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Old 04-27-20, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Nope.

To move up the Strava leaderboard.

Unfortunately he was walking and the activity didn't count.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Unfortunately he was walking and the activity didn't count.
Poor chicken.

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Very weird. Last night, I experienced one of those last page lockouts and couldn't see page 154 on PC/Chrome. I can now see the new last page, page 155, but still can't access page 154. Odd.
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BillyD caught me pissing in the COVID punch bowl.



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Such low-hanging fruit, that's just harmful advice.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Rough waters there, eh?
Good one.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
<===Thinks inflammatory arthritis research should be the top priority
I hear ya, but ...

< = = Thinks Lyme disease research should be the top priority.
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The tractor I drive on the lawn is not this fancy. #Farming seedsbelize

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Does not include raspberries.

Don't tempt me. I could scoot right up there in 3 hours, maybe less since the roads are empty.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Same
It's not for everybody.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I hear ya, but ...

< = = Thinks Lyme disease research should be the top priority.
Do you like raspberries?
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Such low-hanging fruit, that's just harmful advice.
I think it's actually kind of pathetic and there's only one of them. Not a fit occasion for black belt level Troll-Fu.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The tractor I drive on the lawn is not this fancy. #Farming seedsbelize

https://twitter.com/AGofTheWorld/sta...65311269273602
I'm certain the church lawn divided by a driveway doesn't need precise satellite navigation to determine a straight cut, even though straight lines are nice.
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Very weird. Last night, I experienced one of those last page lockouts and couldn't see page 154 on PC/Chrome. I can now see the new last page, page 155, but still can't access page 154. Odd.
Move along, nothing to see here.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Move along, nothing to see here.
So I didn't miss anything, eh?
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What are those skinny, little shift cable tubes called and how do I get my hands on one? The FD shifting effort on the Domane was never as light as the Haanjo or the Cervelo, and I'm thinking that it may have been because it didn't have one of those tubes and the cable was rubbing the frame and seeing increased friction.
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What are those skinny, little shift cable tubes called and how do I get my hands on one? The FD shifting effort on the Domane was never as light as the Haanjo or the Cervelo, and I'm thinking that it may have been because it didn't have one of those tubes and the cable was rubbing the frame and seeing increased friction.
....and never mind. I found a section of cable housing, cut it open and took the liner from there.
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I'm certain the church lawn divided by a driveway doesn't need precise satellite navigation to determine a straight cut, even though straight lines are nice.
It would be a nice feature to have, though. I could program the route and spend the time meditating.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I hear ya, but ...

< = = Thinks Lyme disease research should be the top priority.
The thing that typically clears up with a Z-pack or some penicillin?
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It would be a nice feature to have, though. I could program the route and spend the time meditating.
Mowing of lawns is meditational in itself in my experience.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I hear ya, but ...

< = = Thinks Lyme disease research should be the top priority.
Google says 30,000 Americans get it a year.

1.3 million people have RA.
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....and never mind. I found a section of cable housing, cut it open and took the liner from there.
Kudos, but I'm still confused. Does the cable go around the outside of the BB shell with no guides? I've seen that done with steel frames, but there's still usually a groove cast in to the BB shell.

The lightest front shifting I've ever experienced is with the Dura-Ace 7900 levers on my Trek. There's a spring inside the lever that offsets most of the FD return spring tension, and it feels like there's nothing connected to the shifter at all. I'm still getting used to it, even after 200 miles. It always feels like I'm going to throw the chain off the outside of the big ring.
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The thing that typically clears up with a Z-pack or some penicillin?
Don't go there.
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Kudos, but I'm still confused. Does the cable go around the outside of the BB shell with no guides? I've seen that done with steel frames, but there's usually a groove cast in to the BB shell.
There's a black plastic guide on the bottom of the BB, but it doesn't extend the entirety of the cable contact; the cable sits in a groove where the cable comes up between the chainstays, but that looks to be... frame. No slickery treatment of any kind that I can see.

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The lightest front shifting I've ever experienced is with the Dura-Ace 7900 levers on my Trek. There's a spring inside the lever that offsets most of the FD return spring tension, and it feels like there's nothing connected to the shifter at all. I'm still getting used to it, even after 200 miles.
Yup, that's what it's like on the Haanjo and Cervelo - very light.

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What are those skinny, little shift cable tubes called and how do I get my hands on one? The FD shifting effort on the Domane was never as light as the Haanjo or the Cervelo, and I'm thinking that it may have been because it didn't have one of those tubes and the cable was rubbing the frame and seeing increased friction.
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....and never mind. I found a section of cable housing, cut it open and took the liner from there.
Thanks for the idea. I was wondering too. Even with that stuff, the front action on my R3 is not exactly light. Might benefit from a schpritz of PTFE.
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