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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 01-12-21, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut
cleats. They are all being poorly manufactured in China. The materials are substandard.
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That's what I've been saying.
Same.
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Old 01-12-21, 12:20 PM
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One can, or could recently, get the real Shimano gray market item for 4 or 5 bucks a pair from multiple sources on AliExpress.

I also use cleat covers.
The hard part is Identifying the real from the garbage. I think the counterfeiters spend more on the packaging than the product.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
cleats. They are all being poorly manufactured in China. The materials are substandard.
How are you trashing them in three months? Do you do shuttle runs in the parking lot with your cycling shoes on?
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Old 01-12-21, 12:23 PM
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No. I was poking fun, suggesting that your comment (some people never get beyond the ******* stage) was political jab.
Which stage is this?
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Old 01-12-21, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Same.
It just makes sense, right?
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Old 01-12-21, 12:25 PM
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Understood!
not me
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Old 01-12-21, 12:27 PM
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Oh my.
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That's just another bogeyman you socio-economically less-advantaged angry old white dudes like to harp on about, as you lament the fact that you are no longer kings with your HS diplomas and stay-at-home wives.
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Old 01-12-21, 12:29 PM
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Oh no.
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Which stage is this?
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not me
Deuterostomes are animals that in their early stages of development grow from a cluster of cells in to a hollow ball which eventually opens at one end - which eventually becomes the anus. This differs from protostomes in which that first opening eventually becomes the mouth.

I was saying that all humans start out as buttholes, but some never progress beyond there.

I didn't realize that the censor would filter the whole thing, since you can say both ass and hole, but apparently not together.
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Old 01-12-21, 12:37 PM
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Oof.
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I just got a call from my mail carrier. My hoops from China are on my porch. They came signature required. Since I listed my phone number on the address, AND due to Covid 19 they won't let me touch the scanner to sign for it, they call you and ask if you want them left, or take it to the post office.
So it would seem Covid 19 has had one positive outcome.
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I cant believe my hoops are here already!! Princessbike strikes again!! Man she's fast!
Thank you Candy!
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You know I LOVE it when you talk science like that!
makes my head hurt
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How are you trashing them in three months? Do you do shuttle runs in the parking lot with your cycling shoes on?
No. The nonslip "rubber" parts will not survive contact with pavement. Even cautious contact, the rubbers peal off. The next time you put a foot down you go skating!! Its gotten to the point I'm swapping them out individually rather than in pairs.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Deuterostomes are animals that in their early stages of development grow from a cluster of cells in to a hollow ball which eventually opens at one end - which eventually becomes the anus. This differs from protostomes in which that first opening eventually becomes the mouth.

I was saying that all humans start out as buttholes, but some never progress beyond there.

I didn't realize that the censor would filter the whole thing, since you can say both ass and hole, but apparently not together.
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Ohhhh.. I get it no....HEY! I got feeling too ya know!!
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Old 01-12-21, 12:56 PM
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Man, I'm glad I'm not on Twitter. That just looks like a **** show.

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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
makes my head hurt
We didn't even get started talking about the Poisson distribution.

Sad!
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We didn't even get started talking about the Poisson distribution.

Sad!
You tryina give me a nose bleed?
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No. The nonslip "rubber" parts will not survive contact with pavement. Even cautious contact, the rubbers peal off. The next time you put a foot down you go skating!! Its gotten to the point I'm swapping them out individually rather than in pairs.
My cleats have no "rubber."
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
We didn't even get started talking about the Poisson distribution.
They're mostly in the water, I would guess.

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Man, I'm glad I'm not on Twitter. That just looks like a shi_ show.
Have you been on Parler?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
We didn't even get started talking about the Poisson distribution.

Sad!
At this point, I often make a bilingual pun about how some vegetarians still eat fish, because one man's meat is another man's poisson, but I imagine you all would rather I didn't.
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Have you been on Parler?
Too late now!
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At this point, I often make a bilingual pun about how some vegetarians still eat fish, because one man's meat is another man's poisson, but I imagine you all would rather I didn't.
I am ok with a good bad pun.
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Mods got a tough job, don't they?
Sometimes. Especially when we have to deal with people who like to troll this place.
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