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Old 02-20-21, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's in the garage. I'm not going to measure it on a hill in the middle of the night.
Why not?
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Old 02-20-21, 08:30 PM
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This place needs a little Lotus.

Who can argue with this?
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Old 02-20-21, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
SMH

Details are important.
IKR?

A lot of people, even some mechanics, would eyeball it. But Velo Vol broke out the level to make sure it wasn't an optical illusion.
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They're refurbing the Acropolis?

And they got snow?

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Old 02-21-21, 04:53 AM
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They're refurbing the Acropolis?

And they got snow?
Could be Nashville.
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22 degrees this morning. Got all suited up and the wife came down to suggest I go when it’s warmer. Looks like it will be a tropical 45 when I go instead.
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A level? Did you verify the bike was level ground?
Nothing about @Velo Vol is on the level.
Sad.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
22 degrees this morning. Got all suited up and the wife came down to suggest I go when it’s warmer. Looks like it will be a tropical 45 when I go instead.
The only downside is that you won't get to enjoy those sweet early Sunday morning traffic conditions.
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The only downside is that you won't get to enjoy those sweet early Sunday morning traffic conditions.

This is very true, plus I really like the way I feel the rest of the day after that early morning ride. 22 is just silly though.
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It’s warming up here, but risk of icy roads is still too high. Plan is more fake miles in the dungeon.
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You ever wonder how they rolled out the asphalt on the 36° banking at Talladega?

Chain your asphalt roller to a bulldozer running along the top!

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You ever wonder how they rolled out the asphalt on the 36° banking at Talladega?
Nope.
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Old 02-21-21, 08:28 AM
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Meanwhile Mojo31's pool remains frozen

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It’s warming up here, but risk of icy roads is still too high. Plan is more fake miles in the dungeon.
Yesterday afternoon I fell on my back while walking across an untreated intersection.
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Yesterday afternoon I fell on my back while walking across an untreated intersection.
Ouch. Winter is dumb.
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FYI: I noticed that the act of tightening the saddle clam pushes the nose downward. So now my saddle isn't 100% level, but it may be close enough. #MechanicalTips
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"Close Enough"

SMH
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
22 degrees this morning. Got all suited up and the wife came down to suggest I go when it’s warmer. Looks like it will be a tropical 45 when I go instead.
I'd kill for 45 degrees. With that kind of weather I'd take out the orange bike
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Ouch. Winter is dumb.
The box of wine in my messenger bag partially broke my fall.
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"Close Enough"

SMH
It's a "Kurve" saddle and it looks like even when the middle part is flat it won't measure level because the nose bends downward.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
FYI: I noticed that the act of tightening the saddle clam pushes the nose downward. So now my saddle isn't 100% level, but it may be close enough. #MechanicalTips
One way to tell. My take on it is that if you don't feel like you have to keep skooching back, or like you're really reaching out for the bars, it's correctly set, whether the bubble is exactly centered or not. Plus, so many saddles are not flat across the back, and/or have a dip/recess in the middle, where do you place the level?

In my case, I just made sure that all 4 bikes - which have the same long-discontinued model of saddle - have the bubble in the same place when the level is placed the same. Works for me! Not sure what I'm gonna do about the Cannondale, since it's got an earlier version of the same saddle without a recess......
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
FYI: I noticed that the act of tightening the saddle clam pushes the nose downward. So now my saddle isn't 100% level, but it may be close enough. #MechanicalTips
Too bad that there's nothing to be done about that.
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"Close Enough"

SMH
What the mechanic said, when setting up the saddle in the first place.

Maybe.
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One way to tell. My take on it is that if you don't feel like you have to keep skooching back, or like you're really reaching out for the bars, it's correctly set, whether the bubble is exactly centered or not. Plus, so many saddles are not flat across the back, and/or have a dip/recess in the middle, where do you place the level?
So, trial and error. I'm hardly the first person who's done this.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yesterday afternoon I fell on my back while walking across an untreated intersection.
Not good, not good at all.
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