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Addiction LXV

Old 04-11-17, 09:20 PM
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I'm confused how Herbie was in his new place while it was a dirt lot.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
No.
Sorry.
I have zero experience with plastic wheels. They just don't make sense to me.
Carbon spokes are almost unknown. They are rarely used and are not usually specified for carbon rimmed wheels. Rim brakes are commonly used with carbon rims whether clincher, tubeless, or tubular. This is not without some issues, but overall it is reasonably satisfactory.

There is no sense to it nor lack of sense. CF composite is a valuable construction material for bicycle frames and components. What does the word "plastic" have to do with anything? The proof is in the properties, not the name. Does plastic make sense in Boeing Dreamliners, fighter jets, etc.? Engineers don't care about the word plastic, only what plastic can do.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
Here's another one:

Last week I saw a husky puppy. Can only take a few steps then collapses, problem has been going on for months, getting worse.

I look at the dog attempt to walk and the symptoms are classic for a disease called myasthenia gravis. This is when the dogs own immune system attacks the connection between the nerve and the muscle.

So I tell the owners: Here's the scoop, I'm gonna test for this disease in two ways. First, there's a blood test and if that's positive, we have our diagnosis. But sometimes that test comes back falsely negative and since the treatment is a semi-big deal (I have to suppress your dog's immune system for awhile), in the meantime while we're waiting for the blood test to come back, start this antidote medication. If the blood test comes back negative but the symptoms go away with the medication, then will have our diagnosis and I will still be ok supressing your dogs immune system and eventually she will likely be cured.

I send home three days of the antidote medication and then write a prescription for the rest. The medication is pretty expensive so we don't keep much on hand in the hospital. Today the test comes back negative so I call to check on the dog.

Good news! She got totally 100% normal on the antidote medication!
Bad news! Three days later all the symptoms came back!

Why? They never went to the pharmacy to pick up the dog's medication.
I would never be able to handle that.. whew!!!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Are carbon spokes a requirement for carbon rims? Are there rim brakes for carbon rims?
I wouldn't trust crabon spokes. You can use your existing brakes for the crabon rims. You will need to get crabon specific brake pads though.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest
I'm confused how Herbie was in his new place while it was a dirt lot.

Tent, trailer or RV.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Do you just get a new bike when something breaks?
Time to start driving by his house on trash night.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
Speaking of dogs: it turns out the chihuahua's name is Tiny. She was pretty overjoyed to see her people today!!! Back home where she belongs. Dug under the backyard fence, it turns out.

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Hi.

I'm new to this website, eh.

What's this thread aboot.

Oh yeah, I'm a Canadian, eh.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
I just don't get people sometimes (OK, a lot of the time).
Same.

Originally Posted by Ramona_W
Sadly, today was LoP's last day at the Rock Springs Walmart and he didn't receive a card or any cake from his co-workers. I'm very disappointed in them.
He's not been there the required 5 years to fit in.

Originally Posted by LAJ
1/2 hour in rush hour traffic.
You don't ride there?
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Do you just get a new bike when something breaks?
Things rarely break.

Originally Posted by Doug28450
Oh yeah, I'm a Canadian, eh.
Same.
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Originally Posted by Doug28450
Hi.

I'm new to this website, eh.

What's this thread aboot.

Oh yeah, I'm a Canadian, eh.
I blasted some Rush on the way home today in your honor.

Something for Nothing.
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Old 04-12-17, 05:47 AM
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Not sure if I shared this before, but it's certainly worthy of repeating. Conspiratorial shenanigans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/w...=top-news&_r=0
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Old 04-12-17, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I hate to say it, but @LesterOfPuppets is the lucky one, and they're pissed.
This. Haters gonna hate.

They have to stay in that godforsaken place, and he's escaping. He should be buying them some cake.

Congrats!
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A little Hump Day morning music.

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Time to ride. Sprinkles possible, so the iPhone (mine is a 6s) goes in a ziploc bag.
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Old 04-12-17, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol


You don't ride there?
Slogging there and back after 20 minutes of VO2, isn't a great idea.
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I contemplate my own mortality when I hear of musicians who had hits when I was in high school dying of old age. R.I.P. J. Geils. Death stinks!
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Carbon spokes are almost unknown. They are rarely used and are not usually specified for carbon rimmed wheels. Rim brakes are commonly used with carbon rims whether clincher, tubeless, or tubular. This is not without some issues, but overall it is reasonably satisfactory.

There is no sense to it nor lack of sense. CF composite is a valuable construction material for bicycle frames and components. What does the word "plastic" have to do with anything? The proof is in the properties, not the name. Does plastic make sense in Boeing Dreamliners, fighter jets, etc.? Engineers don't care about the word plastic, only what plastic can do.
Stigma from the 50's I think tbh. My old man said anything back then made from plastic was straight junk. Plastics have come a long way..
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Cool.

Fernando Alonso: McLaren driver to miss Monaco Grand Prix for Indianapolis 500 - BBC Sport
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Got his priorities straight.
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Originally Posted by gnome
I wouldn't trust crabon spokes. You can use your existing brakes for the crabon rims. You will need to get crabon specific brake pads though.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Carbon spokes are almost unknown. They are rarely used and are not usually specified for carbon rimmed wheels. Rim brakes are commonly used with carbon rims whether clincher, tubeless, or tubular. This is not without some issues, but overall it is reasonably satisfactory.

There is no sense to it nor lack of sense. CF composite is a valuable construction material for bicycle frames and components. What does the word "plastic" have to do with anything? The proof is in the properties, not the name. Does plastic make sense in Boeing Dreamliners, fighter jets, etc.? Engineers don't care about the word plastic, only what plastic can do.
Well put, Robert. I own two sets of carbon wheels and other than buying carbon-specific brake blocks which do wear out faster than normal brake blocks, performance has been superb.

One set that I purchased from a company in Kentucky called Small Batch Cyclery built my wheels with generic 38 mm carbon rims, Sapim spokes, and White Industries hubs. They've been great.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest
I blasted some Rush on the way home today in your honor.

Something for Nothing.
*honour
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Nice home opener for the Rainiers!!!!

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Originally Posted by Doug28450
Hi.

I'm new to this website, eh.

What's this thread aboot.
Food, obviously.
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