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indyfabz 05-13-22 06:26 AM

I had forgotten all about it until I saw the package on the floor in our suite.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...324d84097.jpeg

BillyD 05-13-22 06:38 AM

Pea green? C’mon now, there had to be better colors than that. Live a little.

seedsbelize2 05-13-22 07:24 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22504856)
I had forgotten all about it until I saw the package on the floor in our suite.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...324d84097.jpeg

One of my most favorite colors

seedsbelize2 05-13-22 07:27 AM

First off, I had forgotten the Giro is on. Then I got to the site and saw that it's actually an interesting stage. But the signal is so bad that I find myself here, and other places and listening in on the rare occasions that the video is running. No better on the phone. It's interesting, this site has three different feeds, two of which are blocked this morning. They come and they go, usually there are two active. There appears to be a constant cat and mouse game between those trying to block and those trying to play.

phrantic09 05-13-22 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504598)
Good news/bad news.

Good news is Heidi made it home safely.

Bad news: she forgot to test herself yesterday like we asked, so we did it just now:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a3ff86407.jpeg

Ugh.

We we’re around someone suffering from”allergies” last Friday for several hours. He ended up testing + but nobody at dinner with has got it. His spouse has not as well- this is a strange disease. Wife and I have had multiple close contact exposures and never tested positive. Proof that vaccines work I guess.

rjones28 05-13-22 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22504692)
Shakedown cruise tonight on the newly rebuild Litespeed. First impressions - quiet! Nothing quite like a new chain on new chanrings and a new cassette!

Shifting in the rear seems as good as the 7410 DA, better than the 7000 series 105 on the Canyon. Shifting from small to large chainrings is pretty much immediate and quiet, BUT requires significant force on the lever. The brakes work great. The crank is not as pretty as the 7410 crank, but it's not too bad. Slightly wider Q-factor - like 3mm - but I'm not sure I'd notice.

So, a lot like the old kit, but with more gears, just like I wanted. At one point I was going up a little rise and I looked back at the cassette and thought, "I thought I'd have lower gears here", then I realized I was in the 53, not the 39 as I'd thought.

I seem to have set the STIs higher than I intended, but I was able to scooch them down to 'tips level with end of bar' when I got home. Unfortunately, not only was it windy AF out, but also my legs just didn't seem to have it tonight. Maybe 3 days layoff is too much!

Here's the promised picture:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...429c08281f.jpg

Super Nice

indyfabz 05-13-22 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22504864)
Pea green? C’mon now, there had to be better colors than that. Live a little.

I shudder to think what sort of peas you are eating that are that color.

I already have their red one. I wanted the wine color, but it sold out in my size while I was out at lunch. The remaining colors were too bright for touring, where you tend to get dirtier. Green will look good on me and go with the panniers and black bike.

datlas 05-13-22 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22504924)
Ugh.

We we’re around someone suffering from”allergies” last Friday for several hours. He ended up testing + but nobody at dinner with has got it. His spouse has not as well- this is a strange disease. Wife and I have had multiple close contact exposures and never tested positive. Proof that vaccines work I guess.

Yeah, both mrs datlas and I have our second boosters, and both Heidi and mrs datlas wore masks in the car on the way home from the airport, so I am hopeful the risk to us is low. Heidi is not happy spending the next 5 days in her room, but that's life.

WhyFi 05-13-22 07:42 AM

Now that both the weather and sunrise are cooperating, I was able to get out for my first while-everyone-else-is-sleeping ride of the year. It's a nice jumpstart and it's great not having to think, "how am I going to free up some time to get in a little exercise?" for the rest of the day.

WhyFi 05-13-22 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504941)
Yeah, both mrs datlas and I have our second boosters, and both Heidi and mrs datlas wore masks in the car on the way home from the airport, so I am hopeful the risk to us is low. Heidi is not happy spending the next 5 days in her room, but that's life.

What's the scoop on second boosters? Is it something most should consider? A timeframe where it's most effective? Etc.

datlas 05-13-22 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22504946)
What's the scoop on second boosters? Is it something most should consider? A timeframe where it's most effective? Etc.

The waters are really muddy here. The second booster is reasonable, and I do encourage it for patients who, if they got a "cold," could go downhill, so patients that are frail or have advanced COPD or heart failure. For the rest of us, it's optional. Many of my patients are suggesting they wait until closer to the fall for their next shot so they have better protection for the fall/winter when we think there may be a big increase in cases, and that is reasonable.

