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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-19-20, 08:15 AM
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New, grown-up, rhetorical gambit for discussing bike purchases with long-suffering spouse: “I’ll spare you the self-serving arguments and tiresome rationalizations.” Totally worked this morning.
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R.I.P. Ja'Net DuBois. For those not in the know, she played the Evans' sassy neighbor Willona on "Good Times" and wrote and performed "Movin' On Up," which is the theme song of "The Jeffersons."
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Feel-good story of the day:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/long-lost...032437031.html

I will be only 55 next month, but I remember wheat pennies.
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Slow morning. Must be Saturday
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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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Old 02-19-20, 11:54 AM
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First day with no guests and nothing to do, for a long time. It used to be my day to day. Ride scheduled shortly. 90°A
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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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Slow morning. Must be Saturday
I must have dozed off. What did I miss?
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Old 02-19-20, 01:00 PM
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Had a good ride. FD refused to drop to little ring only once, about 30 mins into ride, which is an improvement but still a nuisance. It completed the shift after about 10 seconds.
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Had a good ride. FD refused to drop to little ring only once, about 30 mins into ride, which is an improvement but still a nuisance. It completed the shift after about 10 seconds.
How old are the brifters? Lubed them?
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Old 02-19-20, 02:13 PM
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How old are the brifters? Lubed them?
They are kinda old but this is my backup bike, I would estimate maybe only 10k miles on them. I can’t tell if the friction is in FD or cable outside shifter or inside shifter. Sigh.
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Howdy all!

Where are the best deals online these days for things like tires, cassettes, and chains?
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Where are the best deals online these days for things like tires, cassettes, and chains?
I always check with: Merlin, PBK, ChainReaction overseas and Competitive, Excel (tires, in particular), and Jensen among others, domestically. Amazon marketplace sellers, too.
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Old 02-19-20, 04:11 PM
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Howdy all!

Where are the best deals online these days for things like tires, cassettes, and chains?
Why? Are you a cyclist??
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Why? Are you a cyclist??
Heck no. Haven’t been mistaken for one of those in years.
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Why? Are you a serious ciyclist??
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Old 02-19-20, 05:06 PM
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Another 48 km in the books. Headwind and full sun on the way out. I made the turn and came back under cloudy skies and tailwind. I was forced to use the big ring on occasion, so as not to spin out. All of my gears worked flawlessly.
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Staying on the Withlacoochee Trail in Inverness, FL. Remember these? Haven’t seen one in awhile.


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Staying on the Withlacoochee Trail in Inverness, FL. Remember these? Haven’t seen one in awhile.


C&V keys FTW.

Brass = class.

Can't trust plastic keys...

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43896360
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Howdy all!

Where are the best deals online these days for things like tires, cassettes, and chains?
Competitive has some WTB 27.5+ tyres half off!

Specialized also has some good MTB tyre deals on their site.

Dunno where the road rubber deals are now. Still have one Mich Pro4 and a couple of Clements in the humidor.
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first day back done. Extremely long day. Go back tomorrow bright and early for more.
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Have I mentioned how much I despise painting? I good at it, I just dont have the patience for it. Especially trim.
for one reason or another a door jamb and trim on both sides rejected the primer. It wouldnt adhere, scratched off easily with a fingernail. I had to strip it all off with a single edge razor blade, rewash it with denatured alcohol, Sand and reprime, 2 coats. 5 hour setback.
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first day back done. Extremely long day. Go back tomorrow bright and early for more.
congrats!
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Where are the best deals online these days for things like tires, cassettes, and chains?
Yo! . PBK, where I've been shopping.
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I'm not even close to considering a road e-bike, but I saw this in an email this morning and I can't help but admire how damn stealthy it is for a juiced up ride -

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It sure does.
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I'm not even close to considering a road e-bike, but I saw this in an email this morning and I can't help but admire how damn stealthy it is for a juiced up ride -

It sure is. But why the valve stems at 12 o'clock? That looks so dumb.
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