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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-18-19, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
It definitely doesn't make any sense. I paid less for my complete crabon bike with better components than the Allez frame itself costs. On the other hand, I really like colors.
Making sense has nothing to do with bicycle choice.
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Old 10-18-19, 08:17 AM
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Making sense has nothing to do with bicycle choice.
Unfortunate, but true.
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Old 10-18-19, 08:26 AM
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That line of (non-)reasoning is why I have seven bikes at home.
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$2k is about where I end up each time, too, either with disc (where I can use my Assaults but the frame and group is more expensive) or with rim (where I need to purchase new wheels). $2k is still a complete built, CF and 105, in my mind, so the notion of it being a budget build just goes out the window. Maybe if I had spare parts sitting around, like some of youse.
Assembling a bike from the component parts, right down to the spokes, is about the experience
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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 10-18-19, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Making sense has nothing to do with bicycle choice.
Correct

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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 10-18-19, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
That line of (non-)reasoning is why I have seven bikes at home.
What's the problem?
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Old 10-18-19, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Assembling a bike from the component parts, right down to the spokes, is about the experience
Uh huh, that's what they all say.
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Old 10-18-19, 09:04 AM
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I love that Langster. There is a frame for sale on ebay for like $450 and it is my size...

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What's the problem?
Not enough color.
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Old 10-18-19, 09:22 AM
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Flu shot done.
Kudos. I got mine 2 weeks ago.

BTW at some point I do advise you get the shingrix. It's 95% effective.
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Wife got her flu shot a couple weeks ago and I took the kids for their shots yesterday; I need to make an appointment for myself before I forget again.
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Old 10-18-19, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Uh huh, that's what they all say.
The Allez build got me the part-time gig at the bike shop.

#slipperyslope
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Old 10-18-19, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
I love that Langster. There is a frame for sale on ebay for like $450 and it is my size...



Not enough color.
It's a blast to ride.
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Old 10-18-19, 09:43 AM
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It wouldn't include the colorful wheels though, which is sad.
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Kudos. I got mine 2 weeks ago.

BTW at some point I do advise you get the shingrix. It's 95% effective.
Done that too (and pissed and moaned about it here). I really, really, don't want zoster and I've seen a case or two of varicella vasculopathy, which is simply terrifying.
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Done that too (and pissed and moaned about it here). I really, really, don't want zoster and I've seen a case or two of varicella vasculopathy, which is simply terrifying.
I am on the waiting list to get mine. When I went to my doc 2 months ago, I was told I am #150 on the list. Still waiting.
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I am on the waiting list to get mine. When I went to my doc 2 months ago, I was told I am #150 on the list. Still waiting.
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I am on the waiting list to get mine. When I went to my doc 2 months ago, I was told I am #150 on the list. Still waiting.
Yeah, Big Vaccine is creating artificial scarcity to please George Soros and the Velominati.

My wife had to wait well over the 6 mo limit for her second dose. When they called her in for it, she asked if she could put me on the list and they said, "Oh, just tell him to come in today." Apparently, letting spouses cut in line was RiteAid policy.

Anyway, yer young yet.
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I might just end up in the hospital!
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[img]https://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Specialized/?layer=0&wid=1920&hei=640&fmt=jpg&src=is{Specialized/pdp-product-bg-dark?wid=1920&hei=640}&layer=1&src=is{Specialized/70020-77_ALLEZ-SPRINT-DISC-FRMSET-DPMOS-PNK-MCRPRLWHT_HERO?wid=920&hei=600&$hybris-pdp-hero$}

Would be tempted if it took rim brakes.
Trying to decide if this looks more like leopard or trout. Either way, I would totally wear um ride it. I'm sure it's huge though.
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I also have this problem. I don't foresee a new bike for a long time. My wife is at her limit.


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I also have this problem. I don't foresee a new bike for a long time. My wife is at her limit.
Mrs. rjones28 has three of her own.
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Cold this a.m. and it's not even cold yet: long tights, wool jacket, and vest. Just ordered a packable wind jacket from Pactimo.

#wintersucks
Word. I had to battle the elements this week. The awesome Marigold jacket may makes its appearance soon.
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Good thought. The thing is, I have had the same exact setup on my bike for a decade, so I am doubting that as a cause. But if a recurrent or persistent problem I will consider.
Delayed onset?
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Word. I had to battle the elements this week. The awesome Marigold jacket may makes its appearance soon.
We need a picture of this thing, you know. Just to pique our envy.
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Delayed onset?
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