I need a bike seat (no quick release) that won't get stolen and doesn't look too nice
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:27 (fourteen years ago) link
locking seat post clamp and/or and extension cable for you lock
― Ed, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:46 (fourteen years ago) link
in before snark
"saddle" excuse me
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 5 May 2008 00:38 (fourteen years ago) link
what do you wear on the bike
― cutty, Monday, 5 May 2008 00:44 (fourteen years ago) link
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 5 May 2008 00:47 (fourteen years ago) link
― Mark C, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 23:12 (fourteen years ago) link
My boss gave me a KOM jersey which i have never worn and will never wear.
― wilter, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 23:30 (fourteen years ago) link
I love the Astana colours, and for some reason when Vino was ridiculous last year it made me want his jersey all the more. Thanks to ebay, I now have one.
― Mark C, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 23:48 (fourteen years ago) link
I've got a Team Bianchi jersey and knicks from a couple of years ago that is mah fave team outfit.
― wilter, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 23:51 (fourteen years ago) link
I want a Holdsworth jersey (my local bike shop is where the renowned marque was born) but they're all really expensive.
― Mark C, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 00:09 (fourteen years ago) link
astanas kit is nice- nice jersey
now that im not racing for anybody, i am trying to find cheap but good riding gear that is without any adverts or affiliations of any kind. ive got like 12 years of orange and purple and blue kit. oh and one set of maroon and gold collegiate stuff from racing for du.
my experience unofficial bike racer rules hold that you may not wear pro jerseys lest ye be mocked. scrub bike racers are ridiculous like this, but i conformed. dint want to get 'ooooh, fanboy!' or 'are you mark cavendish in that high road gear? because man have you become FAT.'
― Hunt3r, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 00:33 (fourteen years ago) link
"experience is that..."
― Hunt3r, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 00:34 (fourteen years ago) link
Yeah a friend of mine who is a very serious sprinter earned the nickname Coasty coz he always gets around in this nasty old team coast jersey.
― wilter, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 00:50 (fourteen years ago) link
hunt3r, craft is the best at making the kind of gear you are looking for. it's relatively cheap. you are a lawyer.
― cutty, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 01:14 (fourteen years ago) link
also, hunt3r OTM about wearing pro team kit. i never would although i REALLY like the slipsteam/chipotle argyle crazyness. i would wear the socks in my home i think.
― cutty, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 01:15 (fourteen years ago) link
As i've mentioned before somewhere, this mob's factory is right near me, they make some good gear and the 2nds are hell cheap.
― wilter, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 01:17 (fourteen years ago) link
..not that that really concerns you ppl in the northern hemisphere very much.
― wilter, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 01:18 (fourteen years ago) link
well i love knog products so whatever
― cutty, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 02:28 (fourteen years ago) link
i just got this. First tech-y jacket I've purchased in like ten years.
― gbx, Thursday, 8 May 2008 21:11 (fourteen years ago) link
i wish id had that on my hut trip, the fullbore shell was way too much at 45 degrees
"The rear zip pocket stashes some carb gels or car keys without making you feel off-balance"
ha dood how big is yr keyring and gel flask!?
― Hunt3r, Thursday, 8 May 2008 22:26 (fourteen years ago) link
why plain solid colors appeal to me. i figure thats like half of the stuff ive had, the rest worn out crashed out lost.
― Hunt3r, Friday, 9 May 2008 15:51 (fourteen years ago) link
i think craft is the best at solid colors, none too offensive
― cutty, Friday, 9 May 2008 16:39 (fourteen years ago) link
When you first took that photo, did it induce a seizure? It's like a Bridget Riley painting.
― Laurel, Friday, 9 May 2008 18:20 (fourteen years ago) link
― cutty, Friday, 9 May 2008 18:32 (fourteen years ago) link
i forgot to throw socks armwarmers and gloves on pile
i do have other, non team gear, but thats the detritus of a misspent early adulthood
― Hunt3r, Friday, 9 May 2008 18:47 (fourteen years ago) link
FUNERAL PYRE STYLEE?
