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Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad

Those are pretty sweet. I didn't even know Marin...

Those are pretty sweet. I didn't even know Marin was still in business!

1 and 2 are pretty good value, and the price jump to 3 for a belt drive I'd say is worth it. More than double price jump...
Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 2,076,241
Posted By RubeRad

cool! If I glaze over a bit I can force myself to...

cool! If I glaze over a bit I can force myself to see the largest full blue circle all at once. Also, of course, the black-and-white are circles, not spirals.
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 2,076,241
Posted By RubeRad

Note also the pillar in the middle of the room,...

Note also the pillar in the middle of the room, and the institutional-looking (?) furniture, seems like it's in an office or school. That stuff is probably just there to play with the cat
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,724
Posted By RubeRad

I went to an Ethiopian restaurant in San Diego...

I went to an Ethiopian restaurant in San Diego once, many years ago. I remember it was excellent.
10-17-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,732
Posted By RubeRad

You're right, $400-500 is high. But it would be...

You're right, $400-500 is high. But it would be easy to buy for 50, sell the brooks for 75, grips for 25, arabesque gruppo for 100. That's 200 right there. $10-20 ea for wheels, fluted seatpost,...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,269
Posted By RubeRad

Did it come stock with white brakes and grey...

Did it come stock with white brakes and grey grips on a black bike?
10-17-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By RubeRad

I hear ya, I still have only read part 1

I hear ya, I still have only read part 1
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

Thinking a little harder, I think I understand....

Thinking a little harder, I think I understand. It's not about the day/date aligning with each other, it's about aligning in the viewing window.

In this pic, if you install the crown at 3:00 like...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By RubeRad

Ditto. Glad to see you around here though!

Ditto. Glad to see you around here though!
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By RubeRad

I thought Fat Franks were part of the MTB line...

I thought Fat Franks were part of the MTB line like Racing Ralph and Nobby Nic and Rocket Ron and Magic Mary and Furious Fred and Dirty Dan and Jumbo Jim and Tough Tom and Rapid Rob and Sammy Slick...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By RubeRad

I have 32H Velocity Dyads on my CrossCheck...

I have 32H Velocity Dyads on my CrossCheck commuter, and I've run up to 700x50 tires on them, no worries.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By RubeRad

That reminds me, I need to buy another $15...

That reminds me, I need to buy another $15 helmet, because my last one cracked when I had a really solid hit on a tree-branch a month or so ago:

Just ordered:...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By RubeRad

That's terrible! Scary coincidence, I just...

That's terrible!

Scary coincidence, I just heard today the same about a guy from my work -- went to the doctor with flu symptoms and found out he has leukemia
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad

Breezer Downtown 7 Step-over...

Breezer Downtown 7 Step-over (https://www.breezerbikes.com/bikes/transportation/downtown/downtown-7-step-over)? MSRP $699. Comes stock with 700x35 tires and fenders, don't know what the max would be....
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By RubeRad

It blew up in your hand? Sounds scary, but I...

It blew up in your hand? Sounds scary, but I guess you didn't get hurt or you would have said
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 766
Posted By RubeRad

Not mine...

Not mine (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1104939-rain-alerts.html)

My ritual is mostly about making sure I have all the right stuff.

When I get home I park my bike in the rack...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By RubeRad

Whoa! Now that's some padding! Is that like hot...

Whoa! Now that's some padding! Is that like hot water pipe insulation or something?
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,724
Posted By RubeRad

That's one of the biggest reasons I do not have...

That's one of the biggest reasons I do not have prime, it would incentivize me to order at least 3 items a month. That's the whole point of it. I order maybe 5 times a year from amazon, always with...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8,206
Views: 774,375
Posted By RubeRad

The newest technological advances in lacrosse...

The newest technological advances in lacrosse training.

And I can't believe that tree guy went to all that effort and left his tshirt hanging out
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,180
Posted By RubeRad

lol "Something" I couldn't even remember what...

lol "Something" I couldn't even remember what that song is. Should be named "Something in the way she moves". That is a lovely song. I don't like any of those covers near as much as the original, but...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

Thanks! Do you mean NH36A...

Thanks! Do you mean NH36A (https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-High-Accuracy-NH36-NH36A-Automatic-Movement-Date-Day-at-3-White-Date-Wheel/323860246814?hash=item4b6793311e:g:WkEAAOSwjPFdeFWh)?

My crown is...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By RubeRad

lol now that you say that, I remember better that...

lol now that you say that, I remember better that the quote was "...squat me in a kitchen full of kittens"

I knew "pile" of puppies wasn't quite right...

...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

yup

yup
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,180
Posted By RubeRad

Nice! I like both of those renditions. In the...

Nice! I like both of those renditions. In the first one that dude's cello is held together with electrical tape! (And it's cool he uses the cello in place of stand-up bass)
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By RubeRad

I did get paddled in school once, I was probably...

I did get paddled in school once, I was probably in 5th-6th grade, but it was a private religious school. It was a self-study school where you work through packets and then correct your own work from...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By RubeRad

Dahl waxes eloquent about the skill of various...

