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Velo Vol 05-08-20 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21462784)
Jadesfire
I don't remember if you are studying vet or human medicine. I'm thinking vet

There's not much difference, TBH.

seedsbelize 05-08-20 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21462868)
There's not much difference, TBH.

So you're not telling?

WhyFi 05-08-20 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21462820)
Fixed

Nope.

datlas 05-08-20 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21462877)
So you're not telling?

Critters, I believe.

Velo Vol 05-08-20 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21462877)
So you're not telling?

This is me, only with joints instead of coughs.


LesterOfPuppets 05-08-20 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21462562)
66F at 6:15am.

today is supposed to be a little cooler, and it might not hit 100F.

Perfect my morning for a ride in the desert. I didn't commence riding til 7:40, and that was still early enough not to die :)

LesterOfPuppets 05-08-20 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21461797)
$1300? That seems outrageous. Is it really that collectible/desirable?


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21462489)
I love the paint so much.

I'm no Campy expert, but isn't that group a little old to be on that frame? Looks weird.



Definitely high, IMO. That's a fairly normal price for an older one that's in cherry condition with all original parts, though.

Yeah, weird parts mix. Olde non-aero DA brake levers, olde Campy RD... But decals from a later era.

No way he gets $1300. I kinda think repaint (is it even a Paramount?) and parts bin build. I think they're one of those people that ask at least double what they think they can actually get. Or maybe a dreamer.

ls01 05-08-20 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21462503)
For once i’m ahead in the club. :innocent:

So every ride I am getting brake rub on the front rotor. I usually stop loosen the wheel and re tighten the wheel and it magically goes away, until I need to use the front brake again. When looking at my pads and rotor head on, the rotor is extremely close to the outside pad. What do I need to do about this?

If you have a pad thats inside the disk that might be the problem.

I loosen one bolt on the caliper @ a time and move it over to even the gap. Put the wheel on something white so you have a bright background, it helps a lot. Then look @ the gaps. Adjust the other side of the caliper.

Trsnrtr 05-08-20 11:08 AM

I suffer from retinal hemorrhages and developed one in the last day or so. Off to see the specialist so no riding today. :(

ls01 05-08-20 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21462566)
If I ever experience a windfall that would cover it, I'm totally getting a plastic bike. With disc brakes.

You people corrupted me. I should have stayed over in C&V :mad:

You know you want it...

ls01 05-08-20 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21462653)
Yeah, a little bit at a time spreads the pain out, but overall the price tends to be higher on a piecemeal build. Kind of annoying when the end value is less than the sum of the parts, but I suppose that's (literally) the price you pay for getting exactly what you want.

Most any modern complete would be pretty agreeable to me. I'm a bit picky about aesthetics but so long as the shifters have under-tape routing and the crank isn't hideous most modern bikes are pretty sweet. My two requirements for frame aesthetics are that the downtube is the same cross-section the entire length and if it's a metal frame the welds need to either be very small or filled and blended à-la Cannondale.

All depends on what prices you are getting for parts. My bikes, new are 10k or more . I paid no where near that. My disk bike cost me more because its all new modern tech. I've built entire bikes (nice ones) for what I paid for that group set.

ls01 05-08-20 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21462681)
I love the heat of the desert, but 90F in the Northeast sucks.

I'll take it. Still better than 6" of snow

ls01 05-08-20 11:44 AM

So I have rewaxed 2 of my 4 bike chains. I really like the crock pot for doing this. One block of wax, 3/4 cup of lamp oil and some Teflon powder. Melt, stir, soak, and,, hang till cool.
I was going to re use the master links like I always have but I think I will swap them out for new ones. I'm having trouble trusting them used.

Bah Humbug 05-08-20 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21463085)
You know you want it...

All the cool kids are doing it.

WhyFi 05-08-20 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21461412)
I had to run to Twin Six to pick up some bandanas and then to the store for.... stuff.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0788fcc3a.jpg

Phish Food verdict: it's not the best ice cream in the world, but it may be the hardest to stop eating. There's a very addictive, just-one-more-spoonful quality about it - you would not want to bring a spoon to the open container, lest you find yourself looking at an empty container shortly thereafter.

Bah Humbug 05-08-20 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21463174)
Phish Food verdict: it's not the best ice cream in the world, but it may be the hardest to stop eating. There's a very addictive, just-one-more-spoonful quality about it - you would not want to bring a spoon to the open container, lest you find yourself looking at an empty container shortly thereafter.

Appropriate term for an ice cream in this thread. I think the addictive quality is from the variety of inclusions so you want the marshmallow, then the fudge fish, then some caramel, and soon you’ve hit the bottom. And just ride enough that you can kill the pint.

I mean, you’re wrong about “not the best”, but that’s ok.

WhyFi 05-08-20 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21463179)
I think the addictive quality is from the variety of inclusions so you want the marshmallow, then the fudge fish, then some caramel, and soon you’ve hit the bottom.

This was exactly my thought. It's like a well-designed video game - you can just-one-more-thing until you notice that it's 3am.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21463179)
I mean, you’re wrong about “not the best”, but that’s ok.

:lol:

Jadesfire 05-08-20 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21462784)
Jadesfire
I don't remember if you are studying vet or human medicine. I'm thinking vet

Not studying, but animal nursing (veterinary technician) is paying the bills. I was an EMT for a couple of years, too- kinda bummed I had to set that aside but there was too much on my plate at the time to juggle everything.

LesterOfPuppets 05-08-20 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21462270)
Please don't move to Florida. That state is a ****ing mess.

I could trade almost running over rattlers for almost running over gators!!!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7dbf49534.jpg

abshipp 05-08-20 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21463216)
I could trade almost running over rattlers for almost running over gators!!!

How are your bunny-hopping skills?

Jadesfire 05-08-20 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21463074)
I suffer from retinal hemorrhages and developed one in the last day or so. Off to see the specialist so no riding today. :(

Good luck!

Trsnrtr 05-08-20 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21463357)
Good luck!

Thanks. I got an injection of Avastin in my left eye and will have to have injections every month or so for 2-3 years. I had a vitrectomy in my right eye some years ago but my specialist wants to try injections in the eye this time, but 2-3 years is a lot of injections. :(

LesterOfPuppets 05-08-20 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21463383)
Thanks. I got an injection of Avastin in my left eye and will have to have injections every month or two for 2-3 years. I had a vitrectomy in my right eye some years ago but my specialist wants to injections in the eye this time, but 2-3 years is a lot of injections. :(

Wow, that is a LOT of eyeball shots! :(

Trsnrtr 05-08-20 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21463385)
Wow, that is a LOT of eyeball shots! :(

I had bleeding back in Jan-Feb but it seemed to be OK but it returned Wednesday and I knew by last night that I was screwed.

ls01 05-08-20 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21463383)
Thanks. I got an injection of Avastin in my left eye and will have to have injections every month or so for 2-3 years. I had a vitrectomy in my right eye some years ago but my specialist wants to injections in the eye this time, but 2-3 years is a lot of injections. :(

Wow, that's a lot. Good luck. And feel better


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