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Jadesfire 04-04-20 02:33 PM

Forewent a ride today in favor of stimulating the local economy by getting a burger (take-out, of course) from one of the most popular local restaurants. 1 o'clock on a Saturday usually means about a 30 minute wait, even for bar seating in normal times. Today, one car pulled out of the lot as I pulled in, and there were only 4 tickets waiting after mine on the table outside. They got a 100% tip from me today even though I know that's not really going to help anything. Long walk and some jump-rope this evening, longer ride tomorrow.
The news last night was reporting that places like Commander's Palace are partnering with Rouses supermarket, packaging up their most famous dishes and selling them there. So that's something, at least- improvising and adapting.

ls01 04-04-20 02:39 PM

Nice little 23 mile ride. A touch colder than I like but whatever.
​​​​​​ Hang in there Datlas. Been there a few times I know how you feel.

abshipp 04-04-20 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400609)
The new hipster white wheel set comes with a fixed gear installed but nothing on the freewheel side. I am not hip or foolish enough to hi fixed so I want to transfer the SS freewheel from the shot wheel to the new one. The lock ring does not take a typical freewheel tool. Any suggestions??

I think you need this tool.

I've used various tools like a flat blade screwdriver and a hammer to remove one, but it wasn't pretty.

I could let you borrow mine if you don't want to buy one.

rjones28 04-04-20 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400654)
Failed. Canít get enough torque. Might just buy a SS freewheel from ScamBay for $7 and ask the LBS to take this off once COVID19 situation better.


datlas 04-04-20 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21400691)
I think you need this tool.

I've used various tools like a flat blade screwdriver and a hammer to remove one, but it wasn't pretty.

I could let you borrow mine if you don't want to buy one.

One of my friends has the tool and will help next week.

datlas 04-04-20 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21400706)

I saw that and tried the method. No luck. Itís a crappy BD bike and itís possible the threads are seized. If my friend canít get it off with his tool, I will get a new one from ScamBay for $7.

Yes, I know. Family forum!

abshipp 04-04-20 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400758)
One of my friends has the tool and will help next week.

:thumb:

datlas 04-04-20 03:49 PM

I wonder why patentcad has not dropped by. If he is sheltering in place, you would think the boredom factor would have kicked in.

datlas 04-04-20 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400644)
We’ll be fine and I’m not even sure I how I feel about my wife going back to work, given the risks. It’s just all the years of sweat equity and good will the old partners have built up in the practice and the implicit promise they made the young ones, all of whom had to buy in. It would be a shame to see that end with a whimper.

This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a with a whimper.

#TheHollowMen

Velo Vol 04-04-20 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21400676)
Long walk and some jump-rope this evening, longer ride tomorrow.

Oh?

[RIP coasting]

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21400676)
Forewent a ride today in favor of stimulating the local economy by getting a burger (take-out, of course) from one of the most popular local restaurants. 1 o'clock on a Saturday usually means about a 30 minute wait, even for bar seating in normal times. Today, one car pulled out of the lot as I pulled in, and there were only 4 tickets waiting after mine on the table outside. They got a 100% tip from me today even though I know that's not really going to help anything. Long walk and some jump-rope this evening, longer ride tomorrow.
The news last night was reporting that places like Commander's Palace are partnering with Rouses supermarket, packaging up their most famous dishes and selling them there. So that's something, at least- improvising and adapting.

Good for you. We'll do Thai again tomorrow, and give them a good tip as well. It does help. It may, unfortunately, not be enough.

BillyD 04-04-20 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400765)
I wonder why patentcad has not dropped by. If he is sheltering in place, you would think the boredom factor would have kicked in.

He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400635)
Thatís what I want. We need a meeting of the minds.

I do not envy you your position. I was rather rational at that age, relatively, but I think even I would have felt like my world was ending.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400813)
He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

Wait but... then why am I here? :foo:

Also, aren't you married yourself?

datlas 04-04-20 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400813)
He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

I see what you did there.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400838)
I see what you did there.

That was actually the first word I processed out of that post. Sad times...

Pirkaus 04-04-20 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21400847)
That was actually the first word I processed out of that post. Sad times...

indeed

MoAlpha 04-04-20 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400813)
He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

I seem to need both.

MoAlpha 04-04-20 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21400706)

Mnyeh, only if it’s not really on there. Had that work maybe 1/30 times, even using a vise. And 8 of those times the business end of the screwdriver has caused an alteration in skin integrity to some part of my body.

sbxx1985 04-04-20 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21400788)
Oh?

[RIP coasting]

Well done.

sbxx1985 04-04-20 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400644)
It would be a shame to see that end with a whimper.

How many people are saying the same thing. Good luck to her.

Good luck with your practice, datlas. My sister's law firm in Boston is in the same position.

BillyD 04-04-20 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21400816)
Wait but... then why am I here? :foo:

Also, aren't you married yourself?

Yes, but you see, pre-marriage and post-marriage women are not the same. I was talking about pre-marriage womenz. Whole different ballgame.

seedsbelize 04-04-20 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21400531)
I miss the first tyres I'd put on there after yanking the stock 2-pound brown wire beads. These were apparently race-day CX treads though, as I chewed them up in no time...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...783d43ad77.jpg

Pretty bike

Velo Vol 04-04-20 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21400870)
Well done.

As I recall, the Limeys call it skip rope.

Jadesfire what's your skip rope routine?

sbxx1985 04-04-20 05:03 PM

It's hard. Me and my Kenmore 385 series spent a lot of time today understanding each other.


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21399507)



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