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bampilot06 10-04-21 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22256445)
Looks more committed or looks like they need to be committed?


more committed to brandishing and or assault.

WhyFi 10-04-21 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22256448)
In my 40 years living in Texas, I've never seen anyone "brandishing" a weapon. Not to say it never happens though.

TX has multiple groups that have meet-ups, at public establishments, with semi/autos conspicuously hanging off of them. I would consider that brandishing. *shrug*

DougRNS 10-04-21 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256451)
Maybe.

true. once I lose the weight and get better, I'll be pleasant.

genejockey 10-04-21 10:58 AM

The Ironman is getting closer to building. I spent last evening touching up the paint, having previously used Scratch-X to brighten up the paint. Then I went over the frame and hit the few spots with hints of rust with Kurust. The paint I used is close, but not perfect, so it's a good thing there were only a few spots.

Then I spent far too long re-truing the rear wheel, during which I screwed up the dishing by tightening the spokes on the wrong side - TWICE! - before I remembered that tightening spokes on that side moves the hub AWAY.

Then I took apart the B knuckle of the rear deraileur, since the bolt wasn't spinning in the knuckle as is should. Then I spent HALF AN HOUR trying to get the damn thing back together.

In the process of doing that, I had to take off the cage, so I had to spend ANOTHER half hour putting THAT knuckle back together. Now everything's working right. But I still have to clean up, grease, and reassemble the jockey wheels.

Eric F 10-04-21 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22256503)
The Ironman is getting closer to building. I spent last evening touching up the paint, having previously used Scratch-X to brighten up the paint. Then I went over the frame and hit the few spots with hints of rust with Kurust. The paint I used is close, but not perfect, so it's a good thing there were only a few spots.

Then I spent far too long re-truing the rear wheel, during which I screwed up the dishing by tightening the spokes on the wrong side - TWICE! - before I remembered that tightening spokes on that side moves the hub AWAY.

Then I took apart the B knuckle of the rear deraileur, since the bolt wasn't spinning in the knuckle as is should. Then I spent HALF AN HOUR trying to get the damn thing back together.

In the process of doing that, I had to take off the cage, so I had to spend ANOTHER half hour putting THAT knuckle back together. Now everything's working right. But I still have to clean up, grease, and reassemble the jockey wheels.

I have found that resurrecting stubborn parts back to proper working condition to be pretty satisfying, even if it takes longer than expected.

indyfabz 10-04-21 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22256429)
When I rode BITD my gearing was 53/42 and 13-21. I cannot believe I churned up 12%+ grades in that, but I sure am grateful for compact cranks now.

IKR Had the same combination. Then I went to a 23. When I went to Italy in 1995 I got a 39t ring for the trip. Then it was 25 for the largest cog. For one Cycle Oregon I got a 27. Got a long cage RD and something stupid big (32 maybe) to go with my 50/34 compact crank for the 2013 Italy vacation. Now I am running a 50/34 and 12-28.

Velo Vol 10-04-21 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22256481)
true. once I lose the weight and get better, I'll be pleasant.

Maybe.

Trsnrtr 10-04-21 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256390)
What's for lunch today?

Sushi, blueberries, cantaloup, pineapple, honeydew melon...

genejockey 10-04-21 11:37 AM

When I got the Ritchey in 1997, it had 53/39 x 12-23. I got a 12-25 cassette, and that's all I had till 2007, when I got the Bianchi with 50/34 and 12-25. Compared to the Ritchey, the Bianchi felt like a mountain goat!

Then 14 years later, I got the Canyon with 52/36 and 11-34, and the Bianchi no longer felt like a mountain goat!

Now I'm getting these C&V bikes, and they have vintage gearing. So far, I've managed to convert most of them to 13-26, plus I ditched the 43t chainring on Mrs. Peel for a 39t. Still, I'm not going to be doing a lot of climbing with them.

bampilot06 10-04-21 11:46 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1160b4286.jpeg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b4b22ee535.png
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...57279a9b94.png
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cc87285ba6.png



Im thinking pink, but I donít think the orange would look bad.

Mojo31 10-04-21 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22256455)
TX has multiple groups that have meet-ups, at public establishments, with semi/autos conspicuously hanging off of them. I would consider that brandishing. *shrug*

I've seen those on the news, but have never seen those groups in person. It's not nearly as common as the media makes it out to be. In fact, those groups are small and nutso fringe groups. I don't know anyone who would be a part of such groups. You have the same thing in places like North Carolina.

