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Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,586
Posted By RubeRad

lol I was in london for 2000, they planned a...

lol I was in london for 2000, they planned a 'wall of fire' to have firecrackers along the Thames fire off exactly as the new 'millenium' line sped down the river (not using your...
09-16-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By RubeRad

As others have said, absolutely normal. When...

As others have said, absolutely normal. When patching at home, I like to squeeze the patch on good and hard with a C-clamp for a few minutes, so the tube doesn't peel away from the patch at the...
09-16-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 309
Posted By RubeRad

also it looks like in that video the failed...

also it looks like in that video the failed steerer tube sheared off right at the top of the headset. OP said he cut 6 inches off, so presumably his join is deep inside the headtube.
09-16-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 309
Posted By RubeRad

That video notwithstanding, I think this is...

That video notwithstanding, I think this is probably ok.

For normal cruising, the weight of the bottom of the head tube will rest on the fork crown race through the headset bearing. Higher up, the...
09-16-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By RubeRad

hey cool! Looks like the mrs is on plus tires? ...

hey cool! Looks like the mrs is on plus tires?

Also I notice you tend to keep your hands over the shifters, thumbs on top, rather than out at the end of the bars on the grips. Do you find the...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,586
Posted By RubeRad

yer right I forgot about date. CA for instance...

yer right I forgot about date. CA for instance would change date at 4pm. Why does reality gotta be so annoying?!

Reminds me how I wish when I was in college or grad school I had taken the...
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,109
Views: 752,458
Posted By RubeRad

For me, it would be worth it. (I think I've...

For me, it would be worth it.

(I think I've seen more baseball in gifs in this thread than I've watched in 5 years. OK not true I recently went to a game my brother and BIL played in a local adult...
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 482
Posted By RubeRad

we adopted the 7th grade class rabbit for spring...

we adopted the 7th grade class rabbit for spring break, let it wander around the living room outside it's cage sometimes, within a porta-fence. It would leave little poops here and there, but pretty...
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 110,784
Posted By RubeRad

This is freaky ...

This is freaky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHkhIjG0DKc

If you think about it, that's what it was like to make the video, before the production team added all the music in
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By RubeRad

I remembered another one. I got a Gerber...

I remembered another one. I got a Gerber multitool in the early 90s as a gift, owned it and loved it for like 20 years, one day I was using it and one of the pliers jaws just snapped off. Got in...
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By RubeRad

I once wore worn-out (crotch-ripped) Costco jeans...

I once wore worn-out (crotch-ripped) Costco jeans to Costco to buy new Costco jeans. I joked at the teller maybe I should get the new ones free, but she didn't take me up on it. $12.95 or whatever...
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By RubeRad

lol

lol
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8,109
Views: 752,458
Posted By RubeRad

I SO wanted that ball to hit the butterfly

I SO wanted that ball to hit the butterfly
09-16-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By RubeRad

I have a SA Titanico X on my CrossCheck that I...

I have a SA Titanico X on my CrossCheck that I commute on, and a Brooks on my Krampus. I find the Brooks MUCH more comfortable. The SA has kind of sharp edges that I keep never getting around to...
09-16-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By RubeRad

I've never understood why there are feet on the...

I've never understood why there are feet on the backs of keyboards, they should be on the front. Why would you want your wrists to have to bend backwards more? If anything your wrists should be able...
09-16-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By RubeRad

That's interesting. I recently made a change to...

That's interesting. I recently made a change to my cantis that made my CrossCheck braking significantly easier, but it's still nothing like easy, and 20 trail miles on the CC would have been quite a...
09-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By RubeRad

The other stem I have laying around is a 60mm, so...

The other stem I have laying around is a 60mm, so 110-->60 is pretty drastic, but I'll give it a try anyways. I dropped my saddle about 5mm this morning, and I liked it. I think I'm so paranoid about...
09-16-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By RubeRad

Dr Jo says...

Dr Jo says (https://www.askdoctorjo.com/tennis-elbow) those things are good, but you can do basically as well with a rolled up hand towel. I've started her regimen of stretches.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,586
Posted By RubeRad

I think it wouldn't really be that hard for...

I think it wouldn't really be that hard for everybody to just use GMT. Here in CA I would get up about 1400, be at work by maybe 1500-1530, leave work around 0100, and go to bed around 0700. Around...
09-12-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By RubeRad

I'm finding (with age?) my knee joints are...

I'm finding (with age?) my knee joints are aggravated by long, slight pressure. In the bedroom we have a couch a couple feet away from the side of the bed. If I sit on that couch and rest my legs...
09-12-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By RubeRad

I saw that post, and thought about replying...

I saw that post, and thought about replying 'bunny hops are easy with clip-ins', but thought that sounded too snarky

DynaPlug looks really cool! And having started from the car & motorcycle world....
09-12-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By RubeRad

3 days no posts what's wrong with y'all? Why...

3 days no posts what's wrong with y'all? Why aren't you providing content for my entertainment?
09-12-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By RubeRad

Actually if you check the math more carefully I...

Actually if you check the math more carefully I think you'll find it's been 19 years since the last century
09-12-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By RubeRad

That is exactly all 3 things I also wanted to...

That is exactly all 3 things I also wanted to say: wellgo mg-1, check eBay, and if you have out-turned feet get some pedal extenders.

