Avatar for mdpye

mdpye

Member since Sep 2012 • Last active Jan 2019
  • 6 conversations
  • 211 comments

Most recent activity

  • in Classifieds
    Avatar for mdpye

    Oof. My size too! :/

    What's "columbus special" tubing? Special run for the frame builder?

  • in General
    Avatar for mdpye

    But as we started - if you're worried about someone "swerving" to the left, they must be moving, and therefore you must be undertaking. Surely no one swerves their stationary car out of the way of an oncoming bike?

  • in General
    Avatar for mdpye

    Peds and riders here could benefit from some street experience in South East Asia :)

    The ped always moves forwards, at a predictable pace, and the traffic always passes behind them. Everyone knows which way to move.

    But don't ever, ever stop or step backwards while crossing the road over there!

    The "rabbit in the headlights" reaction - freezing and giving the impression you might jump in either direction at any moment - is terrifying to face, and pretty common here :(

  • in General
    Avatar for mdpye

    I mean yeah, it makes sense to filter up the right too, but it is acceptable to do it on the left

  • in General
    Avatar for mdpye

    I understand it like this. If the traffic is stationary, you're filtering. If its moving then you're undertaking. And we all know undertaking is for bellends :)

  • in General
    Avatar for mdpye

    Mega-props to the cyclist parked at the old street/great eastern street crossing this morning arguing for people to wait behind the line so pedestrians can reach and use their crossing. Tough job! Lots of pushback from the usual I'm-a-club-rider-out-of-my-way-plebs tossbags, though some support from the crowd too.

  • in Current Projects
    Avatar for mdpye

    Finally got the mudguards on! Only three trips out to the shops for more fixing hardware. Should have planned ahead a little better, but I didn't really know what was going to be required til I took a proper stab.

    Rear could be tucked a little better, and actually it is now, because first day out witg them some attention-lite dope rolled in to the back of me, bending a stay and meaning everything had to be re-adjusted! All good again now.

    I was really surprised how easily they gobbled up the available clearance. I got 40mm guards hoping to go back to 30 or 32c tyres, but there's absolutely no way. I had to bend the guard closed to go between the chainstay (could cut it off, but want the protection) and the nut under the fork crown is only a hair's breadth away from the tyre at 25c.

    Really pleased with how they look!

  • in Current Projects
    Avatar for mdpye

    Thanks @getoutofbed. They don't really look compatible, there is a serious generational gap, different sized jockey wheels and general shape. Interesting idea though, if they were a bit more similar.

  • in General
    Avatar for mdpye

    Exactly. If I were having a frame and forks done, I'd hope a stem in the same colour would be basically a nominal extra, but for just a stem, you're paying for all the set-up, colour loading etc, and the admin related to each job.

Actions