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06-11-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,824
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Local shop wasn't interested. Distant shop agreed...

Local shop wasn't interested. Distant shop agreed to exchange but made it sound like a long process where my bike would sit there for months. Would not allow me to simply present the bottom...
09-19-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,779
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I find that when driving after a long ride, I get...

I find that when driving after a long ride, I get the sensation to reach down for a shifter when I go to pass the first time. Pretty strange at 75mph.

I need to get a mirror but haven't really...
09-19-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,174
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Can you ride the Felt and see different results,...

Can you ride the Felt and see different results, or have you not tried it since upgrading?
09-19-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

You're right. While the thought had occurred to...

You're right. While the thought had occurred to me, the desire to return is not strong enough to actually do it. I'll stick to the minor $20 rides where nothing is expected other than a road and some...
09-19-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I'm sure I was the only person who left...

I'm sure I was the only person who left unsatisfied. Figured the ride would wake me up and make up for the cheesy shirt. I was doing alright until I realized I was going out on the flats. A wrong...
09-19-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Poaching? Riding on a public road? Parking on a...

Poaching? Riding on a public road? Parking on a public right of way? Making zero utilization of SAG, riding self supported, and skipping the entire paid entertainment aspect is somehow wrong? It's...
09-19-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Everything went poorly, slept poorly, and I...

Everything went poorly, slept poorly, and I really wasn't feeling it. When it dawned on me that it wasn't what I expected, I just lost all desire to proceed. The challenge was gone. Total loss of...
09-19-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Nope, but y'all might take some enjoyment from...

Nope, but y'all might take some enjoyment from guessing at it.

The 75 mile ride has plenty of ups and downs, starting at about 35 miles in. Nearly 5000 feet of climbing overall. It's also a loop....
09-19-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,942
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Party decorations now double for helmets if...

Party decorations now double for helmets if purchased for 50X retail price.
09-19-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I waited three hours once for the return of my...

I waited three hours once for the return of my clothing only to get an apology and an assurance that they would be mailed when found. Got my warm ups back about two weeks later.

Ought to figure...
09-19-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Solo from the time I left the house. I spoke to...

Solo from the time I left the house. I spoke to the lady who took my money and nobody else. There were probably 300-400 cyclists. I guess I asked someone where the start would be, and a couple of...
09-19-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

It started in the foothills and went down to the...

It started in the foothills and went down to the flats. Four miles or so before it flattened out. Sure, it was going up, but you couldn't tell from looking at the road ahead, much less riding on it....
09-19-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Cheddarpecker

This. Pretty much everyone passes me within the...

This. Pretty much everyone passes me within the first ten to fifteen miles. I'll start passing people in 15-25 miles. Been my experience thus far, so I'm going to try leaving last at the next one.
09-19-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,174
Posted By Cheddarpecker

My last upgrade was heaven on earth for the first...

My last upgrade was heaven on earth for the first ride, pretty awesome on the second, and somewhat normal for the third. I returned to the previous bike and was shocked at how dead, slow, and rough...
09-19-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,036
Posted By Cheddarpecker

For a novice with an intermediate eye for...

For a novice with an intermediate eye for problems, the shelves at Wal Mart appear to be full of them. The blind consumer will purchase, wonder, then return or exchange. Returned bike probably goes...
09-19-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,036
Posted By Cheddarpecker

There's a Schwinn Ascension on CL that I swear I...

There's a Schwinn Ascension on CL that I swear I checked out in Target a couple of weeks prior. Sold new for $300 so this guy posted it for $300. Claims MSRP of 350.

I remember the preload...
09-19-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Yeah, when I say t shirt, I mean a garment not...

Yeah, when I say t shirt, I mean a garment not suitable for cycling beyond a couple of miles.

Looking back, it was somewhat of a bait and switch. Website shows a Canari custom jersey with a...
09-19-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

My first event issued me a jersey which I still...

My first event issued me a jersey which I still wear on occasion. Beyond that, I enjoy the accomplishment of finishing a challenging, organized ride with a lot of other riders. I like looking at the...
09-19-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I could have caught a ride back, SAG stopped to...

I could have caught a ride back, SAG stopped to check on me while I was standing there, weighing my options. I waved that guy on, watched about fifty or more cyclists pass, then turned around and...
09-19-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Nobody to blame for my bad time but myself, I...

Nobody to blame for my bad time but myself, I should have paid closer attention to the route.

I was pretty irritated to pay that much for a t shirt, though. Those rides are usually more like $20...
09-19-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

It is, but it's advertised as a mountain ride. I...

It is, but it's advertised as a mountain ride. I can ride flats all day at home for nothing.
09-19-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,036
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I have two Denalis. One was stripped to build a...

I have two Denalis. One was stripped to build a cheap lugged frame from the 80s for a neighbor who didn't ride it in an event, so it became a loaner. One came from a pawn shop for $30 and ended up...
09-19-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Start an event but don't finish?

I had my first DNF, but it was a personal choice I made on the side of the road before turning around and returning to my vehicle.

I learned to pay closer attention to elevation profiles and to...
09-19-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,036
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Frank sounds like a real nice guy. ...

Frank sounds like a real nice guy.




Frank would probably be a little happier if he moved his seat up a bit.

It takes a lot of miles to appreciate the finer points of a quality bicycle. For...
09-19-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,149
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Saw something similar on a trailer yesterday and...

