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Old 01-15-18, 03:08 AM
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105 commutes ...

and I finally got rained on.

Dammit Britain, what are you doing?

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it took 105 commutes? do you live in paradise?
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it took 105 commutes? do you live in paradise?
Yeah, there are palm trees everywhere ... not joking.


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What if you had Ultegra? How many sunny days would that translate into?
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
What if you had Ultegra? How many sunny days would that translate into?
I realised that after I typed it ... should've waited for 111 days.
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you: "105 commutes"
me: "yes, it does"
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Yeah, there are palm trees everywhere ... not joking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2u5SsczLOo

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I was surprised to see palm trees on the southwest coast of Ireland. I'd make a joke about them washing ashore after the Spanish Armada sank but that seems too obvious.

Anyway correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Britain kind of known for rain?
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
I was surprised to see palm trees on the southwest coast of Ireland. I'd make a joke about them washing ashore after the Spanish Armada sank but that seems too obvious.

Anyway correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Britain kind of known for rain?
Not in this part. That's why I moved. It's quite sunny, feels 5C warmer than Cambridge year round and the bad weather get blown around the Isle of Wight. I'm really impressed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solent
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
What if you had Ultegra? How many sunny days would that translate into?
If Ultegra came from Shimano 600 .... then 600??
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Originally Posted by mohamilton View Post
If Ultegra came from Shimano 600 .... then 600??
For the Record, as much as I'd like to join the Chorus on this one, I find it a bit Campy. I feel like someone will tell me to ScRAM and it will make me see Red. I'm not sure I can en-DURA (ace) it. OK -- that last one was a Force.

I'm sorry, what was the question?
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
For the Record, as much as I'd like to join the Chorus on this one, I find it a bit Campy. I feel like someone will tell me to ScRAM and it will make me see Red. I'm not sure I can en-DURA (ace) it. OK -- that last one was a Force.

I'm sorry, what was the question?
Great answer! +1
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I have 105 11spd on my commuter. The rear shifter cable broke in shifter after 4k miles/9mo. Shop I bought bike from said it was common with 11sp 105. $20 fix, apparently Shimano doesn't cover the cable.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
For the Record, as much as I'd like to join the Chorus on this one, I find it a bit Campy. I feel like someone will tell me to ScRAM and it will make me see Red. I'm not sure I can en-DURA (ace) it. OK -- that last one was a Force.

I'm sorry, what was the question?


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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
I was surprised to see palm trees on the southwest coast of Ireland. I'd make a joke about them washing ashore after the Spanish Armada sank but that seems too obvious.

Anyway correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Britain kind of known for rain?
Would you believe there are palm trees in Ontario Canada? Port Dover on Lake Erie.



They dig them up and store them indoors over winter, and replant them every spring.
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Palm trees will grow anywhere.

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I have 2 56cm CAAD 10s w/ 105
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If you upgrade to ultegra you will never get rained on
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I saw palm trees in Madison, WI on television a few years ago.
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Palm trees will grow anywhere.

That's just the living room. You should see his backyard.
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