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indyfabz 12-10-21 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335452)
Mrs datlas and I went on a 3 mile walk on our local MUP the other day. We saw a few bikes, a couple of e-bikes, and a surprisingly large number of (obviously full) plastic doggy-poop bags, I would estimate maybe a dozen. Typically right on the edge of the MUP. I don't understand why a dog owner would bag the poop but not take it away. :foo:

You should be praising them for making it so you won't step in it, but do you really expect them to carry the bags around for the entirety of the walk? That would be inconvenient for them and thus justifies littering.

Drives me crazy in the city. People leave bags on the curb. The trash men will not pick them up. A couple of weeks ago a homeowner up the street from me left a natsy-gram next to a poop bag someone had left on the sidewalk in front of her house. Third time it had happened, and she knows who the perp is.

Sometimes they put poop bags in recycling bins.

Some people just suck.

genejockey 12-10-21 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22335633)
Buying bikes with broken frames is not on my bucket list.

I could see buying a bike with a broken frame if the components on it were worth more than I paid, and if I had another frame in mind that they'd fit.

WhyFi 12-10-21 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 22335677)
Not to start a whole wax vs lube discussion, but that is what is kind of putting me off from going to wax. For me, it's convenient to just clean and lube and wipe clean a chain. Have a spare ready for when the current one wears out. No regular strip and re-wax process

There is no regular stripping process, though - for the lifetime if the chain, there's just the initial strip, so you're front-loading 90% of the work. For reference, I think that the chains that I just retired were stripped in March of 2020 or so. Re-waxing is super easy and only a few minutes of hands-on time per month; there is zero hands-on time besides that (no drivetrain cleaning or anything).

indyfabz 12-10-21 01:14 PM

Off to get boosted.

LAJ 12-10-21 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 22335677)
Not to start a whole wax vs lube discussion, but that is what is kind of putting me off from going to wax. For me, it's convenient to just clean and lube and wipe clean a chain. Have a spare ready for when the current one wears out. No regular strip and re-wax process

I'll preface this with my OCD type behavior when it comes to mechanical stuff. I spray a rag very liberally with brake clean and wipe my chain down. I let it dry, which is no time, since it's brake clean, and do it again. Throw it in the wax for 20-25 minutes, wipe it down, and toss it on the bike. The first couple of times, I won't run it to 2-250 miles, I'll go less. I'll dip it after a few hours on the bike if on the trainer, or a Sunday Z2 thing. No biggie as I have another chain at the ready. A couple times that way, and then I'll just swap it out weekly.

datlas 12-10-21 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335653)
I think there's a problem with Ebay's algorithm that chooses what to show you. Mrs. GeneJockey just bought a bassoon. So Ebay keeps telling her about other bassoons that are for sale, like she wants ANOTHER bassoon.

Yeah, who would collect more than one of something?? :innocent:

genejockey 12-10-21 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335711)
Yeah, who would collect more than one of something?? :innocent:

I'd be willing to bet there are WAY more people who collect bikes than bassoons. Professional bassoonists pay about 10X what Mrs. GeneJockey paid for hers, so I don't imagine they have a room just for bassoons, like Nigel Tufnel's room of guitars. Also I don't imagine professional bassoonists make rock star money....

Velo Vol 12-10-21 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22335633)
Buying bikes with broken frames is not on my bucket list.

So limiting.

Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 22335652)

Which rules should be eliminated?

Velo Vol 12-10-21 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335653)
Mrs. GeneJockey just bought a bassoon.

Oh?

KCB needs a bassoonist.

genejockey 12-10-21 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335741)
Oh?

KCB needs a bassoonist.

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath?

Mrs. GeneJockey plays only for her own enjoyment.

phrantic09 12-10-21 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335681)
I could see buying a bike with a broken frame if the components on it were worth more than I paid, and if I had another frame in mind that they'd fit.

I think if it gets down below 2500 I may do it for the components. Even if they sat on a shelf for 6 months theyd find their way on to something eventually.

phrantic09 12-10-21 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22335695)
There is no regular stripping process, though - for the lifetime if the chain, there's just the initial strip, so you're front-loading 90% of the work. For reference, I think that the chains that I just retired were stripped in March of 2020 or so. Re-waxing is super easy and only a few minutes of hands-on time per month; there is zero hands-on time besides that (no drivetrain cleaning or anything).

