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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-15-20, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
On today's ride, it occurred to me that I have yet to transfer my tool roll/flat kit and pump to the new bike. The thrill of livin' dangerously!

Anyway, I looked at my pump, a Lezyne Road Drive or something, and it's farked. The hose screws in to the body of the pump for storage, and some moisture worked in and it's all corroded and gross. So what's the current go-to mini-pump? I want to store it on the bike (lighter is better), would prefer something with a hose (so that I don't rip off a valve inadvertently) and I only need to get up to 70 psi or so. Any recommendations?
I think Lezyne road drive HP is still the preferred mini pump. At least within the hose requirement. I know topeak mini rocket (or some such I’m sure it has rocket in its name) is well regarded, and if you’re willing to wait while it ships, barbieri carbone was well regarded some time ago.

I had to do the search last year, but those three are what stuck to my mind. I went with the carbone, just because it fit the size requirement and I liked the color (all black). About 100 push and it gets to about 60-65, and then another 100+ gets you to 80-ish if I remember correctly. Caveat; I think my “test” pumping was on a 23, so it may take considerably longer/more effort for 28s. I had my other “mini” pump quickex pro at least 9 years and it is great but, it is not that mini in all honesty.
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Our niece finished nursing school last year, but didn’t apply for jobs because she was pregnant.

Shes ready to get to work now and has interviews at 5 hospitals next week. Her take is: I’m sure to get coronavirus

My take is: negotiate hard, they’re gonna need all hands on deck

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Old 03-15-20, 06:40 PM
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I can operate anything with a sharp edge.
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Our niece finished nursing school last year, but didn’t apply for jobs because she was pregnant.

Shes ready to get to work now and has interviews at 5 hospitals next week. Her take is: I’m sure to get coronavirus

My take is: negotiate hard, they’re gonna need all hands on deck

If your young and you get it, it’s about a week of hell, and then your immune correct? or am I in the wrong thinking?
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Old 03-15-20, 06:42 PM
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Our niece finished nursing school last year, but didn’t apply for jobs because she was pregnant.

Shes ready to get to work now and has interviews at 5 hospitals next week. Her take is: I’m sure to get coronavirus

My take is: negotiate hard, they’re gonna need all hands on deck

Boy Howdy!
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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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Old 03-15-20, 06:46 PM
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If your young and you get it, it’s about a week of hell, and then your immune correct? or am I in the wrong thinking?
Most likely not sick at all or just a little sick
Less likely pretty sick
Still less likely very sick
Still less likely critically ill
And small chance (0.3%) she dies

Vs flu from which she’d have a 0.02% chance of dying
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Old 03-15-20, 06:47 PM
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BTW, here is my take on pumps vs C02:

The C02, when properly used, does clearly save you a few minutes compared to a mini-pump. But C02 is prone to newbie-errors, so if you have not used it you really should practice at least once or twice in your garage.

I think C02 makes most sense on group rides (or tri-races Bah Humbug ), where saving a few minutes is more important. If solo ride, the pump makes more sense.

Finally, I suggest using C02 devices that take unthreaded cartridges, you can buy a box of 15 at WalMart for $7, which is quite the bargain compared to the expensive threaded ones.
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You're firmly in the at risk group, yet here we are. I'm not tossing rocks, but c'mon sir. It would be better if you hung around a little bit longer.
Yeah, I'm not going. I have to see my retinal doctor at 8AM and can't go anyway.
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Old 03-15-20, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Realize the shorter the pump, the more strokes you will need. Not sure TWSS, but it's true. So find the right balance.

Of course, you could just use C02. People are saying it's better to seat your tubeless tire too.
Looks like they have a slightly larger pump, but still small/light, that's not focused on such high pressures, so I'm assuming that it's moving a larger piston/air volume per stroke, so I'll shortlist that one instead.

And yeah, any time that I use one of these on the road, it would likely be with a boot and a tube, so no need to pop the bead back on. I really don't anticipate using it more than once per year, if that.