― Hunt3r, Friday, 9 May 2008 18:48 (fourteen years ago) link
(not with me on it, mind)
Is it also really bad to wear Campagnolo clothing (because it looks cool) when your bike is all Shimano?
― Bocken Social Scene, Saturday, 10 May 2008 01:30 (fourteen years ago) link
It depends how much the opinions of lycra fascists matter to you! I think you'll get away with it.
― Mark C, Saturday, 10 May 2008 08:07 (fourteen years ago) link
In anticipation of my flash new bike actually arriving, can someone tell me what exactly is the grease with which I need to grease my eggbeater threads? I am baffled by all the various kinds of lubricant bikes require - a quick lesson would be great.
― Mark C, Thursday, 22 May 2008 14:01 (fourteen years ago) link
I use Pedro's syngrease for all my greasing needs and their synlube for the chain. Oranjpeelz degreaser is good too.
― Ed, Thursday, 22 May 2008 14:26 (fourteen years ago) link
anybody here ever use a carradice bike bureau? inspired by the ile msgr bag thread, im looking to get a friendlier commuter pannier. i use a single ortlieb classic, and its great- on the bike. i want something that looks non-bikey and is shoulderable, with minimal lashing fuss.
i looked at arkel briefcase and commuter bag, but the former is too big and expensive, and the latter looks to bikey and has stow issues on the shoulder strap, but im listenin'.
― Hunt3r, Thursday, 22 May 2008 23:10 (fourteen years ago) link
What is yr new bike Mark C?
― wilter, Thursday, 22 May 2008 23:11 (fourteen years ago) link
Walter, it's an unnecessarily highly specced bike I can only justify because a tax break means I get it for 40% off - it's the Focus Cayo Pro.
― Mark C, Friday, 23 May 2008 15:08 (thirteen years ago) link
looks great. when will it be in then? bettya cant wait
― Hunt3r, Friday, 23 May 2008 15:31 (thirteen years ago) link
It was supposed to come end April, latest is that it'll come end May. I'm actually really nervous about riding it because it's not going to feel nearly as soft as my Trek. But yeah, I can't wait. I might just stroke it for a bit.
There's altogether too much carbon on that thing. I'll probably shatter it when I try and put the pedals on.
― Mark C, Friday, 23 May 2008 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link
might just stroke it for a bit
ahem, easy now
so anyway, i was looking at buying one of the carradice bags direct. i figured it would cost $50 or so to ship it by slow boat, but its looking more like $100. that sure seems like an awful lot.
― Hunt3r, Friday, 23 May 2008 15:52 (thirteen years ago) link
ROWR. if this had a shoulder strap, i think id get it.
― Hunt3r, Friday, 23 May 2008 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link
this basil preston laptop bag is approaching my ideal in appearance and apparent function. i cant find a single review anywhere. nor a picture of attachment mechs. any info appreciated.
― Hunt3r, Saturday, 24 May 2008 01:03 (thirteen years ago) link
I am wondering if I should start looking at alternative bikes - the Focus still isn't in stock, and it's almost two months since I ordered it. If I were to go for something else, do you think Wiggle would feel morally obliged to give me some kind of discount/upgrade if I had to choose a different machine?
― Mark C, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 11:41 (thirteen years ago) link
i dont know about their moral obligation, but obv its in their best business interest to satisfy their customer in the face of unreasonable delay. did they advise you that there would be such a delay?
what are your damages?
― Hunt3r, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 15:29 (thirteen years ago) link
btw i bought that basil bag w/ no performance review. hope its not a pos.
― Hunt3r, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 15:30 (thirteen years ago) link
no free lawyering
― cutty, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 15:31 (thirteen years ago) link
yeah and its england. ive got a copy of chitty on k's right here on my desk tho, so solicitors and barristers watch out.
