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Old 04-16-20, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Well, if the facemask is really for other's benefit, who cares?
good point.
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Old 04-16-20, 03:58 PM
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Ninja'd by a minute... but that half-inch is about the same amount as the width to the centerline of the hood, so at least we agree.
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Old 04-16-20, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Do you think I would have more luck in General?


Try mechanics.
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Not that you're likely to be interested, Bah Humbug , but someone on KKF is selling a purty 200mm Bloodroot for under $600
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
On my Ultegra levers, the full sweep is about 3.5", but the lever is offset... you're probably looking at 2.75"-ish from the center line of the shifter.
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You should have asked for a wheel recco or who makes the best groupset.

It is one heckuva long throw. I checked mine (5800) super-eyebally and a full sweep has the tip going ~2.25" inboard from the inside of the lever head (not center as you drew).
Thanks!

I'll assume 3" from centerline of the bars to give a bit of wiggle room. I'm at around 2.8" right now.

I really appreciate it!
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Sanded the ceiling yesterday. Painted all the trim. 2 coats. Today I painted the closet. And the ceiling I sanded yesterday. 2 Coats. Came out nice. I may or may not start the walls tonight. If not tonight then tomorrow.
Painting. Ugh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
You should have asked for a wheel recco or who makes the best groupset.
Who makes the best groupset?
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Old 04-16-20, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
So I've been totally shunned by the greater 41, having my thread drop off the first page twice now.

Can anyone here help?
You may have lost them at the mention of handlebar bag.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
AZ Game and Fish is very excited. First photos of a Bald Eagle nest in a Saguaro in AZ!



https://twitter.com/azgfd/status/1250599688782245889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"
That’s freaking amazing!
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Old 04-16-20, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Who makes the best groupset?
Wiseass.

But because my OCD compels me to answer, the only real options are R7000 and R8050/70. I just can't see any other realistic options above poverty-spec.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Wiseass.

But because my OCD compels me to answer, the only real options are R7000 and R8050/70. I just can't see any other realistic options above poverty-spec.
Probably correct.
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Old 04-16-20, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Acquired on previously mentioned walk - my liquor cabinet is going Japanese.

Not a gin drinker really, but do tell how it tastes.
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Old 04-16-20, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Who makes the best groupset?
The one I have, naturally.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You may have lost them at the mention of handlebar bag.
What's the best handlebar bag?
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This pm, long-suffering spouse gets an email that the PPP loan for her practice is approved. She is overjoyed, puts down her phone, opens the email on her iPad to sign some e-form to accept, clicks some random button and somehow declines the loan! Of course, there’s no help available. She’s been beside herself all evening, poor woman. She’ll go to the bank in person in the morning.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Well, if the facemask is really for other's benefit, who cares?
I was going to write that word for word, but thought it might come off too cynical.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Painting. Ugh.
Ugh, indeed.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Probably correct.
nuh uh
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
This pm, long-suffering spouse gets an email that the PPP loan for her practice is approved. She is overjoyed, puts down her phone, opens the email on her iPad to sign some e-form to accept, clicks some random button and somehow declines the loan! Of course, there’s no help available. She’s been beside herself all evening, poor woman. She’ll go to the bank in person in the morning.
Ohhhhhh, FUDGE!!!!!
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Old 04-16-20, 06:23 PM
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Got the Hirame head and mounted it to the Lezyne CNC. After first stripping the silly plastic wrap on the hose that would only melt when a heat gun got anywhere near it.
Only got the hose onto the first barb, which made the included clamp way oversize. But it's pretty solidly on there anyway. Even with the rubber and metal scalding hot (I wore work gloves and it was still hot) it was a super tight fit. Works great, and I really like how when it's released there's practically no leakage. The jury's out on whether it's better than my Joe Blow Pro, but it's good to have another solid pump.
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Ohhhhhh, FUDGE!!!!!
oh, double fudge!!!
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Originally Posted by sfrider
Got the Hirame head and mounted it to the Lezyne CNC. After first stripping the silly plastic wrap on the hose that would only melt when a heat gun got anywhere near it.
Only got the hose onto the first barb, which made the included clamp way oversize. But it's pretty solidly on there anyway. Even with the rubber and metal scalding hot (I wore work gloves and it was still hot) it was a super tight fit. Works great, and I really like how when it's released there's practically no leakage. The jury's out on whether it's better than my Joe Blow Pro, but it's good to have another solid pump.
I used some hand sanitizer and got it in no problem, and tight enough that I don’t need a clamp. It’s really well designed and made.
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Originally Posted by big john
I always use co2 with the pump as a back-up. Last year I flatted on a group ride and I had to turn back alone and of course I had a second flat. I only had one tube so I had to patch. The pump made it possible for me to find the leak in the tube.

Another time I was dropped on a climb and flatted and my old co2 inflater fell apart. Luckily I had the pump.

In ancient history I always carried a Zefal frame pump. One time I knocked it off with my knee when going through an intersection. I parked the bike and started walking back to get it from the crosswalk where it landed. A woman in a car had been waiting for the green light and saw the whole thing. She looked at me and then ran right over my pump.
I have two or three Zefal HPX 3 and an ancient, on its last legs HPX4. I bought the Blackburn for my tour because I didn't want to pack that failing HPX4. First chance I got I bought a brand new HPX3
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Originally Posted by datlas
Sounds like The Cars
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Originally Posted by ls01
Sanded the ceiling yesterday. Painted all the trim. 2 coats. Today I painted the closet. And the ceiling I sanded yesterday. 2 Coats. Came out nice. I may or may not start the walls tonight. If not tonight then tomorrow.
I cannot stand sanding or painting. One of my bikes held the title of worst paint job ever, over in C&V
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