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Mojo31 03-15-22 05:01 PM

For the car guys, best jack stands ever -

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ba773ef2fa.jpg

Proper torque wrench -

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4a376b86af.jpg

Weenie torque wrench -

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c9c35e032c.jpg

rjones28 03-15-22 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22440336)
We tried this before, and while it avoided the time change and accompanying misery, people weren't really all that happy waking up in full dark for months, and there were problems with school kids catching the bus in the dark.

(I'm trying to embed a tweet, but failing so here's a screen cap instead)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ce1f98a8d5.jpg

The sun doesn't care.

genejockey 03-15-22 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22440355)
The sun doesn't care.

Also, "Sunshine Protection Act"?
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5e7e79c479.gif

Trsnrtr 03-15-22 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22440317)
What are the differences?

Mainly stiffness, which is contradictory because the Propel is notorious for being a harsh ride. The Propel is from the era of “aero” bike designs of the last decade. It’s a noodle when standing whereas my Colnago acts like it is meant to be thrashed. Big difference in the ride feel.

Trsnrtr 03-15-22 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22440335)
"There, are you happy now? Shut up and get back on the trainer!" :roflmao2:

:lol:

genejockey 03-15-22 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22440388)
Mainly stiffness, which is contradictory because the Propel is notorious for being a harsh ride. The Propel is from the era of ďaeroĒ bike designs of the last decade. Itís a noodle when standing whereas my Colnago acts like it is meant to be thrashed. Big difference in the ride feel.

'No, no, no, no, no!!!! I said to make it LATERALLY stiff and VERTICALLY compliant!!"

Mojo31 03-15-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22440126)
Build, yes. I remember all the back-and-forth about external routing and all. R8000 is really nice.

Looks like daughter and her fiance went to COTA for bike night.

$10 says she doesn't make it up the hill on that Spesh.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1327a754c9.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 03-15-22 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22440426)
Looks like daughter and her fiance went to COTA for bike night.

$10 says she doesn't make it up the hill on that Spesh.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1327a754c9.jpg

Looks like it has the gearing for just about any hill. What are we looking at, 28x28 low?

The gigantic seat ain't helping any though :)

Mojo31 03-15-22 07:00 PM

Have no idea of the gearing. That’s an old bike my wife bought 20+ years ago. Thing weighs about 35 pounds.

My daughter hasn’t ridden since she was a child so I’m surprised she went out there. Still, she rode almost 12 miles, and made it about 3/4 up “the hill” on her first lap. Then, she took the bypass the remainder of her laps.

For reference, “the hill” is 133’ and the grade is 13.5 degrees.

Mojo31 03-15-22 07:14 PM

28 x 34 low gear.

LesterOfPuppets 03-15-22 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22440448)
Have no idea of the gearing. Thatís an old bike my wife bought 20+ years ago. Thing weighs about 35 pounds.

My daughter hasnít ridden since she was a child so Iím surprised she went out there. Still, she rode almost 12 miles, and made it about 3/4 up ďthe hillĒ on her first lap. Then, she took the bypass the remainder of her laps.

For reference, ďthe hillĒ is 133í and the grade is 13.5 degrees.

I wonder if the burly bald guy with a beard made it up...

LesterOfPuppets 03-15-22 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22440248)
All sorts of stuff. Sounds like they may have been getting ready to entertain. Chips, Brie, sliced lunch meat, guacamole, sparkling cider, etc. And you might not believe it, but expensive Irish butter that I have seen in a case. IIRC, itís about twice as expensive as the Whole Foods brand. There was also some chocolate, which I donít even eat. Celery as well. And avocados.

The fact that my three items are first on the receipt indicates that the person after me got the benefit of my credit card. Iíll bet the cashier didnít close out my transaction. They have a lot of dim kids working there these days. Very few long-time employees like there were before Amazon took over. You used to see many people there for years. Now I see new faces every time I go.

Holy cow! I'm gonna have to make sure I get my receipt before leaving the register every time there!

seedsbelize2 03-15-22 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22440248)
All sorts of stuff. Sounds like they may have been getting ready to entertain. Chips, Brie, sliced lunch meat, guacamole, sparkling cider, etc. And you might not believe it, but expensive Irish butter that I have seen in a case. IIRC, itís about twice as expensive as the Whole Foods brand. There was also some chocolate, which I donít even eat. Celery as well. And avocados.

The fact that my three items are first on the receipt indicates that the person after me got the benefit of my credit card. Iíll bet the cashier didnít close out my transaction. They have a lot of dim kids working there these days. Very few long-time employees like there were before Amazon took over. You used to see many people there for years. Now I see new faces every time I go.

And would the folks behind you have been aware of this, or did they likely pay too?

seedsbelize2 03-15-22 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22440426)
Looks like daughter and her fiance went to COTA for bike night.

$10 says she doesn't make it up the hill on that Spesh.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1327a754c9.jpg

I used to have that same bike, but it said Trek on it. I could nearly climb vertical walls on that thing.

phrantic09 03-16-22 03:51 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22440336)
We tried this before, and while it avoided the time change and accompanying misery, people weren't really all that happy waking up in full dark for months, and there were problems with school kids catching the bus in the dark.

(I'm trying to embed a tweet, but failing so here's a screen cap instead)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ce1f98a8d5.jpg

As someone who prefers early AM, I find this super irritating

phrantic09 03-16-22 03:53 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22440363)

Love this movie

abshipp 03-16-22 04:43 AM

It's my day off!

And it's going to rain all day :notamused:

Bah Humbug 03-16-22 04:45 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22440336)
We tried this before, and while it avoided the time change and accompanying misery, people weren't really all that happy waking up in full dark for months, and there were problems with school kids catching the bus in the dark.

(I'm trying to embed a tweet, but failing so here's a screen cap instead)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ce1f98a8d5.jpg

It is dumb, as is DST.

Bah Humbug 03-16-22 04:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22440448)
Have no idea of the gearing. Thatís an old bike my wife bought 20+ years ago. Thing weighs about 35 pounds.

My daughter hasnít ridden since she was a child so Iím surprised she went out there. Still, she rode almost 12 miles, and made it about 3/4 up ďthe hillĒ on her first lap. Then, she took the bypass the remainder of her laps.

For reference, ďthe hillĒ is 133í and the grade is 13.5 degrees.

"The hill" is frustrating because it's steep enough to stop you but also short enough that it's not really good for climb training. Works as a VO2max interval mostly.

Now the guys who get up it on fixies... that's impressive.

indyfabz 03-16-22 05:26 AM

*mic drop*

Wordle 270 2/6

🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

datlas 03-16-22 05:52 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22440708)
*mic drop*

Wordle 270 2/6

🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

:bday:

datlas 03-16-22 05:53 AM

Time to ride!

indyfabz 03-16-22 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22440720)
time to ride to work!

fify

Trsnrtr 03-16-22 06:17 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22440708)
*mic drop*

Wordle 270 2/6

🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Chapeau!

BillyD 03-16-22 06:17 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22440673)
As someone who prefers early AM, I find this super irritating

Isnít it awesome? Peace, quiet, civility.


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