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Bah Humbug 04-18-20 05:59 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21424782)
Iím thinking of getting a cheap industrious wheelset with a cool central european sounding name... should I go post in the 41 for advice?

Sure. But remember, only Italian deserves protection.

datlas 04-18-20 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21424795)
The only people here are bike weenies.

Is that a problem? I donít see it as an issue.

WhyFi 04-18-20 06:26 AM

I think.... I think that I have overcome my irrational desire to replace upgrade my wheelset. The free shipping from LightBicycle was bad enough, but the crescendo hit yesterday after one of my credit cards offered me a new card with a "get $200 back with $500 worth of purchases within the first 90 days" offer. Wheelsets are always more awesomer when they're $200 cheaper.

....but now that I mention it, it's there at the back of my mind, again, nagging away. :notamused:

BillyD 04-18-20 07:14 AM

Speaking of amazing eagles, I’ve never expected to see anything like this before either.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_FF8XHH...=1aypmhgcelo0x

BillyD 04-18-20 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21424828)
I think.... I think that I have overcome my irrational desire to replace upgrade my wheelset. The free shipping from LightBicycle was bad enough, but the crescendo hit yesterday after one of my credit cards offered me a new card with a "get $200 back with $500 worth of purchases within the first 90 days" offer. Wheelsets are always more awesomer when they're $200 cheaper.

....but now that I mention it, it's there at the back of my mind, again, nagging away. :notamused:

Good work. The first step is always to realize you have a problem.

WhyFi 04-18-20 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21424914)
Good work. The first step is always to realize you have a problem.

I can quit whenever I want to. :twitchy:

BillyD 04-18-20 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21424489)
Ah. 961 followers.

Sadly she can most likely drop me. :o


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d0d5dab361.jpg

Women are sometimes known to be more compassionate than men, maybe she'll have pity on you on your first ride together.

#keephopealive

BillyD 04-18-20 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21424924)
I can quit whenever I want to. :twitchy:

Uh huh.

Trsnrtr 04-18-20 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21424782)
Iím thinking of getting a cheap industrious wheelset with a cool central european sounding name... should I go post in the 41 for advice?

What is a cheap industrious wheelset? Campy or Shimano freehub? 9, 10, or 11?

LesterOfPuppets 04-18-20 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21424897)
Speaking of amazing eagles, Iíve never expected to see anything like this before either.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_FF8XHH...=1aypmhgcelo0x

Meanwhile Florida eagle...

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/feat...h6m-story.html

rjones28 04-18-20 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21424757)
New Showers Pass 2.1 jacket arrived yesterday. Stephen is not impressed.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...517e92c06.jpeg

No wonder. It's not marigold.

rjones28 04-18-20 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21424763)
Slow morning. Must be Saturday

Margaritas and Mexican take-out last night. We slept in.

kissTheApex 04-18-20 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21424954)
What is a cheap industrious wheelset? Campy or Shimano freehub? 9, 10, or 11?

Nothing in particular really. Iím just in the handwringing stage. Shimano, 11. I do have 6600 Ultegra hubs laced to xr300 rims and need to research if I can reuse the hubs with 11 speed cassettes, but xr300s might be too narrow for 25mm tires.

rjones28 04-18-20 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21424758)
Datlas does not do FB. I actually had an account very briefly back in the early days when they first allowed people with a non-.edu email to sign up. Logged on maybe 3 times.

BF is plenty social media enough for me.

Most of my FB peeps are bike weenies.

indyfabz 04-18-20 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21424972)
No wonder. It's not marigold.

Red jackets keep you driest. And it will match the panniers and seat bag.

indyfabz 04-18-20 08:02 AM

Good news! Delta has extended its change fee waiver for flights through the end of September. Previously, it only applied to flights through May. Now I can push back my planned June Montana/Idaho tour.

ls01 04-18-20 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21424897)
Speaking of amazing eagles, Iíve never expected to see anything like this before either.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_FF8XHH...=1aypmhgcelo0x

Wow, I always figured other fliers got a professional courtesy.

Trsnrtr 04-18-20 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21424982)
Nothing in particular really. Iím just in the handwringing stage. Shimano, 11. I do have 6600 Ultegra hubs laced to xr300 rims and need to research if I can reuse the hubs with 11 speed cassettes, but xr300s might be too narrow for 25mm tires.

I was just curious. I like wheels but being too fat for this sport, I shy away from fragile stuff. When you mentioned "industrious," I got curious.

big john 04-18-20 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21424741)
I don't do Fake Book for this very reason. My wife is constantly saying she has to bite her tongue, I have not the same self control. Some of my friends and I have the no religion and politics rule, and get along just fine. If one breaks the rule the other reminds them, and it defuses things before the heat starts.

It allows me to chat a bit with people I never see anymore. One of the road clubs I ride with posts their rides there and after rides the members post pictures and discuss things. There are two mtb clubs I ride with and FB is my only communication with them.

The political discussions can quickly devolve into name calling, etc. I have had good ones, though, when the other person or group will present their point, offer evidence to back it up, and accept my posts without insulting or "you are all the same" type of reply. These can be very interesting because they make me expand on my statements and find supporting links/documents. I don't think I know everything and I encourage others to prove me wrong, or themselves right.

Sometimes it's too easy and I'll get into it with an idiot, so I leave it. Or the other person starts with the insults, so I'm out. I try to never insult my opponent and just present my case.

seedsbelize 04-18-20 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21424997)
Good news! Delta has extended its change fee waiver for flights through the end of September. Previously, it only applied to flights through May. Now I can push back my planned June Montana/Idaho tour.

Well then let's hope American does the same

big john 04-18-20 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21425001)
I was just curious. I like wheels but being too fat for this sport, I shy away from fragile stuff. When you mentioned "industrious," I got curious.

+1 I've broken nearly every rear wheel I've ever used except the ones currently on my bikes. My Seven is on it's 3rd different set of wheels after 6 failures with the previous 2 sets. My Gunnar is on it's 3rd (at least) rear wheel. Both mountain bikes have had rear wheels replaced. This has been a constant since I started riding road bikes in the 80s.

indyfabz 04-18-20 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21425010)
Well then let's hope American does the same

Yeah. What does it say about how Delta thinks things might go?

kissTheApex 04-18-20 08:26 AM

I’ve given up on schools reopening this academic year, but getting concerned it may not even open come September. :twitchy:

big john 04-18-20 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21424897)
Speaking of amazing eagles, Iíve never expected to see anything like this before either.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_FF8XHH...=1aypmhgcelo0x

Brutal. When I was working hawks would chase pigeons. Saw a falcon sitting on a dumpster eating a pigeon.

WhyFi 04-18-20 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21425041)
I’ve given up on schools reopening this academic year, but getting concerned it may not even open come September. :twitchy:

I'm would need. So. Much. Booze.


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