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Old 02-26-23, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thanks will put on list of possibilities.
Not crabon but custom Ti seems more right for you. In nearby Chattanooga.
Doug's don't do drugs or crabon.

https://lynskeyperformance.com/custom-geometry/
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
​​​​​​Oh I know, I've driven Portland to Phoenix and back and vice versa a few times.

If it's slightly unusual you're after, Pasadena snow report:

https://twitter.com/joshgad/status/1629621517972836353
Unusual, indeed. It’s beautiful this morning, however.
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I have an 84 Claud Butler frame and fork in an oxalic acid bath. De-rusting it. Yesterday's solution was too weak. Today's is not. Vamos a ver
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Originally Posted by ummed
I'm sure rim brakes will come in and out of fashion. Once everyone has disc brakes them someone will sell everyone on rims as giant discs to sell more bikes, and the circle of marketing will continue. Aside from the frame itself the only thing you really have to worry about losing support for is wheels. I don't think that will go away any time soon, but choices are decreasing.

I specifically sought out a rim brake frame.
Still waiting for rod brakes to make a comeback.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
That GT doesn't have enough spokes in the front wheel. UNSAFE!!
32 spokes is not enough?

There are only 37 spokes total on this wheelset. Perfectly safe.

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Rod brake bikes can be purchased new in Merida, with 28" wheels. Made in India, I believe. The old men ride them here in Tixkokob, though those old ones are converted to coaster brakes. The spoke selection in the lbs here leans heavily toward 28" wheels.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
32 spokes is not enough?

There are only 37 spokes total on this wheelset. Perfectly safe.

Sarcasm
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thanks will put on list of possibilities.

Calfee is legendary.

Enve would leave me drooling.

I thought seven went under.


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Originally Posted by rjones28
Still waiting for rod brakes to make a comeback.

Well that’s just silly, I see no weight or aero advantage to that.
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A podcast on the changes in popular music since your beloved ''60s/70s.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000601425906
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I'm starting to understand that you don't get the level of issues I have, which is why you can't get why the din of blasting music everywhere hurts me.

Hospitals are filled with people and noises and beeping and bustle and tension. And you're trapped there. It's horrible.
I actually do get annoyance with noises, to some degree.

I remain cool and collected though.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Unusual, indeed. It’s beautiful this morning, however.
*In the eye of the beholder
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Old 02-26-23, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Calfee is legendary.

Enve would leave me drooling.

I thought seven went under.


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Seven still going. Speaking of indyfabz I should prolly put IF on the list.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
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The rear Roval CL50 has 21 spokes. Odd.
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Old 02-26-23, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Well that’s just silly, I see no weight or aero advantage to that.
Great training bike. Think of it like a weighted practice golf club.
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Old 02-26-23, 01:41 PM
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It's a beautiful day at the ballpark! Should've brought gloves for beer drinking.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I actually do get annoyance with noises, to some degree.

I remain cool and collected though.
Yeah... for me it's like barbed wire through the ears, scraping at my sanity.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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A podcast on the changes in popular music since your beloved ''60s/70s.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000601425906
The take away validates my assertion that today's music sucks.

Compared to the 70's:

Songs have gotten shorter
introductions have gotten shorter or are non-existant
Key changes are less frequent
Rhythms have replaced melodies

All these factors have made music less complex and I say that makes it less interesting and therefore not as good.

They didn't go into the lack of real instruments played by humans.

I used the Spotify app to listen to the podcast.


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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
If I still had a bike I'd cheerfully loan you one.
You got rid of your bikes?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Sold. The only bike to my name now is the S1, which was set up to mirror my P2 position (so tri config) and so firmly trainer-only that when it was set up for that, they didn't put on brakes. And I mean no calipers, no levers, no nothing. And of course no wheels. The R2, P2, and Topstone are sold.
Oh my.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Yes. But I never want to go back to the hospital. Even just being in an outpatient surgery facility as not-patient was hell on earth.
Wow.
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I drove to the bike path in the next valley. When I started it was 34 degrees and foggy/low clouds. frack. Of course the bike paths were littered with debris and mud but it was ok because no cars. After a while the sun came out and it was more comfortable. One of the underpasses was closed because of several inches of sandy mud. Naturally, I walked through it and got mud in my cleats.

There is snow on the hills all around and the dry rivers are all raging, noisy rivers. Weird.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Seven still going. Speaking of indyfabz I should prolly put IF on the list.
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Although it’s not clear if they really do fully custom geometry, I will keep them on the short list.
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