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Old 03-31-20, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Man, I finally find a halfway decent price on my favorite cheepo wheels and they're on some site I've never heard of

Wonder if I should roll the dice, help out the Italian economy...

https://ciclimattio.com/s/vittoria/t...2020/?id=23274
Those guys kept popping up when I was looking for parts for the Cervelo. Yeah, I was a little wary, too, and passed on them.
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Our thinking is that he needs to experience life outside of CO. He can come back later.
The best thing I ever did was leave my bubble- from NY to North Carolina. I discovered a whole new way of looking at the world. It was transformative. Highly recommend.
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Old 03-31-20, 08:37 PM
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Too matchy-matchy, try-hard for my tastes.
Understood. It could go either way, I think.

You should post a poll
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She knows that NYU is never going to give her the traditional college campus (complete with frisbee and frat houses) experience, right? Like the stuff you see in the movies? And you know that you are going to be tossing her into the middle of Manhattan, right?

Also, she may or may not be surrounded by ultra-wealthy kids from all over the world who may or may not have cheated/bribed their way into the school (but I think that could be said about a lot of schools these days). I'm just thinking that USC might provide more immediate opportunities to get into trouble, but that would be more typical and 'harmless' college trouble, whereas the City could potentially provide a completely different level of trouble altogether...
Do you understand where USC is located? Its not in Mayberry.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:10 PM
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Agree. I'm holding off on disc because I have enough rim brake wheels to last me until I die.
It would be a fun frameset to buy and take a long time to build.
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So I’ve cut my staff at work to a skeleton crew so as to minimize human to human interactions. We are down to zero redundancy with a spirit of each of us might need to work a little harder to keep our colleagues safe. I’ve been told to start thinking about who might have to go if there needs to be layoffs. (Angst.)

Then today I get into work and there’s some unknown person sitting there for rounds.

Who are you? I ask.

New technician for my department. Starting training.

WTF?

What about the maybe layoffs? And how does it make sense to train someone when right now we’re not doing anything the normal ways we do things?

PS when I drove out of my neighborhood on the way to work today, I saw three of my cycling friends out for a ride together. #probablygotcoffeetoo

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Old 03-31-20, 09:21 PM
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I did look for some of those black decals, but nothing on the 'net. I'll have to email Reynolds, but I just got an email from them the other day and they were bought out by some other outfit or something...
No way. Bought again?

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/indu...g#.XoQHXi2ZMWo

Did you look for decals on eBay? It's trademarked so it comes from overseas.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
No way. Bought again?

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/indu...g#.XoQHXi2ZMWo

Did you look for decals on eBay? It's trademarked so it comes from overseas.
Ah - yeah, that's the group mentioned in the email. I guess they're just finally getting around to consolidating their brands under the Hayes umbrella. I hadn't heard of them previous to the email.

Looked briefly on ebay. Lots of spermy designs. Not much else. I'll chat with/shoot an email to Hayes/Reynolds and look more later.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Please share this in "Hot or Not"
Lol. You just want license to rip it, don't you? Okay, okay - gimme a few.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:51 PM
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Ah - yeah, that's the group mentioned in the email. I guess they're just finally getting around to consolidating their brands under the Hayes umbrella. I hadn't heard of them previous to the email.

Looked briefly on ebay. Lots of spermy designs. Not much else. I'll chat with/shoot an email to Hayes/Reynolds and look more later.
I had no idea they were bought in 2018. That's sad. I also didn't know all manufacturing was in China and assembly in Taiwan.
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Old 03-31-20, 10:04 PM
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Old 03-31-20, 10:07 PM
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I had no idea they were bought in 2018. That's sad. I also didn't know all manufacturing was in China and assembly in Taiwan.
It's all news to me, too. Kind of explains the lower starting price points in the last year or so, though.
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Old 03-31-20, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
No way. Bought again?

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/indu...g#.XoQHXi2ZMWo

Did you look for decals on eBay? It's trademarked so it comes from overseas.
"The weight-weenie segment of the market has cooled off and consumers are looking for performance, and they aren't willing to pay for $3,000 or $4,000 sets of wheels," he added.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Man, I finally find a halfway decent price on my favorite cheepo wheels and they're on some site I've never heard of

Wonder if I should roll the dice, help out the Italian economy...

https://ciclimattio.com/s/vittoria/t...2020/?id=23274
They have a chat window that pops up, talk to them and feel it out.
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Old 04-01-20, 04:35 AM
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Like what? I can't think of what you mean.

Another think that I like is the... hmmmm - rim-shaped slice of a large decal. Kind of like what Light Bicycle does (and others, but I can't think of examples off the top of my head),
It's almost exactly what you just posted, only remove the valve decal and move the Reynolds to right by the valve.
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That's the one that Bah Humbug needs to buy.
Still tempting, but it would be a pile more money to get set up as I'd want, and then I'd still mostly be on the trainer. That money would cover most of me and AG going to Girona with Trek Travel, whenever that's actually possible.
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I got an invite to a small group ride later this week. No matter what, I’m pretty sure that 6-10’ distancing won’t be practiced. I declined.

I can handle solo until this is all over.
A rider’s air plume has got to over 10’, especially at speed. It’s probably not a great analogy, but sailing upwind, if you’re behind and a little to leeward of another boat, i.e., downwind, you can feel the mechanical effect of bad air up to about seven boat lengths away. The higher the wind speed, the further..

Im really trying to stay the hell away from everyone.
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Though going disc would give me the opportunity to finally do away with spoked wheels and my anxious OCD about breaking one.

And you thought you thought the Campy wheels were ugly! I don't mind these, but I think I have less concern than true roadies.

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So Vol is a *****cat now?

Is this a bad April Fool’s joke?
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Agree. I'm holding off on disc because I have enough rim brake wheels to last me until I die.
Soooo...your about halfway there?
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Perhaps datlas's best play might be to show datlasette how weird New Yorkers are.

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1245140834355470337
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I got an invite to a small group ride later this week. No matter what, Im pretty sure that 6-10 distancing wont be practiced. I declined.

I can handle solo until this is all over.
Kudos. I concur.
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A riders air plume has got to over 10, especially at speed. Its probably not a great analogy, but sailing upwind, if youre behind and a little to leeward of another boat, i.e., downwind, you can feel the mechanical effect of bad air up to about seven boat lengths away. The higher the wind speed, the further..

Im really trying to stay the hell away from everyone.
Then stay on the front, problem solved, your welcome
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It’s Wednesday so no work. Gonna try to do a solo ride outside this morning and help co-lead a fake group ride this evening.
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