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03-30-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 240,618
Posted By himespau

I was so excited to see "The Postman" come out...

I was so excited to see "The Postman" come out because I'd loved the book by David Brin (I think) when I was in high school. As with many movies based on books (especially those based on books I...
03-27-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,733
Posted By himespau

Nothing new from this magical dumpster?

Nothing new from this magical dumpster?
03-27-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By himespau

Nice!

Nice!
03-25-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18,579
Views: 3,004,709
Posted By himespau

I've seen a number of bikes set up like that...

I've seen a number of bikes set up like that (mainly on here) and I have yet to figure out how someone uses the brakes. Do they sort of hover their hands over the levers and then press down when the...
Forum: Introductions
03-21-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By himespau

Tom Stormcrowe passed 6 or so years back.

Tom Stormcrowe passed 6 or so years back.
03-19-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7,609
Views: 2,153,304
Posted By himespau

My 1989(-ish) Concord Aquila. Sorry about the...

My 1989(-ish) Concord Aquila. Sorry about the glare. The white tape/hoods are a bit much and I'll probably change them eventually, but they're clean and in good shape at the moment, so I'll ride...
03-16-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

My son started with a balance bike at 2 or so. ...

My son started with a balance bike at 2 or so. Now he's 5 and only rides with training wheels (on his sister's old 16" bike) or if I hook his bike (without training wheels) to my bike via the...
03-16-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

Staying healthy is an important part of fighting...

Staying healthy is an important part of fighting off this (or any) disease. That may mean not getting/staying climber skinny, but I gotta believe that includes staying fit by riding if for no other...
03-14-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 240,618
Posted By himespau

Billie Lynn's Halftime Walk. I'm not sure what...

Billie Lynn's Halftime Walk. I'm not sure what to think about it. It didn't really do much of anything. I was interested enough that I didn't turn it off (so using Juan Foote's scoring, that makes...
03-12-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

We still have computer labs/library/offices open,...

We still have computer labs/library/offices open, but we're supposed to teach online until at least April 5. Still figuring out how I'm going to give tests/quizzes in a way that isn't too onerous...
03-09-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,933
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I have the carbon powershift centaur now (I...

Yeah, I have the carbon powershift centaur now (I was going to buy in 2010, but didn't have the frame ready to go, so I waited until 2011 and missed out on the ultrashift). It's mainly an aesthetic...
03-09-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,933
Posted By himespau

OK, so if I don't want powershift, I want the old...

OK, so if I don't want powershift, I want the old hood shape? I think I see someone above saying that escape (and the 2 years of return to "regular" shifting before powershift) were carbon only (the...
03-09-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

There's a part of me that irrationally wants to...

There's a part of me that irrationally wants to say what I have no longer works for me I have reason to buy something Wahoo in order to get the climb.
03-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

Eh, if you have a hot water line handy, they sell...

Eh, if you have a hot water line handy, they sell ones that allow you to set the temp just like a faucet. Or, if an outlet is handy, ones with electric heaters. Sounds nice. I'd love heating coils...
03-09-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

You can get a $30 attachment to give your toilet...

You can get a $30 attachment to give your toilet bidet functions (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A0RMQ1E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1) if you're that concerned about toilet...
03-09-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,933
Posted By himespau

Huh, that's a good trick, thanks. Do you know...

Huh, that's a good trick, thanks. Do you know how the powershift (not quite escape, but also not quite ultrashift) fits in? Based on my memory, those are about 90 degrees as well.
03-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 240,618
Posted By himespau

Spencer Confidential (Netflix). If you want to...

Spencer Confidential (Netflix). If you want to watch Marky Mark wander around Boston talking about bad cops and just shut off your brain, it might be worth passing the time. Definitely not to be...
03-08-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,933
Posted By himespau

Sorry to resurrect an insanely old thread, but...

Sorry to resurrect an insanely old thread, but did anyone ever tell how to know by looks whether the low end stuff is escape or not? I'm trying to put together a 10S groupset with aluminum levers...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,042
Posted By himespau

I got a gopro clone for like $25 several years...

I got a gopro clone for like $25 several years ago. It's old enough that it maxes out at a 32 gb card. I have a mount for it under my computer but I've never gotten around to actually putting it on...
03-04-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By himespau

If bending your knees hurts too much, can you get...

If bending your knees hurts too much, can you get a slightly taller seatpost and shorter cranks on your other bikes so that your knees ever get so high that you pass 90 degrees? I'm about an inch...
03-04-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 240,618
Posted By himespau

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - The way it...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - The way it chose to tell the story seemed a bit experimental theater at times, but, overall, it was a solid story. How can you not love Fred Rodgers, and who...
02-26-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18,579
Views: 3,004,709
Posted By himespau

May not have had to clamp it very tight at all if...

May not have had to clamp it very tight at all if they used the down tube levers as the stop to keep it from slipping.
02-26-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,690
Posted By himespau

Do you have Zwift set to show you instantaneous...

