Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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I just love riding a vintage road bike. The smooth speed and quick response of the steel has to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I know.

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I was mid reply.
Can anyone tell me what the new announcement refers to? There is nothing to click on, for me anyway.
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I was mid reply.
Can anyone tell me what the new announcement refers to? There is nothing to click on, for me anyway.
I'm not seeing it on the mobile version, either. I'm assuming that it's an April Fool's thing.
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I'm not seeing it on the mobile version, either. I'm assuming that it's an April Fool's thing.
From a three star admin???
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Oh, and I was driven batty by chain noise this morning, but I forgot to bring lube, so I picked up some Gold, Jerry, Gold! from the local LBS bike shop. I have never tried RNR Gold, but the cult is strong, so it better be good to me.
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From a three star admin???
Anyone with IB in their name is essentially the management, not really day-to-day admin.
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Oh, and I was driven batty by chain noise this morning, but I forgot to bring lube, so I picked up some Gold, Jerry, Gold! from the local LBS bike shop. I have never tried RNR Gold, but the cult is strong, so it better be good to me.
I think it's pretty good stuff. I alternate between this and my home-brew. The home-brew costs pennies so I use it when it's yucky out and relubing is frequent.
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Oh, and I was driven batty by chain noise this morning, but I forgot to bring lube, so I picked up some Gold, Jerry, Gold! from the local LBS bike shop. I have never tried RNR Gold, but the cult is strong, so it better be good to me.
I like it, but it does get black fairly quick. Shake well before use and re-apply as necessary.
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Hi! What's this thread about?

It's a lube thread, apparently.
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Oh, and I was driven batty by chain noise this morning, but I forgot to bring lube, so I picked up some Gold, Jerry, Gold! from the local LBS bike shop. I have never tried RNR Gold, but the cult is strong, so it better be good to me.
I bought a pint of sealant at a LBS yesterday .
#stickershock

Took it out to the van, popped one bead of the tyre on, then most of the other one, grabbed the jug o' sealant and then the second bead popped all the way back off. So after putting the second bead most of the way on, I propped the wheel up so that the QR was kinda hanging on the second row seat and the bottom of the wheel is on the floor down by the sliding door track. With this setup I could hold the bead on with my left hand and right knee, grab the jug with my right hand, pour in a few oz's, put the jug down then pop the rest of the bead on.

Then I grabbed my floor pump and sighed, "this bead is never gonna set with a floor pump. But lo and behold. 8 strokes and CRACK!
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Saw my urologist today for my 4 month PSA and testosterone check. After 10 years of suppressed T due to anti-hormone therapy, I now have to have a DXA scan. The doc also murmured that with my bone fracture (and falling) history, it may be time to stick to three wheels.

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Then I grabbed my floor pump and sighed, "this bead is never gonna set with a floor pump. But lo and behold. 8 strokes and CRACK!
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From a three star admin???
Highly possible. Even three star admins are people too. Some even have a sense of humour. After all the original Trollheim subforum was originally created by a three star admin to gather research for his psychology PhD. @botto was given a black star for a day, with the power to ban anyone, for one April 1st.
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Highly possible. Even three star admins are people too. Some even have a sense of humour. After all the original Trollheim subforum was originally created by a three star admin to gather research for his psychology PhD. @botto was given a black star for a day, with the power to ban anyone, for one April 1st.
What happened to Botto? Did he vote with his feet??
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Highly possible. Even three star admins are people too. Some even have a sense of humour. After all the original Trollheim subforum was originally created by a three star admin to gather research for his psychology PhD. @botto was given a black star for a day, with the power to ban anyone, for one April 1st.
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Can anyone tell me what the new announcement refers to? There is nothing to click on, for me anyway.
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@mvnsnd, re: the power socket discussion from the previous thread. The problem is I'd rather use native cords, not adapters (and I'm finally figuring out where to get just the foreign cords to plug directly into the USB chargers and AG's laptop power brick). The problem is that Italy, specifically, uses a dazzling array of plugs, sometimes differing from room to room and wall to wall within a single building. Types C, E, F, and L are all represented. The reports I've read from travelers are not reassuring. I'll probably get type C cords which should (in theory) work with all sockets and cross my fingers, but it makes me pine for the UK's always-grounded, always-polarized, one-option type G.

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Oh, and I was driven batty by chain noise this morning, but I forgot to bring lube, so I picked up some Gold, Jerry, Gold! from the local LBS bike shop. I have never tried RNR Gold, but the cult is strong, so it better be good to me.
It's my favorite, mostly because a flush of it is the easiest way I've found to clean a chain. AG likes to drool over the colored waxes to chase a watt or two, but then would run Gatorskins if I'd let her.
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What happened to Botto? Did he vote with his feet??
I think so. His lifestyle changed and he moved continents and ceased riding as much.
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I hope @Velo Vol is exercising caution on or around bridges. Even if they're on the other side of the state.

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