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01-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,816
Posted By vespasianus

I agree with your thinking and it makes sense. I...

I agree with your thinking and it makes sense. I use parrafix wax on five of our bikes and think it is the bees knees. But I rarely see 40 degreed Fahrenheit let alone 20.

The idea of using a ski...
01-05-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By vespasianus

I asked my tech guy and he said to do it every...

I asked my tech guy and he said to do it every Tuesday. So that is what I did. I should have noticed his name tag: J. Wellington Wimpy.
01-05-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By vespasianus

Honestly, I have taught kids at all levels -...

Honestly, I have taught kids at all levels - medical, pharmacy, dental, PhD, MS, undergraduates and some of them are just plain stupid. I can't tell you how many MD students that I have met who are...
01-05-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,681
Posted By vespasianus

Your post if funny - but also really all wrong....

Your post if funny - but also really all wrong. You are confusing HIV and AIDS - not to mention SARS-CoV2 and COVID. And you are wrong about SARS-C0V2 as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By vespasianus

I order stuff from Amazon because of their return...

I order stuff from Amazon because of their return policy. But I have had stuff shipped from China that were delivered long after the "return period" expired. But my things have been cheap shirts. Are...
01-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By vespasianus

I got it. pfizer. Felt a little rough for a day...

I got it. pfizer. Felt a little rough for a day but that was that. Second dose in mid January.
01-01-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By vespasianus

I almost assumed he already had access to the...

I almost assumed he already had access to the brifters and calipers as they are not easy to find - Potenza Brifters went out of stock in most places 7-8 months ago and the individual calipers are...
01-01-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By vespasianus

No, you will not need a new crank or derailleurs....

No, you will not need a new crank or derailleurs. Just the brifters and the calipers. The Campagnolo disc system works really well. If you are doing it yourself, make sure you get the bleed kit.
12-31-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,492
Posted By vespasianus

Vaccines don't prevent infection they prevent...

Vaccines don't prevent infection they prevent disease. All three major vaccines have 100% efficacy in preventing significant disease. What you are presenting is the false information .
12-30-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By vespasianus

Fauci is a very accomplished scientist. Not sure...

Fauci is a very accomplished scientist. Not sure why you think he is not too impressive.
12-30-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By vespasianus

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12-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By vespasianus

Yes, bigger rotors in the front and at 140 lbs,...

Yes, bigger rotors in the front and at 140 lbs, you will be fine with a 160F/140R combo.
12-28-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,419
Posted By vespasianus

This thread is a great example of why I don't go...

This thread is a great example of why I don't go on MTBR.com anymore...
12-26-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,324
Posted By vespasianus

I also have four bikes - two road bikes and two...

I also have four bikes - two road bikes and two mountain bikes -one with 26" tires and another with 29" tires. I get that message when I try to change the bike on an active ride - but only on certain...
Forum: Foo
12-26-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 988
Posted By vespasianus

I believe it might be 20-50%. Not 10X. ...

I believe it might be 20-50%. Not 10X.

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/23/949827797/millions-of-christmas-gifts-may-arrive-late-due-to-overload-at-the-postal-servic
12-25-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By vespasianus

I currently ride both an old 26" MTB (Turner...

I currently ride both an old 26" MTB (Turner 5-spot) and a new 29" MTB (Ibis Ripley). With few exceptions, I am substantially faster on my 29" MTB. I tend to feel faster on my old 26" MTB but in the...
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 988
Posted By vespasianus

I am waiting for a package to arrive that was...

I am waiting for a package to arrive that was shipped on the 10th of December. I am literally 3.5 hours away by car.
12-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By vespasianus

Mullett is the term when you use two different...

Mullett is the term when you use two different sized wheels (27.5/26 or 27.5/29). The point of the gripper and fatter front tire is that it helps you carve turns and deal with downhills better....
12-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By vespasianus

Part of me wonders if this is a joke. Why should...

Part of me wonders if this is a joke. Why should anybody care what someone on a bike 50-75 feet ahead of you thinks?

The real etiquette question is if you are leading a pace line but also have...
12-17-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,681
Posted By vespasianus

Especially when he looked like this: ...

Especially when he looked like this:

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ps. This is a joke -not really him but...
12-17-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,681
Posted By vespasianus

So this guy is charged with five counts of DUI...

So this guy is charged with five counts of DUI with death, which should each have a minimum of 2 years and maximum of 20 years of jail time. I am going to bet he gets 10 years and maybe serves 3.
12-16-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,487
Posted By vespasianus

That depends where you live! 35 KPH - or 21 MPH...

That depends where you live! 35 KPH - or 21 MPH is pretty common around here in the low county! Soloing 30+ MPH for any period of time is a different story!
12-14-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,915
Posted By vespasianus

For mountain bikes - the one chainring...

For mountain bikes - the one chainring drivetrain. It has allowed for the creation the descent suspension bikes. This is a hard concept for most people to understand.

For road bikes - maps. Silly,...
12-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By vespasianus

One of the best things I have ever purchased: ...

