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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-20-20, 12:06 PM
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New York state is shutting down on Sunday. But, we can still ride bikes.
Are the roads cleared?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Are the roads cleared?
Cleared of what?
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Cleared of what?
Snow/ice.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I keep hearing murmers about Illinois getting locked down as well. I wonder if they will follow the lead of CA and start with major cities before moving to a state-wide thing.
Full state lockdown starting Saturday.
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Our Governor is speaking in two minutes. Colorado is going to shut down. I ran to the bank and got two sandwiches at Lolitas.
So is Illinois.
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Old 03-20-20, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I keep hearing murmers about Illinois getting locked down as well. I wonder if they will follow the lead of CA and start with major cities before moving to a state-wide thing.
Pritzger expected to announce at 3 PM tomorrow.

Edit: I see you got the message.
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Not shut down yet, but with New York and Illinois and California, we're not far behind.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
New York state is shutting down on Sunday. But, we can still ride bikes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/n...gtype=Homepage
I appreciate that Cuomo specifically mentioned getting exercise in his press conference.
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I will def. consider it. I’m happy with the price. I still would like to get officially sized. And the only downside would be I would like to test ride it, but again not deal breakers and I can go to my LbS to get sized. I’ve done several online sizing sites and it always varies between 56 to 59. I am all arms and legs really short torso.

Of course the wife is asleep at the current moment.
I went through a WW phase. I spent a ton of time deciding on every part of a super light build. I did a lot of weighing stuff. It was a ton of fun and handwringing at its best. Finished product was based on the first strong but light race frame, the R3SL. Under 6kg.

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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I went through a WW phase. I spent a ton of time deciding on every part of a super light build. I did a lot of weighing stuff. It was a ton of fun and handwringing at its best. Finished product was based on the first strong but light race frame, the R3SL. Under 6kg.

You can virtually ride my Cervelo.


hot! I think he wins wifi.

Im not at concerned at all about weight, prolly should be. I would imagine if I am spending over 1500 the bikes would weight roughly the same. I just don’t want to have to replace parts right out of the gate.

Now if i can just convince her a power meter is necessary for the bike to function......
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Snow/ice.
Kinda.


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So question: If I do the ultrasonic chain cleaning and then just apply regular lube, how screwed am I? My impression is that the lube is stripped from the inside of the rollers. Getting into the wax thing sounds like something I'd rather not mess with at the moment, but I do want to get a stupid clean chain. I installed a new one on the Crockett recently and the factory grease gunk is already just black and nasty.
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Wow! The REI member sale started today. People stuck at home must be bored. Just went on line and a good number of things that were available a few days ago no longer are, including the jacket and tent I wanted.

#SnoozeLose
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Cervelo? Did someone mention Cervelo?


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Old 03-20-20, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
So question: If I do the ultrasonic chain cleaning and then just apply regular lube, how screwed am I? My impression is that the lube is stripped from the inside of the rollers. Getting into the wax thing sounds like something I'd rather not mess with at the moment, but I do want to get a stupid clean chain. I installed a new one on the Crockett recently and the factory grease gunk is already just black and nasty.
Some lubes, like DuMonde, recommend completely stripping the chain, so I wouldn't imagine that you're screwed at all. I don't know for sure, but I would imagine that when you go with the a-drop-for-every-roller method, the lube kind of wicks between the pins and the rollers.

Also, FWIW, having a chain that's stripped and dry is 90% of the hassle of the waxing process behind you. If you had a crock pot and wax mix on hand, it would probably take literally 5 minutes of hands-on time to complete.
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My wife is bored today and is going though old photos. This is my son and me, guessing 1988 or 1989. Oakley Pilot glasses and Giro beer cooler helmet. Like mentioned earlier this week, LAKE shoes was one of our sponsors and it appears that my son is wearing my spare pair, we got two pairs. The tandem is an all Campy 1979 Schwinn Paramount.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Wow! The REI member sale started today. People stuck at home must be bored. Just went on line and a good number of things that were available a few days ago no longer are, including the jacket and tent I wanted.

#SnoozeLose
I’ve noticed a lot of mail order sites with gaps in their offerings, especially in clothing and shoe sizes.
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Anyone else currently have a Cervelo? Mrs Bah Humbug , otherwise known as AG, has one, I think. Did patentcad have one for a time? And then there was Soloist Assassin.

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Yea I was looking at about four bikes to give a price to the wife.
Al Emonda
Sl emonda
Domane sl 5
Giant Defy advanced
and ferrazi empire comp.
All of these were hydro disc 105 and all were between 2000 and 3000.

She wants it under 2000, so I believe that would eliminate the trek bikes which isn’t a deal breaker, after looking around they seem to be a little more expensive than average. The giant and the ferrazi both come same frame and wheels but with tiagra and that brings the price down below 2000.
I thought you were buying @WhyFi"s old Domane.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My wife is bored today and is going though old photos. This is my son and me, guessing 1988 or 1989. Oakley Pilot glasses and Giro beer cooler helmet. Like mentioned earlier this week, LAKE shoes was one of our sponsors and it appears that my son is wearing my spare pair, we got two pairs. The tandem is an all Campy 1979 Schwinn Paramount.

Seeing those shoes on your son makes me want those Lake retro lace-up numbers even more - those look to be the model they were designed after -

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It's Friday and the zombie apocalypse is upon us. Post your bike porn and we'll all feel better.


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I thought you were buying @WhyFi"s old Domane.
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WhyFi These had Velcro straps. It’s funny my kid is wearing my pristine spare, un-crashed pair and mine are taped up.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I will def. consider it. I’m happy with the price. I still would like to get officially sized. And the only downside would be I would like to test ride it, but again not deal breakers and I can go to my LbS to get sized. I’ve done several online sizing sites and it always varies between 56 to 59. I am all arms and legs really short torso.

Of course the wife is asleep at the current moment.
That's quite the variation
On a similar note, over the course of 50 years of buying my shoes in shops, I have rarely gotten it right( my left foot is slightly larger). My first pair of online shoes came in this morning. The fit is perfect!
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