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Old 03-29-21, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Crop excluding the kitten was not available, but it's still a wonderful scene from a masterpiece of a movie.
Its truly sad how many people don’t recognize it for the instant classic it is.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Its truly sad how many people don’t recognize it for the instant classic it is.
I was working at my first A/V job when it came out, during the dawn of home DVD playback. It's was so vivid and gorgeous that we always had it on repeat in one of the listening/viewing rooms. I'm pretty damn sure that I could still drop in anywhere in the movie and recite the dialog.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Not only are they expensive but they're also numerous! It used to be there were just a few to choose from, but now Selle Italia (for example) has a gazillion variants of each 'series'. It used to be the Flite would have a couple different versions, differing only in the metal used for the rails.
I hate how many choices there are, with more than just saddles.

I've been planning on buying new MTB tires for a year or so but every time I think I'm ready to pull the trigger I make the mistake of reading user reviews and then I'm back to square one
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I think that both Specialized and Bontrager have at least 30 day return windows on their saddles.
From Bontrager's website:

Used items must be cleaned for a return. If you send merchandise that is not cleaned or laundered, we will return it to you at your expense.


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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Crop excluding the kitten was not available, but it's still a wonderful scene from a masterpiece of a movie.
For the record, I've got no idea what that movie is.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
From Bontrager's website:



Run your saddle through the washer and dryer. See how they like it.
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Mini-crisis at home: there is a bird to the left of the fan, and Jackie on the counter can't quite get to it. Pic courtesy of mrs datlas.

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Originally Posted by abshipp
For the record, I've got no idea what that movie is.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
For the record, I've got no idea what that movie is.
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Mini-crisis at home: there is a bird to the left of the fan, and Jackie on the counter can't quite get to it. Pic courtesy of mrs datlas.

Oh boy! Stephen gos crazy over the birds when he's on the back deck.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
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Boilerplate, including apparel. If you don't scuff it up from a fall or leaning against an abrasive wall, you should be good.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Reported. Wrong addiction.
Man! I hadn't heard "hit the pipe" for a long time.
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Old 03-29-21, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I bought some jerseys last year, which were pretty darn tight when I got them. Now? They flap a bit. The Castelli kit I bought in 2019 because it was on sale at the Performance Going Out Of Business sale didn't fit till late in the summer - which runs through October for us in NorCal - and at that, a little tight. I'm curious to see how it fits now. It's XXL.

I got a pair of The Black Bibs $60 bibs, which fit fine, but they have the kind of pad that's extra thick over the sit bones, AND they're a bit slick, so I would slide forward on the saddle and have to push back. I guess these days saddles aren't as slick as they were 20 years ago when these Avocet saddles were made.
My new Brooks is quite slick.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I'm so tired of the wind. Most weekdays I've been starting work around 5-5:30 so I can bag off for a couple of hours at lunch to get a ride in, but with another strong wind day, I might say screw it. Friday on a downhill I normally get to 35ish before the bottom, I was being pushed so hard by the wind I was going nine. It also seems, no matter which direction I head, it's a headwind.
Now that you mention it, we have no wind today. Still as a churchmouse. And overcast skies.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi


Boilerplate, including apparel. If you don't scuff it up from a fall or leaning against an abrasive wall, you should be good.
Well the Specialized website just says you can return an item in any condition no questions asked.

Bontrager specifically asks you to wash your stuff before sending it back.

I'll let someone else make the extrapolations from there
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I saw a listing on Craigs List for a bike. 23" frame - so 58 cm. Saddle slammed down onto the top tube. Listing says "I'm 5'9 and it fits me".

No. Not really. No, it doesn't.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I saw a listing on Craigs List for a bike. 23" frame - so 58 cm. Saddle slammed down onto the top tube. Listing says "I'm 5'9 and it fits me".

No. Not really. No, it doesn't.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
The longest I've done all winter is 40, so I'm guessing an imperial may be tough but I'm going to give it a shot Saturday. I haven't done an one since 2015.
I predict pain. On multiple fronts, so to speak. I am happy with a 20 miler three or four times a week, until the knee proves itself to be healed.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just thought I would ask here. I can mess with a rear derailer, but for some reason the front derailer is magical to me. Didn’t want to take it the bike shop to have them make it do something it can’t do.
Do modern fds still have limit screws?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I bring peanut butter and honey sandwiches when I know I’m going on a longer ride. Might be just bike fit. might be I just need to harden the f up. Seemed like there was a period of time I was doing 50 back to back and I don’t remember any pain. Maybe it wasn’t happening as often as I thought.
When I was doing centuries regularly I found salt to be the limiting factor. Take some chips along. Or stop and buy some.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Oh boy! Stephen gos crazy over the birds when he's on the back deck.
Jackie LOVES watching birds and other critters from the inside.

Problem is the ceiling where bird shown is approx 25 feet high, so may be a challenge to shoo it out.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Do modern fds still have limit screws?
Yes. The Shimanos have little recessed hex screws that you adjust with a 2mm (I think) allen wrench.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Mini-crisis at home: there is a bird to the left of the fan, and Jackie on the counter can't quite get to it. Pic courtesy of mrs datlas.

Maybe someone should prop a cat ladder up on the counter.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
It's just straight-up pain over a fairly large area - not just localized to the sit bones but in that area and towards the rear of the saddle. Just feels like I've been sitting on something uncomfortable for a long time, I'm not really sure how else to describe it.

FWIW I seem to remember that with the Model 3 any discomfort would be more on the sit bones.

I also wonder if it's because the Spoon and Scoop are both somewhat grippier than a leather saddle. I like the feeling of being anchored but maybe it's preventing things from moving around and that's what's causing part of the issue? Could also be a too-much-padding issue but I wouldn't exactly call them super padded saddles.



Really?

I now have 3 Brooks and like them all, including a C15. My all time fave is the B17 Narrow, but the new B17 Imperial shows promise, after a single, short ride. I take that back. I also have a Team Pro, which I decidedly don't like. That one needs to find a new home. And my latest bike purchase came with a Cinelli Unicinator. That took some getting used to, but it's rideable. Then there's the Selle Anatomica, which is like sitting in a hammock. I bet you would like that one, if you could keep it properly tightened. And the last leather saddle on the list is a Fujita Belt. That one would be best just tossed.
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Do you also enjoy another of Willis' great roles, Twelve Monkeys?
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