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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-16-19, 07:00 PM
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Or he could go back to the shop and get them fix it.
That was my suggestion. Stay tuned for updates, as they happen.
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In the absence of his wingman, @rjones28 is in second place, 100 posts back. Sad!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That was my suggestion. Stay tuned for updates, as they happen.
From time-to-time a tubeless set up doesn't take on the first try. I redid one on Saturday.
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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 06-16-19, 07:18 PM
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In the absence of his wingman, @rjones28 is in second place, 100 posts back. Sad!
I've been busy elsewhere.
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One of my friends has drunk the tubeless Kool Aid. He has the LBS do all his wrenching. He just got new Sprcialized tires put on.

I asked how he likes them, he says they are fine but lose all their air overnight. I told him that’s NOT normal and he should insist that they find/fix the leak(s). I told him best guess is at valve. His previous tires were Hutchinsons and did not lose air.
Specialized tyres??? Ahem, that's 2bliss, not tubeless.
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Or he could go back to the shop and get them fix it.
That's not how we do it anymore.
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Old 06-16-19, 08:04 PM
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SPOILER ALERT: If you cannot countenance fast food of the trashiest kind, read no further. But if you have adventure in your soul, be aware that for a limited time McDonald’s is offering a Stroopwaffel Macflurrie. Jus’ sayin’.
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SPOILER ALERT: If you cannot countenance fast food of the trashiest kind, read no further. But if you have adventure in your soul, be aware that for a limited time McDonald’s is offering a Stroopwaffel Macflurrie. Jus’ sayin’.
I’d hit it.
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I had some local red wine with my cheese burger tonight.
I'm sipping on my nightcap as we speak. 19 Crimes, The Uprising.
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I don't have a problem hitting the hay at 8:00-8:30 on school nights.
You're still in school? Man, talk about tenacity.
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You're still in school? Man, talk about tenacity.
I know, right? Some of us never learn.
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Old 06-17-19, 05:43 AM
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Non-cycling content question:

My lawn tractor motor is on its way out, I fear. It's 18 years old and I have done so-so maintenance (change oil every 2 years not every year), the last few times I have used it, it sounds lounder/scraping type engine noise and it's burning oil about 1/2 quart per hour of use, with some blue smoke coming out, and a modest but notable decrease in power.

I really don't want to sink much $$ into the thing as it's been quite reliable and 18 years old, but I am wondering if I can get another season out of it if I put some type of additive in, like Seafoam to clean up whatever is gunked up in there. I figure I have little to lose if it's about to die anyway.

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Old 06-17-19, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
SPOILER ALERT: If you cannot countenance fast food of the trashiest kind, read no further. But if you have adventure in your soul, be aware that for a limited time McDonald’s is offering a Stroopwaffel Macflurrie. Jus’ sayin’.
Wait, wait - WHAT?!

BRB - gotta go to Mickey D's.
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Non-cycling content question:

My lawn tractor motor is on its way out, I fear. It's 18 years old and I have done so-so maintenance (change oil every 2 years not every year), the last few times I have used it, it sounds lounder/scraping type engine noise and it's burning oil about 1/2 quart per hour of use, with some blue smoke coming out, and a modest but notable decrease in power.

I really don't want to sink much $$ into the thing as it's been quite reliable and 18 years old, but I am wondering if I can get another season out of it if I put some type of additive in, like Seafoam to clean up whatever is gunked up in there. I figure I have little to lose if it's about to die anyway.

Thoughts??
A few.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
A few.
I knew I could count on you. I KNEW it!
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The Saturn pollutes, the lawnmower pollutes, win-win!
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All of their air? How the hell could he think that this is normal? It does sometimes take a day or two for the sealant to find and seal all of the little leaks, but losing all pressure overnight is... wow. Bad.
+1

Losing all the air is not normal. I suspect the valve is over-tightened onto the rim, or the valve internals aren't sealing.
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Old 06-17-19, 08:20 AM
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It looks like @BillyD might have some nice weather when he visits AZ. Hot, but not too bad.

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I stood in front of a package of stroopwaffles while in the USA. The first I'd ever seen. I didn't take the bait.
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I stood in front of a package of stroopwaffles while in the USA. The first I'd ever seen. I didn't take the bait.
I love me some stroopwafels. One of my clubmates is Dutch and brought some for us awhile back from Holland. They are good.
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I hope no one objects to my dropping a Slade video into the "We Are All Crazy" thread. It was too much of a temptation for me.

#sorrynotsorry
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Slow day. I had time to restock the inner tubes.
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Ewwwww.
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A few.
But too few to mention, right?
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But too few to mention, right?
I'm all out of ideas.
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