― Hunt3r, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link
ok i had ordered a bag from carradice but it was on hold until i approved the shipping cost. i then figured i would cancel as it looked like shipping would be exorbitant. carradice just advised shipping from uk is affordable after all, and i really wanted their bag in the first place. gah!
― Hunt3r, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 16:41 (thirteen years ago) link
i think i need some new handlebars (i have flat ones now, but my wrists start hurting on longer rides). i'm not sure if i should get flat ones with bar ends or just get drops?
― Jordan, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 17:29 (thirteen years ago) link
my old commuter had flats/barends and they were very good for alternate hand position. my current bike has drops, and i love having the hoods, but i almost never use the drops because the bar has a very deep bend.
also, refitting with drops gets pricey real fast if you want brifters
― Hunt3r, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link
― Mark C, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 17:53 (thirteen years ago) link
would like that bike
― ledge, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link
altho i don't really dig the straight forks
gorgeous, so calm and placid looking, at least in the pics.
― inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Friday, 29 May 2020 04:28 (one year ago) link
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 29 May 2020 05:48 (one year ago) link
I cannot recommend snapping one’s tibialis anterior tendon.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 29 May 2020 09:40 (one year ago) link
I’m learning that this bike packing game is not quite like my touring of old. For starters bikepackers seem to like riding with flat pedals and what look like skate shoes or hiking boots. Which is a bit of a revelation as I spent a good deal of my teenage touring days staying in Irish cow barns and I never truly got the muck out of my cleats.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 29 May 2020 09:46 (one year ago) link
even hobos need new ways to be fashionably hobo. I draw the line at handlebar bags because those are seriously bullshit, wtf. Cmon.
― inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Friday, 29 May 2020 19:33 (one year ago) link
woohoo keep chipping away jim, it'll come back. i hear vancouver is cycling paradise.
it really is, which makes neglecting to cycle even more unforgivable. kind of back to being addicted now and annoyed I'm too busy this weekend to be able to spend much time on the bike
― Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Friday, 29 May 2020 20:46 (one year ago) link
Detective work. I found a photo from a 2016 forum post that seems to show 32mm knobbies on a 2017 Synapse, and it looks like Mavic Aksium has worked with 32mm since 2016, so I'm gonna try some dirt.
― lukas, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:30 (one year ago) link
even hobos need new ways to be fashionably hobo. I draw the line at handlebar bags because those are seriously bullshit, wtf. Cmon.― inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Saturday, 30 May 2020 5:33 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink
― inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Saturday, 30 May 2020 5:33 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink
Aw, I always liked my carradice handlebar bag which had all my daily necessities in them, except for the on bike packet of biscuits which went in the front right pannier.
It also had a transparent map pocket on top. Something that seems to have gone the way of the dodo because we all have GPS now. Which is a crying shame, maps contain so much more possibility.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 29 May 2020 21:39 (one year ago) link
ah, i suspect i’m just an outlier, irritated by bar weighting. also i’m old and sometimes mtb in lycra and other old tymey stuff, and my old prejudices persist.
― inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Saturday, 30 May 2020 01:02 (one year ago) link
I am used to weird handling thanks to the stupid long stem on my current bike.
Also I very much see the bar Bag as old times, however I see rapha make one now so I guess we have gone full circle.
Anyway bike initially will be very vanilla. 700X30 wheels and my current speedplays. I wasn’t quite ready to got 650b right off the bat. Although it is Force 1 AXS which is pretty exiting, also it seems crazy that you can get a 1x with more gears than my first few bikes, more useable gears than many of my bikes and almost more range than triples I’ve had.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 30 May 2020 01:22 (one year ago) link
Also I’m going to have to learn how do I shot tubeless.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 30 May 2020 01:23 (one year ago) link
i've gotten pretty acquainted with a local adventure/bike packing frame manufacturer. the chief rides 2x, a few of his buddies ride 1x, and i've told him i can't settle for less than the 640% that i get on my ancient but lovely 3x9. i can do that on a 2x11 now i think, but it requires some fettling and fancying. for a while i'd have needed di2, but i think no longer. the amount of gear specialization that's out there now is so incredible.
