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Forum: Commuting
08-24-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Those pedals only work well if you use them with...

Those pedals only work well if you use them with toe clips and straps.

I like Odyssey Twisted or Cult Dak for use with sneakers. Make sure you get the 9/16"

If you wear Vans, your foot...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I love Grip Shifts but that particular model is...

I love Grip Shifts but that particular model is terrible.

Some of the problem is the 7speed shifters/gear cluster combined with a 9sp rear derailleur. The cable housing entry into the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'd drop in for lunch. Can't beat those $5...

I'd drop in for lunch. Can't beat those $5 lunches!!! I usually go for bananas on the sundae - Eating healthy ya know.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Pretty nice day in Gillette! Gillette, WY ...

Pretty nice day in Gillette!

Gillette, WY
as of 9:30 am MDT

65°SUNNY feels like 65°
H 82° / L 58°
UV Index 2 of 10
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Gonna cool off a bit here this weekend. Expected...

Gonna cool off a bit here this weekend. Expected high of only 102° tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

OSHA-approved footwear :thumb:

OSHA-approved footwear :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Did you put the pin in using the secret campy...

Did you put the pin in using the secret campy handshake?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

If I were a dentist, I'd want to be a 1990s...

If I were a dentist, I'd want to be a 1990s dentist...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Dumptruck took out a couple of cars on the way to...

Dumptruck took out a couple of cars on the way to this perfect Subway restaurant insertion in Seattle.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Next bike gear must-have: Drillium Bell!!! ...

Next bike gear must-have:

Drillium Bell!!!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Kudos!

Kudos!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I think it's mainly because it's getting old. ...

I think it's mainly because it's getting old.

From a friend's FB:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

This reads as if there might be some canoodling...

This reads as if there might be some canoodling going on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'll be happy enough to dip out of the triple...

I'll be happy enough to dip out of the triple digit highs, and maybe get into some lows around room temperature or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Football being on again is making me think the...

Football being on again is making me think the heat might end soon.

#goseahawks (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=goseahawks)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

New seatpost clamp arrived the other day while I...

New seatpost clamp arrived the other day while I was headed out of town!!! Ye olde Salsa QR dealie just wasn't holding. Hopefully the dual clamp setup is just what the doctor ordered.
...
08-18-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 156,049
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I rode some nice gravel last week on the...

I rode some nice gravel last week on the hardtail. Headed up to Willliams, AZ to escape the heat for a couple of days.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Solo century! I'm up for no good reason....

Solo century!

I'm up for no good reason. Guess I should get dressed to ride so I can roll out as soon as the sun rises.

only 83°, much better than the approx 90° sunrise weather we've had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

My friend and I would listen to that first record...

My friend and I would listen to that first record over and over back in the day. I finally got around to seeing them in the late '90s. They played some "secret" show for which you could only gain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Sure gonna miss the red dirt and ponderosa pines....

Sure gonna miss the red dirt and ponderosa pines.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Just got back to the valley of the sun. After two...

Just got back to the valley of the sun. After two days riding at 5700-7200' elevation, I should be getting some KOMs down here at 1300' tomorrow.

If I can wake up early enough to beat the heat. ...
08-15-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Looks like they're crank-forward design. Those...

Looks like they're crank-forward design. Those are pretty nice, like halfway to riding a recumbent.

I rode the Marin Stinson a lot when I worked at performance, they're another pretty nice...
08-15-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I liked the Trek Sawyer. It's more a MTB with...

I liked the Trek Sawyer. It's more a MTB with cruiser frame, like ye olde Klunkers.

Merlin is once again making a similar rig, the Newsboy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

#noonesgettingfatexceptmamacass

#noonesgettingfatexceptmamacass
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Just a 3 hour journey north for us. Almost 3 days...

Just a 3 hour journey north for us. Almost 3 days and 2 nights in Williams to escape from the heat.



I dunno if I'll ever get any sealant from Amazon. Guess I should check out Merlin, or maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I got a sad email from Amazon about some Joe's...

I got a sad email from Amazon about some Joe's sealant I ordered.



So I decided to go with some Caffelatex. Hope it gets here soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Did the old house get wiped out by hurricane? Or...

