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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

Sympathies. I had one of those on my left hip two...

Sympathies. I had one of those on my left hip two years back. Deep enough that they had to leave a drain in it for a while (Eewwww.)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

Where I ride, these are invariably placed on...

Where I ride, these are invariably placed on uphill segments, so I often see "11", till a car appears in the distance, and the reader ignores me as unimportant.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,192
Posted By genejockey

Used to be you needed to be a med student, or at...

Used to be you needed to be a med student, or at least own a medical dictionary to have med student's disease.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,192
Posted By genejockey

That's the wonder of the internet. Google...

That's the wonder of the internet. Google anything you're worried about, and you can find a number of people telling you not only are you right to worry about it, but here are 10 things that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

(No we got nothing in common) We can't dance...

(No we got nothing in common) We can't dance together
(No we can't talk at all)

Apropos yesterday's conversation....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

All of me is over 60.

All of me is over 60.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

That would have been handy for dealing with that...

That would have been handy for dealing with that a-hole with the boat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

And you're never going back to your old school?

And you're never going back to your old school?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

That is EXACTLY what I thought when I first read...

That is EXACTLY what I thought when I first read that on one of the many "The crank arm threads are stripped! What now?" threads on BF!

They're a pair of thin steel wedges with U shapes cut into...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

Don't know if I'd mentioned this, but the...

Don't know if I'd mentioned this, but the lefthand crankarm on Mrs. Peel wouldn't come off. Stripped the threads right out with the puller - and it was a Park puller, not a cheapo knockoff. Like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

I was starting college then. Christ. Your Mom...

I was starting college then. Christ. Your Mom is younger than me.

Oh, My God! I'm OLD!!!!!!!
04-06-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 679,789
Posted By genejockey

As I found it on Facebook Marketplace: ...

As I found it on Facebook Marketplace:
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Now........
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

Ooo! That looks nice! I'm currently...

Ooo! That looks nice!

I'm currently struggling with paint color for all the many chips. "Mrs. Peel" is an appropriate name give how much of the paint is gone from places like the forks. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,936
Posted By genejockey

Well, there's terminal velocity.

Well, there's terminal velocity.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

In retrospect, having mounted the saddlebag,...

In retrospect, having mounted the saddlebag, Varia, and light on the Canyon's seatpost with no room to spare, I should have gotten the one with the light and been done with it. But no.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

I just bought that one.

I just bought that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

I just made an offer on that one.

I just made an offer on that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

Next issue - there's only one wheel. The rear. ...

Next issue - there's only one wheel. The rear. I need a matching front. It needs to have a Mavic MA40 rim. The rear is 36 spokes, so that would be ideal, but I could live with 32 - after all, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

I didn't buy it to change my behavior, but for...

I didn't buy it to change my behavior, but for example when you're coming up on some slower cyclists, it helps you time your passing better than a look over the shoulder. If you're rolling up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

Diana Rigg in a Lotus Elan.... What's not to...

Diana Rigg in a Lotus Elan.... What's not to like?

Well, there's Lucas electrics. And lousy build quality, I suppose. The Lotus, not Diana Rigg.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

I spent all week, in my idle time, looking...

I spent all week, in my idle time, looking forward to taking the Circuit with its inadequate gears for a long Sunday ride. So, I pumped up the tires, checked the brakes, added the saddle bag and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

But boats do?

But boats do?
04-02-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By genejockey

This one was my first vintage wrist watch. I...

This one was my first vintage wrist watch. I sold it a while back, because getting a Hamilton Electric serviced is not cheap, nor is it something I can do myself.
...
04-02-21, 04:29 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

I was 6', now 5' 11 1/2". As Dad would have...

I was 6', now 5' 11 1/2". As Dad would have said, I got married and settled down.
04-02-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By genejockey

Watches, you say? How about something from the...

Watches, you say? How about something from the 18th Century?
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

Have fun cleaning those boat springs, then!

Have fun cleaning those boat springs, then!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

My sister moved to Florida, bought a single speed...

My sister moved to Florida, bought a single speed cruiser bike. Her husband thought she should get something with gears, but why?
04-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,096
Posted By genejockey

The Spring wildflowers are blooming all along my...

The Spring wildflowers are blooming all along my routes, which is nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

By contrast, Mrs. GeneJockey and I have managed...

