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Addiction LXXV

Old 07-22-19, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I think so, but your premium might increase.
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It depends on the deductible too.
Not applicable. thanks
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Old 07-22-19, 05:23 PM
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Eesh. Good luck with that. These Shimano pistons look like a pain in the ass to try and service. When my bleed block slipped and a piston got wonky and started leaking, I took about 5 minutes of putzing before deciding to just buy a new caliper.
Problem fixed with a little careful putzing and some judicious futzing. No faffing at all.
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Old 07-22-19, 05:31 PM
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Problem fixed with a little careful putzing and some judicious futzing. No faffing at all.
No faffing?! Win!!
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Old 07-22-19, 05:46 PM
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No faffing?! Win!!
Faffing antagonizes successfulness.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:16 PM
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That doesn't seem very energy efficient.
It's a smudgepot. They're pigs.
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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 07-22-19, 06:43 PM
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I’ve done quite a bit of cave diving in the past so helmet with a light is second nature to me. Gotta feed the inner dorkiness.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Eesh. Good luck with that. These Shimano pistons look like a pain in the ass to try and service. When my bleed block slipped and a piston got wonky and started leaking, I took about 5 minutes of putzing before deciding to just buy a new caliper.
Oh boy.
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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 07-22-19, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Low putz threshold. Sad.
Indeed.
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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 07-22-19, 06:55 PM
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Is it a Swiss Army knife?
I mainly use this at the shop.

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Oh boy.
That was a while back - try to keep up.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:58 PM
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But I also have the Swiss Army knife in my pocket. I used the onboard tweezers, just the other day, to remove a bit of derailleur cable from my thumb.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:03 PM
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That was a while back - try to keep up.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:04 PM
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I stripped the paint on the Fuji fork I have in the Basso frame. Tempted to stick with it now instead of getting a crabon frok for it.

before:

after:
Much betterer.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:08 PM
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Exactly. A helmet-mounted light on the road comes close to the quintessence of dorkism. Used in blinky-winky mode in daylight, it would transcend dorky and approach a plane of uncoolness for which there is no word.
Fred would cover that.
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Old 07-22-19, 07:11 PM
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Old 07-22-19, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Makel View Post
Quoting to reveal the invisible link. What will it be?
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Old 07-22-19, 07:17 PM
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I dropped in to get a chamoyada and the little lady decided to get an elote - that funky cheese is really stankin up the minivan.

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Old 07-22-19, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
But I also have the Swiss Army knife in my pocket. I used the onboard tweezers, just the other day, to remove a bit of derailleur cable from my thumb.
You submit your Purple Heart papers?
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I dunno how it works I guess.
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I mainly use this at the shop.

I have the same knife, except a tamto blade point. Very handy, very nice locking, and opening.

My Question about the Swiss Army knife is because everywhere I go someone else also has a Swiss Army Knife. In a room full of people usually half have one in their pocket. Ask everyone in the shop tomorrow, I bet half will have one. I thought you would have one. All my seat bags have one, and so do my panniers. In high school mine was called the Swiss Party knife, I could always open a bottle, a can, and remove a cork.

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Quoting to reveal the invisible link. What will it be?
Thanks
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Pffft.
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Made it.

12 miles from home two or three rain drops. Speed up.
6 miles from home speed up a little more just a couple drops.
1 miles from home just one tiny drop. Maximum power...….
Get home, put the bike in the garage, walk to the house, open the door and step onto the porch (with a roof).

Rain starts !!! Made it !!
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Made it.

12 miles from home two or three rain drops. Speed up.
6 miles from home speed up a little more just a couple drops.
1 miles from home just one tiny drop. Maximum power...….
Get home, put the bike in the garage, walk to the house, open the door and step onto the porch (with a roof).

Rain starts !!! Made it !!
Woohoo!
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Do you get notifications when they shut down an Addiction thread?
I came back to the 41 for the first time in a while and see this thread locked. What a bunch of gremlins.
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