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01-05-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By vespasianus

I asked my tech guy and he said to do it every...

I asked my tech guy and he said to do it every Tuesday. So that is what I did. I should have noticed his name tag: J. Wellington Wimpy.
01-05-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By vespasianus

Honestly, I have taught kids at all levels -...

Honestly, I have taught kids at all levels - medical, pharmacy, dental, PhD, MS, undergraduates and some of them are just plain stupid. I can't tell you how many MD students that I have met who are...
12-30-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By vespasianus

Fauci is a very accomplished scientist. Not sure...

Fauci is a very accomplished scientist. Not sure why you think he is not too impressive.
12-30-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By vespasianus

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12-26-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,755
Posted By vespasianus

I also have four bikes - two road bikes and two...

I also have four bikes - two road bikes and two mountain bikes -one with 26" tires and another with 29" tires. I get that message when I try to change the bike on an active ride - but only on certain...
12-16-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,247
Posted By vespasianus

That depends where you live! 35 KPH - or 21 MPH...

That depends where you live! 35 KPH - or 21 MPH is pretty common around here in the low county! Soloing 30+ MPH for any period of time is a different story!
12-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,247
Posted By vespasianus

Personally, if I am not riding with them and we...

Personally, if I am not riding with them and we are not doing fixed turns, drafting like that without asking is poor form. But the fix is simple, slow down and take a break. Let them go ahead and...
12-12-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,420
Posted By vespasianus

My first "real" bike was a Cannondale with 52/42...

My first "real" bike was a Cannondale with 52/42 chainrings and a 12-21 seven speed cassette. That bike is still at my parents house and I recently road it and I can't believe people road bikes like...
12-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By vespasianus

I have only ever carried 29" MTB tubes for my MTB...

I have only ever carried 29" MTB tubes for my MTB rides. Those tires will fit in 29, 27.5, and 26" tires without any issues.
12-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,073
Posted By vespasianus

This was from a bike I had a long time ago: ...

This was from a bike I had a long time ago:

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12-01-20, 06:07 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,299
Posted By vespasianus

That is not true. Our group ride has a "no big...

That is not true. Our group ride has a "no big farts" rule when in front.
11-27-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By vespasianus

You can dilute. I use a toothbrush to scrub...

You can dilute. I use a toothbrush to scrub things and a 75/15 water mix still works plenty well. I dilute most things. My wife things I am cheap (I am!) and find that almost every detergent product...
11-26-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By vespasianus

I also like simple green. When I first used it, I...

I also like simple green. When I first used it, I poured the waste into a potted plant to see what it would do to the plant. Surprisingly, nothing happened. So, I have continued to use it and...
Replies: 62
Views: 11,157
Posted By vespasianus

For those wondering about the quality of Hambini...

For those wondering about the quality of Hambini BB:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrr9qKwWtho
11-22-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,545
Posted By vespasianus

I have no experience with that type of fix or the...

I have no experience with that type of fix or the durability of such a repair but I still say well done! I admire the spirit and work performed for the repair.
11-04-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,630
Posted By vespasianus

Actually, even better than a camera is being a...

Actually, even better than a camera is being a rich white guy.
11-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,748
Posted By vespasianus

Yeah, I see it down here in the SE USA. Our area...

Yeah, I see it down here in the SE USA. Our area was awarded a $20 million grant to build a bike/pedestrian bridge. The current bridge is cars only and really limits people. People have been up in...
Forum: Foo
11-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,205
Posted By vespasianus

In graduate school I had a friend from Mexico...

In graduate school I had a friend from Mexico City who was incredulous that they opened up a Taco Bell in Mexico City.
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By vespasianus

They were but he swore by them. I lusted after a...

They were but he swore by them. I lusted after a Klein (MTB) and when I finally got one, I just could not live with it. Those frames were incredibly stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,982
Posted By vespasianus

I think the carbon rims would look good on that...

I think the carbon rims would look good on that bike and most likely would run fine. Hold on to those wheels just in case (always good to have a second set of wheels!).

ps. Nice looking bike and...
10-24-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,268
Posted By vespasianus

No, for the most part, no lines. Had bikes with 7...

No, for the most part, no lines. Had bikes with 7 speed triples to my current 11 speed. Prefer the 11 speed. Still have an old Italian steel bike and a new generic carbon bike made in the east. Like...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,205
Posted By vespasianus

I thought they discontinued the 7-layer burrito a...

