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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-07-20, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence .
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.
Sweet! Look forward to the pictures. We're not a bad influence, we're just good at connecting your inner bike self to your wallet.
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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 05-07-20, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence .
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.

Where did you order the stages from? I was waiting for over a month before I just said screw it and bought Vector 3
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Old 05-07-20, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Where did you order the stages from? I was waiting for over a month before I just said screw it and bought Vector 3
Competitive Cyclist, but they're not expecting a shipment to arrive until next week I think? Placed the order 10 days ago. That was the only place that even attempted to give a time frame.
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Old 05-07-20, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence .
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.

sounds fancy
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Old 05-07-20, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence .
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.
That's one heckuva nice parts list!

Also, the concept that "investment" only correctly refers to monetary investment for monetary return is the product of internet know-it-alls. No quotation marks are needed.
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Old 05-07-20, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence .
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.
Did you get a good deal? Check with the 41’ers and report back.
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Old 05-07-20, 02:51 PM
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You’re all invited to my next cookout. Any recommendations for a cheese?


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Old 05-07-20, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You’re all invited to my next cookout. Any recommendations for a cheese?


Almost a year old, does that make it a fossil??
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Old 05-07-20, 04:17 PM
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Subjective. There's sharp and then there's sharp. There's cooking and then there's cooking. If you do a lot of cooking, you'll probably appreciate sharp.



I do a lot of cooking. Regular ol sharp is good enough for me.
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Old 05-07-20, 04:18 PM
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I don’t need orgasmic sharp
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Old 05-07-20, 04:18 PM
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I had to run to Twin Six to pick up some bandanas and then to the store for.... stuff.

An abomination. Sorry.
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Almost a year old, does that make it a fossil??
COVID-19-free.
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I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. .
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Today I was “working” from home. That consisted of a short mtb ride, walking the dogs, some paperwork, some phone calls, receiving two Instacart orders, using up the withering tomatoes (salsa roja and chicken tortilla soup, which in turn used up the chicken stock and most of the corn tortillas), having lunch (chicken tortilla soup), texting my intern, using up the overripe bananas (banana chocolate chip muffins and a banana chocolate chip snack cake that is soon to be iced with peanut butter buttercream), individually wrapping and packaging the muffins for the freezer, and then checking out the Addiction thread.

Soonish we shall throw some brats in the smoker.

I am restocked with limes which means that I’ll go for a Classic Daiquiri made with that fancy pineapple rum. Once it gets to an acceptable cocktailing time of the day.
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An abomination. Sorry.
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Should I use the bang-for-buck argument to try and convince my wife I should get a motorcycle?
Dont do it! You won’t have any money left for bikes man!

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That’s what I need for my plane irons and chisels but I make do with a granite surface plate and sand paper for now. If mr Paul sellers is to believe, I may get away with cheap, thin “plated” diamond strips, but I do want 8”x3” dmt plates.
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Also, y'all are a bad influence .
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We prefer “enablers”.
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An abomination. Sorry.
datlas and Bah Humbug convinced me that I had to try it out. Blame them.
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Anyone ride 57cm looking for a Paramount? This one's in Laramie, but asking big money $1300

Needs a white saddle really bad!

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I don’t need orgasmic sharp
Few do, but orgasmic is oh-so-fun.
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Anyone ride 57cm looking for a Paramount? This one's in Laramie, but asking big money $1300
$1300? That seems outrageous. Is it really that collectible/desirable?
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Hey WhyFi

Classic Hemingway Daiquiri

2 oz Plantation Stebbins fancy pineapple rum
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup

Shaken in a cocktail shaker with ice

So good. I babysitting the smoker.

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datlas and Bah Humbug convinced me that I had to try it out. Blame them.
Peer pressure!
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Lol. I picked up the boxes and thought they were empty. Had my budget been able to stretch to carbon rims I think they could have floated here.


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Found this on today's ride.


Not sure Who left it here.
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