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Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Darth Lefty

Think twice, the gallons are smaller here

Think twice, the gallons are smaller here
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 28,205
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 28,205
Posted By Darth Lefty

denada yipe! Are you going to do anything with...

denada yipe! Are you going to do anything with your evidence?
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Darth Lefty

This too. Not expensive enough extra to worry...

This too. Not expensive enough extra to worry about
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Darth Lefty

Power spent on drag and therefore fuel...

Power spent on drag and therefore fuel consumption scales with speed cubed
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Post photos when you’re ready

Post photos when you’re ready
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Surly doesn’t win on price usually but it seems...

Surly doesn’t win on price usually but it seems unfair to compare the MS to the Jo. Sora when the Vaya 105 is more similar and also $2k
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,614
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Streets of Laredo" is my trigger. Thanks to my...

"Streets of Laredo" is my trigger. Thanks to my dad who loved it, and is now cold as the clay
06-21-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By Darth Lefty

Same thing they were thinking with "Giant...

Same thing they were thinking with "Giant Boulder"
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 20,062
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3650 (3837 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
06-21-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By Darth Lefty

I love it! By the time of my childhood the only...

I love it! By the time of my childhood the only remaining "muscle bikes" were for girls because boys all got BMX.

For some reason I always notice now that underneath the ape hangers and tall...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bless Surly for trying to be forward compatible...

Bless Surly for trying to be forward compatible with that fat head tube but it sure looks funny. My only complaint and it's only vanity.
golftdi you're only using a third of your bottle cages! But...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

I also looked for reviews of the Pack Rat when...

I also looked for reviews of the Pack Rat when this thread came up. A year later you'd think there would be something. But no, just a few press-release rewrites from the launch. On the very first...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 28,205
Posted By Darth Lefty

The ride was fine. But no one brought donuts and...

The ride was fine. But no one brought donuts and the Reese's I had stashed in the freezer were stolen :cry:
06-20-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,937
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’m surprised with all this fun-poking, no one’s...

I’m surprised with all this fun-poking, no one’s gone to look up the actual answer
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm the one who called it a "blank slate" a few...

I'm the one who called it a "blank slate" a few weeks ago in another thread. Here's the thing though - I don't like it.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darth Lefty

I need to find out if I can mail order Yoder...

I need to find out if I can mail order Yoder microwave popcorn. That stuff is the best.

The microwave popper works pretty well too and then you can season it as you like. I like garlic salt and...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darth Lefty

Put it on a cookie sheet with a piece of...

Put it on a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper, put it in the cold oven, set to 400 and time it for ten minutes. Nine minutes in, do another slice in the microwave and compare them. It's...
06-19-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's possible you're just getting old. But you...

It's possible you're just getting old. But you don't need Tiagra right?

"Alivio" always makes me think of the fishmonger song. Alive, alive-o!
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By Darth Lefty

I can't believe it took me til age 40 to learn to...

I can't believe it took me til age 40 to learn to re-heat pizza in the oven. Soooo much better than rubbery crust from the microwave
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got some of those Costco pants no motor?...

I got some of those Costco pants no motor? mentioned and I've shelved them. They're kind of stretchy and plasticky with a stealthy elastic waist band hidden by the pockets, and they wrinkle easily...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Pack Rat is pretty unique. I don't think it's...

The Pack Rat is pretty unique. I don't think it's all that similar to the CC or to much of anything else on the market, except a few randonneur bikes. Edit: the differences are not that big at a...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 28,205
Posted By Darth Lefty

Today was my fastest ride in since my own heart...

Today was my fastest ride in since my own heart surgery in February. This prodded me to take look at my trends. I am going faster, when I feel good. When I feel bad I'm about 20% slower.

Here's a...
Forum: Recumbent
06-19-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,138
Posted By Darth Lefty

I want to revisit this because I was having knee...

I want to revisit this because I was having knee trouble on my Rambler and I found a solution. I often have some knee pain for a few weeks when I start cycling again after a layoff, but this went on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,964
Posted By Darth Lefty

The only GPS I ever had prior to smart phones was...

The only GPS I ever had prior to smart phones was very basic, for geocaching. Like Backwards Bill, it didn't know where it was going but seen where it's been. I think it was a Garmin, but wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Darth Lefty

But where would you put the air? ah, so

But where would you put the air?
ah, so
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 28,205
Posted By Darth Lefty

I actually got passed by another tadpole trike...

