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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-12-20, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The White House spent the first hour afterward "clarifying" what everyone had just seen.
I think we need MORE clarity. Sad!
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I think we need MORE clarity. Sad!
We have wonderful clarity - the best clarity! HUGE clarity.
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A woman in my department sprayed her cube and surfaces in the kitchen across from her cube with a thymol-based disinfectant. You can really smell thyme.
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I spent the past hour and a half learning about shoe sizing; then ordered New Balance from Amazon. My current (slightly too small) shoes are NB, so should be safe. Impossible to find large, wide shoes locally. Or large bikes, for that matter. @datlas Things to think about when expatriating
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Old 03-12-20, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I spent the past hour and a half learning about shoe sizing; then ordered New Balance from Amazon. My current (slightly too small) shoes are NB, so should be safe. Impossible to find large, wide shoes locally. Or large bikes, for that matter. @datlas Things to think about when expatriating
Wide NB work well for me, too. FYI, Nike also makes some similarly wide models, though usually in limited color options. Not sure if availability on Nike Wides would be any better for you, but it's an option to check out the next go 'round.
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Old 03-12-20, 06:50 AM
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I am slowly making progress on changing out cables/housing on the Habanero. The shifter has TWO possible channels to run the cable, straight or diagonal. The wrench who helped me build this 11 years ago used the diagonal one so I chose to route it the same. But I wonder why one would pick one over the other and why there are two options. Anyone know? Pic below for reference so you can see what I mean:


for use with different routines and ported handlebars
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Dr. Steven Gundry can bite me. One has to wonder how low BF will stoop for a dime. They should just bend over and say what they really mean.
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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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Old 03-12-20, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
For some reason I feel better this morning. Maybe I left the pathosphere?
Or you entered a new one.
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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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Old 03-12-20, 07:06 AM
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The real US tragedy is . . . Modells is closing all stores, going out of business.
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The real US tragedy is . . . Modells is closing all stores, going out of business.
Time to get some good deals.
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Old 03-12-20, 07:47 AM
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Things are weird. I am in Nashville visiting a friend who lives here. The whole family is here and predictably sick (My two kids and wife have been on and off sick for weeks now). There are Coronavirus cases in Nashville, but not many. However, lots of schools in the area have closed. My local district back in Denton has sent emails during spring break saying they are monitoring the situation. There are some confirmed cases in DFW, but none in Denton County. When I get back next week, I'm leaving Monday evening for an on site install for a customer in North Houston. They have a rash of cases that seem to center around some Egyptian cruise, but some guy that hadn't left Texas seemingly contracted it at a large public event. So who knows where that might go. I imagine myself sleeping in my car in Houston and wearing disposable gloves for everything. I don't want to be that guy who is overreacting, but I also don't want to be that guy who is nonchalant and brings it back to my city.

To top it off, NYC is sort of on edge and one of the cases in Houston is from a young woman who had recently traveled to NYC. I do a lot of work there and am working on a project where I would be delivering a prototype within the month and expected to travel there for testing. Not so sure about that now.
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Old 03-12-20, 07:57 AM
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Has anyone delt with Merlin cycles in the U.K.? I just purchased a pair of Shimano Shoes, rc7's, in white.Over $100.00 cheaper than Ebay's best price? I'm freaking out a bit here.
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Old 03-12-20, 08:02 AM
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picked an amazing time to go back to work. All the majors have canceled classes so i’ll be stuck at the regionals even longer. Luckily my seniority number is high enough that I won’t get furloughed.
Hope everyone else is well.

Velo I am flying the shuttle to knoxville this afternoon, if the weather channel is true I may get stuck there.
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Has anyone delt with Merlin cycles in the U.K.? I just purchased a pair of Shimano Shoes, rc7's, in white.Over $100.00 cheaper than Ebay's best price? I'm freaking out a bit here.
I have heard good things.
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Yeah, thanks. I suspect it will be an interesting and quiet trip home on Sunday.
with the air travel canceled are you gunna be stuck in potato land?
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Has anyone delt with Merlin cycles in the U.K.? I just purchased a pair of Shimano Shoes, rc7's, in white.Over $100.00 cheaper than Ebay's best price? I'm freaking out a bit here.
All the time - they're great. Most recently, I got the levers/calipers for the Cervelo build - best price on them by hundreds. For whatever reason, they seem to be the only UK seller that's still selling/shipping Shimano in to the US.
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Has anyone delt with Merlin cycles in the U.K.? I just purchased a pair of Shimano Shoes, rc7's, in white.Over $100.00 cheaper than Ebay's best price? I'm freaking out a bit here.
I bought a frame and fork from them last year, and they shipped quickly, all went well.

Ooh, I guess that's been a year and a half ago now.
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All the time - they're great. Most recently, I got the levers/calipers for the Cervelo build - best price on them by hundreds. For whatever reason, they seem to be the only UK seller that's still selling/shipping Shimano in to the US.
stop posting that secret!!!! wait until I purchase my group set then spread the word.
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stop posting that secret!!!! wait until I purchase my group set then spread the word.
Hey man - I got my stuff, I can shout it from the rooftops, now!

FWIW, they have the best deals on disc components by a wide margin, but the rim stuff isn't as aggressively priced, for whatever reason. I got my RD and FD from Excel in CO - with the free shipping, it was actually a little cheaper than getting them at Merlin.
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Time to make a Wawa run.
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stop posting that secret!!!! wait until I purchase my group set then spread the word.
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Hey man - I got my stuff, I can shout it from the rooftops, now!

FWIW, they have the best deals on disc components by a wide margin, but the rim stuff isn't as aggressively priced, for whatever reason. I got my RD and FD from Excel in CO - with the free shipping, it was actually a little cheaper than getting them at Merlin.
Actually, now that I look, they are beating everyone by about $150 on a full 105 group. Oh well - you're screwed.
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Time to make a Wawa run.
Don't forget to wipe spray.

Oh, you're talking about the gas station/convenience store. Never mind.
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Just recieved the shipping notification! Wow, that's fast! Cant wsit.
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Actually, now that I look, they are beating everyone by about $150 on a full 105 group. Oh well - you're screwed.

you are not getting a christmas card.
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