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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-17-21, 11:06 AM
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First, Sorry to Is01 and Mo. Job stress and Family stress both suck.

Update on bent bike forks. I'm going to name my home shop Barbaric Bike Shop. Straightened them with pipe (actually old bumper jack support) which I chamfered the biting edge and put a piece of inner tube between. Turned out OK. Used a yard stick to compare. PS sorry about big pic. I'll have to figure that out.

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Old 03-17-21, 11:08 AM
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Never would have thought to use a car as a vise!
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Old 03-17-21, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I'm contemplating taking up distance walking until the knee allows for cycling again.
Do it.

Bonus, walking stick collections take up less space than bicycle collections.

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Old 03-17-21, 11:34 AM
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That's better. Getting there.

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Big pics are fine. It's not my server!
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
That's better. Getting there.

Looks good! At this point I think I'd go ahead and ride it and see if it's squirrely. Do you know what the rake is supposed to be?
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looks a lot better Jack!
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Big pics are fine. It's not my server!
It's a service to the greater internet population to upload directly to the site.

We don't want another Photobucket situation that renders all this quality content without photographic context.
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Sorry to hear about your bro’s MoAlpha. Best advice other than listening is suggest they each get into counseling, ideally with someone who does CBT.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
It's a service to the greater internet population to upload directly to the site.

We don't want another Photobucket situation that renders all this quality content without photographic context.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
First, Sorry to Is01 and Mo. Job stress and Family stress both suck.

Update on bent bike forks. I'm going to name my home shop Barbaric Bike Shop. Straightened them with pipe (actually old bumper jack support) which I chamfered the biting edge and put a piece of inner tube between. Turned out OK. Used a yard stick to compare. PS sorry about big pic. I'll have to figure that out.

Disturbing image.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Sorry to hear about your bro’s MoAlpha. Best advice other than listening is suggest they each get into counseling, ideally with someone who does CBT.
Thanks. They have both had counseling and meds on and off. I really think youngest bro could benefit from CBT. Middle bro is a thornier issue.
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Just saw titanium tires might be coming to bikes in the future.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Looks good! At this point I think I'd go ahead and ride it and see if it's squirrely. Do you know what the rake is supposed to be?
I could see they were bent just below the fork crown, so I just straightened there. Almost ready for test drive.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just saw titanium tires might be coming to bikes in the future.
One of the guys in my club sent me an article on them yesterday. I feel like I've been hearing that the replacement to the pneumatic tire is imminent for all of my adult life.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just saw titanium tires might be coming to bikes in the future.
Close. Everything is CHROME in the future! SpongeBob says so:

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just saw titanium tires might be coming to bikes in the future.
Will they come in tubulars?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Thanks. They have both had counseling and meds on and off. I really think youngest bro could benefit from CBT. Middle bro is a thornier issue.
Sadly it’s on them at this point. I hope the fog clears and they both come to positive resolution. I’m certain you’ve done all you can. Again positive thoughts
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Weather in Knoxville looks blah. I wonder if Velo is enjoying it.
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Just heard that former NBA player Shaun Bradley was hit by a car while riding his bike back on 1/20 and is now a paraplegic. Sad.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Just heard that former NBA player Shaun Bradley was hit by a car while riding his bike back on 1/20 and is now a paraplegic. Sad.
Terrible.
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Needs longer seatpost and new brake pads.

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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
Needs longer seatpost and new brake pads.

Yeah man. You've used all the runway on the pads you have on there now.

Looking good.
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