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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-06-20, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It changed color though.
It's like magic.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Something happened to your seat post.
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It changed color though.
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The saddle changed too.
Jeez, here's a comparison with everything the same for you nit pickers


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Old 06-06-20, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I dunno what got into me...

I had a Tempo I bought new in 1986, I think. It was a bit over $500 and had 105 7 speed, was teal and white with white bar tape and hoods. I crashed it on the mup at Marina del Rey. Watched Olympic figure skating on Demerol.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Jeez, here's a comparison with everything the same for you nit pickers
You just posted these.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Jeez, here's a comparison with everything the same for you nit pickers


OK, well, for me, just the thought of a brown saddle with black hoods is setting my teeth on edge- that would bug me to no end. But whatever work for you .
I will recommend the Serfas woven tape:
https://www.serfas.com/shop/products...oven-bar-tape/
I have this pattern on one of my bikes and it is really comfortable. It resembles Newbaum's in both thickness and texture (but somehow better- I tried Newbaum's for a little while and just didn't like it at all). Seems like this would tie in the black of the hoods and one bag, the blue of the bike, and it looks good with green (the bike it's on for me is British racing green). It's possible that the clash with the brown wouldn't be as grating with the slight addition of the yellow/brown stripe in the tape.
There's a bunch of other patterns as well, if this particular one doesn't do it for you, but you still want to have some fun.
And yes, the price is a bit steep, but it wears well and lasts a long time.
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76 years ago today, my uncle died for this country.
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Old 06-07-20, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
If I went with gum hoods then I would probably keep the ACE bandage brown since it does look cohesive. A black saddle may be in the future, but this one is comfortable enough to not warrant changing except for weight reduction reasons.

What about something a bit out there like purple or green?
I think something wild like that would be very out of place on a bike that's otherwise quite restrained (as opposed to that Schwinn, for example).
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
76 years ago today, my uncle died for this country.
How old are you? This is saying your uncle would be at least 94 now.
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Old 06-07-20, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How old are you? This is saying your uncle would be at least 94 now.
my mom's older brother is my uncle, whether I met him or not.
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Old 06-07-20, 07:21 AM
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High Voltage?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
High Voltage?
Are you riding? I thought your bicycle broke?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Are you riding? I thought your bicycle broke?
I became a member of the N+1 club when I bought the new but now broken bike.

Don't worry, I'm still awesome as are the following:

The Marigold jacket
The shovel
The lightweight and aero seatpost
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I became a member of the N+1 club when I bought the new but now broken bike.

Don't worry, I'm still awesome as are the following:

The Marigold jacket
The shovel
The lightweight and aero seatpost

Does one wear the famous marigold jacket when it’s 100 degrees american?
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We got our power restored!
Was it by 11 as promised?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
76 years ago today, my uncle died for this country.
Your uncle was part of D-Day?
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Old 06-07-20, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How old are you? This is saying your uncle would be at least 94 now.
76 years ago today my dad was preparing to ship out, to England. He would have turned 97 in March.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Your uncle was part of D-Day?
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Old 06-07-20, 08:26 AM
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I am considering a road bike ride. I don't know if it would be prudent. I could just as well do a longer ride on the little bike.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You just posted these.
Seatposts and saddles are the same in both pictures now.

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OK, well, for me, just the thought of a brown saddle with black hoods is setting my teeth on edge- that would bug me to no end. But whatever work for you .
I will recommend the Serfas woven tape:
https://www.serfas.com/shop/products...oven-bar-tape/
I have this pattern on one of my bikes and it is really comfortable. It resembles Newbaum's in both thickness and texture (but somehow better- I tried Newbaum's for a little while and just didn't like it at all). Seems like this would tie in the black of the hoods and one bag, the blue of the bike, and it looks good with green (the bike it's on for me is British racing green). It's possible that the clash with the brown wouldn't be as grating with the slight addition of the yellow/brown stripe in the tape.
There's a bunch of other patterns as well, if this particular one doesn't do it for you, but you still want to have some fun.
And yes, the price is a bit steep, but it wears well and lasts a long time.
The black hoods are kind of a necessary evil if I want modern non-aero levers. The only ones I know of with gum hoods are the TRP RRL but I'm having a hard time with the grey plastic on those. I know it's probably fine but it just doesn't look very good. I haven't quite decided but the short list is the aforementioned TRPs with black hoods and silver levers or the IRD drillium levers with silver levers.

Thanks for the link to the Serfas tape, that definitely looks interesting. And $30 isn't too out of line so long as that's enough to wrap the entire bar.

Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I think something wild like that would be very out of place on a bike that's otherwise quite restrained (as opposed to that Schwinn, for example).
The more I think about it the more I agree. I swear one time I saw a similarly styled bike with purple cotton tape and I absolutely loved it, but I can't remember what the rest of the bike looked like.
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Was it by 11 as promised?
Yup. Right on time.
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Did an informal unposted ride with a few friends this morning. It was a small group and we did our best to socially distance. It’s beautiful outside.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yup. Right on time.
Suspicious.
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I am on the podium, barely. I predict I will get kicked off the podium shortly.
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