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datlas 04-18-22 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22475988)
I still use Look Delta pedals. The cleats squeal and squawk when they get a little worn unless I spray them with Pledge. Yesterday I cruised into the park to take a break and a very old couple was standing there attending to their very old dog. I figured they didn't even hear me pass until they walked by as I was sitting on a bench and I heard the guy say something about the "squeaky bicycle".

Ever try a crayola? Might give more durable response.

big john 04-18-22 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22476016)
Ever try a crayola? Might give more durable response.

Have not but if I had one I would. I have smeared Chap Stick on them when climbing and the noise gets irritating.
I have a tire crayon in my toolbox, maybe that will work? It's not as waxy as a Crayola, I don't think.

big john 04-18-22 09:19 AM

Stuck on 5.
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ls01 04-18-22 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22475875)
I'm sure he'll forgive you for misspelling his name.

Doh!

ls01 04-18-22 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22475875)
I'm sure he'll forgive you for misspelling his name.

20 miles penance on the trainer

ls01 04-18-22 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22475880)

Heretic!! Stone him!

LAJ 04-18-22 09:30 AM

A decent start to the week.

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ls01 04-18-22 09:33 AM

Well my Ebay seller of the Red22 11 speed shifters had a good week last week. He only had one left yesterday when I looked. He had 9 the week before. 0 today:innocent:....
I have to figure out this rear wheel hub conglomeration of freehub pawl confusion. I have a DTSwiss hub that has the circular disk freehub pawl not the standard 3 Paul hub. Then I get to start looking at the disk calipers.
Would it be better to go strictly mechanical or cable actuated hydraulic?

Velo Vol 04-18-22 09:52 AM

wut

You have to pay (and go there) to see what you're bidding on? Two at a time? I don't think that's how eBay is supposed to work.


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Mojo31 04-18-22 10:16 AM

I'd be more interested in how he calculated total value at $250k. I think the guys dreaming. That or his wife told him to clean it all out or she is leaving.

DougRNS 04-18-22 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22475970)
It's a drop in your blood pressure. Possibly normal but could be dehydrated.

on August 1, 2020 I fainted due to this. I hit my head and destroyed my L4-L5 disc. Now, I am probably getting an ALIF procedure. Recovery to "no restrictions" is 6-12 months.
Yes, I'm bitter.
#SerenityNow!

Mojo31 04-18-22 10:27 AM

Started my vegan diet yesterday - fruit flavored beans.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...44c3688c0c.jpg

Jack Tone 04-18-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22476100)
on August 1, 2020 I fainted due to this. I hit my head and destroyed my L4-L5 disc. Now, I am probably getting an ALIF procedure. Recovery to "no restrictions" is 6-12 months.
Yes, I'm bitter.
#SerenityNow!

I'm in the same club. I was on 3 different blood pressure meds and a high dose of Flomax. Working in the garage, I was leaning over, then stood up, blacked out and fell face first into a bench grinder (not running). Split my nose completely in half from the bridge down. Spent the whole night in emergency during Covid times, waiting for a plastic surgeon. None available so the on duty doc sewed me up. Looks like it, too.

datlas 04-18-22 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22476127)
I'm in the same club. I was on 3 different blood pressure meds and a high dose of Flomax. Working in the garage, I was leaning over, then stood up, blacked out and fell face first into a bench grinder (not running). Split my nose completely in half from the bridge down. Spent the whole night in emergency during Covid times, waiting for a plastic surgeon. None available so the on duty doc sewed me up. Looks like it, too.

Flomax is notorious for causing orthostatic hypotension, which is one reason why they typically suggest taking it close to bedtime.

genejockey 04-18-22 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22475992)
It's got the genejockey name all over it. The other Doug can check it out for him as it's in his hood.

Like I said, there's no fun in buying somebody else's collection. Whether it's bikes, or watches, the fun is in finding each new part of the collection, so the collection ends up being really yours.

Velo Vol 04-18-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476096)
I'd be more interested in how he calculated total value at $250k. I think the guys dreaming. That or his wife told him to clean it all out or she is leaving.

For a proper eBay action he needs to either list the inventory or post pictures so you can actually see all the bikes. One would think for that amount of money he would bother spending more than 10 minutes doing the listing.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476096)
I'd be more interested in how he calculated total value at $250k. I think the guys dreaming. That or his wife told him to clean it all out or she is leaving.

Because he either forgot or is ignoring the primary rule of collecting - it's never worth what you put into it. Even when you do your own restoration and maintenance. Buy a bike for $300, put $40 into new cables, $60 into new tires, about 6 hours of work tearing down and building up, and you STILL only have a $300 bicycle. If you're lucky.

Watches are even worse. Spend $60 on a vintage American watch in 'working condition', and if you use a professional, it will cost you at least $200 to get it serviced, assuming no parts are needed. Then you can sell it on Ebay, freshly serviced and adjusted and running for $70.

BTW, his valuation of $250,000 would mean an average value of $2500 each.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476064)
wut

You have to pay (and go there) to see what you're bidding on? Two at a time? I don't think that's how eBay is supposed to work.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f8f5e66ec3.png

Cripes, and here I've been posting pics of my collection for free! From now on, if you want to see my bikes, it's $40 a head!

genejockey 04-18-22 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22476131)
Flomax is notorious for causing orthostatic hypotension, which is one reason why they typically suggest taking it close to bedtime.

It's funny - I was starting to experience age-appropriate BPH symptoms, but then my PCP put me on HCTZ for hypertension, and since then I have had no such issues.

Velo Vol 04-18-22 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476155)
Because he either forgot or is ignoring the primary rule of collecting - it's never worth what you put into it.

It depends what you're collecting.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:24 AM

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bampilot06 04-18-22 11:24 AM

I went from having extremely high blood pressure to now normal/ low blood pressure. Was on medication now I am not.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476174)
It depends what you're collecting.

Mostly, though.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476158)
Cripes, and here I've been posting pics of my collection for free! From now on, if you want to see my bikes, it's $40 a head!

I need to figure out how to make NFTs out of jpgs. I hear they're all the rage these days.

indyfabz 04-18-22 11:28 AM

A vaccinated woman in my department has a breakthrough infection. She flew out to SFO and was there much of last week.

Jack Tone 04-18-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476163)
It's funny - I was starting to experience age-appropriate BPH symptoms, but then my PCP put me on HCTZ for hypertension, and since then I have had no such issues.

I wish I'd gone to your doctor. Had laser prostate removal last Oct. Symptoms barely better. Had second (gruesome) procedure done a month ago. Symptoms even worse. Not a super fun retirement yet.

Mojo31 04-18-22 11:35 AM

Man, you guys are all old. Sheesh!

datlas 04-18-22 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476201)
Man, you guys are all old. Sheesh!

Oh yeah?

GET OFF MY LAWN!

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datlas 04-18-22 11:38 AM

When my patients complain of BPH symptoms and having to get up to pee at night, I tell them that instead of flomax, they should minimize fluid intake the 2 hours before bedtime. That usually works.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22476185)
A vaccinated woman in my department has a breakthrough infection. She flew out to SFO and was there much of last week.

Yep, that happens. One of my coworkers had a breakthrough infection as well. Hit her about like the flu.

Welcome to the next stage of the pandemic, where everyone eventually gets it, and we seem to accept 500 people dying a day as the new normal.


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