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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 05:29 PM
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Posted By LesterOfPuppets

So slow you got yourself a new avatar. ...

So slow you got yourself a new avatar.

Fannie Farmer?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Mom's house has settled some and a couple of...

Mom's house has settled some and a couple of walls have cracking wallboard. The wall I'm re-doing is about 3' wide floor-to-ceiling wall and then about 12' of 1' wall coming down from the ceiling in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Ahem, that was a prickly pear marg, dammit! ...

Ahem, that was a prickly pear marg, dammit!

I love girl drinks, can't deny it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C4TGGtPzBU
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

We just got back from Home Depot, but didn't...

We just got back from Home Depot, but didn't bother looking for nut paste m&ms.

I'm happy to report that 4x8 sheets fit in the minivan with the seats all the way up. :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I first encountered it in Italy in 1971 or so. ...

I first encountered it in Italy in 1971 or so. Was hooked 'til the mid 1990s. I dunno if it changed over the years or just my tastebuds, but I never crave it these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

So just Ello and Mastodon, then?

So just Ello and Mastodon, then?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Anyone here had beetroot marinated salmon? ...

Anyone here had beetroot marinated salmon? Thinking about giving it a go at home.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

This is the best Choco Hazelnut treat I know of....

This is the best Choco Hazelnut treat I know of. Yummy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

In case you have second thoughts.

In case you have second thoughts.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Guess he's ready for 12 speed Di2 now.

Guess he's ready for 12 speed Di2 now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

No apple phones here, but it was great to meet...

No apple phones here, but it was great to meet you Billy. I should be able to send you that bird spot info this afternoon.


Now, I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

That's an awesome looking platter. What's the...

That's an awesome looking platter. What's the brown stuff upper right? Some kinda eggplant preparation? Did Trek Mogul take this pic?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I know of at least one in Portland where that is...

I know of at least one in Portland where that is perfectly acceptable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

the word before popcorn. I guess they fixed it. ...

the word before popcorn. I guess they fixed it. TEST: unicorn

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'm down to grab some grub anytime tomorrow!

I'm down to grab some grub anytime tomorrow!
06-19-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Inside. The last pic shows rear shifter on...

Inside.

The last pic shows rear shifter on left side, which is odd.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

What's the top tube measurement?

What's the top tube measurement?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

datlas, you are gonna love the latest in...

datlas, you are gonna love the latest in censorship.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

***corn.

***corn.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,744
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

***corn.

***corn.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Talk about your God's country! Small...

Talk about your God's country!

Small chainring before the steepness hits. Check!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Seems to work pretty well, she's currently...

Seems to work pretty well, she's currently leading the women's field and running 6th overall in the Tour Divide.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Nutrition tip for the day, from Lael Wilcox....

Nutrition tip for the day, from Lael Wilcox. Quart of Half and Half, straight out the carton, and you can pretty much ride forever.
...
06-18-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

These guys claimed 440mm ATC for this P2 fork...

These guys claimed 440mm ATC for this P2 fork they used to have.

https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-forks-c6/rigid-forks-c51/kona-project-2-disc-fork-p10537
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

These, on the other hand were the best 8-speed...

These, on the other hand were the best 8-speed shifters ever made:

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06-18-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Yep, 6-bolt disc. These hubs might be quite old....

Yep, 6-bolt disc. These hubs might be quite old. Got the wheelset on a super closeout sale for $200 about 2 years ago. My phone refused to focus on the threads, but they're there :)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I'd just go trigger. No really good 7speed...

I'd just go trigger. No really good 7speed gripshifts were ever made. The MRX with white plastic ring were the best, but just OK.

Problem could be cable/housing issues, cable not staying in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Kudos puppy love! Muchos kudos to you,...

Kudos puppy love!

Muchos kudos to you, heathpack!!
06-18-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

If you want the ultimate in simple operation...

If you want the ultimate in simple operation presta heads, this is it. Easier than ANY Schrader chuck. Before first use, you set the rubber washer compression.

Then you just pop it on and air it...
06-17-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

When I'm a bike mechanic, I typically prefer...

When I'm a bike mechanic, I typically prefer presta. So much easier to get the air out of a tube when a customer gets new tires, or moves tires and tubes to a new set of wheels.

At home It doesn't...
06-17-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Plenty of press-on presta chucks are available. ...

Plenty of press-on presta chucks are available. I've never used a screw-on presta chuck with a compressor, only with some ol' Lezyne floor pump.
06-16-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Every ride? How many days on average between...

Every ride? How many days on average between rides?

Leaky cores happen occasionally but not all that much. Have you sprayed soapy water on the valve after topping off the air, or dunked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Specialized tyres??? Ahem, that's 2bliss, not...

Specialized tyres??? Ahem, that's 2bliss, not tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Sounds good! Plenty of tasty Mexican food...

Sounds good! Plenty of tasty Mexican food around.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Been working on my sister's car (oil cooler on a...

Been working on my sister's car (oil cooler on a 2006 Forester) in a 115 degree garage, so general malaise has set in, and there's a bit of motor oil and kitty litter in my hair. Hopefully a dip in...
06-16-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

To keep the chain from falling all the way down...

To keep the chain from falling all the way down there, where sometimes it may get stuck.
06-16-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Even a non-NW single speed ring might do for...

Even a non-NW single speed ring might do for light pressure seated pedaling.
06-16-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Yep, backpedaling and light pressure forepedaling...

Yep, backpedaling and light pressure forepedaling incidents are typically less dramatic.

Foot retention can also help to reduce likelihood of a bad situation, but not prevent such situations -...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,080
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Its seems we've wandered away from the topic of...

Its seems we've wandered away from the topic of crashing bikes on TV...

Chris Elliot did it well

https://youtu.be/P-7pgeD__qU
06-16-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

That's not required to get you a trip to the ER....

That's not required to get you a trip to the ER. It could be your foot comes off the pedal as the chain drops and frees up your cranks, then your knee hits the stem and your foot gets trapped in...
06-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

It doesn't have to be hospital all the time, but...

It doesn't have to be hospital all the time, but a couple of knee-to-stem and knee-to-bar incidents have had me wishing I was skipping the hospital and headed straight for the undertaker. :)
06-15-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Yep, road 11sp has a wider freehub body. MTB...

Yep, road 11sp has a wider freehub body. MTB 11sp cogs are set inboard a bit -- this is easy to do with a 42t big cog, even with the slight angle of drive side spokes.
06-15-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

If you're stomping on a pedal when the chain...

If you're stomping on a pedal when the chain drops, very bad things are apt to. happen
06-15-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

MTN rack will only keep your butt dry at low...

MTN rack will only keep your butt dry at low speeds. Many of us in Portland back in the day would screw/bolt/duct tape extensions out the back to actually keep our butts dry. Plastic, wood, aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I was thinking Gatorade for a sec then I thought...

I was thinking Gatorade for a sec then I thought G2 must be what the kids were calling Grey Goose these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

At the very least you could've taken pics and...

At the very least you could've taken pics and internet shamed her! :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

This is my goto call vodka. I haven't had vodka...

This is my goto call vodka. I haven't had vodka in years and years, however....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Happy 24 Hours of Le Mans day everybody!!!

Happy 24 Hours of Le Mans day everybody!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 83,528
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Bon voyage.

Bon voyage.
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