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Old 04-14-19, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Will index shifting be outlawed, and all bottom brackets must be square taper ?
It depends. I knew some Outlaws, so I don't believe in Outlawing anything. My Harley days are long gone. I'd say that I 86-ed them, but they're 81's, so it doesn't work out evenly. That's why I'm not so keen on tapers, square or no, I like things to be even. Do I sound like a politician yet?
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What's your stance on waving?
I usually give my "hey, good buddy" sign with a raised fist if I see someone cool, or old like me. Any Veteran gets a raised peace-sign, ala Richard Nixon, who by the way was my Commander-in-Chief, and Spiro Agnew was my Vice-Commander-in-Chief. Maybe it was me that caused all that resigning, I did run across Spiro up in his chair in the Senate in 1973. He looked bored during the filibuster. I think he was napping. Kennedy somebody was yapping away. Then some guy was asking, "Would the Gentleman from Ohio please relinquish 5 minutes to the Gentleman from New York." The New York guy said no he wouldn't, but he'd relinquish 2 minutes. Then they had a sidebar, and I believe somebody said, "Hell no, anything but THAT." Maybe they wanted a bill to get voted on by the Ohio man, and he was planning a vacation in Bimini that week. That's all I can do to keep this post apolitical, sorry.


But, it seems that all the bikers coming at me are lazy, they just hold their hand alongside the bike, downwards, with a couple of fingers drooping, acting like they're sick of waving, yet don't want to be known as "stuck-up", so they put the minimum effort into it. I've heard their sign means they're on the "down-low", so I change it up for them with the "up-top" wave. Somebody has to lead by example, right, show some enthusiasm for waving, know what I mean?
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Old 04-14-19, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Although I've pledged my early support to a cat who posts on one of the snarky political blogs I read, I can be swayed.

Tell me Mike, what is your stance on hiding in your owner's laundry hamper?
I don't have an owner. I did have one, but the divorce took care of that. I don't like to be "hampered", either, I'm much too independent to put up with it. Hiding? Nah, I posted a FB thing on the invisible man. Only he can hide. The rest are locationally-challenged. It's a thing. I started it on BikeForums, I think it was on April 15th, 2019, Tax Day. Now that I think about it, maybe hiding in a hamper, with a cat, on Tax Day, might be a good thing. I already solved Schrodinger's Cat's dilemma on my Mensa group, so the cat's out of the hamper, so to speak.

Swaying bothers me. I'd rather be "Just A Swingin'', listening to John Anderson, while Charlotte's mom makes chocolate pie and somebody's cookin chicken up to fry.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Good Luck!
Thanks, Siu. I'm planning to not use the Oval Office for my office. It will be The Oval Bedroom, with, of course, an oval bed, where I can drink Ovaltine. You knew that was coming, right? Puns. The least-loved of the Puns was Attila The Pun. They all said of him, "He just slays me."

And, the Lincoln Bedroom will be my Office. I'll use the Hoover desk in it. It's a tribute to Bill Clinton. Hoover..........get it?
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What's your stance on corporations who insist on posting non-drive side pictures exclusively?


-Kurt

I'm not sure they do that. I'm not sure that whatever they do should be considered wrong. I've asked a bunch of them, they all said "No, we aren't involved in any of that." It's unanimous, so, I tend to trust a majority. However, when they hear the word, "exclusive", they get their hair and nails done and practice smiling, usually around 11:00. The word, non, has some peculiarities about itself. "As non- is a living prefix, the list of words having the prefix non- is practically unlimited. It is particularly common in the sciences." Me, not believing in anything "unlimited", since science proves that "unlimited" doesn't exist, can't really answer your incorrectly-posed question. Therefore, your question does not exist. Sort of like Schrodinger's Cat's Box. No such thing. Never was. Einstein lied about it, though. He insist-ed he'd made the biggest blunder of his career about that 'cosmological constant' thing. It got proven, though, when the Nobel was given out for The God Particle, the Higgs Boson. They found that the Higgs Boson has a related fabric in time that the Boson rides on, the Higgs Field. Yet, everybody said that the Aether doesn't exist, Michelson and Morley "proved" it. Not. Because the Higgs Field has every property that the Aether was supposed to have, therefore there IS an Aether. Hah, good try, Einstein. Of course, he's dead, and has his own Nobel, so he could care less that he got outed about his "Great Lie".


