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08-22-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By NoWhammies

Yeah, I'm thinking the ability to bail quickly...

Yeah, I'm thinking the ability to bail quickly will be of importance to me. As I get more confidence, then maybe moving up to clipless will be the next step.
08-22-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By NoWhammies

TerryDi2C a couple other idea for your post... ...

TerryDi2C a couple other idea for your post...


Battery lights - what they mean
How to set up the different sync modes and why you'd use them or not


Cheers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By NoWhammies

Conflicting info Di2 Battery Light / Levels. Please clarify

In my Googling around to understand what the battery level indicator lights are telling me on my Di2 system, one website is telling me this:



100% remaining: Illuminates green (for 2 seconds)...
08-21-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By NoWhammies

I think that's my m plan. Start with flats and...

I think that's my m plan. Start with flats and get comfortable riding cross country. Then as I my experience and skill increases, think about switching over to clipless. Although by that point in...
08-21-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NoWhammies

trailangel yes, the problem has been found and...

trailangel yes, the problem has been found and solved. Went for a ride last night and the bike was quiet. Finally! (although now I've probably cursed myself...)
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By NoWhammies

I don't trust amazon reviews alone. I will...

I don't trust amazon reviews alone. I will google/search the internet for multiple references before pulling the trigger or anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26,528
Views: 16,294,084
Posted By NoWhammies

Great collection of bikes! I've always been...

Great collection of bikes! I've always been curious when I see people with many nice bikes though. How do you decide what bike to ride and when? What are the deciding factors?
08-20-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By NoWhammies

Clipless vs flat pedals

So after years of road riding I am thinking of taking up cross country / mountain bike riding during the winters. I am starting to look at getting a bike and this has me thinking of pedals.
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08-20-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NoWhammies

Whelp...Mrs. NoWhammies and I were going away for...

Whelp...Mrs. NoWhammies and I were going away for five days of no riding. So I dropped my bike off with a Mrs. NoWhammies friend, who also owned a bike shop for many years, to have a look at my bike....
08-14-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By NoWhammies

Thanks jadocs. I think I'll have to pick that up...

Thanks jadocs. I think I'll have to pick that up the next time I'm at the LBS.

August West you should have heard the 'pop' noise it made when the mechanic finally loosened it off. There was no...
08-14-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NoWhammies

Jeff Wills well you may be right. I had the...

Jeff Wills well you may be right. I had the cassette of the free hub and gave it a good scrubbing last night, then let it air dry and put it back on the freehub today. Only I put the cassette back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By NoWhammies

I almost took the plunge and picked up a set of...

I almost took the plunge and picked up a set of the GP5000TL tyres this week as they were on sale. But I just couldn't quite do it. Not sure what was holding me back from pulling the trigger. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By NoWhammies

jetdog9 Thanks for the follow-up. I was going to...

jetdog9 Thanks for the follow-up. I was going to reach out to 4iiii and see if a fix had been issued. Guess not. I find the issue with the left sided PM to be REALLY annoying. And hiding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18,743
Views: 3,735,912
Posted By NoWhammies

WhyFi please post you experiences with the tyres...

WhyFi please post you experiences with the tyres when you've had a chance to ride them for a bit. Thank you.
08-13-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NoWhammies

Thanks jadocs. I have the cassette off the...

Thanks jadocs. I have the cassette off the freehub now and gave the cassette a good cleaning this afternoon. I'll clean the freehub too and re-assemble everything tomorrow. I'll take a look at the...
08-13-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By NoWhammies

Well I ended up going to the LBS and having them...

Well I ended up going to the LBS and having them crack the sucker for me. They had the proper tools and were able to pop it off. I did/do feel somewhat satisfied though in that the first tool/chain...
08-13-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By NoWhammies

Good tips. I wonder if the through axel (it's not...

Good tips. I wonder if the through axel (it's not a QR) will hold the cassette tool. And yeah, this might be a good time to invest in a large adjustable wrench. Right now I'm using a set of vice...
08-13-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NoWhammies

jadocs the noise does not get louder depending on...

jadocs the noise does not get louder depending on the side I'm leaning on. The noise DOES get louder and more frequent a) the dirtier the cassette gets and b) as more power is applied to pedals.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 314,634
Posted By NoWhammies

Speaking of the Pacific Northwest... ...

Speaking of the Pacific Northwest...

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Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By NoWhammies

I have an old IBM buckling spring keyboard. I...

I have an old IBM buckling spring keyboard. I love the thing. The keyboard is a tank. The keyboard just keeps working working. Shame about the noise though. I don't think my work colleagues...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,395
Posted By NoWhammies

What kind of writing are you looking to do? ...

What kind of writing are you looking to do? There is a pretty good website out there - Wattpad - that encourages people to post their writing and depending on the user settings, readers can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By NoWhammies

Bike cover for bikes on Kuat Sherpa 2.0

We have the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 bike rack. Great rack. No complaints about the rack.

I am though concerned with the bike a) getting stone chips and/or b) getting dirty. Especially if it start...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,069
Posted By NoWhammies

Depends. In 90% of the time I will bring the...

Depends. In 90% of the time I will bring the bike in to the store with me. I figure I have the bike under control and I'm getting in the way of other patrons. If I'm given a hard time about...
08-13-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By NoWhammies

High Pass Challenge 2019

Rode the High Pass Challenge yesterday. What an amazing ride. The views from the top were/are amazing, and the weather was perfect too.

