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LAJ 06-30-20 07:05 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21561325)
Why? Too tempting??

Yep. I have an original Rail 52 front and a crash replacement November rear, so a nice set of stripper shoes for the Wheelhouse would be a kind thing indeed.

WhyFi 06-30-20 07:09 AM

Sometimes, the algorithms get it wrong. Lately, the Google feed has been pushing the cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend on me. :twitchy:

abshipp 06-30-20 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561342)
cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend

wut

WhyFi 06-30-20 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21561345)
wut

Yeah, I know. Doesn't make sense to me, either. I do wonder if these actually have a chamois in place, but I don't want to delve any deeper and provoke the search engine gods.

phrantic09 06-30-20 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561324)
On my "work" days, I only plan on an hour before the natives get restless. I might be able to get in 30 miles if I actually get out of the door by 5:30 and decide to ride at a faster-than-recovery pace, but I'm mostly content as-is... for now.

yah... for some reason I canít get out the door by 5:30, even if Iím up at 4:45. Donít get me wrong, Iím happy to be out riding regardless, would just prefer more time in the saddle per week. It seems something always comes up to scrap my longer weekend rides.

LAJ 06-30-20 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561331)
Be strong, like me - don't give in to the temptation of something wholly unnecessary like a modestly improved wheelset.

















:innocent:

Most definitely

rjones28 06-30-20 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21561196)
Wife, daughter, and dog were woken up at 1215 by a courteous neighbor launching fire works. What the hell is wrong with people?

Dooshes

rjones28 06-30-20 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561342)
Sometimes, the algorithms get it wrong. Lately, the Google feed has been pushing the cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend on me. :twitchy:

The seed has been planted. Resistance if futile.

big john 06-30-20 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21561256)
For the last few weeks, every night in Philly has sounded like the 4th of July.

Here too. There have been stories on the news about how it's happening all over. Showed a blind veteran who's service dog would hide when the explosions start leaving him with no help. Lots of stories about vets with PTSD trying to cope with nightly war sounds.

There seems to be 3 main offenders in my area, the ones with the pro-level skyrockets. You know, the ones when they launch there is a loud, deep "whump" sound and then when they explode it echoes for 2-3 seconds, rattling windows and setting off car alarms.

I don't understand what they get out of it, especially after weeks on end.

Bah Humbug 06-30-20 08:21 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561342)
Sometimes, the algorithms get it wrong. Lately, the Google feed has been pushing the cycling-shorts-as-leisure-wear trend on me. :twitchy:

Wait, for men? Iíd seen the womenís version (which isnít much of a departure from current anyway), but hadnít seen the menís version.

WhyFi 06-30-20 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21561460)
Wait, for men? Iíd seen the womenís version (which isnít much of a departure from current anyway), but hadnít seen the menís version.

No - it's been women's. I don't think that it's a thing for men... but what would I know?

Bah Humbug 06-30-20 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21561336)
Yep. I have an original Rail 52 front and a crash replacement November rear, so a nice set of stripper shoes for the Wheelhouse would be a kind thing indeed.

I saw that, but itís so hard for me to accept buying a branded open mould wheel compared to just going to LightBicycle directly. The Rail52 was interesting because it was unique.

I mean, in all honesty I donít need a thing more than the Jet6+ I have. And would rather hang on to money to move to Lanceville.

Bah Humbug 06-30-20 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561483)
No - it's been women's. I don't think that it's a thing for men... but what would I know?

Well advertising womenís clothes to you is probably a mistarget anyway. However, those are not really bike shorts I think, just longer boogie shorts. Most people have no idea what bike shorts actually are.

abshipp 06-30-20 08:43 AM

I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.

#adblockplus
#BFPremium

abshipp 06-30-20 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21561506)
I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.

Just tuned it off and looked, today it's for mortgages and the car insurance I currently have.

WhyFi 06-30-20 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21561506)
I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.

#adblockplus
#BFPremium

Ah - no, I'm not seeing ads, per se. These are fashion articles that are popping up in my news feed, presumably because of searches/browsing history for cycling specific clothing.

Trsnrtr 06-30-20 08:51 AM

I’m getting mountain bike shoe ads. I particularly like the ad from Competitive Cyclist for a wide Lake shoe. I may go beyond “tempted” status. :innocent:

abshipp 06-30-20 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561522)
Ah - no, I'm not seeing ads, per se. These are fashion articles that are popping up in my news feed, presumably because of searches/browsing history for cycling specific clothing.

The only site I have whitelisted on Adblock is Wunderground - it cracks me up when I've been working on proposals for my job and the banner ads are all for either TW Metals or Onlinemetals.

Nothing quite as exciting as raw metal bar stock!

WhyFi 06-30-20 09:57 AM

Ugh, I literally had to tell some kids to get off my lawn. :50:

LAJ 06-30-20 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21561497)
I saw that, but itís so hard for me to accept buying a branded open mould wheel compared to just going to LightBicycle directly. The Rail52 was interesting because it was unique.

I mean, in all honesty I donít need a thing more than the Jet6+ I have. And would rather hang on to money to move to Lanceville.


I agree with most of that. You get a November build as opposed to a LB build, and it can be RIGHT NOW as opposed to whatever shipping method is the slowest. I like White hubs, though I do have a set of American Classics burning a hole in my toolbox... Those may go with the soon eliminated HED alloy rim offering... So much to do.

Of course, this is likely fogged out rambling, as Georgia-Mae and Lotus like the squeaky toy action at 3 am, along with the fireworks til midnight.

rjones28 06-30-20 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561658)
Ugh, I literally had to tell some kids to get off my lawn. :50:

:lol:

LAJ 06-30-20 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21561569)
The only site I have whitelisted on Adblock is Wunderground - it cracks me up when I've been working on proposals for my job and the banner ads are all for either TW Metals or Onlinemetals.

Nothing quite as exciting as raw metal bar stock!

No, really. I like to build stuff, and weld things.

seedsbelize 06-30-20 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21561355)
Yeah, I know. Doesn't make sense to me, either. I do wonder if these actually have a chamois in place, but I don't want to delve any deeper and provoke the search engine gods.

It's a thing in the Beverly Hills crowd

abshipp 06-30-20 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21561710)
No, really. I like to build stuff, and weld things.

My wife has told me ever since we met how she's always wanted to learn to weld.

I'm hoping that once we buy a house a welder and OA torch setup will show up as well.

At least the welder. I mean, if I have an opportunity to get a welder with the explicit approval of and excitement from the wife, that's basically striking gold.

seedsbelize 06-30-20 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21561387)
Dooshes

Kudos. You figured it out.
@datlas


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