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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-12-20, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I have found tubeless requires 0 extra effort for a ton of benefit
Without a compressor, that's not true for me.
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Old 07-12-20, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Without a compressor, that's not true for me.
Maybe I’m just lucky, but I’ve never had a problem getting GP 5000 to seat with anything but my crappy Blackburn pump both on the stock R3 wheels and my Industry 9 wheels.
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Old 07-12-20, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Maybe I’m just lucky, but I’ve never had a problem getting GP 5000 to seat with anything but my crappy Blackburn pump both on the stock R3 wheels and my Industry 9 wheels.
Hmm... I could do that with Hutchinsons but not the GP5Ks. And with a good Spesh floor pump.

Ah well, happy with my Michelins for now.
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Old 07-12-20, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Only got up to 114° on the back porch. They were saying 117°, so whew, dodged that bullet.
Supposed to drop into the 90s this week and maybe even the high 80s by Wednesday.

I rode Saturday with a group and we got done before noon but it was still hot. We split into smaller groups as longer, hillier options appeared. Two of the women hung in there and did all the climbs without complaining, even a short dirt section, too. I look forward to riding with them again.

Today I rode alone and did some local climbs including a 14% section and I felt pretty good, considering my neighbors have had parties 2 nights in a row and I haven't had much sleep. Maybe that's the key, get so sleep deprived that I don't notice heat or discomfort.
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Old 07-12-20, 06:53 PM
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So, the thing here is I have to use levers to put the tire on. So I pinched the tubes with the lever, one flat was from a spoke hole. I just finished patching them all plus 4 more.
Could it be due to thier being 23 mm tires?
I put the Michelins on no problem, no flats I just didn't care for the dead ride they gave.
I also tried a wire bead ultra deport I have due to an ordering error. Also No bueno. Can't remember when I've been this frustrated.
Also had a flat on my recovery ride this morning. Had to use my only surviving backup tube to get back to the car.
You're probably not using Pedro's levers. And a bead jack.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I agree. He can give me reason to like a song I previously wasn't that fond of.
I don't know, I was never a fan of Yes (mostly didn't like Anderson's voice) and no amount of analysis can change that. When their songs would come on at work my response was "No Yes".
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Old 07-12-20, 07:15 PM
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I can get down to some Boston.
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Old 07-12-20, 07:25 PM
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My seasonal Cat2 neighbor came to town. He's always got a fun vehicle, but this one is capturing the spirit of the moment for me -

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Ugh, I have to go back to work tomorrow
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Ugh, I have to go back to work tomorrow

sure you don’t.
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whyfi what happened to rounding your miles up?
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Old 07-12-20, 07:33 PM
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My seasonal Cat2 neighbor came to town. He's always got a fun vehicle, but this one is capturing the spirit of the moment for me -

A 4wd sprinter. I'm envious. I want.
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whyfi what happened to rounding your miles up?
I forgot. Oh well.
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Old 07-12-20, 07:57 PM
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A 4wd sprinter. I'm envious. I want.
A Winnebago'd 4wd Sprinter. He showed me around a bit - stove, bathroom with shower, motorized bed that raises/lowers, solar panels on the roof, etc etc. Being a bike nut, he also has a rack on the back.
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A Winnebago'd 4wd Sprinter. He showed me around a bit - stove, bathroom with shower, motorized bed that raises/lowers, solar panels on the roof, etc etc. Being a bike nut, he also has a rack on the back.
oh. hell. yes. Of course I can't afford such a flash camper van.

I'll just have to settle for this.

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oh. hell. yes. Of course I can't afford such a flash camper van.
I looked it up a little earlier. Yeah, if we sold our house we could buy one. One. Not two.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I forgot. Oh well.
Its not midnight yet.
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Old 07-12-20, 08:16 PM
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Its not midnight yet.
But it is margarita time.
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But it is margarita time.
Pour it in your bidon!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
sarcasm?
Absolutely, and a sincere thank you.
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Absolutely, and a sincere thank you.
I aim to please
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Old 07-12-20, 08:50 PM
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A Winnebago'd 4wd Sprinter. He showed me around a bit - stove, bathroom with shower, motorized bed that raises/lowers, solar panels on the roof, etc etc. Being a bike nut, he also has a rack on the back.
fancy
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A Winnebago'd 4wd Sprinter. He showed me around a bit - stove, bathroom with shower, motorized bed that raises/lowers, solar panels on the roof, etc etc. Being a bike nut, he also has a rack on the back.
Wait, there's a shower in that van?
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oh. hell. yes. Of course I can't afford such a flash camper van.

I'll just have to settle for this.

I'd go C&V too...

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I looked it up a little earlier. Yeah, if we sold our house we could buy one. One. Not two.
I just looked at the price of the equivalent available here. I probably couldn't afford one even it I sold my house.
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