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Mojo31 08-04-22 03:38 PM

Wife called to tell me the new drivetrain came today. :bday:

Going to have to wait until next week to install. Prolly.

Trsnrtr 08-04-22 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22598709)
My Kask Monito Cubed chin strap is wonderful. So comfortable. Being made in Italy, you would expect that. Itís just too bad the thing has poor ventilation. It will now be relegated to commuting/around town transportation duty.

Mine is also noisy as Hell.

bampilot06 08-04-22 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598796)
Ptfe


and whatís going to happen without it?

bampilot06 08-04-22 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598798)
Wife called to tell me the new drivetrain came today. :bday:

Going to have to wait until next week to install. Prolly.


send it over my way and Iíll wax it real good before you install it.

Mojo31 08-04-22 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22598808)
and what’s going to happen without it?

It'll go pfft. You won't be a cool kid without PTFE.

Need to also look into adding WS2 racerboy.

:thumb:

Bah Humbug 08-04-22 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598768)
I'm good with letting them in. I've known many good people who have immigrated from Mexico.

We have an immigrant couple (documented now) that cleans our house and the office who have worked for us for over 10 years. I still can't understand or converse with them very well, and when I talk to them the response is pretty much "Si" to everything I say. I doubt they understand me much as well. ;) Because of that, we usually communicate through their daughter. I've helped their family with several legal issues, mostly small stuff. They always try to pay, but I can't take their money. I doubt they know what my billing rate is or could afford it.

Their daughter got married about a year ago, and shortly after they were at the house working while I was working from home. They were proudly showing me pictures from the wedding, and I asked Santiago if he cried. He just started tearing up and answered, "Si, si." Told him I'll be doing exactly the same thing when mine gets married.

End of immigrant ramble.

Our cleaners were impressed when one day I was able to say "Mi esposa esta afuera a la bicicleta. Por favor no limpie el bano hasta que ella llegue." I'm pretty sure it was butchered to some degree, but the understood.

Mind you, I did have to spend a few minutes dredging that up out of my memory.

DougRNS 08-04-22 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22598786)
Is it pronounced like Vienna, W.V., with a long 'I'?

yes.

DougRNS 08-04-22 04:50 PM

FYI, I have never liked this song.


big john 08-04-22 04:56 PM

In the car biz we have a lot of Spanish speakers but most at my last job were from El Salvador and there were some from Mexico. I tried to learn as much conversational Spanish as I could but the most fun part was the idioms, or sayings, like when they explain why they use certain words to describe something. Mexicans have some colorful expressions.

big john 08-04-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22598866)
FYI, I have never liked this song.

https://youtu.be/y8OtzJtp-EM

Me either.

Mojo31 08-04-22 05:10 PM

My wife thought this would give my bike an automatic transmission. ;)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3ecacd2bee.jpg

DougRNS 08-04-22 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22598479)
I head immediately northeast into PA and end up in Franklin. There is a free camping area not far south of town along the Allegheny River Trail that features a couple of small shelters. In 2014 some boy scout group was using them to store their gear while they slept in tents because nearest parking area for their trailer was about a quarter mile away. It had rained in the afternoon. Would have been nice not have to pitch my tent on a muddy tent pad. The upside was that the next morning, while enjoying my coffee outside my tent, two young bald eagles had a little spat in a tree right in front of me.

This map includes a jaunt out to the grocery store and back::

Dashboard ∑ Ride with GPS

That first little climb at around mile 4.8 doesn't look like much on paper, but both times I rode it it pissed me off. I think it's because it comes as a chock after the first 4.8 miles. And when you are looking up the road, it does not look as steep as it is.

I think you posted this before. The route covers area I have ridden on but I've never gone to Franklin but I've been as far as stoneboro via US 62.

big john 08-04-22 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598884)
My wife thought this would give my bike an automatic transmission. ;)

You mean it won't?

bampilot06 08-04-22 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598884)
My wife thought this would give my bike an automatic transmission. ;)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3ecacd2bee.jpg


Did you explain that it wouldnít even give you a watt?













Joking. Stoked for you.

bampilot06 08-04-22 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598817)
It'll go pfft. You won't be a cool kid without PTFE.

Need to also look into adding WS2 racerboy.

