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Old 11-11-21, 01:16 PM
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Come, now. Everybody knows that you don't buy a PM to know how awesome your bike is - you buy one to know how much you suck as a cyclist. Knowing the relative awesomeness of your bikes is a bonus.
I think that is correct. Of course, I can save the $$$ and fast-forward to the obvious conclusion.

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88 Centurion Ironman Expert
genejockey was the inspiration for getting it back on the road. Oops. I just realized it's taken from the wrong side. Oh well. It has.a 64xx crank, and a mix of derailleurs, Suntour VX on the rear and some random Shimano on the front. Brooks Team Pro saddle. I don't know when I will get the chance to test ride it. Possibly this late afternoon.
Liked. Is the saddle really pointed up, or is that an optical illusion?
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you buy one to know how much you suck as a cyclist.
I don't need a fancy widget to tell me that. I've lived with that fact for a long time.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Come, now. Everybody knows that you don't buy a PM to know how awesome your bike is - you buy one to know how much you suck as a cyclist. Knowing the relative awesomeness of your bikes is a bonus.
So true.... my numbers are sad on any bike.
From all the bikes I've had ti, carbon, steel & aluminum - I prefer aluminum. Jarring but springy as hell! I may be the only one who thinks that.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I think that is correct. Of course, I can save the $$$ and fast-forward to the obvious conclusion.

#thrifty
This. All I gotta do is go for a ride around here, and while I'm pushing threshold HR and panting like a dog on a hot day, get passed like I'm standing still by a couple skinny guys who are chatting amiably without any obvious distress.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I think that is correct. Of course, I can save the $$$ and fast-forward to the obvious conclusion.
Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't need a fancy widget to tell me that. I've lived with that fact for a long time.
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This. All I gotta do is go for a ride around here, and while I'm pushing threshold HR and panting like a dog on a hot day, get passed like I'm standing still by a couple skinny guys who are chatting amiably without any obvious distress.
Geez - you guys just don't get it. Sure, it doesn't take much more than a bit of casual and honest self-evaluation to come to the "yeah, I suck," conclusion, but to be able to have cold, hard numbers to quantify the magnitude of your suckitude is priceless!
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Heh. I realized today that there is a guy who works in our NJ office named Alex Kovalev. He's an Alexander, not an Alexie.
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Emoji representation of Mojo31 this morning .

Then when he realized he has to return to Tejas .
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Heh. I realized today that there is a guy who works in our NJ office named Alex Kovalev. He's an Alexander, not an Alexie.
When I lived in NYC, every time I met a Russian guy, I just assumed they were named Alex/Sasha until proven otherwise.

Real (paraphrased) conversation: "did you meet Emily's new boyfriend at the party?" my wife asked.
"Who - Alex?"
"Was his name Alex?"
"He's Russian - they're all Alex."

The funny thing was that, in this case, Emily's new boyfriend (and now hubby of ~10 years) actually turned out to be named Alex.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Emoji representation of Mojo31 this morning .

Then when he realized he has to return to Tejas .
Got that backwards. Even on an earlier flight back.

Even had a burrito for breakfast, and none of that crappy native stuff.
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One of my mechanic friends had his Golf seize up at highway speeds, after rapid oil loss. Of course, it was one of the coldest days of the year.

He's a good mechanic and takes care of his vehicles, but likes to upgrade things. Apparently, a fitting broke.

Naturally, I still roast him about this incident.
My younger brother bought a brand new Subaru when he graduated from college or started medical school or something and simply ignored the oil. It went over 50k before it seized on 95 somewhere in Connecticut. That was in the 80s. Today, with a load of synthetic, it guess it would go 100 or more.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
One of my mechanic friends had his Golf seize up at highway speeds, after rapid oil loss. Of course, it was one of the coldest days of the year.

He's a good mechanic and takes care of his vehicles, but likes to upgrade things. Apparently, a fitting broke.

Naturally, I still roast him about this incident.
My poor, neglected S-10 started making noise from the timing chain. I just kept driving it. It got so loud it was amazing that it was still running. If people heard it they would ask "WTF is wrong with your car?" Eventually it broke just before I got on the freeway after work. Had it towed the three blocks back to the shop and put a new chain and sprockets in it the next day. It was no big deal, I should have done it much sooner.

