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Old 06-06-22, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
About 2 years ago I fell, hit my head which pushed my head backwards and transferred a lot of force down my spine and apparently destroyed a disc.

My spine and vertebrae are fine but the disc probably needs to go. Burning pain on both sides from my waist down. No riding since April 2021.
Similar; just lots of trauma from contact sports and car wreck. Bottom disc looked like a tiny sliver that was sitting ontop of a nerve making my life absolutely terrible. I only had the disc trimmed; I have had a couple of friends that were weight lifters in their 20's that have had artificial disc replacement and they have nothing but good things to say about it. Hopefully that is on the menu for you...
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Old 06-06-22, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It needs stirred up.
Tell me about it. I exited the cycling deal doing ~19avg over 65miles which I was proud of as a working class drinker.

Now I'm signing up for a 22 mile 13mph ride? Gotta get the rust off the training wheels somehow I suppose.
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Old 06-06-22, 12:13 PM
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I do hope Canyon responds with a tried and true stem brand so I can shorten this thing up a touch and turn it into a beach cruiser.
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Back in Spring of 2021, I started buying C&V bikes. My first purchase was a 1989 Schwinn Circuit, with its Columbus tubing, chrome fork and chain and seat stays, and Sante groupset. I thought at the time I overpayed a bit, $450, but it turned out that the bike had ALL the original bits in good condition, including the barely-used original Rolls saddle - and they go for $70 and up in Ebay! So, in the end, I didn't mind over paying just a little, even if the frame is kinda small and required a new seatpost and 130mm stem to fit me.

Maybe 6 months later, another 1989 Circuit pops up on Ebay, this time in my size. But they want $800, and $200 for shipping. And that bike has been languishing there for close to a year now. They have the option of making an offer, but I doubt they'd take what I'd offer.

Last week, someone listed ANOTHER Circuit on Ebay, also my size. This one's listed for $1200.

This morning, someone else listed YET ANOTHER Circuit, again in 23". This one's listed for $1800!

In watch collecting, we used to see this sometimes. You won't see any listings of a particular watch for years, and then one gets listed and suddenly there's a bunch of them listed. We call it "Monkey See, Monkey Do".
Whole lotta dreamers out there. If they start selling, I hope the market price shift trickles down to Tempos too!

I paid $160 for mine, and am tempted to sell it.
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Old 06-06-22, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Whole lotta dreamers out there. If they start selling, I hope the market price shift trickles down to Tempos too!

I paid $160 for mine, and am tempted to sell it.
$1800 is serious 'Colnago in perfect condition with full Super Record' territory.
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Now I'm signing up for a 22 mile 13mph ride?
??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?
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Cut a couple of lawns. Performed other springtime yard activities.
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Such as?
Weeding, weeding . . . . . and oh, yeah, did I mention weeding?
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Old 06-06-22, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?
Everyone gets mad at you?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?
They tell you to stop ruining the ride for everyone and just go ride with the C group
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Now THAT’S a shame.
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Reminds me of the pacers at a marathon, but you don't sign up with one.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Reminds me of the pacers at a marathon, but you don't sign up with one.


I'm gonna assume that these are for a HALF marathon, since the world record is 2:01:39....
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Office AC is failing to work today.
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Office AC is failing to work today.
My office, OTOH, is downright chilly.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
??

I've not seen signing up for a ride at a specific speed. What happens if you go 14 mph?
drop off the front i suppose.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Whole lotta dreamers out there. If they start selling, I hope the market price shift trickles down to Tempos too!

I paid $160 for mine, and am tempted to sell it.
I just dumped $150 for a stem
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Only 29 miles to Jamaica today. Everyting be irie, mon.


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Had purchased a couple of cheap stems; $30 and $40 Ritchie and some other brand to fit the Canyon; no dice at advertised sizing; the stems were WAY too small. LBS just now only had an overpriced ZIPP stem at correctly advertised sizing. Fit perfect; no issues. What a world.
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Office AC is failing to work today.
Power out again?
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Yeppers - upper 90s in these parts.

Hopefully not too expensive to fix.
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Power out again?
I did not post that the power is failing to work today.
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Originally Posted by topslop1 View Post
Had purchased a couple of cheap stems; $30 and $40 Ritchie and some other brand to fit the Canyon; no dice at advertised sizing; the stems were WAY too small. LBS just now only had an overpriced ZIPP stem at correctly advertised sizing. Fit perfect; no issues. What a world.
If that's the only one that fit among those available, then it is not overpriced. The cheaper ones are just not up to spec.
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Color coordinates well with the bike saddle.
I got home and realized I was wearing it backwards the whole time. Ooops.

Tempted to run over to Tandy and upgrade the chinstrap to leather, the twine might irritate my tender neck skin.
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Only 29 miles to Jamaica today. Everyting be irie, mon.


Nice rocky creek shore, but a paucity of good skipping stones.
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