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Old 06-09-15, 08:33 PM
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He already has a set on one bike. He doubted that he could justify a new set for his other bike. I could see the wheels beginning to turn.
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What are/were you selling. The oldest child thinks that crabon deep wheels will help her win triathlons. She fails to realize that wheels don't help in transition or on the run portion of the race.
Roval Rapide CLX clinchers. We didn't get as far as rim depth, but he could have chosen between 40 and 60 millimeter versions.

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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 3alarmer View Post
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I can live vicariously through the customer.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Roval Rapide CLX clinchers. We didn't get as far as rim depth, but he could have chosen between 40 and 60 millimeter versions.

...pimp slap me, but those red freehubs are smokin' hot.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I can live vicariously through the customer.
...there is a fine line between vicarious living and covetousness.
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Old 06-09-15, 08:53 PM
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...pimp slap me, but those red freehubs are smokin' hot.
Until you cover them up with a cassette, and then they are just invisible. In about 10 minutes you will have forgotten they are even there. Nope, at our age, 5 minutes.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...you are lost, my friend. Everything....and I mean every goddam thing...she hears from the other peer competitors or sees in print will tell her that for a sport like tri, where drafting is not at issue, aero cabron, deep wheels will shave precious seconds off her bike leg times, and you telling her to run, transition, and swim faster is not gonna fly (which will probably be a leg in the quadrathalons of the future. )
Yeah....no kidding. Mrs. Doug28450 and I have been through this with her a hundred times. She typically has decent bike time, but her transition and run times tend to be horrible. We go through her results and she understands it, gets it. But then, after spending an hour with her looking at times and seeing where she could have dropped times, she will look at us and say....I need a tri bike.
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Old 06-09-15, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
What a coincidence, the same guys that made that stuff make good ol Roundup.
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Old 06-09-15, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Maybe the neighbor has been reading UD's postings about road tubeless???

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Well, I suppose that's possible. If I see the bike again with disc brakes, then I'll know she is.
Whud eye due?
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What a coincidence, the same guys that made that stuff make good ol Roundup.
And GMO corn, beans and other products found in the vegetable aisle and produce section of you favorite grocery store.
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Whud eye due?
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Until you cover them up with a cassette, and then they are just invisible. In about 10 minutes you will have forgotten they are even there. Nope, at our age, 5 minutes.
...I am an American, you commie naysayer. I buy whatever catches my eye. #harrumph
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Today I diagnosed a dog with an inoperable brain tumor. Also today the owner's husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Very bad day for that lady.

I did a big gory emergency spinal surgery in a labrador the day before I left for my conference. Korean guy who I didn't think was understanding what I was explaining even though he kept assuring me he did. The surgery department was looking after the dog in my absence and the resident who discharged the dog told me today that when the owner came to pick up the dog he was asking all kinds of questions about the hip replacement. Doh! Not a hip replacement, not at all.

Tomorrow I have a 2 hour trainer workout. I will be looking at my bike computer at least 75% of the time & using the data as it appears.

PS I'm also going to get some faster wheels. For the Sparrow.

PPS I will put tubeless tires on them.
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And GMO corn, beans and other products found in the vegetable aisle and produce section of you favorite grocery store.
It must be alright though. The gubment is protecting our interests, right?
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It must be alright though. The gubment is protecting our interests, right?
Of course they are.
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What does a brake cable have to do with shifting? And that question comes from someone symptathetic to electronic.
It simply demonstrates that cables break, that could leave you gear-less on the road. That has happened to me more than once, but I've never had electronic shifting fail in any way.
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PS I'm also going to get some faster wheels. For the Sparrow.

PPS I will put tubeless tires on them.
Carbon and aero, I hope?
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Old 06-09-15, 10:16 PM
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Carbon and aero, I hope?
Aero yes
Carbon probably not

There will be hills which means descents which means braking

But my mind is not fully made up
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Old 06-09-15, 10:16 PM
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I got my warrantied Red derailleur today. First time I took out the fancy road bike in a month-ish. That bike flies. Sometimes I think about selling it (to get a new one), but then I have a ride like that that just reminds me how fantastic it is. It's 3.5 years old and I have an itch for the updated one, but man, nothing rides like an SL3.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Aero yes
Carbon probably not

There will be hills which means descents which means braking

But my mind is not fully made up
Other news I feel happy to share, I am very likely to get the newly purchased frame(used) built up this week.
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Other news I feel happy to share, I am very likely to get the newly purchased frame(used) built up this week.
Sweet. We will need pics of course.
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Yeah, but his mommy brought him his repair kit finally. The way I see it, it was all her fault. Maybe her mommy likewise got involved finally and took it to the LBS for her. Mommys are like that. They make you suffer a while before helping you out. Not mine. But mommys in general. Or is it mommies. That's a tough one.
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I hope the door is open when you do ride into the bike shop.
I've done that. I've also ridden a bike inside a bike shop. If you have a small enough BMX bike and sufficient room on the shop floor, you can go from work table to tool cabinet and back all while still on the bike. Theoretically, if you had a fairly clear path and a unicycle, you could ride from your easy chair to the kitchen to get a beer/soda and back. I'll probably never try it but it seems possible.
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Well, the pitcher is of a mounting bike, right?
I think posting a pic of a "mounting bike" would violate the family friendly principles of this forum.
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Last night Mrs. Doug28450 and I were heating up some leftovers for dinner and the phone rang. Mrs. Doug28450 answered and it was the girl across the street wanting to know if I would pump the tires up on her bicycle. She is a sophomore in HS, taking a summer school class and was planning to ride the bike to school. I was volunteered to pump up the tires. A few minutes later the girl knocks on the door and we head to the garage. The bike looks like this:

Pure - Trek Bicycle

The front is dead flat and flopping around on the rim like a fish out of water. The back seems to be okay, just a bit soft. I get the pump and start looking for the valve stem on the front tire. Can't find the valve stem. Keep looking, rotating the tire, no stem. Finally, I see a hole in the rim where a valve stem should be projecting. I look at her and say I can't help you. You need a tube and I don't have on for this size tire. Go to Wal-Mart, get a tube for this tire. When you get back bring everything over and I will fix it.

She never did come back with a tube.
I hate to say it but I like that bike. Kinda reminds me of the ones on the Copenhagen Cycle Chic site.
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