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Old 10-01-20, 07:33 PM
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I will add not living in Tennessee, hornet capital of the Southeast, to the many blessings for which I give thanks each day.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why bother?
Why so apathetic? Do you need me to curate a Playlist to cheer you up? I promise it will be loaded with 60's and 70's classics.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
just hoping for less foot numbness and knee pain
To be replaced with knee numbness and foot pain.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I will add not living in Tennessee, hornet capital of the Southeast, to the many blessings for which I give thanks each day.
*Yellow jackets

It's weird--I didn't see any nests all year, maybe not last year either, then three in one month? wut
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Why so apathetic?
1) Mountain West

2) They're only playing eight games

Why bother?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I will add not living in Tennessee, hornet capital of the Southeast, to the many blessings for which I give thanks each day.
Ditto
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Ditto
Is bicycle season over up there?
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Originally Posted by gnome
so basically everything was wrong before...
pretty much
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I hope you're happy that you've stolen the sun from us.
yes. yes I am. when it's not hidden by clouds. I've had enough of winter. my weekend is looking blustery and possibly damp. typical spring weather. Ideal time to be sleeping in a tent.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Why so apathetic? Do you need me to curate a Playlist to cheer you up? I promise it will be loaded with 60's and 70's classics.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Is bicycle season over up there?
Nope.
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Originally Posted by gnome
I've had enough of winter.
Same.
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Ideal time to be sleeping in a tent.
No.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
*Yellow jackets

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
*Yellow jackets

It's weird--I didn't see any nests all year, maybe not last year either, then three in one month? wut

1) Mountain West

2) They're only playing eight games
AFC offensive player of the month used to be a Cowboy

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
*Yellow jackets

It's weird--I didn't see any nests all year, maybe not last year either, then three in one month? wut
Yellow jackets are ground-dwelling hornets and they become aggressive in the Fall, so one notices them.
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So, my tubed GP 5000s are getting down the the wear dimples. I like them, but they were such a pain to get onto my wheels that I’m considering alternatives. I am looking for something for everyday use, fairly sporty, with an aramid protection layer, like the 5000s.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
So, my tubed GP 5000s are getting down the the wear dimples. I like them, but they were such a pain to get onto my wheels that I’m considering alternatives. I am looking for something for everyday use, fairly sporty, with an aramid protection layer, like the 5000s.
Oooh! Start a thread??

edit: do you have the kool-stop bead jack? Makes mounting tough tires easier
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yellow jackets are ground-dwelling hornets and they become aggressive in the Fall, so one notices them.
They are indeed nasty, but I believe they are wasps not hornets.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I believe they are wasps not hornets.
I stand corrected!
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Originally Posted by datlas
Oooh! Start a thread??

edit: do you have the kool-stop bead jack? Makes mounting tough tires easier
Not on your tintype!

Yes, I have a bead jack, but I'm worried about putting a point load on my fiendishly expensive plastic rims with it. I was able to thumb these tires on, but it took forever and hurt my thumbs. It would be very unpleasant to have to do on the road.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Not on your tintype!

Yes, I have a bead jack, but I'm worried about putting a point load on my fiendishly expensive plastic rims with it. I was able to thumb these tires on, but it took forever and hurt my thumbs. It would be very unpleasant to have to do on the road.
I have a bead jack, and I'm with you. I grabbed one of these, and never looked back.

https://www.performancebike.com/cran...yABEgL_EvD_BwE
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I have a bead jack, and I'm with you. I grabbed one of these, and never looked back.

https://www.performancebike.com/cran...yABEgL_EvD_BwE
Safer? Guy started a thread here about how he cracked a rim with a lever, but I've never used one of those..
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wut


I got the same invite - I guess we must be similar in riding style and motivation?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
So, my tubed GP 5000s are getting down the the wear dimples. I like them, but they were such a pain to get onto my wheels that I’m considering alternatives. I am looking for something for everyday use, fairly sporty, with an aramid protection layer, like the 5000s.
I've heard that the tubed GP5k were easy compared to the TL version. You did all of the little things, like ensuring that the beads were fully in the rim bed depression and you ended at the valve, rather than starting there?

Schwalbe makes a tube-type Pro One Addix and the Michelin offerings look pretty good, otherwise. Of course, I have no experience with them...
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I've heard that the tubed GP5k were easy compared to the TL version. You did all of the little things, like ensuring that the beads were fully in the rim bed depression and you ended at the valve, rather than starting there?
Pretty much. I think my SOP is to start just before the valve, but it's all procedural memory. You're supposed to start after?
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