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Old 05-10-19, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
A wet washcloth and $300
300 bucks? I don't know if I have that kind of coin. I do have a beautiful Battaglin that needs a new home. Would you take that instead? I'm going to wrap it up like John Travolta in The Boy In The Plastic Bubble for the trip to Lynchburg.

I'm running into obstacles left and right. The aero mount on the Fuji is a Suntour instead of a Shimano. Nothing I got will work if I want to install cable stops. So the Trek it is. The Trek uses clamp on bosses as well. But Shimano clamps come with different types of bosses. Some work with cable stops and some don't. Cheapest and easiest thing to do is take a French clamp and tap the holes. Dug out an old Simplex and did just that. Problem solved.
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I went to swap the cages on the Superbe and XC RDs. The XC cage is the same as the one on the Superbe long cage RD. But....but.....the knuckles for the cage travel stop are in different locations. So, you have to drill/tap a new cage hole for the stop bolt. It appears to be M4 threads. I open up my little bike metric tap set. There's M3, 5, 6, and M10 plus some pedal taps. No M3. F me! Amazon Prime to the rescue. I guess I could ride one of the bikes that have taken the journey already, but where would the fun be in that?

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Old 05-11-19, 03:20 PM
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Doc,

Is that multiple day police officer ride that your friend does this weekend? If so, I just passed them in Chesterfield. I'm guessing they might be staying the night at a fire station close to my house. The have a good SAG support caravan behind them Also a pretty good escort as well.
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Yep, this weekend, Richmond thru Charlottesville to DC. Police Unity Tour.
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Just a week away. Weather has been awful here but we've been applying Rule #5 and I think we're ready. Yay!
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Bob Jackson switched to a fairly wide double, still in the running.
Down to choice of 3, two are 1985, one is 2016, but steel.
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Been raining here. I've had some exciting rides on the stationary bikes at the gym. At least the scenery is good there.
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Can't get above the mid fifties here. Hard to get out in the cold and overcast.
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Weather report for Lynchburg looks like 80+ and sunny all weekend.
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Yep, this weekend, Richmond thru Charlottesville to DC. Police Unity Tour.
There were some news stories on this ride I watched over the weekend. Very impressive. There are groups in different parts of the country that have rides to DC in that time frame. One, maybe the one your friend was one started in Chesapeake. Chesapeake to Richmond to DC. The news said when they left out on Sunday morning, they had over 400 riders!

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Seeds, since your theme thread has dropped to the 2nd page, I will continue communication on this one.

Seeds has had some problems with his rear wheel on his tour. I will bring a 126/27" wheelset for him to use. Tools to switch out the freewheel also. I have either 1" or 1 1/4" Panaracer Pasalas. No 1 1/8." Which ones do you want? Take your pick.

In dedication to Seed's Magical Mystery Tour of Ohio, AND Linda Rondstadt, I offer up this song.

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Seeds, since your theme thread has dropped to the 2nd page, I will continue communication on this one.

Seeds has had some problems with his rear wheel on his tour. I will bring a 126/27" wheelset for him to use. Tools to switch out the freewheel also. I have either 1" or 1 1/4" Panaracer Pasalas. No 1 1/8." Which ones do you want? Take your pick.

In dedication to Seed's Magical Mystery Tour of Ohio, AND Linda Rondstadt, I offer up this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIcuS4YyBxQ
I doubt that I will need either of them, but if I have to choose, I'll go with 1 1/4.

Edit: Actually, my brake calipers would probably prefer the 1".

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Weather report for Lynchburg looks like 80+ and sunny all weekend.
There you go, slamming the jinx home. Buy you a beer if it rains.
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When I saw that forecast, I..........

1. Quickly went to Amazon and ordered one of the O2 jackets that comes in a little pouch. I can throw it in my dry bag and hope I don't use it.

2. Thought about mounting fenders. I hate rooster tails. I could take them off day before.
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On a serious note, if it will be in the 80s I can try out this Wolf Tooth B-RAD thing. It attaches to a set of bottle cage bosses so you can carry two. I got it last year after a hot September ride. I had one cycling bottle plus a regular bottle in a Jersey pocket. It wasn't enough and I struggled.

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TwoFish also makes a nice second bottle carrier for frames with only one.
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Mo' water

I have the dual bottle carrier that came with the Y-Foil, mounts to the seat post
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
When I saw that forecast, I..........