I actually got passed by another tadpole trike rider this morning. I wasn't feeling good, waved him around. He was feeling his oats and had a lower and quicker-looking trike. Friendly, though. As he...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By Darth Lefty

The kids don't usually like it. My oldest...

The kids don't usually like it.

My oldest kid loved the bike seat at age 2 but during age 3 he got leery of it. He's 5 this Saturday and still not eager to go fast downhill either on his own bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 28,205
Posted By Darth Lefty

SWMBO had a dr appointment in the morning so I...

SWMBO had a dr appointment in the morning so I took the trike in once the nanny arrived. Feeling ok-not-great, it's warm but not brutal. Nothing noteworthy except the number of people using the SRA...
Forum: Southwest
06-17-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Darth Lefty

A more active forum you could ask in or Google...

A more active forum you could ask in or Google through is https://forums.mtbr.com/arizona/

There's also a guy in that site's commuting forum who rides in AZ, I recall him from the "best tubeless...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Darth Lefty

'course a cotton t-shirt works better for making...

'course a cotton t-shirt works better for making yourself into a swamp cooler...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Darth Lefty

Depends on the company. Often enough it’s just...

Depends on the company. Often enough it’s just slightly different stem, bars, saddle, and paint
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Darth Lefty

Last year our road trip laid over in Las Vegas...

Last year our road trip laid over in Las Vegas and I was surprised at the number of people tooling around on bikes. Not just Serious Commuters but normal people on their BMX or whatever. This was in...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Darth Lefty

I grew up in Phoenix. In addition to dealing...

I grew up in Phoenix.

In addition to dealing with heat, some dark sunglasses, tires to cope with goat heads, and an alternative for when it’s 122F.

Since Arizona threads always devolve into...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can jigsaw covers from half inch plywood that...

You can jigsaw covers from half inch plywood that fit in the wheel wells. Then screw some handles onto them. Paint them white so they don’t look so... you know.

But honestly I think nine years is...
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12,393
Views: 711,223
Posted By Darth Lefty

Believes he is that salt sprinkling guy from that...

Believes he is that salt sprinkling guy from that Youtube video
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By Darth Lefty

Was this something I was supposed to do on a...

Was this something I was supposed to do on a scheduled interval?
06-12-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm in the club, twice over.

I'm in the club, twice over.
06-12-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,737
Posted By Darth Lefty

They must be the ones with the radar guns at...

They must be the ones with the radar guns at Midpen
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 20,062
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3438 (3607 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By Darth Lefty

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGJckbNNoI
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:43 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By Darth Lefty

Our supermarket war is in the past. I was bagging...

Our supermarket war is in the past. I was bagging groceries in the early 90's when we had quadruple coupon days. NEVER AGAIN
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By Darth Lefty

It has a 32 cassette which was at or near the...

It has a 32 cassette which was at or near the limit of that model RD. That’s limited by the upper pulley location. But it has a lot more chain wrap available from the extra long cage, so that enables...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By Darth Lefty

I looked up the OP's bike a few days ago when...

I looked up the OP's bike a few days ago when this thread started. It's an 18 speed with bar end shifters. The rear mech is a Deore-level, extra long cage (MTB). The build appears to be well suited...
06-12-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 579,695
Posted By Darth Lefty

Somehow in the span of a year I've got three...

Somehow in the span of a year I've got three orange bikes. My MTB was on purpose because I liked the color. My trike was the only thing like that available in my local used market when I was shopping...
06-12-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 579,695
Posted By Darth Lefty

They're so similar, it looks like the factory...

They're so similar, it looks like the factory must have just opened the next drum of paint, found it to be different, and used it anyhow.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you must, Topeak makes a rack that clamps to...

If you must, Topeak makes a rack that clamps to the seat post and has lower struts for side bags. I’m sure they’re not the only ones. But really, a backpack or messenger bag would go better here.
06-11-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,298
Posted By Darth Lefty

I blame you.

I blame you.
06-11-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 579,695
Posted By Darth Lefty

A little more light. House brand handlebars,...

A little more light. House brand handlebars, extra tall gears
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