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Old 01-29-23, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I didn’t scope the guy out, I assumed we were about the same, nor did we talk pace. My fault. Once he started going I should have said I can’t handle it, but my ego got the best of me.
​​​​​​​My partner and I walked into a gym one day looking to just shoot around a bit. We found 2 other guys there already, just shooting around a bit. Heh, that automatically calls for a scrimmage game, so we face off. Turns out the guy I was checking, because he was my height, was some kind of serious ballplayer because he hardly missed a shot. There was little I could do to keep him from scoring, I mean the game wasn't even competitive, it was embarrassing.

As we left the gym I looked at my partner and blamed him for suggesting we come to this lousy joint in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Q for the tubeless gurus -

I'm losing large amounts of air in my tubeless tires, both lose roughly 50% in 24 hours.

I know the likely culprits - stem o-ring, tape, bead seating. The beads are well seated. I'm using the Trek rim strip that came with the wheels. Same with the stems.

Any troubleshooting methods other than taking it all apart, replacing items on a shotgun basis, and reassembling?

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Took both wheels completely apart, and started over with new rim strips. Tires now hold air like they are supposed to.
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Niners woke up a little bit. (sorry Indy)
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Originally Posted by BillyD
My partner and I walked into a gym one day looking to just shoot around a bit. We found 2 other guys there already, just shooting around a bit. Heh, that automatically calls for a scrimmage game, so we face off. Turns out the guy I was checking, because he was my height, was some kind of serious ballplayer because he hardly missed a shot. There was little I could do to keep him from scoring, I mean the game wasn't even competitive, it was embarrassing.

As we left the gym I looked at my partner and blamed him for suggesting we come to this lousy joint in the first place.
This reminds me of the story of a new rider who joined our Wednesday ďUsual SuspectsĒ ride about 6 years ago. He was a young guy (30-ish) and clearly new but enthusiastic about cycling. It was summertime and I think the 3rd or 4th time he joined us, he overheated and we had to really slow things down for him. He kept coming back and by fall had become one of the strongest riders in our whole club.

I mentioned this to another clubmate who told me the guy is a retired MLB player. He clearly had superior DNA, at least for sports.
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Forgot to mention. The quadzilla I rode with this morning brought me a pair of brand new GP4000 for The Lance. Super nice of him, I havnt been riding it because I donít trust the R3 tires that I had on it, and I didnít want to ride in my neighborhood unless I had too.

Now I just need another set of pedals. Preferably a power meter but regular pedals will do. I donít like constantly pulling pedals off bikes. I know it should be fine, but still gives me the jeebs
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I want a new pair of GP4Ks. Best tire Iíve ever had (I had the S2s).

Couldnít even get the 5K on my wheel before giving up. I still have the other one that never came out of the box if anyone wants it. My second favorite tire is the Michelin Pro 4 series but I canít find them anywhere.

Hopefully the Schwalbes I picked up work well.
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Niners woke up a little bit. (sorry Indy)
Now if they could just stop catching penalties that give the Eagles free 1st downs...
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I want a new pair of GP4Ks. Best tire Iíve ever had (I had the S2s).

Couldnít even get the 5K on my wheel before giving up. I still have the other one that never came out of the box if anyone wants it. My second favorite tire is the Michelin Pro 4 series but I canít find them anywhere.

Hopefully the Schwalbes I picked up work well.
Seems like I saw the Pro 4s somewhere recently...

23 and 28

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...MaAr_NEALw_wcB

They have 25s of the Pro4 service course also

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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I want a new pair of GP4Ks. Best tire Iíve ever had (I had the S2s).

Couldnít even get the 5K on my wheel before giving up. I still have the other one that never came out of the box if anyone wants it. My second favorite tire is the Michelin Pro 4 series but I canít find them anywhere.

Hopefully the Schwalbes I picked up work well.

what size 5k?
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Niners woke up a little bit. (sorry Indy)
Good sale on RLT 9 frames over at Jenson.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Now if they could just stop catching penalties that give the Eagles free 1st downs...
And then it becomes a comedy of errors.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Seems like I saw the Pro 4s somewhere recently...

23 and 28

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...MaAr_NEALw_wcB

They have 25s of the Pro4 service course also
I always forget about BTD. Good call. Iím half tempted to get a couple pairs in case the Schwalbes donít live up to their billing.
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This morning I rode around the neighborhood and went to the model airport. A guy drove in with 2 planes in his truck and I chatted with him a bit. It was windy and he said he would fly his foam based plane because it's easier to repair than the wood framed one. He said the wind at ground level could be different than higher up, especially with the runway being shielded.
He said most of the people who fly there are using electric but there are a few still using gas. One day I rode by there and there was a jet flying and the sound it made had me thinking it was electric. He said there are people flying electric jets, too.

Anyway I watched him fly for a few minutes and it was impressive.
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Another first down on a penalty.
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Originally Posted by big john
This morning I rode around the neighborhood and went to the model airport. A guy drove in with 2 planes in his truck and I chatted with him a bit. It was windy and he said he would fly his foam based plane because it's easier to repair than the wood framed one. He said the wind at ground level could be different than higher up, especially with the runway being shielded.
He said most of the people who fly there are using electric but there are a few still using gas. One day I rode by there and there was a jet flying and the sound it made had me thinking it was electric. He said there are people flying electric jets, too.

Anyway I watched him fly for a few minutes and it was impressive.
Iíve always been interested in model planes. Itís quite a black hole though. Like bikes. And cars. And shotguns. And HAM radios. And golf.

I really donít need a second divorce on my resume. In all fairness, all of the above were pre-marital interests (and assets?) and she knew what she was getting into, but adding to the mix would just spell doom.
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Also, itíd be nice if the Niners could stop getting penalized.
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Time to start turning out the lights.
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Also, itíd be nice if the Niners could stop getting penalized.
They're toast.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Iíve always been interested in model planes. Itís quite a black hole though. Like bikes. And cars. And shotguns. And HAM radios. And golf.

I really donít need a second divorce on my resume. In all fairness, all of the above were pre-marital interests (and assets?) and she knew what she was getting into, but adding to the mix would just spell doom.
I like to watch them once in a while but I would never get one. Plus, I'm sure people destroy a few before they have the skill to do what that guy was doing today.

And what a boring, one sided game.
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Originally Posted by big john
This morning I rode around the neighborhood and went to the model airport. A guy drove in with 2 planes in his truck and I chatted with him a bit. It was windy and he said he would fly his foam based plane because it's easier to repair than the wood framed one. He said the wind at ground level could be different than higher up, especially with the runway being shielded.
He said most of the people who fly there are using electric but there are a few still using gas. One day I rode by there and there was a jet flying and the sound it made had me thinking it was electric. He said there are people flying electric jets, too.

Anyway I watched him fly for a few minutes and it was impressive.
The electric jets are cool. There are some guys that fly them at a local park here. Fun to watch.
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I like to watch them once in a while but I would never get one. Plus, I'm sure people destroy a few before they have the skill to do what that guy was doing today.

And what a boring, one sided game.
Hereís hoping the Bengals/Chiefs game is better. I had high hopes for the Niners But this is bad.
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