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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-03-20, 07:13 PM
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I got a box of bicycle geegaws in the mail today.

First install was a six-bolt 20T fixie cog! Can't wait to ride dirt canal paths with this baby. Now someone needs to make some hyperglide splined 160mm rotors

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Those credit card fees pay my salary, so uh, swipe!
No.
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Microwave popcorn sucks.
You're old school?


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If she gets me killed I’ll never forgive her.
Neither will we.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Any experience with the GP5000 in 32mm on 23mm outside width rims?

My 28mm Gravelking slicks are starting to square off, and I'm looking to maybe go a bit bigger to 30-32mm.

The suppler the better, but I don't really want to drop Rene Herse EL cash on these.
That seems to be a large tire for a fairly skinny rim. How do the 28's look on it? Will it be able to handle 2 more mm on each side?
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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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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I got a box of bicycle geegaws in the mail today.

First install was a six-bolt 20T fixie cog! Can't wait to ride dirt canal paths with this baby. Now someone needs to make some hyperglide splined 160mm rotors

Do those tyres match that paint on that Raleigh?
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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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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No.

You're old school?


No, I pour kernels into a copper-bottomed pot with olive oil and a pinch of seasoned salt, then shake it on the stovetop.
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Do those tyres match that paint on that Raleigh?
Pretty close.
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Had a slight scare this evening in the form of a mild asthma attack, my first in decades. It followed a very hard interval workout in allergy season, which was typical for my old pattern, but it wasn't the first thing I thought of when I started having a little trouble breathing.
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Old 04-03-20, 07:59 PM
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My internet is down. Half the state with my provider is on the fritz.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That seems to be a large tire for a fairly skinny rim. How do the 28's look on it? Will it be able to handle 2 more mm on each side?
I would think so. Kind of hard to get a good picture, but here you go. Measuring 28.5mm on my digital calipers.


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Old 04-03-20, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I would think so. Kind of hard to get a good picture, but here you go. Measuring 28.5mm on my digital calipers.


I agree. I think you'll be fine.
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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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Does the fact that I mailed a check rather than pay online with an added $3.89 "convenience fee" mean I'm cheap? Or thrifty?
They're going to need to let that check sit on the loading dock for a week.
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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 04-03-20, 09:37 PM
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Jackie likes them...


Do they glow in the dark?
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They're going to need to let that check sit on the loading dock for a week.
Sadly no loading dock. License renewal.
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Now datlas needs some white-framed sunglasses to go full hipster.
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Your wife and my wife would get along just fine.

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Ours too. Here is mrs datlas setup in the garage. Note the dorm fridge just in front of the Habanero.


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sadly no loading dock. License renewal.
​​​usac?
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sbxx1985 you were right about the saddle angle, it needs to go down just a touch, but it was overall fine for an hour and a half.
Nice. Similar shape to the Aliante, which is one of my favorites.
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Absolutely. When the zombies are coming, who needs the microwave.

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You're old school?


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Early morning awakening seems worse lately. Waiting for some daylight before heading out to ride.
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Early morning awakening seems worse lately. Waiting for some daylight before heading out to ride.
Anxiety or seasonal with lengthening day? The roads are so empty, I’m going to wait for some warmth.
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The roads are so empty, I’m going to wait for some warmth.
It’s only 49 here, and it’s cloudy. No sun until late afternoon. I think I’ll take a ride up to Zombie Land later. Could be interesting.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Had a slight scare this evening in the form of a mild asthma attack, my first in decades. It followed a very hard interval workout in allergy season, which was typical for my old pattern, but it wasn't the first thing I thought of when I started having a little trouble breathing.


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I also explained to her “Jiffy Pop” popcorn. Explained that was a special treat growing up.

Her reply: why not use microwave?

She was all shook when I told her we did not have them back then.
we keep one or two jiffy pops in the home. Kids love it when we make’em on the fireplace . Sadly, the stove is electric
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It’s only 49 here, and it’s cloudy. No sun until late afternoon. I think I’ll take a ride up to Zombie Land later. Could be interesting.
What’s Zombie Land? I am tempted to go somewhere one wouldn’t go in normal times too.
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