy all the people telling each other dubious things in a Brooks saddle thread
10-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By Darth Lefty

If I were the driver witnessing this, I’d aim for...

If I were the driver witnessing this, I’d aim for you not the dog
10-12-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By Darth Lefty

A flail or a Morningstar can be more effective

A flail or a Morningstar can be more effective
10-11-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By Darth Lefty

Typical responses you might expect: We...

Typical responses you might expect:


We tried this in 1982 and we didn't like it so all the people who have been doing it more and more for the last 20 years on mountain bikes are just wrong
...
10-11-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannot guarantee reasonability

Cannot guarantee reasonability
10-09-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,563
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you should buy one, then use it until...

I think you should buy one, then use it until it’s gone. Once that is finished, buy a different one, and repeat. There are enough brands that, by the time you finish your experiment, you’ll be dead.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,053
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's true on a MTB or hybrid/trekking triple...

That's true on a MTB or hybrid/trekking triple system, with trigger shifters. On a 2x10 or 2x11 road system the idea is to give you two passes through the "corn cob," once with the big ring and once...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,826
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^ I think he's in SF. When they drop an iphone,...

^^ I think he's in SF. When they drop an iphone, it's not worth their time picking it up. They pile up in monochromatic drifts against the Ferry Building
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,692
Posted By Darth Lefty

Snow and pogies for you already. Here, the power...

Snow and pogies for you already. Here, the power company is doing blackouts, notionally to prevent fires, possibly in revenge for their bankruptcy, caused in no small part by their deferred...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is a fantastic start. You've got a good...

This is a fantastic start. You've got a good voice for it and you've done a ton of editing
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,053
Posted By Darth Lefty

I once thought all those same things and I'm sure...

I once thought all those same things and I'm sure with a little digging you could find examples of me writing them out in a thread like this.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,053
Posted By Darth Lefty

The bikes you list are all fine. I disagree about...

The bikes you list are all fine. I disagree about "bad" suspension forks, I think the usual Suntour fork is good enough for this kind of bike and does provide a benefit. This is not the prevailing...
10-03-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,434
Posted By Darth Lefty

Or maybe it's because a cable rim brake thread...

Or maybe it's because a cable rim brake thread goes like this:

Q: Why don't these work better?
A: Ehhhh...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,692
Posted By Darth Lefty

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October! We made it!
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,692
Posted By Darth Lefty

Watching the clock. I've been doing longer rides...

Watching the clock. I've been doing longer rides home when time allows and it's going to stop with DST, so the next five weeks is when I run up the mileage.
09-30-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By Darth Lefty

johnspack they make spikes, you know. MTB treads...

johnspack they make spikes, you know. MTB treads do nothing particularly useful on ice
09-29-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By Darth Lefty

I do see "flirting," but not innocent or...

I do see "flirting," but not innocent or honorable. More like cutting her out from her safe group and negging her. Like jrhoneOC above says, this **** goes on all the time every day.

This has...
09-27-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By Darth Lefty

It was exactly what you think and you are right...

It was exactly what you think and you are right to be annoyed
09-26-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52,411
Views: 7,070,165
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've had my mind on mountain bikes lately and...

I've had my mind on mountain bikes lately and haven't been trolling Craigslist. But today I did. I had the idle thought of making a single speed bike I can toss in the back of the pickup for RV...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,692
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tundra_Man I got a Mudhugger for the rear and a...

Tundra_Man I got a Mudhugger for the rear and a Mucky Nutz Full Face for the fork. I got 29er versions for my plus bike. They have fat bike versions too. They keep the spray off the body but they...
09-25-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 939
Posted By Darth Lefty

Murray Missile mine (Expert TG) appears to have...

Murray Missile mine (Expert TG) appears to have clearance for 25 under the fork but it's the end of the steerer, not the brake, in the way. It would do more with some filing. Plenty more room in the...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can see topics from this forum - riding...

You can see topics from this forum - riding tactics, what bike, what accessories, commuting in the news, etc

Most good youtube stuff follows stars, not just topics. Seth's Bike Hacks is good...
09-10-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Darth Lefty

SRAM have taken a different tack than Shimano....

SRAM have taken a different tack than Shimano. They’ve put all the most important features of Eagle 12 speed into cheaper levels. SX fills the gap left when NX became NX Eagle and got more expensive....
09-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,919
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are some really nice 27.5 x 2.2 tires on...