What was the question, again?
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Just a thought for anyone who wants to make a good investment. I have 2 bikes for sale on C&V Sales. Any guess what President Michael Jackson's PX-8L will fetch, post-election? Or, his Bicyclette Bottecchia frame-set?
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I can't vote for you (being in the EU), but I must say, as a European, I love this thread

That being said: what's your stance on "suicide levers"..? And are you willing to put some effort in educating the general public about them, not being confused with normal, downtube shifters?

Good luck! And carry on
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@jj1091, will you swing through NH for Bike Week in June? Remember the First in the Nation Primary is held here every year.

Specifically I want to hear your position on C&V environmental issues, especially the debate about the fate of old freewheels. Which is your preference:
  1. Ride, wear out, throw away?
  2. Ride, remove when really yucky, crusty, and abused, flush out, dribble in, ride again?
  3. Ride, remove on a scheduled PM basis, remove sprockets for a proper cleaning, open body and fully clean, install new grease, reassemble, ride again?
While we're on C&V environmental issues: What's your position on bicycle lubricants for chains, bearings, and pivot points? Do you continue to use lubricants made from fossil fuels? Or do you believe synthetic lubrications will lower carbon emissions?

I eagerly await your response before deciding if I will throw my considerable NH influence behind your candidacy.
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With polished and experienced Democrats such as Beto, Cory, and Kamala already running and seeming to have platforms very, very similar to yours why would you muddy the waters?
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Old 04-15-19, 06:23 AM
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We already has an ex-pres, may as well have a sitting one...
I don't sit much, I'm too busy for that, except for when I'm on my Suzuki, or my Schwinn, or when I'm on-line, or on a bench with my homeless friends, or at the beach looking at the waves. Don't you just love it when people correct you all the time? My last ex-wife never understood why, whenever I'd choose to speak, on any topic, or express myself in any way, how I'd have to inform her of this, "You always have 3 options when you reply to my words. You can agree. You can disagree. Or, you can say nothing. Why is it that you always choose to disagree?"

Life's too short. She's in Washington state, I'm in Florida. I'd move farther away, but I don't like Cuba. I'm guessing she's currently faulting me for not being a True Southerner, says I'm a poser, because I chose North Florida, and I'd said I live in the South.

A question I like to pose to the Georgia fans at The Game: "Did you know that the St Johns River is the 2nd-longest northward flowing river in the world? Yep, only the Nile is longer. The reason why the St Johns flows north, is because Georgia sucks."
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This guy gets my vote.
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With polished and experienced Democrats such as Beto, Cory, and Kamala already running and seeming to have platforms very, very similar to yours why would you muddy the waters?
I promised the moderators that this would NOT get political by me, so no reply here from me. You can Friend me on Facebook and I'll share my views, or you can just look at my bio and timeline there, there's lots of clues.
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In order to get my vote, you're gonna have to post some pics of your C&V bikes.
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I can't vote for you (being in the EU), but I must say, as a European, I love this thread

That being said: what's your stance on "suicide levers"..? And are you willing to put some effort in educating the general public about them, not being confused with normal, downtube shifters?

Good luck! And carry on
Wow. "It would be better if a millstone was hung about his neck, and he was cast into the sea...", That millstone?

Voting for me is just one means of support. You can recognize that as the new Leader of The Free World, I'd have a wee bit o luck with the little folk. Here, we call them "We The People". I'd guess you have names for the wee folk, also, but it might not be anything but blarney. You can friend me, then share my stories, get me exposure over in the Old Country.

I loved England, spent a week in London in 1975. My fondest memory was coming out of Piccadilly Station, and there's this guy singing Dylan songs with his hat out. He playing a guitar that has a harmonica stand on it, and he has one foot tied to a cymbal, and one foot tied to a drum, and he's singing and blowing the harmonica and doing all that percussion. Phenomenal. I gave him 2 pounds, 1975 money, mind you. Yeras later I heard what they called him, a One Man Band. Sorta like me, I suppose. I hate control freaks, I'd rather do it myself, thank you.

Suicide levers? I love them. They're some useful things. When I go into the coffee shop to impress others with my desire to be in a coffee shop, and we're all smiling at each other, recognizing how we "Made It", I laugh, because outside is my bike, and most folks have no idea what a suicide lever is, so I grip the levers tight, and run my small bungee cord around the handlebar and the suicide lever, closing them together. It becomes a parking brake. I don't lock my bike. I sit there, day after day, looking for that one funny moment when somebody hops on my bike to steal it, and they fall right over the handlebars attempting to pedal it. That's why I love suicide levers. That's how I'll educate them about them. General public, thieves, what's the difference? Or, are you bitter?

My 1953 Schwinn World Traveler has a single-sided downtube shifter which replaced the failing SA handlebar mounted shifter which wouldn't work on drop bars. There's a post on the bike here in BF. So no, I don't have "normal" downtube shifters, whatever that is.

