Test drove the old Follis! Wry humor content.

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Methuselah, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Methuselah

    Methuselah Guest

    Background: Old Follis 472 was hanging on the garage wall for thirty
    years.
    We bought a pair of Specialized Expedition Elites and starting riding
    again! GREAT! Adrenaline junkies again, turning back the odometer,
    as it were.
    Being comfort/Hybrids, people told me that a dedicated road bike would
    probably start looking attractive as I got more used to fast
    pavement..and indeed, I have found myself seeking higher gearing. (Got
    good advice about "lugging" and cadence..thanks everyone!)
    The Follises, from what I understand, had a good reputation, and I was
    eager to get it cleaned, lubed, inflated, adjusted and going again.
    Possibly it is the large frame size (27" wheels) but it is not going
    to be my road bike, I guess. Yes, the seat is dried out, etc., but I
    felt every pebble in the pavement, and the mechanical shock and
    vibration were so pronounced that it actually was making my vision
    jiggle. The Follis is undeniably faster and quicker handling than the
    Expeditions, and I know that given equal riders, there is no way a
    person on a comfort/hybrid would ever catch up to someone on the
    Follis. That said, however, at this moment the only benefit that I
    can see to riding it is to educate males to the pain of childbirth. I
    feel like I filled my pants with broken crockery and sat on a paint
    shaker.
    So it appears this bike, or the way it was set up, or the seat, etc.
    was the reason we stopped riding long ago.
    Bikes have changed a lot since the '70's, and I will be the first to
    admit I certainly have, also. But not in the direction of riding the
    Follis.
    Anybody local to SE Massachusetts want it? Make some token reasonable
    offer and come get it.
     
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  2. David Kerber

    David Kerber Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Background: Old Follis 472 was hanging on the garage wall for thirty
    > years.
    > We bought a pair of Specialized Expedition Elites and starting riding
    > again! GREAT! Adrenaline junkies again, turning back the odometer,
    > as it were.
    > Being comfort/Hybrids, people told me that a dedicated road bike would
    > probably start looking attractive as I got more used to fast
    > pavement..and indeed, I have found myself seeking higher gearing. (Got
    > good advice about "lugging" and cadence..thanks everyone!)
    > The Follises, from what I understand, had a good reputation, and I was
    > eager to get it cleaned, lubed, inflated, adjusted and going again.
    > Possibly it is the large frame size (27" wheels) but it is not going
    > to be my road bike, I guess. Yes, the seat is dried out, etc., but I
    > felt every pebble in the pavement, and the mechanical shock and
    > vibration were so pronounced that it actually was making my vision
    > jiggle. The Follis is undeniably faster and quicker handling than the
    > Expeditions, and I know that given equal riders, there is no way a
    > person on a comfort/hybrid would ever catch up to someone on the
    > Follis. That said, however, at this moment the only benefit that I
    > can see to riding it is to educate males to the pain of childbirth. I
    > feel like I filled my pants with broken crockery and sat on a paint
    > shaker.
    > So it appears this bike, or the way it was set up, or the seat, etc.
    > was the reason we stopped riding long ago.
    > Bikes have changed a lot since the '70's, and I will be the first to
    > admit I certainly have, also. But not in the direction of riding the
    > Follis.
    > Anybody local to SE Massachusetts want it? Make some token reasonable
    > offer and come get it.


    Is your e-mail address on the post good? I sent a message to it with an
    offer, and it hasn't bounced yet. Or e-mail me: dkerber (at) ids (dot)
    net.

    --
    Dave Kerber
    Fight spam: remove the ns_ from the return address before replying!

    REAL programmers write self-modifying code.
     
  3. Methuselah

    Methuselah Guest


    >Is your e-mail address on the post good?


    Nope. I have been on the Net since it was ARPA,, and even then have
    had to abandon too many good addresses due to spammer harvesting. No
    way an addy gets archived on DejaVu et al.

    >I sent a message to it with an
    >offer, and it hasn't bounced yet. Or e-mail me:

    Done. Here it comes!
     
  4. Methuselah wrote:

    >>Is your e-mail address on the post good?

