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08-24-19, 04:01 PM
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Posted By seedsbelize

If I wasn't already overly rich in saddles. This...

If I wasn't already overly rich in saddles. This is my second favorite of the bunch.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

I wonder what a gilet is.

I wonder what a gilet is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

I'm going to build up the 78 Schwinn World...

I'm going to build up the 78 Schwinn World (Giant) this afternoon, with upright bars and a single speed rear. My new town bike. I will be retiring (giving away) the 95 Giant Yukon if the new paradigm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Mrs. Seeds got air conditioning installed in her...

Mrs. Seeds got air conditioning installed in her room this morning. We bought two extra panels, last year, for just such a turn of events.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By seedsbelize

My lucky tube blew up in my face yesterday. I...

My lucky tube blew up in my face yesterday. I reached both hands down to tighten the valve (the bike was upside down), and BLAM. I noted that the 26" Michelin tire appears to be too big for the 26"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

77A. Always 77A upon awakening. Always. This...

77A. Always 77A upon awakening. Always. This summer anyway. I'm wondering if it's just an automatic thing the phone does in the night.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Clearly.

Clearly.
08-23-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 108,219
Posted By seedsbelize

Thanks. This tubular stuff is all brand new.

Thanks. This tubular stuff is all brand new.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Congrats. I just signed up for the Strava thing...

Congrats. I just signed up for the Strava thing of five days a week for four weeks. Gotta get in shape for Winter riding.
08-23-19, 05:36 PM
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Views: 422,549
Posted By seedsbelize

A pair a tubular rims. ...

A pair a tubular rims.
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08-23-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 108,219
Posted By seedsbelize

Yes, too hot to ride, after 10 AM. I don't ride...

Yes, too hot to ride, after 10 AM. I don't ride evenings anymore, since my riding buddy moved to Spain. Six or seven more weeks til it cools down some, and by Christmastime I can be out all day. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:23 PM
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Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

This morning I posted my second ride in the month...

This morning I posted my second ride in the month of August. Having awakened from my nap, I feel it in the legs. Will I act on the cue to stretch? Vamos a ver.
08-23-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 108,219
Posted By seedsbelize

Step 1: ...

Step 1:
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08-23-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 108,219
Posted By seedsbelize

So this begs the question; if there had been no...

So this begs the question; if there had been no sealant in there, could it have been patched the old way?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

And now I will go ride, on my favorite steed, the...

And now I will go ride, on my favorite steed, the '79 Trek 930. Too bad it doesn't sport tubulars.
77A and sunny. With a light breeze.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Talk to me about latex vs butyl and ride quality....

Talk to me about latex vs butyl and ride quality. I made it sound like I want to try it just because, but really I want to try it to see if the hype is real. So I want to get the best riding tire I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

datlas I tried to find a pic of the Cannondale...

datlas I tried to find a pic of the Cannondale bag, but couldn't. I would have it in hand if not for an odd occurrence. It was packed, with other goods, and stowed in the belly of the aircraft, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Thanks Penman. I watched a couple videos and am...

Thanks Penman. I watched a couple videos and am now shopping for tape. The earlier tape videos I watched the tape was very different.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Even if I'm using tape? I bought a Cannondale...

Even if I'm using tape?
I bought a Cannondale under seat bag a few months ago, because it was a good price, large, and Cannondale. Turns out it was built as a spare tubular sleeve. Predestiny.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

My part in the electrical extravaganza is over,...

My part in the electrical extravaganza is over, except for the back-filling once the concrete has set up. I can do that on my own time. Tomorrow morning I will be free to ride.

On the footwear...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

It'll be awhile until I actually get to it. I...

It'll be awhile until I actually get to it. I will take your advice along with the rest. Since I won't be doing tons of tubular riding, it might be a moot point(my fears). It does appear to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Consumption?

Consumption?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:32 AM
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Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

We live in a very different world. Far more...

We live in a very different world. Far more civilized that we lived in Belize. But definitely not first world, thankfully. That would be unbearable.
08-21-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By seedsbelize

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when...

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when traveling.
Have a great trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

I plan on using glue. I've read of too many...

