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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

A good day. It's all in the SECOND word. ...

A good day. It's all in the SECOND word.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 504
Posted By genejockey

Get enough of them, and you could make a pot of...

Get enough of them, and you could make a pot of Brunswick Stew.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

I suspect they're professionals at something...

I suspect they're professionals at something other than big tree removal. Landscaper/garden service who bit off more than they could chew.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Speaking of grinding, the folks across the creek...

Speaking of grinding, the folks across the creek have been taking down an enormous Eucalyptus for months now. First the branches disappeared, as they cut them off and lowered them to the ground with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

On last night's ride, when it started it was in...

On last night's ride, when it started it was in the mid 80s, but I passes through some places where the temps got down to 73. Those felt almost chilly. I must be fairly well acclimated, which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Average. Wordle 462 4/6 ⬜🟨🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨🟨 ...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

I think this is a significant factor in the...

I think this is a significant factor in the increasing diagnoses of ASD - nerds flourishing and finding other nerds with whom to procreate.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Literal thinking is one of the hallmarks of being...

Literal thinking is one of the hallmarks of being On The Spectrum. I think it's why so many of us are punsters - when someone says something that could be interpreted different ways, including with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Well, make sure to wipe your feet on the doormat...

Well, make sure to wipe your feet on the doormat when you get home. You don't want to be tracking disease across the carpet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Quiet afternoon. Everyone must be researching...

Quiet afternoon. Everyone must be researching the use of WES to determine TMB.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Three. I need these to pull the needle back to...

Three. I need these to pull the needle back to an average of 4 after a couple 5's, 6's, and a complete failure.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Like he'd let that stop him! Mind you, one...

Like he'd let that stop him!

Mind you, one broken spoke generally leads to a cascade of them, so he's probably in for an exciting couple of weeks.
09-22-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,511
Posted By genejockey

I grew up in PA, too, near Gettysburg. I...

I grew up in PA, too, near Gettysburg. I remember those summer thunderstorms - hot day, high humidity, just beastly.

Then late in the afternoon, the western sky would get dark, and for maybe 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Come back some time when you can't stay so long...

Come back some time when you can't stay so long can stay longer. I think I have a bike or two that might fit. I could introduce you to my favorite routes, and who knows? We might even encounter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Indoor season has begun early, or at least for an...

Indoor season has begun early, or at least for an unusual reason this year - rain. Normally, the reason for indoor season to start in August or September, it's smoke.
September is really messing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Weird pattern in Wordle today, but I'm not...

Weird pattern in Wordle today, but I'm not complaining about 3/6
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09-21-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 557
Posted By genejockey

This is very true. Once you get to oversize...

This is very true. Once you get to oversize tubing, sloping top tubes, and dropped seat stays, guestimating size becomes much more difficult. But mostly I've been in the market for traditional...
09-20-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 557
Posted By genejockey

That's it. BUT, you can gain a lot of experience...

That's it. BUT, you can gain a lot of experience quickly, by, for example, looking at bike frames on Ebay.
09-20-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 557
Posted By genejockey

Head tube length and seat stay/seat tube angle.

Head tube length and seat stay/seat tube angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

That was a close one! Wordle 458 6/6 ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜...

That was a close one!
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Today is Rango's 13th Birthday! ...

Today is Rango's 13th Birthday!
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09-19-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By genejockey

9 bikes in a 7' x 7' corner. ...

9 bikes in a 7' x 7' corner.
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09-19-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,655
Posted By genejockey

Oh, but the answer to why C&V riders are rarely...

Oh, but the answer to why C&V riders are rarely interested in stem-mounted shifters and turkey levers has to do with why people collect things like bikes, or cars, or watches. Most collectors seem...
09-19-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,655
Posted By genejockey

Back when I was a dumb kid, in the early 70s, I...

Back when I was a dumb kid, in the early 70s, I got a 10 speed, the usual cheap, heavy ones that were popular then. I "upgraded" it with stem-mounted levers and 'turkey levers' for the brakes, and,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Most people are no longer masking here, but...

Most people are no longer masking here, but still, maybe 40% do. I've largely stopped, except places where they require it, like the dentist the other day, or places where it seems appropriate, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Meh. Wordle 457 5/6 ⬜🟨🟨🟨⬜ ⬜🟨🟨⬜🟨 🟨🟨⬜🟨🟨 ...

