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datlas 01-14-22 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22373698)

Ordinarily I would say why would I even want to go through a Drive-Thru if I am on a bike. But in pandemic times, if I want to get a meal or food it may be "safer" from a contagion perspective to go through a Drive-Thru rather than go inside.

P.S. I hate the word "thru" it should be "through" but I gave up that battle 35 years ago.

Velo Vol 01-14-22 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22373628)
Tennessee ranks #44 on a happiness scale. Sad.

This Is the Unhappiest State in America (msn.com)

I'm doing just fine.

Eric F 01-14-22 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22373616)
I wouldn’t go through a major chain drive through on my bike anyway, can you imagine how angry the people in line would be?

well, I actually wouldn’t go to a major chain to begin with unless it was a road trip.

Years ago, I was in the drive-thru line behind a guy in a large motorized wheelchair. They served him. I just thought it was amusing.

rjones28 01-14-22 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373719)
I'm doing just fine.

Be more specific.

Mojo31 01-14-22 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22373729)
Years ago, I was in the drive-they line behind a guy in a large motorized wheelchair. They served him. I just thought it was amusing.

This pronoun stuff is getting cray-cray.

big john 01-14-22 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22373598)
Here is a cut/paste from google, which is not always correct but this time it's accurate:

​​​​​​Can you go through a drive thru on a bicycle?
You can, but you are unlikely to get any food. And you may be charged with trespassing. Very few restaurants will serve someone on foot or a bike at their drive thru windows. Whether they think this is for the safety of you, or their employees, or their other customers, is immaterial.

I wonder if they would just sell you a drink? Reminds me of a very hot day a few years ago when I was parched. I stopped at a Jack in the Box and went inside to fill a bottle. I wouldn't normally do this alone but I was dying. They had one of those fountains where you select from a screen and everything is dispensed from a single outlet. Some girl and her boy toy were in front of me and she was having a great time scrolling through all the options and playing with the machine.

This went on for what seemed like an eternity and other customers could see that I was in distress and it seemed everyone there wanted this idiot to just get her damn drink and move on.

A friend of mine was told by his bank that he could not ride his bike to the drive through window. He went inside and told the manager that he would be withdrawing his family trust and moving it to another institution. Suddenly the drive through was ok for bikes.

indyfabz 01-14-22 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22373712)
Ordinarily I would say why would I even want to go through a Drive-Thru if I am on a bike. But in pandemic times, if I want to get a meal or food it may be "safer" from a contagion perspective to go through a Drive-Thru rather than go inside.

There was at least one relatively thread in A&A about bikes in drive-throughs. Hot topic at the time.

I have only been through one in a car once. (Wendy's) That was way back in '89 or '90 in Pittsburgh with my GF at the time. Late night stop for burgers in a red Karmen Ghia convertible. I had previously used the same one on my bike. I have used drive-through ATMs while on a bike a couple of times. No one cared.

Velo Vol 01-14-22 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22373734)
Be more specific.

There's a lot of disinformation going around, IRL, on the internets, but I'm not falling for it.


Velo Vol 01-14-22 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22373712)
P.S. I hate the word "thru" it should be "through" but I gave up that battle 35 years ago.

Quitter.

Eric F 01-14-22 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22373735)
This pronoun stuff is getting cray-cray.

Phone autocorrect got me. Apparently, it didn't like the word "thru" either.

Velo Vol 01-14-22 10:20 AM

Using bears for cheap marketing. Sad.


WhyFi 01-14-22 10:59 AM

Woo hoo - new wheel day!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f66ec1f50b.jpg

Photo orientation in honor of Mr trekmogul.

WhyFi 01-14-22 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373771)
Using bears for cheap marketing. Sad.

https://twitter.com/MIA_mea_/status/1480887888329981955

Ew. They should add some food coloring or something to make that look more appealing. Maybe a nice amber color.