btw the chief wrote up his most recent event: https://www.bicycling.com/racing/a32433034/what-its-like-to-do-atlas-mountain-race/?fbclid=IwAR0Z8pX7_dIIw0-4777Vm9K0UfmeeqQmxf-OkmCKeQSpwVstBlbs9qxOWkU.
tubeless is easy and great. if you don't have a compressor, a pressure bottle is helpful when you have to mount up new tires, that's what i have. i think some pumps have integrated ones now, i guess. aside from seating new mounts, the only annoyance of tubeless at all to me, and it's totally not a big deal, is peeling dry latex out if you've left it alone for months, and topping off yr sealant every couple months. i use orange shot, it's fine.
(i seriously wouldn't bother with tubeless at road widths/pressures, it's not that much a benefit imo, but that's not a popular opinion with everyone).
― inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Saturday, 30 May 2020 02:22 (one year ago) link
still cycling away but (as ed knows from the slack) I’ve been struggling with shoulder/neck issues, which have recurred following the injury I sustained last august when trying to ride from the bottom of scotland to the top (!) on an ill-fitting bike. sucks. and I can’t even get a bike fit for obvious reasons -shouldn’t have put it off over winter.
thinking about taking up pilates (and getting physio when I can) AND eventually getting proper fits on all my bikes. can still ride about 35-40 miles but that’s max before it flares and tightens :/
― ||||||||, Sunday, 31 May 2020 14:03 (one year ago) link
I shot tubeless on my bikepacking gravel bike (christened the goblin) - it is so awesome. fiddly, with a learning curve but once it’s setup... ahhhhh bliss
― ||||||||, Sunday, 31 May 2020 14:04 (one year ago) link
My bike now has a ship date but not for a couple of weeks (boo). However we did just buy my wife a new electric town bike and boy is it fun. I stole it to visit a rival electric car charging site that is being built across town (and to search for organic parsnips). It’s a lot of fun effortlessly pedalling at 25km.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 6 June 2020 22:09 (one year ago) link
i toooo have recently acquired a bikepacking bike lol
― gbx, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 01:31 (one year ago) link
starting to plan my next bikepacking trip
― scampo simmonite (||||||||), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 08:22 (one year ago) link
here's mine last summer, in full splendorhttps://i.imgur.com/9GUoZqc.jpg
― scampo simmonite (||||||||), Sunday, 21 June 2020 20:54 (one year ago) link
New bike is here and setup.
Learning a bunch of New things: tubeless, electronic shifting, disc brakes hydraulics. It amazes me that the big rear cog is bigger than the big ring on my road bike.
Next is to get myself in the position to bikepack.
― American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 25 June 2020 12:46 (one year ago) link
should I buy one of these so-called "mountain" bikes
― specific fry such as scampo (||||||||), Thursday, 2 July 2020 21:01 (one year ago) link
nice Ed. tubeless scares me.
and yes, mountain bikes are fun, get it.
― lukas, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 02:14 (one year ago) link
I've solved my biggest tubeless woe which was getting enough sealant into the back tyre to make it seal. I got a Stans syringe doodad to inject the sealant. This seems like a 100% necessary tubeless item.
― American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 07:14 (one year ago) link
tubeless is the bommmmmmmmb
puncture the other day on the rear. no worries - keep riding, seals itself, no drama
― per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 07:28 (one year ago) link
I inject mine using an old 60ml stans sealant bottles
― per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 07:29 (one year ago) link
What do you have in you luggage?