I'd estimate 300 (?) riders took part in the ride. Big...
08-13-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By NoWhammies

I find this website to be a pretty good resource...

I find this website to be a pretty good resource for all things Di2: https://di2center.com/
08-13-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NoWhammies

Metalic pinging sounds from cassette - but only when dirty

So I'm scratching my head over this one...

When my 11speed Shimano cassette is dirty my bike will emit a metallic pinging/clicking noise. It almost sounds like a creaking sound as if the bike is...
08-13-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By NoWhammies

How to loosen super tight rear cassette lock ring?

The lock ring on my Shimano 11speed rear cassette is stuck. And by stuck I mean I can't undo/open the lock ring with the chain whip/cassette tool. That sucker is on there TIGHT!

Anyone have any...
08-13-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By NoWhammies

Does this little trick work with testing the rear...

Does this little trick work with testing the rear cassette too?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,003
Posted By NoWhammies

I have one 7 Mesh jersey that was given to me as...

I have one 7 Mesh jersey that was given to me as a birthday present. I didn't like the fit or the material of the jersey at first, but after a couple of wears the jersey has grown on me. In hot...
Forum: Foo
07-31-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By NoWhammies

At least you're listening to the right music. ...

At least you're listening to the right music. Can't go wrong with Sabbath.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By NoWhammies

Great pics! Beautiful scenery. Great way to...

Great pics! Beautiful scenery. Great way to spend a day or two.
07-31-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 81,225
Posted By NoWhammies

66k. Didn't have a heck of a lot in the tank, so...

66k. Didn't have a heck of a lot in the tank, so I suffered. But it beats the alternative.
07-31-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,550
Posted By NoWhammies

Steel ruler it is! 3alarmer thanks for the...

Steel ruler it is! 3alarmer thanks for the detailed explanation

Bill Kapaun There isn't much to calibrate on my chain checker. It's just a metal 'ruler' that slots in to the spaces of the chain...
07-30-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By NoWhammies

Thank you very much djb. Never would have...

Thank you very much djb. Never would have thought of any of that ^^
07-30-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,550
Posted By NoWhammies

Replace the chain - go by chain checker tool or mileage?

I've been using a chain checker tool (similar to the one in the image below) to determine when I need to change my chain. Right now my tool is telling me the chain is at 50% life/wear.

Yet when...
07-30-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,894
Posted By NoWhammies

Drew Eckhardt can you recommend any particular...

Drew Eckhardt can you recommend any particular European forwarding service?
07-30-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By NoWhammies

Quick update for you. I called Pirelli and spoke...

Quick update for you. I called Pirelli and spoke with someone in the warranty group. The suggested I sent the tyre back to the seller, and the seller would send it on to Pirelli to decide whether...
07-30-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By NoWhammies

Quick note to this thread. Mrs. NoWhammies had...

Quick note to this thread. Mrs. NoWhammies had the bike looked at by someone with way more experience than I. He ended up repacking the bearings in the top tube and adding some more grease. Thanks...
07-30-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,218
Posted By NoWhammies

So thought I would update this post. Mrs....

So thought I would update this post. Mrs. NoWhammies took the bike in to a friend of hers who used to own a bike shop. Long story short, he did a while whack of work on the bike, much more than I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By NoWhammies

102k today with the local club. Gotta love...

102k today with the local club. Gotta love riding in a pace line. Sure as heck helps in those windy conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18,743
Views: 3,735,912
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By NoWhammies

85k today. Wanted to get 100k in, but was turned...

85k today. Wanted to get 100k in, but was turned back due to the rain that was coming my way. Probably a good thing, as when I made it home my legs were done! I'm blaming hill interval training...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26,528
Views: 16,294,084
Posted By NoWhammies

wipekitty Always great to see another BH!

wipekitty Always great to see another BH!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,385
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By NoWhammies

Shortest time/lifespan of a new component on your bike

I recently had to replace my rear tyre after 1,700+km. For me, I was disappointed to be replacing a new tyre after such a short period of time. So this started me thinking on my ride today...
...
07-27-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By NoWhammies

jadocs The chain is, according to my chain wear...

jadocs The chain is, according to my chain wear indicator, at 50% life. The rear cassette is OEM, so I am hoping to get another chain life out of the cassette before replacing it. That said, the...
07-27-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By NoWhammies

Thanks for the advice DrIsotope. I played it safe...

Thanks for the advice DrIsotope. I played it safe and replaced the tyre with a Gavia AC1 - thank you for the suggestion! So far, the tyre is working out well and may become my tubeless tyre of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By NoWhammies

Cut. I don't like the extra weight.

Cut. I don't like the extra weight.
07-26-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By NoWhammies

wgscott oh, that's those things are. I have...

wgscott oh, that's those things are. I have always wondered that. Thank you.

TimothyH well I was doing hill interval work last night. Didn't do any shifts under load, but I was in and out of...
07-26-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By NoWhammies

Thanks folks. I'll see if I can find a customer...

Thanks folks. I'll see if I can find a customer service number for Pirelli although I suspect the number I do find for them will be for their car tyres, and they won't know what the heck I'm talking...
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