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Old 10-13-20, 11:31 AM
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Welp, I got another Vittoria Tactic wheelset in yesterday and it looks like it might be taped with tubeless tape already, but generic black tubeless tape. There is no mention of tubeless tape in the manual, however. I guess there's only one way to find out...
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Old 10-13-20, 11:48 AM
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Uh oh. I went into the 41. Some of the posters there are wrong. So wrong.

What should I do???
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I love the pics of them actually working. They just look so busy.
I like all the grime. Huge contrast to the fairly freshly painted and constantly cleaned historic unit we get to see running today.
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Uh oh. I went into the 41. Some of the posters there are wrong. So wrong.

What should I do???
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Old 10-13-20, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Uh oh. I went into the 41. Some of the posters there are wrong. So wrong.

What should I do???
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I like all the grime. Huge contrast to the fairly freshly painted and constantly cleaned historic unit we get to see running today.
Yes! I was trying to word a response like that so as not to denigrate Big Boy and the rest. You nailed it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
We need someone to customize this one to say "Bike Forums" instead of "The Internet."
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Old 10-13-20, 01:59 PM
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When I go out to eat weed, I dress in a full face mask and earmuffs. Today(I finished the immediate have to stuff) I had those mango mosquitoes up inside the face shield. Not looking for blood, fortunately, but rather escape. But still.

I have no prior experience with mosquitoes this big. I don't know whether or not they are disease vectors. Even at 2 PM, there were walls of them out there. I might have to hold off on getting back to riding. I won't survive the walk from the house to the street

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Originally Posted by datlas
I just saw a patient who is a not-so-serious cyclist. He is also a pilot. He told me his chain was worn so he had to take it to the shop to get a new chain and cassette and chainrings that were also worn.

I did suggest he could just change his chain every 3000 miles and/or measure chain wear to avoid having worn cassettes and chainrings.

I hope I reached him. Not sure.
Maybe someone can reach me. I swear I'm the worst. I've ridden chains until the rollers split and fall off leaving just the pin,(more than once). I was in the mountains and my chain started making noise. I was in a hurry to get down so I didn't even stop to look at it. Seems one of the plates had come off one side and was just swinging along, luckily I didn't put the power down.
Many times I just wait until everything is trashed and replace it all at once. I'm sure all my bikes could use a freshening up right now.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Uh oh. I went into the 41. Some of the posters there are wrong. So wrong.

What should I do???
I haven’t been to 41 for ages. I think I must have convinced myself that the 41 doesn’t exist.
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Old 10-13-20, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Maybe someone can reach me. I swear I'm the worst. I've ridden chains until the rollers split and fall off leaving just the pin,(more than once). I was in the mountains and my chain started making noise. I was in a hurry to get down so I didn't even stop to look at it. Seems one of the plates had come off one side and was just swinging along, luckily I didn't put the power down.
Many times I just wait until everything is trashed and replace it all at once. I'm sure all my bikes could use a freshening up right now.
It’s a free country. That said, I replace my chains when elongated by around .75%, I get about 4K miles per chain, can get a cassette to last about 4 chains ie 16K miles and chainrings last forever at least 40k miles that way.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It’s a free country.
For the time being.
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Old 10-13-20, 04:35 PM
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If it's from a trusted poster.
For example, me.
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I was walking down the hall this afternoon and a guy coming the other way says, "You look so serious."

Imagine if he'd seen me on a bicycle! #SeriousCyclist
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
I haven’t been to 41 for ages. I think I must have convinced myself that the 41 doesn’t exist.
Same
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Well that was fun. Looks like the musical theme for the day is going to be folk metal
In that case I suggest: the Hu, Omnia, And maybe Faun.
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Slow night. Everyone must be waiting for DougRNS's mood music.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It’s a free country. That said, I replace my chains when elongated by around .75%, I get about 4K miles per chain, can get a cassette to last about 4 chains ie 16K miles and chainrings last forever at least 40k miles that way.

I wait til my doctor tells me to replace it.
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Bought a head lamp like two weeks ago to work on the yard at night, just so happens when I ride in the morning it’s super dark now. Strange. Anyways, the head lamp eats some batteries. It only last about five hours, kind of disappointed, my rear light takes triple As as well and I only switch those batteries out once a year.
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Originally Posted by gnome
In that case I suggest: the Hu, Omnia, And maybe Faun.
Last year my wife and I went to Riot Fest in Chicago.

The Hu had just started their set when we walked in the gates, and we made a beeline to the stage to figure out what band was playing. Definitely a pleasant surprise
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow night. Everyone must be waiting for DougRNS's mood music.
This classic ought to get you in the mood.
Thank me later.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow night. Everyone must be waiting for DougRNS's mood music.
Tuesday Night Football!!!

Your Titans are playing
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Thank me later.
Why not now?
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Why not now?
Now is later.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Now is later.
Listening to quality band music prompted you to post one of your deepest thoughts ever.

It's like a baby listening to Mozart.
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