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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-23-20, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
I was thinking more along the lines of the Women's TdF or prize purses for female racers but okay. I've only ever ridden one pink girl's bike that I know of. I was going up the hill to visit my mom. I had told her about my Trek and she had said "Oh. I was hoping you'd have a pretty pink bike" so I thought "What the heck? A bike is a bike" and I borrowed a pink Schwinn step-through from the shop. It wasn't a cruiser. It had gears. Unfortunately, it didn't have low enough gearing to get me up to the top of the steep hill and - no matter how hard I pedaled - I couldn't get it any further than 3/4 the way up and had to walk it until I got to more level ground. Mom thought it was adorable but I never made that mistake again. I've been eyeing LoP's hot pink bike ever since he got it but I only have stand-over in one spot so that's not happening.
I know others have seen long-suffering spouse’s 650b, flat bar, build on her 1980s custom road frame, but it is relevant to any discussion of pink.

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I’m a little confused when it comes to wheels. I’ve been looking at carbon wheels lately, and I search for carbon clinchers. Clinchers are for tubes correct? Yet when I read the description every single one of the wheels that I have looked at specified tubeless in the description. Are carbon wheels traditionally tubeless?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I’m a little confused when it comes to wheels. I’ve been looking at carbon wheels lately, and I search for carbon clinchers. Clinchers are for tubes correct? Yet when I read the description every single one of the wheels that I have looked at specified tubeless in the description. Are carbon wheels traditionally tubeless?
All of those rims can be used with tubes. Tubeless is so popular now that it makes no sense to sell a rim which isn't tubeless compatible.
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Old 06-23-20, 05:47 AM
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The Hammer is alive! I'll pick it up today and be able to use it tomorrow, then the R2 will be back.
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Heat index in the mid-90s today. Ugh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Yeah I'd be interested to hear that. It could be that their website just isn't up to date in terms of what they're allowed to ship where. And if they arrive, do let us know how you like, not that I think you'd have been quiet about it.
Huh. Well, I watched it go from "awaiting stock pick" to "awaiting shipment" overnight, and I just got a text that my credit card was run, so I assume that they're going out shortly.
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Old 06-23-20, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I know others have seen long-suffering spouse’s 650b, flat bar, build on her 1980s custom road frame, but it is relevant to any discussion of pink.

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Old 06-23-20, 06:55 AM
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Well and it's not just us measuring; it's beaten into us from every direction. Breaking Bad had Gus's "a man provides", and that's of course only one example. It's baked into one of the central points of The Baker and the Beauty. I'm about as woke as a white guy is going to get, I was raised by a stronk mother with far more savvy and drive than my father, which runs back up the family at least two more generations... and even for me it stings occasionally how much more AG makes. She doesn't judge, but despite that upbringing of mine it's been beaten into my psyche since I could read.
Either it wasn't beaten into me, or I wasn't paying attention. Or, more likely, it was my extreme rebellion to all cultural norms. I've settled down some in my old age.
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Old 06-23-20, 07:04 AM
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Somos amigos aqui. Podemos utilizar la forma familiar. Eso dicho, estoy bien. De hecho, mejor cada día. ¿Y tu? ¿Como estas? ¿Estas encontrando tiempo pedalear?
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Old 06-23-20, 07:41 AM
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Old 06-23-20, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Somos amigos aqui. Podemos utilizar la forma familiar. Eso dicho, estoy bien. De hecho, mejor cada día. ¿Y tu? ¿Como estas? ¿Estas encontrando tiempo pedalear?
Yes, I am mountain biking with one amiga this morning. Only 20 miles but lots of steep climbs.

She is un grande pedalista.
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Old 06-23-20, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
They're the only kind that cut bread decently.

Why don't female road bikes come with frames like this? Discuss.
Cause it's woosey, that's why. Ugh.
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I am working in my NJ office today. Phone rings. Screen says the call is from "A WOMANS PLACE." Didn't pick it up, but I figure it must have been someone calling from home.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Somos amigos aqui. Podemos utilizar la forma familiar. Eso dicho, estoy bien. De hecho, mejor cada día. ¿Y tu? ¿Como estas? ¿Estas encontrando tiempo pedalear?
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Some guy started a thread in General about how his wife got this used bike. Even came with a rear rack, panniers and the S&S suitcase. Price: $550. Talk about the crime of the century.
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Old 06-23-20, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post


Some guy started a thread in General about how his wife got this used bike. Even came with a rear rack, panniers and the S&S suitcase. Price: $550. Talk about the crime of the century.
Nice, but where's the other half?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Some guy started a thread in General about how his wife got this used bike. Even came with a rear rack, panniers and the S&S suitcase. Price: $550. Talk about the crime of the century.
I saw that but didn't notice that it was coupled until you posted that picture.

Insane deal, for sure.
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Cause it's woosey, that's why. Ugh.
It's unfortunate that the step-through frame design rarely gets implemented outside of department store bikes. There's a few nice ones out there, but definitely few-and-far-between.

The new Velo-Orange one certainly looks promising.
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Nice, but where's the other half?
He couldn't afford $1,100.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I know others have seen long-suffering spouse’s 650b, flat bar, build on her 1980s custom road frame, but it is relevant to any discussion of pink.

This is lovely but it also looks fast. Does that make sense?
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
This is lovely but it also looks fast. Does that make sense?
Does to me. Back in its day as a road bike it was as fast as they came and the rider was also pretty strong.



Just retrieved from storage for conversion.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Does to me. Back in its day as a road bike it was as fast as they came and the rider was also pretty strong.



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