I thought they discontinued the 7-layer burrito a few months ago. No wonder it gave you the runs!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,105
Posted By vespasianus

I have ridden thousands of miles with people on...

I have ridden thousands of miles with people on SRAM or Shimano "battery" systems and never once had a ride interrupted by a dead battery or such. I have ridden numerous times with people who have...
10-14-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,969
Posted By vespasianus

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10-14-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By vespasianus

As a guy who runs Campag on both his bikes, I...

As a guy who runs Campag on both his bikes, I would not agree with this. Shimano 105 is excellent and honestly shifts very similar to a chorus level campag system and is miles ahead of something like...
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By vespasianus

To Serve Man.

To Serve Man.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By vespasianus

What a loser. You should immediately spend $4000...

What a loser. You should immediately spend $4000 to get that bike down to 17 lbs. And make sure you tell the wife. She will fully understand and see the logic.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,954
Posted By vespasianus

They are really good. My mountain bike rims have...

They are really good. My mountain bike rims have taken huge abuse and been flawless. They also offer 5 year and lifetime warranties on their wheels, which people might not be aware of. And they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,954
Posted By vespasianus

Geez you two. Get a room.

Geez you two. Get a room.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,529
Views: 366,443
Posted By vespasianus

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09-30-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By vespasianus

Mine does not have a pin. I use a zip cord to...

Mine does not have a pin. I use a zip cord to secure it. The velcro latch was not confidence inspiring.
09-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 15,157
Posted By vespasianus

I would disagree with that statement. I think the...

I would disagree with that statement. I think the high end steel bikes being made now (think Battaglin) make steel bikes of 10 years ago look like junkers.
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,529
Posted By vespasianus

Toy Story. Went to see it and was annoyed that I...

Toy Story. Went to see it and was annoyed that I was paying money to see a cartoon. Stunning movie.
09-22-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,416
Posted By vespasianus

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine...

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine posts?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,100
Posted By vespasianus

I don't wear gloves for my hands, I wear gloves...

I don't wear gloves for my hands, I wear gloves to wipe the sweat and crap off my face.
09-22-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,972
Posted By vespasianus

Competition is almost always good for the...

Competition is almost always good for the consumer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,033
Posted By vespasianus

Yikes, that is scary. Older drivers?

Yikes, that is scary. Older drivers?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,033
Posted By vespasianus

I was thinking this: ...

I was thinking this:

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By vespasianus

I hear you regarding the big four. Nothing wrong...

I hear you regarding the big four. Nothing wrong with them but also nothing wrong with trying to get something different. And for what it is worth, when I had my Cinelli Superstar repaired, I had the...
09-19-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By vespasianus

2014 was the last time and before that, 2006....

2014 was the last time and before that, 2006. Before that, it was almost always Campagnolo...
09-18-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,760
Posted By vespasianus

I agree, being seen is the key for all road...

I agree, being seen is the key for all road cyclist. But maybe I am missing something as I am looking at the print version, he is wearing a bright yellow jersey and his trailer has big flags. On that...
09-17-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By vespasianus

Sounds like a great conclusion to this thread!...

Sounds like a great conclusion to this thread! Enjoy!
09-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By vespasianus

I would also add that for some places, where you...

I would also add that for some places, where you buy it is as important.
09-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,765
Posted By vespasianus

Use an old MTB instead. See Tomac picture above....

Use an old MTB instead. See Tomac picture above. Or put drop bars on an old 29 race bike from 2010-15. And yes, Shimano road levers work fine with cheap deore disc calipers.
09-15-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,676
Posted By vespasianus

Another Cyclemeter user. Love it. Sucks battery...

Another Cyclemeter user. Love it. Sucks battery big time if you use it with the screen on 100% of the time but worth it.
09-14-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,765
Posted By vespasianus

Why Gravel? Because of Tomac silly. ...

Why Gravel? Because of Tomac silly.

...
09-13-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,592
Posted By vespasianus

Honestly, I would look for a used Trek Stache -...

Honestly, I would look for a used Trek Stache - should be able to get that for ~$1-2K easy. The front suspension and the big fat tires can really take the sting of the trail away but still rides...
09-12-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,247
Posted By vespasianus

Holy crap that is terrifying. Stay safe.

Holy crap that is terrifying. Stay safe.
09-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,308
Posted By vespasianus

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No, you are fine. The S10 use the "sweet spot" suspension system. Worked only...
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