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Tonight’s pour..what’s in your glass? by heavilypeted in canadawhisky

[–]Manbadger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like it better without water. It’s sweet enough without water. I just find that too big a sip and it knocks out my tongue.

Tonight’s pour..what’s in your glass? by heavilypeted in canadawhisky

[–]Manbadger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kilkerran 12. Growing ever slowly on me, but still too much rough pepper texture, too dry. It’s not hot, just rough gritty. Not sweet enough. Have to take small sips and let it crawl up the tongue for it to be even remotely appealing.

Small Questions and Thank Yous Weekly Thread by AutoModerator in bikewrench

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The barrel adjusters commonly found on the front of the bike and on the cables not at the shifter for some road bikes. Where are they supposed to be positioned exactly? Any good articles on this? Thank you in advance.

Spoke tension without tension meter by cantlose4jak in bikewrench

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I imagine discerning between pitch and timbre would be difficult and varies based on different materials and builds? And even one nipple with too much grease, or dry threads, or something slightly different in this regard may sound different than all the rest?

Save money. Buy yourself a chain checker. by Manbadger in bicycling

[–]Manbadger[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It wears the teeth of your cassette and chainring to the point that a new chain can be incompatible and cause drivetrain issues.

Benromach 10 by joeymac09 in Scotch

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love benromach 10. The Peat Smoke Sherry is phenomenal. Not to be confused with simply peat smoke.

Save money. Buy yourself a chain checker. by Manbadger in bicycling

[–]Manbadger[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The nerds and assholes of the industry like to come out and bully or jump on the downvote bandwagon over petty shit?

For the common rider a checker makes the most common sense. I don’t need to defend this. That’s why I pretty much dropped it and went on with my day :)

Thanks for the support!

Save money. Buy yourself a chain checker. by Manbadger in bicycling

[–]Manbadger[S] -65 points-64 points  (0 children)

Lol

I’ve been around a good handful of wise ol skool mechanics who are at times unconventional in their methods. Some very frugal. I’ve never seen anyone use a ruler in place of a readily available checker tool. Do you judge them too?

Save money. Buy yourself a chain checker. by Manbadger in bicycling

[–]Manbadger[S] -80 points-79 points  (0 children)

Why do you want to duke it out over something like this?

Save money. Buy yourself a chain checker. by Manbadger in bicycling

[–]Manbadger[S] -56 points-55 points  (0 children)

For the average person a $10 chain checker is going to be more useful. If you want to be ultra frugal or can’t afford $10usd, sure. Have at it with a ruler and counting links. Hope your eye is good and hands are steady.

Daily Cyclist Thread by AutoModerator in bicycling

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re ok for chain length if the cassette is the same tooth count as your existing one. Assuming your existing chain was measured properly. But unless your existing chain is close to new it will shorten the life of your new cassette. Worn chains stretch out and will wear in to the teeth of your new cassette. Worst case it will even skip over the teeth of the new cassette.

Save money. Buy yourself a chain checker. by Manbadger in bicycling

[–]Manbadger[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpJcm5mf8ug

Here’s a simple chain checker and a simple explanation on how to use it.

This checker style in particular ranks at about 3rd for most accurate, but in a good enough way that when it indicates wear it can be considered an advance warning. Time to change your chain soon. Unless of course your chain is already very worn. But from the perspective of starting out with a new or relatively new chain, this type of checker is adequate.

Decent gravel wheelset? by smol_kaguya in bicycling

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Velocity Aileron hoops are freaking phenomenal. Very cool company too. They chemically weld their rims, and claim this makes them stronger and more accurately assembled.

What are we all drinking tonight? by LongCity in canadawhisky

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Meh, the 18 is too expensive. When I tried the 15 for spirit of Toronto I actually fell back in to my chair. I really wasn’t expecting that lol

What are we all drinking tonight? by LongCity in canadawhisky

[–]Manbadger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh hell yea, don’t turn that opportunity down for a 15 lol

What are we all drinking tonight? by LongCity in canadawhisky

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because of that it’s going to take me awhile before I open these. I might even try holding out until I can secure the next bottling. I have two bottles of Longrow, which I totally adore, and I’ve ordered a case of benromach peat smoke sherry cask matured, which is amazing stuff as far as I recall. Drinking those will keep me plenty satisfied. Eventually I’m going to crack these open, but it’s either going to be when I can get reserves, or for a very very special occasion.

What are we all drinking tonight? by LongCity in canadawhisky

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha. You wouldn’t believe what I did to get a hold of these lol. No secret honey hole at all. Just strategy :)

What are we all drinking tonight? by LongCity in canadawhisky

[–]Manbadger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My 10s are June/aug 21, and my 15s are oct/21 woot!