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Bah Humbug 08-25-21 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200354)
Confirmed? Phooey.

As confirmed as anything can be at this point. Embargo ends Tuesday. Which, in a handy coincidence, is also payday.

Not that you'll be able to buy anything.

Bah Humbug 08-25-21 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22200332)
Makes sense. I mean, if you're gonna go retro, can you really complain about not getting the latest and greatest? :innocent:

I'm retro enough to be good with wires. But of course, it's about the rim brake set being compatible with the maximum number of existing frames. However, since there are many wired/ disc frames out, I'm not sure what they're expected to do - if wireless doesn't go into wired frames, they're screwing recent purchasers. If wireless can go in, which would make sense (just cover the holes...) why not make them all wireless?

BillyD 08-25-21 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22200220)
I believe that lube is almost always the answer.

Reported. Family forum, mister. :mad:

MoAlpha 08-25-21 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200290)
Itís a good suggestion but the Habanero has external cables and setting up Di2 that way is fugly. I do plan to get a brand new full groupset next year, and my hope is the next-generation Shimano 12 speed Di2 will be available and also semi-wireless. That fits right into my plan. However I suspect delays and/or supply problems may be an issue.

You like the frame that much? I am also considering going electritional, but figure it makes more sense to wait until I want a new bike, which is to say shortly before I tell LSS Iím serious about retiring.

datlas 08-25-21 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200356)
We lost power about 20 minutes ago. Good thing itís only 91F out. I am in the basement where itís nice and cool.

Power company saying a transformer blew and they have to get a crew out. Estimated return of power 1130PM EDT tonight. Generator running.

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200449)
Power company saying a transformer blew and they have to get a crew out. Estimated return of power 1130PM EDT tonight. Generator running.

Whew, sounds like a localized event. Wouldn't want a blackout in the big city

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d227dcd421.png

datlas 08-25-21 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22200447)
You like the frame that much? I am also considering going electritional, but figure it makes more sense to wait until I want a new bike, which is to say shortly before I tell LSS Iím serious about retiring.

I do like it. Itís custom geometry so fits perfectly. That said, the Roubaix fits almost as well and has internal cables so I am sure I could learn to live with that. No decisions this year anyway, so lots of time to consider options. You may recall I was even considering Campy Chorus. SRAM eTap also an option but so expensive and the budget Rival Etap is disc only I believe.

genejockey 08-25-21 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22200367)
Weather forecast said 20% of rain today. We ended up with a downpour and flooding on the roads. :rolleyes:

https://twitter.com/WVLTCasey/status...30124978851848

Few people really grasp probability. 20% means there's a 1 in 5 chance. Things with a 1 in 5 chance happen every day.

genejockey 08-25-21 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200449)
Power company saying a transformer blew and they have to get a crew out. Estimated return of power 1130PM EDT tonight. Generator running.

I believe power companies tend to work by the rules that Scotty explained to Geordi LaForge - "Tell him it'll take 3 times as long as you know it will, and he'll think you're a genius!"

Sy Reene 08-25-21 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22200472)
I believe power companies tend to work by the rules that Scotty explained to Geordi LaForge - "Tell him it'll take 3 times as long as you know it will, and he'll think you're a genius!"

AKA... Underpromise and Over-Deliver
quite popular

genejockey 08-25-21 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 22200496)
AKA... Underpromise and Over-Deliver
quite popular

Much preferable to the opposite.

Sy Reene 08-25-21 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22200497)
Much preferable to the opposite.

That's why it's popular

genejockey 08-25-21 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 22200500)
That's why it's popular

Because I work in Science and we don't always know that what we're planning is even possible, I sometimes give estimates like, "Somewhere between 6 weeks and infinity."

ls01 08-25-21 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22199842)
when dodge came out with the challenger demon, i remember seeing one comment on the challenger forum asking why dodge would offend so many people with such a name. Imagine going through life, constantly looking for things to be outraged about.

how dare you! You take that back!!

rjones28 08-25-21 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22200016)
Are you wearing a hat right now?

Nope

Velo Vol 08-25-21 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22200465)
Few people really grasp probability. 20% means there's a 1 in 5 chance. Things with a 1 in 5 chance happen every day.

There's a 100% chance you can go pound sand.


rjones28 08-25-21 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22200032)
I've been going little/little, and just short enough to keep the cage from rubbing on the chain. Woks fine at the big/big end of things, too.

Also works.

A long time ago, when I built my first bike, I tried the various chain measuring methods. I found that they all yielded the same length chain.

genejockey 08-25-21 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22200600)
There's a 100% chance you can go pound sand.

100% chance that I CAN. 0% chance that I WILL.

genejockey 08-25-21 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200608)
Also works.

A long time ago, when I built my first bike, I tried the various chain measuring methods. I found that they all yielded the same length chain.

Convergence is a good sign.

rjones28 08-25-21 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22200056)
My cassette is 12-25. And I like it.

What chain rings?

Trsnrtr 08-25-21 05:33 PM

We're in the middle of a severe thunderstorm at the moment with hail and high winds. Outages are being reported in the area for both electric and cable. We have a whole house generator so that's not a problem for us if the power goes out. The vast majority of houses have basements and sump pumps so loss of electricity is major for many people. Besides our generator, we have two sump pumps, a main one and a secondary.

Velo Vol 08-25-21 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200614)
What chain rings?

The ones that came with the bike.

rjones28 08-25-21 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22200154)
It's so interesting to me to hear about 11T being unused. I'm in 52/11 2-3 times a ride with our rollers here. Half of the time I'm not even aware until my computer beeps at me that I'm out of gears. I'm also in the 36/30 several times per ride as well.

Same.

50/34 with an 11-28 cassette. I use all of the gears on most of the rides.

Velo Vol 08-25-21 05:39 PM

Bummer for Vancouver ferry riders. I wonder if they need a passport?


rjones28 08-25-21 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22200203)
I'm too wimpy to spin at 90 unless it's low power and generally favor a higher cadence. I do occasionally try to shift to a non-existent 11t, but that's usually not until I'm pushing 40mph or higher. At that point, I'll pedal up to 120rpm or so and just let gravity embrace my fatness thereafter.

I loose interest in pedaling at cadences above 100rpm.


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