Did the old house get wiped out by hurricane? Or is it still there, covered in jungle?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Anyone looking for NOS Schwinn action? only...

Anyone looking for NOS Schwinn action? only $550...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I sometimes think about doing a tri. I always...

I sometimes think about doing a tri. I always wish the bike was 3x longer and the run was 3x shorter.

I remember seeing an ad for a reverse tri a month ago but did a Google search for it Saturday...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Hey, it's Buck Owen's birthday!!! :bday: :bday:...

Hey, it's Buck Owen's birthday!!! :bday: :bday: :bday:


https://youtu.be/GpBEBV1wkq4?list=RDEMvn-kRvij1Yl6O9hHNhYWBw
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

That's the ticket. These are served up less...

That's the ticket. These are served up less syrupy, but they often give you a little plastic ramekin of extra syrup if you need that sugar boost.

This recipe has lemon zest simple syrup, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Pretty much. Instead of honey, these guys use a...

Pretty much. Instead of honey, these guys use a simple syrup with a hint of rosewater.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

They're a Middle Eastern treat, not sure what...

They're a Middle Eastern treat, not sure what they're called, I just point at the tray and say "Gimme six of those, and..."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I tried the website last night and got nothing...

I tried the website last night and got nothing that looked like shoes. https://www.rsc-turbine.de/

I could probably do without those crosstrainer shoes but I would likely kill for one of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

18 miles this morning. Heat seems to be getting...

18 miles this morning. Heat seems to be getting less oppressive although we do have an excessive heat warning coming up tomorrow and Wednesday.

Recovery pastries and coffee time:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

That probably doesn't happen much in Belize.

That probably doesn't happen much in Belize.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

The only German shoe company I know us Adidas,...

The only German shoe company I know us Adidas, and it ain't them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Oooh, 13 lb steel is real. Starts at 12:15...

Oooh, 13 lb steel is real.

Starts at 12:15

https://youtu.be/FlKHDU36a0U?t=732
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Wheel weights seem to be popular with the DH...

Wheel weights seem to be popular with the DH guys, for whatever reason.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I got bucked off a bike riding unbalanced wheels...

I got bucked off a bike riding unbalanced wheels once.




#notatruestory (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=notatruestory)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I thought it was supposed to be 40 Nm on...

I thought it was supposed to be 40 Nm on lockrings. But out of the hundreds I've put done, I've only once put a torque wrench on one and I've never had one loosen and I've never broken or stripped...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

One month of training left, y'all! ...

One month of training left, y'all!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

We're watching Trapped right now. Hopefully its...

We're watching Trapped right now. Hopefully its portrayal of the sweet Scandinavian lifestyle will convince the little lady that we need to move to one of those countries. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 67,269
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'm fine with drip. Currently running Eight...

I'm fine with drip. Currently running Eight O'Clock Columbian Peaks Medium roast.


Mmmm good.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Decided to peruse MBA's Inside the Pros' Bikes...

Decided to peruse MBA's Inside the Pros' Bikes archive, and Nino Schurter was still on Dugast tubulars in 2016, but was running tubeless by the 2018 season.

I imagine going forward the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Sewups for XC racing weren't unheard of.

Sewups for XC racing weren't unheard of.
08-07-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,593
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I got a minivan. Also, I usually keep a...

I got a minivan.


Also, I usually keep a painters drop cloth in the van that I can use to cover the bike in really bad areas where I get a sense that someone might come by with a brick.
08-07-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

well that helps quite a bit! :) My guess is...

well that helps quite a bit! :)

My guess is 2005 Tourmalet that's been upgraded. Or maybe a 2007 Reno that's been upgraded.
08-07-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Looks like the 2004 Maillot Jaune was...

Looks like the 2004 Maillot Jaune was steel/carbon. hmm.

Got me.
08-07-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

If all the parts are stock, it's likely a Maillot...

If all the parts are stock, it's likely a Maillot Jaune 2004 (but those were 6061)

Not sure what the 2005 Dura Ace Aluminum was, looks like the Maillot Jaune became Ti/carbon frame that year.
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