One of the best things I have ever purchased:


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12-14-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By vespasianus

This is a coronavirus. They are high infectious...

This is a coronavirus. They are high infectious and cases rise ~100X in the colder months as temps drop, and mucus membranes become dryer. Masks work but only to a point-the other major entry point...
12-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,487
Posted By vespasianus

Personally, if I am not riding with them and we...

Personally, if I am not riding with them and we are not doing fixed turns, drafting like that without asking is poor form. But the fix is simple, slow down and take a break. Let them go ahead and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By vespasianus

Nothing wrong with that.

Nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By vespasianus

Is Road Bike Action (RBA) anything like Moutain...

Is Road Bike Action (RBA) anything like Moutain Bike Action (MBA)? Personally, I always found MBA to be really stupid fluff.
12-12-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,518
Posted By vespasianus

My first "real" bike was a Cannondale with 52/42...

My first "real" bike was a Cannondale with 52/42 chainrings and a 12-21 seven speed cassette. That bike is still at my parents house and I recently road it and I can't believe people road bikes like...
12-11-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By vespasianus

The tubes I carry are listed as for being for 2.1...

The tubes I carry are listed as for being for 2.1 to 2.25 inch tires. My 29er now runs 2.6 inch tires and is tubeless (as are all my bikes). It should get you home but doubt I would run it stretched...
12-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By vespasianus

I have only ever carried 29" MTB tubes for my MTB...

I have only ever carried 29" MTB tubes for my MTB rides. Those tires will fit in 29, 27.5, and 26" tires without any issues.
12-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,236
Posted By vespasianus

This is not just a southern thing. In...

This is not just a southern thing. In Pennsylvania, it is called being "Druced" for Thomas Druce's hit an run of a Veteran.

But I am in the south and we recently had a hit and run of a cyclist by...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 39,679
Posted By vespasianus

I would say marketing and employee cost. The...

I would say marketing and employee cost. The wheels are made in China and I would assume the vast majority of employees are in China. Manufacturing and personal cost are thus lower than a full...
12-09-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

Sorry, should have said immune fitness.

Sorry, should have said immune fitness.
12-09-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

I tend to agree with you. The way the immune...

I tend to agree with you. The way the immune system works is that your B and T cells all have low affinity for a bunch of things. If they don't end up being selected and matured for a specific...
12-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

It does not. This is more about general fitness....

It does not. This is more about general fitness. Cholera is still cholera.
12-07-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

OK. I am going to assume it is none.

OK. I am going to assume it is none.
12-07-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

Can I ask how many countries outside of North...

Can I ask how many countries outside of North America you have spent time in?
12-07-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

No, the hygiene hypothesis is that as we live in...

No, the hygiene hypothesis is that as we live in a more sterile environment now, we don't get exposed to all the pathogens that we need to at the correct time, and thus, have a neutered immune...
12-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

Yes, and people have linked vaccination with BCG...

Yes, and people have linked vaccination with BCG with improved SARS-COV2 outcomes. I think it all is suggestive of the same general idea.
12-07-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

There is a push to use DNA technology to produce...

There is a push to use DNA technology to produce endogenous antibodies against things like SARS-Cov2.

Most of this is coming from people who failed with DNA vaccines - who you have to feel for. I...
12-07-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,914
Posted By vespasianus

There are still lots of unknowns regarding this...

There are still lots of unknowns regarding this virus and the vaccines. The duration of response is unknown but these vaccines (both the RNA and adenovirus ones) induce a huge immune response that...
12-06-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By vespasianus

You can do it. I would watch some of the videos...

You can do it. I would watch some of the videos on Shimano brakes to start with and buy a bleed kit - make sure to get one with a funnel. One of the easiest things you can do is a "burp" of the...
12-03-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By vespasianus

I have some old 9 speed Ultegra shifters from...

I have some old 9 speed Ultegra shifters from 1999 that still work perfectly fine. Now granted, they did not get used a lot (maybe 1000 miles) per year but still, they work.
12-03-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By vespasianus

I do the lazy overkill method. I use a three...

I do the lazy overkill method. I use a three pronged method. First treatment is degreaser. I just let it soak overnight. I am a bit lazy so that is really the only reason. I use simple green but a...
12-03-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By vespasianus

The fulcrum lock rings are different. Shimano...

The fulcrum lock rings are different. Shimano uses cassette locking while Fulcrum uses a larger locking.
12-03-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By vespasianus

Yup. Make sure you get a good quality bottom...

Yup. Make sure you get a good quality bottom bracket tool (44mm and not 41 outer Diameter). Things like the Pedro's or other cheap tools don't work well. Also, the rings are a little soft so tighten...
12-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 58,087
Posted By vespasianus

This was from a bike I had a long time ago: ...

This was from a bike I had a long time ago:

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12-01-20, 06:07 PM
12-01-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,109
Posted By vespasianus

Some of these changes happened years ago....

Some of these changes happened years ago. Rebuildable shifters, loose cogs so that you could make your own cassette and standard square taper BBs that every company used, to simple hub designs that...
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