So it's essentially YOUR choice at this point. I got the 2nd booster (as did mrs datlas) because we are very cautious and want to be proactive. We are so cautious, we only ate in restaurants in Asheville that had outdoor seating. But it's certainly reasonable to hold off for a few months are re-evaluate then.

#ProChoiceOnSecondBooster

bampilot06 05-13-22 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22504692)
Shakedown cruise tonight on the newly rebuild Litespeed. First impressions - quiet! Nothing quite like a new chain on new chanrings and a new cassette!

Shifting in the rear seems as good as the 7410 DA, better than the 7000 series 105 on the Canyon. Shifting from small to large chainrings is pretty much immediate and quiet, BUT requires significant force on the lever. The brakes work great. The crank is not as pretty as the 7410 crank, but it's not too bad. Slightly wider Q-factor - like 3mm - but I'm not sure I'd notice.

So, a lot like the old kit, but with more gears, just like I wanted. At one point I was going up a little rise and I looked back at the cassette and thought, "I thought I'd have lower gears here", then I realized I was in the 53, not the 39 as I'd thought.

I seem to have set the STIs higher than I intended, but I was able to scooch them down to 'tips level with end of bar' when I got home. Unfortunately, not only was it windy AF out, but also my legs just didn't seem to have it tonight. Maybe 3 days layoff is too much!

Here's the promised picture:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...429c08281f.jpg

what wheels are you rocking?


I like it.

big john 05-13-22 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22504692)
Shakedown cruise tonight on the newly rebuild Litespeed. First impressions - quiet! Nothing quite like a new chain on new chanrings and a new cassette!

Is that an Avocet saddle? I wore out a few of them back in the 90s. I was upset when they stopped making them.

Velo Vol 05-13-22 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22504652)

Last night I somehow missed the fact that my post is in the background of this image.

Quality.

big john 05-13-22 08:34 AM

Dumb word.
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Velo Vol 05-13-22 08:44 AM

Alabama is playing UT jr? Hoo boy.


seedsbelize2 05-13-22 09:23 AM

The wife just read to me tha the mask mandate, for open areas in Yucatan, has finally been dropped. 41 days with no deaths. Down to 13 cases per day reported. It's just as I'd hoped; we get to take them off for awhile, until the next wave comes in. The Mexican health folk have already declared covid to be endemic. I've been riding with a mask(mandated) since early 2020. I have lately been pulling it down out on the open road, but having it in place when passing through villages.

genejockey 05-13-22 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504989)
what wheels are you rocking?


I like it.

Fulcrum Racing 4s. I got them for the Ritchey when the rims on its wheels had worn down - I'd been riding the same wheels since 2000, and the Ritchey was my one bike for a decade. I did have to loosen the preload on the bearings just a touch.

genejockey 05-13-22 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22504994)
Is that an Avocet saddle? I wore out a few of them back in the 90s. I was upset when they stopped making them.

Yep. Avocet 02 Air 40R. I now have them on all my 'modern' bikes. Like you, I found them back in the 90s. When I got the Bianchi in 2007, I thought, "I'll just get another one of those", so I looked everywhere and didn't find any till my LBS suggested I check with Palo Alto Bicycles, which had worked closely with Avocet. They had 6 of them, and I bought 3! One went on the Bianchi, a white one for the Battaglin, and a spare. When I bought the Canyon, I put the spare on it. Last month, I finally found one in good enough condition to use on the Litespeed - titanium rails, no less!

I had been running a Fizik Aliante VSX, which is almost as comfy but is wider through the nose. The Avocet is the only saddle I have found that's just wide enough at the back, and flat, then narrows quickly through the neck, and stays narrow through the nose.

phrantic09 05-13-22 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504958)
The waters are really muddy here. The second booster is reasonable, and I do encourage it for patients who, if they got a "cold," could go downhill, so patients that are frail or have advanced COPD or heart failure. For the rest of us, it's optional. Many of my patients are suggesting they wait until closer to the fall for their next shot so they have better protection for the fall/winter when we think there may be a big increase in cases, and that is reasonable.

So it's essentially YOUR choice at this point. I got the 2nd booster (as did mrs datlas) because we are very cautious and want to be proactive. We are so cautious, we only ate in restaurants in Asheville that had outdoor seating. But it's certainly reasonable to hold off for a few months are re-evaluate then.

#ProChoiceOnSecondBooster

I jumped at the opportunity and got my first series and booster as soon as I possibly could, but now I have no idea if I will get a second booster. After all of the close exposures and quarantines and everything else, it’s getting exhausting. I know I need to protect others, but Christ this is getting old.

genejockey 05-13-22 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22505118)
I jumped at the opportunity and got my first series and booster as soon as I possibly could, but now I have no idea if I will get a second booster. After all of the close exposures and quarantines and everything else, it’s getting exhausting. I know I need to protect others, but Christ this is getting old.

