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Old 06-22-15, 09:39 PM
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I just switched out my Swisstop Yellow King brake pads for new Black Princes on the Giant with the new cheapie carbon wheels. I just wanted to see how much difference the new pad material would make. And I was planning to offer to mail the Kings to anyone who wanted them. I was shocked, shocked I say to find that the Kings were essentially used up. They were worn down to the end of the "tread", nearly smooth. I was surprised, because so much rubber was left on them. Anyway I just pitched 'em in the wastebasket. Sorry! They were Campy compatible for my Zero Gravity calipers so not too many folks could have used them. Too bad.
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Damn I love it when wheels spin "fast and true" like in the Rolf thread. I mean what more could you ask for? It must be awful to have slow spinning wheels. Yuck, I can't imagine.
My Rolfs don't spin as fast as my olde Campagnolo Record ones.

Being a fan of 36-hole 3-cross wheels I have no idea how I ended up with three Rolf wheels.

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Old 06-23-15, 03:59 AM
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Taking the day off for a ride. Plan is for 85.
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I like the word "vestigial". It feels like it applies to my work ethic today.
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C'mon, surely you know where this has to go next: Would you want to be on it when it asplodes?
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Old 06-23-15, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
I like the word "vestigial". It feels like it applies to my work ethic today.
Too many "i"s.
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Too many "i"s.
Are you saying I misspelled it, or that it has too many of that specific vowel for your general preference? Would you find "indivisibility" offensive?
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Taking the day off for a ride. Plan is for 85.
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Old 06-23-15, 08:25 AM
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Taking the day off for a ride. Plan is for 85.


What about your appointments?

What about the ill and infirm of PA?

What about that oath?

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What about that oath?

You mean the one you say when you get your third flat tire of the ride?
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And you're encouraging him?
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You mean the one you say when you get your third flat tire of the ride?
Profanity is an oath?
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
Are you saying I misspelled it, or that it has too many of that specific vowel for your general preference? Would you find "indivisibility" offensive?
No. You need all the "i"s to get from consonant to consonant in indivisibility. And Mississippi too. But in vestigial that last one could just go away and no one would be upset about it. Kind of like homogeneous vs. what most people say, homogenous. One too many "e"s.

No extraneous vowels. Oh, wait a minute. I meant no extranous vowels. There, that's better.

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In Vol's absence somebody has to ask the probing questions around here.
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Profanity is an oath?
Actually think about it, it is. One swears an oath like the hippocritical one, whoops, I mean the Hippcratic one. Now in a parallel meaning we use swear words (profanity) or oaths which are also in this usage profanity. If you look it up, you will see both definitions.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Kind of like homogeneous vs. what most people say, homogenous.
Except those are two different words, with two different meanings. Homogeneous is the correct word for most usage, and homogenous is a specific biological term relating to a consistent gene pool. If you are going to accept them as the same word, then I advise you to tolerate other errant misuse.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Actually think about it, it is. One swears an oath like the hippocritical one, whoops, I mean the Hippcratic one. Now in a parallel meaning we use swear words (profanity) or oaths which are also in this usage profanity. If you look it up, you will see both definitions.
Interesting tidbit from the development of the English language: Angles, Saxons and Danes had no swear words as profanity. They swore to things, and on things, but not at things. All of the current English swear words that you use to swear at something are of Dutch origin.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
And you're encouraging him?
If you had seen the massive weekly mileage I've been putting in lately, you would understand.
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
Except those are two different words, with two different meanings. Homogeneous is the correct word for most usage, and homogenous is a specific biological term relating to a consistent gene pool. If you are going to accept them as the same word, then I advise you to tolerate other errant misuse.
Yes, but many folks, not me, but many folks confound them. And by the way, homogenous re: biology is largely replaced now by homologous.

Seriously, I was just playing here, and I don't really advocate any of what I was saying. Jus' foolin' around.
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In Vol's absence somebody has to ask the probing questions around here.
Oh?
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Interesting tidbit from the development of the English language: Angles, Saxons and Danes had no swear words as profanity. They swore to things, and on things, but not at things. All of the current English swear words that you use to swear at something are of Dutch origin.
Friggin' Dutch.
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Interesting tidbit from the development of the English language: Angles, Saxons and Danes had no swear words as profanity. They swore to things, and on things, but not at things. All of the current English swear words that you use to swear at something are of Dutch origin.
But Dutch is also a Teutonic language. So the development of the swear words came after the "split"? Looking at it another way, it isn't the words that some folks didn't have, it was the custom and how the words were used. For example, surely the German tribes had a word for damnation in the religious sense. I presume you are saying they simply didn't invoke that word to issue a curse on someone. Could that really be true?
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Taking the day off for a ride. Plan is for 85.
Fun. Have some.
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Profanity is an oath?
"PROFANE" would be a great name for a bike.
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