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Old 02-08-23, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
To me it boils down to the old "Strong. Light. Cheap. Choose any two" line from Bontrager. The way I see it, steel and aluminum bikes are made from tubestock with defined, reliable wall thickness, whereas the wall thickness of a carbon frame is determined at the time the frame is in the mold. Cam Nicholls has done a couple videos on Chinese carbon frames, and there's quite a range of quality from "Yeah, this is good!" to uneven wall thickness, voids, etc. It would concern me less if I weren't >200 lbs, of course.

Which reminds me of one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies -

"I'd worry a lot less if I thought you were worrying enough."
Look in your heart!
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Old 02-08-23, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I know this kind of look was big a while back, but I just couldn't ride this. Too much going on.

What brand wheels are these?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Look in your heart!
What heart? *bang!*
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Originally Posted by datlas
What brand wheels are these?
Whatever they are they sure look zippy.
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Lately I've been getting Saks adds in the margins of my BF/Addiction pages.

Today's "specials" - a $145 thong and $265 bra. What would I do with anything like that?
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Old 02-08-23, 04:24 PM
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We had a fantastic Wednesday ride. Eleven riders, it was chilly at the start (35-40F) but sunny and warmed up quickly. The pace was about 1MPH faster than intended, but no one got dropped and a good time was had by all.
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Old 02-08-23, 04:25 PM
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I booked flights, hotel, and car for a weekend trip to visit my kid at school (college freshman). There have been some recent emotional/relationship challenges that are weighing heavy on their mind, enough that there might be a potential of derailing their path. I offered to fly in, buy some nice dinners, and give some big hugs. My offer could not have been accepted quicker. We are both really looking forward to it. Getting to watch the Super Bowl together is an extra bonus!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Lately I've been getting Saks adds in the margins of my BF/Addiction pages.

Today's "specials" - a $145 thong and $265 bra. What would I do with anything like that?
What you do in the privacy of your home is NONE of our business.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
PAOTD

I'm usual a PA fan. This one, not so much.
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I'm usual a PA fan. This one, not so much.
Would be better without that ... bike? ... in the way
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Whatever they are they sure look zippy.
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Originally Posted by datlas
…and a good time was had by all.
That’s a quote right out of my mother’s diary after every family get-together.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I started seeing budding trees about a week ago.
Everything is dead here.
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Mrs datlas is off to LA for 5 days to visit daughter #2. So it’s just Jackie and me for now. The cat is good company.
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For the record, no riding for me for three days, now. Still can’t cough, lay on my left side, or move suddenly without screaming in pain. Pretty sure it’s a time-delayed rib injury from my 9-1-1 fall last Thursday. Regardless, it’s like a stabbing pain to the nth degree.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
How can we not miss Braniff Airlines!
Pretty easily, actually.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
How can we not miss Braniff Airlines!
I loved their liveries, never flew on 'em though.
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Originally Posted by datlas
What brand wheels are these?
I can't tell, picture is too small.
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Originally Posted by datlas
What brand wheels are these?
Def Superteam.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I know this kind of look was big a while back, but I just couldn't ride this. Too much going on.

Better with more color. Yeah that was hot JUUUUUST as I was getting in. I still prefer it over the drabness currently in fashion.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Everything is dead dormant here.
You, of all leaf guys, should know the difference.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Lately I've been getting Saks adds in the margins of my BF/Addiction pages.

Today's "specials" - a $145 thong and $265 bra. What would I do with anything like that?

Whats your favorite color? Do you find the classic G-string more comfortable or something more modern? Asking for a friend.
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Looks like the colic has begun. He is screaming bloody murder. My poor wife hasn’t been able to eat her dinner.

Before y’all say, I should take over. He screams even louder when I hold him.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Would be better without that ... bike? ... in the way
Mos def.
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