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09-27-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,045
Posted By Colnago Mixte

T'was probably the worst weather of the year down...

T'was probably the worst weather of the year down there in LA. I imagine the old timers still refer to it as, "The Day The River Trail Got Wet". :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,434
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I was a sophomore in HS when "Afternoon Delight"...

I was a sophomore in HS when "Afternoon Delight" first came out. I had no idea what they were talking about, I thought maybe it was, I dunno, a milkshake or maybe a sandwich you'd have after school,...
09-27-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,045
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Does hosing your bike down once or twice a month...

Does hosing your bike down once or twice a month count as "cleaning"?
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,083
Posted By Colnago Mixte

That story has all the makings of a great song,...

That story has all the makings of a great song, even the chorus of, "And he told her, just take it one step at a time". :innocent:




Today, learned that I can talk to my Lizard, and be open...
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Roadhouse starring Patrick Swayze as a martial...

Roadhouse starring Patrick Swayze as a martial arts badass / philosophy major / bar bouncer was also unexpectedly sad.

They got Wade!!!
...
09-27-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 49,710
Views: 6,258,461
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Nah, I think that was Norman Bates. He just...

Nah, I think that was Norman Bates. He just wanted an excuse to wear grannie's dress.


https://s.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/dcd50c0247a2eb97d3cca038fb7ce5f1/202131371/NormaBates_Dummy.jpg
09-27-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Keep your eyes open. A few months back, this one...

Keep your eyes open. A few months back, this one was on Los Angeles CL for a several weeks at $375, I just didn't have the room for it. Kicking myself now for not making some room for it:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,614
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I prefer my positive speculation to your negative...

I prefer my positive speculation to your negative speculation. Let's face it, no one knows how such a situation would ultimately play out in court in front of a jury. 99% of civil cases never go to...
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,434
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Typical Miserable Office Worker Guy / Wage Slave...

Typical Miserable Office Worker Guy / Wage Slave / Commuter in a Funny Hat: "I wish I was you."

Bronson: "Well ... hang in there." (and maybe you can be cool and homeless too some day)
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09-27-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Colnago Mixte

The paint on mine is good enough, one chip on the...

The paint on mine is good enough, one chip on the seatstay. Will buy some red nail polish to touch it up eventually. Paint looks much deeper red in person, my various cameras are not very good at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,605
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Interesting. And you own or have ridden how many...

Interesting. And you own or have ridden how many of these frames?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,614
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Almost every ride I see something interesting...

Almost every ride I see something interesting worth a second look, unfortunately it's often a dangerous pass. But ... it's better to have what happens saved on video than not, even if you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,615
Posted By Colnago Mixte

What about steroids? Pedro Delgado was busted in...

What about steroids? Pedro Delgado was busted in the '88 Tour for using Probenicid, a drug used to treat gout, but also useful as a masking agent for steroids. So we can pretty safely assume Delgado...
09-26-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 2,542,172
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I borrowed my best friend's bike one time, and...

I borrowed my best friend's bike one time, and did the same thing when I plowed into a stopped car at a red light. It was an "SR", back when those were considered nice bikes. I never fixed for him,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,605
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Thanks, that's good to know. I'm gonna definitely...

Thanks, that's good to know. I'm gonna definitely buy one of these sooner or later, the prices are so good, I know I won't be able to resist.

This my current "fastest bike" that I got in 2011....
09-26-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Yeah, I'm with that guy, he sounds like a...

Yeah, I'm with that guy, he sounds like a reasonable fellow. Everyone else in this thread sounds like they're ready to put on their Sunday best and go fight it out on TV at The People's Court. Wait...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,434
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I dunno, I'm as critical as they come, but I've...

I dunno, I'm as critical as they come, but I've never understood the hate that song gets. Without listening to the words, it's actually quite pleasant.

However I reserve all my hate for this...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,434
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Only a week? Once that song firmly takes hold, it...

Only a week? Once that song firmly takes hold, it often takes 3-4 weeks to fully shake it off. It's like an epic case of the flu. Sometimes it can actually spread into the lungs and get really...
09-26-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Colnago Mixte

That's what I did for my triple last week. It's...

That's what I did for my triple last week. It's hard enough to get a double crank to play well in all gear combos, but triples I have found, are pretty much hopeless, with my limited mechanical...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,434
Posted By Colnago Mixte

How's the intro song on this for awful? Just...

How's the intro song on this for awful? Just kidding, I love that guy. I bet windchaser does too.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJFB6rH3z2A
09-26-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 24,724
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his...

Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his days. He's not fit for two wheels.
09-26-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,034
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Any Rick Danko or Robbie Robertson sightings up...

Any Rick Danko or Robbie Robertson sightings up that way? Now I'm gonna have that damned song in my head for the rest of the week. :(

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,615
Posted By Colnago Mixte

As far as the 5 pound bike weight reduction, this...

As far as the 5 pound bike weight reduction, this is interesting:


So 2.5 seconds per mile per pound times 5 = 15 seconds per mile saved. And since I remember Phil Liggett describing Alpe d'Huez...
09-26-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,415
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Isn't that amazing how well the human body will...

Isn't that amazing how well the human body will hold up if you take good care of it, and are very lucky in the genetics dept. That 19 y/o could probably eventually beat you if he trained hard enough,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,434
Posted By Colnago Mixte

For music that's played in public spaces, it's...

For music that's played in public spaces, it's classical, or GTFO. Any other kind of music will always offend someone. Classical offends no one, except idiots.
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