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Old 07-06-23, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
After going back to the whole bike pic I think a silver seatpost would have to go on along with the stem.
I have a matching Ritchey Classic seatpost as well.

My biggest concern is that this long-ish stem and ~230mm of exposed seatpost are going to be a whole lot of silver that doesn't really match the other whole lot of silver that is the wheels. I guess I've got a while to decide before have to make a return decision.
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Dang, I'm running out of browsers. They fell in this order: Google, Opera, Firefox.

At least Firefox says I'll still get security updates, the other two just said "get winders 11 now, dammit"

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I just found out that in 2010 it cost $2350 to denounce US citizenship.
It's around $4000 atm
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dang, I'm running out of browsers. They fell in this order: Google, Opera, Firefox.

At least Firefox says I'll still get security updates, the other two just said "get winders 11 now, dammit"

Winders will never again be my browser. Have you tried Brave? Zero ads ever, It's like having a premium membership, except for the ability to sell stuff.
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Winders is not a browser.
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Someone pretending to be you made some interesting posts regarding big healthcare and insurance a few months ago.
I'm a new man. TTKU
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Originally Posted by abshipp
They're matte black alloy.

Might actually throw the stem on the bike and see how it looks. I'm torn between wanting to put these on my bike since they're super nice parts and thinking it would be nice to have the money back...
I think you need to do more hand wringing. Then, maybe start a thread with a poll. Its the BF way.
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Originally Posted by badger1
"H*ll is other people"?
Don't be so polite, makes for a boring forum. You can say Hell.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Winders will never again be my browser. Have you tried Brave? Zero ads ever, It's like having a premium membership, except for the ability to sell stuff.


Oh I had adblocker on chrome and Opera. I primarily used Opera til a couple weeks ago when it said it didn't care too much for my antiquated OS, at which time I I stalled FF and imported my Opera bookmarks, etc. First time on FF at home in a few years.

Probably stay with FF til it stops working on Win 7 alltogether, I can live without feature updates as long as the security updates keep coming through. I used Firefox way back in the day when they still called it Firebird.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Don't be so polite, makes for a boring forum. You can say Hell.
Noted, and so ... to Hell with it! Happy to test the censor from time to time -- nothing vicious or obscene!
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Originally Posted by abshipp
They're matte black alloy.

Might actually throw the stem on the bike and see how it looks. I'm torn between wanting to put these on my bike since they're super nice parts and thinking it would be nice to have the money back...
Did you need a longer stem?
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Lordgun has the new Vittoria Corsa Pro TLR tires for $70. I bought a pair. This is the "latest and greatest" tire being used by a large part of the pro peloton. I've been mostly happy with Conti GP5000TLs, but want to try something new/different. I did not care for the Pirellis very much (not as supple as the Contis). Vittoria is well known for their ride quality, and the Corsa Pro is reported to be improved in durability and rolling resistance. At the typical $100/ea price, I was reluctant to pull the trigger. At $70, I can swallow that.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I think you need to do more hand wringing. Then, maybe start a thread with a poll. Its the BF way.
Only if I can ignore everyone's opinions and just do what I want anyways.

Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did you need a longer stem?
Slightly shorter. Have a 100 and 120, I think 110 might work well.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Only if I can ignore everyone's opinions and just do what I want anyways.



Slightly shorter. Have a 100 and 120, I think 110 might work well.
I may have a black 110.
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Originally Posted by big john
The lion is the mascot of Crédit Lyonnais the financial manager & main sponsor of the Tour de France. They have been awarding them since 1987 & started the craze of cuddly toys to race leaders.

Can't help you with the flowers.
I got a little fuzzy for second place in a local race in Boulder back in the day.

Flowers go way further back than big-ass overcompensating belt buckles though. If they're good enough for Julius Caesar, they're good enough for cyclists. Not everything needs to be "manly".
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A snippet from an email from our department director this morning:

"We usually do not take vehicles home, but in the rare instance where it occurs…..for the love of God do NOT crash it into your home."



I'm so glad I don't have to drive a company vehicle.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
A snippet from an email from our department director this morning:

"We usually do not take vehicles home, but in the rare instance where it occurs…..for the love of God do NOT crash it into your home."



I'm so glad I don't have to drive a company vehicle.
It's hard not to crash them into your house.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
A snippet from an email from our department director this morning:

"We usually do not take vehicles home, but in the rare instance where it occurs…..for the love of God do NOT crash it into your home."



I'm so glad I don't have to drive a company vehicle.
Oh my, did someone have a little Independence Day mishap?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
It's hard not to crash them into your house.
Especially if it's a bucket truck.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Oh my, did someone have a little Independence Day mishap?
That I don't know. What I do know is someone is getting a drug test
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Especially if it's a bucket truck.
I'll never forget what my father said when he was teaching me to drive the tractor that we used to mow the yard & runway in Texas

"Be very very careful around the house. If you hit it the tractor will not care and will keep going straight through"
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The key would be to have little-to-no contact with other people.
Have you considered Jarbidge, NV?


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Originally Posted by BillyD
Don't be so polite, makes for a boring forum. You can say Hell.
The hell you say!
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Lordgun has the new Vittoria Corsa Pro TLR tires for $70. I bought a pair. This is the "latest and greatest" tire being used by a large part of the pro peloton. I've been mostly happy with Conti GP5000TLs, but want to try something new/different. I did not care for the Pirellis very much (not as supple as the Contis). Vittoria is well known for their ride quality, and the Corsa Pro is reported to be improved in durability and rolling resistance. At the typical $100/ea price, I was reluctant to pull the trigger. At $70, I can swallow that.
I took advantage of the cheaper prices on Corsa G2.0s to equip Mrs. Peel with them, having originally shod her with cheap-and-cheerful Michelins. The Corsas are a big improvement, esp. at 25mm.
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