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LesterOfPuppets 07-07-20 07:36 PM

In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a2867799db.jpg

rjones28 07-07-20 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21575179)
I was thinking of doing some work on my fatbike today (chopping the steerer and lubing chain) but it's 120°+ in the garage right now and it's not supposed to drop below 100° outside 'til 11pm or so.

Midnight wrench session.

BillyD 07-07-20 07:41 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21575160)
Oh yeah, that’s a whole other level of bad, those people will have their own level of hell, right there with abusers and people talk at the movie theaters!

I wonder what level lawyers (present company excluded) and used car salesmen will get.

rjones28 07-07-20 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21575195)
In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a2867799db.jpg

Oh yeah.

big john 07-07-20 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21575176)
The season formerly known is summer is all but done. Sad..

I wish, just getting started here. Lots of 100s in my future, at least 4 small brush fires today.

Velo Vol 07-07-20 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21575217)
I wish, just getting started here. Lots of 100s in my future, at least 4 small brush fires today.

Some schools are starting in two weeks.

big john 07-07-20 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21575195)
In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21575197)
Midnight wrench session.

Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one but I'm fat-curious.

gnome 07-07-20 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21575205)
I wonder what level lawyers (present company excluded) and used car salesmen will get.

probably down at the ninth level. alongside politicians.

datlas 07-07-20 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21575190)
Ah, so that's why the Vimovo says, "Do not crush." (not that I was tempted to)

Speaking of which, generic V isn't covered so the nurse's plan B is naproxen + esomeprazole. Is that a sensible solution, given my daily prednisone?

Reasonable.

big john 07-07-20 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21575224)

I don't think any decision has been made by the school district here yet. Only 650,000 students in LA Unified. All of my schooling was with that district.

fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.

We also had dress code until my senior year. No jeans, no facial hair, no hair touching your ears, and girls had to wear dresses.

WhyFi 07-07-20 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21575192)
Brooklyn will always deliver.

I want to say that they were originally from Oklahoma. The hubby was a big-time Sooner fan. Why they decided on NYC and LA, consecutively, is beyond me.

rjones28 07-07-20 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21575228)
Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one but I'm fat-curious.

I'm not a real mountain biker. Fat bike can do snow and single track. One bike to rule them all, unless you are a real mountain biker. It's not fast, but it's fun.

Velo Vol 07-07-20 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21575241)
Reasonable.

Should I ask about something else? I've an appointment Monday.

Velo Vol 07-07-20 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21575245)
fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.

wut

Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury

big john 07-07-20 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21575249)
I'm not a real mountain biker. Fat bike can do snow and single track. One bike to rule them all, unless you are a real mountain biker. It's not fast, but it's fun.

I'm sure it's a blast in the snow. I used to ride an old Trek hardtail in the snow and I loved it. Had to be the right kind of snow, though. If it got too slushy forget it.

big john 07-07-20 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21575262)
wut

Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury

The worst buildings were the portable bungalows which contained 2 classrooms. Those things had poor insulation and they were the suck on a hot day.

Velo Vol 07-07-20 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21575262)
Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury

No internets until college, though. :o

seedsbelize 07-07-20 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21575245)
I don't think any decision has been made by the school district here yet. Only 650,000 students in LA Unified. All of my schooling was with that district.

fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.

We also had dress code until my senior year. No jeans, no facial hair, no hair touching your ears, and girls had to wear dresses.

Did they have to kneel and make sure their skirt touched the floor?

DougRNS 07-07-20 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21575262)
wut

Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury

No A/C for DougRNS, I just HTFU.

Full disclosure:
In PA, it was only bad the first week or two at the beginning and end of the year.

This was before your fellow Tennessean Al Gore invented the internet, global warming and inconvenient truths.

LesterOfPuppets 07-07-20 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21575228)
Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one but I'm fat-curious.

I just have 2.8" plus tires on mine, and it's super fun in the snow!

Down here in the desert it's fun to ride full rigid that doesn't beat you up, and they float across sandy washes with aplomb.

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LesterOfPuppets 07-07-20 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21575245)
I don't think any decision has been made by the school district here yet. Only 650,000 students in LA Unified. All of my schooling was with that district.

fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.

We also had dress code until my senior year. No jeans, no facial hair, no hair touching your ears, and girls had to wear dresses.

No AC for me til I got to middle school in AZ.

I have no idea how I survived school sans-AC in NC. May had to have hurt just a little.

abshipp 07-07-20 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21575195)
In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...

Sweet!

What rims and tires?

LesterOfPuppets 07-07-20 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21575336)
Sweet!

What rims and tires?

Stan's Sentry for rims.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...&category=3649

Dunno about tires yet really.

I'll probably lace some 26er fat rims to those hubs if/when we get back close to some snow.

Velo Vol 07-07-20 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21575305)
No A/C for DougRNS, I just HTFU.

Uh huh. Got your windows open now?

big john 07-07-20 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21575304)
Did they have to kneel and make sure their skirt touched the floor?

I don't remember that but one of my teachers was not happy that girls would be allowed to wear pants and he fought against it. He was pretty young, too.


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