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Old 03-04-21, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
But, did the front fall off?

And, are you still in the environment?
Now he might get it.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Toyota was pushing an extended warranty on my last purchase which already came with a 2 yr warranty. I said "It's a Toyota, man. Reliability is why I buy these. I don't need no stinking extended warranty".

Actually I didn't say that last part out loud. But I thought it.
After I got done laughing, I told the guy I can fix anything the truck that breaks. (brakes) Then I gave him the name of the regional tech in charge of troubleshooting the tough ones, and he didn't say another word.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Now he might get it.
You recall all the discussion about that stuff on Sailing Anarchy?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
why?
Why not?

I don't have a 13 speed bike yet and I like Campy.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Why not?

I don't have a 13 speed bike yet and I like Campy.
Is this a 13-speed 1x? That could be fun.

Sounds $$$, though.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Are those proto-Ding-Dongs?
Same concept I believe. The mascot was an Indian chief. Not very woke I must say.

I would take any of these decadent things when I was young. Ding-dongs/yodels/ring-dings/etc.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Is this a 13-speed 1x? That could be fun.

Sounds $$$, though.
All that money and it's got fewer gears than an old 2x7 from the 90s. What's the world coming to?
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One thing I discovered when dipping my toes into the vintage cycling world is that maybe 50% of the vintage cycling parts you find on Ebay have "Eroica" added to the listing title. I was mystified by this at first, but then I learned that the Eroica rides are ways you can take your ever-so-painstakingly put together vintage bike, with parts you've sourced from all over the world at great expense, and then ride it on crappy roads and shake it to bits! What a concept!!!

Sadly, the C'dale is too young to qualify, so I'll miss out on the excitement of riding a bike that makes a smooth road seem 'textured' on unpavement. Oh, well. I'll struggle on somehow.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
All that money and it's got fewer gears than an old 2x7 from the 90s. What's the world coming to?
Progress.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Same concept I believe. The mascot was an Indian chief. Not very woke I must say.

I would take any of these decadent things when I was young. Ding-dongs/yodels/ring-dings/etc.
Ding-Dong-like goods were a long ride treat for me a few times last year. No ragrets.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Ding-Dong-like goods were a long ride treat for me a few times last year. No ragrets.
Indeed.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Is this a 13-speed 1x? That could be fun.

Sounds $$$, though.
Yup. 1x13. Three cassette choices; 9-38, 9-42, 10-44. I'd probably go with a 42T chainring and a 9-42 cassette.

Of course, it's a bit pricey. Campy.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
If no C'dale by 3:30, I'll drop LBS a gentle, "Hey, any news? I'll be in your neighborhood" email. It will only be true if the C'dale is ready, of course, but he doesn't need to know that.
*fingers drumming on desktop*

Wheels are somewhere between Illinois and here. I keep seeing people using Michelin Dynamic Classics for vintage builds because they're gumwalls, but they list for $20/ tire and generally seem to sell for a lot less, so do I really want a cheap-ass tire on a bike that's already hard riding? No I do not. And I'm not going to get the special "TdF" version of GP5000s, either! Black tires are good enough for me.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You recall all the discussion about that stuff on Sailing Anarchy?
It became quite the meme, didn't it?

I was active there for a few years, had a lot of fun, learned a hell of a lot, got some great race rides, and made a bunch of real-life friends, but the racism, homophobia, and misogyny eventually ran me off. I still do find this place a little tame though.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
All that money and it's got fewer gears than an old 2x7 from the 90s. What's the world coming to?
Less is more. The less you have after spending on stuff like that, the more the sellers are happy.
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I also got an email from Excel about Pirelli P Zero Velo for $79/pair. They seem like a really good tire if you're not in to tubeless.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I also got an email from Excel about Pirelli P Zero Velo for $79/pair. They seem like a really good tire if you're not in to tubeless.
Speaking of which, even though I have some Michelin Power Road TLRs that should last me through the year, I'm really itching to buy some of the Pirelli TLRs, too. Mostly because, well... retail therapy... but also because I'm trying to tell myself that I'm not going to find these (or a comparable TLR tire) again for $55/ea any time soon. I mean, what if we go from the quasi-apocalypse to the real-deal apocalypse? Where am I going to get tires to see me through pleasant Wednesday centuries?!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
It became quite the meme, didn't it?

I was active there for a few years, had a lot of fun, learned a hell of a lot, got some great race rides, and made a bunch of real-life friends, but the racism, homophobia, and misogyny eventually ran me off. I still do find this place a little tame though.

I was on there for a number of years, back in the day. Learned a lot about rigging and performance sailing, but eventually got tired of it as well. I haven't posted on there in over 10 years or so. I go back every once in a while to see if there is anything new or interesting in the sailing world or if I run into a dead end fixing something, but find the site has pretty much jumped the shark.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
If no C'dale by 3:30, I'll drop LBS a gentle, "Hey, any news? I'll be in your neighborhood" email. It will only be true if the C'dale is ready, of course, but he doesn't need to know that.
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Guy's probably had the bike ready for a couple of days, and is sitting around wondering why you haven't dropped by to pick it up.

Why not just call him and ask?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Guy's probably had the bike ready for a couple of days, and is sitting around wondering why you haven't dropped by to pick it up.

Why not just call him and ask?
Also, check the junk mail folder.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Speaking of which, even though I have some Michelin Power Road TLRs that should last me through the year, I'm really itching to buy some of the Pirelli TLRs, too. Mostly because, well... retail therapy... but also because I'm trying to tell myself that I'm not going to find these (or a comparable TLR tire) again for $55/ea any time soon. I mean, what if we go from the quasi-apocalypse to the real-deal apocalypse? Where am I going to get tires to see me through pleasant Wednesday centuries?!
I ended up putting the Bontrager R3 Hard Case Lite (with tubes) on the Domane. Went from 32 to 28. Very nice riding tires/tyres. Only have about 100 miles on them, so we'll see, but so far happy.

There is also a TLR version, but decided not to do that since most of our roads are pretty decent.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
One thing I discovered when dipping my toes into the vintage cycling world is that maybe 50% of the vintage cycling parts you find on Ebay have "Eroica" added to the listing title. I was mystified by this at first, but then I learned that the Eroica rides are ways you can take your ever-so-painstakingly put together vintage bike, with parts you've sourced from all over the world at great expense, and then ride it on crappy roads and shake it to bits! What a concept!!!

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Is it me? Every time I see “Eroica” I think I see “Erotica.”
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
There is also a TLR version, but decided not to do that since most of our roads are pretty decent.
If you don't get many flats, or rather, if you wouldn't get many flats even with a non-armored tire, then I wouldn't go tubeless.
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