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bampilot06 09-13-21 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22228888)
I use 30.5 on my bikes with 175s, but 31 on the ones with 170s. But 56's are definitely too small. The Circuit is a 56, and with the saddle at 31" and the stem at minimum insertion, it's still 2cm more bar drop than any of my other bikes. Do-able for rides as long as 55 miles, but I has lower back ache for a couple days after I rode it for 65.


Cervelo has a 6 inch saddle to stem drop the ritchey has a 5.5 inch drop.

The emonda I test rode today was a 56. Had the saddle at 31 inches, saddle drop was 5.5 inches.

rjones28 09-13-21 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22228899)
This evening I mowed at the radio station and man, there was a slew of crickets hoping around in the lawn.

Only a few more mowings left there this year. :(

How many lawns do you mow?

Mojo31 09-13-21 07:48 PM

Do you get paid for mowing those lawns, VV?

big john 09-13-21 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22228866)
I have really long legs but a short torso long arms.

I like the reach of the 56. Iím a little worried I will feel to stretched on a 58 but, I might be over thinking it.

You might benefit from a custom frame, and I rarely say that.

Velo Vol 09-13-21 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22228910)
How many lawns do you mow?

This summer I've mowed, or helped in the mowing of eight. But a majority of those are fortnightly..

big john 09-13-21 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22228900)
Cervelo has a 6 inch saddle to stem drop the ritchey has a 5.5 inch drop.

The emonda I test rode today was a 56. Had the saddle at 31 inches, saddle drop was 5.5 inches.

I could never use a 6 inch drop, even when I was in my 30s. I could do 4, but not these days. I like the long head tube, 220 or 230mm, so I can use the uncut steer tube without too many spacers. Means I have to look for a frame with a 59cm top tube and use a 90mm stem.

Velo Vol 09-13-21 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22228919)
Do you get paid for mowing those lawns, VV?

Yes, but once you figure in travel for the one I did today (church-related radio station), it's not much.

But it gets me out of my Knox County boondocks bubble and I get some exercise.

indyfabz 09-13-21 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22228867)
You called it a bike ferry, as if it operates just for cyclists.

Well, it is a bike trail. And itís familiarly called the ďbike ferry.Ē I guess some pedestrians use it, but itís a long walk for most people.


Velo Vol 09-13-21 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22228769)
You should add potatoes to a cheesy bean and rice burrito sometime. It's excellent, especially if they make it well.

I worked at a Taco Bell as my second job in high school. Still love it, although it kills me how expensive it's gotten.

I can live without the 7 layer, but I hope at least they learned their lesson in pulling potatoes off the menu.

I was kind of disappointed that the potatoes in the spicy soft taco are fried pieces of potato and not regular cubes.

DougRNS 09-13-21 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22228940)
Yes, but once you figure in travel for the one I did today (church-related radio station), it's not much.

But it gets me out of my Knox County boondocks bubble and I get some exercise.

It's not easy being Velo Vol

Velo Vol 09-13-21 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22228949)
Well, it is a bike trail. And itís familiarly called the ďbike ferry.Ē I guess some pedestrians use it, but itís a long walk for most people.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrw7AMgeDUA

"Vermont Agency of Agriculture."

What an odd place.

Velo Vol 09-13-21 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22228968)
It's not easy being Velo Vol

Nope, I journey down I-75 all the way to exit 81.

rjones28 09-13-21 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22228970)
"Vermont Agency of Agriculture."

What an odd place.

No agriculture in Tennessee?

Velo Vol 09-13-21 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22228993)
No agriculture in Tennessee?

The agency doesn't operate "bike ferries."

BTW,


seedsbelize2 09-13-21 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22228431)
As a vegetarian I would certainly consider Taco Bell in a pinch. I would prefer chipotle. And if out in the boondocks with no Chipotle, would prefer a Veggie sub from Subway over Taco Bell tbh.

I have the added difficulty of being alergic to wheat.

rjones28 09-13-21 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22228994)
The agency doesn't operate "bike ferries."

BTW,

https://twitter.com/RetroNewsNow/sta...07200147578882

You should suggest that they add them.

sbxx1985 09-13-21 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22228976)
Nope, I journey down I-75 all the way to exit 81.

Big city.

genejockey 09-13-21 09:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22228931)
I could never use a 6 inch drop, even when I was in my 30s. I could do 4, but not these days. I like the long head tube, 220 or 230mm, so I can use the uncut steer tube without too many spacers. Means I have to look for a frame with a 59cm top tube and use a 90mm stem.

Mine are all 3-3.5" except the Circuit, which is about 4.5.

seedsbelize2 09-13-21 09:30 PM

I shoot for 2cm

big john 09-13-21 10:00 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22229024)
Mine are all 3-3.5" except the Circuit, which is about 4.5.

I can't. Not as of about age 55?

It was about age 53 when I injured my back the last time. Plus, I worked on cars for 12 more years after that.

big john 09-13-21 10:01 PM

Raiders-Ravens-OMG!

LesterOfPuppets 09-13-21 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22228994)
The agency doesn't operate "bike ferries."

BTW,

https://twitter.com/RetroNewsNow/sta...07200147578882

He was better in Soap and Sports Night. But in honour of rjones28 's pup, I'll pop open a cold one to celebrate the Benson birthday.

Velo Vol 09-14-21 03:43 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22229069)
But in honour of rjones28 's pup, I'll pop open a cold one to celebrate the Benson birthday.

I always assumed he was named after the TV show.

datlas 09-14-21 04:38 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22229143)
I always assumed he was named after the TV show.

What if his sibling were named Hedges?

bampilot06 09-14-21 04:59 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22228931)
I could never use a 6 inch drop, even when I was in my 30s. I could do 4, but not these days. I like the long head tube, 220 or 230mm, so I can use the uncut steer tube without too many spacers. Means I have to look for a frame with a 59cm top tube and use a 90mm stem.


I havnt noticed any lower back discomfort. I did a century with it in this position and other than the usual discomfort that I get (hot foot), tight back, it didnít feel any different than any other time.

I did notice on yesterdayís 60 mile ride my upper back hurt in the shoulder area. I think this is more from keeping my shoulders and neck tense when Inride, I have to constantly remind myself to relax.


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