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    Did you make it up moon rocks? My buddy and I...

    Did you make it up moon rocks? My buddy and I tried about 5 times each before he finally made it and I gave up and walked the last part.
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    I'd also add that I've only had temporary luck...

    I'd also add that I've only had temporary luck using lubricant on pulleys/jockey wheels. The squeaking seems to come back fairly quickly. However, I have had good luck removing them, disassembling,...
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    Oops, yeah, that. I was tempted to go back and...

    Oops, yeah, that. I was tempted to go back and fix it, but you've got the evidence of my mistake right there. :)
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    Squeaking is often the pulleys on the cassette,...

    Squeaking is often the pulleys on the cassette, especially if you lubed the chain and it's still there.

    I usually lube the chain but cycle through all cogs and rings; the lube goes from the chain...
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    This thread just keeps on going. So, 70 miles...

    This thread just keeps on going.

    So, 70 miles on the Virginia Capital Trail yesterday, and the only person who passed me was on a big eBike. I was going in the low 20s at the time, and he flew by...
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    I suppose the music in your head isn't enough?...

    I suppose the music in your head isn't enough? There's always a song in my head sos I don't need an external sound system while riding.

    When I was in college my father made some comment about when...
  7. Thread: Back pain

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    I wondered why your Strava feed had gone quiet. ...

    I wondered why your Strava feed had gone quiet.

    Only other thing I'd add is that, for me, changing riding position helps. I get out of the saddle more than many just to give the back (and tail) a...
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    Rule 42 has always been my favorite rule to break.

    Rule 42 has always been my favorite rule to break.
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    I've been working on my curmudgeonly skills for a...

    I've been working on my curmudgeonly skills for a couple of years now that I'm in my 50s and can justify it, but I'm nowhere near this level yet. Something to aspire to I suppose, but you're setting...
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    If you're gonna ride, ride with your tats on...

    If you're gonna ride, ride with your tats on to be in my head on the ride home now.
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    No way you'd be able to tell the new Orbeas are...

    No way you'd be able to tell the new Orbeas are eBikes.

    http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/orbea-launches-gain-road-and-gravel-e-bikes

    Do not like. If you're getting e-assist, you should be...
  12. BTW, BikeIndex.org has both a serial number...

    BTW, BikeIndex.org has both a serial number checker and a handy PDF of things that are red flags that a bike may be stolen.


    https://bikeindex.org/news/how-not-to-buy-a-stolen-bike-online
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    Wait, there's a 2:42 in the morning now?

    Wait, there's a 2:42 in the morning now?
  14. Might just check that it's not stolen. The OP...

    Might just check that it's not stolen. The OP seems to know remarkably little about the bike. (Apologies to the OP, who is probably not a thief. It's just something I would check, the Internet and...
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    Our benefit is starting to look like a real...

    Our benefit is starting to look like a real bargain. It's $125/month, but it's taxable sos you get less. The good thing is that it's only for reimbursement of bike expenses, so when the balance gets...
  16. Every time I tried to log in the last few weeks...

    Every time I tried to log in the last few weeks it would just sit and spin, but it worked today. Apparently 1,377th. Whatevs. There will always be someone who does more or goes faster, and someone...
  17. I thought this was just me.

    I thought this was just me.
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    I've bought bikes at the LBS, bought bikes...

    I've bought bikes at the LBS, bought bikes online, bought frames to build up (with some help from the LBS; I'm not a great mechanic), and had a bike custom made. I've had about the same satisfaction...
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    Juice of dead rat on my legs on G Street. Good...

    Juice of dead rat on my legs on G Street. Good thing we have showers at work.
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    How could you tell?

    How could you tell?
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    Oh yeah, I learned that one for while you're...

    Oh yeah, I learned that one for while you're still riding when it just dropped. But when it's a done deal and the chain is on the frame and you're stopped, I never seem to have enough hands to lift...
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    So what is the secret? Enquiring minds, you know....

    So what is the secret? Enquiring minds, you know.

    My secret is to pick up a stick to use so you don't get grease all over your hands. Is that it?
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    Ima suggest a benefit here. We drove to Key West...

    Ima suggest a benefit here. We drove to Key West the winter before last and, since that Florida toll system just shoots pics of your license plates and bills you, and they don't have front plates...
  24. On the home page of the Washington Post, with...

    On the home page of the Washington Post, with some politicians objecting to the plan as currently designed.
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    It's not completely scientific despite it calling...

    It's not completely scientific despite it calling itself science, but GCN did a comparison. It's a fun and useful comparison, despite the fact that they haven't controlled for any variables etc.
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