More likely to see rifles and shotguns on racks in the back window of pickup trucks during hunting season.

seedsbelize2 10-04-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22256503)
The Ironman is getting closer to building. I spent last evening touching up the paint, having previously used Scratch-X to brighten up the paint. Then I went over the frame and hit the few spots with hints of rust with Kurust. The paint I used is close, but not perfect, so it's a good thing there were only a few spots.

Then I spent far too long re-truing the rear wheel, during which I screwed up the dishing by tightening the spokes on the wrong side - TWICE! - before I remembered that tightening spokes on that side moves the hub AWAY.

Then I took apart the B knuckle of the rear deraileur, since the bolt wasn't spinning in the knuckle as is should. Then I spent HALF AN HOUR trying to get the damn thing back together.

In the process of doing that, I had to take off the cage, so I had to spend ANOTHER half hour putting THAT knuckle back together. Now everything's working right. But I still have to clean up, grease, and reassemble the jockey wheels.

Inspired by this jabberwocky, I bought primer a couple days ago, and will soon begin sanding the ironman. Primer gray will be more fetching than the current paintjob, a red-white fade, with those awful decals.
What colors is yours?

Mojo31 10-04-21 12:01 PM

Personally like silver on blue, but I'm more boring than most.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d64f59c7ca.jpg

seedsbelize2 10-04-21 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256390)
What's for lunch today?

Watermelon and a protein smoothie. And perhaps a cup of coffee. I didn't sleep long enough last night. Perhaps cheddar melted on corn tortillas. Prolly.

seedsbelize2 10-04-21 12:03 PM

Orange Blue ftw

bampilot06 10-04-21 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22256614)
Personally like silver on blue, but I'm more boring than most.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d64f59c7ca.jpg


that looks clean.

Mojo31 10-04-21 12:15 PM

I think I would go with the blue on the Madone (of those three colors) if it does not clash with the blues on the bike.

seedsbelize2 10-04-21 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22256614)
Personally like silver on blue, but I'm more boring than most.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d64f59c7ca.jpg

That might be the handsomest crabon bso I've ever seen. :love:

bampilot06 10-04-21 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22256636)
I think I would go with the blue on the Madone (of those three colors) if it does not clash with the blues on the bike.


online the blues look the same, not sure how it will look in person.

I also considered the purple, but my LbS doesnít currently have that instock.

Eric F 10-04-21 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22256578)
When I got the Ritchey in 1997, it had 53/39 x 12-23. I got a 12-25 cassette, and that's all I had till 2007, when I got the Bianchi with 50/34 and 12-25. Compared to the Ritchey, the Bianchi felt like a mountain goat!

Then 14 years later, I got the Canyon with 52/36 and 11-34, and the Bianchi no longer felt like a mountain goat!

Now I'm getting these C&V bikes, and they have vintage gearing. So far, I've managed to convert most of them to 13-26, plus I ditched the 43t chainring on Mrs. Peel for a 39t. Still, I'm not going to be doing a lot of climbing with them.

My one C&V build, I stayed with the original spirit of the bike as a race machine - 52/42 x 12-21. We don't go uphill very much together.

LAJ 10-04-21 12:32 PM


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c0a6360e58.gif

bampilot06 10-04-21 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22256663)


I take it you donít like the color choices.

Mojo31 10-04-21 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22256641)
That might be the handsomest crabon bso I've ever seen. :love:

Thanks, I love it. The only thing I'd like different would be electronic shifting.

Of course, since that picture, I've changed to 28mm tires, changed the bars to crabon and made them level, added the Stages left crank PM, and changed the rotors to the black DA rotors (because they look cooler). It's about as good of a bike as this poseur can ride.

WhyFi 10-04-21 12:42 PM

IMO pink and blue works together and orange and blue works together but, in the context of a bike, I feel like you'd need to accent those colors more if you were to go that route with the cages, and they you get in to that try-hard, matchy-matchy region. That lighter blue would look nice, though, I think.

Mojo31 10-04-21 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22256670)
I take it you donít like the color choices.

There is a deep blue that may look good on it: Bontrager Elite Water Bottle Cage | Trek Bikes


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