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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-24-21, 05:39 PM
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8 hour ride today.
wut
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Note:
Dougs are frugal.
Yup
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Except treat yourself to a Makita or Milwaukee or something other than HD house brand.
I have Dewalt, but would be happy with Makita or Milwaukee.
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We should have this with our Dougs.


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Old 04-24-21, 05:55 PM
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Stretching activities are about to commence. No Strava required.
stretching activities completed. No laser or beeping.
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Old 04-24-21, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We should have this with our Dougs.


Hey, yeah! I do have some skill with the blade......
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Old 04-24-21, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I was alluding to the very aggressive driving habits of cab drivers.
Oh, drivers of all stripes are aggressive now. Assume otherwise at your own peril.

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If we agree, it's on the unique unpredictability and hazards Manhattan cyclists face (lane changes, parked obstacles, intersections).
These are neither individually nor collectively unique to Manhattan.
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Old 04-24-21, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Oh, drivers of all stripes are aggressive now. Assume otherwise at your own peril.
And it's not just the striped ones, either!
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Were you also smoking a cigarette, drinking a PBR and a latte?
Mocha latte.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
And it's not just the striped ones, either!
True, Those spotted ones will do you in, right quick, too!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I have Dewalt, but would be happy with Makita or Milwaukee.
Señorita Makita never let me down!

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Old 04-24-21, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Oh, FFS!

I swear, my post on last night's ride on the Lotus was duplicated, so I THOUGHT I was deleting one of the two. Oops.

So yesterday I took Mrs. Peel out for a longer ride, this time with the 'new' wheels from Poland. The braking was a bit better, but still not actually good. I managed to get rid of the squeal from the rears by adding a little toe-in. I went ahead and ordered a set of Kool-stop pads and shoes. Authentic is nice, but if I can't stop when I want....

I did 25 miles, and got something like 4 PRs, so clearly this is not just a 'Cafe Run' bike. Now, where the hell do I put this thing?
I just picked up some DA dual pivots for the Schwinn. I don't know how I got by with single pivot 105s BITD.
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Old 04-24-21, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Except treat yourself to a Makita or Milwaukee or something other than HD house brand.
I have a Makita 7.2 volt drill that I got for customer satisfaction points back when they used to reward us, around 1990. The second battery went bad a few years ago and I should have just bought a new drill but I paid $50 for a battery.
Of course soon after that the shaft on a gear broke. I was able to drill the gear out and hammer a cut off drill shank into it and it works.
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Old 04-24-21, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I have Dewalt, but would be happy with Makita or Milwaukee.
Real Dewalt is pro quality, but I believe they have also put their brand on a line for HD. Don’t know how good those are.
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I finally bit the bullet and bought a truing stand. I couldn't swing the $300 for a Park TS2.2, plus another $50 for the dishing stick, so I went for a Minoura FT-1 that came with a dishing stick, for < 2/3 of that. It arrived last night, but I didn't want to true in the dark. So this morning I went through the wheels on the last 3 bikes I built up - the Cannondale, the Circuit, and Mrs. Peel. In each case, I'd bought used wheels off Ebay, and then done only 'brake pad truing", so I figured the truing stand would be a lot more finicky.

Nope. All 6 wheels were true in the round and in the flat. Also properly dished. Now I HAVE TO build up some wheels to justify the expense of buying the stand!
No lights in your workspace?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I have a Makita 7.2 volt drill that I got for customer satisfaction points back when they used to reward us, around 1990. The second battery went bad a few years ago and I should have just bought a new drill but I paid $50 for a battery.
Of course soon after that the shaft on a gear broke. I was able to drill the gear out and hammer a cut off drill shank into it and it works.
Oh well. I have a drill, an angle grinder, and a string trimmer. All pretty good.
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does that make you a hipster Doofus?
#NotJudging
Nope. I'm just a regular knucklehead.
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Is that anything like messenger RNA?
Huh?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
If we agree, it's on the unique unpredictability and hazards Manhattan cyclists face (lane changes, parked obstacles, intersections).

DoorDash employee?
Is that some sort of video game?
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Is that some sort of video game?
I think it's the illegitimate cousin to dine and dash.
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Huh?
it's technical. It's sort of like writing code to reprogram computer software.
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I have no neat recommendations about battery powered drills/screwdrivers.
#DowntubeShiftingForever
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I got a 20v Porter Cable to replace my ancient corded Craftsman drill.
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GeneJockey, after your Cannondale and Lotus, here's something to aspire to:


apparently all completed by collecting parts.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Hey, yeah! I do have some skill with the blade......
Depends on the nature of the contest. You could be taking a knife to a gunfight.

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Is that some sort of video game?
Try to keep up to the current decade.
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These are neither individually nor collectively unique to Manhattan.
Oh? Don't take my word for it, we'll ask the group. Collectively we have thousands of miles ridden here this year, in sundry parts of America.

Raise your hands if any of your rides this year resembled this:

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