1. Quickly went to Amazon and ordered one of the O2 jackets that comes in a little pouch. I can throw it in my dry bag and hope I don't use it.

2. Thought about mounting fenders. I hate rooster tails. I could take them off day before.
No rain in the forecast today, and I rode in it twice. And in the low fifties to boot. Low fifties to me is like low thirties to you folk.
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Bike's front wheel decided, yesterday, to have a "bump hop." Sure enough, seam on the Aerohead has a problem. Tried truing it, reversing the rotation, no go.

Swapped out the 7403/Aerohead set, swapped in a 9000/Aerohead set, added a spacer to the rear, and put the Bob Jackson back on the rack. 200 anxiety-driven rear shifts, and other than a reluctance to stay on the 34t rear (RD is rated 32t), it appears to be fine.

FD is now set to "move and forget." Climb, slam it forward. Fast, yank it back. Trim as needed. Brakes adjusted and ready to go, chain will be lubed after Thursday's ride.

Tires will be Veloflex Master 23's. Trading narrow and a bit hard for smooth, baby.

Carpal Tunnel is killing me lately, so a rare trip to LBS netted gel padding and new wrap, which was a lot better yesterday than previous rides. Should be good to go.

@speedevil and I will be heading out Friday night, get a good sleep, then pick up @seedsbelize early Sat am and head to Lynchburg.

Once parked at the YMCA, I may have to leave the truck there, as it's also my campsite. Figure we can find a ride from there.
ETA about 3 pm at the Y.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Bike's front wheel decided, yesterday, to have a "bump hop." Sure enough, seam on the Aerohead has a problem. Tried truing it, reversing the rotation, no go.

Swapped out the 7403/Aerohead set, swapped in a 9000/Aerohead set, added a spacer to the rear, and put the Bob Jackson back on the rack. 200 anxiety-driven rear shifts, and other than a reluctance to stay on the 34t rear (RD is rated 32t), it appears to be fine.

FD is now set to "move and forget." Climb, slam it forward. Fast, yank it back. Trim as needed. Brakes adjusted and ready to go, chain will be lubed after Thursday's ride.

Tires will be Veloflex Master 23's. Trading narrow and a bit hard for smooth, baby.

Carpal Tunnel is killing me lately, so a rare trip to LBS netted gel padding and new wrap, which was a lot better yesterday than previous rides. Should be good to go.

@speedevil and I will be heading out Friday night, get a good sleep, then pick up @seedsbelize early Sat am and head to Lynchburg.

Once parked at the YMCA, I may have to leave the truck there, as it's also my campsite. Figure we can find a ride from there.
ETA about 3 pm at the Y.
I will be camping in the Y. The van will be available if someone wants to camp in it. Or you can use it as a storage container. 10ft from the back to the cage. Lots of room.

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Bumping.
Packing today.
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I'm gonna assume that like previous years we'll run into each other at packet pickup on Saturday afternoon.
Do we have reservations someplace for dinner?
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I'm gonna assume that like previous years we'll run into each other at packet pickup on Saturday afternoon.
Do we have reservations someplace for dinner?
The consensus was that pizza place on the river. It's upthread. I called them and they said they did not take reservations on the 2 commencement weekends. They open at 5. She said if I show up at 4:40 to get seating I should be good. So, I will leave the Y and get there by 4:40 to get us seating. The rest of the group should be there around 5:00. I will give out my number on Saturday so we can stay updated.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Bumping.
Packing today.
Since I am in the big van, I will have lots of room for gear. If you are running out of room since you have passengers, I can provide some camping gear. I have 3 extra roll up sleeping mats. I have some of the air pump mattresses as well. A double and 2 singles, I think. You'll know by tomorrow. Are you going to strap Seeds to the top of the camper shell? That could be a tight packing job. I am bringing 4 of the folding bag chairs. If the weather is good, no telling what kind of soiree/shindig might break out in the parking lot.

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Rivermont Pizza right?

Its not actually on the River but on Rivermont Ave about 3 miles from downtown, right next to Randolph College. I’ll be at packet pickup 3:30 ish. See you guys there. Doc I’ll have your frame for you and Rob, some goodies for you too.

BTW, Liberty and Randolph graduation already happened, so we should be gtg with no crowds.
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