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rjones28 03-30-22 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22456179)
I have a pocketknife I really like. It's nice and simple, easy to open keeps a nice edge, unobtrusive. Then I lost it. I looked everywhere. Finally I gave up and ordered another of the same model. Shortly after it arrived, the old one showed up. The universe is weird.

Still don't know where my 70's era Hamilton went.

rjones28 03-30-22 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22456219)
no. just no. I know it is his car and he can do what he damn well likes to it. but still.

At least he didn't put a small block Chevy in it.

rjones28 03-30-22 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456471)
both of those places are only harmful when something pops up you actually want.

So I told the wife the cycle cross bike is going to be 4 grand. She sighed, and said maybe for my birthday. which is cool, but my birthday marks the end of cycle cross season. So I started showing her bikes on Pro Closet. She said absolutely not a used bike. Not sure if thatís a good thing or a bad thing but thatís my current situation.

Worse case I get the CAAD X for 1800 new, but I would rather not get something that I will instantly want to change. Plus I am pretty sure that comes with 105.

<sigh>

rjones28 03-30-22 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22456480)
You wouldnít want to slum it on a peasant 105 bike.

The horror.

rjones28 03-30-22 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456483)
Oh I am all for 105. I plan on putting 105 on the Ritchey one day, but for a cycle cross/ gravel bike I want GRX or something similar. You donít put road tires on a mountain bike, and take it out on the single track.

105 works great for CX.

I think the $1800 CAADX comes with one of the GRX variants.

LesterOfPuppets 03-30-22 09:22 PM

Ooh, nice crisp lines in the ice out by Whitefish Point.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...OA&oe=624A3533

LesterOfPuppets 03-30-22 09:37 PM

Mail call!

A couple of HPXes to cut down on moving pumps from bike to bike all the time, and some fresh tyres, as I've a couple of 26ers pretty much worn out.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7435d4ea84.png

big john 03-30-22 10:15 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22456655)
105 works great for CX.

I think the $1800 CAADX comes with one of the GRX variants.

I didn't think people spent a lot of money on CX bikes because they get pretty trashed by mud and grit. I know some mud races you can have a second bike in the pits and switch bikes every lap and your pit crew cleans them during the race. My friends have had extra wheels in the pits and at mud races they provide a garden hose to knock most of the mud off after the race.
For a lot of cross races I don't see how a bike can make much difference as long as it's working.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c0b76ed7d.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 03-30-22 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22456726)
I didn't think people spent a lot of money on CX bikes because they get pretty trashed by mud and grit. I know some mud races you can have a second bike in the pits and switch bikes every lap and your pit crew cleans them during the race. My friends have had extra wheels in the pits and at mud races they provide a garden hose to knock most of the mud off after the race.
For a lot of cross races I don't see how a bike can make much difference as long as it's working.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c0b76ed7d.jpg

Ryan Trebon rode his MTB with the Lefty fork at a damp race in Vancouver, USA. I guess he figured it wasn't a UCI event, so might as well have fun. I bet his XC rig was only a pound or so heavier than his CX rig back then...

https://www.roadbikereview.com/cdn-c...82-700x466.jpg

bampilot06 03-31-22 01:42 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22456746)
Ryan Trebon rode his MTB with the Lefty fork at a damp race in Vancouver, USA. I guess he figured it wasn't a UCI event, so might as well have fun. I bet his XC rig was only a pound or so heavier than his CX rig back then...

https://www.roadbikereview.com/cdn-c...82-700x466.jpg


Bet that tape didnít stay white very long.

phrantic09 03-31-22 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22456464)
Curiously, I find myself almost completely lacking in Bikelust at the moment. I used to check Craigs List and/or FB Marketplace a couple times a day, usually doing some search or other, looking for a particular brand or a particular bike. Not anymore.

Same here, no bike list or part lust at all. Mostly just hand wringing on whether or not Iím going to try Strada Bianca 33s for a tire, theyíve been in my cart for days.


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22456655)
105 works great for CX.

I think the $1800 CAADX comes with one of the GRX variants.

GRX is great too. I have 810 on the Aspero and donít miss Di2.

phrantic09 03-31-22 03:54 AM

Oof

Wordle 285 5/6

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Bah Humbug 03-31-22 04:46 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22456801)
Oof

Wordle 285 5/6

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Inauspicious start.

Wordle 285 4/6

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LAJ 03-31-22 04:56 AM

Not even an epic fail. Just a plain old fail.

Wordle 285 X/6

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indyfabz 03-31-22 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22456812)
Inauspicious start.

Wordle 285 4/6

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Bam!

Wordle 285 3/6

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Mojo31 03-31-22 06:22 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22456818)
Bam!

Wordle 285 3/6

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The shysters have it today.

Wordle 285 3/6

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phrantic09 03-31-22 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22456812)
Inauspicious start.

Wordle 285 4/6

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Have been meaning to ask- still considering a move to Saratoga?

rjones28 03-31-22 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22456706)
Mail call!

A couple of HPXes to cut down on moving pumps from bike to bike all the time, and some fresh tyres, as I've a couple of 26ers pretty much worn out.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7435d4ea84.png

At the other end of the frame pump spectrum; I picked up one of these for the commuter yesterday.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1968457eb8.png

rjones28 03-31-22 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22456726)
I didn't think people spent a lot of money on CX bikes because they get pretty trashed by mud and grit. I know some mud races you can have a second bike in the pits and switch bikes every lap and your pit crew cleans them during the race. My friends have had extra wheels in the pits and at mud races they provide a garden hose to knock most of the mud off after the race.
For a lot of cross races I don't see how a bike can make much difference as long as it's working.

Yeah, CX bikes shouldn't be too precious. Serious racers with a $4k budget are going to get a second set of wheels or a second bike.

Trsnrtr 03-31-22 06:50 AM

Wordle 285 4/6

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I consider 4 a victory since I had no idea what was going on.

indyfabz 03-31-22 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22456887)
Wordle 285 4/6

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I consider 4 a victory since I had no idea what was going on.

Today was tricky. My brain was hurting on my third word. Then it finally dawned on me.

ofajen 03-31-22 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22456887)
Wordle 285 4/6

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I consider 4 a victory since I had no idea what was going on.

Wordle considers it a win if you get the word within six. Today was unusual in that I felt like guessing after the first two scanning words I always use. Normally I use three scanning words and play to get it in four.

Wordle 285 3/6

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Otto

datlas 03-31-22 07:24 AM

Today's was indeed tricky. I was scared at 3 but got it at 5. Phew!

seedsbelize2 03-31-22 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22456706)
Mail call!

A couple of HPXes to cut down on moving pumps from bike to bike all the time, and some fresh tyres, as I've a couple of 26ers pretty much worn out.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7435d4ea84.png

The Larry Bird of frame pumps

indyfabz 03-31-22 07:44 AM

I am seriously considering a September tour in North Dakota that would include Theodore Roosevelt National Park.


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