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Forum: Foo
09-19-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8,120
Views: 754,715
Posted By RubeRad

I smh through the whole thing and then lol at the...

I smh through the whole thing and then lol at the end

wtf?
Forum: Foo
09-19-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 932
Posted By RubeRad

I remember In The Beginning of online banking,...

I remember In The Beginning of online banking, you could set up a list of payees with physical addresses, and direct the bank to cut checks and snail-mail them to those addresses.

Then came...
09-19-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,527
Posted By RubeRad

What's an ass-hill (https://xkcd.com/37/)?

What's an ass-hill (https://xkcd.com/37/)?
Forum: Foo
09-18-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 15,118
Posted By RubeRad

why not? what do they have to lose?

why not? what do they have to lose?
09-18-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By RubeRad

Then cut viewports in your tire and boot them...

Then cut viewports in your tire and boot them with thick clear plastic sheets (report binder front pages? old-school transparencies?). Or invent transparent tires.

Or buy a Rabbit Hole rim,...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,536
Posted By RubeRad

At a slow enough rotation, the sealant will...

At a slow enough rotation, the sealant will continually flow to the bottom of the tire. At a fast enough rotation, centrifugal/centripetal force will create a radial pseudo-gravitational force that...
Forum: Foo
09-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 932
Posted By RubeRad

The bank has access to your bank account, so if...

The bank has access to your bank account, so if the bank can be hacked, then you're screwed anyways. If you want true safety keep everything in cash stuffed in a mattress. A flame-proof mattress.
09-18-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By RubeRad

'doubled the thickness' of the tube by gluing a...

'doubled the thickness' of the tube by gluing a patch to it, making the total rubber twice as thick there. That extra thickness makes the tube stronger, harder to stretch, so it will stretch less...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,156
Posted By RubeRad

Right-click on the vertical axis labels, Format...

Right-click on the vertical axis labels, Format Axis..., Values in reverse order
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,936
Posted By RubeRad

yeah dude, get that rear shifter cable under...

yeah dude, get that rear shifter cable under control!

I'm seeing generator hub with a headlight and a power cable going back to a rear light?

Way cool man, looks like your daughter's a badass...
Forum: Foo
09-18-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,120
Views: 754,715
Posted By RubeRad

Amazing, but believable. A few fortuitous (but...

Amazing, but believable. A few fortuitous (but certainly painful) bumps to slow the way down, and then landing in the water. Hopefully not on the bike.
09-18-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 958
Posted By RubeRad

That's a nice diagram, but it seems odd to me...

That's a nice diagram, but it seems odd to me that it depicts the wedging action happening at the butted section. In practice, wouldn't it be in the non-butted section, where more linear contact is...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,156
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: 14
Views: 303
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: 44
Views: 958
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: 44
Views: 958
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: 2
Views: 312
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: 61
Views: 2,156
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: 8,120
Views: 754,715
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: 570
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: 110,948
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: 26
Views: 651
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: 26
Views: 651
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: 26
Views: 651
Posted By RubeRad

lol

lol
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8,120
Views: 754,715
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: 39
Views: 1,527
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: 642
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: 642
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: 642
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: 642
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: 61
Views: 2,156
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: 642
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: 39
Views: 1,527
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: 39
Views: 1,527
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: 838
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: 624
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: 848
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: 642
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: 6,726
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: 642
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: 26
Views: 651
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: 559
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: 26
Views: 651
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: 1,981
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: 8,120
Views: 754,715
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: 812
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: 688
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: 4,009
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: 9
Views: 1,131
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: 17,723
Views: 2,766,526
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

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