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08-22-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By RubeRad

Picture of housing out of cable stop

Hey all, I'm trying to help my dad adjust his shifting by email. I'd like to send him a picture of cable housing, in a ferrule, that has come out of its stop and is riding the edge of the stop, so I...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10,045
Views: 2,028,821
Posted By RubeRad

That is breaking my brain! At first I...

That is breaking my brain!

At first I thought they just painted a grille down the right-hand side, but looking closer I think it's a photoshop job.

Escheresque!
08-21-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 2,729,346
Posted By RubeRad

I heard a (possibly apocryphal) story about a dad...

I heard a (possibly apocryphal) story about a dad who plugged the family tv into a stationary cycle rigged as a generator. Nobody could watch tv unless somebody was working out
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10,045
Views: 2,028,821
Posted By RubeRad

oh, they must share the track with cyclists, and...

oh, they must share the track with cyclists, and keep everything separate by having the scooters turn right and the cyclists turn left
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10,045
Views: 2,028,821
Posted By RubeRad

oh hey, those are not rooftop air conditioners!...

oh hey, those are not rooftop air conditioners! But why are there motorized scooters on that velodrome instead of track bikes?
08-21-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 2,729,346
Posted By RubeRad

well wrap your brain around this business model:...

well wrap your brain around this business model: https://pedalsmoothies.com/
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By RubeRad

To make them rotate easier, you want to lube the...

To make them rotate easier, you want to lube the derailleur pivot points, and replace or lube the cable/housing, so at least there's no extra friction in the system. But it seems to me fundamentally...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By RubeRad

This cheap one...

This cheap one (https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RTH221B1021-E1-Programmable-Thermostat/dp/B0088A5X5G/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=programmable+thermostat&qid=1566399254&s=gateway&sr=8-4) is less flexible...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By RubeRad

Even if the house doesn't have internet? I...

Even if the house doesn't have internet? I imagine since OP said he doesn't have a 'smart house' and is not planning to replace the A/C, he is also not planning on investing in house smartification.
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By RubeRad

Hmm. If I were a 'professional reviewer', I would...

Hmm. If I were a 'professional reviewer', I would not shy away from 5-star reviews, I would state up front I got the product for free/discount, and provide a detailed review with explicit reasons for...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By RubeRad

In CA, A/C is just about temperature control for...

In CA, A/C is just about temperature control for comfort. In FL, it's also about humidity control so your house doesn't grow mold.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By RubeRad

Yeah if there are grip shifters out there that...

Yeah if there are grip shifters out there that (a) shift without requiring the grip strength of a gorilla and (b) don't accidentally shift when you hit a bump, I might like them, but all the ones...
08-20-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 2,729,346
Posted By RubeRad

No worries, rhm can fix it!

No worries, rhm can fix it!
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By RubeRad

So how much did you bargain it down to from the...

So how much did you bargain it down to from the asking $200?

It's a cool bike, and should suit your purpose well.

I hate grip shifts, and am not a fan of cantis, so I'd replace that cockpit...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,334
Posted By RubeRad

Well pink might be nice, but a bra is...

Well pink might be nice, but a bra is custom-designed for the job, I doubt a bike would be nearly as comfortable
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By RubeRad

Don't feed the troll, it'll only get us moved to...

Don't feed the troll, it'll only get us moved to P&R
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By RubeRad

'this day in 1999' seems pretty specific, if it...

'this day in 1999' seems pretty specific, if it was only 10 years out of the 20, maybe he has a schedule of bike-commuting every other work day?

OP come back and splain yourself!
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10,045
Views: 2,028,821
Posted By RubeRad

I remember hearing about a supermega multi-layer...

I remember hearing about a supermega multi-layer roundabout in England somewhere -- Basingstoke?

I remember having to deal with large, multilane, high-speed roundabouts like this one in Reading...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,334
Posted By RubeRad

I've been seeing a single black brassiere pad (I...

I've been seeing a single black brassiere pad (I assume that's what it is) on the side of the road for the past few weeks.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By RubeRad

My place has a programmable thermostat. As a...

My place has a programmable thermostat. As a professional cheapskate, I set each part of the day (8-10am, 10-2, 2-6, 6-9, overnight, or something like that) to cool 'down' to 90, so the A/C never...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By RubeRad

Basically every woman I see ever, my first...

Basically every woman I see ever, my first thought is 'would I bang her', so I guess not that pure. Or woke.

I'm pretty sure I never say it out loud though.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By RubeRad

Um... arithmetic check: 2019 - 1999 = 20 So...

Um... arithmetic check: 2019 - 1999 = 20

So double congratulations I guess?

I started first workday of 2013, so a few years to go until my 10th anniversary.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10,045
Views: 2,028,821
Posted By RubeRad

I once had the pleasure of visiting the Goodyear...

I once had the pleasure of visiting the Goodyear test track (in Akron I think), as a faculty advisor for a college summer internship program that Goodyear participated in; they hosted all of our...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,045
Views: 2,028,821
Posted By RubeRad

Most families just have the kids leave...

Most families just have the kids leave handprints. These guys decided to memorialize their new sidewalk by leaving a WHOLE BABY in it
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,031
Views: 730,391
Posted By RubeRad

and THAT, son is how you parallel double-park!

and THAT, son is how you parallel double-park!
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,810
Posted By RubeRad

Here's another great one from the Mr Money...

