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Old 07-31-20, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Are you battling flat eartherism?
No sense in trying to reason with those idiots.

Anyone with half a brain can see that the Earth is round.

The ley line intersections on which aliens built the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, and Chichen Itza don't work on a flat Earth.

Obviously.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
No sense in trying to reason with those idiots.

Anyone with half a brain can see that the Earth is round.

The ley line intersections on which aliens built the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, and Chichen Itza don't work on a flat Earth.

Obviously.
There’s a great documentary about Flat Earther’s on Netflix
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Old 07-31-20, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
There’s a great documentary about Flat Earther’s on Netflix
I still find it difficult to believe that there are adults who think the Earth is flat. I think "Flat Earth Cosmologists" who try to come up with explanations for all the observed phenomena are just putting us on. The mental gymnastics you have to do in order to make even half of it work are just ridiculous. I mean, there's literally no way to make sense of something as simple as sunrise and sunset. Or gravity.
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Old 07-31-20, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I still find it difficult to believe that there are adults who think the Earth is flat. I think "Flat Earth Cosmologists" who try to come up with explanations for all the observed phenomena are just putting us on. The mental gymnastics you have to do in order to make even half of it work are just ridiculous. I mean, there's literally no way to make sense of something as simple as sunrise and sunset. Or gravity.
I can't tell if the earth is round, but I climb enough hills to know it's certainly not flat.

Geesh.
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Pretty sweet goat jersey. Must be a tri goat with the sleevelessness.

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Tempe rail bridge update. They're already doing work on the truss, possibly part of the inspection process. Kinda surprised they're even doing that with railcars still on the structure.

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Old 07-31-20, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I can't tell if the earth is round, but I climb enough hills to know it's certainly not flat.

Geesh.
Sounds like you need more beetroot.
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Old 07-31-20, 02:28 PM
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Oh, the joys of having an 18 year old daughter. She was driving my wife's minivan home from her BF's house and overcooked a turn, hit a stump/log that was just off from the edge of the road (I know the turn, I ride by it frequently on my bike) and popped the front tire and bent the rim. Had to make call of shame to a tow truck. I am going home to put on the spare tire and hope we can get a new rim/tire locally.

Thankfully, she is ok.

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Old 07-31-20, 02:47 PM
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Oh, the joys of having an 18 year old daughter. She was driving my wife's minivan home from her BF's house and overcooked a turn, hit a stump/log that was just off from the edge of the road (I know the turn, I ride by it frequently on my bike) and popped the front tire and bent the rim. Had to make call of shame to a tow truck. I am going home to put on the spare tire and hope we can get a new rim/tire locally.

Thankfully, she is ok.

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Old 07-31-20, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Oh, the joys of having an 18 year old daughter. She was driving my wife's minivan home from her BF's house and overcooked a turn, hit a stump/log that was just off from the edge of the road (I know the turn, I ride by it frequently on my bike) and popped the front tire and bent the rim. Had to make call of shame to a tow truck. I am going home to put on the spare tire and hope we can get a new rim/tire locally.

Thankfully, she is ok.

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That's coming out of her allowance, right?
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Old 07-31-20, 03:10 PM
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That's coming out of her allowance, right?
Our daughter did a fair amount of car damage when she was learning, including driving through the garage forward and backing out with the door down. For better or worse, I don't think we charged her
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Old 07-31-20, 03:19 PM
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My son wrecked a few and to be honest, so did I when I was young.

Glad she is ok.
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Old 07-31-20, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Oh, the joys of having an 18 year old daughter. She was driving my wife's minivan home from her BF's house and overcooked a turn, hit a stump/log that was just off from the edge of the road (I know the turn, I ride by it frequently on my bike) and popped the front tire and bent the rim. Had to make call of shame to a tow truck. I am going home to put on the spare tire and hope we can get a new rim/tire locally.

Thankfully, she is ok.

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Glad she’s ok.
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Old 07-31-20, 03:30 PM
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I had 6 siblings and we all had to buy our own cars but did get limited use of Dad's cars, especially the other three brothers while they were home from military deployments. Oldest brother caved in the door on Dad's 62 Buick when he turned too sharp into the garage and then later burned down the rear seat when he threw a cigarette out and it flew into the rear seat. Someone in the house smelled smoke and found it smoldering in the garage.
I think those were the only times any of the kids messed up Daddy's ride.
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So, my SRAM eTap rear derailleur started acting up a month or so ago. First, when cornering hard to the right, the chain would shift up and then drop back down after completing the turn. With no cables or anything, I was totally puzzled. Then, about a week ago, the chain started jumping off the lower pulley occasionally. That confused me, too, but I’m easily confused anyway. Today, it started doing it continuously. I finally realized the teeth were looking pretty short. No problem, I happened to have a spare from a destroyed SRAM Red. Same pulley.

I like to keep spares of things that fail so I go online and the pair of jockey wheels are ~$130. WTF? Turns out they have ceramic bearings. I guess it’s too much to ask for a $500 derailleur to have $20 jockey wheels.
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Our daughter did a fair amount of car damage when she was learning, including driving through the garage forward and backing out with the door down. For better or worse, I don't think we charged her
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Oh, the joys of having an 18 year old daughter. She was driving my wife's minivan home from her BF's house and overcooked a turn, hit a stump/log that was just off from the edge of the road (I know the turn, I ride by it frequently on my bike) and popped the front tire and bent the rim. Had to make call of shame to a tow truck. I am going home to put on the spare tire and hope we can get a new rim/tire locally.

Thankfully, she is ok.

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Don't let her drive the Saturn!
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Came home and jacked up the car. Can’t change the tire, it’s wedged in the wheel well. Strut is bent or busted. Sad!
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Came home and jacked up the car. Can’t change the tire, it’s wedged in the wheel well. Strut is bent or busted. Sad!
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
So, my SRAM eTap rear derailleur started acting up a month or so ago. First, when cornering hard to the right, the chain would shift up and then drop back down after completing the turn. With no cables or anything, I was totally puzzled. Then, about a week ago, the chain started jumping off the lower pulley occasionally. That confused me, too, but I’m easily confused anyway. Today, it started doing it continuously. I finally realized the teeth were looking pretty short. No problem, I happened to have a spare from a destroyed SRAM Red. Same pulley.

I like to keep spares of things that fail so I go online and the pair of jockey wheels are ~$130. WTF? Turns out they have ceramic bearings. I guess it’s too much to ask for a $500 derailleur to have $20 jockey wheels.
Does it have to use the OEM jockey wheels? Maybe see if the Force ones work?
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Does it have to use the OEM jockey wheels? Maybe see if the Force ones work?
Don't know. I have a couple other SRAM derailleurs in bins and they do have different style pulleys. Also, the upper and lower pulleys are evidently different in some way because they're marked that way. Regardless, I've got more money than brains so I ordered an OEM set.
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I don't think I've ever worn out a jockey pulley on a road bike.
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Came home and jacked up the car. Can’t change the tire, it’s wedged in the wheel well. Strut is bent or busted. Sad!
Do you have collision on that vehicle?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Don't let her drive the Saturn!
Only I can drive the Saturn. It’s got a stick shift/clutch. I tried to teach mrs datlas and the girls but it was fail.
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