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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-03-20, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not water bottle friendly.
Perfect for jersey pocket or handlebar bag however.
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Old 02-03-20, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Nice! I'm just going to assume that you ride a little bit faster than me

I will always run a mudflap if there is any chance of rain and/or riding in a group. The last 200k I did had about 4 hours of rain. I was the only one who had fenders. Not a whole lot of fun trying to draft.
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Crash on today’s ride. Sad! Rider is ok but broken clavicle.
That sucks, pos. vibes on the way
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Old 02-03-20, 07:58 PM
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I dunno why it double quoted
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Old 02-03-20, 08:01 PM
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Ooh! Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is on Leap Day !!!! Mark your calendars.

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Old 02-03-20, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh hey, does anyone have a solution for something like this? I'd like a system where there was a switch or button I could strap to AG's bike that would send a radio control to a couple of lights on mine. The idea would be to use them so that when I'm doing windbreaking duties, she can use it to request more or less speed, because I have no good sense of how much she has in her legs and have no chance of hearing her voice. It seems like a simple thing, but a quick Google is mostly finding smart home type stuff.
get a headset 2 way radio like motor cyclists use
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Old 02-03-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Good for you! Itll get better in time. Patience grass hopper. I dont know if you partake but get a mirror. I use a helmet mounted mirror and love it. I rely on it heavily. After a while you developed an awareness with it in your peripheral vision, you'll know when you need to look.
Thanks!
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Old 02-03-20, 08:08 PM
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get a headset 2 way radio like motor cyclists use
Thanks but I'd really rather just have a light. I wouldn't want to rely on her voice over wind, even with a speaker.
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Old 02-03-20, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Who would say something like that??
Oh, just some rando yammering away on the internet...
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Old 02-03-20, 08:20 PM
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Are those cheese crackers in his other hand?
Peanut butter. Probably.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
I dunno why it double quoted
I'll still take positive vibes related to that ride
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Old 02-03-20, 09:06 PM
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No one cares about the critters at the bottom of the food chain.
That’s life.
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Old 02-03-20, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Peanut butter. Probably.
Is he your rep?
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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 02-03-20, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
That’s life.
That's what they say.
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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 02-03-20, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Thanks but I'd really rather just have a light. I wouldn't want to rely on her voice over wind, even with a speaker.
You could probably DIY something using this thing.

Advertised range of 50ft.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Is he your rep?
He is not.

Is Composer Jones still a DJ?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
That's what they say.
You’re flying high in April.
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Old 02-04-20, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Thanks but I'd really rather just have a light. I wouldn't want to rely on her voice over wind, even with a speaker.
The thought keeps coming up so I'll just say it. How about a string, from her handlebar to your jersey. One tug, two tugs. A perfect, low tech solution.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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You’re flying high in April.
Shot down in May
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Shot down in May
Back on top in June?
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shot down this morning. Found a 2019 al trek domane 56 cm on craigslist yesterday. I had seen it before and he has been slowly lowering the price. Finally got to around 650 so decided I would take a chance and offer him a trade. I have a bass guitar collection that I have been slowly selling off. Got turned down....
Worth a try.

60 degrees today got the okay to ride a little longer than usual so gunna go for 40 miles I think.
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I have a bass guitar collection
Do tell!
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Got turned down....
Bummer!

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60 degrees today got the okay to ride a little longer than usual so gunna go for 40 miles I think.
Kudos!
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Do tell!
Ive sold most of the heavy hitters. Fretless stingray, Fender American P bass, rare squire p bass special with matt sparkle finish.

I still have a korean made spector 5 string, fender squire jaguar, and some no name beat up p bass. bought it for 20 bucks and prolly my favorite of the bunch.

Sold the stack a long time ago, but still have a eden nemesis combo amp.

Offered the spector and the amp he didn’t bite.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Ive sold most of the heavy hitters. Fretless stingray, Fender American P bass, rare squire p bass special with matt sparkle finish.

I still have a korean made spector 5 string, fender squire jaguar, and some no name beat up p bass. bought it for 20 bucks and prolly my favorite of the bunch.

Sold the stack a long time ago, but still have a eden nemesis combo amp.

Offered the spector and the amp he didn’t bite.
That sounds like a nice group of instruments. Fretless Stingray sounds like a hoot to play.

I rarely play anymore but still have all of my basses and my rig. Every once in a while I get the though to sell them and free up some equity, but just can't bring myself to do it. I've got a pair of Ibanez SR506 6 strings, one of which is fretless with an epoxy fingerboard, my first bass - a 5 string Peavey Millenium, and the 1978 Gibson G-3 that my dad gave me when I graduated high school. Amp is a GK1001RB II through an Avatar 2x12 cabinet.

I absolutely don't need the bass rig living in a townhouse and not actively playing music with anyone, but it's one of those things where it's not hurting anything to keep it around, and if I ever find the opportunity to play music with other people it's a super capable and practical setup.
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