Here's another great one from the Mr Money Mustache archives (http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2015/04/28/what-does-your-work-truck-say-about-you/).

Remember BITD when the 'standard' car loan was 3...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,810
Posted By RubeRad

me. And 10 bikes ~ 1 car, and bikes don't require...

me. And 10 bikes ~ 1 car, and bikes don't require insurance or gas, and the long-term maintenance is much less.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,810
Posted By RubeRad

I'll stipulate that it's a gamble whether any...

I'll stipulate that it's a gamble whether any particular house will hold its worth in the future, at any point in time when the value of a person's house is worth more than the principal on their...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,393
Posted By RubeRad

To me (another 'normolexic', if that itself is a...

To me (another 'normolexic', if that itself is a real word) that is readable, but the underlining diminishes the readability.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,393
Posted By RubeRad

My favorite Jim From Boston post ever! Great...

My favorite Jim From Boston post ever! Great illustration of the usefulness of Courier for quick&easy tabular alignment
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By RubeRad

You mean these...

You mean these (https://www.amazon.com/Albanese-Candy-Sugar-Assorted-5-pound/dp/B00DE4GWWY/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=haribo+sugar+free&qid=1566228491&s=gateway&sr=8-4)?

There was also a great pile of...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By RubeRad

I dunno, when I looked it up I was surprised it's...

I dunno, when I looked it up I was surprised it's called sichuan, because when they first told me about it they said it was south american.

Its native distribution is unclear, but it is likely...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,810
Posted By RubeRad

I think there's a high correlation between BFers,...

I think there's a high correlation between BFers, cyclists, anti-car-ists, and less consumeristic attitudes and lifestyles. So most of us will have our spending under control and no credit card debt,...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,810
Posted By RubeRad

? Is that gross personal debt because of large...

? Is that gross personal debt because of large mortgages? Or are you talking large net debt because of underwater mortgages? I have a large mortgage by national standards, but if you count the value...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By RubeRad

The more expensive the item, the more reviews I...

The more expensive the item, the more reviews I will read, some of the 5s, some of the 1s, some of the longest/most useful. If I have particular questions I have I'll search the Q&A and the reviews...
08-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,981
Posted By RubeRad

you got enough black on the frame to justify a...

you got enough black on the frame to justify a black fork. If colors matter, the brown saddle is the real offense
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,462
Posted By RubeRad

no wonder your avatar looks so sleepy/grumpy

no wonder your avatar looks so sleepy/grumpy
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,393
Posted By RubeRad

I also gravitate to fixed width fonts like...

I also gravitate to fixed width fonts like Courier New because computer programming is always done in editors that use fixed width fonts, again, because alignment.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By RubeRad

I've never heard of anybody using the word...

I've never heard of anybody using the word 'pothole' except for in a road. If that's out in the wilderness somewhere, I'd call that a 'puddle'
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By RubeRad

?? Aren't 'potholes' only in roads?

?? Aren't 'potholes' only in roads?
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By RubeRad

I know a couple, the guy went on a hiking trip...

I know a couple, the guy went on a hiking trip the week before their wedding, got Giardia, could barely stand through the ceremony, and spent the next few days in bed while his new bride had to just...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,393
Posted By RubeRad

Interesting. I'm not dyslexic, but I find...

Interesting. I'm not dyslexic, but I find Dyslexie (at least as it appears in my browser on their webpage) to look like all the characters are fading away at the top of each line. Distracting.

Do...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By RubeRad

Precious Bodily Fluids. I thought he was riffing...

Precious Bodily Fluids. I thought he was riffing on Dr Strangelove
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By RubeRad

I have never authenticated into anything with a...

I have never authenticated into anything with a fingerprint. My cellphone is flip, not smart. My laptop has a fingerprint sensor, but I've never tried to set it up or use it. Probably just through...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By RubeRad

You gotta be careful what ends up in your PBF

You gotta be careful what ends up in your PBF
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,462
Posted By RubeRad

Mine lives on the bars year-round. In a month or...

Mine lives on the bars year-round. In a month or two I might think about pushing the button to turn it on.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,462
Posted By RubeRad

I have that light, and I am able to set the zoom...

I have that light, and I am able to set the zoom to a size I find ideal, plus tons of room on either end to zoom way wider or way tighter. The tightest is kind of like a fat laser pointer, it would...
08-14-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 2,729,346
Posted By RubeRad

That's a 1st generation mountain bike right...

That's a 1st generation mountain bike right there. Check out the documentary Klunkerz (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907856/)
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,393
Posted By RubeRad

I read it! You've probably heard about the...

I read it!

You've probably heard about the font Dyslexie (https://www.dyslexiefont.com/en/typeface/)that was designed to mitigate the reading confusion that dyslexia causes, but some say it's...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,462
Posted By RubeRad

?? $12.99...

??
$12.99 (https://www.amazon.com/URPOWER-Flashlight-Rainproof-Rechargeable-Emergency/dp/B01E6X05VU/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=zoomable+cree&qid=1565794327&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-3) + 2*$7.95...
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