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01-20-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By tyrion

Not many people use their bike to pull a boat.

Not many people use their bike to pull a boat.
01-18-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By tyrion

Small ring looks really worn - if true will wear...

Small ring looks really worn - if true will wear out the chain faster.
Forum: Touring
01-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By tyrion

Those Microshift instructions make no sense to...

Those Microshift instructions make no sense to me. I would tighten the friction down fairly tight and then adjust the indexing. I keep my Microshift barends with pretty tight friction (nice solid,...
01-11-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,621
Posted By tyrion

Overpriced, IMO.

Overpriced, IMO.
01-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By tyrion

Flat bar gravel bike is going to be the new hot...

Flat bar gravel bike is going to be the new hot trend:

https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2021-dsx-2

https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2021-muirwoods-rc
...
01-10-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,621
Posted By tyrion

If you want extra padding you can use 2 layers of...

If you want extra padding you can use 2 layers of tape - I usually use the old tape for the underlayer, and wrap it the opposite way the top layer goes, so the top layer criss crosses the bottom...
01-09-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By tyrion

I've been looking at prowheelbuilder.com but...

I've been looking at prowheelbuilder.com but haven't pulled the trigger yet. They have SP and Son dynamo hubs and a wide variety of rims (including Velocity and VO for retro types). One item that...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By tyrion

17 miles.

17 miles.
01-07-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,730
Posted By tyrion

Specifying "unlimited weight" doesn't inspire...

Specifying "unlimited weight" doesn't inspire credulity.
01-06-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By tyrion

"Industry Standard". That's the kind with the...

"Industry Standard". That's the kind with the flat metal part at the bottom of the fork that the adapter bolts to. Then the calipers bolt to the adapter. All I.S. mounts need an adapter of one size...
01-06-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By tyrion

Google "disc brake adapter". Very standard part....

Google "disc brake adapter". Very standard part. Lots of manufacturers.
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By tyrion

I agree mostly. I'm not so concerned with killer...

I agree mostly. I'm not so concerned with killer robots and that kind of thing, but using AI to deceive/influence people. And it cannot be stopped - it's human nature to deceive and influence others,...
01-05-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,144
Posted By tyrion

My kid doesn't eat dinner unless he captures at...

My kid doesn't eat dinner unless he captures at least one Strava KOM. Needless to say, he's getting very fast.
01-05-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By tyrion

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/conspiracy-theori...

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/conspiracy-theorists-share-schematic-for-5g-chip-they-claim-is-implanted-in-covid-19-vaccines-only-its-actually-for-the-boss-metal-zone
...
01-05-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By tyrion

These KOGA Denham bars really interest me:...

These KOGA Denham bars really interest me: https://www.cyclingabout.com/koga-denham-bars/

I don't know how available they are to you.
...
01-01-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,539
Posted By tyrion

Schwinn Meridian. ...

Schwinn Meridian.
...
12-30-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By tyrion

Check out Surly Troll too.

Check out Surly Troll too.
Forum: Foo
12-29-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By tyrion

Dancing robots!

They can't drive cars yet, but boy can they dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw
12-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 909
Posted By tyrion

On IS mounted brakes, loosen the caliper bolts a...

On IS mounted brakes, loosen the caliper bolts a little, squeeze the brakes levers, then tighten calipers back down with lever squeezed.
12-28-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,435
Posted By tyrion

That's not what I said. Even if I'm not looking...

That's not what I said. Even if I'm not looking for an ROI, it's somewhat satisfying if the potential for ROI happens as a side effect.
12-28-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By tyrion

Gravelking SKs (non-tubeless version) come in...

Gravelking SKs (non-tubeless version) come in 700x26.
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By tyrion

You might look at Kona Sutra too. ...

You might look at Kona Sutra too.

https://konaworld.com/sutra.cfm

Better components all around for less (at least in the U.S. it costs less).
12-27-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By tyrion

Those Asian countries thought they had defeated...

Those Asian countries thought they had defeated it and relaxed their safer behavior. Same thing will happen everywhere as the vaccine rolls out.
...
12-26-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,517
Posted By tyrion

Once we started moving the chain from one cog to...

Once we started moving the chain from one cog to another to change the gear ratio (while the bicycle was in motion!), we stepped onto a slippery slope.
12-25-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By tyrion

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/handlebars/pro...

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/handlebars/products/nitto-bullmoose-bar-dull-bright-fillet-brazed-150mm-16194

$188
...
12-23-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,168
Posted By tyrion

Gravel tires are good at winning gravel races. ...

Gravel tires are good at winning gravel races.

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/the-winning-bikes-of-the-2018-dirty-kanza/
...
12-19-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By tyrion

I'd keep all 3 stems (and a long enough steerer...