― American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 09:28 (one year ago) link
for daily rides, I carry a stupid amount of stuff really (all stuffed into the frame bag) - frame pump, tube, multi-tool, lube, patch kit (with patches, tire boot, painkillers, presta-schrader adaptor), cable ties, etc
for bikepacking, all of the above plus: terra nova wild country zephyros 1; alpkit mattress; decathlon three season down sleeping bag; flip flops; fujifilm X100; etc
top tube bag = battery pack; wallet; sweets/nuts
― per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 10:21 (one year ago) link
sleeping bag goes into the handlebar bag. it's only a small 1.5l lomo bag. might upgrade it to the 14l apidura expidition bag.
tent gets stuffed into bottom of the seat pack. mattress, down jacket, some off-bike wear in there too and toiletries
frame bag fit to bursting with spares, tools, etc.
― per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 10:23 (one year ago) link
think I'll throw some 43mm bruce gordon rock n' road tyres on for my summer bikepacking... unless I get that mtb
maybe dishy rishi will give us all a 500£ handout on weds I can put towards that
― per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 10:25 (one year ago) link
Ed how is yr bike going? Did you see the Petervary vid i threw up, it’s a pretty good take on your “what’s in yr luggage?” q above, eh? In case you’re gettin ready to ride https://atlasmountainrace.cc/ 👍
― retail rage is for suckers (Hunt3r), Friday, 31 July 2020 14:21 (one year ago) link
Bike is going great. Although I haven’t left the city, because I am not allowed. Just doing loops around town and up and down the bouley at the moment. Planning what my first long rides should be, there’s a nice unsurfaced climb up the back of kinglake which I want to go back to. Originally I was thinking my first overnight would to a B&B, but given the situation wild camping might be the only way to get out of town this year.
I guess the major revelation is running such a big (30mm) tyre, it makes everything feel much less fraught.
― American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:11 (one year ago) link
that is a good feeling. I ride a lot of asphalt on a tubeless 2.1” at 25/28psi in between trails and theyre slow but so comfy.are u in Melb? does it still have all the trolley tracks? those could be deadly i should think, i’d def want like 43mm sneaks.
― retail rage is for suckers (Hunt3r), Saturday, 1 August 2020 03:45 (one year ago) link
Life in Melbourne means learning how to deal with tram tracks. I’ve only once stacked on a railroad crossing and that was as a 12 year old coming out of Cherbourg ferry port on a tour, a great lesson in never doing that again.
I’m going to explore some bigger noblier rubber at some point. These wheels can take up to 40mm so I might go there when the slicks wear out.
― American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Saturday, 1 August 2020 04:23 (one year ago) link
I think I am coming to the conclusion that the 44T ring is too big for me with the 10 rear cog (and the 12 and the 14). The ghost of Sheldon Brown nuggets I could be happy with a 38T Ring or maybe even smaller.
― American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Monday, 3 August 2020 11:46 (one year ago) link
So you mean that you can _never_ realistically need a gear as big as 44-10. I was gonna use and link bikecalc, because it’s great for this use and i use it like twice a week these days— aaaand today’s it’s either down or gone and i will die if i can’t have it. *sob* seriously i hope it’s not dead.Erm so yeah 44 is not small but 1x only gives u one chance. Not a technological match, but on my nexus 7 commuter i always tried to make gear 5 (which is the1:1) my “low threshhold power-speed,” loaded, on a flat, windless, surface— on that bike. I think that was a 38-16?
― retail rage is for suckers (Hunt3r), Monday, 3 August 2020 15:16 (one year ago) link
I'm pretty unfit right now and I can always switch back, but my desire to totally drill it on the the flat or on descents is pretty minimal right now. The biggest pain is I think SRAM now makes you take off the crank to change the ring now.
― American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Saturday, 8 August 2020 01:08 (one year ago) link
I've seen a good price on an S-works tarmac SL6 frameset and it's taking all my willpower not to raid my garden landscaping fund to buy it....
