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Old 11-19-22, 07:22 PM
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Yeah, the hanger is fastened by an external cone/nut. The only role of the frame in this is a hex indent that the hanger seats in to. In the first pic, you can see the gap between the hanger and the stays - that should be flush and seated cleanly, but all that road grime was probably preventing it. The wrench that monkeyed with it should be fired for not taking it apart and cleaning it, rather than just trying to crank it down.

For reference, this is what the hanger looks like when it's clean -
Yeah, you'd think they'd know better. We clean up after other local shop's sloppiness fairly often.
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Old 11-19-22, 07:42 PM
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The Tour de Tucson was today and there were supposed to be 7,500 riders and it’s a traffic controlled course for 100 miles. My wife and I checked on riding it when we got here but our late entry fee was going to be $300 apiece.

Because of all the closed roads, we loaded up our bikes and headed south to Amado Junction out of the way of all the road closures. Had a good 46 mile ride to Aricava, AZ.
My hammerhead friend and his posse did it in 4:47 elapsed time, he even got a flat around mile 60. The folks who ride at a pace I like to ride at got theirs done in 8:52 elapsed, and they took about an hour and a half in breaks.

Ya'll in Tucson much longer? I'm free to head down there Tues and Wed if you're still in town...

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Old 11-19-22, 07:46 PM
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Wonder if the Bills are going to make their game tomorrow?

They should've just played in Buffalo!

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Tomorrow’s start temps similar to today but with 15-20MPH winds and “real feel” 18F.

Most of my friends are bailing.
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A-ha, it appears the Bills have made it to Detroit!!!
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Old 11-19-22, 08:02 PM
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Tomorrow’s start temps similar to today but with 15-20MPH winds and “real feel” 18F.

Most of my friends are bailing.
I'd probably wear both pairs of tights for that one!
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Tomorrow’s start temps similar to today but with 15-20MPH winds and “real feel” 18F.

Most of my friends are bailing.

I don’t see the problem.
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Old 11-19-22, 08:14 PM
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Tomorrow’s start temps similar to today but with 15-20MPH winds and “real feel” 18F.

Most of my friends are bailing.
Definite trainer day. Mmmmm, 5 x 5s!
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I don’t see the problem.
Yeah, it could always be worse...

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Yeah, it could always be worse...


That looks a lot like the guy I worked for in Alaska, weird.
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Old 11-19-22, 08:27 PM
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That looks a lot like the guy I worked for in Alaska, weird.
You wanna work up north again? Buffalo Airways says they're hiring...

https://buffaloairways.com

Gotta get your Canadian pilot's license though, which seems odd, I figured pilot license for passenger stuff would be world wide.
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Old 11-19-22, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
My hammerhead friend and his posse did it in 4:47 elapsed time, he even got a flat around mile 60. The folks who ride at a pace I like to ride at got theirs done in 8:52 elapsed, and they took about an hour and a half in breaks.
Guy I used to ride with did it under 5 hours a couple times. He said you have to "qualify" to get a start position in the front. I think you have to beat a certain time and the next year you go to the front, or something like that.
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Old 11-19-22, 09:00 PM
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I eschewed the club ride and met up with 3 others to ride in a wind protected area. Did some climbs and tried to go around the Rose Bowl but the USC/UCLA game is tonight and it was already zooed out. We happened on our club ride which was also going to the Rose Bowl, so that was unexpected.

I found a nice folding knife in the street and I didn't know what to do with it. It was still in it's sheath/case. Later there was a construction guy working on a mansion so I stopped and gave it to him. He was very appreciative, said he could certainly us it. Then he asked "is this a murder weapon?" I said yes, and it still has DNA on it. He laughed and called me "sir".
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Old 11-19-22, 10:22 PM
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My uncle was always amazed they would let me fly airplanes…………
Some here are starting to wonder too.
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Bike shops are somewhat of a dead-end as far as long-term careers go.
My reasoning in a nutshell, plus some other things.

Also, how can a guy from my generation pass up the opportunity for a pension?
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Heading out for my usual Sunday group ride. I am askeered it may end up being a solo ride.
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Old 11-20-22, 06:33 AM
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Heading out for my usual Sunday group ride. I am askeered it may end up being a solo ride.
Im going solo on the trainer- we got a light dusting which is just enough to keep me off the road
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Wordle 519 X/6

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Dumb word
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Wordle 519 X/6

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That's why you soak up a bunch of letters at once instead of guessing the whole word, once you're in a spot like that. But yes it is.

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A spam report and a phishing report in today's email. This is uncommon, but getting more common by the week.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That's why you soak up a bunch of letters at once instead of guessing the whole word, once you're in a spot like that. But yes it is.

Wordle 519 6/6

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I tried that on guess five, but too late. It took that long to realize how many options there were.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
My hammerhead friend and his posse did it in 4:47 elapsed time, he even got a flat around mile 60. The folks who ride at a pace I like to ride at got theirs done in 8:52 elapsed, and they took about an hour and a half in breaks.

Ya'll in Tucson much longer? I'm free to head down there Tues and Wed if you're still in town...
Nice time/ride for your friend(s)

We are in Green Valley, not Tucson and I’ve been trying to get up to Tucson to ride with an old friend that lives in Saddlebrooke on the north side but my wife has me on a tight leash and a full schedule down here. Doubt I’ll make it up to Tucson this year.
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. . . we got a light dusting which is just enough to keep me off the road
Same.
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Wind is howling and it’s cold. Maybe I’ll take a walk to the marathon finish.
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plus some other things.
My commute changing from a 25 minute drive to a 10 minute walk is a big one
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