I switched from SPD to pinned platform for the same reason as...
09-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By RubeRad

Agree, and also, how can anybody be that bold?

Agree, and also, how can anybody be that bold?
09-12-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By RubeRad

Thx, googling and finding lateral...

Thx, googling and finding lateral epicondylitis=Tennis Elbow, I've of course heard of 'Tennis Elbow' before but never had a concrete understanding of what it is, but it seems like that's exactly what...
09-12-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,684
Posted By RubeRad

My tubeless story is: I bought mtb from...

My tubeless story is:

I bought mtb from bikesdirect with TubelessReady WTB rims, but non-tubeless-rated tires. I first tried to DIY using some tubeless valve stems from eBay, TruckerCo Cream Latex...
09-12-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By RubeRad

Forearm muscle/tendon soreness

I didn't know where exactly would be the right place post this, so I chose General.

For the past few months I've had soreness in the tendon/muscle area near my left elbow (outer side when in...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By RubeRad

Hmm, never heard of Les Schwab. Closest to me is...

Hmm, never heard of Les Schwab. Closest to me is Temecula, that's too far. We do tires at Costco. It's convenient to have stuff taken care of (whether it's replacement, rotation, or flat repair)...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By RubeRad

Soooo, "taking the lane" equals being a...

Soooo, "taking the lane" equals being a jerk?
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By RubeRad

Stories of stand-up businesses

We all hear and experience businesses trying to protect their bottom line and giving the customer the short end of the stick (I've been dipping my toe into the world of extended auto warranties...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By RubeRad

That sounds very interesting, never heard of that...

That sounds very interesting, never heard of that before! But I would still need to get under to change the filter
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8,109
Views: 752,458
Posted By RubeRad

But why did the tree slap over so fast? Is there...

But why did the tree slap over so fast? Is there a truck somewhere speeding away with a chain around the trunk or something?

Or maybe the tree sneezed
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By RubeRad

?? I see Nalgene bottles all over the place.

?? I see Nalgene bottles all over the place.
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By RubeRad

This week in SoCal has been significantly cooler...

This week in SoCal has been significantly cooler as well, mid-80s in the day, lovely cooling at night. This morning riding out for work at a little before 7 in a T-shirt, I almost could have added a...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,902
Posted By RubeRad

But ironically, 'long' term is not as long as it...

But ironically, 'long' term is not as long as it used to be
09-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By RubeRad

That's a bit harsh, JudithJohnson Oli, I'm...

That's a bit harsh, JudithJohnson

Oli, I'm similar, my frame is such that everybody guesses I'm 30-40lb lighter than I actually am.

The key is really limiting intake, that has way more of an...
09-11-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17,709
Views: 2,763,244
Posted By RubeRad

https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/bik/d/draper-s...

https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/bik/d/draper-santa-cruz-v-wifes-bike-ridden/6974691891.html

Santa Cruz V10 2018 wife’s bike ridden only 5 times - $4275

image 5 of 15...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,586
Posted By RubeRad

My touchstone fact for time changes is: in the...

My touchstone fact for time changes is: in the Fall I get to sleep in.

While I'm sleeping 'later', the sun has an extra hour to get on up, so it's lighter in the morning (until the...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 118,769
Posted By RubeRad

I remember once being on a long group ride, we...

I remember once being on a long group ride, we had ridden north through Camp Pendleton, and were continuing north on the old 101 -- formerly a highway or even a freeway, but now a giant concrete MUP....
Forum: Foo
09-11-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By RubeRad

OK cool I'll check the user manual.

OK cool I'll check the user manual.
Forum: Foo
09-11-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10,127
Views: 2,053,221
Posted By RubeRad

That is amazing! I'd love to see a video of how...

That is amazing! I'd love to see a video of how these were crafted from 3 pairs of chucks
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By RubeRad

Yeah I've basically decided to proactively...

Yeah I've basically decided to proactively repair. Hopefully if I call half a dozen independent shops around town I can find one that comes in under $800. I've got a quote for 3yr/30Kmi powertrain+...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By RubeRad

Agree. I always use a lot of cardboard and...

Agree. I always use a lot of cardboard and newspapers and I always get pretty close to my goal of 0 drops of oil on the pavement. And the oil can be handed over to my local Kragen for collection.
...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By RubeRad

I spent an hour last night reading through this...

I spent an hour last night reading through this whole thread (https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7207503-Timing-Chain-Tensioner-replaced&highlight=timing+chain) (same engine in a Tiguan). The...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 10:16 AM
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By RubeRad

Peppers & tomatoes echoes the first comment, and...

Peppers & tomatoes echoes the first comment, and also you get my point how this is supposed to engage a community. 'ongoing little treats' is good.

I rode up to the top of the deck when I rolled...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By RubeRad

That's funny, I conceive of my CC as a pickup...

That's funny, I conceive of my CC as a pickup truck, but given that I bounce over trails of various rockiness sometimes, 'nimble Jeep Wrangler' seems apropos.

My Krampus with Jones H-Loop bars and...
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 05:40 PM
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10,127
Views: 2,053,221
Posted By RubeRad

My bedroom is full of bikini posters of Amy...

My bedroom is full of bikini posters of Amy Farrah Fowler.

My wife can't stand it
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