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big john 07-16-20 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21590326)
I meant, just general, systemic fatigue, but like nearly all of us I have some back issues.

I do these rides in the drops, except for the climbs, but I only have about a 3.5" drop from the saddle to the bar top and the drop is very shallow. My back gets pretty unhappy by the end and in direct proportion to how rapidly I'm breathing. Fortunately, a quick jump out of the saddle relieves the strain. I think I hunch up and flex my spine when I'm tired, going hard, and trying to stay low, and I need to work on keeping it in extension and getting more hip flexion. I'm doing dead lifts with resistance bands these days and I really need to get back to actual weights.

I have barely a 2" drop from saddle to bar top and I use shallow bars. Yes, when it starts to hurt a few seconds of standing on the pedals helps a lot. I'm afraid to try any other treatment on it. I used to do stretching but I think I aggravated it doing too much so I stopped a while back.

upthywazzoo 07-16-20 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21590307)
That kind of toothiness might not shave arm hairs very well, but it cuts food very nicely. It wouldn't be a bad idea to concentrate on that region exclusively before moving on to finer stones.

Thanks, that does sound like the move. I'll start with the rougher grits and just see how it feels.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590319)
Where was your office when you were here??

69 State Street. You can even see my old cubicle window in the shot from wiki.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9f6acfb255.jpg

upthywazzoo 07-16-20 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590321)
Didn’t get it, FML

Ugh, that super sucks. The housing market in Chicago seems to be absurdly hot right now (where are people getting all this money??). People making blind offers left and right on properties they haven't even set foot in.

Hopefully there's a silver lining here in that the house you do end up in will be even better than the one you didn't get.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590321)
Didn’t get it, FML

Oof, sorry man. :(

phrantic09 07-16-20 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21590349)
This

Thanks all. With my wife not working for the next 3-4 years it was at the absolute top of our budget, so maybe a blessing in disguise

phrantic09 07-16-20 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21590375)
69 State Street. You can even see my old cubicle window in the shot from wiki.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9f6acfb255.jpg

Were you with BoA?

MoAlpha 07-16-20 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21590353)
I have barely a 2" drop from saddle to bar top and I use shallow bars. Yes, when it starts to hurt a few seconds of standing on the pedals helps a lot. I'm afraid to try any other treatment on it. I used to do stretching but I think I aggravated it doing too much so I stopped a while back.

I'll stretch my back and use a foam roller when it's injured, for pain relief, but otherwise I agree: It just puts things at risk.

I don't stretch the legs either. I did it for specific problems and injuries when I was running, but never found daily stretching helpful for performance. Everything on me is so short and tight I could barely do the stretches anyway. While some people obviously benefit, controlled studies don't indicate any good effects at the population level.

big john 07-16-20 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590321)
Didn’t get it, FML

Is this your area? https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...ily-home/sby-1

datlas 07-16-20 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590321)
Didn’t get it, FML

Phooey. Sorry to hear.

BillyD 07-16-20 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21590272)
Sharpening a Target knife is different from sharpening a good knife. Or an axe.

That’s Targęt to you, sir.

phrantic09 07-16-20 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21590440)

more here:

Homes for sale in this area
Single Family

https://b1iw.app.link/Ao5epk8Fa8

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...hares_core_srp

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590426)
Were you with BoA?

Someone’s been paying a ton of attention to my posts. ;) Seriously, how’d you put that together?

abshipp 07-16-20 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590321)
Didn’t get it, FML

Ugh. So sorry :(

big john 07-16-20 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590461)

I was just curious. Those links don't work for me.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21590458)
That’s Targęt to you, sir.

I’ll use French diacritics if they’ll help me sail back over and invade England and finish what my great-great-great- (keep going a while) -grandfather started!

Man Hamilton gets me all fired up.

BillyD 07-16-20 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21590286)
So are you saying a knife is not a knife, and an axe is not an axe?

I think he’s trying to say my Targęt knife is no better than an axe. :notamused:

And how did he know I owned a Targęt knife anyway? :eek:

BillyD 07-16-20 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21590296)
Gotta be the damn wheels. I need me some Lightweights.

Also, my sock height was a little low for conditions.

I hate when that happens.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 10:03 AM

Man, people are punchy out in the rest of the 41.

phrantic09 07-16-20 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21590469)
Someone’s been paying a ton of attention to my posts. ;) Seriously, how’d you put that together?

One of my staff used to work with BoA in that building.

rjones28 07-16-20 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590122)
I can take or leave bar ends. People always say that they're basically as convenient as brifters but I don't see it. I'll keep my set of Suntour racheting ones around anyways, they don't take up much space.



I have a deep seated hatred of vintage smooth post canti brakes, especially when trying to do a 27" -> 700C conversion on a vintage touring bike with narrow posts.

My Trek has modern spacing and Tektro CR720s and they were the simplest cantis I've ever set up. Really great braking with the stock pads, too.



Can you come do mine? Mine like to glaze over every month or so :foo:

We use SwissStop disc brake silencer stray at the shop for stubborn squealers. Seems to work pretty well.

BillyD 07-16-20 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590422)
Thanks all. With my wife not working for the next 3-4 years it was at the absolute top of our budget, so maybe a blessing in disguise

Most likely. I’ve been on that ‘too much house’ ride, not really worth it.

phrantic09 07-16-20 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21590471)
I was just curious. Those links don't work for me.

Basically it’s the western side of the lake, your link was the eastern side. But otherwise yes

rjones28 07-16-20 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21590120)
You're just jealous that it can do more than your fatbike.

Please provide a detailed comparison.

phrantic09 07-16-20 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21590514)
Most likely. I’ve been on that ‘too much house’ ride, not really worth it.

Someone came in 20 over asking on a house already over priced by 15


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