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Trsnrtr 04-02-20 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21397839)
And I was beaten to the punch. Drat!

You didn’t get them?

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-20 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397728)
Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't have to quit my "essential services" job to fulfill said internship, so I still get a paycheck. If all goes well, graduation is imminent in August.

The travel situation is pretty bad alright.

Kudos on the internship though!!! August will be here in no time!

rjones28 04-02-20 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21397708)
They are the much discussed RB505 Dung Beetle levers.

I have those on a couple of bikes. They look weird but they feel fine. And they work great.

Velo Vol 04-02-20 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397728)
Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out.

Where did you want to go? Maybe MoAlpha can run the blockade in his boat.

kissTheApex 04-02-20 08:14 PM

Drat! Only caught up to the 8th page..



Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 21397211)
I know! I like that frame. But is there a custom's charge plus shipping? I've only bought stuff like groupsets or less from UK.

definitely shipping, but Custom is hit and miss. I didn’t get dinged, but some were (on groupset purchases no less).

Heathpack 04-02-20 08:15 PM

Pizza for dinner


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cf2e82dd7.jpeg

sbxx1985 04-02-20 08:22 PM

Me too. Not homemade, but Proto's with two margs to go.


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21397938)


Velo Vol 04-02-20 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21397934)
Where did you want to go? Maybe MoAlpha can run the blockade in his boat.

That's a Civil War allusion for you millennials and westerners.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 08:24 PM

How much do these ti frames weigh? Are they piggish?

sbxx1985 04-02-20 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21397951)
That's a Civil War allusion for you millennials and westerners.

You're up for a new bike.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 08:35 PM

I picked up my used sewing machine. Curbside delivery. It looks complicated.

Not sure how sewing qualifies as an essential business, but they were very nice.

LAJ 04-02-20 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397952)
How much do these ti frames weigh? Are they piggish?

1165g for a Moots Vamoots 55cm

Jadesfire 04-02-20 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21397934)
Where did you want to go? Maybe MoAlpha can run the blockade in his boat.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-33ndu7kdf...00.06%2BAM.jpg
Blockade-running- not just Civil War.
I was hoping for Uganda. Might be a bit difficult in a sail boat.

Jadesfire 04-02-20 08:44 PM

Also, thanks all for the kudos. Multi-quote keeps acting up for me, or I'd add all y'all to this. It's nice to have a funny/sarcastic community focused around one of my hobbies.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21397969)
1165g for a Moots Vamoots 55cm

Ouch.

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-20 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21397969)
1165g for a Moots Vamoots 55cm

I could go for one of their softtail gravellers - the Routt YBB. I'd want a plush fork on there though. I think one of those weird Lauf contraptions would be the only one that would work unfortunately. Unless maybe you can adjust a SID down to 50mm-ish travel.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b4cf5c647e.jpg

rjones28 04-02-20 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397952)
How much do these ti frames weigh? Are they piggish?

Three or four pounds.

Velo Vol 04-02-20 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397956)
You're up for a new bike.

I don't need a new bike but I do need to replace the saddle, some cables, wheels trued, one of the shifters seems to be in its dying days.

Sad.

Velo Vol 04-02-20 09:15 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397973)
Blockade-running- not just Civil War.

But there's a local tie-in.

Admiral Farragut, who you, as a student of New Orleans history, no doubt know very well, grew up near here. Farragut, TN, is named after him. I have cycled there many times.*

*cycling content.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 09:23 PM

No BD ti anymore?

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-20 09:57 PM

Why put their Pure Road Ti frames on sale for 50% off!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...89f8e74018.jpg


https://www.whycycles.com/our-bikes/pr/

Bah Humbug 04-03-20 04:46 AM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397976)
Also, thanks all for the kudos. Multi-quote keeps acting up for me, or I'd add all y'all to this. It's nice to have a funny/sarcastic community focused around one of my hobbies.

Multi-quote hasn't worked for me in years.

Bah Humbug 04-03-20 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21398033)
Why put their Pure Road Ti frames on sale for 50% off!

https://www.whycycles.com/our-bikes/pr/

Wait but who's on first?

MoAlpha 04-03-20 05:32 AM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21397973)
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-33ndu7kdf...00.06%2BAM.jpg
Blockade-running- not just Civil War.
I was hoping for Uganda. Might be a bit difficult in a sail boat.

Any boat and to get there by sea, looks like you’d have to go right past Somalia to Kenya, the worst waters in the world for piracy. What were you planning to do there? Sounds interesting.

datlas 04-03-20 05:33 AM

I am SO relieved to hear our leader tell us that a scarf can be better than a mask. Gotta go find my balaclava.

#PPEFTW

LAJ 04-03-20 05:34 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21398211)
Any boat and to get there by sea, looks like you’d have to go right past Somalia to Kenya, the worst waters in the world for piracy. What were you planning to do there? Sounds interesting.

I think it would be best if one wore an eye patch in order to fit in.

datlas 04-03-20 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21398003)
No BD ti anymore?

Still there on their website. Click on "Road Bikes" and scroll down.

MoAlpha 04-03-20 06:02 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21398216)
I think it would be best if one wore an eye patch in order to fit in.

I have heard those guys patched one eye to keep it dark adapted. Hardass!

MoAlpha 04-03-20 06:05 AM

Went to old people hours at the local supermarket this morning. The bad: Crowded with little sense of distancing and because it was only one hour right at opening and everyone was hot to trot, we were part of a bolus of people moving through the store. The good: Mask density was about .75!

WhyFi 04-03-20 06:09 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21398033)

Ugh, etap only? A) dumb. B) pass.


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