By contrast, Mrs. GeneJockey and I have managed to get through an entire year of my W'ing FH without substantial issues, which is also saying something.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

SO, the answer to the question, was it "Vaccine...

SO, the answer to the question, was it "Vaccine ONLY lasts 6 months" or "Vaccine lasts at least 6 months" is "At Least"....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 12,204
Posted By genejockey

It's about this long.... And it's about this...

It's about this long....
And it's about this wide...
And it's about this country,
About which we're singing about.
03-31-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By genejockey

PV = nRT. It's not just a good idea. It's the...

PV = nRT. It's not just a good idea. It's the law.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

When I bought my GTI in 1986, I came prepared...

When I bought my GTI in 1986, I came prepared with a copy of their weekly ad, listing a GTI for significantly under MSRP. Also brought the future Mrs. GeneJockey. When we hit an impasse, $2000 apart...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

"This is going to hurt you a lot more than it...

"This is going to hurt you a lot more than it hurts me."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

Reminds me of the time I was out walking the dog...

Reminds me of the time I was out walking the dog and a carload of young morons drives by, and someone tries to egg me. But apparently they had no experience with adjusting for relative velocity, as...
03-31-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,251
Posted By genejockey

The thing about riding here in the SF Bay Area is...

The thing about riding here in the SF Bay Area is that there are SO MANY CYCLISTS of all varieties that on any given ride, you can always find someone older than you, or younger; fatter than you, or...
03-31-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 833,345
Posted By genejockey

Last month, while watching videos to inspire me...

Last month, while watching videos to inspire me and inform me, while rebuilding the Cannondale, I heard about Shimano's Sante groupset, and I got a hankering to have a bike with that. I read about...
03-31-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 833,345
Posted By genejockey

Along about 2007, I decided I wanted to finally...

Along about 2007, I decided I wanted to finally get something I wanted in my youth - an Italian bike with Campagnolo kit. Since I'm a big guy, I wanted something stiffer than the normal Columbus SL,...
03-31-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 833,345
Posted By genejockey

I guess 4 of my 6 bikes qualify as C&V now. ...

I guess 4 of my 6 bikes qualify as C&V now. Here's my first road bike, a Cannondale R500 from 1994, which I bought new in 1995. 3.0 frame, cantilever dropouts.

It came with a 7 sp triple RX100...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

Oh, yeah - and it is very rigid. Fantastic for...

Oh, yeah - and it is very rigid. Fantastic for out-of-saddle efforts, because there's absolutely no flex in the BB. Rides a little hard, for that reason, but now that I'm not running 125# in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

That fork is steel, with teardrop cross section...

That fork is steel, with teardrop cross section 'aero' blades.
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This frame is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

Took the Battaglin down off the hook for today's...

Took the Battaglin down off the hook for today's ride, which was, IIRC, the first 'short sleeve jersey' ride of the year. Did the same ride I did Friday on the Circuit, just 0.2 mph slower, but to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

I had a 1986 GTI that I absolutely loved, but it...

I had a 1986 GTI that I absolutely loved, but it did have an issue or two - fuel pumps. While the GTI was still largely problem free, we got a 1991 Passat, which had a repeated problem with the HVAC...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

A couple weeks back I learned that working in...

A couple weeks back I learned that working in Biopharma makes me a 'Healthcare Worker' and thus eligible. I've been repeatedly trying to schedule an appointment, but no dice. Come Thursday, Mrs....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

We all know what the road to hell is paved with.

We all know what the road to hell is paved with.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

I saw a listing on Craigs List for a bike. 23"...

I saw a listing on Craigs List for a bike. 23" frame - so 58 cm. Saddle slammed down onto the top tube. Listing says "I'm 5'9 and it fits me".

No. Not really. No, it doesn't.
03-29-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,762
Posted By genejockey

Sometimes the simplest answer is the best answer.

Sometimes the simplest answer is the best answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

Went up Old La Honda today for the first time...

Went up Old La Honda today for the first time since November. Improved my time by 16 seconds! I guess between Zwift and losing 10 lbs, I have given myself a much better starting point for this year...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 187,020
Posted By genejockey

You know, guys, for a bit there, I was concerned...

You know, guys, for a bit there, I was concerned that I'd gone too far, that I just have too many bikes. But now I can see that's not the case........
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