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rjones28 04-27-20 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21441906)
Google says 30,000 Americans get it a year.

1.3 million people have RA.

So, you win?

MoAlpha 04-27-20 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21441929)
There's a black plastic guide on the bottom of the BB, but it doesn't extend the entirety of the cable contact; the cable sits in a groove where the cable comes up between the chainstays, but that looks to be... frame. No slickery treatment of any kind that I can see.



Yup, that's what it's like on the Haanjo and Cervelo - very light.

My 7800 and 5800 feel better than the 6800 on the Cervélo.

How much effort does it take to add one little accent, huh?

WhyFi 04-27-20 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21441932)
Thanks for the idea. I was wondering too. Even with that stuff, the front action on my R3 is not exactly light. Might benefit from a schpritz of PTFE.

I originally thought that someone might have done of poor job running the internal wiring, but when I disconnected the cable, held it taught by hand and actuated the lever, it pulled smooth and clean, so I'm assuming friction... I suppose that the FD could be borked, too, but I'll give this a try, first.

WhyFi 04-27-20 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21441945)
How much effort does it take to add one little accent, huh?

Too much for me.

MoAlpha 04-27-20 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21441946)
I originally thought that someone might have done of poor job running the internal wiring, but when I disconnected the cable, held it taught by hand and actuated the lever, it pulled smooth and clean, so I'm assuming friction... I suppose that the FD could be borked, too, but I'll give this a try, first.

Borked or horked? I think there's a difference.

LesterOfPuppets 04-27-20 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21441945)
My 7800 and 5800 feel better than the 6800 on the Cervélo.

How much effort does it take to add one little accent, huh?

Super easy on the phone. On the computer? Ain't nobody got time for that.

Oh, you weren't talking about the é were you?

Or maybe you were? I dunno, coffee is brewing still.
:)

WhyFi 04-27-20 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21441951)
Borked or horked? I think there's a difference.

Forked?

BillyD 04-27-20 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21441808)
Do you like raspberries?

Yes.

seedsbelize 04-27-20 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21441790)
The tractor I drive on the lawn is not this fancy. #Farming seedsbelize

https://twitter.com/AGofTheWorld/sta...65311269273602

Educational. I had no idea. Our tractor was a Ford 9N, from the fifties or sixties.

BillyD 04-27-20 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21441896)
The thing that typically clears up with a Z-pack or some penicillin?

Yeah, but I think they need to step it up a notch.

BillyD 04-27-20 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21441906)
Google says 30,000 Americans get it a year.

1.3 million people have RA.

**** google.

seedsbelize 04-27-20 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21441945)
My 7800 and 5800 feel better than the 6800 on the Cervélo.

How much effort does it take to add one little accent, huh?

If you're on a keypad that regularly types Spanish or English, it becomes very easy

MoAlpha 04-27-20 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21441980)
Super easy on the phone. On the computer? Ain't nobody got time for that.

Oh, you weren't talking about the é were you?

Or maybe you were? I dunno, coffee is brewing still.
:)

I mean if you're going to go to the trouble and expense of having, like, a super nice, totally exclusive, bike that distinguishes you from the Freds JRA on any old junk...

seedsbelize 04-27-20 01:01 PM

I went into town, this morning, to have my stitches removed. Much more painful than I was expecting. Then I picked up some dog food and went to the pharmacy. As i was pulling out of the parking spot, I tapped a previously invisible moto, with a young woman aboard.
The paramedics came and pronounced no fractures. Then off we went to the police station and she to the dr. A mechanic came by and made a repair estimate. Eventually the young woman and her mother returned with the dr bill, and the chief gathered us all together to explain what's what. Then we had to wait for the police lawyer, to make it all official. Damage to the bike, plus dr. bill cost me US$90, and another $40 for the fine. They gave me half off the fine because I was cooperative and paid it promptly. I didn't have the money on me, and my wife wasn't answering, so two policemen drove me to the house to pick up the money.
After it was all over, I had the distinct feeling I'd been processed by Sherrif Taylor and Deputy Fife.