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I got a co2 pump for 10 bucks wally world, fits into the palm of my hand and works well.
Nah, not a fan of co2 - when I finally do use one, I know that I'll forget to replenish and then I'll be screwed the next time. Pumps are larger, uglier and take longer, but they don't run out and are less prone to my user error.
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Old 03-15-20, 07:15 PM
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Uh oh. If y'all have been paying attention, you know that I'm a sucker for those Silca Eye-talian tools and accessories, and I just came across this -



It's 9.5", which is a little more than I want (don't do it, Michael Scott!), but it looks like it would double as a billy club to defend against enraged drivers and apocalypse zombies.
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Old 03-15-20, 07:25 PM
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I did some apple tree trimming this afternoon.


Of course, I washed my hands after I was done.
I bow at the feet of the master. Close the internet.
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Uh oh. If y'all have been paying attention, you know that I'm a sucker for those Silca Eye-talian tools and accessories, and I just came across this -



It's 9.5", which is a little more than I want (don't do it, Michael Scott!), but it looks like it would double as a billy club to defend against enraged drivers and apocalypse zombies.
How many million Lira does it cost?
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Uh oh. If y'all have been paying attention, you know that I'm a sucker for those Silca Eye-talian tools and accessories, and I just came across this -



It's 9.5", which is a little more than I want (don't do it, Michael Scott!), but it looks like it would double as a billy club to defend against enraged drivers and apocalypse zombies.
Totally. Those Italians tried to spell tactical, missed it by that much.
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I went out and did The Beast on Candella's today. 2 sets of 3x2' 130% w/2' rest, then 3x1' max w/1 minute rest, then 6x30" max 5' rest between sets. This was always an ass-kicker, simply because it is. This year, I actually went up in power as the 2' went on, which is amazing, at least for me. I attribute it to the 4x2' w/1' rest x 4 I did throughout the winter, on the %*($%#@#% trainer. Those let me think 2 whole minutes between, was like a vacation... Of course, there were numerous cyclists out, but I didn't give them 6 feet, because I still don't want to get flattened. That stretch has gone from the road to nowhere, to the Monaco Grand Prix.
(sniffs the above paragraph suspiciously) looks an awful lot like an algebra storey problem.

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The Stand. You know, because Boulder IS the safe haven.
my daughter literally just borrowed that book from me yesterday.
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How many million Lira does it cost?
Not too bad - $55 at REI (and I'd get another 10% back in dividends for being a member and another 5% if I use my REI credit card).

Looks like they have a bluetooth version () for $$$.
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Not too bad - $55 at REI (and I'd get another 10% back in dividends for being a member and another 5% if I use my REI credit card).

Looks like they have a bluetooth version () for $$$.
That’s the one I was thinking has a 3 digit price tag.
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Vaya con dios. See you in 7 hours.
At baggage claim. No health screening here. I noticed they separated travelers who had been elsewhere than UK and Ireland at US immigration in Dublin. That must have been what that was about.
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Uh oh.



It's 9.5", which is a little more than I want (don't do it, Michael Scott!),
oh man did I lol
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At baggage claim. No health screening here. I noticed they separated travelers who had been elsewhere than UK and Ireland at US immigration in Dublin. That must have been what that was about.
Welcome home.
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I understand it's the real deal, and believe me, I'm not minimizing this by any stretch. I get CDPHE emails about every 20 minutes, with updates and results. I'm just concerned about the odd picking and choosing. We shut down all sporting events here, including all the state championships, yet held a Post Malone concert two nights later. We all know what a request from the government means, simply because the all about me bunch, will poo poo that line of thinking. Seriously, the selective enforcement is just mind boggling to me.
The Post Malone concert was dumb. That's on Polis.
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Realize the shorter the pump, the more strokes you will need.
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I have 2 lyzene pumps. $30.00 ish apiece on ebay. One is a mini, the other is a super mini oddly enough they were about the same price.
I was a co2 user for a long time. Then last year I got caught in a rain storm. Instant flat tire. 5 min. Later, another flat tire. I limped it to a lbs on the second tube that had a slow leak. Suffered through a financial raping, $12.00 tube that I installed. They did let me use thier pump though. I switched to a pump after that. I could have nursed the slow leaker all the way home , or tried a knot in the tube and pumped it up. But 2 cartridges, that's all she wrote.
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I'm a little concerned about the number of pump strokes that it would take
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