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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-25-20, 10:05 AM
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'Splain it to me, Lucy.


You're f***ed.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
There is always, dare I say it... modern steel? Stinner and Cicli Barco set my heart aflutter more than the Caledonia or Emonda or Tarmac or whatever, and I can get them with my preferred measurements for the same damn price. Maybe for next year.
Ritchey Road Logic disc went on sale right after I bought the Canyon. If I'd had to choose between them, I might have gone steel, since I already have a Logic that's been my favorite ride forever.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
There is always, dare I say it... modern steel? Stinner and Cicli Barco set my heart aflutter more than the Caledonia or Emonda or Tarmac or whatever, and I can get them with my preferred measurements for the same damn price. Maybe for next year.
Yes, a modern steel bike is definitely something I'm looking in to. I actually just looked into the Smoothie that you mentioned a while ago, the 60cm size would be very comparable to my Trek fit right now, and that light blue is so pretty. Limiting myself to 28mm tires max is something I would have to think about, though. The bigger question would be whether to go disc or not, I actually really like the idea of something like the VO Pass Hunter or the Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt, they would both work really well fit-wise and are both disc brake thru axle framesets. The stock fork on the VO is unbelievably fugly though, so that would need to change.
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Old 07-25-20, 10:48 AM
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Intervals.icu said that I was gettin' a little too fresh, so I *had* to go out and add a little training stress. Another really good ride for the week! Certainly one of my faster solo metrics, which is surprising, given the wind and mileage already in the legs for the week. I'm startin' to think that there's something to this whole monitoring and managing training load thingie.
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Old 07-25-20, 10:53 AM
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Everyone must be reading the article I posted on Prevotella and RA.
Nope
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
There is always, dare I say it... modern steel? Stinner and Cicli Barco set my heart aflutter more than the Caledonia or Emonda or Tarmac or whatever, and I can get them with my preferred measurements for the same damn price. Maybe for next year.
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Yes, a modern steel bike is definitely something I'm looking in to. I actually just looked into the Smoothie that you mentioned a while ago, the 60cm size would be very comparable to my Trek fit right now, and that light blue is so pretty. Limiting myself to 28mm tires max is something I would have to think about, though. The bigger question would be whether to go disc or not, I actually really like the idea of something like the VO Pass Hunter or the Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt, they would both work really well fit-wise and are both disc brake thru axle framesets. The stock fork on the VO is unbelievably fugly though, so that would need to change.
Modern steel is really cool... but I think that coming from vintage steel and being curious about completely modern, it might end up feeling like a half measure. Don't half-ass it - whole-ass it.
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Old 07-25-20, 10:54 AM
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Part of today’s ride was with a few friends. One friend brought up chamois cream. I told him I have chamois cream FOMO. He told me that’s not a thing. I explained that indeed it is.
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Old 07-25-20, 10:57 AM
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At first read I thought you (jokingly) meant you didn't want to miss all the upcoming quality conten.
Inconceivable
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Yes, a modern steel bike is definitely something I'm looking in to. I actually just looked into the Smoothie that you mentioned a while ago, the 60cm size would be very comparable to my Trek fit right now, and that light blue is so pretty. Limiting myself to 28mm tires max is something I would have to think about, though. The bigger question would be whether to go disc or not, I actually really like the idea of something like the VO Pass Hunter or the Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt, they would both work really well fit-wise and are both disc brake thru axle framesets. The stock fork on the VO is unbelievably fugly though, so that would need to change.
Yeah those are both a bit much towards utilitarian for my taste. The advantage of the Smoothie is it takes the same parts as the R2 (other than crank) so it's an easy swap if something happens to the frame. I doubt I'd get one under other circumstances, because another rim-brake road bike would be too similar. Better to get a disc brake all-road that brings something new to the table.
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I'm thinking pince nez.
I have a pair.
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So, we can now give mice Rheumatoid Arthritis by feeding them poop from RA patients. I sure hope the cure is of a different nature.
Can we cure it by giving mouse poop to RA patients?
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Got my ride in. Had to stop 4 times to answer pages. Not bad all in all. At very end of ride got hit by a visual migraine which is always interesting, I am hoping no evil headache to follow. Ate a bajillion wild raspberries at one page-stop. They were quite good.
Cause and effect.
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Nope
I would say you missed out, but as with every other study in this field, it raises more questions than it answers. #WitchDoctory
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Yes, a modern steel bike is definitely something I'm looking in to.
wut is "modern steel"?
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Modern steel is really cool... but I think that coming from vintage steel and being curious about completely modern, it might end up feeling like a half measure. Don't half-ass it - whole-ass it.
I think oversized 853 would feel pretty different to the noodle tubes I ride now, but I know what you mean.
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We got the house!


....and now get ready for that Honey-Do List.
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....and now get ready for that Honey-Do List.

atleast this time it will be for a property I own......
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atleast this time it will be for a property I own......
Which means that she won't hold back and it'll be more extensive.


But don't worry about that - that's days down the line...
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Which means that she won't hold back and it'll be more extensive.


But don't worry about that - that's days down the line...
you just start training for when your back in williamsburg. I don’t hold back.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Yeah those are both a bit much towards utilitarian for my taste. The advantage of the Smoothie is it takes the same parts as the R2 (other than crank) so it's an easy swap if something happens to the frame. I doubt I'd get one under other circumstances, because another rim-brake road bike would be too similar. Better to get a disc brake all-road that brings something new to the table.
The Pass Hunter is probably overbuilt, it falls into the same issue as Surly and other big brands where they have to design for lots of use cases and rider sizes. From what I've heard the Lightning bolt is pretty spritely.

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wut is "modern steel"?
Oversized tubing, typically lugless construction, threadless headsets, disc brakes, thru-axles. Most nowadays are going with tapered head tubes as well for carbon fork compatibility.
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We got the house!
Awesome!

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Which means that she won't hold back and it'll be more extensive.
My god, the amount of times I've heard "I'd love to do this but it's a rental".

Plus, my wife likes to re-arrange. A lot. Like probably 2-3 times a year.
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Awesome!



My god, the amount of times I've heard "I'd love to do this but it's a rental".

Plus, my wife likes to re-arrange. A lot. Like probably 2-3 times a year.

I think we’re leaving the rental in a better condition than when we started in it. Probably raised its value to. My wife likes everything to be perfect, and doesn’t stop til it is. Why she is with me? I have no idea......
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you just start training for when your back in williamsburg. I don’t hold back.
Ha! Don't forget that you asked for it.

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My god, the amount of times I've heard "I'd love to do this but it's a rental".

Plus, my wife likes to re-arrange. A lot. Like probably 2-3 times a year.
Ugh. I've got lists on top of lists. It was comical, but we're beyond that, now.
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