Do you have Zwift set to show you instantaneous power or averaged power? For a long time, I unknowingly had the companion app set to show me one and the computer display set to show the other and...
02-26-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,282
Views: 370,792
Posted By himespau

Is it possible that the "made by miki" on the...

Is it possible that the "made by miki" on the label doesn't refer to the steel's manufacturer, but it's their facility-specific decal to denote that they contract-built the frame?
02-25-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,690
Posted By himespau

My main delay is in the getting to be able to...

My main delay is in the getting to be able to click the "let's go button" and the time it takes from getting there to the pairing screen. Compared to that, the getting to the actual world is...
02-25-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,690
Posted By himespau

My computer (I run it on a couple year old...

My computer (I run it on a couple year old desktop - but it's one I built more as a home theater with only 16 gb ram and couple year old video card) only takes a minute (or at most 2) to load zwift. ...
02-25-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18,579
Views: 3,004,709
Posted By himespau

Is that stitching? I thought it was brass...

Is that stitching? I thought it was brass staples at first.
02-25-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,690
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I always seem to be in the 5-10 minute...

Yeah, I always seem to be in the 5-10 minute range at best. My wife tries to be helpful when I mention that I haven't had time to get on yet this weekend or whatever with a, "well, dinner won't be...
02-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

I might have that and not know it. I genuinely...

I might have that and not know it. I genuinely want to know things, but sometimes come off unintentionally accusatory. Usually, that happens more in my writing of e-mails (like another person on...
Forum: Foo
02-20-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By himespau

Yeah, this commercial for Schmitt's Gay, probably...

Yeah, this commercial for Schmitt's Gay, probably wouldn't do a lot better today (and yes, I know it's an SNL parody - I miss Phil Hartman and Chris Farley)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,703
Posted By himespau

Wow, pretty.

Wow, pretty.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By himespau

For low to moderate crime rate areas (where theft...

For low to moderate crime rate areas (where theft is more about opportunity than planned gangs with battery operated angle grinders) this is more than sufficient and was what I was going to suggest.
02-17-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By himespau

Would you be doing it yourself or paying someone...

Would you be doing it yourself or paying someone else to do it? You'd have to figure in the cost of rims, potentially spokes (if you're not using identical rims to what are on there or the rims were...
02-17-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By himespau

Really nice looking.

Really nice looking.
02-17-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I have a set of wheels where the brake...

Yeah, I have a set of wheels where the brake track is really worn and the rims should be replaced. Almost all my riding these days is done on the trainer (recovering from an injury, only free time...
02-14-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,980
Posted By himespau

Are these road races or gravel? For some reason,...

Are these road races or gravel? For some reason, I'd gotten it in my head that we were talking riding on gravel.
02-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By himespau

I believe it's Gugie that has re-raked a number...

I believe it's Gugie that has re-raked a number of forks that are 30+ years old without problem, right? On the other hand, those were smooth changes that didn't crimp or create potential stress...
Forum: Foo
02-13-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By himespau

When I lived in Michigan, we used to get 10 cents...

When I lived in Michigan, we used to get 10 cents per can we turned in. Made a decent addition to my allowance cleaning up the roads as a kid.
02-13-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,980
Posted By himespau

$15 a month for a zwift subscription and a couple...

$15 a month for a zwift subscription and a couple hundred bucks for a compatible trainer and actually using their workouts. Or you could get a real coach for however much that costs. A couple hundred...
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By himespau

There is also a very similar pretty clean...

There is also a very similar pretty clean frameset on eBay in the similar size that's been up for ~$300 for weeks with no movement.
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By himespau

Why is everyone afraid of 62 cm bikes? They're...

Why is everyone afraid of 62 cm bikes? They're just my size and don't come up all that often. I second the above about sanding/treating the rust and touching up. Disclose what you did to the...
Forum: Foo
02-12-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10,537
Views: 2,178,426
Posted By himespau

quando omni flunkus moritati ...

quando omni flunkus moritati
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02-11-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By himespau

Wow, that's a beauty. Looks vary similar to my...

Wow, that's a beauty. Looks vary similar to my Concorde Aquila (+/- 1 year - mine has the 89-90 world cup team sticker instead of the world champion sticker yours has) with the most obvious...
02-11-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By himespau

I might give it for free to someone I really,...

I might give it for free to someone I really, really disliked.
02-10-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I have a 3' bolt cutter that I'd try on...

Yeah, I have a 3' bolt cutter that I'd try on this.
02-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By himespau

Cool frame.

Cool frame.
02-10-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By himespau

Unless I'm missing something, this isn't a mixte....

Unless I'm missing something, this isn't a mixte. Cool step through frame, absolutely, but only one "top" tube.
02-06-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

+1

+1
02-06-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 246,472
Posted By himespau

Not sure why this was even allowed to be filed. ...

Not sure why this was even allowed to be filed. Some of these nuisance lawsuits should result in penalties from the state bar on the lawyers who file them.
02-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,705
Posted By himespau

Que?

Que?
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