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2020-05-18
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otfrom12:05:58

fixed up my bike and had a good weekend of riding around. I hope everyone else had a good weekend too

synthomat12:05:29

nope, wanted to ride the bike, but something broke and I had no replacement; will fix tomorrow – weather stays nice 🙂

ordnungswidrig14:05:17

I need new brake pads, I’m rubbing aluminium on aluminium right now. 🙈

otfrom14:05:48

sounds squeaky

otfrom14:05:00

@synthomat @ordnungswidrig what do you ride? Can you share pics?

ordnungswidrig15:05:44

I’m riding a 1997 hardtail, a Cube Acid 🙂 I would need to dig out a picture.

ordnungswidrig15:05:22

Cantilever brakes, nothing fancy like my daughters have on their bikes 😛

ordnungswidrig15:05:39

Ye old lady. I managed to match the tulips’ colour by accident. :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

otfrom17:05:03

do you have matching shoes tho?

ordnungswidrig10:05:10

I had matching glasses and the original saddle was yellow. As these a regular pedals, I don’t need bike shoes 😉

otfrom10:05:15

nice. I've got lots of orange things to go w/my Pugsley

ordnungswidrig15:05:39

Ah, sorry, V-brakes they are

ordnungswidrig15:05:40

@otfrom I guess so, but I’ve been told that the quality was way higher back then. Honestly I head to replace the headset bearings one and this gears and chains.

ordnungswidrig15:05:00

I did zero maintenance to the front suspension and it works like a charm.

otfrom15:05:06

not bad for a 23 year old bike

synthomat15:05:56

I have a road bike, can take pictures tomorrow during the repair

otfrom15:05:13

my Brompton is in the shop atm, but I'm having a silly amount of fun on my Surley Pugsley https://photos.app.goo.gl/Md9gsrLRGSaxtJnh8

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ordnungswidrig15:05:19

To be honest, this bike has not see many trails, but I did not handle it with care at all. 🙂

synthomat15:05:28

btw. next time I get a new bicycle I will for sure get one with disc brakes…

synthomat15:05:06

calipers are just the worse when it rains

otfrom15:05:12

I've got lots of good easy dune, beach, and bog riding near me and this is perfect for it

otfrom15:05:24

yeah, calipers are "fun" in the rain

synthomat15:05:17

when it’s dry brakes work perfec technically… I’m sliding with the tyres, but during rain they literaly don’t work at all 😄

ordnungswidrig15:05:03

haha, I had my bike for like two days and decided to go down that small trails in the woods as a shortcut. There had been rain in the night before. Well, the brakes worked fine but I sled the whole trail on a fixed read weel and stopped right next to that major road 🙂 I was quite happy to have bought a quality bike

ordnungswidrig15:05:24

@synthomat just make sure the brakes bite better than the tires 😉

ordnungswidrig15:05:25

I’m still looking for an excuse to buy a new bike. But the frame and everything just fit me so well. (Maybe I’m just so used to it)

ordnungswidrig15:05:54

@otfrom how are the fat wheels when you’re not riding downhill?

otfrom15:05:01

they are great over the flat (esp the flat and soft)

otfrom15:05:09

marvellously noisy on the road

otfrom15:05:16

(a low growl)

otfrom15:05:36

it isn't a proper down hill bike, but it is more of a "go everywhere" bike

otfrom15:05:56

the sand or snow need to get pretty soft (or slippy on a hill) to stop me

ordnungswidrig15:05:34

I imagine accelerating is harder.

otfrom15:05:31

it isn't as quick off the line as my Brompton, but nor does it have the top speed. 😉

otfrom15:05:48

it rolls nicely once it does start and the gears help move it along

otfrom15:05:45

in clojure news.... does anyone here use peek/pop/conj when working with vectors to preserve the order in the vector?

otfrom15:05:07

I'm scanning messages in a channel that are sorted and if two things clash, I want to keep the latest one

ordnungswidrig15:05:53

I’m always confused when people use peek and pop:)

otfrom15:05:50

looks like a fun bike

raymcdermott17:05:07

hello gents 🙂

raymcdermott17:05:44

I've decided to finally embrace Europe :)

raymcdermott17:05:51

so hugs all round

raymcdermott18:05:05

[ I held my breath and the hugs are all virtual ]

otfrom19:05:27

Physically if not socially distant hugs