― ||||||||, Thursday, 27 August 2020 20:52 (one year ago) link
dream bike for me
HI can y'all help us please?
we are not serious Bike People or street racers or anything
but we want to get exercise use out of our bikes even at a time when hauling them down to the street and braving the dangers and hassles of NYC riding is just not viable, for various reasons.
we started to look at indoor "bike trainers" but got a little bit of sticker shock, and overwhelmed by all the features and competing websites with a million different lists. we don't know the market, we don't have our bearings. we were kind of imagining just like, some kind of metal stand that you could set a bike on, and pedal away while you listen to podcasts. but would that work? is all the 'trainer' resistance hardware necessary in order to get a real workout? we can't tell or understand. the review sites don't show you the price until you click through. it's just all very overwhelming. basically we're wondering what name or product category we should even be googling here. any guidance is greatly appreciated.
― Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:34 (one year ago) link
I need new grips for my single-speed road bike w riser bars (which I p much exclusively use for commuting around the city but once in a v great while I go on like 5-10 mile trail rides with), I am thinking Ergon grips w the palm rests, does anyone have anything to say abt these?
― Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:53 (one year ago) link
I don't really have any insight on this. I'm def a grip minimalist, I like em sorta skinny and grippy meself. Sorry.
― pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 02:52 (one year ago) link
One thing that's great about my ancient Raleigh singlespeed conversion is that I walk into bike shops for parts and they go deep in the bin for the cheapest stuff they can find, and then discount it. Or maybe I just look like I need a hand.
― lukas, Thursday, 7 October 2021 21:30 (seven months ago) link
Had four bikes stolen out of my garage on Friday night, including my fancy go-fast carbon di2 road bike. Luckily renter's insurance will cover the loss, and 2 of the 4 I was actually trying to sell. Ironically the only loss that hurts is the one worth the least amount of money: My wife's 1990 aluminum Miyata around-town bike. All the other ones were new and served a purpose, but that one was old and wierd and charming. The first bike my wife ever bought for herself, by herself, and the one she rode to all the protests this summer (it took some tear-gas and pepper-balls to the frame). That one was posted to OfferUP that day, and I made an offer, planning on showing up to the meet with a squad of friends to get it back, but got no response. Eat shit bike thieves.
― sous les paves, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:07 (seven months ago) link
― gbx, Thursday, 21 October 2021 15:00 (seven months ago) link
damn that sucks asssss
― 《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 21 October 2021 21:52 (seven months ago) link
― antebellum tension fatigue (Hunt3r), Saturday, 23 October 2021 00:52 (six months ago) link
Two of the four stolen bikes recovered! Last week, one (wife's trek/gary fisher presidio gravel bike) by the local bike shop. The guy who works there (a friend) noticed somebody with it trying to put air into the tire with the pump they have sitting out on the sidewalk in front of the shop. He ran out and grabbed it, much to the dismay of the noticeably altered dude who had it. I brought them a bunch of beer and halloween candy to thank them. The other one, my wife's prized Miyata, just today at lunch. One of my close friends noticed a woman holding it in the parking lot of the 7-11 right off the freeway offramp. He ran in there and got it back for $20.00. It's had it's saddle and pedals swapped out with another of the (still missing) bikes but it's otherwise in fine shape. Getting one stolen bike back is a rare stroke of luck, but to have two back is shockingly lucky.
― sous les paves, Wednesday, 3 November 2021 21:16 (six months ago) link
good to hear. hope more horses make it to the barn.
― antebellum tension fatigue (Hunt3r), Friday, 5 November 2021 04:15 (six months ago) link
Well the bike theft story ends on a very good note; Insurance gave us a big check to replace what was taken, and my friend coincidentally had a very nice 2019 Pinarello Prince with all the bells and whistles for sale. He is almost exactly my height, so it's a perfect fit. I can't help but be a little embarassed at how well I came out from the whole ordeal. If I were to try and sell my old race bike (which I was planning on doing), it almost certainly wouldn't have been this easy. Thanks thieves, I guess?
― sous les paves, Monday, 8 November 2021 18:42 (six months ago) link
well that's nice!
― gbx, Monday, 8 November 2021 21:47 (six months ago) link