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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-16-21, 08:02 PM
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Gag me
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I have been in a foul mood all day and it continues.
We know.
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I know why you posted that but it reminded me of this song by Amy. It is gorgeous and lifted my spirits. What a happy accident.
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Broken spirit or enlightenment. Hope life gets better!
Thank you. It will. It always does.
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Bah Humbug!
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They ride ti
Are they the ones who ride those Litespeeds I see on Craigs List with 2 inches of spacers under the riser stem, so they end up with the bars AT LEAST level with the saddle?
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Well done, sir. A happy wife is a good thing.

In my experience, a happy wife does not guarantee that I am happy. However, an unhappy wife will make damn sure I am also unhappy, right along with her.
Too much of that is why I'm sans wife.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Are they the ones who ride those Litespeeds I see on Craigs List with 2 inches of spacers under the riser stem, so they end up with the bars AT LEAST level with the saddle?
Okay, I was trying to be humorous there, but I just looked on Ebay and I swear to god, MOST of the Litespeeds on there have >1" of spacers plus either a 0 degree stem or a riser stem. I saw one Vortex with a Litespeed Ti quill stem which was CLEARLY out beyond Max Height.

What gives?
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Bah Humbug!
haven't seen him lately
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Okay, I was trying to be humorous there, but I just looked on Ebay and I swear to god, MOST of the Litespeeds on there have >1" of spacers plus either a 0 degree stem or a riser stem. I saw one Vortex with a Litespeed Ti quill stem which was CLEARLY out beyond Max Height.

What gives?
Because they are old and expensive. If you cut the stem it limits who can use it thus limiting who you can sell it to.
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Too much of that is why I'm sans wife.
Are you already up for Friday?
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Cold weather has hit the west coast.

LesterOfPuppets must be all bundled up beneath an electric blanket.

I had to scrape the windshield this morning
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I had to scrape the windshield this morning
Gross.
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Gross.
Meh, it was just frost, NBD.
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Meh, it was just frost, NBD.
the Mrs. is in Sun City West visiting her mom. I'll tell her to wave.
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Because they are old and expensive. If you cut the stem it limits who can use it thus limiting who you can sell it to.
I buy "Because they're old..." if you mean the sellers....
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I had to scrape the windshield this morning
I didn't need a jacket today.
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I didn't need a jacket today.
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I didn't need a jacket today.
​​​​​​I just wore a flannel over my tshirt for windscreen scraping activities.
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Fulcrums arrived! As soon as I got home, I dragged the box down to the garage and got them installed. I did have to re-set the brake cables, since these rims are decidedly fatter than the old ones. Discovered that my valve stems are too short, so I had a hell of a time pumping up the tires, but I managed. Then, and ONLY then, did I remember that I have a pair of valve extenders, from the very first wheelset that came with the Ritchey 25 years ago - the rims were CXP30s.

SO, the wheels are mounted with tires and cassette, derailleur and brakes adjusted, AND... It's night time. NO ride tonight.

Grrrrrr.
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Fulcrums arrived! As soon as I got home, I dragged the box down to the garage and got them installed. I did have to re-set the brake cables, since these rims are decidedly fatter than the old ones. Discovered that my valve stems are too short, so I had a hell of a time pumping up the tires, but I managed. Then, and ONLY then, did I remember that I have a pair of valve extenders, from the very first wheelset that came with the Ritchey 25 years ago - the rims were CXP30s.

SO, the wheels are mounted with tires and cassette, derailleur and brakes adjusted, AND... It's night time. NO ride tonight.

Grrrrrr.

I recently bought valve stem extenders and couldn’t get them to go on. After some research realized they were for tubeless. Does that make a difference?
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Are you already up for Friday?
I am always Up for Friday! But no. I was down for Thursdays end.
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I buy "Because they're old..." if you mean the sellers....
no not the seller, the product. Although with the raised stack height I can see where one would assume....
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