The fuel pump started going bad. It's a low pressure system so it will run if the pump makes any pressure, just about. It got really hard to start and would hesitate from a stop, etc. Naturally, I drove it like that for months. It never quit running and I don't remember why I finally replaced it but I was really happy about the way it ran once the new pump was in.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
My younger brother bought a brand new Subaru when he graduated from college or started medical school or something and simply ignored the oil. It went over 50k before it seized on 95 somewhere in Connecticut. That was in the 80s. Today, with a load of synthetic, it guess it would go 100 or more.
I may have told this one here before but a customer brought in a Camaro with engine noise and when our engine tech pulled the oil pan, the goop that was where the oil should be was so thick you could write your name in it with your finger. We had no service history and they couldn't provide any proof they had ever done an oil change, (I think it was about 35K miles) so we told them we couldn't warranty it.
That's when the tears came, then the anger. "I'm never buying another Chevrolet, GM cars are junk, yadda yadda." After a few weeks they brought in some receipts for oil changes (fake) from a small shop. Chevrolet eventually told us to go ahead and give them a new engine, I guess to avoid going to court.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
My younger brother bought a brand new Subaru when he graduated from college or started medical school or something and simply ignored the oil. It went over 50k before it seized on 95 somewhere in Connecticut. That was in the 80s. Today, with a load of synthetic, it guess it would go 100 or more.
Having owned a Subaru, I surprised it took that long.
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My younger brother bought a brand new Subaru when he graduated from college or started medical school or something and simply ignored the oil. It went over 50k before it seized on 95 somewhere in Connecticut.
The kind of attention to detail a patient hopes to see in a doctor.
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So this happened today. Velo you would prolly not survive Dallas

Riding around Dallas was pretty awesome. Mojo, 9 am is def the time to be outside in dallas. I went on some major roads today and didnít get harassed by a car once. Felt safe the whole time.


Completely cleaned my headset today and repacked it with grease.

Its still knocking so I think my headset is warped? not sure.

My bike started knocking loud today and I canít figure it out at all. Only makes the noise when I pedal, sounds like it is coming from the rear. The knocking comes and goes, it is not controlled by gear, and it continued to get louder and louder and more consistent by the end of the ride.

I have checked seat, seat post, pedals, crank arms( feel tight by hand), Front chain rings ( feel tight by hand), cassette, and rear wheel. Nothing is lose. No wires are in the way of hitting anything, crank arms arnt hitting anything.
saddlebag isnít hitting anything.

I have ruled everything out.

My rear disc is rubbing a little bit but I donít think that could start a knocking noise 30 miles In. I took it for a test ride and it started again pretty quickly once my cadence increased. It wasnít as loud but it was there.

Could it be the rear wheel bearings? If itís my bottom bracket I will be pissed, but the noise isnít coming from there, and itís not the same as the last time my BB went out.

Was hoping to ride outside tomorrow morning but i donít want my bike to asplode.
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So this happened today. Velo you would prolly not survive Dallas
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Liked. Is the saddle really pointed up, or is that an optical illusion?
It's pointed up. Brooks seem to like being pointed up. The B17 Imperial I'm testing liked to be pointed way up, before it was broken in. Still pointed up, but not so radically. And, since I haven't ridden this build yet, the tilt might change. But i doubt it will go all the way to level.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I may have told this one here before but a customer brought in a Camaro with engine noise and when our engine tech pulled the oil pan, the goop that was where the oil should be was so thick you could write your name in it with your finger. We had no service history and they couldn't provide any proof they had ever done an oil change, (I think it was about 35K miles) so we told them we couldn't warranty it.
That's when the tears came, then the anger. "I'm never buying another Chevrolet, GM cars are junk, yadda yadda." After a few weeks they brought in some receipts for oil changes (fake) from a small shop. Chevrolet eventually told us to go ahead and give them a new engine, I guess to avoid going to court.
Back in the early 70s, in Sacramento, I bought an old Fairlaine wagon. Why I pulled the valve cover I don't remember, but the mechanism was covered with tar, so thick I can't imagine it was capable of flowing.
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Geez - you guys just don't get it. Sure, it doesn't take much more than a bit of casual and honest self-evaluation to come to the "yeah, I suck," conclusion, but to be able to have cold, hard numbers to quantify the magnitude of your suckitude is priceless!
Based on what Iím hearing, itís not priceless at all.
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Based on what Iím hearing, itís not priceless at all.
Payable in easy installments.



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Based on what Iím hearing, itís not priceless at all.

you never know your numbers could be better than expected.

If that happens, just know itís all down hill from there.
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Map of the Day

11 November 2021

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There are streets in Dallas named after Tennessee Cities.

Knoxville is one of these.
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