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Old 03-10-21, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
They're asking $1000
Seems reasonable.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Had the MRI today. Results to be relayed in visit with Doc on Monday. It was 22 minutes in length and I was offered music to listen to while being analyzed. I said 70's music.

This is what was played.
Imagine - John Lennon
What's going on - Marvin Gaye
Born to run - Bruce Springsteen
Layla - Derek and the Domino's
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (only about 15 seconds and the procedure was over)

I only write this to show off my memory which seems to be failing me since I've been on my A Fib meds.
Of course, if @Velo Vol was still around he would surely approve of the quality.
Good luck on the results. Good job remembering the songs.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Had the MRI today. Results to be relayed in visit with Doc on Monday. It was 22 minutes in length and I was offered music to listen to while being analyzed. I said 70's music.
Oddly, I like listening to the sounds of the machine. I think I look it as an opportunity to work on ignoring unwanted noise. I turned down an offer of music during a relatively recent MRI.
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Old 03-10-21, 09:19 PM
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Did my second Zwift race. This time a Circuit Race in Paris. It was part of the "Anti-Sandbagging" series, where they monitor your power or something to prevent actual good riders from dominating the lower classes. So, even though I was 5th across the line I took 3rd because 1 and 2 were DQ'd. Probably would have done better if I hadn't overdone the warmup by scoring a PR on the Volcano KOM.

I'm doing pretty well in Class D! I just told Mrs. GeneJockey that it reminded me of the line from "Sixteen Candles" - "Yeah, that's me. King of the Dip****s."
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Seems reasonable.
That's why I'm glad it's not my size, otherwise I'd probably have to find a way to make it mine
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
That's why I'm glad it's not my size, otherwise I'd probably have to find a way to make it mine
Looks like a 58, which IS my size, but I already have a steel bike with Dura Ace, and the 7410 crank is prettier than the that one.

I've been lucky that every bike on Ebay with Sante is too small. I can't do a 56.
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Okay, so I said above that another MAX bike wouldn't make sense. But a Merckx MX Leader in my size would. Luckily, it's WAY too expensive!
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Old 03-10-21, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Okay, so I said above that another MAX bike wouldn't make sense. But a Merckx MX Leader in my size would. Luckily, it's WAY too expensive!
BITD a friend had a Merckx that looked like that. She hated it and sold it after the honeymoon was over and bought a cf something. She was 125 pounds, or so, and said it was too harsh.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
BITD a friend had a Merckx that looked like that. She hated it and sold it after the honeymoon was over and bought a cf something. She was 125 pounds, or so, and said it was too harsh.
Jesus, if it was really an MX Leader, and she was 125#, it would have been like riding a brick. The Battaglin with MAX tubing is about the stiffest damn thing you can imagine, so it works for me, especially when I was over 225. I can't imagine it at 100# lighter.
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Old 03-11-21, 04:18 AM
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Does anyone else find you have to talk yourself down from projects you really don't want to undertake, but which won't leave you alone?

I'm trying really hard to convince myself that I don't want to get YET ANOTHER old steel frame, and build it up with Shimano's Sante groupset. It would be silly and quixotic AF. And I'm already having parking issues in the garage. At least with the C'dale I already had the frame, seatpost and saddle, and stem, as well as the brakes and levers, and a couple 12-25 8sp Dura Ace cassettes that were just lying fallow. This would be completely new, from the ground up. And now I already HAVE a vintage bike. Hell, THREE vintage bikes, if you count the Ritchey and Battaglin, since their frames are from the early 90s and their groupsets from the early 00's.

Cripes. The Bianchi is 15 years old now. Is IT vintage?
Save yourself some time. Just do it. Build it and they will come. Im the same, I like the building process, bikes, guitars, cars, etc. Its an itch I just have to scratch.
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Old 03-11-21, 04:19 AM
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Geez, it's like holding a recovering addicts meeting in a bar, next to a pot dispensary and a crack house.
I'm in!
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It took several tries, and fails, but I have not bought a bike component in over a year. I am n-4 from a year ago. I have two road bikes, an off road bike, a town bike and the coupled travel bike. And a Centurion Ironman frameset that I have no intention of building. All of them vintage steel. I had a single Sante hub--the first wheel I ever built. A beautiful hub. But it went with the most recent give away bike. Life marches on without noticing the absence.
This is all gibberish, is it even English?
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WhyFi I put the Schwalbe on yesterday afternoon. Going to take them out for a spin this afternoon if my meeting schedule allows. They seem a little more narrow than the GP5k.

They were super easy to install and seated with a floor pump.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I've been guilty of letting the video roll while going to the bathroom or lunch.
The classes i take have "check points" every 15 minutes or so aftr the first one at about 5 minutes. The video freezes until you click a button on the screen.
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The classes i take have "check points" every 15 minutes or so aftr the first one at about 5 minutes. The video freezes until you click a button on the screen.

Those are the worst!
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The classes i take have "check points" every 15 minutes or so aftr the first one at about 5 minutes. The video freezes until you click a button on the screen.
Sucks to be you!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
WhyFi I put the Schwalbe on yesterday afternoon. Going to take them out for a spin this afternoon if my meeting schedule allows. They seem a little more narrow than the GP5k.

They were super easy to install and seated with a floor pump.
What wheels do you have them on? Did they stay bead-locked when deflated? Just curious. They stayed locked on my Assaults but not on the Zipps, which made them fussy to service. And yeah, they should measure out to their nominal on 19mm int width rims.
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What wheels do you have them on? Did they stay bead-locked when deflated? Just curious. They stayed locked on my Assaults but not on the Zipps, which made them fussy to service. And yeah, they should measure out to their nominal on 19mm int width rims.

They are on the stock R3 carbon clincher which is 18.3mm inner width. They stayed locked, but I seated them on the stand. I rode them around the block at 95 PSI just to get the sealant sloshed around. Dropping to 70 today and will take them out. It's going to be slightly windy, but I have a 3 hour widow between meetings today that gives me time to do 25-30 and shower before a vid conference and it's going to be 62 degrees.
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Sucks to be you!
At least the company pays for it, and it's an excuse to not do work.
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At least the company pays for it, and it's an excuse to not do work.
Something to be said for that.

In house?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Good thing this is too big for me. It costs almost 10 Schwinn Preludes, according to current local pricing.

It’s a Pinny . . . but ugly paint scheme.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Had the MRI today. Results to be relayed in visit with Doc on Monday. It was 22 minutes in length and I was offered music to listen to while being analyzed. I said 70's music.

This is what was played.
Imagine - John Lennon
What's going on - Marvin Gaye
Born to run - Bruce Springsteen
Layla - Derek and the Domino's
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (only about 15 seconds and the procedure was over)

I only write this to show off my memory which seems to be failing me since I've been on my A Fib meds.
Of course, if @Velo Vol was still around he would surely approve of the quality.
I approve of the music selection.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
They're asking $1000
A Pinny should have Campy, not DA. Deduct $300.
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They're removing and replacing a street light pole across the street - prime entertainment for the little girl.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Looks like a 58, which IS my size, but I already have a steel bike with Dura Ace, and the 7410 crank is prettier than the that one.

I've been lucky that every bike on Ebay with Sante is too small. I can't do a 56.

how tall are you?
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