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big john 04-16-20 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21421717)
You can always wear a hat if it does not work out.

Or just keep my helmet on.

datlas 04-16-20 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21421692)
Those micro pumps are tough to use. I think mine is a blackburn. Local purchase.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421711)
Yeah. The mini pumps with hoses are much better, but they're still not much fun. If I'm being honest, using those ****ers on the side of the road is one of the big reasons that I went tubeless.

I agree those little pumps are a pain, but they DO work, especially the ones with a hose. I prefer to use C02 when in a group because everyone's time is wasted if you are messing with a pump. But if by myself or if C02 failure, it's nice to have a pump just in case. Beats the call of shame.

big john 04-16-20 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421711)
Yeah. The mini pumps with hoses are much better, but they're still not much fun. If I'm being honest, using those ****ers on the side of the road is one of the big reasons that I went tubeless.

I always use co2 with the pump as a back-up. Last year I flatted on a group ride and I had to turn back alone and of course I had a second flat. I only had one tube so I had to patch. The pump made it possible for me to find the leak in the tube.

Another time I was dropped on a climb and flatted and my old co2 inflater fell apart. Luckily I had the pump.

In ancient history I always carried a Zefal frame pump. One time I knocked it off with my knee when going through an intersection. I parked the bike and started walking back to get it from the crosswalk where it landed. A woman in a car had been waiting for the green light and saw the whole thing. She looked at me and then ran right over my pump.

MoAlpha 04-16-20 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421718)
5-bolt with Praxis Buzz rings looks great. I've been buying Shimano 5750 (I think) rings though - good rings, classic look and available for something like $35 big/$15 small.

Doesn't sound very aero.

MoAlpha 04-16-20 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21421723)
I agree those little pumps are a pain, but they DO work, especially the ones with a hose. I prefer to use C02 when in a group because everyone's time is wasted if you are messing with a pump. But if by myself or if C02 failure, it's nice to have a pump just in case. Beats the call of shame.

That's my philosophy, especially when the call of shame is to a cab company or Uber from an indescribable location in the outer limits of the suburbs at 1400 hrs on a chilly Tuesday.

WhyFi 04-16-20 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21421739)
Doesn't sound very aero.

I hear mixed reviews on the shifting of Rotor aero rings and Praxis only does aero rings in 130BCD. :(

MoAlpha 04-16-20 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by whyfi (Post 21421743)
i hear mixed reviews on the shifting of rotor aero rings and praxis only does aero rings in 130bcd. :(

jk.
Post a pic when you get a moment.

WhyFi 04-16-20 12:12 PM

On the walk today, I passed by a church and saw their group of preschoolers romping on the playground. WTF?

About 2 minutes later, I heard what sounded like a wheezy, old, yappy little dog barking at me from the window of an approaching car. Nope. It was some grungy, long-haired kid hanging out of the window barking while filming with his cell phone. WTF?

WhyFi 04-16-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21421750)
jk.
Post a pic when you get a moment.

Of mine with the 5750?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...53c5b66217.jpg

big john 04-16-20 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421766)
On the walk today, I passed by a church and saw their group of preschoolers romping on the playground. WTF?

On my ride yesterday I saw about 20 kids in the playground at a day care center.
When I got close to home there were people selling face masks for $5 on a street corner. I didn't stop to check them out.

WhyFi 04-16-20 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21421776)
On my ride yesterday I saw about 20 kids in the playground at a day care center.
When I got close to home there were people selling face masks for $5 on a street corner. I didn't stop to check them out.

I was under the impression that schools, preschool and daycares were shut down. I was also under the impression that, even if they weren't shut down, parents of preschoolers would know better based on the number of illness that these kids bring home over the course of the year.

WhyFi 04-16-20 12:24 PM

Acquired on previously mentioned walk - my liquor cabinet is going Japanese.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7669a235de.jpg

MoAlpha 04-16-20 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421773)
Of mine with the 5750?

That's totally acceptable and the 6800 rings would, indeed, look like stool.

ls01 04-16-20 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421082)
If I didn't already know the answer, I'd ask, "how dumb can people be?"

Isn't MI one of the states being hit the hardest?

yep, Detroit especially.

MoAlpha 04-16-20 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421793)
I was under the impression that schools, preschool and daycares were shut down. I was also under the impression that, even if they weren't shut down, parents of preschoolers would know better based on the number of illness that these kids bring home over the course of the year.

They just don't think, especially when thinking might lead to inconvenience. People here are really taking things quite seriously and doing a great job, but the free-range kids are where I see the most breakdown of isolation.

ls01 04-16-20 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421082)
"how dumb can people be

I guess we will find out.

ls01 04-16-20 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21421102)
My paternal grandparents talk with food in their mouth, especially my grandfather. Drives me crazy.

I also cannot be in a room with people that's dead quiet aside from the sound of people eating. Usually I'm a pretty level-headed guy and the majority of things don't really bother me, but having to be in a quiet room with someone eating is torture.

Nom non nom nom nom nom nom...

abshipp 04-16-20 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21421812)
Nom non nom nom nom nom nom...

:twitchy:

rjones28 04-16-20 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21421710)
I really need a haircut. I'm going to try and get Mrs John to do it. How bad could it be?

Shave it.

ls01 04-16-20 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21421227)
Hmm.. a little stereotyping going on there?

I cant type on one key board let alone 2, that's some real talent right there.

ls01 04-16-20 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21421130)
Great to be back.
I hope I can deliver some quality content

(Sigh . I guess we can work around it

big john 04-16-20 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21421816)
Shave it.

It could end up there depending on how bad she messes up.

datlas 04-16-20 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421795)
Acquired on previously mentioned walk - my liquor cabinet is going Japanese.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7669a235de.jpg

How about some Vapors ftw?


MoAlpha 04-16-20 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21421102)
My paternal grandparents talk with food in their mouth, especially my grandfather. Drives me crazy.

I also cannot be in a room with people that's dead quiet aside from the sound of people eating. Usually I'm a pretty level-headed guy and the majority of things don't really bother me, but having to be in a quiet room with someone eating is torture.

My brother chews very rapidly and vigorously while breathing stertorously through his nose. My soon to be son in law lowers his head to within six inches of his plate to—what—keep his shirt clean? My mother in law, may she rest in peace, used to backstop elusive morsels of food onto her fork, oh so decorously, with her fingers. Stuff just kills me.

ls01 04-16-20 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21421500)
Distressed sale, you have to work for them come hell or high water, and if they force you out, you give back money. Not a good scenario.

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