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Forum: Commuting
07-21-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Darth Lefty

Level as in not growing, ya goof. I should update...

Level as in not growing, ya goof. I should update that, we moved to Folsom three weeks ago
07-21-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By Darth Lefty

Even 9 to 11 speed chain is 11/128th in (.086)...

Even 9 to 11 speed chain is 11/128th in (.086) internally and pretty nearly all derailleur bikes have teeth 2mm (.079 in) wide and smaller. So at a minimum, the teeth will take the chain. I recall...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 24,785
Posted By Darth Lefty

My route from my new house is proving to be easy...

My route from my new house is proving to be easy enough to do as a straight replacement for driving. It's short and there are no pronounced climbs. It's definitely less interesting, though. Both the...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 14,875
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 4726.53...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 4726.53 (5065.4 total) [110/112]
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 4131 (4501 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 4114 mi (+179 other)...
07-20-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By Darth Lefty

I like a sugar cone with mine but we get a cup...

I like a sugar cone with mine but we get a cup for the 4yo and another for the twins to share.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 817
Posted By Darth Lefty

One thing I would like to note from my ďtubeless...

One thing I would like to note from my ďtubeless experience ď is that it works a lot better when you have dedicated compatible components. My first time around I had a tubeless rim but a non-tubeless...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Darth Lefty

My area is very bike friendly and has long been....

My area is very bike friendly and has long been. I think itís flat here but itís a very high flat. Which makes it a mesa, the highest form of flattery
Forum: Commuting
07-18-18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By Darth Lefty

What, like the hundred plus rollers in a chain?

What, like the hundred plus rollers in a chain?
07-16-18, 09:45 PM
Forum: Commuting
07-14-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By Darth Lefty

I dunno if this is a good story for you or a bad...

I dunno if this is a good story for you or a bad one. My grandad died from complications after a bicycle crash. He was 91!
Forum: Commuting
07-14-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have some light elbow and knee armor...

I have some light elbow and knee armor (Alpinestars brand) for going on my MTB. It wonít do anything for your fingers or ribs though. When I was riding motorcycles I had various armored gloves. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Darth Lefty

I donít, but itís very likely to be very...

I donít, but itís very likely to be very standard. Should be a perfect commuter frame. The Randonee has long been the REI drop bar light touring model, it still is though theyíve changed the name
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you should buy the other one.

I think you should buy the other one.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thereís going to be some sliding friction from...

Thereís going to be some sliding friction from the teeth not following a straight track against the bearing races. Will that wear faster than a chain?

How long will the exposed ball bearings stay...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 24,785
Posted By Darth Lefty

Direct route both ways today. The new ride is...

Direct route both ways today. The new ride is quite short without any embellishments: 19 minutes downhill to work in the morning, and thatís despite plus size MTB tires and a bum ticker.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 817
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iím commuting tubeless now too. Nothing to report...

Iím commuting tubeless now too. Nothing to report yet.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By Darth Lefty

My question on this thing is, how does the...

My question on this thing is, how does the cassette not flex towards the spokes under load? Iím betting there is an answer, I just havenít seen it.

Any other objection Iíve been able to summon up...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 24,785
Posted By Darth Lefty

My first ride from the new house. I took the...

My first ride from the new house. I took the longest direct route, downhill out of my neighborhood and then sticking to dirt path along the MUP. This makes it 3.6 miles and 25 minutes. Itís not as...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,776
Posted By Darth Lefty

TBF, there are a lot of problems comparing...

TBF, there are a lot of problems comparing Milwaukee to west Texas, starting with a population composed of more than miners and their supporting fast food and hotels, the proximity of Lake Michigan...
07-07-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,403
Posted By Darth Lefty

Im on my second NX bike. I could use just a...

Im on my second NX bike. I could use just a little more range. I donít need more shifts.
07-07-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,319
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had fun a couple weeks ago trying to explain to...

I had fun a couple weeks ago trying to explain to my toddler why this is called a square when itís so self-evidently a triangle.

As for the handlebars, I used to think I did a pretty good job by...
07-07-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got the same bike. Itís not speedy! Thatís not...

I got the same bike. Itís not speedy! Thatís not the point. There are MTBís, even full suspension ones, that are better at that. They are for XC racing. The Timberjack is a friendly oafish trail...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,290
Posted By Darth Lefty

Commuting, in pocket. MTB, in bag. In a...

Commuting, in pocket. MTB, in bag. In a Lifeproof case.
Forum: Commuting
07-06-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,776
Posted By Darth Lefty

Sports drinks are probably a topic for the...

Sports drinks are probably a topic for the training and nutrition subforum. Thereís a million of them. Some have more science behind them than others. I ordered a tub of HEED a few years ago and...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 67,825
Posted By Darth Lefty

Purportedly you can pop the dents out of your...

Purportedly you can pop the dents out of your motorcycle exhaust by leaving it full of water in the freezer. This is apocryphal, SFAIK. But if the ice crystal has nowhere to grow as the water...
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