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  1. #17476
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    OMG. I can't believe this thread is still going! Hahahah! I've been not really using my computer at all these days. And I've been trying to figure out if I can post here from my phone. If anyone knows how I can do that, it would be very helpful. I miss you ladies!
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  2. #17477
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    Hi! There's still a few of us here. I can read and post from my phone, though it's a bit of a challenge on a small screen. I just open the browser, to go the forum website and log in. It works pretty much the same as on a pc. I think others install the Tapatalk app and access the forum through that.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
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  3. #17478
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    Okay. I'm quite inured to high-priced bikes and components, accessories, gear, whatever. But I just hit my limit.

    $6499.00 for, wait for it, a Single Speed Raleigh bike. It's steel, mostly American parts, handbuilt by a famous builder (whom I don't know) and a replica of the Cheetah used in the Olympics from the 1980's. It's nice. But $6.5K nice?

    Cheetah? Or Cheater? Wow.

    https://www.raleighusa.com/cheetah-replica#
    Last edited by Muirenn; 07-18-2017 at 09:58 AM.
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  4. #17479
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    I want to catch up with some of the posts on other threads, but went to Charleston today for a dental apt, and it was more painful than usual Due To nature of what was done to correct an old filling, and the two deep Novocain shots. Numbness finally wore off. Then just hurt. Took 800 mg Motrin and an Advil. Plus Cepocol cough drops to numb the insides of my mouth. An hour and a half later, and I think the pain pills are helping. Don't dare take anymore. Had I known it would be this bad, would have asked for a script for a day or two worth to calm the inflammation. Ouch.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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  5. #17480
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    Ouch.
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  6. #17481
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    Ouch, the dentist is my least favorite way to spend time, ever.
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  7. #17482
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    Thanks! Feel much better today.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  8. #17483
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Thanks! Feel much better today.
    Oh good! I so hate the dentist! Facing orthodontia and who knows what else at the dental torture chamber soon, so I totally feel your pain. I wish they could just knock me out every time I go in. That may be the best thing about my recent oral surgery. IV sedation. <3
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  9. #17484
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    Glad you're feeling better, Sheila. I've got some dental work on the horizon -- I have a cracked tooth that hurts when I bite something the wrong way. I'm putting off dealing with it as long as possible, though. My dentist is also in no hurry to do anything about it as long as it doesn't hurt too much or too often, since putting in a crown may ultimately cause a need for a root canal.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  10. #17485
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Okay. I'm quite inured to high-priced bikes and components, accessories, gear, whatever. But I just hit my limit.

    $6499.00 for, wait for it, a Single Speed Raleigh bike. It's steel, mostly American parts, handbuilt by a famous builder (whom I don't know) and a replica of the Cheetah used in the Olympics from the 1980's. It's nice. But $6.5K nice?

    Cheetah? Or Cheater? Wow.

    https://www.raleighusa.com/cheetah-replica#
    The link is broken. $6k for a fixie? I'm not one to talk with our bikes though

    Found it here http://www.pedalconsumption.com/2017...ah-track-bike/
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  11. #17486
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    Glad you're feeling better, Sheila. I've got some dental work on the horizon -- I have a cracked tooth that hurts when I bite something the wrong way. I'm putting off dealing with it as long as possible, though. My dentist is also in no hurry to do anything about it as long as it doesn't hurt too much or too often, since putting in a crown may ultimately cause a need for a root canal.
    Been there too.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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  12. #17487
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    a couple of Wally World heirs just bought controlling interest in Rapha.

    Do you know what this means? I won't buy Rapha.


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  13. #17488
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    Too bad about the sale to wallys. Maybe, they, Rapha, needed cash infusion.

  14. #17489
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    Yeah, they need a cash infusion, because their stuff is so expensive, no one is buying it. I am not cheap, but I won't spend that amount of money.
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  15. #17490
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    According to an article in the ny times about the sale, Rapha has grown 25-30% annually for the last 11 years. The sale was about changing private equity firms from one with short-term gain ambitions to one that had good bicycle karma (Tom and Steuart Walton) and who are investing for a long-term future, like they have before in the bicycle community.

    They do make some nice clothing but are more style-conscious than I need. eta...I doubt you'll see their clothing in walmart
    Last edited by rebeccaC; 08-11-2017 at 10:02 AM.
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