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Old 03-28-20, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Bad Ohio driver sightings on I-75 are not uncommon.
I do ok on four lanes. Just slow. The classic old man tooling along at 60 mph. In these parts, where 60 is still fast, I cruise at 50 on the four lanes and sometimes between 35 and 40 on the small, narrow roads. There is one road, not far from here, where two cars can't pass. There are turnouts sprinkled along both sides. Rural Yucatan is way different from anyplace I've ever spent time.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Even dumber question: I have some old road wheels with obviously 130mm spacing. The SS is set up with I think 110 or maybe 120 rear spacing. It’s a tank made of steel. I wonder how stupid it would be to try to stretch and/or cold set it to fit a road rear hub?
I'd sooner suggest you get a proper rear wheel that can hold up against your considerable bulk. The problem is my usual sources only do road rears - where do people normally get SS/fixie wheels? One with a good rim, good spokes, and a proper build should last about forever for you.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I'd sooner suggest you get a proper rear wheel that can hold up against your considerable bulk. The problem is my usual sources only do road rears - where do people normally get SS/fixie wheels? One with a good rim, good spokes, and a proper build should last about forever for you.
Where are the millennial slackers when we need one?
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It's about addiction. From the composer, "Six short movements tell a life story in 15 minutes. Each movement is distinct in its timbre, yet all blend seamlessly to tell a haunting story."
Movements:
- Innocence
- Error of my ways
- Straight and narrow
- Fall from grace
- Sleep of the dead
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Highway robbery. That's the one thing I grabbed that I shouldn't have. And at the rate we're going, my tank might last into May.
The price really dropped the second half of the week here: down 30 cents to $1.70s.
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Bugs may have crawled up it.
I let the water run for a few seconds to flush out what's been inside.
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Old 03-28-20, 01:47 PM
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Stimulate that Japanese economy?

I'll hold off. I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.

This goes for the bike crap, too. I did order some Rapha bibs/jersey and Swiftwick socks yesterday, though (and they'll both arrive within the next 48 hours ); they were running decent sales on stuff that's not often discounted and I think others will be following suit.
My watched flights came in this morning(Google flights) $132 Merida(two gates total) to Akron/Canton, another tiny one. $100 of that is fees.
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Now I must contradict myself and buy something.

The Dawes SS stock rear wheel broke a spoke. Drive side, natch. It has done this a couple times before and it’s a crappy wheel now getting old anyway so I am considering getting a new rear wheel. Any suggestions? Should be cheap, durable, I don’t care about weight. Ideally have a flip-flop hub but I have never used the fixed side currently so not a deal breaker.

I have never ever posted or even visited the SS/FG forum. Dare I post there?
Some good stuff here.

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Where are the millennial slackers when we need one?
You could rebuild the wheel you have. You can get new spokes and nipples here https://www.bikehubstore.com/default.asp

Or your LBS can probably do it for less than $100.
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I had a really great ride today. I knew that I didn't have much time to beat the rain so I focused on keeping my heart rate up quite a bit higher than my normal cruising rate for the whole ride. Guess what people, if you work harder on the bike you go faster! What a surprise!

I still got caught in the rain, but didn't get soaked so I was all right with it. It certainly made for some moody views blues though:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iVusUjyby18

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Old 03-28-20, 01:56 PM
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Where are the millennial slackers when we need one?
just respoke it and tension it properly. Low tension causes spoke breakage due to work hardening.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Where are the millennial slackers when we need one?
read Sheldon Browns instructions on cold setting a frame, it's easy. Use a heat gun to warm up the paint before setting to keep it from cracking.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I think it’s 120. May try it, although I have the upper body strength of a mouse.
I've never heard of rear spacing of less than 120
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I've never heard of rear spacing of less than 120
It’s 120.
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just respoke it and tension it properly. Low tension causes spoke breakage due to work hardening.
Maybe. This wheel is of crap quality and had a lot of miles on it anyway so may be a sign it’s time.
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Lol, I bought another pair of shoes yesterday , this years rc7 with the dual boa's. Damn the economy full speed ahead
Jeez! What color did you get this time Imelda?
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101° 20% humidity.
Near perfect weatherVelo Vol
For working outside: not necessarily for riding.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Perhaps postponing the eye doctor appointment was not such a good idea. I read that as wife! I was like
Can not afford.

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Not with the US$ doing right now. Something of interest overseas jumped $200 in two days because of the exchange rate.
Oh, look at the bright side - everybody will be looking like **** soon enough.
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Where are the millennial slackers when we need one?
Riding their BD Kilo TTs with wobbly wheels.
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There is a crusty old knucklehead cyclist I ride with sometimes. I am on his email distribution list for a Sunday ride he leads (it’s not near me and I have never gone), he just sent out email that group ride is on with “social distancing.”

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Riding their BD Kilo TTs with wobbly wheels.
I resemble that comment. Except mine is a Dawes SST.
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I resemble that comment. Except mine is a Dawes SST.
I had one of those, too. Couldn't pull the Burley worth a damn, though, so I sold it when I got the Haanjo. Part of me would still really like a light, kick-ass SS. Maybe even run it FG when I'm feeling plucky stupid.
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Maybe. This wheel is of crap quality and had a lot of miles on it anyway so may be a sign it’s time.
This one's kind of porky, but cheap. Cheaper than a rebuild at a shop. And not much more than materials, if you do it yourself. Might even be more well built than the BD wheel.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
This one's kind of porky, but cheap.
1325g is pretty light for a set of wheels.













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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
This one's kind of porky, but cheap. Cheaper than a rebuild at a shop. And not much more than materials, if you do it yourself. Might even be more well built than the BD wheel.

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Thanks, will consider.
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I had one of those, too. Couldn't pull the Burley worth a damn, though, so I sold it when I got the Haanjo. Part of me would still really like a light, kick-ass SS. Maybe even run it FG when I'm feeling plucky stupid.
It’s ok for what it is. Very heavy but fine for a commuter/beater/rain bike. I put full fenders on it. I put a 18t on the FG side but too ascared to use it.
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