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seedsbelize2 09-07-22 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22639497)
We're supposed to get some relief on Saturday when a tropical storm comes by. It's been awful here. A long time since it's been this bad, even hot overnight.

I've been watching that storm. I watch them all this time of year. It went due north, off the west coast of Mexico. It never occurred to me to consider where it would ultimately go. I just knew we were out of the woods.

seedsbelize2 09-07-22 04:29 PM

No power all day today. Second week in a row. Might be the new normal. So I worked outside--kinda got carried away, and the next thing I know I'm really, really tired. But I got a lot done.

datlas 09-07-22 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22639654)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d9b048990.jpeg
Arriving this friday. Looking for build suggestions..... thinking towards 105 and Hson wheels.

If you can find one on the cheap, I am pleased with my Ultegra R8000 groupset.

genejockey 09-07-22 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22639727)
If you can find one on the cheap, I am pleased with my Ultegra R8000 groupset.

Seconded. However, I'm also pretty happy with the R7000 105 I have on a different bike.

sshakari 09-07-22 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22639734)
Seconded. However, I'm also pretty happy with the R7000 105 I have on a different bike.

it may be the whatever is available groupset and mix & match. Looks like it is tough to find groupsets.

datlas 09-07-22 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22639744)
it may be the whatever is available groupset and mix & match. Looks like it is tough to find groupsets.

Agree. And many at the 105 or Ultegra are disc.

#rimbrakesforever

sshakari 09-07-22 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22639760)
Agree. And many at the 105 or Ultegra are disc.

#rimbrakesforever

been checking for a rim brake frame for a while. Could not find a Ritchey and had my eye on Cinelli, but when Merckx popped up I had to have it.

datlas 09-07-22 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22639767)
been checking for a rim brake frame for a while. Could not find a Ritchey and had my eye on Cinelli, but when Merckx popped up I had to have it.

For wheels, you have a bajillion choicesÖwhen I did my recent Habanero rebuild I got a set of handbuilts from fellow BF member Psimet2001 and I have been pleased with them.

big john 09-07-22 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22639684)
I've been watching that storm. I watch them all this time of year. It went due north, off the west coast of Mexico. It never occurred to me to consider where it would ultimately go. I just knew we were out of the woods.

It's hurricane Kay, travelling up the Baja coast. Might bring some rain to California.

Eric F 09-07-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22639778)
It's hurricane Kay, travelling up the Baja coast. Might bring some rain to California.

It will be just enough to cause a mess, probably, but nothing actually meaningful.

big john 09-07-22 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22639782)
It will be just enough to cause a mess, probably, but nothing actually meaningful.

That's what usually happens. What we need is a big snow pack in the Sierra and lots of rain all over the west.

There was a brief downpour in Santa Clarita on Monday. My friend said the wind started blowing hard, people's lawn chairs and stuff started flying, then the rain came.

Trsnrtr 09-07-22 08:14 PM

I’ve been dealing with some issues lately that necessitated a CT scan. One of the incidental findings was an inguinal hernia. I knew that I sometimes have pain but I didn’t think much about it until my family doctor’s nurse called today to tell me that my guy wants to discuss surgery. Crap. We’re entering the perfect Fall riding season and I’m not in the mood for surgery.

LesterOfPuppets 09-07-22 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22639778)
It's hurricane Kay, travelling up the Baja coast. Might bring some rain to California.

I can't wait to feel the effects of the fringes of Kay.

t2p 09-07-22 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22639554)
The Schwinn Circuit frame I bought last week has arrived. And here I am at work, and I can't even open the box!!

This is just a frame, with no fork. It's a 23" frame, vs. the 22" I currently have, which is too small, even with extra-long seatpost and 130mm stem. The bars are just too low. Of course, I can't just swap in the fork from the 22" frame, since the head tube is probably an inch shorter. At the C&V ride, it was suggested to me that a framebuilder might be able to replace or augment the steerer tube, but I suspect that might turn out to be kinda pricey. So then there's the other frame on Ebay, which is a 24". The fork from that could be cut down and threaded to fit, probably a lot cheaper than trying to lengthen the one from the 22" frame.

Decisions, decisions. Of course, first I have to figure out if the frame I just bought is All That.

cmon - the suspense is killin me ... howzit look ?

what year / color Circuit ?

carbon or aluminum fork an option ?

the OEM steel fork from the 24" frame sounds like a great option if you plan to go the original route - especially if the steerer is a tad long which should allow the stem / bar to be raised a tad (more) if you desire

what drivetrain(s) are you considering ? spread triangle to 130mm to accommodate more contemp options ?

what size tires are you planning to run ? my guess is with the original steel fork 28mm tires should work ... ? ...

