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bampilot06 07-06-20 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572315)


why the RIP?

seedsbelize 07-06-20 11:28 AM

I have been on a mechanicking tear of late. In lieu of riding.
​​​​​​That and the extreme heat and humidity factor. If it was wintertime it would be easier. As of this morning I have a crew here, so there will be no riding except Sunday, until they finish.

seedsbelize 07-06-20 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21572378)
why the RIP?

The composer

Velo Vol 07-06-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21572185)
Speaking of which, any Chica flybys?? I see she is still riding in your general area.

No, that's relative.

I finally heard from the nurse. Hopefully you are correct with your drug analysis as I messaged her that I'm fine with getting two separate drugs rather than a Vimovo generic $$$.

Velo Vol 07-06-20 11:47 AM

For a 6600 brifter this is what I want, right? I saw another person selling there and in the fine print it was like $30 shipping. :rolleyes:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ult...t/321691813184

Velo Vol 07-06-20 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21572398)
The composer

Correct. We played that theme last year in band. RIP band.

datlas 07-06-20 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572425)
No, that's relative.

I finally heard from the nurse. Hopefully you are correct with your drug analysis as I messaged her that I'm fine with getting two separate drugs rather than a Vimovo generic $$$.

Well, I am not saying she is in your ZIP code, but in your area code.

datlas 07-06-20 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572433)
For a 6600 brifter this is what I want, right? I saw another person selling there and in the fine print it was like $30 shipping. :rolleyes:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ult...t/321691813184

Yes but there are often non-branded hood covers that work fine at a much lower price as well.

LesterOfPuppets 07-06-20 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572315)

Also Charlie Daniels.

TN content !


SwtBadger 07-06-20 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572440)
Correct. We played that theme last year in band. RIP band.

Also the current Modelo ads have been featuring the "Ecstasy of Gold". Embarrassing will admit had to look it up a few weeks ago.

Velo Vol 07-06-20 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21572448)
Well, I am not saying she is in your ZIP code, but in your area code.

Miles away. Why she does not come ride on my office park/Brown Squirrel route is a mystery.

I order these covers on eBay and it says I should receive them by August 11. wut

datlas 07-06-20 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572529)
Miles away. Why she does not come ride on my office park/Brown Squirrel route is a mystery.

I order these covers on eBay and it says I should receive them by August 11. wut

Are they coming from China??

When I shop on ScamBay, I generally check for country of origin as well as feedback score and number of feedback. I sometimes see great prices on bike schwag but either seller is from far east and/or has 0 feedback so far.

Velo Vol 07-06-20 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21572569)
Are they coming from China??

When I shop on ScamBay, I generally check for country of origin as well as feedback score and number of feedback. I sometimes see great prices on bike schwag but either seller is from far east and/or has 0 feedback so far.

Taiwan. Are sailing ships still a thing in commerce?

Good feedback, though. https://www.ebay.com/usr/mybicycleparts

datlas 07-06-20 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572593)
Taiwan. Are sailing ships still a thing in commerce?

Good feedback, though. https://www.ebay.com/usr/mybicycleparts

I have ordered from Taiwan before, and even China. But never in a hurry. Sometimes items come in 1-2 weeks but allow a month.

indyfabz 07-06-20 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21572376)
It's coming here too. We need the rain TBH.

We do. Latest alert says flash flood warning until 7. It just started here raining again. Donít know if I will be able to grill my sockeye.

Just saw that parts of the northern part of the city and abutting suburbs got 5 or more inches of rain already.

MoAlpha 07-06-20 01:41 PM

Well I ordered the groovy liner tubing, plus cables, sheathing, sealed ends, bar tape etc. for two bikes and then had my RD cable fail on this a.m.'s ride. The end got buggered and jammed in the lever, so I had to take it apart. Fishing the cable was pretty easy with string and Gorilla tape. No magnets. I replaced the front too. The old sheath left fibery stuff all over the cables. Don't know what brand it is and there was a mix of Shimano and Jagwire hardware on the ends, but it's got to go.

Velo Vol 07-06-20 01:43 PM

Kudos to the YouTube algo. Hadn't checked in in a while.


Velo Vol 07-06-20 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21572646)
Well I ordered the groovy liner tubing, plus cables, sheathing, sealed ends, bar tape etc. for two bikes and then had my RD cable fail on this a.m.'s ride. The end got buggered and jammed in the lever, so I had to take it apart. Fishing the cable was pretty easy with string and Gorilla tape. No magnets. I replaced the front too. The old sheath left fibery stuff all over the cables. Don't know what brand it is and there was a mix of Shimano and Jagwire hardware on the ends, but it's got to go.

How long does it take to sail from Taiwan to USA?

datlas 07-06-20 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21572646)
Well I ordered the groovy liner tubing, plus cables, sheathing, sealed ends, bar tape etc. for two bikes and then had my RD cable fail on this a.m.'s ride. The end got buggered and jammed in the lever, so I had to take it apart. Fishing the cable was pretty easy with string and Gorilla tape. No magnets. I replaced the front too. The old sheath left fibery stuff all over the cables. Don't know what brand it is and there was a mix of Shimano and Jagwire hardware on the ends, but it's got to go.

I feel your pain.

gnome 07-06-20 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21572029)
They tried doing segmented subscriptions, similar to what you're talking about, a couple of years ago for $2.99/month, but people didn't go for it. To be fair, you could still view the full segment leaderboard for free, but adding the subscription pack allowed you to filter the leaderboards (gender, age, weight, etc), which didn't seem to be of much value. Now that the segments are behind a paywall, maybe they'll be able to revisit will better success. There does seem to be more levels of interest than "casual" and "OMG, I need my power curve and fitness and freshness, etc, etc" so leveraging that middle ground could be good, but I have a feeling that doing that any time soon would just provoke more ire. Maybe over the winter.

it's already winter. oh you mean summertime at the end of the year. :p

MoAlpha 07-06-20 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21572657)
How long does it take to sail from Taiwan to USA?

A long time.

MoAlpha 07-06-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21572663)
I feel your pain.

Yeah. Looks like these levers have a too-tight bend like yours and will eat cables. These had < 4000 mi.

datlas 07-06-20 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21572696)
Yeah. Looks like these levers have a too-tight bend like yours and will eat cables. These had < 4000 mi.

Ha! My shifters can outchew yours! I am lucky to get 2500 miles. Sad.

MoAlpha 07-06-20 03:09 PM

Oh, and another question for the experts: Do you sleeve your cables with liner tubing where they pass through the cable guide under the BB? My bike started out with them sleeved, but the one on the rear cable migrated back into the chain stay. There was no visible damage to the guide.

WhyFi 07-06-20 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21572696)
Yeah. Looks like these levers have a too-tight bend like yours and will eat cables. These had < 4000 mi.

Which levers? The RS-685 on the Domane frayed, but that was at ~8000 miles. I don't think that any are as bad as the x700-series.


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