    >
    > Nope. I have been on the Net since it was ARPA,, and even then have
    > had to abandon too many good addresses due to spammer harvesting. No
    > way an addy gets archived on DejaVu et al.


    So, instead, you pass on the problem to some guy in Fremont, the actual
    owner of anydomain.org

    --
    Keith Willoughby http://flat222.org/keith/
    I hate you, Butler
     
  5. Methuselah

    Methuselah Guest


    >
    >So, instead, you pass on the problem to some guy in Fremont, the actual
    >owner of anydomain.org


    Fixed. Just try to guess a name that has not been taken. Thanks for
    the clue.
     
  6. Methuselah wrote:

    >>
    >>So, instead, you pass on the problem to some guy in Fremont, the actual
    >>owner of anydomain.org

    >
    > Fixed.


    You'll want to change the From: as well as the Reply-to: :)

    > Just try to guess a name that has not been taken. Thanks for the clue.


    No probs.

    --
    Keith Willoughby http://flat222.org/keith/
    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
     
  7. Methuselah

    Methuselah Guest


    >>>So, instead, you pass on the problem to some guy in Fremont, the actual
    >>>owner of anydomain.org


    Hey look:

    whois whois.arin.net www.anydomain.org:

    No match found for www.anydomain.org.

    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2004-04-10 19:15
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

    Ah well, it's modified anyway now.
     
  8. Methuselah wrote:

    >>>>So, instead, you pass on the problem to some guy in Fremont, the actual
    >>>>owner of anydomain.org

    >
    > Hey look:
    >
    > whois whois.arin.net www.anydomain.org:
    >
    > No match found for www.anydomain.org.


    Do it without the 'www'

    Domain ID:D96669531-LROR
    Domain Name:ANYDOMAIN.ORG
    Created On:26-Mar-2003 00:00:08 UTC
    Last Updated On:11-Mar-2004 06:30:15 UTC
    Expiration Date:26-Mar-2005 00:00:08 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:R42-LROR
    Status:OK
    Registrant ID:0-758337-Gandi
    Registrant Name:Uber Hacker
    Registrant Organization:Uber Hacker
    Registrant Street1:1230 Beethoven Common
    Registrant Street2:Apt 201
    Registrant City:Fremont
    Registrant State/Province:CA

    etc.

    --
    Keith Willoughby http://flat222.org/keith/
    "on day release from hopelessness"
     
  9. "Methuselah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > >
    > >So, instead, you pass on the problem to some guy in Fremont, the actual
    > >owner of anydomain.org

    >
    > Fixed. Just try to guess a name that has not been taken. Thanks for
    > the clue.


    Use "mouse-potato.com" or "mousepotato.com". Why?

    Ralph Sims, the founder of halcyon.com, my old beloved ISP, set up
    mouse-potato.com and mousepotato.com as mail sink holes. These domains
    resolve to 127.0.0.1, the universal "loopback" IP address which refers to
    the local machine. For example, if I try to connect to mouse-potato.com, I
    really just open a connection to the machine I'm typing on right now. If you
    try to connect to mouse-potato.com, you merely connect to the machine your
    typing on. And so on, universally, across the entire Internet.

    Thus: anyone who tries to send spam email to an address in the
    mouse-potato.com or mousepotato.com domain not only fails to get their
    message to a real person, the message *never leaves the machine they're
    using to send the message*. You get it? The spam not only fails to harass
    real people, but also fails to bog down servers, routers, and connections,
    across the entire Internet. The mouse-potato/mousepotato addresses are ideal
    for things like Usenet which are heavily mined by spammers for "fresh" email
    addresses.

    I turned to munging my email address relatively recently, using the
    mouse-potato domain, after about 10 years of posting to Usenet with my real
    name and address. It was the swen.gibe virus that drove me to that practice.


