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topslop1 06-06-22 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22531543)
About 2 years ago I fell, hit my head which pushed my head backwards and transferred a lot of force down my spine and apparently destroyed a disc.

My spine and vertebrae are fine but the disc probably needs to go. Burning pain on both sides from my waist down. No riding since April 2021.

Similar; just lots of trauma from contact sports and car wreck. Bottom disc looked like a tiny sliver that was sitting ontop of a nerve making my life absolutely terrible. I only had the disc trimmed; I have had a couple of friends that were weight lifters in their 20's that have had artificial disc replacement and they have nothing but good things to say about it. Hopefully that is on the menu for you...

topslop1 06-06-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22531523)
It needs stirred up.

Tell me about it. I exited the cycling deal doing ~19avg over 65miles which I was proud of as a working class drinker.

Now I'm signing up for a 22 mile 13mph ride? Gotta get the rust off the training wheels somehow I suppose.

topslop1 06-06-22 12:13 PM

I do hope Canyon responds with a tried and true stem brand so I can shorten this thing up a touch and turn it into a beach cruiser.

LesterOfPuppets 06-06-22 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22532513)
Back in Spring of 2021, I started buying C&V bikes. My first purchase was a 1989 Schwinn Circuit, with its Columbus tubing, chrome fork and chain and seat stays, and Sante groupset. I thought at the time I overpayed a bit, $450, but it turned out that the bike had ALL the original bits in good condition, including the barely-used original Rolls saddle - and they go for $70 and up in Ebay! So, in the end, I didn't mind over paying just a little, even if the frame is kinda small and required a new seatpost and 130mm stem to fit me.

Maybe 6 months later, another 1989 Circuit pops up on Ebay, this time in my size. But they want $800, and $200 for shipping. And that bike has been languishing there for close to a year now. They have the option of making an offer, but I doubt they'd take what I'd offer.

Last week, someone listed ANOTHER Circuit on Ebay, also my size. This one's listed for $1200.

This morning, someone else listed YET ANOTHER Circuit, again in 23". This one's listed for $1800!

In watch collecting, we used to see this sometimes. You won't see any listings of a particular watch for years, and then one gets listed and suddenly there's a bunch of them listed. We call it "Monkey See, Monkey Do".

Whole lotta dreamers out there. If they start selling, I hope the market price shift trickles down to Tempos too! :)

I paid $160 for mine, and am tempted to sell it.

genejockey 06-06-22 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22532578)
Whole lotta dreamers out there. If they start selling, I hope the market price shift trickles down to Tempos too! :)

I paid $160 for mine, and am tempted to sell it.

$1800 is serious 'Colnago in perfect condition with full Super Record' territory.

Velo Vol 06-06-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22532575)
Now I'm signing up for a 22 mile 13mph ride?

??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?

BillyD 06-06-22 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22524326)
Cut a couple of lawns. Performed other springtime yard activities.


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22532198)
Such as?

Weeding, weeding . . . . . and oh, yeah, did I mention weeding?

genejockey 06-06-22 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22532613)
??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?

Everyone gets mad at you?

LesterOfPuppets 06-06-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22532613)
??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?

They tell you to stop ruining the ride for everyone and just go ride with the C group :)

BillyD 06-06-22 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22532439)

Now THATíS a shame. :(

Velo Vol 06-06-22 12:53 PM

Reminds me of the pacers at a marathon, but you don't sign up with one.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c88002c44.png

genejockey 06-06-22 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22532631)
Reminds me of the pacers at a marathon, but you don't sign up with one.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c88002c44.png

I'm gonna assume that these are for a HALF marathon, since the world record is 2:01:39....

Mojo31 06-06-22 01:05 PM

Office AC is failing to work today. :(

genejockey 06-06-22 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22532652)
Office AC is failing to work today. :(

My office, OTOH, is downright chilly.

datlas 06-06-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22532652)
Office AC is failing to work today. :(

Hot

topslop1 06-06-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22532613)
??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?

drop off the front i suppose.

topslop1 06-06-22 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22532578)
Whole lotta dreamers out there. If they start selling, I hope the market price shift trickles down to Tempos too! :)

I paid $160 for mine, and am tempted to sell it.

I just dumped $150 for a stem

indyfabz 06-06-22 01:22 PM

Only 29 miles to Jamaica today. Everyting be irie, mon.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...471a151a8.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...678f079aa.jpeg

topslop1 06-06-22 01:23 PM

Had purchased a couple of cheap stems; $30 and $40 Ritchie and some other brand to fit the Canyon; no dice at advertised sizing; the stems were WAY too small. LBS just now only had an overpriced ZIPP stem at correctly advertised sizing. Fit perfect; no issues. What a world.

Velo Vol 06-06-22 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22532652)
Office AC is failing to work today. :(

Power out again?

Mojo31 06-06-22 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22532661)
Hot

Yeppers - upper 90s in these parts.

Hopefully not too expensive to fix.

Mojo31 06-06-22 01:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22532687)
Power out again?

I did not post that the power is failing to work today.

Mojo31 06-06-22 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22532678)
Had purchased a couple of cheap stems; $30 and $40 Ritchie and some other brand to fit the Canyon; no dice at advertised sizing; the stems were WAY too small. LBS just now only had an overpriced ZIPP stem at correctly advertised sizing. Fit perfect; no issues. What a world.

If that's the only one that fit among those available, then it is not overpriced. The cheaper ones are just not up to spec.

LesterOfPuppets 06-06-22 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22532444)
Color coordinates well with the bike saddle.

I got home and realized I was wearing it backwards the whole time. Ooops.

Tempted to run over to Tandy and upgrade the chinstrap to leather, the twine might irritate my tender neck skin.

genejockey 06-06-22 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22532676)

Nice rocky creek shore, but a paucity of good skipping stones.


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