Fortunately, it's also getting more convenient. You can get 'em at your local pharmacy these days, vs the big vaccination sites last year.

Velo Vol 05-13-22 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22504998)
Dumb word.

There are no dumb words . . . only dumb apps.

big john 05-13-22 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22505099)
Yep. Avocet 02 Air 40R. I now have them on all my 'modern' bikes. Like you, I found them back in the 90s. When I got the Bianchi in 2007, I thought, "I'll just get another one of those", so I looked everywhere and didn't find any till my LBS suggested I check with Palo Alto Bicycles, which had worked closely with Avocet. They had 6 of them, and I bought 3! One went on the Bianchi, a white one for the Battaglin, and a spare. When I bought the Canyon, I put the spare on it. Last month, I finally found one in good enough condition to use on the Litespeed - titanium rails, no less!

I had been running a Fizik Aliante VSX, which is almost as comfy but is wider through the nose. The Avocet is the only saddle I have found that's just wide enough at the back, and flat, then narrows quickly through the neck, and stays narrow through the nose.

I used an Avocet on my long tour, one of the Lycra covered ones. After I couldn't find them I went through a bunch of saddles, broke some, got tired of some, and then found a Selle Italia that seemed just right. Broke it after a couple years and, of course, couldn't find another.

I bought a different Selle Italia that just happened to be at the LBS and I was happy with it for several years until it started popping and leaning to the right. Can't find another one. If I go to their website it's overwhelming with how many saddles there are, but never the model I'm looking for.

A friend sold me a Flite Gel saddle and I like it but it's starting to come apart after a couple years. I have saddles I don't really like on the mtb and the back up roadie. I used to have a box of saddles in the garage but I gave some away and put 3 on bikes I sold.

big john 05-13-22 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22505146)
There are no dumb words . . . only dumb apps.

You're so predictable.

Mojo31 05-13-22 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22504864)
Pea green? C’mon now, there had to be better colors than that. Live a little.

I think he’s paring it with cameo shorts. So the bears don’t see him.

Mojo31 05-13-22 10:38 AM

We are getting the second booster in the next few weeks when we have a Friday available to snooze. We’ve each had 3 full doses.

LAJ 05-13-22 10:38 AM

Also predictable.

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genejockey 05-13-22 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22505174)
I used an Avocet on my long tour, one of the Lycra covered ones. After I couldn't find them I went through a bunch of saddles, broke some, got tired of some, and then found a Selle Italia that seemed just right. Broke it after a couple years and, of course, couldn't find another.

I bought a different Selle Italia that just happened to be at the LBS and I was happy with it for several years until it started popping and leaning to the right. Can't find another one. If I go to their website it's overwhelming with how many saddles there are, but never the model I'm looking for.

A friend sold me a Flite Gel saddle and I like it but it's starting to come apart after a couple years. I have saddles I don't really like on the mtb and the back up roadie. I used to have a box of saddles in the garage but I gave some away and put 3 on bikes I sold.

I have a number of saddles that didn't work out - they put the "Numb" in number! :roflmao2:

Last year I got a little embarrassed by the sad state of the white saddle on the Battaglin - all the white has worn off the sides. I thought I'd update it, and I remembered riding a San Marco Regal BITD. I found a new white Regal with copper rivets. It was awful. So next, I tried something from Selle Italia. It was less awful, but still awful. So I went back to the tatty Avocet, and my nethers are much happier.

My C&V bikes have a variety of saddles. I've tried original saddles when I had them, but some of them are just torture devices. The Lotus Classique came with some Kashimax thing that was torture to even do 20 miles on. The Lotus Supreme came with a San Marco Concor Superleggera, which was surprisingly comfortable, but one of the solid aluminum rails broke, so they both got modern versions of the Concor, with a trough. The Schwinn Circuit came with a Rolls, and that actually works pretty well, so it gets to stay. The original saddle on the Ironman is lost to antiquity, so it's sporting a Fizik Aliante VSX. All of these have been good for > 55 miles without numbness or other issues, but still not as comfy as the Avocet.

LesterOfPuppets 05-13-22 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22505140)
Fortunately, it's also getting more convenient. You can get 'em at your local pharmacy these days, vs the big vaccination sites last year.

I've gotten all 3 of my shots at the local Safeway pharmacy.

Dunno if I'll get shot #4 or not

genejockey 05-13-22 10:56 AM

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