I have a Kinesis aluminium fork on a Peloton - the fork appears to be the limiting factor as far as tire size goes ... 28mm tire should fit on the rear with room to spare - but 28mm will be a very tight fit on the front if it will fit

big john 09-07-22 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22639907)
Iíve been dealing with some issues lately that necessitated a CT scan. One of the incidental findings was an inguinal hernia. I knew that I sometimes have pain but I didnít think much about it until my family doctorís nurse called today to tell me that my guy wants to discuss surgery. Crap. Weíre entering the perfect Fall riding season and Iím not in the mood for surgery.

Is it something that needs to be done or is it ok to let it go if it isn't bothering you?

big john 09-07-22 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22639932)

the OEM steel fork from the 24" frame sounds like a great option if you plan to go the original route - especially if the steerer is a tad long which should allow the stem / bar to be raised a tad (more) if you desire

I'm sure it's a threaded steer tube. We cut those off even with the top headset nut. You can get a tall quill stem to raise the bar.

t2p 09-07-22 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22639542)
I lived in the mountains north of here for 4+ years, our house was at 6000 feet. We had no a/c and never needed it. I think we only left a window open at night a few times. It's probably hotter there these days but I still dream about moving back there. I worry now about a fire going through there and the water comes from a well which could become a problem.
A friend of mine lived in the hills northeast of here and he spent thousands on dry wells and gave up finding water. Instead, he had water trucked in by a service. The service took care of the tank and kept it topped off.

I've watched a 'well man' walk around property with a y shaped stick to determine where a well should be drilled

I had doubts as did others - but it appeared to work


fun factoid - except for a short stint - I've had well water my entire life ...

I should probably be sick or dead from radon (high radon levels are apparently fairly common in houses with well water ?)

t2p 09-07-22 08:46 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...88a3f0f9d.jpeg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a359d59d.jpeg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...41ffe45c0.jpeg

Originally Posted by big john (Post 22639939)
I'm sure it's a threaded steer tube. We cut those off even with the top headset nut. You can get a tall quill stem to raise the bar.

I prefer to keep the steerer longer to allow for a raised stem / taller handlebar height

( I curse steerers that are cut short to the headset nut lol )

pic of my peloton - shows longer steerer

rjones28 09-07-22 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22639907)
Iíve been dealing with some issues lately that necessitated a CT scan. One of the incidental findings was an inguinal hernia. I knew that I sometimes have pain but I didnít think much about it until my family doctorís nurse called today to tell me that my guy wants to discuss surgery. Crap. Weíre entering the perfect Fall riding season and Iím not in the mood for surgery.

:(

big john 09-07-22 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22639944)
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a359d59d.jpeg




I prefer to keep the steerer longer to allow for a raised stem / taller handlebar height

( I curse steerers that are cut short to the headset nut lol )

pic of my peloton - shows longer steerer

Is there a special spacer in there? The last bike I had with a quill stem had to get a Nitto stem when I got older, (had that bike for 30 years).
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7f08c70754.jpg

t2p 09-07-22 09:12 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f48798b84.jpeg

Originally Posted by big john (Post 22639956)
Is there a special spacer in there? The last bike I had with a quill stem had to get a Nitto stem when I got older, (had that bike for 30 years).
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7f08c70754.jpg

yes - 15mm headset spacer

t2p 09-07-22 09:30 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22639283)
Picked up some different Ethiopian, single origin coffee beans from a local roaster the other day. Very light roast for espresso, but I think that they work really well. They remind me of a coffee shop in Richmond that my wife really liked, so I thought that I should let her try 'em out, even though she typically prefers the much darker, more tradition roasts. I was mildly surprised, but somewhat relieved, that she didn't really dig it - the beans are significantly more expensive than her daily driver.

ethiopian yirgacheffe is one of my fav coffees

t2p 09-07-22 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22638550)
I was actually thinking about this while riding the other day. Mrs. GeneJockey is currently fixated on Buffalo (again), so I was thinking, "How many months a year will I be able ride outside?", the answer to which is not "12", for either Buffalo or Pittsburgh, whereas that IS the answer for San Mateo.

Now all I have to do is buy a lottery ticket.

Buffalo has *real* winters - with a lot of snow

much more snow than Pittsburgh ... maybe twice or three times as much ?

big john 09-07-22 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22639965)


yes - 15mm headset spacer

I saw it when you edited in the third pic.

LesterOfPuppets 09-07-22 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22639965)

I'm a 3x member of the threaded steerer spacer club. Save the cutoffs when you're cutting metal 1-1/8" threadless steerers as they're typically good spacer material for 1" threaded.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cad327d0e1.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dc372efa73.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6abe0c3fb0.jpg


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