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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Shoulda gone to the nearest tattoo parlour to...

Shoulda gone to the nearest tattoo parlour to make em permanent!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

In Wyoming aeronautical news, the tower in...

In Wyoming aeronautical news, the tower in Gillette will no longer be manned. :(
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Gotta get 'em at Ross. Usually $20-30.

Gotta get 'em at Ross. Usually $20-30.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Yeah, they're impossible for me to walk or stand...

Yeah, they're impossible for me to walk or stand much in also. Great for desk jockeying or goofing around on casual bike rides, however.

These are low tops in light redwood. I also have some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I got a couple of things done. My favorite...

I got a couple of things done. My favorite accomplishment was having a peach milkshake from Chick Fil A
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Unfortunately I was putzing around so didn't pay...

Unfortunately I was putzing around so didn't pay much attention, but it was one of those military folders.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Watching an olde Antiques Road Show, looking for...

Watching an olde Antiques Road Show, looking for my 25mm rim tape. The bicycle on this episode has gained value since 2006. #steelisreal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

TYVM. It's the first pair I've had with a...

TYVM. It's the first pair I've had with a lightly padded tongue. The increase in comfort was a surprise to me!
07-13-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Here in AZ, bikes stored in hot garages need a...

Here in AZ, bikes stored in hot garages need a reup every 2 months or so. I keep mine in the house, so get 3-4 months between shots of Stan's.

I've heard of folks on the wet side of the PNW going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Laced up the front during lunch. Gotta dig for...

Laced up the front during lunch. Gotta dig for spokes for the rear, hopefully be able to lace it up and tension both this evening...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

How 'bout a small chain of Mexican restaurants in...

How 'bout a small chain of Mexican restaurants in VA?

https://www.guadsmexicanrestaurant.com
...
07-13-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,823
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

There's also the attenuator noodles for Vbrakes. ...

There's also the attenuator noodles for Vbrakes. Usually only on front brake.

Not true ABS, more like AOTB. :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Yep, gotta guzzle that water to help with blood...

Yep, gotta guzzle that water to help with blood draws.

I participated in a drug trial in my youth and the phlebotomists would scold guys for not drinking enough water. I'm not sure how they...
07-13-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 891
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'm ready to face the possible reality that there...

I'm ready to face the possible reality that there really isn't any such thing as "safely" opening bars as we know them. It just isn't possible to have a bunch of people hang out indoors and drinking...
07-13-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,823
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I don't mind ruining rims by braking with them. ...

I don't mind ruining rims by braking with them. If I can get a decent rim for $40 or so, It's not that big a deal to lace it up to the olde spokes and hub. It's just 45 minutes to an hour of work. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Just winging it to bag an Everesting would be...

Just winging it to bag an Everesting would be pretty interesting indeed, just riding til that elevation number ticked over.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I wonder if she's done a driveway century yet.

I wonder if she's done a driveway century yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

In other van news, I'm glad I never got rid of...

In other van news, I'm glad I never got rid of the $300 2001 Chevy Venture whose transmission started slipping a year back or so.

Turns out the 1-2 and 2-3 springs are pretty easy to replace and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

You must not follow #vanlife...

You must not follow #vanlife (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=vanlife) on Insta.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'd go C&V too... ...

I'd go C&V too...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Pour it in your bidon!

Pour it in your bidon!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Its not midnight yet. :)

Its not midnight yet. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Only got up to 114 on the back porch. They were...

Only got up to 114 on the back porch. They were saying 117, so whew, dodged that bullet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Tubeless tape is thinner than most rim strips. ...

Tubeless tape is thinner than most rim strips. Even the two layers recommended for road pressures is thinner. And less likely to move on you. Clean rims with acetone or alcohol before taping
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I used to buy 20 at a time, 10 MTB, 10 road.

I used to buy 20 at a time, 10 MTB, 10 road.
07-11-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,823
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Something had to be done. Everyone became afraid...

