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Old 04-08-24, 10:41 AM
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Since Billy D monitors close when I get onto this thread, I need to report and issue. On the full site I have to refresh and relog in if I want to respond. I also have to copy, save and refresh. If I even go to a new thread, same if I go to a new thread. I'm going to a new one and will have to refresh and relog in.

Edit: went to new thread in a different topic and had to refresh/relog in when I came back.

Edit: The same again. It's a recent developement. The phone is ok. If I leave the site and come back before a timeout, also no problem. It just happens moving between threads and responding to posts.

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Old 04-08-24, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
His monthly fuel bill maybe?
My clunky Ford gets about 20mpg. I'll take that.

But, I don't really make car decisions based on fuel economy.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Thanks to Datlas’ question in C&V, I have been in a tube patching mode for a couple days. I wiped them all down with acetone, patched them, and then put them in clamps. Six are in clamps atm, and one left, awaiting a free clamp. I will say that C clamps are a more difficult option than the one handed ones. And, wonder of wonders, there were three in that pile that already held air. Ten new tubes ought to last me awhile.
You know what I hate? Slow leaks. I pumped up the tires on the Ritchey on Saturday night, prepping for Sunday morning's ride. They were low before I started, since I haven't ridden the Ritchey IRL in months, but holding at least 20 lbs. Sunday morning, the rear is totally dead flat. So I took a different bike. Last night I got around to fixing it. Nothing I could feel inside the tire, and when I pumped up the old tube, it held air, and I couldn't feel any leaks, using the "air rushing past my face" trick. I replaced the tube with a new one, and pumped the old tube up till it was way oversized and hung it up overnight.

This morning, the new tube in the tire is fine, but the old tube had lost air. Not flat, but almost back to normal size. No idea where the leak is. Next magical trick is holding it underwater, like trying to wash a snake.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Since Billy D monitors close when I get onto this thread, I need to report and issue. On the full site I have to refresh and relog in if I want to respond. I also have to copy, save and refresh. If I even go to a new thread, same if I go to a new thread. I'm going to a new one and will have to refresh and relog in.

Edit: went to new thread in a different topic and had to refresh/relog in when I came back.
Your Johnson's obviously not big enough.
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Old 04-08-24, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
(Pssst, it's a joke.)
Well, THAT'S good to know!

But it does reflect a widely held opinion.
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Does the new Bronco come in white? Asking for a friend.
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I can get a large road bike into the Fit, laying down, with both wheels on, Two, either upright or flat with a wheel off. As far as Mtbs, I can’t say. But it’s a four cylinder, possibly over or under square. You might want to take that into consideration.
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The last month or so, I've been idly thinking about getting a bike with 6400, the "Tricolor" groupset that was just before they started calling it Ultegra. Shimano did something similar with it to what they did with Sante, but in darker colors, and not as fancy. I found a Centurion Ironman on FB Marketplace, from about 1989. White with a black "spatter" pattern on the rear triangle. It looks really nice. And he only wants $300 for it. And it's right up in San Francisco.

Then I got the 23" Circuit frame and fork back, and built it up. And now I have too many bikes for the space again. I have 4 hanging on the wall, and 5 lined up on the floor, and the only place to put the 10th one is over in the "Pain Cave" area. So, no. I will NOT be getting an 11th bike!
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Does the new Bronco come in white? Asking for a friend.
Yes. But c'mon, live a little. Get the baby blue with white roof

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Originally Posted by genejockey;[url=tel:23208674
23208674[/url]]You know what I hate? Slow leaks. I pumped up the tires on the Ritchey on Saturday night, prepping for Sunday morning's ride. They were low before I started, since I haven't ridden the Ritchey IRL in months, but holding at least 20 lbs. Sunday morning, the rear is totally dead flat. So I took a different bike. Last night I got around to fixing it. Nothing I could feel inside the tire, and when I pumped up the old tube, it held air, and I couldn't feel any leaks, using the "air rushing past my face" trick. I replaced the tube with a new one, and pumped the old tube up till it was way oversized and hung it up overnight.

This morning, the new tube in the tire is fine, but the old tube had lost air. Not flat, but almost back to normal size. No idea where the leak is. Next magical trick is holding it underwater, like trying to wash a snake.
Well there ya go. Holding it under water is the only way I do it. My eyesight is no longer good enough to see the hole, even when I know where it is. Out on the road I could have problems.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
An oasis of undumbness in Warren County, Ohio.
Happy viewing, VV

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Does the new Bronco come in white? Asking for a friend.
Did you ever know a Ford that didn't come in white?
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I'm not falling for the marketing ploys of big eclipse.
It sells itself, unlike the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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It sells itself, unlike the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Are you within the totality band?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Are you within the totality band?
Barely.
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Action underway.
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Smack dab in the middle of the band. Activity underway.



Let the rapture commence.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I can get a large road bike into the Fit, laying down, with both wheels on, Two, either upright or flat with a wheel off. As far as Mtbs, I can’t say. But it’s a four cylinder, possibly over or under square. You might want to take that into consideration.
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Just got really dark.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My clunky Ford gets about 20mpg. I'll take that.

But, I don't really make car decisions based on fuel economy.
20 is ok. My SUV gets 17. I had a truck that got 8 mpg. I worked on it and got it up to 10. Everywhere, 10. Another truck I had did 10 or 11 unless I had the camper on it, then it was about 7.
Lucky for me I don't drive much. A little more than a tank per month. Paid $5.30 on Saturday to fill 'er up, Over $90.
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Really dark! Look like it's midnight outside.


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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You are right. I posted that to show that I am confident in my manhood despite the size of my Johnson.
Ford Bronco Johnson Edition
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Somewhat of a bust here. Started clouding up a bit about 45 minutes before the start. Then thick clouds moved in about 6 min. before totality.
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I took the MTB out for a forty minute test ride in the heat of the day. I had a blast. And I realized that a camelback is essential.
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