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Old 01-07-23, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Let's see the walking leaderboard.
I think I'm taking the skateboarding title this week.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Im riding nights now
I'm riding right now,

but not far.


Well no, I'm having coffee right now, but...
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Originally Posted by BillyD
The utes in the thread may not realize it, but in the 80s virtually everybody got high, and I'm not talking sipping cocktails either.
Not this ute or any of the other utes in my social circle.
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Old 01-07-23, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06



New Bike Day. Should have it built tomorrow.


Not pink. This.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Another check theft story.

A while back I was hired by the Mississippi Power company to try to recover on a stolen check issue. Seems someone intercepted a 7-figure check payable to a power cogeneration company in New York. They then made multiple counterfeit checks which got in the hands of various people in different parts of the country.

One of those was a guy in Fort Worth. he was sent a check for about $350k, which he then spent within a few weeks. Lots of Best Buy purchases, a Disney cruise with his grandkids, and other stuff. Thing is, the guy was a retired janitor who worked for the school district, and who had never seen that kind of money.

His story never made any sense, and the money could not be recovered. He did end up with a nice criminal record and big judgment.
Gotta learn how to launder money if you're in that situation. Almost as hard as legit earning it. Or just slooooooooowly using it with a ton of self-control.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
New Bike Day. Should have it built tomorrow.
Even on the workstand, the mismatched wheels hurt my OCD.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
The utes in the thread may not realize it, but in the 80s virtually everybody got high, and I'm not talking sipping cocktails either.
Oh we know.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
You in the back in the blue, yes?
He's the one that looks like Sandy Koufax.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Even on the workstand, the mismatched wheels hurt my OCD.

that rear wheel was just for reference. I’m out of skewers and didn’t feel like taking the skewer out of the wheel to put into the other one. I have the rear wheel to match the front.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Another one? Why???
Pit bike.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Gotta learn how to launder money if you're in that situation.
Got some pointers?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
that rear wheel was just for reference. I’m out of skewers and didn’t feel like taking the skewer out of the wheel to put into the other one. I have the rear wheel to match the front.
Oh good. Also, the brake cable looked like an AG hair, and then a scratch on the screen. Took me a moment to figure it out.

Looking forward to the finished pics.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I think I'm taking the skateboarding title this week.
I saw that.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh good. Also, the brake cable looked like an AG hair, and then a scratch on the screen. Took me a moment to figure it out.

Looking forward to the finished pics.

thanks! I’m putting the old ultegra 5800 or whatever I have on it,
but now I wish I could put 105 on it.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Gotta learn how to launder money if you're in that situation. Almost as hard as legit earning it. Or just slooooooooowly using it with a ton of self-control.
The guys name was on the check as “payee.”

Once he signed it and deposited it into his account, he was made.

There are lots of stupid people in the world.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
The utes in the thread may not realize it, but in the 80s virtually everybody got high, and I'm not talking sipping cocktails either.
By the 1980s I was done with that.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Speaking of pleading guilty, on today’s ride there was an agreement that we would honor “winter pace.”

Towards the end of the ride, maybe with 5 miles left, there was a medium length hill that had a nasty 12-15% pitch and one of my friends really poured on the effort. I and two other guys went with him, and as my legs screamed I told him this was NOT winter pace, how does he plead? He admitted “guilty” and I wanted to do the Ralph Fiennes “I pardon you” maneuver, but was too short of breath to do anything except stay on his wheel. We waited for the other 3 dropped riders who were “not guilty” at the top of the climb, and resumed mostly a civilized pace back.
My 2 hr ride today registered 92% average intensity. “Ohhh, I’m just back from Ireland and haven’t ridden in weeks, lad!”
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Old 01-07-23, 06:14 PM
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2:00: Wish me luck, gang. I'm about to re-cable the Canyon. I'm hoping/assuming that the whole thing is in cable liners since they're internally routed through the downtube and seatstay.

2:10: Yeah, I think it's about time.

2:30: Hmmm. The cable feeds right in, all the way from the STI. Seems like it does have an internal liner! That's handy. But why can't I get it out the end of the seatstay?

2:45: Okay! Rear cable done and dusted, cut off excess, installed cable crimp! Now for the front...

2:55: Hmm. Seems like pulling the old cable through at the STI end pulled the liner back into the frame. No worries! I'll just pull it back. It'll be....Oops. That's all of it out. Huh. And it's NOT long enough to go all the way to where the housing enters the frame....

3:00: Oh, THAT'S what this hatch under the BB is for! I'll just pop it off... See, there's the liner for the rear cable! Wait. The rear cable isn't in it. Oh, crap. This is how that guy with the Cannondale sawed through his crank spindle, isn't it?

3:20: Okay, I pulled off the crimp, undid the pinch bolt, and pulled the cable back through. Now I've fed the cable through the liner and the fitting. Can I get the liner and the cable back through the chainstay?

3:25: Okay, both cables are run through the liners and the fixture, and out their respective holes. Do I still have enough rear cable to set up the derailleur?

3:30: BARELY!!!!! But it's set up, it's adjusted, it's shifting fine. Now for the front.

3:45: FINALLY!!! Three tries and I finally have the rubber grommet on the frame in place, the cable in place, pinched down, the tension properly adjusted. Time to snip off the extra and crimp it down! And to put a crimp on the rear, where there's barely enough excess cable to put reach to put a crimp on!

So, NO, the Canyon Endurace does NOT have a full internal liner for each cable. They go into cable stops on the downtube, then run naked till they get to the liner and the fixture under the BB that keeps the cable off the spindle, then they run to wherever they exit the bike. Might have been nice to know that before I started.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06



New Bike Day. Should have it built tomorrow.
Do you find things keep rolling over to one side of your garage, with that angled floor?

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I think the brake cables are fine, but how do I even get the shifter cable out of this contraption?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
The guys name was on the check as “payee.”

Once he signed it and deposited it into his account, he was made.

There are lots of stupid people in the world.
Years ago, my wife was shy of singles to tip a housecleaner, so she wrote her a check for $7.00. And of course, then wrote "Seven and xx/100". We get a call from the bank a couple days later about a check they were holding. The house cleaner's boyfriend tried to make it $700, by changing it too "Seven Handred".

We didn't use that service again.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
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So, NO, the Canuyon Endurace does NOT have a full internal liner for each cable. They go into cable stops on the downtube, then run naked till they get to the liner and the fixture under the BB that keeps the cable off the spindle, then they run to wherever they exit the bike. Might have been nice to know that before I started.
That’s usual in my experience. Did you leave the liners in? Might save some time next change, but the weight…
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How does the big fella do on the climbs?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06



I think the brake cables are fine, but how do I even get the shifter cable out of this contraption?
Shift down to the smallest cog/chainring. Undo the pinch bolt on the derailleur. Push on the cable a bit. Pull the brake lever and look at the top , right across from where the cable exits the lever. You should see the cable end and the cable. Pull it.
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