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Why not? I'll jump in here too as a spoiler under the 3rd party Sun Tour party banner.

My official platform calls for bringing back bar-cons, and promoting friction... friction shifters, that is. And establishing inclusive policies towards alternative drive-trains. The Alenax crowd might just give enough support to help me build a winning coalition.

Any thoughts on Hinault being defense secretary?
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Can we see your tax returns?
Sure.

(Note, I'm practicing being succinct.)
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Old 04-15-19, 08:37 AM
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I promised the moderators that this would NOT get political by me, so no reply here from me. You can Friend me on Facebook and I'll share my views, or you can just look at my bio and timeline there, there's lots of clues.
So you announcing that you are running for President in a post that includes a LINK to your candidacy is not political by definition?
The longer this thread is open the more political it becomes if for no other reason than the link you placed in it.
Or did you just intend to start a thread for no other reason than to make silly jokes about your pseudo-cycling POLITICAL platform and the link was a mistake?
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Dig your campaign mobile, especially the Vetter sidecar. Mercy on you riding such, traveling through Chicago while avoiding potholes. Seriously.

More chit-chat....

My brother back when purchased a new Suzuki GS850 and added an original series Windjammer fairing (Vetter). On one trip out West, he fell asleep at the throttle, plopped into a road ditch and enjoyed the rest of his snooze until sun rise. Told me the engine crashbar and Windjammer fairing settled nicely in a deep ditch with soft grass and dirt -apparently he was just groggy enough to switch the engine off and go back to sleep.

While at it and mentioning the name Vetter . Quite a remarkable fellow, Craig Vetter. For anyone into classic motorcycles, suggest to read up on his career. He was the Rickman distributor for the US. I had one with a Zundap motor.
Also, a few years ago he had a terrible misfortune -deer jump out in front of him, really bad situation though believe he's pulled through the brain damage.

And back to the sidecar~
When I was in my youth, an uncle owned a few HD franchise shops. Classy (and not greasy) as factory Harley wanted. Auntie rode a rig with sidecar as my two cousins -lucky kids would ride in it. The worst of weather wouldn't stop Auntie, too!

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Why not? I'll jump in here too as a spoiler under the 3rd party Sun Tour party banner.

My official platform calls for bringing back bar-cons, and promoting friction... friction shifters, that is. And establishing inclusive policies towards alternative drive-trains. The Alenax crowd might just give enough support to help me build a winning coalition.
Now that's a platform I can get behind! BTW, my Dahon folder, in its current configuration for post-Easter riding in the FL panhandle, is strictly a 2X9, bar-con equipped, friction shifting, speed demon! And it doesn't look as if I'll finish the extreme makeover on my alternative drive-train 54 speed 2X9X3 SRAM Dualdrive Cannondale before I depart.

@jj1091, what about tax cuts for those of us who continue to use friction shifting? I understand that it significantly reduces wear and tear on highway infrastructure.
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Democrat? Your platform sounds a bit like what the Modern Whig party is trying to get traction on, specifically that our government is no longer truly representative. Good luck to your campaign.
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Forget the tax returns....where is the pic of you on a bicycle? Motorcycle is cool, but how do we know you really are C&V bike wise?

and position on spandex?
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So you announcing that you are running for President in a post that includes a LINK to your candidacy is not political by definition?

The longer this thread is open the more political it becomes if for no other reason than the link you placed in it.

Or did you just intend to start a thread for no other reason than to make silly jokes about your pseudo-cycling POLITICAL platform and the link was a mistake?

If you're the moderator, then you get to judge that. If you're not, sorry, you're outside your authority. The mods will step in on you if you continue this vein.


I posted this here because these people are my friends, and have supported me for years. I didn't want my friends to find out via some other means than me directly letting them know. That's the adult thing to do with your friends, right?