I plan on using glue. I've read of too many negative aspects of tape. Mainly the clean-up process after tire removal. And I'm a bit of a purist, in some respects. Certainly not all. I have a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

We finished digging the trench today, with just a...

We finished digging the trench today, with just a little bit of clean-up left to do, before interring the cable=laden conduit. My right hand man, age 34, and his right hand man, age 16, arrived to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

And I have a pair enroute. It seems dumb (not as...

And I have a pair enroute. It seems dumb (not as dumb as running) to have to have a third tubular rim just for stretching, when I have a plethora of clincher rims around.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:57 PM
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Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

:bday: @ MoAlpha

:bday: @ MoAlpha
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:54 PM
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Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

I decided to try tubulars because they are there....

I decided to try tubulars because they are there. I've sworn off buying any more bikes, so I'm left with components and tires. It would be really nice to have all six equipped with 105, friction or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

And, speaking of tires, can I stretch my tubulars...

And, speaking of tires, can I stretch my tubulars over clincher rims, or do I need an extra tubular rim for that?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Yeah, I thought that might be it.

Yeah, I thought that might be it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

And I don't get it. I'll sleep on it and see if...

And I don't get it. I'll sleep on it and see if it comes to me.

And the electrician went to the dr. and got an anti-inflam injection and another one tomorrow. He returned at 4, good as new.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

#primadona...

#primadona (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=primadona)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

The other part of the story is that our original...

The other part of the story is that our original electrician is proving, over time, to be not worthy of the name. We hope to make a large stride forward with this project, but will likely have little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

He says his muscles are sore, in his arms. I...

He says his muscles are sore, in his arms. I called to check on him and told him we'd help out with doctor's fees if he wants to go. Is there anything a doctor can do for him? And, if he's survived...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

It's been a day. The electrician arrived an hour...

It's been a day. The electrician arrived an hour earlier than normal, no doubt expecting a big day. I went off to buy the green plastic conduit and he got started replacing the main breaker and its...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

No one. We're digging a new, more direct trench....

No one. We're digging a new, more direct trench. that wiring will remain for thenarchaeologists
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

We are without power, except for one or two...

We are without power, except for one or two circuits, for the duration of the evening. Tomorrow the electrician and I will run new copper cable underground, to replace the old and corroding aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

We drove off under sunny skies and returned...

We drove off under sunny skies and returned through torrential rain an hour and a half later. Must be the season.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

So yo leave the baby sleeping in the car while...

So yo leave the baby sleeping in the car while you hang out with your friends. Good advice
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

This

This
08-19-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 652
Posted By seedsbelize

Congrats to all. I could likely do 103 on my 414,...

Congrats to all. I could likely do 103 on my 414, if need be.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

I'm with Lester. As the rest(mostly) of you slide...

I'm with Lester. As the rest(mostly) of you slide toward cooler, drier days, we're looking at two more months of high humidity coupled with triple digits. September, traditionally, is the worst. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Double dog ditto ditto

Double dog ditto ditto
08-18-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By seedsbelize

I have gone the other way. I was...

I have gone the other way. I was fitted(incorrectly) for 56 cm when I bought my last new bike, in '96. I rode that for 5 years; then bumped up to 58. Currently, at 67 years old, I prefer tall(60, 61)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Second night back in the hammock I woke up bright...

Second night back in the hammock I woke up bright eyed at 03:30. At 5 I gave in and made coffee and was asleep by 6. Re-awoke at 7:30, already too late to walk dogs and then ride. To paraphrase...
08-18-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 108,219
Posted By seedsbelize

Upon further research, that info has proven to be...

Upon further research, that info has proven to be incorrect. Amazon.mx has Challenge Strada for around US$45 and Kenda Domestique Slick for $35. The next option is Tufo for somewhat less again. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

Melinda's was the original Marie Sharp's. Then...

Melinda's was the original Marie Sharp's. Then one year they got a contract with Walmart. No longer available in Belize, but easily available in the US. Have you tried it?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 66,567
Posted By seedsbelize

And now I must peel myself out of this hammock...

And now I must peel myself out of this hammock and go ride, before it gets too hot to do so. I wonder if I'll remember how.
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