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MoAlpha 07-09-21 08:41 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134611)
Pfizer.

Congrats.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134553)
For various reasons, I waited to get the vaccine until June. Got my second shot yesterday and had a rough time sleeping last night. Lots of body aches and every joint injury I ever had has stepped up to say "howdy".

Oh boy.

WhyFi 07-09-21 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22134618)
I'm deeply considering selling the R3, getting Rival etap and road wheels on the revolt and having a single bike. Someone talk me out of it.

Don't do it.

Sell both and get a new Aspero 5. :innocent:

Velo Vol 07-09-21 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22134618)
Someone talk me out of it.

I will not.

Mojo31 07-09-21 09:34 AM

In Purple Sunset.

ksryder 07-09-21 09:41 AM

Speaking of new bikes I haven't said much about it because I was trying to keep low expectations regarding shipping dates but I just got confirmation that the frames have arrived for the Otso Waheela C that I pre-ordered a couple months ago and they should be shipping any day now.

I finally decided to pull the trigger on a new gravel bike a couple months ago because the 13-year-old Specialized Tricross I've been riding for the past 6 years has been a valiant steed but I'd like more tire clearance, a more stable geometry, and disc brakes. Of course the first bikes on my list were out of stock until 2077; came across the Waheela and even though it hadn't been on my radar I realized it pretty much checked all my boxes plus it has the advantage of being a bike that you're not going to see a lot of other people riding.

I've been accumulating parts and accoutrements while I'm waiting -- titanium King Cages, a bolt on top tube bag from Cedaero, some new Sidi mtb shoes, etc. Going to try the new Pirelli Centurato Gravel H 45mm tires on it, people say they're extremely fast rolling.

Of course I need to do a lot of work on the motor. It puts out a shockingly low amount of horsepower given the weight.

WhyFi 07-09-21 09:46 AM

Cool! Otso is a MN company. I used to have an Otso hat that I'd won in a drawing at a gravel ride, but I left it on top of the car and it blew off when I got on the freeway. :(

ksryder 07-09-21 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22134721)
Cool! Otso is a MN company. I used to have an Otso hat that I'd won in a drawing at a gravel ride, but I left it on top of the car and it blew off when I got on the freeway. :(

I have Minneapolis in-laws so I'm basically a resident :lol:

One of the factors that tipped the scales was when I called them to ask some questions and I talked to a real human who rides bikes and knew all of the details to answer my questions. I got a good vibe. Plus a local guy who operates a mobile bike repair business happens to be one of their authorized dealers so that helps, although I didn't realize that until after I'd already ordered it.

DougRNS 07-09-21 09:57 AM

I have nothing meaningful to add at this moment.

DougRNS 07-09-21 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22134743)
I have nothing meaningful to add at this moment.

Never stopped you before.

DougRNS 07-09-21 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22134745)
Never stopped you before.

bite me fredly.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 10:03 AM

Talk me out of bidding on this.


Mojo31 07-09-21 10:05 AM

Not going to try. It's very "velo."

big john 07-09-21 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134752)

It seems to be very clean, but it is a nearly 40 year old car which wasn't such a great thing to begin with. Not much power and not good mileage, but hey, if you like it you could cruise around Knoxville in it. Any idea what the bidding is up to?

Velo Vol 07-09-21 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134767)
It seems to be very clean, but it is a nearly 40 year old car which wasn't such a great thing to begin with. Not much power and not good mileage, but hey, if you like it you could cruise around Knoxville in it. Any idea what the bidding is up to?

I don't know but it's "Limited." Built-in supply value right there.

Look at that nifty "Quartz Movement" clock. I wonder how easy it would be to put an eight-track player in there?


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0d433c8265.jpg

Mojo31 07-09-21 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134790)
I don't know but it's "Limited." Built-in supply value right there.

Look at that nifty "Quartz Movement" clock. I wonder how easy it would be to put an eight-track player in there?


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0d433c8265.jpg

Are you into collecting old American cars that are not fun to drive and that will never be worth much?

big john 07-09-21 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134790)
I don't know but it's "Limited." Built-in supply value right there.

Look at that nifty "Quartz Movement" clock. I wonder how easy it would be to put an eight-track player in there

Don't go too retro, step into the eighties with the modern cassette player already there.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 10:32 AM

I like how the clock has the inner ring with seconds, so you don't have to calculate those from the hour dial.

big john 07-09-21 10:34 AM

How about a different Buick?
https://images.autotrader.com/hn/c/f...b898e5a79f.jpg

big john 07-09-21 10:38 AM

Or spend a little more?
https://0.cdn.autotraderspecialty.co...ad&c=%23f5f5f5

big john 07-09-21 10:46 AM

My favorite Buick when I was a ute. My dad was a Buick man, he drove out here from Cleveland in a 53 Buick in 1956. 2 brothers went with him, the rest of us flew.
https://1.cdn.autotraderspecialty.co...51&c=%23f5f5f5

datlas 07-09-21 10:46 AM

Why would anyone buy a Buick when they could get a Saturn?!? :foo:

genejockey 07-09-21 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134481)
I have determined that when I first awaken, every day feels the same.

#Science

Not for me. 5 days out of 7, it's an alarm waking me. The other two, I wake up at much the same time, but without...well, alarm, really.

phrantic09 07-09-21 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22134688)
Don't do it.

Sell both and get a new Aspero 5. :innocent:

tempting

genejockey 07-09-21 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22134573)
Are you a Toys R Us kid? They are gone too. Sad!

Where I grew up, we saw ads for Toys R Us on the Baltimore and Washington stations, but there were none within easy reach, so we were merely taunted with their existence, knowing that somewhere, there were stores with aisle after aisle of toys we would never see.

OTOH, when my kids were little, there was a big Toys R Us we used to go to all the time. Lucky so-and-sos


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