Always intrigued by waxing. But Im sure Id cock up the initial strip.

Velo Vol 12-10-21 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335744)
Mrs. GeneJockey plays only for her own enjoyment.

So limiting.

genejockey 12-10-21 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335757)
So limiting.

Have you ever heard what a bassoon sounds like when played poorly not very well suboptimally? There's a reason she plays in the garage with the doors to the house shut. Even Dory, who worships Mrs. GJ, prefers to be elsewhere.

datlas 12-10-21 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335729)
I'd be willing to bet there are WAY more people who collect bikes than bassoons. Professional bassoonists pay about 10X what Mrs. GeneJockey paid for hers, so I don't imagine they have a room just for bassoons, like Nigel Tufnel's room of guitars. Also I don't imagine professional bassoonists make rock star money....

Maybe we should go and troll doublereedforums.net?

mvnsnd 12-10-21 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22335709)
I'll preface this with my OCD type behavior when it comes to mechanical stuff. I spray a rag very liberally with brake clean and wipe my chain down. I let it dry, which is no time, since it's brake clean, and do it again. Throw it in the wax for 20-25 minutes, wipe it down, and toss it on the bike. The first couple of times, I won't run it to 2-250 miles, I'll go less. I'll dip it after a few hours on the bike if on the trainer, or a Sunday Z2 thing. No biggie as I have another chain at the ready. A couple times that way, and then I'll just swap it out weekly.


OK sounds simple, what equipment and materials are needed? I mean besides a couple of chains. ;)

genejockey 12-10-21 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335773)
Maybe we should go and troll doublereedforums.net?

Good lord, no! We'd have to deal with the oboeists. You know they're all crazy, right? It's from how much pressure they have to maintain to play the damned things.

genejockey 12-10-21 02:25 PM

Checking my emails, I see one from Ebay, entitled "1995 Litespeed Ultimate 59 CM is no longer available, Douglas". I thought, "GOOD! Now I don't have to worry about whether or not to buy it and spend at least as much again rebuilding it!"

But no. They were informing me on Friday that on Wednesday the listing had ended, but the seller had relisted it. So it's still available....

datlas 12-10-21 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335775)
Good lord, no! We'd have to deal with the oboeists. You know they're all crazy, right? It's from how much pressure they have to maintain to play the damned things.

So are oboists the road cyclists of double reeds? I would guess bassoonists are the laid back MTB ones, English horns the CX?

BTW if you saw recent series Only Murders in the Building, you would see a female bassoonist plays a central role. Its worth watching.

WhyFi 12-10-21 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 22335774)
OK sounds simple, what equipment and materials are needed? I mean besides a couple of chains. ;)

People are going to have different stuff and processes, but...

For stripping, I have:
  • jars,
  • degreaser
  • odorless mineral spirits

For waxing, I have:
  • 2qt CrockPot - you want a small one or you'll need a lot more wax for enough submersion depth.
  • Thermometer
  • Bent piece of wire to swish and remove the chain

genejockey 12-10-21 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335780)
So are oboists the road cyclists of double reeds? I would guess bassoonists are the laid back MTB ones, English horns the CX?

BTW if you saw recent series Only Murders in the Building, you would see a female bassoonist plays a central role. Its worth watching.

What, road cyclists a bit high strung and persnickety? Perish the thought.

LesterOfPuppets 12-10-21 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335779)
Checking my emails, I see one from Ebay, entitled "1995 Litespeed Ultimate 59 CM is no longer available, Douglas". I thought, "GOOD! Now I don't have to worry about whether or not to buy it and spend at least as much again rebuilding it!"

But no. They were informing me on Friday that on Wednesday the listing had ended, but the seller had relisted it. So it's still available....

Well, there's only one surefire way to fix that...

:innocent:

Eric F 12-10-21 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335762)
Have you ever heard what a bassoon sounds like when played poorly not very well suboptimally? There's a reason she plays in the garage with the doors to the house shut. Even Dory, who worships Mrs. GJ, prefers to be elsewhere.

What got her started playing the bassoon? It's not exactly a popular instrument.

(I apologize if you've already told the story.)

genejockey 12-10-21 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22335799)
Well, there's only one surefire way to fix that...

:innocent:

Welcome to the Enablers Subforum.

bampilot06 12-10-21 03:10 PM

I have a crockpot for waxing my chain but have yet to do it.


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