I'd keep all 3 stems (and a long enough steerer tube) as options for a few months. Get a thousand miles in to figure out what's best for your body.

Photo 2 looks like the best starting point to my...
12-19-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,982
Posted By tyrion

I'd like to frame the issue as "adding bike paths...

I'd like to frame the issue as "adding bike paths is a cost effective way to reduce traffic congestion and pollution". Maybe that's not possible (truthful) given regulations and other constraints...
Forum: Foo
12-19-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By tyrion

You're at Tier 4 now. You don't want to get to...

You're at Tier 4 now. You don't want to get to Tier 7.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1125x874/tier_7_94103b67b4b9e34e8eeffc4e91616935eb8427c5.jpg
12-19-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,982
Posted By tyrion

This got me thinking: bicycling infrastructure...

This got me thinking: bicycling infrastructure can be much less expensive than automobile infrastructure. Just clear a path and dump gravel on it. Make so it can be paved in the future, but ridable...
Forum: Foo
12-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By tyrion

TVs and computers you get to keep. That's the law...

TVs and computers you get to keep. That's the law of the Amazon.
12-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By tyrion

One potential trouble spot I can think of is if...

One potential trouble spot I can think of is if the housing segment between the 2 levers isn't long enough and not firmly seated on both ends - that would cause slop in the system and soft feeling...
12-14-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,542
Posted By tyrion

I had the Huffy Stingray clone. Too poor to have...

I had the Huffy Stingray clone. Too poor to have a real authentic Schwinn Stingray like the rich kids had. But I rode that bike for years, beat the crap out of it, and did zero maintenance.
Forum: Foo
12-13-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By tyrion

The squirming in agony is one of the simple...

The squirming in agony is one of the simple pleasures of cat life. The ability to maim and disable, without the prey losing consciousness, is the Art of the Cat.
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By tyrion

I've had both the 9 speed and 10 speed Microshift...

I've had both the 9 speed and 10 speed Microshift bar end shifters. They're fine. Simple and rugged. They're stock components on many touring bikes.
12-09-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By tyrion

When I switched to tubeless, my hair started...

When I switched to tubeless, my hair started growing back in. Thicker and more luxurious than ever.
12-08-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By tyrion

Remember, we're talking about a guy that couldn't...

Remember, we're talking about a guy that couldn't run a casino.
12-07-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,902
Posted By tyrion

I'm only going to take the Dolly Parton vaccine....

I'm only going to take the Dolly Parton vaccine. You can trust Dolly.
Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 959
Posted By tyrion

I only got 23. Recount! #stopTheSteal

I only got 23. Recount! #stopTheSteal
Forum: Foo
12-05-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,436
Posted By tyrion

The price of gasoline is going up too, so stock...

The price of gasoline is going up too, so stock up now. I keep my gasoline supply in a small pond in the backyard - you get used to the smell, but the ducks hate it.
12-05-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By tyrion

If you can fit one of these racks on the front of...

If you can fit one of these racks on the front of your bike (bike needs v-brake or cantilever brake studs and a hole in the fork crown), I'd use this rack and zip tie the basket to it. You can get...
12-05-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,315
Posted By tyrion

Not surprised. Boutique bikes seems like a rough...

Not surprised. Boutique bikes seems like a rough business. Many of us have been following Rivendell's ups and downs.
12-05-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,635
Posted By tyrion

The evidence is pretty clear that lock downs slow...

The evidence is pretty clear that lock downs slow the spread.
12-05-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By tyrion

Sons of Shimano - one of the most ruthless and...

Sons of Shimano - one of the most ruthless and brutal gangs out there. Stay away from those guys.
...
12-02-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By tyrion

Tubeless tires and rims make it much harder to...

Tubeless tires and rims make it much harder to install/remove tires without tools.
Forum: Foo
11-30-20, 04:30 PM
11-30-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By tyrion

I'd put gravel bike riders first, then mountain...

I'd put gravel bike riders first, then mountain bikers, then roadies, then the healthcare workers.
Forum: Foo
11-30-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By tyrion

I heard the monolith broadcast the software...

I heard the monolith broadcast the software update to the Dominion voting machines. Since it has disappeared, that theory cannot be disproven.
11-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By tyrion

Find a gentle slope that he can coast down - best...

Find a gentle slope that he can coast down - best if it's grassy. Lower the seat so he can touch the ground while seated. Once he learns to balance while coasting, raise the seat and work on pedaling...
11-25-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By tyrion

The "ERTO 622x19" indicates 19mm internal width....

The "ERTO 622x19" indicates 19mm internal width. The label also suggests a tire size range of 28mm - 35mm, but a 45mm wide tire will work fine.
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