DougRNS 01-14-22 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373498)
In other news, this may be difficult to believe, but I've been getting the run-around from the witch doctor's office. DougRNS

Reminds me of this. Should be in your wheelhouse.

genejockey 01-14-22 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373756)
There's a lot of disinformation going around, IRL, on the internets, but I'm not falling for it.

https://twitter.com/TheRealPSIMET/st...19294523367425

If "road" implied "paved", there'd be no such terms as "paved road", "dirt road", or "gravel road", your recalcitrance notwithstanding.

genejockey 01-14-22 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22373712)
Ordinarily I would say why would I even want to go through a Drive-Thru if I am on a bike. But in pandemic times, if I want to get a meal or food it may be "safer" from a contagion perspective to go through a Drive-Thru rather than go inside.

P.S. I hate the word "thru" it should be "through" but I gave up that battle 35 years ago.

Yes. Also "tonite".

Velo Vol 01-14-22 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22373836)
If "road" implied "paved", there'd be no such terms as "paved road", "dirt road", or "gravel road", your recalcitrance notwithstanding.

Roadies implies proper cyclist.

rjones28 01-14-22 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373756)
There's a lot of disinformation going around, IRL, on the internets, but I'm not falling for it.

https://twitter.com/TheRealPSIMET/st...19294523367425

Obvious shill for Big Asphalt. Sad.

Eric F 01-14-22 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373855)
Roadies implies proper cyclist.

Improper cyclists?
https://www.velonews.com/wp-content/...1305655730.jpg

rjones28 01-14-22 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373855)
Roadies implies proper cyclist.

Roadies:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d01cc045bc.jpg

Mojo31 01-14-22 11:25 AM

Look more like pathies.

BillyD 01-14-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22373628)
Tennessee ranks #44 on a happiness scale. Sad.

This Is the Unhappiest State in America (msn.com)

"The lowest-rated unhappiest state was Mississippi, at 2.06. It was followed by Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama in ascending order, as Southern states dominated the bottom of the list."

Oh boy, what a grand P&R topic that would make.

big john 01-14-22 11:41 AM

How confident are you in quick links? I've never used them on road bikes except for emergency repairs. I'm also neglectful of drivetrain maintenance, except for lubing the chain, and tend to let everything get trashed before I replace anything. Plus, I break things, but usually not chains.

I ask because I need to shorten the chain on my Campagnolo equipped bike. I bought a used crankset in September and the shop installed it for me along with a new chain I had and it has shifted like crap and dropped the chain ever since. I just realized the chain is too long when trying to diagnose the bad performance. I don't have a Campagnolo chain tool or an extra pin and was thinking of just using a quick link to shorten it.

Is there a specific quick link for Campagnolo chains? Anyone know if I can put my old 10 speed rings on an 11 speed Chorus crankset? The bcd is the same and they look similar. Instead of spending $100 for a big ring I thought I would try the old one from the cracked crankset and see how it works before dropping more dough into the thing.

Mojo31 01-14-22 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22373884)
"The lowest-rated unhappiest state was Mississippi, at 2.06. It was followed by Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama in ascending order, as Southern states dominated the bottom of the list."

Oh boy, what a grand P&R topic that would make.

Wouldn't that be. Interesting that the northeast states are high on the list.

Mojo31 01-14-22 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22373887)
How confident are you in quick links? I've never used them on road bikes except for emergency repairs. I'm also neglectful of drivetrain maintenance, except for lubing the chain, and tend to let everything get trashed before I replace anything. Plus, I break things, but usually not chains.

I ask because I need to shorten the chain on my Campagnolo equipped bike. I bought a used crankset in September and the shop installed it for me along with a new chain I had and it has shifted like crap and dropped the chain ever since. I just realized the chain is too long when trying to diagnose the bad performance. I don't have a Campagnolo chain tool or an extra pin and was thinking of just using a quick link to shorten it.

Is there a specific quick link for Campagnolo chains? Anyone know if I can put my old 10 speed rings on an 11 speed Chorus crankset? The bcd is the same and they look similar. Instead of spending $100 for a big ring I thought I would try the old one from the cracked crankset and see how it works before dropping more dough into the thing.

I use them on all of our bikes. I stick with the Shimano QLs on the Shimano chains on my Trek, and KMC links on the others. I've never had a problem with one failing or coming apart. But, then again, I'm not cranking out massive watts all day long.

I know nothing about Campy stuff.


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