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DougRNS 08-01-20 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21618643)
What about eight tracks? And you're not fooling anyone lying about your age.

8 tracks were on the way out when I was a yute. I had A few. From memory; Eagles - On the Border, Doors - Strange Days, Dire Straits- Communique and one more that escapes me. The bonus with 8 tracks was you could scrape your window with them in a pinch.

As far as the age thing, I was probably 1 or 2 years ahead of you when you were in Sharpsville. We could have been classmates. Of course I went to A neighboring school.

Velo Vol 08-01-20 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618656)
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.

I don't know how to change it, nor do I know what the actual should be. But 2800 versus 2300 is a pretty big margin of error.

Velo Vol 08-01-20 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21618663)
As far as the age thing, I was probably 1 or 2 years ahead of you when you were in Sharpsville.

10 or 12 years, probably.

WhyFi 08-01-20 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21618664)
I don't know how to change it, nor do I know what the actual should be. But 2800 versus 2300 is a pretty big margin of error.

I think that you have to do it on the desktop. Somewhere next to your elevation, there should be a little question mark. Clicking on it will bring up a dialog box with an option to correct the profile.

And yes - that's a pretty big difference, but I've seen worse. Some barometric altimeters are worse than others.

Velo Vol 08-01-20 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618682)
I think that you have to do it on the desktop. Somewhere next to your elevation, there should be a little question mark. Clicking on it will bring up a dialog box with an option to correct the profile.

I only see that on distance.

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/...-is-Calculated

seedsbelize 08-01-20 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618633)
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

Not much of a highway really. More of a lane

WhyFi 08-01-20 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21618688)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...92f628c2d9.jpg

WhyFi 08-01-20 01:34 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618695)
Not much of a highway really. More of a lane

Oh, a weisenheimer, eh?

Velo Vol 08-01-20 01:35 PM

Not on mine.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fad6f6ea26.png

WhyFi 08-01-20 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21618712)

Stop breaking things.

Browser? I would hope that it wouldn't matter, but I'm on Chrome.

WhyFi 08-01-20 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618706)

I got another 250 feet - woo hoo!

kissTheApex 08-01-20 01:54 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21618368)
that's @datlas's line. He must be out Everesting.

sorry datlas, Iíll go stand in the corner. :(

Bah Humbug 08-01-20 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21618712)

Was that recorded on the app, or a Garmin?

WhyFi 08-01-20 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21618738)
Was that recorded on the app, or a Garmin?

Ah. iPhone app. So they probably get their elevation from their maps, hence no correction? Then again, if the previous ride was also recorded on the app... :foo:

Bah Humbug 08-01-20 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618744)
Ah. iPhone app. So they probably get their elevation from their maps, hence no correction? Then again, if the previous ride was also recorded on the app... :foo:

Now that I can't answer. But the first part, yes, should be correct. Can't "correct" the elevation to the data it already has.

LesterOfPuppets 08-01-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21618631)
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

Those are good on a hot day. These too:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5b58d1ed18.jpg

WhyFi 08-01-20 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21618754)
Now that I can't answer. But the first part, yes, should be correct. Can't "correct" the elevation to the data it already has.

Comparing with his May ride, today's was a few miles longer with a couple short jaunts down some other roads. Dang Vol, giving us only part of the story.

LesterOfPuppets 08-01-20 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618306)
Last and first! Has that been done before? Certainly not in my brief tenure.
Kudos

Right time right place ya know :)

I'm sure it's been done before, but I don't know if I've ever gotten one. There were sometimes battles back in the monthly renewal days.

Velo Vol 08-01-20 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618714)
Browser? I would hope that it wouldn't matter, but I'm on Chrome.

Firefox.

Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21618738)
Was that recorded on the app, or a Garmin?

App. I'm low tech.

NBD, but the size of the discrepancy struck me. To the extent I pay attention on my commute, the elevation seems reasonable similar from day to day.

abshipp 08-01-20 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21618574)
Ah, so THAT'S 'shiny bike'! That IS shiny! Can you tell me a bit about it, since I missed its introduction?

Oh of course!

The frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2, one of the ones that was built by Panasonic in Japan. This one happens to have the $50 full chrome finish :D

I bought it about 3 years ago from the late owner's brother up in the upper peninsula of Michigan, and ran it with the original running gear sans wheels for a while.

This year I stripped the yellowing and chipping lacquer from the frame and discovered a basically flawless chrome finish.

Similarly to all of my vintage bikes, I can't leave well enough alone and there's barely anything original. I think at this point the only original component is the seat post binder bolt :lol:

Currently it's running the following:

Shimano 600 "Arabesque" 52/39 crankset
Campagnolo Mirage 8s levers
Campagnolo Mirage 8s long cage derailleur
Shimano 600 "Arabesque" FD
7 speed 12(?)-28 Shimano cassette
H Plus Son Archetype rims & Formula hubs (I think ~1600g)

I think at the moment it's somewhere around 21-22lbs.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21618577)
That really is one shiny bike! :thumb:

I almost feel guilty sweating all over it :o

This is going to be getting the 5800 stuff once I buy a chain and cassette. It's going to be so good :thumb:

datlas 08-01-20 02:24 PM

Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and it’s more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.

WhyFi 08-01-20 02:24 PM

I had to plan my route so that I could get back home on time for a co-picnic with another family. The other family just canceled because of the threat of rain. My first thought was, "damn, I could have stayed out for another 20 miles!" but the reality is that, if not for the picnic plans, I wouldn't have gotten such a long leash in the first place. I guess I can't be too upset.

WhyFi 08-01-20 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21618785)
Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and itís more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.

Sounds expensive. Also sounds like one hell of a stump.

indyfabz 08-01-20 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21618657)
wut

There is a state park in NJ called High Point. It marks the highest elevation in the state. IIRC, itís a 1800í and change above sea level. But itís a relatively tough climb. So many people think NJ is flat all over. Definitely not true.

genejockey 08-01-20 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21618777)
Oh of course!

The frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2, one of the ones that was built by Panasonic in Japan. This one happens to have the $50 full chrome finish :D

I bought it about 3 years ago from the late owner's brother up in the upper peninsula of Michigan, and ran it with the original running gear sans wheels for a while.

This year I stripped the yellowing and chipping lacquer from the frame and discovered a basically flawless chrome finish.

Similarly to all of my vintage bikes, I can't leave well enough alone and there's barely anything original. I think at this point the only original component is the seat post binder bolt :lol:

Currently it's running the following:

Shimano 600 "Arabesque" 52/39 crankset
Campagnolo Mirage 8s levers
Campagnolo Mirage 8s long cage derailleur
Shimano 600 "Arabesque" FD
7 speed 12(?)-28 Shimano cassette
H Plus Son Archetype rims & Formula hubs (I think ~1600g)

I think at the moment it's somewhere around 21-22lbs.



I almost feel guilty sweating all over it :o

This is going to be getting the 5800 stuff once I buy a chain and RD. It's going to be so good :thumb:

Very nice! Finding undamaged chrome under the aged lacquer must have felt like Christmas!

As you can probably tell from my postings, I like old frames with more modern components. No reason to be stuck with single pivot brakes, downtube shifters, or narrow gearing just because that's how it was. I kept the Ritchey with its original 7410 Dura Ace till this fall, when I realized that I didn't ride it because the 12-25 gearing was not as comfortable to ride as my bikes with wider gearing. So I upgraded the brifters, cassette, and rear derailleur to 7800 but kept that beautiful 7410 crank. So, I took it from being 25 years behind the times to just 15 years!


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