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abshipp 03-17-22 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22442161)
Today is a good day :D

Of course it is, it's Frankie's 12th birthday!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7267c26f4.jpg

genejockey 03-17-22 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22442161)

I put a Zipp bar on the Bianchi when updating it last year, replacing the 15 year old ITM, to reduce reach and drop, since I'm no longer 49, as I was when I bought it.

Mojo31 03-17-22 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22442180)
Of course it is, it's Frankie's 12th birthday!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7267c26f4.jpg

Happy Birthday, Frankie!

You better get him out of the dryer. ASPCA doesn't like that type of conduct.

ls01 03-17-22 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22442112)
Depending on where you live, definitely. When I upgraded the Ritchey from 8 speed 12-25 to 10 speed 12-30, it was just like having the same cassette, but now with two lower gears allowing me to climb at higher cadence, which made riding it more fun again.

So then I built up the Litespeed with the old 8 speed bits from the Ritchey and ride it on the same routes with that old 12-25. I must be stupid or something.

No. You've simply left yourself a step in the upgrade chain.

ls01 03-17-22 01:29 PM

So now I have quite a pickle. I could pull the Apex group off the cross bike and replace it with the Force 10 speed set up that is on the Zwifting rig. And then I could use my spare Red 10 speed group on the Zwifting set up. Or just leave it all alone. Hmmmmm

genejockey 03-17-22 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22442234)
No. You've simply left yourself a step in the upgrade chain.

But I'm having so much FUN with it as it is! Those first generation Dura Ace STIs, with the 7400 series derailleurs and the first generation dual pivot brakes ROCK!!!

LesterOfPuppets 03-17-22 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22442107)
Parts ordered. Wow chains are still pricey! The cassette was cheaper than the chain.

Damn, I haven't looked at chains in a while. I still have two left out of one of these 3-packs. Maybe I should've bought more...

https://www.randombikeparts.com/prod...140c32a8&_ss=r

big john 03-17-22 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22442117)
Although, back before pot was legal in CA, people wanting to grow their own in places like Berkeley would go in and ask what you need to grow tomatoes indoors. Under no circumstances did you ask what you needed to grow pot, because the nursery owners were terrified of narcs.

My brother-in-law got kicked out of a plant nursery in Berkeley for asking what he needed to grow medicinal tomatoes.

When I was about 15 one of my friends liked to prank call nurseries and ask how to get rid of aphids. When they would recommend insecticide he would say "But I want to smoke the plant". Several people said he was going to die anyway if he smoked "that stuff".

genejockey 03-17-22 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22442309)
When I was about 15 one of my friends liked to prank call nurseries and ask how to get rid of aphids. When they would recommend insecticide he would say "But I want to smoke the plant". Several people said he was going to die anyway if he smoked "that stuff".

Well, yeah. I mean...EVENTUALLY.

BillyD 03-17-22 02:48 PM

Tennessee struggled against Longwood, couldnít even get to a hundred points. SMFH

big john 03-17-22 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22442311)
Well, yeah. I mean...EVENTUALLY.

I think he's still alive but I haven't seen him in a few years. He is a little older than I am so about 69 now?

genejockey 03-17-22 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22442339)
I think he's still alive but I haven't seen him in a few years. He is a little older than I am so about 69 now?

My BIL died young, but it wasn't the pot, it was the Multiple Myeloma. We abided by his last wishes and had his ashes incorporated into a Reef Ball, which was placed off the coast of Florida. We said, "Ted always loved his reefer".

big john 03-17-22 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22442363)
My BIL died young, but it wasn't the pot, it was the Multiple Myeloma. We abided by his last wishes and had his ashes incorporated into a Reef Ball, which was placed off the coast of Florida. We said, "Ted always loved his reefer".

My best man died 11 years ago from liver cancer. That man smoked more pot than anyone I ever knew, and always the high powered, high priced variety. He would smoke before work or whenever.
I miss him all the time.

ls01 03-17-22 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22442180)
Of course it is, it's Frankie's 12th birthday!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7267c26f4.jpg

yo Franky! Happy bday

ls01 03-17-22 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22442247)
But I'm having so much FUN with it as it is! Those first generation Dura Ace STIs, with the 7400 series derailleurs and the first generation dual pivot brakes ROCK!!!

any of the top tier stuff, even the 9 speed, is just 1st rate. It just gets better and better. I rode my Red 10 speed bike tonight. Hit 31.5 mph out of the gate. Not bad for an old fat guy. 21 miles. Legs are sore from yesterday's ride. God I love to hate spring!

Mojo31 03-17-22 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22442328)
Tennessee struggled against Longwood, couldnít even get to a hundred points. SMFH

A bunch of losers for sure.

DougRNS 03-17-22 05:19 PM

Doug's don't do drugs.

abshipp 03-17-22 05:37 PM

This bike is so hard to take pictures of. New crank is pretty nice.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7d74431801.jpg

Didn't have time to swap handlebars yet, hopefully tomorrow.

Mojo31 03-17-22 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22442448)
Doug's don't do drugs.

Herbís not a drug.

Mojo31 03-17-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22442461)
This bike is so hard to take pictures of. New crank is pretty nice.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7d74431801.jpg

Didn't have time to swap handlebars yet, hopefully tomorrow.

Saw a guy on one in Waco a few months ago. He did the best stop light track stand that I think Iíve ever seen.

LesterOfPuppets 03-17-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22442485)
Herbís not a drug.

I'm hooked on Herb
https://gr8erdays.com/wp-content/upl...-gr8erdays.png

LesterOfPuppets 03-17-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22442161)
Today is a good day :D

+1, fresh meats over here!
#plussizeistherightsize
#bplusstudent
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7e8701309c.jpg

Mojo31 03-17-22 06:47 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b3bab9b20.jpeg

God bless Willie.

LesterOfPuppets 03-17-22 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22442328)
Tennessee struggled against Longwood, couldn’t even get to a hundred points. SMFH

It's those Memphisians that blew my bracket though.

RIP Boise State :(

Well I guess Hawkeyes getting beat by Richmond blew my bracket too.

LesterOfPuppets 03-17-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22442517)
Memphisians

Too bad VV ain't around to tell me the proper word here :)


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