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Old 11-11-19, 07:03 AM
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You guys are crazy. Im good with the tube wrap, all my bikes have it, it's my signature move.
Besides JD, you already have blue wrap on a Summertime Blues Ironman, we'd look like twins.
The Waco Flash has spoken. Your call. It might be bad mojo to change your signature wrap. Here is a close up of the blue. Pure cane sugar. Sweetness overload!

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Friends don't let friends drink and wrap.

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Diamondback Expert TG, super terrible pics, $125 in Atlanta area.

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DIAMONDBACK ROAD BIKE - $125 (ALPHARETTA)

Great road bike with 14 speeds and well maintained
New tires/tubes and just tuned up in excellent condition
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Friends don't let friends drink and wrap.
Ha, that's the problem, I was drinking when I built it and not drinking when I wrapped it.
I think I did Rap drunk once, it started off with " I'm a bubble gum (w)rapper and I'm here to say" and believe it or not, it got Worse.
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I knew I was maybe missing something when I was still searching CL and No it wasn't the wrap. THE WHEELS!!!
Soooo, I switched the '88 to the '89 and vice versa. Ta Da, now I just gotta switch out cassettes. Here's the pics. I feel better Now.

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Deal of the century right here folks. For sure. Don't know what it is, but a Comp TA it's not.

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I knew I was maybe missing something when I was still searching CL and No it wasn't the wrap. THE WHEELS!!!
Soooo, I switched the '88 to the '89 and vice versa. Ta Da, now I just gotta switch out cassettes. Here's the pics. I feel better Now.
Do you store your bikes in a dentist's waiting room?
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Do you store your bikes in a dentist's waiting room?
Where else do you take a bike for a cleaning ?
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Where else do you take a bike for a cleaning ?
I'd love for someone to floss my bike. I feel like I've been missing spots.

On a side note, I asked my husband to get my bike into the trainer (there was a skewer and computer issue.) I came home to this. It's got Dora the Explorer on it.


It's a-Dora-bell!
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It's got Dora the Explorer on it.


It's a-Dora-bell!
Groan.
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Deal of the century right here folks. For sure. Don't know what it is, but a Comp TA it's not.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...014819170.html
Looks like most messenget bikes Ive seen, but in a lot better shape, which means beat up and washed. Also looks like a Nishiki.
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Off topic, but just in case we have any IM patrons in the Evansville Indiana area, let's give a huge shout out to the Purple Aces of Evansville University! They defeated #1 ranked Goliath Kentucky last night in basketball. It might be crazy in that town today.
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Off topic, but just in case we have any IM patrons in the Evansville Indiana area, let's give a huge shout out to the Purple Aces of Evansville University! They defeated #1 ranked Goliath Kentucky last night in basketball. It might be crazy in that town today.
Possibly as crazy as Seattle which in the span of two days won an MLS cup (Sounders) and took down the last undefeated team in the NFL, Go Hawks! Ok back to your regularly scheduled IM programming

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/bi...978146019.html Terry designed 49cm IM in coral and white for sale up the road in Bellingham. Oddly both wheels appear to be 700c I believe the original had a smaller front wheel 650a?

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Possibly as crazy as Seattle which in the span of two days won an MLS cup (Sounders) and took down the last undefeated team in the NFL, Go Hawks! Ok back to your regularly scheduled IM programming

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/bi...978146019.html Terry designed 49cm IM in coral and white for sale up the road in Bellingham. Oddly both wheels appear to be 700c I believe the original had a smaller front wheel 650a?
Yeah they came in two sizes in that color scheme. 48cm and 46cm. 46 using the smaller front wheel.
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Originally Posted by TriBiker19 View Post
I'd love for someone to floss my bike. I feel like I've been missing spots.

On a side note, I asked my husband to get my bike into the trainer (there was a skewer and computer issue.) I came home to this. It's got Dora the Explorer on it.


It's a-Dora-bell!
I'd leave it on unless it's not aero. Getting chicked in a tri by a rider with a Dora bell might be too much for some Carbon Commandos to take. Not me, of course. It happens so often I don't even notice.

When you are BOP, you get chicked, geezered, chubbied, strollered(have I left out any) etc. That's life.

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If you want a cheaper 46cm, close to SeaTac https://offerup.com/item/detail/770854949/
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I'd leave it on unless it's not aero. Getting chicked in a tri by a rider with a Dora bell might be too much for some Carbon Commandos to take. Not me, of course. It happens so often I don't even notice.

When you are BOP, you get chicked, geezered, chubbied, strollered(have I left out any) etc. That's life.
Hmm... I could move it to the end so I'll have easier access while riding and still be aero...
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Off topic, but just in case we have any IM patrons in the Evansville Indiana area....
Golly, might we?.....

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When you are BOP, you get chicked, geezered, chubbied, strollered(have I left out any) etc. That's life.
Walker-ed (a la the commute scenes in Office Space).

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If you want a cheaper 46cm, close to SeaTac https://offerup.com/item/detail/770854949/
Holy kee-rap that's a steal. I'd be tempted to _shrink_ a foot to ride that bike.
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I'm gonna post my bike pics.... eventually. The thing is the last pics I've posted of them doesn't match what they look like now.
My '86 had white cables and tan sidewalls which I liked but now has black cables and black sidewalls which I like even more now (who'd thunk it?).
My '87 had black sidewalls but now has Yellow/Not tan sidewalls.
My '88 Carbon now has a different set of wheels with very hard black sidewall tires.
My '89 now has the blacked spoked wheels with Conti tires that have a very dark "tan" sidewalls, as seen in this pic.
I'm happy with the way they all look and perform and am waiting for a sunny day to take pics. Also when I do, I'll make sure they're in the big ring and stems at 6 o'clock.

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^^^^^ rule # 26 you got it tex , rule #28 are they talkin' bout' you ?
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I'm down in the dumps. Crushed really,.........that nobody picked up on my Philo Beddoe reference. I know I'm old, but not that old. Philo's right up there with the Outlaw Josey Wales for toughness.
Admittedly, I didn't know either. Of course I saw the movie. My favorite fictional bad ass:
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54cm MV sitting in DC.

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I don't guess I posted this yet.
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Admittedly, I didn't know either. Of course I saw the movie. My favorite fictional bad ass:
He was really tough. That movie was based on some true events, I believe. How about this dude and the rest of his "band?" As a tie in to the Linda Ronstadt thread, the guy who kills Quinton Tarantino is Tito Larriva. He is a regular in QT and Robert Rodriquez movies. Makes some really good music as well. Tito and Tarantula was a pretty good band.


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Oooh. I have a brother that lives in Houston. He doesn't owe me a favor though.
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