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Old 03-29-21, 06:50 PM
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This morning on a Zoom workshop with a contractor in Germany, someone mentioned the difficulty in getting new bikes these days. I said "I think I have enough bikes."
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And what looks like a whole lot of no shade.
In the summer I found out if I leave at 7 or 7:30 there is shade on a lot of the pitches. Lots of changes of direction.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
This morning on a Zoom workshop with a contractor in Germany, someone mentioned the difficulty in getting new bikes these days. I said "I think I have enough bikes."
Mrs. John had a friend over today. The three of us sat outside and chatted and she mentioned she would like to get a new bicycle and maybe one for her husband, too.
When the topic of cost came up she said she was thinking of spending around $200. These people have buttloads of money and I told her to raise the budget a bit.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
If youíre into that sort of airport thing, you should check out the videos of planes landing at Birmingham (BHX). I donít ever want to fly there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpO-X-j53sc
I like how the crosswinds weren't enough to contend with so they threw in some rollers, too.
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Not fun unless the crosswind is gusting atleast 50 knots. Just saying.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I like how the crosswinds weren't enough to contend with so they threw in some rollers, too.
Another good one.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
Jonesy could catch him in half a day if he wanted to.

Do NOT dare him.
Why not?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Not fun unless the crosswind is gusting atleast 50 knots. Just saying.
Was waiting for an unbiased opinion.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Not fun unless the crosswind is gusting atleast 50 knots. Just saying.
Dealing with crosswind was a big contributor to my aviation career stopping as short as it did.

Probably didn't help that I did everything in little bitty tailwheel airplanes. Nothing like getting beat up for a couple hours under the hood and then having to deal with a squirrelly 140A at the very end.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It's probably close to P&R, but I had a patient today who told me he is sure that COVID19 was created in a lab.

I did my best to not get into an argument and simply said that as of now, there is really no good way to prove or disprove this, and that maybe in the future we will know for sure.

He did not really accept that. I suggested that proving or disproving his assertion is like proving/disproving who killed JFK.

His response? "Oh, I KNOW who killed JFK."

My reply? See you in six months.

At least he did get a COVD19 vaccine.
Oh boy.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
The Spec Power saddles are really good. I can go for a long time on the one on my Sirrus.

I have the Trek Verse Elite on the Domane and find it is comfortable once I sized down to an appropriate width.
I have Power Arc saddles on the fat bike and the Crux.
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I have Power Arc saddles on the fat bike and the Crux.
Are you going to get us Bro Pricing on the Power Mirror, or whatever the printed one is called?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My advice is, if you find Saddle Nirvana, buy a crapload of them.

If you studied the pic I posted of my bikes the other day, 5 out of 6 have Avocet O2 Air 40R's, a saddle that has not been made in probably 20 years. I had one on the Ritchey, and when I bought the Bianchi in 2007 and found my junk going numb after 20 miles on whatever Fizik it came with, I went to buy another, and discovered they'd been discontinued. I found them at an LBS that worked with Avocet, and bought 4 of their remaining. I had them on all my bikes, till I got the Circuit. So far, though, the Rolls that came with it seems to be working.

This is why I've let the white saddle on the Battaglin get so worn - it still fits, and when I'm on it you can't see the wear.
My road bikes all have Specialized Toupes.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
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.
There is a Unicanitor in my spare parts bin. It was on the Schwinn for a while.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Do you ever wonder when we write on forums like this how much our posts might look like last year's?
Nope
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Originally Posted by big john
Headwinds?
Sounds legit.
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Originally Posted by big john
Mrs. John had a friend over today. The three of us sat outside and chatted and she mentioned she would like to get a new bicycle and maybe one for her husband, too.
When the topic of cost came up she said she was thinking of spending around $200. These people have buttloads of money and I told her to raise the budget a bit.
Sold a nice couple a set of his & hers Fuji Captivas today. Had a great time helping them choose accessories like fenders, racks, trunk bags. They chose insulated trunk bags to keep their growlers cool on their adventures.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Are you going to get us Bro Pricing on the Power Mirror, or whatever the printed one is called?
Even with Bro Pricing, it's an expensive saddle. Also, there are none available.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Dealing with crosswind was a big contributor to my aviation career stopping as short as it did.

Probably didn't help that I did everything in little bitty tailwheel airplanes. Nothing like getting beat up for a couple hours under the hood and then having to deal with a squirrelly 140A at the very end.

I get it. Working out in the desert I had to learn to deal with heavy winds real quick, because the school I worked for didnít stop for anything. Great experience but steep learning curve. Flew tail wheel up in Alaska, I donít really remember any cross wind issues up there while flying that. My boss was super chill and never pushed me to fly if I didnít want to. Really the only sketch thing was trying to land on pavement with bush tires.
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Sometimes the numbers are dumb.
But they never lie
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I started using my ear wax. No complaints.
Well.....that was disgusting...thank you.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Ha. So were you disappointed or pleasantly surprised? I'll take a tapas bar over a topless bar any day.
What about a topless,tapas bar?
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Originally Posted by datlas
But more importantly, is the end near??
The end of something is always near. Be more specific, please.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
To me, the junk-in-the-trunk cushioning doesn't really make a difference. In terms of saddle cushion, I want it to be pretty light.



With the Spoon and Scoop, what's the type of comfort deterioration after 2-3 hours?

I'm loathe to pay more than I have to, but saddles are one of those areas where it's worth it to get it right and​​​​​ get it behind you. I'd pop over to a Spec dealer and try out their Ass-o-Meter if only for a confirmation on normal/wide/narrow, but wouldn't rule out the buy & try of one of their recommendations.
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