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Bah Humbug 08-26-21 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22201995)
I own two bikes with proprietary seat posts. I donít worry much about the Giant because small parts seem to be readily available. My Colnago, on the other hand, not so much. I bought spare axles because they are unique to my frame and I can foresee the time when I may ruin a socket head and have to find one in a hurry. Same with the seat post wedge parts. I see owners online trying to find the little parts without much luck.

Especially seeing what covid did to the availability of parts, I wouldnít want to assume thatíll be the situation even for Giant in the future.

Bah Humbug 08-26-21 02:03 PM

And speaking of covid, a coworker and his whole family got it. I assume it’s from the kids at school. The kids have no symptoms; the parents feel pretty terrible.

Bah Humbug 08-26-21 02:07 PM

Rather tight margins for first loser on the podium.

rjones28 08-26-21 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22201995)
I own two bikes with proprietary seat posts. I donít worry much about the Giant because small parts seem to be readily available. My Colnago, on the other hand, not so much. I bought spare axles because they are unique to my frame and I can foresee the time when I may ruin a socket head and have to find one in a hurry. Same with the seat post wedge parts. I see owners online trying to find the little parts without much luck.

Four different seatpost diameters among the eight bikes in the rjones28 cycling fleet, but they are all round.

Mojo31 08-26-21 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22202052)
And speaking of covid, a coworker and his whole family got it. I assume itís from the kids at school. The kids have no symptoms; the parents feel pretty terrible.

Learned today that one of my case opponents has been in the hospital on a ventilator for at least 2 weeks due to Covid. Of course, unvaccinated and rather pudgy. Dude is in his mid-40s.

LesterOfPuppets 08-26-21 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22202074)
Four different seatpost diameters among the eight bikes in the rjones28 cycling fleet, but they are all round.

I guess I have 6 sizes at the moment. dang. I used to have a 25.4, but got rid of that bike.

26.0
26.4
27.2
28.6
30.9
31.6

genejockey 08-26-21 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22202101)
I guess I have 6 sizes at the moment. dang. I used to have a 25.4, but got rid of that bike.

26.0
26.4
27.2
28.6
30.9
31.6

1 x 27.4
5 x 27.2
2 x 26.6

rjones28 08-26-21 02:55 PM

1 x 26.6
4 x 27.2
2 x 30.9
1 x 31.4

LesterOfPuppets 08-26-21 02:59 PM

It would take some doing to figure out the multiples for me.

I sure would take a spin on ye olde 26.0mm bike, it's been quite a while. Warning: boondocks content. (even though they were being swallowed by the suburbs)

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...644033187b.jpg

Mojo31 08-26-21 03:14 PM

Round pegs don't always fit in round holes it would seem.

Sy Reene 08-26-21 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22201872)
It takes some looking in the stores, but pilsners are still easier to find than a good stout or porter.

Same in bars. Getting a decent brown ale or porter is almost impossible. "Do you have a darker beer?... "Yes, we have an xyz IPA"

Eric F 08-26-21 04:22 PM

5 x 27.2
1 x 27.0
1 x D-shape

Eric F 08-26-21 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22202146)
Round pegs don't always fit in round holes it would seem.

They do if you use a big enough hammer.

genejockey 08-26-21 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22202228)
They do if you use a big enough hammer.

Combining two threads of the conversation - When you're hammered, everything looks like an ale.

Eric F 08-26-21 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22202236)
Combining two threads of the conversation - When you're hammered, everything looks like an ale.

LOL. Cheers!

datlas 08-26-21 05:43 PM

Busy day at work. I skimmed the dailies and did not see the big announcement from VV. Did I miss it?

datlas 08-26-21 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22201685)
So sad that the image accompanying that thread is no longer viewable.

Stollen??

Velo Vol 08-26-21 05:49 PM

Hot day on the lawn. DougRNS and his Enegizer mower wouldn't have lasted one hour this morning.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...abaad6139f.png

bampilot06 08-26-21 05:50 PM

well thatís depressing. Looks like either wilier wonít be available until may next year. I have one bike shop hunting down a frame for me but with them building it, itís going to exceed the cost. They offered sram red axs and enve wheels for 5 percent off but I think that will bring it to 10,000 or more. Wilier USA advertises di 2 for 9,000, however if I could get it with sram force it would be 8,000. I even am now leaning towards the zero SL. With sram or chorus it would be 7,000 which would leave money over for a computer, power meter and trainer. Unfortunately I canít find one anywhere.

Not that I need to rush, but getting permission from the wife one has to act before she changes her mind.

Allied echo interest me a lot, just doesnít have the aero I was hoping for, but maybe thatís not as important? Thoughts?

Velo Vol 08-26-21 05:51 PM

Someone summarize the vibe here today with a music video.

One submission only, please.

DougRNS 08-26-21 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22202344)
Busy day at work. I skimmed the dailies and did not see the big announcement from VV. Did I miss it?

I think he is going to announce that he has matriculated to Kennesaw state and will forever be known as @velo Owl

Velo Vol 08-26-21 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22202138)
Warning: boondocks content. (even though they were being swallowed by the suburbs)

There aren't street lights in the boondocks.

DougRNS 08-26-21 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22202351)
Hot day on the lawn. DougRNS and his Enegizer mower wouldn't have lasted one hour this morning.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...abaad6139f.png

I cut all of the lawns today in one session. Used both batteries and was done in about an hour. It was prolly 90 F and humid. I HTFU and completed it with grace and style.

LesterOfPuppets 08-26-21 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22202364)
There aren't street lights in the boondocks.

I'm told there are haybales in the boondocks.

WhyFi 08-26-21 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22202354)
Allied echo interest me a lot, just doesnít have the aero I was hoping for, but maybe thatís not as important? Thoughts?

I wouldn't compromise anything on my "want" list at these kinds of price points.


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