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Old 04-03-23, 03:50 PM
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Pulling for UConn tonight, east coast over west coast.

Sadly, tournament phenom Markquis Nowell has already been eliminated. Here's my favorite shot of him, in our Smartball high school tournament.

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Busy day as usual while I am home. Wife had a doctors appointment, I had to go grocery shopping, wife wanted the bushes gone from our house so I destroyed bushes. Picked up the madone, and worked on the other madone. Exhausted.




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So the bar width saga continues. I had posted on the past that the bars on the madone seemed larger than the bars on my other bikes. I measured the width, of all my bars and they are all the same. I know my other bars are all 42. Well, while working on the madone 2.0 this afternoon, I noticed that the bars say 44 cm on the front, it was hidden behind the cable, so I never noticed it.


How is possible that all of my bars measure the same width across the top then? Or am I measuring in the wrong spot?
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Originally Posted by big john
Weird and kinda creepy.
Why is it creepy? Those aren't his actual legs. Or are they?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So the bar width saga continues. I had posted on the past that the bars on the madone seemed larger than the bars on my other bikes. I measured the width, of all my bars and they are all the same. I know my other bars are all 42. Well, while working on the madone 2.0 this afternoon, I noticed that the bars say 44 cm on the front, it was hidden behind the cable, so I never noticed it.


How is possible that all of my bars measure the same width across the top then? Or am I measuring in the wrong spot?
Are they all the same make and model of bar?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Are they all the same make and model of bar?

No they are all different. 2 are bontrager, cervelo, easton, and specialized.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Pulling for UConn tonight, east coast over west coast.
Good point. UCONN is annoying, though.
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Originally Posted by big john
Another high speed pursuit just ended. This one featured a stolen Sheriff dep't cruiser with speeds over 120 mph. The female suspect drove into a rental yard and finally got blocked in. The officer who blocked the front forgot to put his car in park and it rolled away with him chasing it trying to get in.

6 days ago a similar thing happened when a Highway Patrol cruiser was stolen. It's happened before. I don't understand why they don't take the key or fob when they leave the car.
Too busy thinking about donuts?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No they are all different. 2 are bontrager, cervelo, easton, and specialized.
So maybe they don't all measure them the same. Some measure center-to-center, some measure outside-to-outside. Also, some measure at the lever mounting area, and some at the end of the drops. So, I'd go by actual measurement.
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As someone in the queue, I SMH. What takes so long? They aren't checking references and interviewing people.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Too busy thinking about donuts?
Great. Now I'M thinking about donuts. The other day, I noticed a Dunkin Donuts where I hadn't realized there was a Dunkin Donuts. This, I thought, could be bad news for my weight control regimen. But now I can't remember where it is, so it's all good.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
As someone in the queue, I SMH. What takes so long? They aren't checking references and interviewing people.

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1643046232175046656
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
As someone in the queue, I SMH. What takes so long? They aren't checking references and interviewing people.

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1643046232175046656
Daughter #2 is in the cue, must get this in order to go to Cannes in May.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
So maybe they don't all measure them the same. Some measure center-to-center, some measure outside-to-outside. Also, some measure at the lever mounting area, and some at the end of the drops. So, I'd go by actual measurement.

Still weird the 44 feels bigger but I measured from the top outside to outside.


Oh another question.

So I had a 9 spd cassette on the super teams. I had a spacer behind the cassette. I pulled the 10 spd cassette off the bontrager wheels to put on the super team wheels. I noticed it had a spacer but it was smaller than the spacer behind the 9 spd cassette. This made sense in my mind, the 10 speed is larger so smaller spacer.

Well when I mounted the wheel, it shifted like garbage, while before it was on the bontrager wheels it shifted fine. So I pulled the cassette off and put the 9 spd spacer behind the 10 spd cassette and mounted the wheel. Now it shifted better but not perfect. I adjusted the rear derailer and now it shifts almost perfectly, one cog acts weird 30 percent of the time.

Thoughts on the spacer delima?
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I'm going to need corroboration from co-workers and family members for this one.
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When did she apply?
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I'm going to need corroboration from co-workers and family members for this one.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Too busy thinking about donuts?
Or just not thinking. One I saw several months ago happened when the guy being chased got his car stuck or disabled and took off on foot. The officer got out and started chasing him through the desert and the suspect circled around and hopped into the police car and took off. Of course he eventually crashed the police car.

This one today was at a traffic stop and the woman somehow snuck up while the officer was not looking? At least she didn't destroy the car.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why is it creepy? Those aren't his actual legs. Or are they?
If they were actual legs that would be beyond creepy.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Weird.
I dunno. No weirder than other 'monuments' of Belgian culture one can think of? Imagine Boonen's legs moving to the beat of ...


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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Still weird the 44 feels bigger but I measured from the top outside to outside.


Oh another question.

So I had a 9 spd cassette on the super teams. I had a spacer behind the cassette. I pulled the 10 spd cassette off the bontrager wheels to put on the super team wheels. I noticed it had a spacer but it was smaller than the spacer behind the 9 spd cassette. This made sense in my mind, the 10 speed is larger so smaller spacer.

Well when I mounted the wheel, it shifted like garbage, while before it was on the bontrager wheels it shifted fine. So I pulled the cassette off and put the 9 spd spacer behind the 10 spd cassette and mounted the wheel. Now it shifted better but not perfect. I adjusted the rear derailer and now it shifts almost perfectly, one cog acts weird 30 percent of the time.

Thoughts on the spacer delima?
Too much spacer and you can't get the lock ring started or maybe just have half a thread trying to survive 40 Nm. Too little spacer and your cogs will be loose and shift like poo, maybe even jangle a little.

If those problems aren't evident, theoretically you should be able to adjust the RD to shift reasonably well with either spacing, especially if in big ring up front. But you'd need to adjust both limit screws and usually the cable tension also everytime you switch spacers, or other wheel with slightly different spacing.
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Originally Posted by badger1
I dunno. No weirder than other 'monuments' of Belgian culture one can think of? Imagine Boonen's legs moving to the beat of ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EcjWd-O4jI
I love that song. And French fries with mayo.
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M's lose. Oh well, 157 more games left...
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When did she apply?
About 3 weeks ago. We paid the extra fee for “expedited” processing.
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I love that song. And French fries with mayo.
Me, too.
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Great. Now I'M thinking about donuts.
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