:thumb:


So the whole point of of me doing this was A. Iím tired of cleaning my drive train and 49 miles later it looks like ****. B. I go through way too much rock and roll Gold. Starting to get expensive. Wax was cheap why would I buy all this other stuff to add to it?

If it rides like **** then maybe I will.

WhyFi 08-04-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22598907)
So the whole point of of me doing this was A. Iím tired of cleaning my drive train and 49 miles later it looks like ****. B. I go through way too much rock and roll Gold. Starting to get expensive. Wax was cheap why would I buy all this other stuff to add to it?

If it rides like **** then maybe I will.

You can do the homebrew method if you want, but I just hit the "Easy" button and get Molten Speed Wax. It's like 20 bucks and should last a couple years. $10/year is a pittance.

Mojo31 08-04-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22598903)
Did you explain that it wouldnít even give you a watt?













Joking. Stoked for you.

She has no idea what a watt is or the concept. There are some things that are just not worth trying to explain. 😜

I did tell her that it is a pure luxury, and wouldnít make me any faster.

t2p 08-04-22 06:24 PM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...888e0813a.jpeg

Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22598667)
I've historically been a Giro wearer, but when in the market for a helmet not long ago, I went to one of the larger LBSs in the area and tried on a wide range - Giro, Spec, Lazer, POC, MET, Kask, and Scott. I went home with a Scott Centric Plus. The fit was undeniably the best for my head. It's proven to be excellent for ventilation on hot days, too.

I assumed everyone wore a Sub 6 ?

bampilot06 08-04-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598927)
She has no idea what a watt is or the concept. There are some things that are just not worth trying to explain. 😜

I did tell her that it is a pure luxury, and wouldnít make me any faster.


It could make you faster. You have an extra gear now!

Mojo31 08-04-22 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22598907)
So the whole point of of me doing this was A. Iím tired of cleaning my drive train and 49 miles later it looks like ****. B. I go through way too much rock and roll Gold. Starting to get expensive. Wax was cheap why would I buy all this other stuff to add to it?

If it rides like **** then maybe I will.

The PTFE will give you more slipperishness or lubricious. You use just a part of the container with each pot of wax, so it goes a long way. You donít add more until you throw out the wax and make a new batch. $15 a year or every six months if a heavy user does not break the bank, but it does provide a smoother chain line.

The WS2 is a bit of overkill. Donít skip the PTFE. Itís basically Teflon, and you know how slick that stuff is.

Mojo31 08-04-22 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22598931)
It could make you faster. You have an extra gear now!

But still same 50/11 gear ratio.

t2p 08-04-22 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22598479)
I head immediately northeast into PA and end up in Franklin. There is a free camping area not far south of town along the Allegheny River Trail that features a couple of small shelters. In 2014 some boy scout group was using them to store their gear while they slept in tents because nearest parking area for their trailer was about a quarter mile away. It had rained in the afternoon. Would have been nice not have to pitch my tent on a muddy tent pad. The upside was that the next morning, while enjoying my coffee outside my tent, two young bald eagles had a little spat in a tree right in front of me.

This map includes a jaunt out to the grocery store and back::

Dashboard ∑ Ride with GPS

That first little climb at around mile 4.8 doesn't look like much on paper, but both times I rode it it pissed me off. I think it's because it comes as a chock after the first 4.8 miles. And when you are looking up the road, it does not look as steep as it is.

appears this route travels
past / just south of Goddard State Park - Lake Wilhelm

t2p 08-04-22 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22598184)
Lol.

When I'm at that client's facility I usually have to wear a hard hat as well. For what they pay me, I'm happy to do so!

I don't make as much as a good meth distributor though.

Just be extra cautious if one of your clients is 'Gus' - accompanied by a 'Mike' - and especially if they direct you to an underground bunker

DougRNS 08-04-22 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22598945)
appears this route travels
past / just south of Goddard State Park - Lake Wilhelm

Yep.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...49413fbaab.jpg

Mojo31 08-04-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22598951)
Just be extra cautious if one of your clients is 'Gus' - accompanied by a 'Mike' - and especially if they direct you to an underground bunker

Well, they donít let anyone take pictures inside, and there are no windows. Also have to sign a confidentiality agreement and release before entering.


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