Something had to be done. Everyone became afraid to run QR with Discs. And race mechanics sure as hell don't wanna mess around with threaded thru axles.

I noticed one team running threaded TA, one...
07-11-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,823
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

My '70s Peugeot I'd just open the QR and drop the...

My '70s Peugeot I'd just open the QR and drop the front wheel right out in less than a second. Then after patching, put it back in, lean on the bars to seat axle properly, close the QR.
'85...
07-11-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,823
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

In general, wheel changing has gotten...

In general, wheel changing has gotten progressively more difficult since the 70s.

Moving from plain ol' forks, to lawyer lipped forks, to threaded thru axles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Jonathan Vaughters made the Room Rater Twitter...

Jonathan Vaughters made the Room Rater Twitter feed. 9/10 great background, one point off for camera angle.
...
07-10-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,823
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

That's why I run BB7.

That's why I run BB7.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Wonder what they're checking on the laptop. ...

Wonder what they're checking on the laptop. Maybe they forgot what the tail number is???

"Dammit, I told you to write that down before spraying!"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

The 56th fighter wing is painting their F-16s. No...

The 56th fighter wing is painting their F-16s. No more two-tone grey. Just going with solid dark grey :(

Before:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Are you in the market for late 70s lugged steel...

Are you in the market for late 70s lugged steel singlespeeds? Gonna have a different saddle on the ladies rig. Guess I should break out the 5w-30 and oil the chain too :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'm good. Actually thinking of selling 3 of...

I'm good.

Actually thinking of selling 3 of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Wide brims save skins! Best DIY solution...

Wide brims save skins!

Best DIY solution I've seen is an approx 2x3' coroplast lawn sign with a hole cut out. Installed over a standard ball cap and secured with duct tape, this guy was walking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

you know what you need? ...

you know what you need?

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

We had a pork roast for dinner. Rosemary Yukon...

We had a pork roast for dinner. Rosemary Yukon golds and broccoli salad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I was always pretty happy with the sweet corn in...

I was always pretty happy with the sweet corn in Oregon. Dunno if we have any here in AZ.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Remasters are like ebikes or walking... ...

Remasters are like ebikes or walking...

#dontcount (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=dontcount)

Oh, orig is 79? Nevermind. You are a modern man.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Were you going to get pancakes? Cuz it sounds...

Were you going to get pancakes? Cuz it sounds like you were going to get pancakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Maybe they find low average speed...

Maybe they find low average speed non-threatening.

#dontgetfriendzoned (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=dontgetfriendzoned)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I've been followed by 3 women I don't know on...

I've been followed by 3 women I don't know on Strava and one on Ride with GPS.

#stillgotit (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=stillgotit)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Serious cyclists ply the avenues in the dawn, not...

Serious cyclists ply the avenues in the dawn, not the evening.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

When do we get our foam fingers?

When do we get our foam fingers?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I thought the same thing when I saw that. ...

I thought the same thing when I saw that.

So far no pics in the thread, so I've not subscribed :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Skinny fatbike tires have been selected. $30 for...

Skinny fatbike tires have been selected. $30 for 27.5 x 2.35"

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In related news,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Looks like they ditched their bowling program in...

Looks like they ditched their bowling program in 2002. #sad (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=sad)

Luckily they have a gallery of pics from the good ol' days:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Oh you got a full squish plus bike! 2.8...

Oh you got a full squish plus bike!

2.8 works great on packed MUPs and 4" or so of powder. I haven't tried them on corduroy trails but I imagine 4" tires would be better on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Stan's Sentry for rims. ...

Stan's Sentry for rims.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=92430&category=3649

Dunno about tires yet really.

I'll probably lace some 26er fat rims to those hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13,427
Views: 246,068
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

No AC for me til I got to middle school in AZ. ...

No AC for me til I got to middle school in AZ.

I have no idea how I survived school sans-AC in NC. May had to have hurt just a little.
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