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Addiction LXV

Old 04-05-17, 12:41 PM
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I'm kinda meh on the awesomeness of threadless headsets.
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Old 04-05-17, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That only counts as one.

Bridge pic!

That bridge will assplode! It was made in China!!
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Old 04-05-17, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by topslop1
Wild. Appreciate the offer. I've gotta run to Home Depot or somewhere's to get the attachment that'll even let me hook up the disc. From China, with love, accessories provided with no ability to attach. Oy vey.
Wait until you find out how quick those discs break. Slotting a screw with a dremel might be a 5 disc job. Wear glasses.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Asplosion? Must have involved crabon.
Corvettes are mostly plastic.
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Old 04-05-17, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I don't know if there are really big benefits other than the ability to have a crabon steerer tube.
And that's the s next thing I can't imagine.
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Old 04-05-17, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
And that's the s next thing I can't imagine.
But...but...CF steerer tubes are lighter. And rumor has it that road bike weight really DOES matter.
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I love riding my 20ish pound Paramount. But it is so damn stiff, it beats me to death over the longer haul. My 30ish pound World Voyageur rides like a 72 Eldorado.
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Funny. You haven't been beat til you ride a PDG Aluminum Schwinn. Nothing says vertically stiff like thick wall aluminum. It's not horizontally compliant either.
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I'm tired of the winds.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm tired of the winds.
I'm tired of that and rain, too.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm tired of the winds.
Oh, you meant as in you need Gas-X.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm tired of the winds.
Try some Gas-X or Beano.
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Old 04-05-17, 02:05 PM
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I love the winds. With temps over 100°A, daily, they are a necessary cooling agent.
Still envious, @VV?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm tired of the winds.
Yeah the wind blows.
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Blowing 25-35 here today, too. Felt like I was going to get blown off the roof of a parking garage in downtown today.

Edit: I pulled those numbers out of my ass, just guessing based on living here for the last decade. I looked it up, my ass is a great place to get numbers. DFW is reporting 28 sustained, gusting 37.

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Old 04-05-17, 02:52 PM
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So if you were to ride into that headwind at 15 mph, would you be moving backward?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That looks like it might haul two days of stuff for me.

The concept of a multi-day tour has some appeal to me but only if there's a support vehicle.



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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
So if you were to ride into that headwind at 15 mph, would you be moving backward?
Would that be with a threaded headset??
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
Wait until you find out how quick those discs break. Slotting a screw with a dremel might be a 5 disc job. Wear glasses.
The basic discs provided in a kit are crap. There are very durable discs available in a special cutting kit. I use the Dremel with the good cutting discs to cut down my carbon steerers and seat posts. Haven't broken one yet.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
....cut down my carbon steerers and seat posts....
It has been quite some time since we have seen this sort of weightweenism here.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The concept of a multi-day tour has some appeal to me but only if there's a support vehicle with a hot water shower, galley kitchen, mini-bar, and queen sized bed.
Ditto. Great minds think alike.
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Originally Posted by Herbie53
It has been quite some time since we have seen this sort of weightweenism here.
Cutting carbon steerers?
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
Wait until you find out how quick those discs break. Slotting a screw with a dremel might be a 5 disc job. Wear glasses.
The thin flimsy ones break like potato chips. I have no freaking idea what they're useful for. The reinforced discs do a good job cutting metal.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Cutting carbon steerers?
oops.. I read skewers.. that extra bit of lever no one really needs.

Seat post is a good start though.
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Old 04-05-17, 03:50 PM
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Holy cow. There just needs to be a suggestion of eating at a Golden Corral before a 65 mile ride, and then make sure there's a 7-Eleven every ten miles. It's amazing what folks "think" they need to ride a bike.
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