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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By thump55

Remove springs. Clean off rust with buff wheel or...

Remove springs. Clean off rust with buff wheel or scotch-brite pad or dremel polish. Spray with an anti-rust aerosol (Rust-Oleum makes one for $5). Let dry. Lube (Teflon dry lube)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,175
Posted By thump55

How else would you be able to see the tears and...

How else would you be able to see the tears and crushed souls of those MUP tools you just smashed? Those kitted up fanboys certainly aren't worth turning around for.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,935
Posted By thump55

It's a slippery slope my friend...

It's a slippery slope my friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,836
Posted By thump55

That's like asking Chuck Norris how many push-ups...

That's like asking Chuck Norris how many push-ups he can do:

All of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,301
Posted By thump55

If I am going to get hit by a car, it will be...

If I am going to get hit by a car, it will be from behind at 60 mph and it will not matter whether I heard it coming.

I ride/commute on rural roads and listen to music in both ears.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By thump55

Heated discussion over valve stem caps. Too many...

Heated discussion over valve stem caps. Too many scrotum punctures in pro peleton wrecks due to caps being off.

Try to follow along...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,381
Posted By thump55

Some guys like Kate Moss, some like Rosie...

Some guys like Kate Moss, some like Rosie O'Donnell.

I'll take my Beyoncé-ish bike any day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,724
Posted By thump55

The best taint toughening exercise is to stand on...

The best taint toughening exercise is to stand on your head, spread your legs and have a bunch of neighborhood kids smack your taint with wooden dowels like a piñata.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,076
Posted By thump55

Oh, I'd say you showed him who's boss and I doubt...

Oh, I'd say you showed him who's boss and I doubt you will see him acting in such an unsafe manner after he got the glare. Thanks for making the rest of us safer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By thump55

Yeah, I am not sure if it is the tan lines, the...

Yeah, I am not sure if it is the tan lines, the saddle sores, the mushroom head helmets, or the elf shoes, but the chicks just come running when we suit up.
Forum: Foo
04-27-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By thump55

That is some cool stuff...I am always amazed at...

That is some cool stuff...I am always amazed at what people will devote hours and hours of their time to working on.
Forum: Foo
04-26-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By thump55

Anyone here into tops? (the spinning kind)

Just wondering if anyone is into these things...seem to be hearing more and more about them.

Precision metal spinning tops (if you've seen the movie Inception)

Silly or cool?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 25,283
Posted By thump55

Here in Wisconsin if you are skinny we know you...

Here in Wisconsin if you are skinny we know you ain't from 'round here.

My rule: Stay within six months away from buff. It takes six months for the divorce to be final when she leaves.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,811
Posted By thump55

Keep in mind that if you ever plan on selling the...

Keep in mind that if you ever plan on selling the bike the next guy might not want the short stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By thump55

+1. I enjoy listening to people with a true...

+1. I enjoy listening to people with a true passion for their sport. Same reason I still enjoy Phil & Paul.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,720
Posted By thump55

This. I cut over 1lb off when I bought my...

This. I cut over 1lb off when I bought my Williams wheels and Rubino Pros.

1lb less on the wheels didn't turn me pro, but it sure improved my love life.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By thump55

This. Check your knee at the top of the stroke....

This. Check your knee at the top of the stroke. Does it flare out before the downstroke? If so, you need shims.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,215
Posted By thump55

If I am reading this thread correctly, then this...

If I am reading this thread correctly, then this is the correct place to deposit my drug induced gibberish?

Sorry...I will just go back to spinning my top...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,544
Posted By thump55

Sometimes people have pooping accidents on the...

Sometimes people have pooping accidents on the way to bike races and need to wear whatever they happen to have in the truck.

Sometimes people need to sit up in the middle of a sprint in order to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,290
Posted By thump55

Glad you are OK. Never mind the dill-holes...

Glad you are OK. Never mind the dill-holes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By thump55

I use two earbuds and music to block wind noise....

I use two earbuds and music to block wind noise. Works well :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,016
Posted By thump55

Improvement is the key...as long as you are...

Improvement is the key...as long as you are seeing improvement, stick with what you got. When the pain stops lessening, then change something.

As mentioned, stock saddles usually blow, so start...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,945
Posted By thump55

So let me get this straight...you give awards to...