    Warm Regards,

    Claire Petersky
    Please replace earthlink for mouse-potato and .net for .com
    Home of the meditative cyclist:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~cpetersky/Welcome.htm
    See the books I've set free at: http://bookcrossing.com/referral/Cpetersky
     
  10. Gooserider

    Gooserider Guest

    "Claire Petersky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s03...
    >
    > "Methuselah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > >
    > > >So, instead, you pass on the problem to some guy in Fremont, the actual
    > > >owner of anydomain.org

    > >
    > > Fixed. Just try to guess a name that has not been taken. Thanks for
    > > the clue.

    >
    > Use "mouse-potato.com" or "mousepotato.com". Why?
    >
    > Ralph Sims, the founder of halcyon.com, my old beloved ISP, set up
    > mouse-potato.com and mousepotato.com as mail sink holes. These domains
    > resolve to 127.0.0.1, the universal "loopback" IP address which refers to
    > the local machine. For example, if I try to connect to mouse-potato.com, I
    > really just open a connection to the machine I'm typing on right now. If

    you
    > try to connect to mouse-potato.com, you merely connect to the machine your
    > typing on. And so on, universally, across the entire Internet.
    >
    > Thus: anyone who tries to send spam email to an address in the
    > mouse-potato.com or mousepotato.com domain not only fails to get their
    > message to a real person, the message *never leaves the machine they're
    > using to send the message*. You get it? The spam not only fails to harass
    > real people, but also fails to bog down servers, routers, and connections,
    > across the entire Internet. The mouse-potato/mousepotato addresses are

    ideal
    > for things like Usenet which are heavily mined by spammers for "fresh"

    email
    > addresses.
    >
    > I turned to munging my email address relatively recently, using the
    > mouse-potato domain, after about 10 years of posting to Usenet with my

    real
    > name and address. It was the swen.gibe virus that drove me to that

    practice.
    >
    >


    Thanks Claire! I just changed my Usenet email address to the domain you
    suggested. I had been using schwinn.com, but I don't feel too bad about that
    since they're not really Schwinn anymore. Your tip is very useful.
     
  11. On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 14:16:00 GMT, "Claire Petersky"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Ralph Sims, the founder of halcyon.com, my old beloved ISP, set up
    >mouse-potato.com and mousepotato.com as mail sink holes. These domains
    >resolve to 127.0.0.1, the universal "loopback" IP address which refers to
    >the local machine. For example, if I try to connect to mouse-potato.com, I


    >I turned to munging my email address relatively recently, using the
    >mouse-potato domain, after about 10 years of posting to Usenet with my real
    >name and address. It was the swen.gibe virus that drove me to that practice.


    Great idea. I'm gonna do that too.

    Michael J. Klein
     
  12. David Kerber

    David Kerber Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > >Is your e-mail address on the post good?

    >
    > Nope. I have been on the Net since it was ARPA,, and even then have
    > had to abandon too many good addresses due to spammer harvesting. No
    > way an addy gets archived on DejaVu et al.
    >
    > >I sent a message to it with an
    > >offer, and it hasn't bounced yet. Or e-mail me:

    > Done. Here it comes!


    I got it; did you get my answering e-mails?


    --
    Dave Kerber
    Fight spam: remove the ns_ from the return address before replying!

    REAL programmers write self-modifying code.
     
  13. Methuselah

    Methuselah Guest


    >I got it; did you get my answering e-mails?

    Yes, sorry! I learned that family politics were afoot, and a
    sister-in-law has grabbed it. Got behind in my mails.
    Now she had better ride it!
    *blush*
     
  14. Rick Onanian

    Rick Onanian Guest

    On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 20:34:00 -0400, Methuselah
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Yes, sorry! I learned that family politics were afoot, and a
    >sister-in-law has grabbed it. Got behind in my mails.
    >Now she had better ride it!
    >*blush*


    I thought there were two Follises (Folli?)...
    --
    Rick Onanian
     
  15. David Kerber

    David Kerber Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > >I got it; did you get my answering e-mails?

    > Yes, sorry! I learned that family politics were afoot, and a
    > sister-in-law has grabbed it. Got behind in my mails.
    > Now she had better ride it!


    If she doesn't, my offer still stands!

    --
    Remove the ns_ from if replying by e-mail (but keep posts in the
    newsgroups if possible).
     
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