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Test riding a bike for 2 hours

Old 05-16-23, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I’m a trained professional bro.
A trained professional what is the question.
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Old 05-16-23, 08:22 AM
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This Spectrum ride that the OP wants to test the bike on, is it a 2 or 3 hour ride? If it's a 3 hour tour, the bike shop will never get the bike back. It will be lost.

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Old 05-16-23, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat
This Spectrum ride that the OP wants to test the bike on, is it a 2 or 3 hour ride? If it's a 3 hour tour, the bike shop will never get the bike back. It will be lost.
Last I knew, Larry was able to hang with the Spectrum ride for about 6 miles. He may have improved on that, but I don't think he's doing the whole ride in any case.
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Originally Posted by eduskator
The guy is a troll... He may not even be human.
Oh I know it. I think sadly he is a human, I don't feel like this is an AI program.
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Originally Posted by seypat
This Spectrum ride that the OP wants to test the bike on, is it a 2 or 3 hour ride? If it's a 3 hour tour, the bike shop will never get the bike back. It will be lost.
I can't decide between the carbon fiber Ginger or the all-road CrMo Mary Ann. Someone just tried to show me a Ms. Howell, but I don't do vintage...
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Oh I know it. I think sadly he is a human, I don't feel like this is an AI program.
He's real, but I don't think I'd say he's spectacular.

Gabe (his real name) is a big, friendly guy who likes to ride his bike.
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Originally Posted by seypat
This Spectrum ride that the OP wants to test the bike on, is it a 2 or 3 hour ride? If it's a 3 hour tour, the bike shop will never get the bike back. It will be lost.
Wasn't there a forum member who went by Sherwood Schwartz?
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes
I can't decide between the carbon fiber Ginger or the all-road CrMo Mary Ann. Someone just tried to show me a Ms. Howell, but I don't do vintage...
Tough choice. Both would be fantastic to ride. Heck, I'd bet the Ms. Howell model was a nice ride BITD.
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Old 05-17-23, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
used to ride for a living, am a courier by trade. Im a trained professional bro.
"Trained professional" cyclist, yet asks the most inane and ignorant questions about bicycles on the forum.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
He's real, but I don't think I'd say he's spectacular.
Very good -- I didn't get it until the second read.
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Gilligan was also a trained professional.
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What generation is this anyway? We should be asking about Kate and Claire.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
What generation is this anyway? We should be asking about Kate and Claire.
Who??
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Who??
Lost.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
What generation is this anyway? We should be asking about Kate and Claire.
Charlotte.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
used to ride for a living, am a courier by trade. Im a trained professional bro.
Courier for a linear accelerator? Ingredients or products?
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Oh I know it. I think sadly he is a human, I don't feel like this is an AI program.
Duh. Do you read anything of I in his posts?
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes
I can't decide between the carbon fiber Ginger or the all-road CrMo Mary Ann. Someone just tried to show me a Ms. Howell, but I don't do vintage...
Actress Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, was a very interesting person. Did you know she represented Nevada in the Miss America Pageant?

Tina Louise (Ginger) is the only surviving cast member.
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes
Gilligan was also a trained professional.
Yeah, but if not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost.

The Minnow would be lost.....
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Originally Posted by kwb377
"Trained professional" cyclist, yet asks the most inane and ignorant questions about bicycles on the forum.
Yet gets over 140 post thread. Isnt that why we are all here? There is never going to be too much Larry on these forums.

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It's been over a week, wonder how it played out?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Yeah, but if not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost.

The Minnow would be lost.....
Fun Minnow fact:

TheS.S. Minnow was jokingly named after Newton Minow, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, who had infamously described television as a vast wasteland.
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That was quality programming. Who can forget the episode when the Mosquitoes got temporarily stranded on the island. The Honeybees put on an outstanding performance.
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I'm leaning towards my next purchase being a nicer bike. A wabi classic or special (I wonder if the hand brazed special is stronger?) or a tri-bike that has 650c wheels. Ive been looking at craigslist and eBay and am drawn towards the Softride Powerwing or something similar as some seem to be in my size. Want to put my Spinergies on it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/12593732375...Bk9SR-zchfqGYg I heard these bikes have a seatpost that isn't rigid, and will bounce around unless you pedal smoothly. Seems like a really cool feature, exposes you.

most of these tri bikes have ridiculous "cockpits" though, id have to take all that stuff off and put some drop bars or flat bars on it.

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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I'm leaning towards my next purchase being a nicer bike. A wabi classic or special (I wonder if the hand braised special is stronger?)
Something braised definitely would be the best thing for you.
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