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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-29-20, 05:00 PM
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that cat is giving you the stink eye

She's good at that

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My wife and I have 10s of thousands of miles on a tandem and get along pretty well most of the time but I can attest to several relationships that went south after purchasing a tandem. Not saying the tandem was the cause, just saying...
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Old 03-29-20, 05:19 PM
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For me there is a big green banner at the bottom that says "View Mobile Site"


Solved the problem myself, but thanks.
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Old 03-29-20, 05:42 PM
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Possibly foolish, but I decided to buy a new set of wheels for the SS from BD. Price was reasonable at $80 for the pair.
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Old 03-29-20, 05:48 PM
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That’s a lot of bikes. Get Les to help out.
I can’t share this opportunity.

I did 27 bikes today, and there are only 51 left. I’ll be finished on Tuesday.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Holeee carp. Sounds like a long week. Straight piece work or on top of wages?

Working in the back room, or out on the floor?
The store is closed(since 3/17) and everyone is being paid for their scheduled hours.

My boss is paying me out of pocket for these bikes, so that we get ahead of the game. They plan on opening Friday, but we both suspect that the state or county could change that shortly afterward.

check your texts. I know of an opening.

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Old 03-29-20, 05:52 PM
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Possibly foolish, but I decided to buy a new set of wheels for the SS from BD. Price was reasonable at $80 for the pair.
The Saturn of bikes.
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Old 03-29-20, 05:55 PM
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The Saturn of bikes.
Plus, the DEAL OF THE CENTURY! Compare to wheels costing $400+!!
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Just ordered a new tent and Showers Pass 2.1 rain jacket. 25% off the former. 20% off the latter. Buh bye $261 REI dividend.

#StimulatingTheEconomy
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Old 03-29-20, 05:58 PM
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These damn package delivery guys that don't even knock when they drop stuff off - they're a scourge.

Anyway, my Rapha stuff arrived.

The Core Bibs seem pretty nice and comfy, though the chamois wants to wedge in my ass when I'm standing. Maybe that'll tone down with a little use and washing.

I'm really liking the new Core Jersey - it's a little more stretchy/supple than the previous and the cut is slender but not restrictive and/or painted on. I might have to order another while the sale is still on (25% off, bringing them to $60).
Enjoy!

I have new club stuff ordered, including pretty nice bibs, but I don’t know when to expect it or if disruptions in China will cause delays. First time in about 35 yrs.
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Old 03-29-20, 05:59 PM
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Possibly foolish, but I decided to buy a new set of wheels for the SS from BD. Price was reasonable at $80 for the pair.
I put 10,000 miles on a set of BD Vuelta wheels on my BD Motobecane
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Just ordered a new tent and Showers Pass 2.1 rain jacket. 25% off the former. 20% off the latter. Buh bye $261 REI dividend.

#StimulatingTheEconomy
maybe a little. That dividend doesn’t help put $$$ into the cash register.
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These are the wheels I ordered. I think they are adequate for my needs.

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...xie-wheels.htm
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
maybe a little. That dividend doesn’t help put $$$ into the cash register.
I could have taken it all in cash and squirreled it away. That aside, I still dropped another $241. 3X more than datlas' $80 wheels.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
These are the wheels I ordered. I think they are adequate for my needs.

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...xie-wheels.htm
Start a thread with a poll asking if you got ripped off.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Possibly foolish, but I decided to buy a new set of wheels for the SS from BD. Price was reasonable at $80 for the pair.
Normally I'd make a joke, but given the climate right now, probably not. But probably the right decision, and fingers crossed they work out for you. Certainly seems like a good price.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
These are the wheels I ordered. I think they are adequate for my needs.

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...xie-wheels.htm
Such hipster cred you'll have.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Start a thread with a poll asking if you got a good buy.
fixed, possibly
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I could have taken it all in cash and squirreled it away.
Seriously?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Start a thread with a poll asking if you got ripped off.
I thought letting the return window pass was requisite for the “did I get a good deal?” threads
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Seriously?
Yes. You can request a check. Or you can walk into the store, buy a Cliff bar and get you dividend balance in cash.
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John Prine got the virus and is on a ventilator in grave condition.

Truly sad.

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John Prine got the virus and is on a ventilator in grave condition.

Truly sad.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OVhA01J0Zsg
Yeah, I saw him last year and he was in pretty rough shape, still a great show, though.

A little touch of the 'rona might be the last straw for him
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
I put 10,000 miles on a set of BD Vuelta wheels on my BD Motobecane
I got about 20k miles out of a pair of Corsa Lites before my front wheel asploded. Not bad for cheapos. Rear is still seeing service on the trainer.
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