You can look, or not, at my link. It's self-explanatory, my position(s). You can comment there, where the link takes you, that's the reason for the link, as well as for your edification. I'm a member of American Mensa, held a Top Secret military clearance, spent 30 years as a telecommunications designer and project manager, am an ordained Deacon, prior Cubscout Packmaster, Safety Coordinator, Junior Achievement Advisor, children's sunday-school teacher and youth worker, an artist with works in 2 museums, a published poet, home builder, wilderness backpacker, fisherman, motorcyclist, and a slew of other things, every one of these with iron-clad proof. That's only part of who I am. I received all this because I'm a giver, and people genuinely like me, so they give opportunity to me due to that genuine friendship, and my ability to do what I say I'll do, my committment. I'm affected little by rolleyes emojis. Ever had a Soviet Mig 21 and Mig 19 on you, at the same time? Ever had to show the Commander of Naval Forces, Europe, a four-star Admiral, your job, when you're 20 and you're just an E-4? I asked this ComNavEur Admiral and his under-Admiral for proof of their clearance and need-to-know. Ever fly through a tornado and have baseball-sized hail, and lightning, nearly rip the wings off your plane? Ever have a job where you are tasked for Antisubmarine Warfare, worldwide, and if you don't do your job correctly while flying with your wingtip 205 ft off the water in a turn, in a thunderstorm, you're dead before you can realize it, and the world will be at war, a nuclear sort of war? I did, and I was 19 years old.



Rolleyes emoji? Please be an adult, the other folks who've replied are having an enjoyable time with this, as I am. If you knew what effect this has had on my "previous life", you might be a little more tolerable about my post. If I win, my life as I know it, is over. I'll never have a moment of freedom again. If I lose, I'll be "that guy who thought he could be President". So, it is a serious matter, and the only time I'll have to be me, for the rest of my life, is until August 1st when I begin my nationwide tour.
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If you're the moderator, then you get to judge that. If you're not, sorry, you're outside your authority. The mods will step in on you if you continue this vein.


I posted this here because these people are my friends, and have supported me for years. I didn't want my friends to find out via some other means than me directly letting them know. That's the adult thing to do with your friends, right?


You can look, or not, at my link. It's self-explanatory, my position(s). You can comment there, where the link takes you, that's the reason for the link, as well as for your edification. I'm a member of American Mensa, held a Top Secret military clearance, spent 30 years as a telecommunications designer and project manager, am an ordained Deacon, prior Cubscout Packmaster, Safety Coordinator, Junior Achievement Advisor, children's sunday-school teacher and youth worker, an artist with works in 2 museums, a published poet, home builder, wilderness backpacker, fisherman, motorcyclist, and a slew of other things, every one of these with iron-clad proof. That's only part of who I am. I received all this because I'm a giver, and people genuinely like me, so they give opportunity to me due to that genuine friendship, and my ability to do what I say I'll do, my committment. I'm affected little by rolleyes emojis. Ever had a Soviet Mig 21 and Mig 19 on you, at the same time? Ever had to show the Commander of Naval Forces, Europe, a four-star Admiral, your job, when you're 20 and you're just an E-4? I asked this ComNavEur Admiral and his under-Admiral for proof of their clearance and need-to-know. Ever fly through a tornado and have baseball-sized hail, and lightning, nearly rip the wings off your plane? Ever have a job where you are tasked for Antisubmarine Warfare, worldwide, and if you don't do your job correctly while flying with your wingtip 205 ft off the water in a turn, in a thunderstorm, you're dead before you can realize it, and the world will be at war, a nuclear sort of war? I did, and I was 19 years old.



Rolleyes emoji? Please be an adult, the other folks who've replied are having an enjoyable time with this, as I am. If you knew what effect this has had on my "previous life", you might be a little more tolerable about my post. If I win, my life as I know it, is over. I'll never have a moment of freedom again. If I lose, I'll be "that guy who thought he could be President". So, it is a serious matter, and the only time I'll have to be me, for the rest of my life, is until August 1st when I begin my nationwide tour.
Very impressive.
You forgot to mention the 6th grade spelling bee that you won though.
Btw, when discussing something as monumental as running for President the adult thing to do with your friends is talk about it in person or over the phone 1st maybe?
But what do I know right?
My friends hang with me and we go to each otherís birthday parties, etc...
Nice job trying to threaten me via the mods though lol.
Bottom line is that a solicitation for Forest Gumps Suzuki powered Presidential run does not belong in a C&V cycling forum imo.

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Come on @downhillmaster let's keep this fun. C&V has never been so serious that we can't have our own candidate run for POTUS on a platform of friction shifting, steal is real, freewheels rock, and 27" wheels and tires are the bee's knees!

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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Come on @downhillmaster let's keep this fun. C&V has never been so serious that we can't have our own candidate run for POTUS on a platform of friction shifting, steal is real, freewheels rock, and 27" wheels and tires are the bee's knees!

If you don't care for this thread you don't have to read it.
I hear you and respect what you are saying.
This is imo the best sub forum on these boards and it is filled with great people.
But bottom line is that the OP blatantly introduced politics into it and I am not down with that.
Not reading it isnít an option once I have already read it.
Be careful though. According to the next POTUS, using emojis is immature
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