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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I don't have the patience for this, but there are...

I don't have the patience for this, but there are some cyclists who have cassettes and even chainrings that are for "slightly worn" chains, and as the chain wears they break out the worn gears....and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Yes. Resist the urge if you ever get it. It's...

Yes. Resist the urge if you ever get it. It's a reflex you must not indulge. Not kidding.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Agree with everything above. Would add: If...

Agree with everything above.

Would add: If you notice a loose bar-end plug while riding, DO NOT bang it in while on bike. Trust me on this one.

#LifeLesson
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Shimano 11s chain? Prolly about $30 if you shop...

Shimano 11s chain? Prolly about $30 if you shop around.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

There is some variability on lifespan of parts...

There is some variability on lifespan of parts based on conditions and specifics.

That said, I do predict you will have to change your 11s chain every 3K miles or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Correct. So-called "Bike Paths," at least the...

Correct. So-called "Bike Paths," at least the ones I have seen, are dangerous and best avoided whenever possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

That's pretty much what I had thought, but...

That's pretty much what I had thought, but apparently not everyone is on board.

I do think I will ask a LBS to help me with the rebuild of the Habanero when I get a new groupset in 1-2 years, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I was talking to some of my cycling friends about...

I was talking to some of my cycling friends about my recent experience with a worn front chainring and we were discussing other components that are often ignored and/or neglected.

The subject of...
01-17-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By datlas

Color me stupid, but since you are a paying...

Color me stupid, but since you are a paying member you should not be getting any ads in the first place. Right?

I got sick of the advertisements myself which was one reason why I now cough up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Yeah, that’s the ticket...

Yeah, that’s the ticket...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Makes me think of this: ...

Makes me think of this:

https://youtu.be/Xv2VIEY9-A8


And this

https://youtu.be/5LqOgFrfuJY
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By datlas

I weigh 140-145. LOTS of climbing. Typical...

I weigh 140-145. LOTS of climbing. Typical rides have 100 feet/mile elevation. Slightly lazy with chain lube but lube after any wet ride or when chain gets dry. Chain gets replaced every 3500...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

As above, smaller ring wears faster. Also when...

As above, smaller ring wears faster. Also when pushing hard (from a stop or standing in hills) I am typically on small ring. That is when it was skipping. Visually, I could not see any obvious wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By datlas

I would estimate I am about 50-50 between...

I would estimate I am about 50-50 between small-big.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By datlas

Front Chainring Lifespan?

I noticed that my chain was slipping when on an easy gear (small front chainring and larger cog in back) but only under load, like starting from a stop or standing up on a hill and pushing hard.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Or a veggie-dog for the vegetarians amongst us? ...

Or a veggie-dog for the vegetarians amongst us? You don't want to leave out me or mousie.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I believe I have FINALLY solved my skipping chain...

I believe I have FINALLY solved my skipping chain issue.

I put a new front chainring on (just the 34T and kept the 50T). As best I can tell, it is no longer skipping under load.

The chainring...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Tough to diagnose. There are group rides and...

Tough to diagnose. There are group rides and meetups that the leader can set to keep everyone together regardless of effort. That’s one possibility.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

You have to find your FTP in your profile.

You have to find your FTP in your profile.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

As indicated above, too much of a good thing may...

As indicated above, too much of a good thing may not be good.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Your FTP is calculated by the game. It’s NOT the...

Your FTP is calculated by the game. It’s NOT the same as your average power for the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Had a good but chilly ride. My drivetrain...

Had a good but chilly ride.

My drivetrain skipping problem persists. I discovered after paying more attention that the skipping chain is on the FRONT chainring. It might be worn, it likely has...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By datlas

Let’s put air quotes around “paint” and call it...

Let’s put air quotes around “paint” and call it even?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Not sure if anyone here follows Phil Gaimon. He...

Not sure if anyone here follows Phil Gaimon. He just posted a “teaser” video about his latest Everesting attempt but does not say if he broke the record. Truth to come in a few days.

Needless to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

It’s windy here too but at 33F I am going to...

It’s windy here too but at 33F I am going to ride. I am hopeful my skipping chain problems are solved, will find out shortly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By datlas

Apparently best way to paint Ti is with Cerakote....

Apparently best way to paint Ti is with Cerakote. Where is indyfabz??
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

What’s inside? Looks like one of those “Tiny...

What’s inside? Looks like one of those “Tiny House” things mrs datlas is always watching on TV.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By datlas

I have a Habanero with custom (made to my...

I have a Habanero with custom (made to my measurements) geometry. I bought the frame and had a LBS help me with the build.

I am quite pleased with the results. However if you have a normally...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I think only if you are running 10s.

I think only if you are running 10s.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I don’t use one either. I have a draw-string bag...

I don’t use one either. I have a draw-string bag with everything that goes in middle jersey pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Indian carry-out for dinner tonight! :bday:

Indian carry-out for dinner tonight! :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I put a new cassette on and have fingers crossed...

I put a new cassette on and have fingers crossed that solves the chain skip issue. Will find out on tomorrow’s ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

IKR We only put the cars in the garage...

IKR

We only put the cars in the garage before a major snowstorm. So maybe two or three times a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Possible but I don’t think so. Backpedaling is...

Possible but I don’t think so. Backpedaling is smooth on cassette/RD.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Drivetrain update: Shifting is perfect up...

Drivetrain update:

Shifting is perfect up and down.

BUT, there is a little skip in back when starting off from a stop and I stomp on the crank. I am not sure of cause but guessing large cogs on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

No snow here. Roads are wet but rain is gone. ...

No snow here. Roads are wet but rain is gone. Time to ride!
01-16-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By datlas

Buy a new BB and keep it on the shelf for when...

Buy a new BB and keep it on the shelf for when you need it. Leave this one alone. It likely will need to be replaced in the next 0-3 years based on my (limited) experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Good morning Velo Vol! Going for a ride hike?

Good morning Velo Vol! Going for a ride hike?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Only connection I can think of is Spike, Snoopy’s...

Only connection I can think of is Spike, Snoopy’s brother, is from there.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Hot

Hot
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

:bday:

:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Need Pics.

Need Pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Family Forum!! :innocent:

Family Forum!! :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I hated mowing the lawn too. But we had a rotary...

I hated mowing the lawn too. But we had a rotary blade mower not a cylindrical one because 1970's.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Did you Strava it? If not, maybe it did not...

Did you Strava it? If not, maybe it did not happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I find that shifting with mittens and glove...

I find that shifting with mittens and glove liners works ok but you have to modify the technique a bit. It requires a bit of a curl of the fingers and shift with the tip. If you don't use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

I splurged and got a pair of Castelli Estremo...

I splurged and got a pair of Castelli Estremo gloves. They are pretty good right around freezing but not quite good enough down to the "advertised" 25F. They are generally ideal for riding in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Ours has an “oil percentage” on the dash. It has...

Ours has an “oil percentage” on the dash. It has 4K miles and still 60% oil life.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Where have YOU been?

Where have YOU been?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By datlas

Make sure they don’t put the new chain on...

Make sure they don’t put the new chain on backwards.

What’s wrong with the bike?
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