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rjones28 05-06-20 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21459931)
My mechanic?

Some MTB guys burn off fluid residue from the pads with a lighter.

rjones28 05-06-20 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21459992)
OK I got my "Message from the CEO" email from Performance.

Wonder if Dan's Comp will still be my go-to for spokes after this change.

I wonder which brand AMain is going to dump? I mean, The Nashbar and Performance sites are pretty much the same, as far as I can tell.

Velo Vol 05-06-20 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21459948)
I tried running tonight for the first time in a long time.


It is indeed stupid.

Strava?

Velo Vol 05-06-20 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21459999)
Kitty is very excited about a green bean:

Must be hungry.

ls01 05-06-20 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21460011)
Some MTB guys burn off fluid residue from the pads with a lighter.

That strikes me as a little extreme.

Jadesfire 05-06-20 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21460087)
Strava?

Nah.

rjones28 05-06-20 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21460094)
That strikes me as a little extreme.

Prolly

Velo Vol 05-07-20 01:53 AM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21460114)
Nah.

It doesn't count.

ls01 05-07-20 04:15 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21460377)
It doesn't count.

Then why did you ask?

ls01 05-07-20 04:20 AM

I hope it is warm enough for my to bed in my brakes tonight. I'm looking forward to it? That feels kinda odd...

Bah Humbug 05-07-20 04:33 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21459999)

High alert!

abshipp 05-07-20 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by velo vol (Post 21460088)
must be crazy.

ftfy

abshipp 05-07-20 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21459951)
I did a deep dive on knife steels.

I've never really understood the knife fascination, what do you gain with something boutique over something like a production Wusthof (which is the chef knife I have)? It stays sharp and cuts everything I need it to - I've never had the want for anything more. Although I suppose the same logic could be applied to bicycles, a bike's a bike, right? :rolleyes:

Is it one of those things that you don't understand until you've actually used one?

abshipp 05-07-20 06:03 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21460003)
the sliding dropouts are harshing the mellow.

I really need to get the thru-axle dropouts for the rear on my Canfield. Twice now I've pulled the rear wheel out of alignment, and I don't really want to tighten the skewer any more than it already is - I've broken them before.

BillyD 05-07-20 06:03 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21460011)
Some MTB guys burn off fluid residue from the pads with a lighter.

Heathens.

#beyondHTFU

Lemond1985 05-07-20 06:14 AM

Nova had an excellent special called "Secrets of the Viking Sword". They had a guy reverse-engineer how these were built. Sword-making presents many of the same challenges as with making high quality steel bicycle frames. You want lightness, you want strength, you want flex (to keep the sword from breaking off during battle) but not too much flex. In essence, you want durability, and you want the metal in your sword lighter and stronger than your opponent's, for maximum tactical advantage.


The techniques used to produce these swords, I found very interesting. Lot of heat treating, pounding out, and adding of special ingredients at critical times, and building of specialized kilns capable of reaching extremely high temps. Must have seemed like sorcery at the time. I think a lot of the knowledge gained from building swords during the middle ages was later used in developing materials like Reynolds 531, which was also used by the Brits during WWII to build strong, lightweight airplane frames, and helped win the war for the Allies.

BillyD 05-07-20 06:23 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21460507)
I've never really understood the knife fascination, what do you gain with something boutique over something like a production Wusthof (which is the chef knife I have)? It stays sharp and cuts everything I need it to - I've never had the want for anything more. Although I suppose the same logic could be applied to bicycles, a bike's a bike, right? :rolleyes:

Is it one of those things that you don't understand until you've actually used one?

It's like any other hobby, there's something in the makeup of an individual that drives him to varying degrees of obsession about a particular activity. Doesn't make sense to some, but to others it's consuming. I have friends, for example, who struggle to understand why I would spend thousands of dollars on a freaking bicycle. Meanwhile, I struggle to understand why others are so driven to constantly upgrade their bikes, if it rides good and comfy it's good enough for me. Clearly everybody's different.

BillyD 05-07-20 06:36 AM

Slow morning, everybody must be studying the Google hip-hop tutorial.

phrantic09 05-07-20 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21459705)
We did Whiteface 2 years ago. The ride to/from Lake Placid is quite scenic. They DO expect you to pay entry fee at the gate even when you are on your bike, so if you want to save some money make it an early start. We just paid.

Itís 8% for 8 miles. No rest. Just right.

Itís something like $8 to ride up right? I donít mind paying, bigger concern is whether or not the road will be open

bampilot06 05-07-20 06:59 AM

55 and windy today. Gunna be a fun one.

Trsnrtr 05-07-20 07:05 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21460546)
I have friends, for example, who struggle to understand why I would spend thousands of dollars on a bicycle.

I had a friend stop by with his new motorcycle, some sort of v-twin thing similar to a Harley. Said it was $8,000. Drives home the high prices of bicycles especially since I’ve been looking at a higher end Giant TCR with discs and Di2. Top TCR is $11,000. :foo:

Velo Vol 05-07-20 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21460429)
Then why did you ask?

If it was on Strava and a run (not a walk) it would count.

Jadesfire 05-07-20 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21460633)
If it was on Strava and a run (not a walk) it would count.

It was a little bit of running mixed in with a lot of walking. Not enough to count.

Still stupid, though.

rjones28 05-07-20 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21460564)
Slow morning, everybody must be studying the Google hip-hop tutorial.

Drinking coffee, yard time with Benson, updating surreal economic data.

indyfabz 05-07-20 07:21 AM

Supposed to be warm this afternoon, and here i sit with nothing to grill. I see a shopping ride in my immediate future.


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