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09-18-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,561
Posted By himespau

That's a good thought. I'm hoping to upgrade to...

That's a good thought. I'm hoping to upgrade to a smart trainer (or smartbike) on the cheap after it all ends and people realize they don't use them. Not that I don't like my homemade motion...
09-17-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,580
Posted By himespau

When I go to USPS to ship things and try to ship...

When I go to USPS to ship things and try to ship priority, they tell me 2-3 days when they quote the price, but then, when I select priority, tell me it'll be an extra day "due to the pandemic". No...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,324,996
Posted By himespau

^^^Gorgeous

^^^Gorgeous
09-15-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,485
Posted By himespau

You were saying you wanted to do some of the...

You were saying you wanted to do some of the climbs in the France guest world on Zwift.

There are a couple of different ways (so called "worlds hacks") that you can use to ride in worlds that...
09-13-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,485
Posted By himespau

I've actually cut back to just the one race a...

I've actually cut back to just the one race a week (a series a team I'm on participates in). Decided to actually do some organized training and just scattershot races whenever I found one that fit...
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11,030
Views: 2,281,652
Posted By himespau

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Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 682
Posted By himespau

I know you said a new frame isn't in the budget,...

I know you said a new frame isn't in the budget, but, before the pandamic-induced bike shortage, it was possible to get a mtb from the early 90's for not too much money. Throwing a riser stem and...
09-10-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,485
Posted By himespau

Or you can do the Worlds hack and do Ventoux...

Or you can do the Worlds hack and do Ventoux whenever you want. I much prefer the alpe du zwift though because it breaks the ride up into segments which are more manageable psychologically for me...
09-10-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,059
Posted By himespau

That 1.5 actuation ratio is shared by both 10 and...

That 1.5 actuation ratio is shared by both 10 and 11 speed RD's, right? I was recently looking for an RD as a replacement in a 10 speed triple setup and couldn't easily find 10 speed long cage...
09-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,059
Posted By himespau

Which is why I have this derailleur in pieces I...

Which is why I have this derailleur in pieces I was offering him. Not a mess I want to deal with, but I hate throwing things away. There used to be a box of junk in the C&V list that people would...
09-09-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,059
Posted By himespau

Do you know what part of your derailleur broke? I...

Do you know what part of your derailleur broke? I have a 9 speed mirage (I think) triple derailleur that had a bad return spring (I think that was all that was wrong with it - it may have also had a...
09-09-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,903
Posted By himespau

I had a Fuji Mixte (some sort of touring iirc)...

I had a Fuji Mixte (some sort of touring iirc) that I was able to cold set from 120-130mm using the threaded rod method and a lot of strings to make sure it stayed straight. I didn't have a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,456
Posted By himespau

I like these as well, but find that the Elites...

I like these as well, but find that the Elites are pretty much as good.

Hincapie signatures work fairly decent for me as well (though their Max bibs have padding that always seems to rub me the...
09-08-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By himespau

Cool bike and interesting discussion.

Cool bike and interesting discussion.
09-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,903
Posted By himespau

Definitely a cool project and am looking forward...

Definitely a cool project and am looking forward to the final results.
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By himespau

Someone who wants the rest of us to know what...

Someone who wants the rest of us to know what they have.
Forum: Foo
09-04-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11,030
Views: 2,281,652
Posted By himespau

Oh, I loved that show. The theme song was pretty...

Oh, I loved that show. The theme song was pretty great too.
Forum: Foo
09-04-20, 02:10 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,384
Posted By himespau

I wonder if the issue with the camelbak racebak...

I wonder if the issue with the camelbak racebak was that folks didn't want to spend $70+ on a baselayer that they'd have to buy multiples of. Or if it meant that they'd have to buy jerseys the next...
Forum: Foo
09-03-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,845
Posted By himespau

Costco around here fills the canisters up for...

Costco around here fills the canisters up for super cheap, and it's been years since I've gotten a newspaper for the chimney. But, I still think I'll go back to charcoal when this propane grill...
Forum: Foo
09-03-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,845
Posted By himespau

I hadn't ever thought about the cover, but ours...

I hadn't ever thought about the cover, but ours is going on 4 years and the drip pan has completely rusted off. Thinking I might go back to charcoal with the next one. Yeah it takes a lot longer to...
09-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,917
Posted By himespau

My wife was going down a driveway (transitioning...

My wife was going down a driveway (transitioning from sidewalk to road while riding with the kids) and clipped the curb at the end of the driveway with a pedal a month or so back. Went down hard,...
09-03-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19,612
Views: 3,209,583
Posted By himespau

Assuming you have the space and time.

Assuming you have the space and time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,384
Posted By himespau

Is he carrying them up to his teammates? Seems...

Is he carrying them up to his teammates? Seems like it'd be a challenge if he was hoping to use those to drink.
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By himespau

Looks interesting. Bummer about the size.

