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seedsbelize2 05-18-22 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22511553)
Don't forget drug addict.

Yeah, they found 10 or 12 substances in his urine when they opened him up. Those are things I never give any thought to. It's always unexpected.

big john 05-18-22 04:39 PM

We have Red Racers here. They haul ass.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3211/...050cc07a_z.jpg

seedsbelize2 05-18-22 04:41 PM

As part of reducing the fleet to two road bikes, today I transplanted the bars and stem from the Ironman to the Trek 414. I will later have to transplant the front brake calipers from the Trek 930 also. The 414 was built around 27" wheels.
I'm suddenly rich in quality components. And wheels. I have never had enough wheels.

seedsbelize2 05-18-22 04:44 PM

One of these days I'll pack both framesets, and whatever else will fit, and carry them back North, to sell. They will be liberation. Imagine it. Just two road bikes. Wow!
The wheels I can likely sell here. Or not.
Oddly, both of the keepers are dark blue. A very similar shade. When I'm feeling less tired I'll roll them out into the sun and take a pic.

genejockey 05-18-22 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22511484)
I'm sorry but even with the explanation, I don't know what I'm looking at.

A large beetle of some kind, smashed onto the DT.

big john 05-18-22 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22511566)
Yeah, they found 10 or 12 substances in his urine when they opened him up. Those are things I never give any thought to. It's always unexpected.

There used to be a tv program about a well known medical examiner called Dr G. Some of the cases stuck with me. One was a nurse about 34 years old when she passed. The Dr discovered necrotic tissue in the esophagus all the way down to the lungs. It seems the nurse had snorted large amounts of cocaine for years and that plus all the impurities had done the damage.

WhyFi 05-18-22 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22511558)
what category is it in?

Let's just say that it would be wise for you to be wary of them in a mixed field.

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-22 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22511571)
We have Red Racers here. They haul ass.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3211/...050cc07a_z.jpg

I saw one on Brown's Mountain a couple months ago. I didn't think they normally hung out in this area, but there he was.

bampilot06 05-18-22 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22511561)
No

Well I see what the problem is……….


So the black oval shape is the varia. It’s the car radar you will see people talk about on here. Mine probably threw you off because there is no light with it. I had a great tail light already so I elected to save 50 dollars and get just the radar.

Because the seat post is “aero”, it’s actually called a mast. it’s really narrow but long length wise. The varia came with a mount to work on “all bikes” but it used a piece of rubber and these hard rubber bands to hold the varia in place on the back of the “mast.”

It worked okay in the beginning but over time the band stretched out, it resulted in the varia moving around while I was riding. A friend of mine at trek who also has a madone and varia came up with a solution. I had no idea he did this, he called me a couple of days ago and told me to come in and pick it up.

Mojo31 05-18-22 05:10 PM

I have the same Varia.

bampilot06 05-18-22 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22511437)
When I did the R8000 build on the Litespeed, I made the chain 2 links longer than Big/Big, and discovered it had slack, so I opened the Shimano Quick Link I'd JUST installed, cut out a link, and put it back together with the same Quick Link. I did a quick check, and people DO reuse them without incident, but I figured I'd order a couple KMC links anyway.

Which reminds me, I really should actually order those.....


Hmmm, come to think of it I used to take my chain off the cervelo all the time to clean it. I always re used the quick link. I was going to say, it’s shimano so I’m not all to concerned…….. But…… I just remembered I rub sram on that as well.

I don’t think I have dropped this chain yet, but the last one I took off atleast once a month if not more.

bampilot06 05-18-22 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22511597)
I have the same Varia.


There is a seatpost mount on amazon for 14.00 if you are interested.

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-22 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22511289)

OMG, I've seen that movie.


abshipp 05-18-22 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22511571)
We have Red Racers here. They haul ass.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3211/...050cc07a_z.jpg

Gorgeous!

I love snakes.

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-22 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22511520)
I saw a yelling belied racer in SD. I was photographing some pronghorns when I heard something on the road behind me. Thing lived up to its racer name.

I thought you were talking about San Diego at first, especially since you'd just watched their baseball team :)

Mojo31 05-18-22 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22511601)
There is a seatpost mount on amazon for 14.00 if you are interested.

May be the one I have.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6bb6d48a1f.jpg

The one your friend made is pretty slick. How does it attach to the mast?

genejockey 05-18-22 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22511603)

Would you like to know more?

Mojo31 05-18-22 05:23 PM

AAOTD

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f580dccd47.jpg

With cycling content.

Velo Vol 05-18-22 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22511604)
Gorgeous!

I love snakes.

wut

bampilot06 05-18-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22511611)
May be the one I have.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6bb6d48a1f.jpg

The one your friend made is pretty slick. How does it attach to the mast?

There’s a hole with threads on the back side. so didn’t even know it was there, and have no clue what it was there for. He has me screw the mount into that.

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-22 05:30 PM

Ooof, Shimano was the only money maker in my portfolio today

Actually New York Community Banccorp was up 0.2%, but ...


#sad

Mojo31 05-18-22 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22511624)
There’s a hole with threads on the back side. so didn’t even know it was there, and have no clue what it was there for. He has me screw the mount into that.

Don't think there are such holes on Domane.

abshipp 05-18-22 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22511622)
wut

My childhood idol made me love snakes and lizards:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...660c21696.jpeg

Velo Vol 05-18-22 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22511626)
Ooof, Shimano was the only money maker in my portfolio today

My i-Bonds are looking better by the day. :bday:

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-22 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22511652)
My i-Bonds are looking better by the day. :bday:

I only have a couple of funds with bonds (and both of those were up 2-3%). The Disciplined Investor was pushing I bonds pretty hard the other day so I've been thinking of getting 5k worth.


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