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datlas 02-06-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22401152)
So I figured out why the chain was skipping over the top of the cog.

itís fake :cry:

Fake chain?

Sad!

rjones28 02-06-22 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22401152)
So I figured out why the chain was skipping over the top of the cog.

itís fake :cry:

wut

phrantic09 02-06-22 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22401159)
Fake chain?

Sad!


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22401161)
wut

Fake chain, and a pretty good one. I swapped the factory chain back in and all of the problems went away. Go figure

Velo Vol 02-06-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22401137)
I napped from 4-7 pm yesterday.

#YearOfRecovery


rjones28 02-06-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22401150)

Is this how your cat travels?

rjones28 02-06-22 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22401162)
Fake chain, and a pretty good one. I swapped the factory chain back in and all of the problems went away. Go figure

How did you end up with a fake chain?

phrantic09 02-06-22 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22401172)
How did you end up with a fake chain?

I made the mistake of buying it from Bezos.

Velo Vol 02-06-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22401162)
Fake chain, and a pretty good one. I swapped the factory chain back in and all of the problems went away. Go figure

Where did you get a fake chain? Ebay?

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22401171)
Is this how your cat travels?

Sadly I presently have no cat.

Trsnrtr 02-06-22 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22401172)
How did you end up with a fake chain?

I got a couple fake KMC X11 chains off of Amazon a few years ago. I broke both and didnít know about the fakes until someone posted here to watch out for fake KMCs. I should have known better the price was cheap.

phrantic09 02-06-22 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22401187)
I got a couple fake KMC X11 chains off of Amazon a few years ago. I broke both and didnít know about the fakes until someone posted here to watch out for fake KMCs. I should have known better the price was cheap.

These werenít even cheap, but apparently Amazon bins every part together in their warehouse regardless of seller, so I got a fake chain and a bunch of headaches.

They already refunded me the money though, so thereís that

Velo Vol 02-06-22 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22401187)
I got a couple fake KMC X11 chains off of Amazon a few years ago. I broke both and didn’t know about the fakes until someone posted here to watch out for fake KMCs. I should have known better the price was cheap.

Did the packaging look legit? Or did you know as soon as you saw it?

MoAlpha 02-06-22 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22401187)
I got a couple fake KMC X11 chains off of Amazon a few years ago. I broke both and didn’t know about the fakes until someone posted here to watch out for fake KMCs. I should have known better the price was cheap.

Ugh. I have an eBay one which might be fake. It doesn’t have the stigmata of fakeness I was able to find on the web, but it was definitely cheap. Maybe I’ll hold onto it for an emergency.

Trsnrtr 02-06-22 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22401192)
Did the packaging look legit? Or did you know as soon as you saw it?

They looked legit to me but somebody posted pics of the real chain package next to the fake one and there were some differences. I don't buy chains from Amazon anymore.

Trsnrtr 02-06-22 07:20 PM

I got fake Shimano SPD cleats last summer. They came in a cheap cardboard box and the plastic was hard/brittle. I went ahead and used them but they wore out fast.I now buy parts of reputable online stores.

MoAlpha 02-06-22 07:21 PM

Some amazing stuff here if you want to waste some time.

BillyD 02-06-22 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22400792)
As some here know, my son is a power lifter and routinely dead lifts and squats ~625#. Well, he said he started a dead lift and noticed his form was a little off but kept going. His elbow area ďexploded.Ē I took him to an emergency orthopedist this morning who confirmed torn tendon(s) requiring surgery as soon as possible. They showed him sonograms of both of his arms and even he could see the devastation in his damaged arm. Like any amateur athlete, heís devastated. He had several meets lined up this Spring.

Bum deal, sorry to hear.

seedsbelize2 02-06-22 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22400755)
Kevin Killeen should win an award for this reportage.

https://twitter.com/schwarz/status/1490163437049204737

Quoting to see the link
And then nit took me to a post about the general election in Costa Rica

LesterOfPuppets 02-06-22 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22401262)
Quoting to see the link
And then nit took me to a post about the general election in Costa Rica

OMG, tweet deleted

Here's the vid in another tweet

seedsbelize2 02-06-22 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22401049)
Today was another one of those days where no matter what direction I was going I had a head wind. The last 5 miles were a joke. The wind got so bad I almost got gave up in frustration. I was visibly pissed. The stupid part, looking at the flag poles the last five indicated no wind, but it was def there.
First time I rode a bike to failure my legs were toast. I imagine sleeping is going to be rough tonight, leg pain plus most likely restless legs.

Crosswind feels just like headwind.

LAJ 02-06-22 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22401223)
Some amazing stuff here if you want to waste some time.


Way cool. I'm today years old when I finally saw a tractor pull a trampoline, and the trampoline is in use.

LesterOfPuppets 02-06-22 08:12 PM

I was searching high and low for an olde tea video from the aughts, and came across this good one from the teens


seedsbelize2 02-06-22 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22401190)
These werenít even cheap, but apparently Amazon bins every part together in their warehouse regardless of seller, so I got a fake chain and a bunch of headaches.

They already refunded me the money though, so thereís that

I didn't know this was a thing
What makes it fake?

MoAlpha 02-06-22 08:20 PM

N

Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22401306)
I didn't know this was a thing
What makes it fake?

They are counterfeiting some amazingly low-margin and niche-y stuff these days.

LesterOfPuppets 02-06-22 08:21 PM

I got some fake BB7s once. Sooo bad. I put 'em on a couple of bikes as rear brakes only.

Guess I should order a real one or two and phase out those fakes. I need to push my Universal order up to $150 for free shipping anyways.

Velo Vol 02-06-22 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22401292)
I was searching high and low for an olde tea video from the aughts

As one does.

LesterOfPuppets 02-06-22 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22401316)
As one does.

You tellin' me y'all don't like tea tunes?

I did eventually uncover the lost gem.


genejockey 02-06-22 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22401137)
Too.

Speaking of naps going too long, I napped from 4-7 pm yesterday. Is that even a nap?

Dogs are man's best friend. Get one and you'll discover this universal truth. Until then, pipe down.

Dogs are man's best friend. Cats are man's weird roommate who ***** in a box.

rjones28 02-06-22 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22401341)
Dogs are man's best friend. Cats are man's weird roommate who s**ts in a box.

Who can argue with this?

genejockey 02-06-22 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22401347)
Who can argue with this?

Who, indeed?

Velo Vol 02-06-22 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22401331)
I did eventually uncover the lost gem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA

We're better for it.

Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22401341)
Cats are man's weird roommate who s**ts in a box.

I like them.


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