Looks interesting. Bummer about the size.
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,683
Posted By himespau

I have an Okidata MB461 that I've had for going...

I have an Okidata MB461 that I've had for going on 7 years now in my office. Prints, copies, scans to PDF (probably other stuff, but I configured it to do to PDF a long time ago and haven't looked...
08-31-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,485
Posted By himespau

Congrats on sticking it out. The one time I...

Congrats on sticking it out.

The one time I did Ventoux, I figured it'd be 1.5x the Alpe du Zwift (like you, my best is about an hour and a half - I really need to lose a lot of weight). It...
08-28-20, 03:18 PM
08-28-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,561
Posted By himespau

My employer has decided to stop matching due to...

My employer has decided to stop matching due to Covid-related shortfalls in tuition. I'm hoping that they restart when numbers come back. I know you don't always feel like you have the cash, but it...
Forum: Foo
08-27-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11,030
Views: 2,281,652
Posted By himespau

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08-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,680
Posted By himespau

If her neck is hurting, that tells me she wants...

If her neck is hurting, that tells me she wants to sit more upright so that she can look forward without tilting her head up. Gotta get that stem higher than the saddle. Also, try a sprung saddle...
08-26-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,680
Posted By himespau

Swept back bars? I built a bike with the Velo...

Swept back bars? I built a bike with the Velo Orange Crazy bars for my wife. She never was a cyclist and building a new bike didn't make her one. She does find it more comfortable to ride with...
08-26-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 104,289
Posted By himespau

I'm still kicking myself for missing out on a...

I'm still kicking myself for missing out on a Merckx-built lugged MXL Caloi team frame quite a few years back when I thought I'd be smart and lowball the seller (who was already selling it below...
08-24-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,561
Posted By himespau

I had a friend who once explained it as, with 2...

I had a friend who once explained it as, with 2 parents and 2 kids, you're playing man to man. With 3 kids, you have to switch to zone.
08-24-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,269
Posted By himespau

As someone who rides a bike with a ~235mm (200 mm...

As someone who rides a bike with a ~235mm (200 mm head tube, 35 mm stack campagnolo headset) steerer and a replacement fork, all of the replacement options (the few that there were) had long enough...
08-24-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 277,289
Posted By himespau

I want to see that movie again, but, when I...

I want to see that movie again, but, when I watched it in the theaters with my now wife, early in the movie, I turned to her and whispered, "do you think <<Christian Bale plot spoilers>>?" not really...
08-23-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,485
Posted By himespau

I'll agree that I'm much more likely to go a lot...

I'll agree that I'm much more likely to go a lot deeper into the red and stay there longer when it's a race (even a virtual one) than I am in a workout. Visuals help me too (push it until that next...
08-21-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,806
Views: 2,300,437
Posted By himespau

Ooh, that is a sexy beast. That, in my size with...

Ooh, that is a sexy beast. That, in my size with a triple, would just about be my dream bike.
08-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 674
Posted By himespau

I'm partially basing that on the decals (font...

I'm partially basing that on the decals (font screams late 80's or after - I can't really read the tubing decals) and shimano groupset (could have been added later) that looks post 1984. Are the...
08-20-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 674
Posted By himespau

Yeah, that definitely looks post sale to me.

Yeah, that definitely looks post sale to me.
08-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,681
Posted By himespau

Nice. BB cable guide seems like a strange...

Nice. BB cable guide seems like a strange omission especially for a bike like this that is unlikely to be built up as SS.
08-20-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By himespau

That's a pretty frame. In great shape if the...

That's a pretty frame. In great shape if the paint/decals are original.
08-20-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 674
Posted By himespau

​​​​​​​Pictures of your bike posted here might...

​​​​​​​Pictures of your bike posted here might help.
08-20-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,561
Posted By himespau

As of this morning (start of 4th day of classes),...

As of this morning (start of 4th day of classes), of the ~185 students I have in my lecture and lab classes, 2 have written me in the last 12 hours saying they are on quarantine due to exposure to...
08-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,561
Posted By himespau

I'm expecting us to be online by fall break at...

I'm expecting us to be online by fall break at the latest. I run a microbiology teaching lab and won't let the TAs prep stuff for after that because I think it'll all just be wasted. They're...
08-19-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,561
Posted By himespau

We just went through our orientation for our...

We just went through our orientation for our kindergartener to do online learning this fall. I'm still not able to wrap my head around how that's going to work. Less worried about my 4th grader. I...
08-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,561
Posted By himespau

This is what teaching looks like in 2020: ...

This is what teaching looks like in 2020:
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My normal streaming mic that I use to...
08-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By himespau

It really depends on what it is. A low end...

It really depends on what it is. A low end hybrid or early front suspension mtb? Maybe not. A better than that bike? Maybe, especially if you can do the work yourself.
08-18-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,989
Posted By himespau

Looking cool.

Looking cool.
Forum: Foo
08-17-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11,030
Views: 2,281,652
Posted By himespau

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p960...

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