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Old 03-30-21, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by big john

Pretty much. Cue up "Watchoo talkin' bout, Willis?"
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As of today, the vaccine is officially available to all adults in MN. Not surprisingly, every hospital, clinic, and pharmacy in the area is booked solid. Well, those that have actually changed their online screening qualifications to match the state's. Hurrumph.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I had suggested to mrs datlas that since real estate is so hot right now, we could sell our house and rent a modest townhome, which could accelerate my early retirement plans.

She gave me "the look."
Our wives must know each other.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
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.
I often came close to buying Marin's version of that style bike while working at Performance. They were pretty fun to ride around. Of course I'd have had to put SLX on it and get some tubeless rims for it , and... eventually I'd have an $800 cruiser

I sold a LOT of Stinsons:

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
As of today, the vaccine is officially available to all adults in MN. Not surprisingly, every hospital, clinic, and pharmacy in the area is booked solid. Well, those that have actually changed their online screening qualifications to match the state's. Hurrumph.
A couple weeks back I learned that working in Biopharma makes me a 'Healthcare Worker' and thus eligible. I've been repeatedly trying to schedule an appointment, but no dice. Come Thursday, Mrs. GeneJockey and I will BOTH be eliglble. But it doesn't matter if you can't find anyplace to get the shot, does it?
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Call around and get on "waste lists."
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Originally Posted by datlas
Pretty much. Cue up "Watchoo talkin' bout, Willis?"
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I often came close to buying Marin's version of that style bike while working at Performance. They were pretty fun to ride around. Of course I'd have had to put SLX on it and get some tubeless rims for it , and... eventually I'd have an $800 cruiser

I sold a LOT of Stinsons:

Mrs. rjones28 had the step-thru version of the Stinson for several months, back in 2010, before someone stole it.
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WhyFi Being our resident TL expert, I have a question. My little racing trike, oxymoron, I know, has tubeless rims and I just noticed that the front tires are 406x28 Schwalbe Pro One TLE, currently with tubes. I’ve got everything I need to run them tubeless. What be your guess as to PSI? I run 65-70 PSI. I’m thinking no more than 45-50 PSI. I’ll have to do research but I’ve never seen any recommendations for PSI in TL tires that small.
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We had some good salt-clearing rain in the last week. Then yesterday, Bam. Inch of snow. Freezing temperatures. Salt on the roads.
We had lots of mild wind yestiddy although it did drop below freezing overnight.
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DougRNS, howya feeling? You should be getting some relief at this point.
thanks for asking, unfortunately no improvement noted. I'm probably headed for shot #2.
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So is the end near??
the future is uncertain and the end is always near.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Are you sure you are not VV?
Why you wanna demean him like that? So harsh.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
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Originally Posted by datlas
I had suggested to mrs datlas that since real estate is so hot right now, we could sell our house and rent a modest townhome, which could accelerate my early retirement plans.

She gave me "the look."
This one?

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WhyFi Being our resident TL expert, I have a question. My little racing trike, oxymoron, I know, has tubeless rims and I just noticed that the front tires are 406x28 Schwalbe Pro One TLE, currently with tubes. Iíve got everything I need to run them tubeless. What be your guess as to PSI? I run 65-70 PSI. Iím thinking no more than 45-50 PSI. Iíll have to do research but Iíve never seen any recommendations for PSI in TL tires that small.
Hmmm. Hell if I know.

I wasn't sure if there would there be any reason to go with something other than the measured width and load per tire, but looking at the Zipp tire pressure calc (which only goes down to 650), it does seem that wheel size has a significant impact on recommended pressure... I guess that makes sense, as there's more/less air volume to compress and I suppose that the contact patch would be different, too. I guess I'd probably start in your 45-50psi range and see how it shakes out.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Why you wanna demean him like that? So harsh.
He was talkin a lot like VV. Just curious if they are one and the same.

Much like when Alice shows up at home instead of my wife, Allison.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
This one?

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Or this one?

Pretty much a composite of these.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
WhyFi Being our resident TL expert, I have a question. My little racing trike, oxymoron, I know, has tubeless rims and I just noticed that the front tires are 406x28 Schwalbe Pro One TLE, currently with tubes. Iíve got everything I need to run them tubeless. What be your guess as to PSI? I run 65-70 PSI. Iím thinking no more than 45-50 PSI. Iíll have to do research but Iíve never seen any recommendations for PSI in TL tires that small.
I'd probably want the fronts pretty firm if high speed cornering a lot, but seems like you only have to turn 3 or four times a ride in your routes so I'd be tempted to try 40ish, but a fast turn on a soft tire could be unpleasant, sealant everywhere!

Having more tyres to support a similar weight should mean lower pressure needed, but cornering forces on the front tires REALLY want to tear them right off the rims. Seems like to me anyway.

ETA: But a lot of non-road TL rims have surprisingly low max recommended pressure so double check that before going really firm.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Pretty much a composite of these.
I was picturing Tommy's in my head. The Judy eyeroll seems simultaneously overly dramatic and frivolous.
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406x28 Schwalbe Pro One TLE.
If everyone used the ISO standard when talking about bike tires the world would be a better place. Kudos to you.

#fightingthegoodfight
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
As of today, the vaccine is officially available to all adults in MN. Not surprisingly, every hospital, clinic, and pharmacy in the area is booked solid. Well, those that have actually changed their online screening qualifications to match the state's. Hurrumph.
My buddy from MSP had to make an appointment that was a 250 mile drive.
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If everyone used the ISO standard when talking about bike tires the world would be a better place. Kudos to you.

#fightingthegoodfight
I am especially attentive to ISO, when dealing with old bikes. A 26 x 1 3/8 (S6) Schwinn tire does not have the same ISO diameter as other 26 x 1 3/8 tires.
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