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LAJ 05-07-20 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21461442)
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence :lol:.
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.

Sweet! Look forward to the pictures. We're not a bad influence, we're just good at connecting your inner bike self to your wallet.

phrantic09 05-07-20 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21461442)
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence :lol:.
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.


Where did you order the stages from? I was waiting for over a month before I just said screw it and bought Vector 3

Jadesfire 05-07-20 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21461466)
Where did you order the stages from? I was waiting for over a month before I just said screw it and bought Vector 3

Competitive Cyclist, but they're not expecting a shipment to arrive until next week I think? Placed the order 10 days ago. That was the only place that even attempted to give a time frame.

bampilot06 05-07-20 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21461442)
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence :lol:.
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.


sounds fancy

Bah Humbug 05-07-20 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21461442)
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence :lol:.
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.

That's one heckuva nice parts list! :thumb:

Also, the concept that "investment" only correctly refers to monetary investment for monetary return is the product of internet know-it-alls. No quotation marks are needed.

Trsnrtr 05-07-20 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21461442)
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I want to get better at it and maybe, you know, actually physically fit. So I've "invested" in some new stuff (while still using the C&V Bianchi frame that I like the feel of):
R7000 group set
Conti GP5000 tires
PSIMET wheels
Garmin 830
Garmin Varia
Stages Left crank PM
New handlebar, stem, and pedals to tweak the fit a bit.
I feel like there's something missing...oh, I got new shoes, too.

Also, y'all are a bad influence :lol:.
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.

Did you get a good deal? Check with the 41’ers and report back.

indyfabz 05-07-20 02:51 PM

You’re all invited to my next cookout. Any recommendations for a cheese?


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2f7608452.jpeg

datlas 05-07-20 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21461546)
You’re all invited to my next cookout. Any recommendations for a cheese?


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2f7608452.jpeg

Almost a year old, does that make it a fossil??

Heathpack 05-07-20 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21460734)
Subjective. There's sharp and then there's sharp. There's cooking and then there's cooking. If you do a lot of cooking, you'll probably appreciate sharp.

https://media.giphy.com/media/H4Jfg1...uUkY/giphy.gif



I do a lot of cooking. Regular ol sharp is good enough for me.

Heathpack 05-07-20 04:18 PM

I don’t need orgasmic sharp

BillyD 05-07-20 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21461412)
I had to run to Twin Six to pick up some bandanas and then to the store for.... stuff.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0788fcc3a.jpg

An abomination. Sorry.

indyfabz 05-07-20 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21461697)
Almost a year old, does that make it a fossil??

COVID-19-free.

BillyD 05-07-20 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21461442)
I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. .

:bday:

Heathpack 05-07-20 04:30 PM

Today I was “working” from home. That consisted of a short mtb ride, walking the dogs, some paperwork, some phone calls, receiving two Instacart orders, using up the withering tomatoes (salsa roja and chicken tortilla soup, which in turn used up the chicken stock and most of the corn tortillas), having lunch (chicken tortilla soup), texting my intern, using up the overripe bananas (banana chocolate chip muffins and a banana chocolate chip snack cake that is soon to be iced with peanut butter buttercream), individually wrapping and packaging the muffins for the freezer, and then checking out the Addiction thread.

Soonish we shall throw some brats in the smoker.

I am restocked with limes which means that I’ll go for a Classic Daiquiri made with that fancy pineapple rum. Once it gets to an acceptable cocktailing time of the day.

datlas 05-07-20 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21461710)
An abomination. Sorry.

incorrect

kissTheApex 05-07-20 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21460664)
Should I use the bang-for-buck argument to try and convince my wife I should get a motorcycle?

Dont do it! You won’t have any money left for bikes man!


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21460892)

That’s what I need for my plane irons and chisels but I make do with a granite surface plate and sand paper for now. If mr Paul sellers is to believe, I may get away with cheap, thin “plated” diamond strips, but I do want 8”x3” dmt plates. :o

Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21461442)
Also, y'all are a bad influence :lol:.
Pictures were going to be shared as before and after once everything is in hand.

We prefer “enablers”. :innocent:

WhyFi 05-07-20 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21461710)
An abomination. Sorry.

datlas and Bah Humbug convinced me that I had to try it out. Blame them.

LesterOfPuppets 05-07-20 05:14 PM

Anyone ride 57cm looking for a Paramount? This one's in Laramie, but asking big money $1300

Needs a white saddle really bad!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e8bf16cb9.jpg

WhyFi 05-07-20 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21461709)
I don’t need orgasmic sharp

Few do, but orgasmic is oh-so-fun.

WhyFi 05-07-20 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21461790)
Anyone ride 57cm looking for a Paramount? This one's in Laramie, but asking big money $1300

$1300? That seems outrageous. Is it really that collectible/desirable?

rjones28 05-07-20 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21461778)
incorrect

correct

Heathpack 05-07-20 05:45 PM

Hey WhyFi

Classic Hemingway Daiquiri

2 oz Plantation Stebbins fancy pineapple rum
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup

Shaken in a cocktail shaker with ice

So good. I babysitting the smoker.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...798c4592e.jpeg

Bah Humbug 05-07-20 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21461788)
datlas and Bah Humbug convinced me that I had to try it out. Blame them.

Peer pressure!

Jadesfire 05-07-20 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21461525)
Did you get a good deal? Check with the 41’ers and report back.

Lol. I picked up the boxes and thought they were empty. Had my budget been able to stretch to carbon rims I think they could have floated here.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a88ff8e44e.jpg

Sorry for the picture quality- on mobile atm.

Pirkaus 05-07-20 06:58 PM

Found this on today's ride.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...81da0f5bc2.jpg
Not sure Who left it here. :p


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