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Old 04-30-21, 01:25 PM
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Not from me it isn't. I felt so bad for whom ever it was living there. Jesus. This realtor has 2 of these on the market right now, within 2 blocks of each other. Words fail.
I have a sister and bil who have an entire house and full basement they can't walk through. They live in another city. I know the problem followed them to their next house, but no word has arrived on the state of this one. Indeed, words fail.
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Old 04-30-21, 01:28 PM
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It's really windy today.

Does everyone know it's Windy??

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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Yeah, we big guys are denied the benefits of running really low pressures. None of this 75# stuff for us!

The holes are a problem, because obviously you don't want to pinch flat. But lower pressures would hep with the cracks and chipseal, and you may be amazed at how much nicer it feels. Just changing from 110F/120R to 90F/95R made both the Battaglin and the Cannondale a whole lot comfier. I intentionally rolled through some patches of cracked pavement to test this, and it was amazing. I can still feel it, but the bike doesn't jump around.

Do you have room in the forks and stays for 28s? Because that makes a big difference in my experience.
Maybe on the '16 Tarmac. Not Contador, 25mm are tough to get in that bike.

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How many KOMs did you nab?

Never made any in my neighborhood so, none.
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Never made any in my neighborhood so, none.
What a waste of resources.
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What a waste of resources.
feel free to make any segments you wish and I will capture them all.
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Tubular wheels for Mrs. Peel are mostly cleaned up. The butterknife trick worked really well on the rear wheel to remove the old glue, but the front wasn't quite as crunchy. I need to get me some mineral spirits.

The rear is built for a freewheel, not a cassette, so I got a 13-26, which gives me a lower gear than I have with the clincher rims - at least till that 26t cog I ordered arrives. I installed it and then checked to see how it shifted, and discovered I'll have to reset my limit screws when I swap wheels. It wouldn't shift onto the biggest cog, and then it overshot the smallest. . I ended up dropping the wheel out to get the chain back out.

Tubular tape arrived last night. Tubulars to arrive today. I guess the first thing to do is to stretch them onto the rims and blow them up, right? Second COVID jab today, so I hope I'm up for it!
Yeah, mount them on rims and pump up. I don't think you need to go to full pressure; just enough to be round. You can leave them like that for months, or years. Or days.
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Old 04-30-21, 01:51 PM
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genejockey gets it.
I'm 170 and I don't go below 90 on any tire of any width.
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Why would anyone want to do that?
So you don't have to worry about that patch of cracked asphalt on the apex of that corner you came into not realizing it was there.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
feel free to make any segments you wish and I will capture them all.
I made this one in W'burg - https://www.strava.com/segments/27967404?

Go get'em, tiger!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Yeah, mount them on rims and pump up. I don't think you need to go to full pressure; just enough to be round. You can leave them like that for months, or years. Or days.
It'll just be days. I've never ridden on tubulars and I'm really curious. I'll stretch them onto the rims, blow them up and let them sit for a day or so, then finish cleaning up the rims and mount them. I want to do that on a day/evening when I won't be rushed. I have to decide between two methods I saw on Youtube. In both, you put the tape on the rim, pull up the backing strip on both sides of the valve and pull both ends to one side. Then stretch the tire onto the rim and pump it up enough to have some shape. Then you carefully center it and even it out. Then with one method, you put a pencil or pen under the tire to lift it off the rim, then roll it while pulling off the tape right behind it. With the other, you let off just enough pressure that you can pull the backing tape out from between the rim and the tire without tearing, and pull it all out.

Then check alignment AGAIN, and pump up to full pressure, and leave at least 24 hours before riding.

I suppose I should have sprung for better quality tires than Continental Giros. Excel was selling 2-packs of Vittoria Corsas for almost the same price as the Giros, but I dawdled and they sold out.
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Got my second Pfizer jab today. Currently experiencing hypervigilance and suggestibility, but that's just me, not the vaccine.
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I made this one in W'burg - https://www.strava.com/segments/27967404?

Go get'em, tiger!

I would like to not get hit by a car, but thanks.
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I would like to not get hit by a car, but thanks.
wut. That's probably the best shoulder in Williamsburg. Like, for real.
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I know that, on occasion, I've given some of yous the business about being old, dusty farts. I have to apologize, because it's not so funny when you start showing indisputable signs of aging yourself. I'm actually a little... concerned. You see, I was listening to some music while cooking, and Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" came on... and I started singing along.

Ugh, I don't know how I'm going to cope with this.
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wut. That's probably the best shoulder in Williamsburg. Like, for real.
Shoulder? wut
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I know parody threads are frowned upon, but there are at least three candidates on page 1 in the 41. Must resist. MUST RESIST!!
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I know that, on occasion, I've given some of yous the business about being old, dusty farts. I have to apologize, because it's not so funny when you start showing indisputable signs of aging yourself. I'm actually a little... concerned. You see, I was listening to some music while cooking, and Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" came on... and I started singing along.

Ugh, I don't know how I'm going to cope with this.

you probably need to talk to a professional.
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I know parody threads are frowned upon, but there are at least three candidates on page 1 in the 41. Must resist. MUST RESIST!!

I lost all will to respond after the amazon bike thread.
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I know that, on occasion, I've given some of yous the business about being old, dusty farts. I have to apologize, because it's not so funny when you start showing indisputable signs of aging yourself. I'm actually a little... concerned. You see, I was listening to some music while cooking, and Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" came on... and I started singing along.

Ugh, I don't know how I'm going to cope with this.
We have plenty of experts on aging in here. A sense of humor is quite helpful.
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We have plenty of experts on aging in here. A sense of humor is quite helpful.
I'm ****ed.
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I know parody threads are frowned upon, but there are at least three candidates on page 1 in the 41. Must resist. MUST RESIST!!
Only three?

Due to my friend’s illness and the fact that LSS and I are close to his family and know what’s going on, I posted on Sailing Anarchy for the first time since 2015. The place is still a cesspool, but they sure have fun in ways we can’t. However, I’m going to keep it to the thread about him.
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How many times a month, youngster?
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