So let me get this straight...you give awards to Caitlyn Jenner, but you won't even consider man-ostrich love?

Seems to me LBGT could use an 'O' in there somewhere.

Sincerely,

The Ostrich in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,632
Posted By thump55

I dropped my standards when I clicked on this...

I dropped my standards when I clicked on this turd of a thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,030
Posted By thump55

45 responses and no one's going to 'fess up to...

45 responses and no one's going to 'fess up to putting their helmet in the washing machine...or mixing up your gels and chamois cream?

You guys are so vain.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,803
Posted By thump55

While riding I got a text from my girlfriend that...

While riding I got a text from my girlfriend that said, "I think you're going to be a daddy!"

Turns out, she was just a freaking psycho nutjob. That was close.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,117
Posted By thump55

Please explain your theory. And be sure and use...

Please explain your theory. And be sure and use small words so us mere mortals can understand.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,117
Posted By thump55

It takes power to flex the BB. If the BB does...

It takes power to flex the BB.
If the BB does not flex, that power is used productively instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,117
Posted By thump55

Another truth: All else being equal, the bike...

Another truth: All else being equal, the bike with less BB flex will be faster than the one with more.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,081
Posted By thump55

I am exactly the same height as you. I ride...

I am exactly the same height as you.

I ride a 55 and it is perfectly fine, but leaning towards the big side. A 56 would really be pushing it to the big side...54 would be more perfecter.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,786
Posted By thump55

I watched the presidential debate last night...

I watched the presidential debate last night while on the trainer. That pretty much took the cake.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,419
Posted By thump55

The only torque wrench I use is a Craftsman Model...

The only torque wrench I use is a Craftsman Model 1019 Laboratory Edition Signature Series (the kind used by Cal Tech high energy physicists and NASA engineers), that has been calibrated by top...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,714
Posted By thump55

I have bladed spokes, and my girlfriend is hot. ...

I have bladed spokes, and my girlfriend is hot.

I'm not saying there is a correlation, but I wouldn't take any chance if I were you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,888
Posted By thump55

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,082
Posted By thump55

Every time someone posts a pic like that, like...

Every time someone posts a pic like that, like 400 BF nerds have to call in sick to work. Stop it...you are ruining America.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,112
Posted By thump55

I never thought I would spend $158.00 on a vet...

I never thought I would spend $158.00 on a vet bill to fix a cat either. Marriage changes a man, and not always for the better.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By thump55

Is anyone else picturing a strung out, heroin...

Is anyone else picturing a strung out, heroin addicted Pinnochio on the street begging for some cash to buy this bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By thump55

New sport: The shuttle run with bicycles. Awesome.

New sport: The shuttle run with bicycles. Awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By thump55

If you've never exchanged bibs with a buddy...

If you've never exchanged bibs with a buddy mid-ride, then you have suffered needlessly.

All I'm saying is if it is 90 degrees, the two of you are on mile 80, and you are both chafing badly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,357
Posted By thump55

I would not read this thread for a Klondike bar.

I would not read this thread for a Klondike bar.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By thump55

You are never too young to start training for the...

You are never too young to start training for the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By thump55

We need a Friday caption contest...

But I'm too lazy to find a pic to post. Somebody's gotta have some ambition this morning.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 322,737
Posted By thump55

There is no yelling allowed at 4:00 AM, but it is...

There is no yelling allowed at 4:00 AM, but it is perfectly acceptable to hand him a note in all caps expressing your displeasure.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,314
Posted By thump55

Bring on the padlock before there is bloodshed.

Bring on the padlock before there is bloodshed.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-05-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By thump55

This is what I do for footwear from warm to cold:...

This is what I do for footwear from warm to cold:

-Tape up vent hole in bottom of toe box and put on PI toe warmers (amazing how much they help)
- PI shoe covers
- Lake cycling boots (awesome)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,813
Posted By thump55

Yup. This one took forever to type.

Yup. This one took forever to type.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,813
Posted By thump55

I have the same problem as the OP...I think it...

I have the same problem as the OP...I think it happens more when I quote someone. Typing this post was normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,904
Posted By thump55

The last girl left at the party will tell you...

The last girl left at the party will tell you whatever you want to hear.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By thump55

Tell that to Gallagher.

Tell that to Gallagher.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By thump55

The Efficient and the Furious.

The Efficient and the Furious.
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