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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-08-20, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Yeah and my avg power was even a little higher. Also I must have been giving up a ton of rolling resistance with my Power Protection+ tires.

One day I’ll get to take the P2 back to the long straight roads and see what speed is. Or hell maybr COTA in September. That turn1 hill will feel a lot flatter.
No doubt. I'm not saying I like my TT bike, but I dislike it less as I ride it more.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Indeed. But the meaning of above can range from, "OK, I guess" to "That's what I would pick."

I've never had an appointment with this nurse so no idea what I'm getting. #LifeInPseudoMedicine
There are a crap-load of NSAIDS out there. They are likely all roughly equivalent. But your question is akin to asking if the suggested saddle is a good one. You can try it and see how much it agrees with you or consider others to try.

It’s not that complicated. Sometimes we avoid NSAIDS if on steroids because slightly higher risk of stomach problems, but talk to the noctor about it.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
No doubt. I'm not saying I like my TT bike, but I dislike it less as I ride it more.
For me, enough time on it made it downright pleasant (on suitable rides, without major hills, turns, and traffic); my fit on it is much better than on my roadie, and much more comfortable.

I though have the advantage that when I race on it, I don't have to put myself on the verge of collapse at the end.
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Old 07-08-20, 03:28 PM
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Skinny fatbike tires have been selected. $30 for 27.5 x 2.35"



In related news, Universal has Charge Spoon saddles in white on black for $22. Unfortunately their free shipping threshold is $150. Gonna have to take inventory around here and see what I need to add to this cart.
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Old 07-08-20, 04:26 PM
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I saw this and thought it might be helpful to Velo Vol.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-c...ating-app.html
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I saw this and thought it might be helpful to Velo Vol.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-c...ating-app.html
I thought the same thing when I saw that.

So far no pics in the thread, so I've not subscribed
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Old 07-08-20, 04:33 PM
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We've had cold damp weather for the last two weeks. Today I had a nice coughing fit/asthma attack. I blame the damp. I want some nice frosty dry days. No riding for me today (or yesterday).
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Old 07-08-20, 05:07 PM
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I really need to eat dinner.

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Old 07-08-20, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I really need to eat dinner.
I feel the same about breakfast and lunch. No good can come out of midnight snacks.
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Old 07-08-20, 05:51 PM
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Mo has been helping me with hand issue, and one of the things that might help would be new gloves. I went to dicks, and they carry Garneau products. Do you guys have any recommendations for gloves that would help with the nerves in the hands? The pair I am looking at are 30 dollars, reviews look good, but just wanted some feedback from you ladies and gents.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I like trees and lawns though.
Ah, you finally get it.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:14 PM
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Ride today was good but SO humid. At rest stop, one of the riders was not looking so good. I asked her how much water she drank so far. She said 2/3 of a bottle. I had gone through both my bottles by that time. I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.

The total ride was just under 3.5 hours and I ended up drinking over 4 bottles of water.
I drank 4 bottles of water at the shop today. I'm on my second pint glass of water, since I got home this evening.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:18 PM
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So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I can’t quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

Advice?
Uneven spoke tension? Broken Spoke?
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Old 07-08-20, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
See post #12563

See post #11931
Ain't nobody got time for that.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:25 PM
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You say that like it's a bad thing.
glad you picked up on that, lesser men would have missed it due to the subdelty.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Soupy and 81-84* here. Got out shortly after six and knocked out 42.75 miles in just under 2:15. That’s 19.0mph for those who don’t like math... including lights (which were favorable but still). New 90’ HR record (156bpm) and 25’ total above 300w. And chased down and mercilessly dropped the Felt IA with 404s that got me at point.

Now excuse me while I go pass out.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Mo has been helping me with hand issue, and one of the things that might help would be new gloves. I went to dicks, and they carry Garneau products. Do you guys have any recommendations for gloves that would help with the nerves in the hands? The pair I am looking at are 30 dollars, reviews look good, but just wanted some feedback from you ladies and gents.
Specialized BG Gel. I have the long-finger version.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/s...NjQ2F0MTAwMTk0
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Mo has been helping me with hand issue, and one of the things that might help would be new gloves. I went to dicks, and they carry Garneau products. Do you guys have any recommendations for gloves that would help with the nerves in the hands? The pair I am looking at are 30 dollars, reviews look good, but just wanted some feedback from you ladies and gents.
One thing is to be sure they aren't too tight. I like Garneau gloves but not too thick or too much padding. When I ride my Chorus equipped bike I rarely get hand pain but on the Ultegra bike my left thumb gets sore and hurts for days sometimes. I think it's from torquing on the hoods which are bigger with Ultegra.

I think the main thing is to maintain a light touch on the bars when you can and keep your elbows relaxed.
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This. I mean, what's the point if you never use it?
how often do you use a fire extinguisher? I never have in almost 57 years of my life. I also never used an emergency brake (break) in an emergency. I also don't want to use my life insurance. All of these things are damn handy when you need them. That, I think is the point. You are free not to carry and the other guy is free to carry if he chooses.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I can’t quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

Advice?
broken axel?
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The little kitty I feed sometimes came over today to eat. His eye looks pretty good, about all the way open now from being stuck closed last week.
He still looks way too skinny but Mrs John says it's because I'm used to looking at the fat load which is my cat.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Y’all keep it up and I’ll get back on Strava for the summer just to wreck someones’ days on the podium and just delete again after the weather turns again.

And then this thread will be rueing once again.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Uneven spoke tension? Broken Spoke?
No broken spoke and tension seems even by feel.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
One thing is to be sure they aren't too tight. I like Garneau gloves but not too thick or too much padding. When I ride my Chorus equipped bike I rarely get hand pain but on the Ultegra bike my left thumb gets sore and hurts for days sometimes. I think it's from torquing on the hoods which are bigger with Ultegra.

I think the main thing is to maintain a light touch on the bars when you can and keep your elbows relaxed.
thats one of the things we have been discussing. It appears that I have been holding my bars “wrong”. Gripping the bottom of the hoods and putting all the pressure on my palms. I also seem to put more weight on my left hand. When I start out and I am not tired I focus on my form, but as I get tired it starts to slip.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.
Do you hear or feel a clunk? If not maybe it just flexing.
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