Dahl waxes eloquent about the skill of various headmasters. One would be all over the place and leave a mess of welts, another was so precise he'd lay ever successive blow exactly on top of the...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

I think I'm at a point where that seems like a...

I think I'm at a point where that seems like a very good option. I'd love to put a reliable movement behind that face. Where would I shop for that?
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

nice! When you first mentioned gold version, I...

nice! When you first mentioned gold version, I didn't think I'd like it, but with the stainless case and black strap, it looks great. I notice you have very different hands though.

When I'm...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By RubeRad

That's crazy, paddling high school seniors in the...

That's crazy, paddling high school seniors in the 80s? Was it a religious school or something? I graduated late 80s and can't imagine any public school having paddling, but maybe that's just...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By RubeRad

That's a great description. I always liked Foster...

That's a great description. I always liked Foster every time I saw him. Now looking forward to El Camino
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

I totally agree, except I don't have problems...

I totally agree, except I don't have problems with water (San Diego vs Ireland, you do the meteorology), and I like the size. I think the current fad for wall-clock-size wristwatches is ridiculous.
...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By RubeRad

lol searching BF directly has always been so...

lol searching BF directly has always been so unreliable, my instinct has become to google 'site:bikeforums.net RubeRad keywords'
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

ah, v interesting ...

ah, v interesting

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/demagnetizing-watch-not-magnetized-2344234.html



Well now I've learned something, the day is fulfilled and I can go to bed

My favorite...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

I'm ignorant, is that a joke or a serious...

I'm ignorant, is that a joke or a serious suggestion? I know it has a fast/slow adjustment dial, which is supposed to be crazy sensitive, so I don't want to mess with it while it's good enough.
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By RubeRad

Thanks! I don't know why google couldn't find...

Thanks! I don't know why google couldn't find that for me. I guess now that this one has feedback, the old one can stand for reference
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

lol I am still resisting the smartphone...

lol I am still resisting the smartphone revolution. I own a flip phone, and you can call me or text me on it, but only by appointment. If I'm not expecting a text, I might not see it for a month. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,591
Posted By RubeRad

whoa At first I thought it was a tally of...

whoa

At first I thought it was a tally of what he owned, but then I got to the old lady in with the cane. What's the last one, hiker?
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

I've had this for 2-3 weeks now, and forgot to...

I've had this for 2-3 weeks now, and forgot to post it. I'm really liking it a lot. $17.49, incl shipping from India.
...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By RubeRad

Now that is really nice. I imagine in certain...

Now that is really nice. I imagine in certain angles, lights though that the monochrome hands/face/hourbars might make it hard to read (I've got a watch like that).

I also really like that rustic...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By RubeRad

If you want to race down at breakneck speed,...

If you want to race down at breakneck speed, sure, but if like me you're content to just bounce and shake your way down the hill, it's all good. Let the rubber absorb the hits.

I often speculate...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By RubeRad

Those look like 4" tires? Krampus runs 3", on...

Those look like 4" tires? Krampus runs 3", on those I aim for 8-10psi front, 13-15 psi rear. For 4" I would go even lower. If you get too high it starts to feel like you're riding on basketballs, and...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, the kids should not have to worry about it,...

Yes, the kids should not have to worry about it, but my oldest, an alumni of the team, would love to watch the games, as would a bunch of other alumni, not to mention grandparents around the country,...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 2,076,241
Posted By RubeRad

How can you say that? He hasn't landed yet! He...

How can you say that? He hasn't landed yet! He could hand-over-hand on those cables, take the ladder down the pylon, and BOOM good landing. Then climb back up there with some tools and fix the plane,...
10-14-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By RubeRad

Barcelona 'Superblocks'

This past weekend, I listened to a great episode of the War On Cars podcast about Barcelona Superblocks...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By RubeRad

THat reminds me of the quote "Well dip my balls...

THat reminds me of the quote "Well dip my balls in sweet cream and squat me on a pile of puppies!"

Don't remember what movie that was from
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By RubeRad

Awesome! Looks a lot like my Krampus, down to the...

Awesome! Looks a lot like my Krampus, down to the holey rims -- are they TR? I'm rockin ghetto tubeless (split-tube liner), and it was dead easy to set up. No compressor needed, no worry about buying...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,124
Posted By RubeRad

my townhouse neighbors had two sunday papers...

my townhouse neighbors had two sunday papers sitting at the end of our shared walkway (or maybe they were free samples for me and I didn't realize it?) for like a month. Last week I snagged them,...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By RubeRad

Barebones basketball recording

Hey foosters, I thought I posted about this before, but the googlez says no. If somebody can turn up the link, I'll be glad to have a mod delete this redundant version.

ANYWAYS, I want to help my...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 16,654
Posted By RubeRad

Those ears are crying out against that...

Those ears are crying out against that high&tight. This is a case where a mullet would actually be an improvement.
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,180
Posted By RubeRad

I much prefer laid back in general, and Cole is a...

I much prefer laid back in general, and Cole is a better singer. And even with being more 'laid back', he picks up the tempo a little, which I think helps. It made me realize the original kind of...
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