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genejockey 08-01-20 11:30 AM

Having discovered that the Salsa CroMoto stem on my Ritchey had been recalled - apparently shortly after I bought it 12 years ago!! - I spent a goodly chunk of last evening replacing the bars and stem. The Salsa stem was a 120mm, paired with a Salsa "Short and Shallow" bar with 82mm reach. The stem I replaced it with is the original 130mm Ritchey that came with the bike back in 1996, and I just happened to have a black SOMA Highway 1 with 75mm reach. I figured between the longer stem and shorter reach, I'd end up close to the same place. I set the brifters based on 'tips level with end of drops'. and pointed the drops midway between seat collar and brakes. That's the starting point...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a512b4ea39.jpg

abshipp 08-01-20 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618300)
#channelingtrainsnorter
I was out in the woodshop, in my sandals(my everyday footwear) and noticed some blood on my foot. Upon closer examination it looks like I stepped in a puddle of blood. I was mostly up on the ladder adjusting the fan.

Similarly, on my recent trip to northern WI, my wife and I took a short paddle in a tandem kayak.

When I got out there was fresh blood on my shoes, but no evidence of it's source :foo:

abshipp 08-01-20 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21618386)
Full Ulysses this morning. Best I've felt out there in a week, at least. And fast, despite having the summer balaclava on.

Ditto :bday:

Except I didn't feel that great...and I was slow...but hey, that was the longest I've ever spent on the shiny bike since I've owned it.

And I finally broke 1k on it :)

abshipp 08-01-20 11:36 AM

I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4144a140d7.jpg

seedsbelize 08-01-20 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21618447)
So my latest thought, gravel-bike-wise, is to get someone like Rock Lobster or Cicli Barco to make a steel frame with the geometry of the Aspero. I like that geometry better than most, but can decide on clearance and get a threaded BB. And routing.

I'm configuring my 1980 Trek 414 as a gravel bike. Originally set up for 27" wheels, and with 44cm chainstays, it is said to accept 45mm tires in the 622 size. I'll do some checking and might just settle for 38mm, which I know it will take.

genejockey 08-01-20 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21618568)
I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4144a140d7.jpg

Ah, so THAT'S 'shiny bike'! That IS shiny! Can you tell me a bit about it, since I missed its introduction?

Bah Humbug 08-01-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21618568)
I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4144a140d7.jpg

That really is one shiny bike! :thumb:

seedsbelize 08-01-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21618419)
I wasnít done with the old thread!

Contrary to what I thought, time in HR zone was underestimating my training load by at least 10%, even in the heat. Iím at 697 for the week and this has been a relatively light one. That should be plenty for an old crock​​fool, such as I.


Trsnrtr 08-01-20 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618300)
#channelingtrainsnorter
I was out in the woodshop, in my sandals(my everyday footwear) and noticed some blood on my foot. Upon closer examination it looks like I stepped in a puddle of blood. I was mostly up on the ladder adjusting the fan.

Sounds familiar. Rub some dirt on it and carry on. :)

DougRNS 08-01-20 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21618514)
Well, since you were only 2 obviously your mom & dad were grooving. :twitchy:

to be fair, that album was released in 1985 so I guess was 7. My parents were not hip to that scene. I did have a crazy Aunt...

genejockey 08-01-20 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21618602)
Sounds familiar. Rub some dirt on it and carry on. :)

You mean like when you spend some time doing yard work and there's dried blood on your forearms from at least 3 cuts you never noticed?

WhyFi 08-01-20 12:25 PM

Looks like a lot of Addicts flogged their bikes good today. I see that I was at 5th on the Leaderboard for a while - yikes.

Bah Humbug 08-01-20 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618621)
Looks like a lot of Addicts flogged their bikes good today. I see that I was at 5th on the Leaderboard for a while - yikes.

Family forum, mister! Reported!

indyfabz 08-01-20 12:30 PM

Iím not a big beer drinker, but I bought a sixer of this last week and find it refreshing.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b5b082f5c.jpeg

WhyFi 08-01-20 12:31 PM

Saw this gate across the hwy on my ride. Had to double back and take a pic. I wanted to toss my bike in front of it, too, of course, but there was a security camera so I thought better of it.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4adf5b1bdc.jpg

DougRNS 08-01-20 12:35 PM

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https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ce33baa5a.jpg
Throwing back some wine at a local winery.

Pirkaus 08-01-20 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21618388)
Iím really tired of this heat and humidity. 21 days of 90+ in July. Today will be a bit better, but back to 100+ heat index tomorrow. Managed to get in about 30 this morning.

Sue me for complaining.

I'll whine when it's hot, I'll whine when it's cold
I'll whine about sunshine and about growing old
I'll whine about all things inside and out
You'll find that there's nothing I can't whine about
:D

Velo Vol 08-01-20 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21618364)
I have a bunch of TDK SA90 cassettes. I still can play them too. Going on 40 years old, that is unimaginable. Good thing I recorded them when I was 2.

What about eight tracks? And you're not fooling anyone lying about your age.

WhyFi 08-01-20 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21618638)
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https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ce33baa5a.jpg
Throwing back some wine at a local winery.

Who are you and what have you done with our shovel-loving Doug?

Pirkaus 08-01-20 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618621)
Looks like a lot of Addicts flogged their bikes good today. I see that I was at 5th on the Leaderboard for a while - yikes.

I did not:mad:
I had to work this morning, then helped Mrs Pirkaus plant new perennials in the side garden.
I enjoy gardening with her, but it ain't bike riding.

Velo Vol 08-01-20 12:42 PM

Today I did a ride mostly the same as one in May, and the one today says 500 more feet of climbing. wut

WhyFi 08-01-20 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21618645)
I enjoy gardening with her, but it ain't bike riding.

At least you got to do something that you enjoy.

Personally, I dislike gardening with my wife, and yeah - it sure ain't bike riding.

WhyFi 08-01-20 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21618647)
Today I did a ride mostly the same as one in May, and the one today says 500 more feet of climbing. wut

Go to Strava and try correcting the elevation on the lower of the two. Not that I trust in their elevation mapping, but it might be better than a clogged Garmin or whatever.

Velo Vol 08-01-20 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21618568)
I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover


wut

MoAlpha 08-01-20 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618548)
Miles? Kudos

Yeah, 700 miles would be a heavy week for me. Only 166 mi.


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