Saw something similar on a trailer yesterday and thought it must get pretty warm in there.
09-19-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,975
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I wear New Balance sneakers and believe my shoes...

I wear New Balance sneakers and believe my shoes could be much stiffer, but I don't encounter foot problems until 30-40 miles in. Even then, nothing a minute of walking the bike can't solve.
09-18-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Gasket shops cut shims of any size and thickness...

Gasket shops cut shims of any size and thickness for me from patterns. Bring in one and they can make as many as you want. Probably available in your area, or at least nearby.
09-18-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Crankset arrived and installed,all is well. ...

Crankset arrived and installed,all is well.

Thanks.
09-15-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Funny, because with this in mind, and the size of...

Funny, because with this in mind, and the size of the hardware, I always figured on about 25 ft.lbs max. The list above is all fairly close to that. My torque wrench is half inch, doesn't register...
09-15-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,885
Posted By Cheddarpecker

This couldn't be more pointless. Also, the...

This couldn't be more pointless.

Also, the complete elimination of human error opens the door for fatal software glitches. Remember those Toyotas that would throttle up on their own? Run you...
09-15-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By Cheddarpecker

In your position, I'd spend as little as possible...

In your position, I'd spend as little as possible on this one and ride it until something better comes along. Leave it mostly original, then sell it to fund parts for said better bike.
09-14-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Cheddarpecker

The review there made my mind on my last tire...

The review there made my mind on my last tire purchase with rolling resistance being the singular selling point. I wanted light tires and I got them pretty cheap. There are much faster tires out...
09-14-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I don't really say anything to people anymore. A...

I don't really say anything to people anymore. A surprising majority of them know everything already.
09-14-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Cheddarpecker

It takes everything in me not to contact these...

It takes everything in me not to contact these people with stupid questions and comments. Our local bicycle page is full of one idiot's cheesy motorcycle collection from the mid 2000s. Do you think...
09-14-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Cheddarpecker

High priced vintage BSOs

I should have linked to the ad, but didn't think of it until now. Someone had posted a Texas Rangerette on our local Craigslist for $200. It was updated all summer. Last week, they updated...
09-14-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,376
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I spent too much time and money on a BSO and was...

I spent too much time and money on a BSO and was sad when it was replaced, but it was replaced. It was a fun experience and I put a lot of miles on it. I keep it up so beginners might ride it to get...
09-14-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,710
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Glass cleaner or a damp rag. Fortunately, I...

Glass cleaner or a damp rag.

Fortunately, I live in the part of Texas which is NOT humid.
09-12-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,368
Posted By Cheddarpecker

CASI events sound more interesting, like the one...

CASI events sound more interesting, like the one close to home in Terlingua. People would haul in old living room furniture for their camps, then it was piled and burned on the last day until someone...
09-12-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By Cheddarpecker

This has been the year of the flat for me, as...

This has been the year of the flat for me, as I've had two. Slightly off topic, as one of those instances was a 700x35. Let a friend ride my bike, watched him defy gravity somehow and land it...
09-12-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By Cheddarpecker

6k before they were squared off, or worn to cord?...

6k before they were squared off, or worn to cord?

I've never been so considerate of my tires before, but I think I probably run over more trash looking over my shoulder to see if it's safe to get...
09-11-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,776
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I'd drive 200 miles for that. Very nice.

I'd drive 200 miles for that. Very nice.
09-11-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,400
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I want to see, I almost bought the same paint...

I want to see, I almost bought the same paint scheme in one a few years older. Needed just about everything, had mismatched wheels and new $10 tires. He might have accepted my offer if not for the...
09-11-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By Cheddarpecker

So I found this in the road. Probably wouldn't...

So I found this in the road. Probably wouldn't have had it not sounded with a loud POP followed by BANG as it was deflected from beneath the frame. Immediately all of the reviews came to mind about...
09-10-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I always encounter the long neglected spindle...

I always encounter the long neglected spindle with rust between where the balls sat for so many years. Bought a new Shimano spindle and cheap balls for the last one, chewed it up in a couple hundred...
09-10-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,430
Posted By Cheddarpecker

If air gets in the lines from improper...

If air gets in the lines from improper orientation to the ground, I would question the integrity of the system.

My bikes are stored indoors, except the one I carry the trash out on. Don't think...
09-10-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By Cheddarpecker

It's the weekend, might as well make the most of...

It's the weekend, might as well make the most of it.

How are you putting it together? Braze, weld, epoxy, or duct tape?
Replies: 31
Views: 1,426
Posted By Cheddarpecker

I'll bet there is, but it's liable to cost you...

I'll bet there is, but it's liable to cost you somewhat more than the bike is worth going that route.
09-10-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Yeah, screw it up real good.

Yeah, screw it up real good.
09-10-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,368
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Never cared enough to pay attention, but now,...

Never cared enough to pay attention, but now, after reading more about the event I can safely say that the masses will have to enjoy it without me. I could have a lot more fun on a lot less dollars...
09-08-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,202
Posted By Cheddarpecker

Tour de Ruidoso

*Ruidoso, New Mexico
*September 24th, 2016

Details here. (http://tourderuidoso.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=7692)

I rode 35 miles there last year. This year, it's been replaced with a 45 mile...
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