There are some really nice 27.5 x 2.2 tires on clearance right now
09-08-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By Darth Lefty

Most standards in bikes are the result of...

Most standards in bikes are the result of manufacturers trying everything during a fad, and one winning. Good luck!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Darth Lefty

Next year's bike is always more "aggressive"...

Next year's bike is always more "aggressive" because the customers are male
09-07-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,590
Posted By Darth Lefty

Look up and down the lineup. Your bike may be...

Look up and down the lineup. Your bike may be available in a different color at a higher or lower price point. If it costs $200 more with better parts and more likable paint, that would be a deal...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By Darth Lefty

So what's your build like? Because it's hard for...

So what's your build like? Because it's hard for me to imagine moving all the components over from a touring frame to a "cross commuter" frame and ending with a bike that's a lot different. It's just...
09-04-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,427
Posted By Darth Lefty

7tevoffun $1000 won't even get you the $1000 bike...

7tevoffun $1000 won't even get you the $1000 bike these guys are imagining any more. I agree with them that's a preferable bike, but it's hard to find. SRAM Eagle and dropper seat posts this year...
09-02-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,737
Posted By Darth Lefty

Does the PDG have shorter cranks and narrower...

Does the PDG have shorter cranks and narrower handlebars than you'd like?
08-30-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,126
Posted By Darth Lefty

Twain: “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best...

Twain: “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
08-28-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,847
Posted By Darth Lefty

Road bike? Sure. Classic steel MTB? Ok. Modern...

Road bike? Sure. Classic steel MTB? Ok. Modern MTB? No way... unless it’s pretty recent. They are changing fast for the better
08-27-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,272
Posted By Darth Lefty

Of course. And it's hard for people who work full...

Of course. And it's hard for people who work full time and active in their down time, to compete in board meetings and courtrooms with people who are retired. At least you don't seem to have the...
08-26-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Darth Lefty

Could you ask Mrs. Bates to help the OP?

Could you ask Mrs. Bates to help the OP?
Forum: Commuting
08-18-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,692
Posted By Darth Lefty

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I feel like sometimes I complain a bit much...
08-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,329
Posted By Darth Lefty

When you cut the outer layer, that’s when the...

When you cut the outer layer, that’s when the spiders inside are released
08-08-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,382
Posted By Darth Lefty

He went after the crank first because it's...

He went after the crank first because it's obviously the best part of the bike
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
Posted By Darth Lefty

Body snatcher

Body snatcher
08-05-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,882
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's for shifting. Find the next ramp (the...

That's for shifting. Find the next ramp (the depression stamped by the tooth) and look at its tooth. Or find a photo of a brand new one.

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08-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,489
Posted By Darth Lefty

Remember back in 1990 when we though ignorance...

Remember back in 1990 when we though ignorance could be cured by immediate free access to all the knowledge in the world at your fingertips?

...yeah, it wasn't that
08-01-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,932
Posted By Darth Lefty

Here's something to consider about statistics....

Here's something to consider about statistics. Motorcycles, statistics say, are very dangerous. You are (iirc) 7 times more likely to be killed in a crash if you are riding a motorcycle rather than...
08-01-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,932
Posted By Darth Lefty

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08-01-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,932
Posted By Darth Lefty

Statistically, you are going to die. ...

Statistically, you are going to die.

Alternate answer: STOP IT, Karen
07-31-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By Darth Lefty

...and that's the safe version! Really this...

...and that's the safe version!

Really this is evidence that humans that expect to live a hundred years should all wear helmets all the time
07-30-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you go that route you can use a zip tie for a...

If you go that route you can use a zip tie for a feeler gauge. A guy in your other thread said to use the brake caliper but you have disc brakes.

Country stores might be able to order things for...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By Darth Lefty

Opinions vary. I'm pro- So far I've had the...

Opinions vary. I'm pro-

So far I've had the best luck using parts intended for the purpose, all the half measures I've taken have half worked.

You wheels might already have tubeless tape. If...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,050
Posted By Darth Lefty

Or seagull poo

Or seagull poo
07-29-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By Darth Lefty

You will be disappointed for a decade waiting for...

You will be disappointed for a decade waiting for something to go wrong so you have an excuse to get something more expensive
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