Meh.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Hmmm. Chain, chainrings, cassette, and pulleys...

Hmmm. Chain, chainrings, cassette, and pulleys every 3 years, or chain every year. Which is cheaper?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

That's optimistic.

That's optimistic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

I wanted to give all my bikes more saddle time,...

I wanted to give all my bikes more saddle time, so I started choosing one bike a week to ride for all my midweek rides, while still reserving the Litespeed or the Canyon for long Sunday rides. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

I have both, plus a lot of others. I like the...

I have both, plus a lot of others. I like the Thomson for the adjustability and the solidity, but the way they make a setback post is just ugly. The AC on the Battaglin has gone at least 8000 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By genejockey

I'd test whether your saddle is too far forward...

I'd test whether your saddle is too far forward by seeing whether you can lift both hands off the hoods just a little without falling forward. Your saddle needs to be in the right place, or nothing...
09-17-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Tonight I stripped down the 22" Circuit. Mixed...

Tonight I stripped down the 22" Circuit. Mixed feelings about that - it's the first C&V bike I bought as a C&V bike, instead of just owning it for > 25 years.

Here are the 3 frames, with the 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Average. Wordle 455 4/6 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ ...

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09-17-22, 10:14 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By genejockey

The first question I'd ask would be about reach -...

The first question I'd ask would be about reach - when you sit on the saddle, do your hands naturally fall to the hoods, or the ramps behind them? Do you feel like you have to reach out for the...
09-17-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Views on Original vs Authentic very widely, based...

Views on Original vs Authentic very widely, based on what's being collected. For example, in vintage watches, collectors of Swiss watches love a grubby unreadable dial, and call it "patina" rather...
09-17-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

BTW, the 24" frame and fork have the main parts...

BTW, the 24" frame and fork have the main parts of a Sante headset, lacking only the bearings and the covers, with some cosmetic issues but intact, so the 22" frame gets those. I just need to find...
09-17-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

I found 6 Sante headsets on Ebay - either alone...

I found 6 Sante headsets on Ebay - either alone or in groupsets, and it only took a few seconds of searching.


Yes. There's a difference between authentic and original. Original means it has...
09-16-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

But then it wouldn't be an authentic 1989 Schwinn...

But then it wouldn't be an authentic 1989 Schwinn Circuit.
09-16-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Before anyone else says, "Why cut the steerer,...

Before anyone else says, "Why cut the steerer, just run a lot of spacers!", here's the Sante headset. On the right is the upper part, with the two-piece cover in place. It's a low stack height...
09-16-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Thanks! I got the bike from someone who had...

Thanks! I got the bike from someone who had gotten it 10 years before, and then not ridden it much, after getting if from another guy who'd bought it 10 years before, and then not ridden it much. ...
09-16-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Who would ride a bike like that in public? Wait....

Who would ride a bike like that in public? Wait. I know! Hey, LARRY!!!
09-16-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

A tall bike, you say? Well, nce I strip the bits...

A tall bike, you say? Well, nce I strip the bits off the 22" frame, I'll have no bike at all.



I have a fork. I just need it cut and threaded, and I found a framebuilder who can do it.

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09-16-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Ah, but if I recreate an authentic 1989 Circuit,...

Ah, but if I recreate an authentic 1989 Circuit, it's NOT a Franken Bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

A steady what, now? ...

A steady what, now?

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09-16-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

I contacted Dale Saso, who said, "Sure, bring it...

I contacted Dale Saso, who said, "Sure, bring it on by," so I guess I'll strip the 22" bike this weekend!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

I got skunked, like several others. I did know...

I got skunked, like several others. I did know it was a word, but there were so many other possibilities and even with an elimination word I couldn't cover all of them.
09-16-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Yeah. Now I have 3 frames and 2 forks to make one...

Yeah. Now I have 3 frames and 2 forks to make one bike! My wife thinks I'm nuts, though this might be anything new.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 82,000
Posted By genejockey

Not even me, anymore.

Not even me, anymore.
09-16-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

This isn't something I'd considered, but at the...

This isn't something I'd considered, but at the moment, the 22" Circuit is buried behind 4 other bikes in the garage, so it will have to wait till after breakfast.

EDIT: Both measure 14 13/16"...
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