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Old 01-03-23, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You must have put on a good fireworks show on New Years Eve!
We were asleep by 9:30 pm.


I am a boring person.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The city has bulk trash pickups every quarter.

4' max length of branches. 20 yard maximum overall volume.
Those aren't branches.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06


What I wanted for racing. Super stoked. Should pick it up Thursday.
Itís a trap
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Is the Creakvelo the one with the sexy new handlebars?
The sexy new handle bars, carbon stem, carbon post, cranks and power meter and carbon wheels are all going on the emonda.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Everybody else is enjoying the warmth. I had to deal with 6 inches today.
Itís cold here and I seem to have caught some non Covid virus from oldest daughter. Taking it easy for a few days as much as I want to go outside
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Itís a trap


Probably, but the empire always had cooler stuff.
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Old 01-03-23, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thanks.

It's complicated. We hope she is doing better but she really is not open to talking about it with us. I totally get that a 21 year old girl does not want to talk to her parents about her private issues, and I was probably the same at that age...but it would be helpful if we had confidence that she is doing ok. I am not so sure she is but at this stage not much I can do. All our attempts to help her are evaded.

Sigh.
This is one of the many classic ways that girls are different than boys. Even marrying them off costs you.

Hoping she's alright.
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Hot Take: "BOGO" should only be used when it's "buy one/get one free" and not "buy one, get one for half off," or, heaven forbid, "buy one, get one 25% off."
Sure.

But the other things are not wrong.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Creakvelo is no more.


Wife said she wanted to go to trek today. I asked why, she said she wanted to look at Jerseys.

When we got there she asked to see the emonda. my buddy brought it over and she said it’s yours.


Shop is swapping all the stuff off of it, should be able to get it Thursday.

I was completely shocked.
Your wife have a sister?

Hmmm, maybe I should try bringing my wife down to B&H.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If it's any consolation you probably didn't just get rained on during a walking activity.

Fortunately it was just the leading blue/green band.

I did.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
hi! What's this thread about?
BOGO promotions
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Complaints/grievances.
Mainly about the weather in Tennessee.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
And?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Hmmm, maybe I should try bringing my wife down to B&H.
Bad idea. Then she could find out how much the stuff I already have costs.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Probably should have done this a couple years ago. Got a fair amount done in a half hour though. Contemplating purchase of thicker leather gloves so I can work faster with fewer puncture wounds.

Looks hazardous.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Everybody else is enjoying the warmth. I had to deal with 6 inches today.
I'd rather have snow.
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It's January and the Food Holidays are past, and I have... well, let's just say some pounds to lose. I need to stop The Older Boy buying ice cream at Safeway.

On a related note - those of you who do a lot of structured training: Do you have to barely get through a workout? Or is it enough to just wish you could stop?
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On a related note - those of you who do a lot of structured training: Do you have to barely get through a workout? Or is it enough to just wish you could stop?
It depends on the nature of the workout.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Your wife have a sister?

Hmmm, maybe I should try bringing my wife down to B&H.

She does.

I would happily accept you in my family.


After she bought me the bars, I told her that I was finally content with my bikes. Maybe that was the magic words.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
She does.

I would happily accept you in my family.


After she bought me the bars, I told her that I was finally content with my bikes. Maybe that was the magic words.
There's a catch. There always is. She just hasn't dropped it on you yet.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Bad idea. Then she could find out how much the stuff I already have costs.
SMH. Surprised you ever thought that was a good idea.

Have you switched to mirrorless yet?
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Rear hub noise saga continues from here...Addiction 2022.4

This past weekend, I found some time to pull the freebub body off my PowerTap rear hub, and replace the bearings. Freehub body off the hub...easy. Punch out the outer bearing...easy. Punch out the inner bearing...****! The bearing came apart. First the inner ring, and part of the internals. Then the rest of the internals. It took me a lot of pounding, but I finally got the rest of the bearing parts out. Okie dokie! Time to press in the new bearings. Nope. The bearing number/size indicated on the video tutorial I watched, and had ordered, didn't fit. Thankfully, on the 1 bearing that came out easily, I could still read the bearing number/size printed on the outer ring. Even better, the website for my LBS said they had 2 in stock. I placed the order online, and zoomed out to pick them up. At the LBS, I was informed that they only had 1, and the other was being sent from their sister store (about 30+ minute drive). Reading my vivid - but not rude - frustration, LBS guy asked me to hang out for a bit while he checked to see if they had any other options that would work for me. A few minutes later, he presented 2 of the bearings I ordered. Apparently, his inventory system only showed 1, but there were actually 2 in the drawer. Cool! Back in my shop, the bearing install went really easy (with my new bearing-press tool that I will probably never use again). I put everything back together and...SUCCESS!! No more weird noise! I then pulled off the old cassette and chain, and replaced them with new parts that I've been sitting on until I got the hub noise issue solved. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to actually go for a ride. Soon...
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
There's a catch. There always is. She just hasn't dropped it on you yet.

Well, the fact that Simon is coming into this world tomorrow at 9 am, Iím not sure when I will ever get to ride this bike. Maybe, thatís the catch? She loves to watch me shake with anticipation.


Sheís reading this over my shoulder and reminded me that she still wants her upgraded diamond ring.

That might be the catch.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Well, the fact that Simon is coming into this world tomorrow at 9 am, I’m not sure when I will ever get to ride this bike. Maybe, that’s the catch? She loves to watch me shake with anticipation.


She’s reading this over my shoulder and reminded me that she still wants her upgraded diamond ring.

That might be the catch.
Hmmm...I have a growing suspicion that our wives have been talking to each other.

I hope all goes well with Simon tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Rear hub noise saga continues from here...Addiction 2022.4

This past weekend, I found some time to pull the freebub body off my PowerTap rear hub, and replace the bearings. Freehub body off the hub...easy. Punch out the outer bearing...easy. Punch out the inner bearing...****! The bearing came apart. First the inner ring, and part of the internals. Then the rest of the internals. It took me a lot of pounding, but I finally got the rest of the bearing parts out. Okie dokie! Time to press in the new bearings. Nope. The bearing number/size indicated on the video tutorial I watched, and had ordered, didn't fit. Thankfully, on the 1 bearing that came out easily, I could still read the bearing number/size printed on the outer ring. Even better, the website for my LBS said they had 2 in stock. I placed the order online, and zoomed out to pick them up. At the LBS, I was informed that they only had 1, and the was being sent from their sister store (about 30+ minute drive). Reading my vivid - but not rude - frustration, LBS guy asked me to hang out for a bit while he checked to see if they had any other options that would work for me. A few minutes later, he presented 2 of the bearings I ordered. Apparently, his inventory system only showed 1, but there were actually 2 in the drawer. Cool! Back in my shop, the bearing install went really easy (with my new bearing-press tool that I will probably never use again). I put everything back together and...SUCCESS!! No more weird noise! I then pulled off the old cassette and chain, and replaced them with new parts that I've been sitting on until I got the hub noise issue solved. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to actually go for a ride. Soon...

What are you waiting for. Ride you Fool! you have atleast 3 hours of daylight left.
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