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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

That's getting a little close to home.

That's getting a little close to home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,302
Posted By MoAlpha

Later build with first-generation carbon...

Later build with first-generation carbon fiber-reinforced wheels. People warned they would asplode and some of them did.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

It's been many years for me, but the box is still...

It's been many years for me, but the box is still checked on my credentialing sheet. I wonder if it's like riding a bicycle. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

As a lapsed neurologist, I'm here to tell you...

As a lapsed neurologist, I'm here to tell you that Spinal Tap jokes rarely produce much hilarity among patients.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

No, aluminimum.

No, aluminimum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

They are clincher rims, 21mm ID, I believe. I'm...

They are clincher rims, 21mm ID, I believe. I'm 147ish this summer, but that number gives me the whim-whams.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

So, the new Cervélo has Hed Belgium + rims and 25...

So, the new Cervélo has Hed Belgium + rims and 25 mm tires. Hed say 67 psi (!) for that combination and my weight band (see below). I have gradually come down from the low 90s to just below 80 on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Tough times for a dad. Hope it's a good...

Tough times for a dad. Hope it's a good experience for both of you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Field trip?

Field trip?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Faffing antagonizes successfulness.

Faffing antagonizes successfulness.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Problem fixed with a little careful putzing and...

Problem fixed with a little careful putzing and some judicious futzing. No faffing at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,302
Posted By MoAlpha

The only place you see these is in museums now. ...

The only place you see these is in museums now. Sad!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

I have never done it, but, this being BF, I'll...

I have never done it, but, this being BF, I'll expert off anyway. You put the plastic insert they give you for servicing the things (not the bleed block) in there to keep the pistons from popping out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,302
Posted By MoAlpha

Not to worry. The pedal drive system will become...

Not to worry. The pedal drive system will become vestigial over time and eventually fall off, leaving a lightweight electric motorcycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Almost certainly a sticky piston which wasn't a...

Almost certainly a sticky piston which wasn't a problem until the new pads went in. Will clean and lube tonight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

At least you can switch it on without worrying...

At least you can switch it on without worrying about a spark igniting the poo gas in your environment. Academics and government can be dangerous.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Academics is a dirty job and requires a helmet...

Academics is a dirty job and requires a helmet with a light sometimes, but someone's got to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Fortunately, my day is unstructured and I can run...

Fortunately, my day is unstructured and I can run out when the radar starts looking snotty and work from home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Thought my slight brake rub from new pads would...

Thought my slight brake rub from new pads would go away on the way to work, but it turned into a banshee wail. Trip home in 90º is going to be an assault on the senses.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Exactly. A helmet-mounted light on the road...

Exactly. A helmet-mounted light on the road comes close to the quintessence of dorkism. Used in blinky-winky mode in daylight, it would transcend dorky and approach a plane of uncoolness for which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Except for miners, sand hogs, cavers, sewer...

Except for miners, sand hogs, cavers, sewer workers, and maybe on an MTB in the woods.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,218
Posted By MoAlpha

I believe it. I have had several close calls...

I believe it. I have had several close calls with very sweet and apologetic elderly folks whose visual processing had to have been significantly impaired.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, I do too. It’s seriously obnoxious in blink...

Yeah, I do too. It’s seriously obnoxious in blink mode and a seizing driver is a dangerous driver. :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

If I may get sappy for a moment, I’m very glad...

If I may get sappy for a moment, I’m very glad the brightest—perhaps the only—spark of real community on this site has not been extinguished. People are way more interesting and entertaining than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,905
Posted By MoAlpha

“A” was not meant to be quantitative, but I...

“A” was not meant to be quantitative, but I should have been explicit and concrete, this being BF and all.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,905
Posted By MoAlpha

I have found that homeowners are generally...

I have found that homeowners are generally willing to let one fill a bottle at a hose bib, especially if it’s hot and you look like you might die right there on their driveway and make them late for...
07-21-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By MoAlpha

Definitely. I run my car in 4th on the highway...

Definitely. I run my car in 4th on the highway half the time to spare the overdrive, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18,650
Views: 3,692,867
Posted By MoAlpha

Been looking at those. Third possibility is...

Been looking at those. Third possibility is counterfeit and good, in which case you've funded a sleazeball operation, but saved some coin. Let us know!

Paid way too much on eBay for a 6800 36-52...
07-19-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,161
Posted By MoAlpha

Yep. Dew point temp is the critical parameter for...

Yep. Dew point temp is the critical parameter for hyperthermia, especially in athletes exposed to moving air.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By MoAlpha

That's an aristocratic stable. This is what I was...

That's an aristocratic stable. This is what I was riding until a week ago. The frame is custom and about 35 years old. It's the only road bike I've had for the last 25 years or so.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By MoAlpha

Just last week, I bought an unused 2016 R3...

Just last week, I bought an unused 2016 R3 because it was available cheap and close by, did not involve dealing with a reseller, was not offensive to look at, fit perfectly, felt fast, and I’m an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, I like straight tubes.

Yeah, I like straight tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

A friend who's also my rigger and a semi-pro...

A friend who's also my rigger and a semi-pro sailor just emailed me about a local 3-day regatta this weekend, presumably looking for crew. He didn't name the boat, but knowing him, it could be a fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Glad I rode home early.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

If I lived in Iowa, I'd come to Sedona for your...

If I lived in Iowa, I'd come to Sedona for your birthday too and I am super hot for my age.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Define "interested." I can barely remember...

Define "interested."

I can barely remember 54.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

:bday: It's evidently the new 54. Be well...

:bday:

It's evidently the new 54. Be well and enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Too hot to sail this weekend. Boats have actually...

Too hot to sail this weekend. Boats have actually signed up for races on the Ches. and will bob around under a postponement flag waiting for breeze, which may not arrive and will be 5 kts gusting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Already horrible out there at 0730. Here's the...

Already horrible out there at 0730. Here's the poor kid with the skinny arms. Wonder where he is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

When you get the results back? In what?

When you get the results back? In what?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

It’s a harsh little place, but everyone seems to...

It’s a harsh little place, but everyone seems to have a sense of humor and we have some good friends there. Fortunately, daughter and boyfriend live in Ireland, which is a little more to my liking. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

My daughter lives with an Icelander. We eat...

My daughter lives with an Icelander. We eat sheeps.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Contradiction in terms.

Contradiction in terms.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

No, but I like the stuff and it sounds like a...

No, but I like the stuff and it sounds like a bike thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Exactly right and I don’t have the bearing tools....

Exactly right and I don’t have the bearing tools. It’s a swap. The GPs will go on the Lynskey with tubeless gravlax tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Here's a real weenie dilemma: I now have two sets...

Here's a real weenie dilemma: I now have two sets of Hed Ardennes + wheels. One pair of GPs, with round spokes, weighing a nominal 1578 g, and a pair of SLs, with bladed spokes and a 5-pawl hub,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

That sucks!

That sucks!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Very sorry to hear about that, whoever the hell...

Very sorry to hear about that, whoever the hell you are. Glad the cycling helps. Congratulations and thanks for this edifice of baboon grooming you started!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

Have to find a different type of job. This one...

Have to find a different type of job. This one is all or nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 24,361
Posted By MoAlpha

That's hilarious. They'll do that if I...

That's hilarious.

They'll do that if I actually make it to the front and start pushing the pace, but time isn't on my side. :50:
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