MoAlpha 04-27-20 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21442025)
If you're on a keypad that regularly types Spanish or English, it becomes very easy

Not nearly as much trouble as switching to Icelandic to Icelandic to do this: :Ţ

MoAlpha 04-27-20 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21442065)
I went into town, this morning, to have my stitches removed. Much more painful than I was expecting. Then I picked up some dog food and went to the pharmacy. As i was pulling out of the parking spot, I tapped a previously invisible moto, with a young woman aboard.
The paramedics came and pronounced no fractures. Then off we went to the police station and she to the dr. A mechanic came by and made a repair estimate. Eventually the young woman and her mother returned with the dr bill, and the chief gathered us all together to explain what's what. Then we had to wait for the police lawyer, to make it all official. Damage to the bike, plus dr. bill cost me US$90, and another $40 for the fine. They gave me half off the fine because I was cooperative and paid it promptly. I didn't have the money on me, and my wife wasn't answering, so two policemen drove me to the house to pick up the money.
After it was all over, I had the distinct feeling I'd been processed by Sherrif Taylor and Deputy Fife.

That would have been my first thought, but if true you got off cheap!

seedsbelize 04-27-20 01:07 PM

The chief lowered his mask to talk, zero social distancing, some took their masks off completely, inside the tiny station. I stayed as close to the window as I could, and even stepped out into the sun when that option presented itself. And yet we still have only one or two confirmed cases here. Hard to imagine why.
And, uptown in general, one would never guess that the country just entered critical stage. Or there was any threat at all. Unnerving.

seedsbelize 04-27-20 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21442073)
That would have been my first thought, but if true you got off cheap!

Why would I lie? Yes, I was quite impressed with the mechanic and his estimate. The fork was bent, but he said he could straighten it. Both mirrors, headlight, brake and clutch? pedal replacement. And $10 labor. We live in Mayberry. The dr bill was $16

LesterOfPuppets 04-27-20 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21442062)
I mean if you're going to go to the trouble and expense of having, like, a super nice, totally exclusive, bike that distinguishes you from the Freds JRA on any old junk...

I guess if I had a Cérvelo I'd learn the alt code so I could spell it right on the computer too. This is the only one I'll ever know °

LesterOfPuppets 04-27-20 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21442065)
I went into town, this morning, to have my stitches removed. Much more painful than I was expecting. Then I picked up some dog food and went to the pharmacy. As i was pulling out of the parking spot, I tapped a previously invisible moto, with a young woman aboard.
The paramedics came and pronounced no fractures. Then off we went to the police station and she to the dr. A mechanic came by and made a repair estimate. Eventually the young woman and her mother returned with the dr bill, and the chief gathered us all together to explain what's what. Then we had to wait for the police lawyer, to make it all official. Damage to the bike, plus dr. bill cost me US$90, and another $40 for the fine. They gave me half off the fine because I was cooperative and paid it promptly. I didn't have the money on me, and my wife wasn't answering, so two policemen drove me to the house to pick up the money.
After it was all over, I had the distinct feeling I'd been processed by Sherrif Taylor and Deputy Fife.

Man, too bad it's too hot there year round.

MoAlpha 04-27-20 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21442096)
Why would I lie? Yes, I was quite impressed with the mechanic and his estimate. The fork was bent, but he said he could straighten it. Both mirrors, headlight, brake and clutch? pedal replacement. And $10 labor. We live in Mayberry. The dr bill was $16

Yeah, I guess an orthopod and a grand or two would have been involved if they were really running a game on you.

seedsbelize 04-27-20 01:16 PM

And now I know how the system works. Oh, and my paramedic, from the finger amputation, walked by and asked me how I was doing. And we chatted for a bit. A wonderful experience all around. It has left a smile on my face.

abshipp 04-27-20 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21442102)
I guess if I had a Cérvelo I'd learn the alt code so I could spell it right on the computer too. This is the only one I'll ever know °

It's "Cervélo" not "Cérvelo". Get it right, Fred. :innocent:

I use these almost daily:

Ř
±
°

BillyD 04-27-20 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21441925)

PTLDS. I've had Lyme two distinct times. Just last month all ten of my tested bands were positive, yet who can say whether it's from past infections or a new one. I vote "past" because of the absence of aches. But yet the fatigue is dramatic at times.

Probably my most accurate fatigue indicator has always been softball. If I enter the dugout in between innings and anxiously need to sit down yet most of my teammates are fine standing and moving about then I know for certain there's a problem. When the second inning feels like the eight inning I know there's a problem. Unfortunately covid has negated softball this year so it's hard to gauge how bad the fatigue is. It seems pretty good but I'm not sure. But hey, it's better than CV19.

seedsbelize 04-27-20 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21442108)
Man, too bad it's too hot there year round.

Takes about five years to fully acclimate. Then you're good to go.


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