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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-21-20, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
My 105 is from the mid 80s. Thr best groupset I've ever used. Those slr brakes are the schiz
That's what was on my circa '87 Specialized which was my first "real" bike I bought used around 2003 or 4. That stuff was bombproof. I used it continually until I finally sold the bike maybe 10 years later.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't miss my downtube shifters.
Not these days, but back then it was what you had. Before my Bianchi I had a Trek 660 with Campy Nuovo and then a crappy Schwinn 754 with SunTour GPX. Got hit by a car and bent the Bianchi frame. I couple of weeks later I was on my Guerciotti with Ultegra STI. Rode it around the block a few times to get the knack of shifting. The next day I did a two-day, hilly, 170 mile charity ride on it.
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I am afraid the other forum I frequent, for Saturn owners, may have jumped the shark. The site has been full of spam postings the past couple of weeks, and now the site is down completely.
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I am afraid the other forum I frequent, for Saturn owners, may have jumped the shark. The site has been full of spam postings the past couple of weeks, and now the site is down completely.
I suspect a DoS attack from American Motors aficionados. Those mother****ers are crazy!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny; coffee is the highlight of my morning.
Nothing can compete. Fuggedaboudit.

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Old 01-21-20, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Chock Full 'O Nuts provides good bang for the buck.
Better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy?
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Chock full of nuts is the heavenly coffee
Better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy!


I remember their coffee shops too, and that's going back some.
Beat me to it.
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Hey I haven't been around for a minute but I'd just like to point out that for the first time since I was born, my football team is going to the Superbowl.

That is all.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
my fave was the 600 groupo before grifters. Friken awesomeness. I might still have a set in the garage waiting for the correct frame.
I assume you’re talking about the first indexed 600s. I used those on my cycle cross bike when they came out in the 80s. Worked amazingly well for new tech.
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Hey I haven't been around for a minute but I'd just like to point out that for the first time since I was born, my football team is going to the Superbowl.

That is all.
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Hey I haven't been around for a minute but I'd just like to point out that for the first time since I was born, my football team is going to the Superbowl.

That is all.
Pup.
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Can you call Japanese components "groupo"?
I believe I just did.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Can you say "groupo" (or better, "gruppo") in English?
That is how I hear it in my head, thats why I end up spelling it that way.
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I suspect a DoS attack from American Motors aficionados. Those mother****ers are crazy!
I was just @ the AMC factory headquarters last week.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I assume you’re talking about the first indexed 600s. I used those on my cycle cross bike when they came out in the 80s. Worked amazingly well for new tech.
yep.
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I was just @ the AMC factory headquarters last week.
What’s up there?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Pup.
I mean, the Chiefs haven't been to one in 50 years. Not exactly yesterday...
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I am afraid the other forum I frequent, for Saturn owners, may have jumped the shark. The site has been full of spam postings the past couple of weeks, and now the site is down completely.

I have so much to say, but I will keep my yap shut.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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first trip away with the little one at home with the in laws. So far in 10 hours my heat has stopped working at my house.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I suspect a DoS attack from American Motors aficionados. Those mother****ers are crazy!
Exhibit A: rjones28
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I suspect a DoS attack from American Motors aficionados. Those mother****ers are crazy!
yup
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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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I was just @ the AMC factory headquarters last week.
How goes it at HQ?
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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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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Exhibit A: rjones28
wut
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My legs are stiff and achy and I’m schlepping around and moaning like a nursing home occupant, but my FTP is up > 7% from the end of November. Back to the gym tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post

first trip away with the little one at home with the in laws. So far in 10 hours my heat has stopped working at my house.
Cool. I hope heat kicks in ASAP.
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