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Old 02-23-23, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
How do you like the seat? I’ve been looking for one to test. I don’t know if I want the 139MM or 149MM but the seat Selle Superflow that was good for so long is in need of a decommissioning.
I have the Fizik version in 139mm, and find it quite comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Psst: read the white text.
Tricky little devil.
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Old 02-23-23, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
But, is it made by Gizmo?

I've used Manfrotto for a long time without ever having a failure, and that's with heavy gear.
Manfrotto was a finalist.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I've used Manfrotto for a long time without ever having a failure, and that's with heavy gear.
My ancient tripod is a Manfrotto. No failures in a long time, but I've not used it in a long time.

Not very light for hauling around anywhere of distance.
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Old 02-23-23, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Back to my quick link. Replaced with a brand new quicklink still too easy to put together.

Thoughts?

You shouldn’t ride it, but I know you will ride it and currently are riding it.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You shouldn’t ride it, but I know you will ride it and currently are riding it.
You'll be fine.

Prolly.
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I'm more concerned about his posting and riding. Seems irresponsible and a danger to others on the road.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
There's also these Garmin seat mounts:

https://www.amazon.com/Cestbon-Garmi...%2C316&sr=8-20
I use this one or something similar on my tandem. It puts the Varia behind the seat bag.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I use this one or something similar on my tandem. It puts the Varia behind the seat bag.
My mind went to
"It puts the Varia behind the seat bag, or else it gets the hose again!"
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I have the Fizik version in 139mm, and find it quite comfortable.
The 10MM difference is about 3/8” difference. Does 3/8” make that much of a difference? My Selle is about 146MM and it fits me well, but I see more of the 139MMs available.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
The 10MM difference is about 3/8” difference. Does 3/8” make that much of a difference? My Selle is about 146MM and it fits me well, but I see more of the 139MMs available.
I switched from the Bontrager Verse 149mm, and I've noticed a difference. I now have the Verse on the trainer, and do not find it nearly as comfortable.

I don't have much of an ass though. According to my wife.
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Old 02-23-23, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Snow in the hills here (SF Bay Peninsula). Page Mill Road, the closest climb to my house, is closed at around 1000 feet.

I'm doing a flat and low elevation ride today.
I stupidly thought the dark skies were a little further away from me, and got [very lightly] snowed on at around 1200 feet.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
The 10MM difference is about 3/8” difference. Does 3/8” make that much of a difference? My Selle is about 146MM and it fits me well, but I see more of the 139MMs available.
I imagine if your sit bones are okay for the 139mm, it's not much of a difference, but if they need the 146, it is.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Holy cow, wonder if they mostly just ran out of gas or couldn't get up the hill. I heard reports of averaging 2-3 miles per hour on commutes home last night!
When I lived in the mountains my commute looked like the video after the tunnel. The freeway was cray cray because people had no idea what to do when it snowed and were sliding all willy-nilly and getting stuck pointing in all directions. That didn't happen often because the freeway would get shut down or the CHP would escort drivers. The county roads and the private roads near home were nuts whenever it snowed. We sometimes picked up stranded drivers on our way in. I had studded tires and 4wd.

One time some knucklehead was towing a horse trailer with 2 horses in it and the trailer went off the side of the road and was dangling on a long drop. A friend of mine helped pull it back up with his winch.

My ex and I were driving home on Christmas eve and following a small pick up. A Land Cruiser coming toward us loses control and goes flying off the road to our right, just barely fitting between our car and the pick up. They were unhurt and climbed back up to the road and we gave them a ride to the hotel. A tow truck fished their car out the next afternoon.

A lot of drivers are incompetent in dry weather. Throw snow at them and watch out.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I don't have much of an ass though. According to my wife.
Reminds me of that George Carlin bit "My man ain't got no ass!"

I have badonkadonk and I prefer the wider (146mm) saddles.
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I need the narrower saddles, which seems weird.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I need the narrower saddles, which seems weird.
yeah it’s wierd, i am not sure the sit bone spacing is correlated too much to physical size. i’m 6’2, not “narrow” by any means but the ass-o-meter suggests the narrower saddles. and lo and behold they’re better.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
i made (3d modeled / printed / painted) this one for my varia.
You crafted this with your own bare hands?

What a time to be alive.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You crafted this with your own bare hands?

What a time to be alive.
my bare hands operated the mouse and keyboard 😂

the things i typically build 3d models of are measured in hundreds of thousands of square feet, so these little bike widgets are a really fun change.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
my bare hands operated the mouse and keyboard 😂

the things i typically build 3d models of are measured in hundreds of thousands of square feet, so these little bike widgets are a really fun change.
Just don't make the inverse of the "Stonehenge" mistake from "This Is Spinal Tap", or you'll get a Garmin mount the size of a garbage can lid.
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Maybe, but he was suggesting it for abshipp, who is considering a $900 steel frameset.
To be fair, I do hold a certificate from the gubbermint that says I'm allowed to fly (certain) airplanes.

And I am currently employed, so I do technically earn a salary while currently qualified as a pilot. Not sure if that is the same as a pilot's salary though
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Originally Posted by mschwett
the things i typically build 3d models of are measured in hundreds of thousands of square feet, so these little bike widgets are a really fun change.
Such as?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Not much good for stuff now that they've taken the lead out and cleaned it up.
Stop by your local GA airport and you can still get some of the good leaded stuff.

When my dad kept an airplane at the house we had gas cans full of 100LL, and sometimes that's all the gas we had to run lawnmowers and weed trimmers. They sure ran nice when they got that stuff
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Originally Posted by abshipp
To be fair, I do hold a certificate from the gubbermint that says I'm allowed to fly (certain) airplanes.

And I am currently employed, so I do technically earn a salary while currently qualified as a pilot. Not sure if that is the same as a pilot's salary though
A sad mistake it was to make
And doom him to a vile lot.
I bound him to a pirate – you –
Instead of to a pilot.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
That chrome bike of yours does look really cool, if I recall. It’s been so long since you showed it.
You mean this one?

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