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Old 02-22-21, 08:47 AM
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I have this unrealistic dream of starting a band again. But with my job and schedule and things I enjoy there’s no way I have the time, nor would I be that committed to it. Cool thing is I have come to realize that so selling most of my bases and gear isn’t bothering me anymore. Of course now no one seems to want to buy it lol.
Yeah I had my fun in a band when I was in college. Knowing the time commitment there's no way I'd consider one now, and I don't even have a busy schedule compared to you

For me, I'll always have at least one guitar and one bass - my dad gave me his Gibson bass when I graduated high school, and my Telecaster was a present for graduating college and there's no way I'm getting rid of either of those.

So if I'm always going to have an electric guitar and a bass, I might as well have some sort of rig...and two guitars isn't that much more of a commitment than one...and three isn't much more than two....and....
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
The last I checked, the rack doesn't connect to the saddle clamp. And no, the driveway (along with the entire garage) doesn't dress to the right.
I cannot say what happened. Maybe you didn't tighten it properly and your excess mass pushed it downward. At any rate, if you put a ruler up to the monitor you'll clearly see it's nose down.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Either you changed it when you put the rack on or your driveway slopes to the right.
Culvert pic doesn't work for saddle level considerations.

If you think it does, you should also alert him that his front wheel is considerably smaller than his rear wheel.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I cannot say what happened. Maybe you didn't tighten it properly and your excess mass pushed it downward. At any rate, if you put a ruler up to the monitor you'll clearly see it's nose down.
Says the guy who puts a ruler to a computer screen to judge others, yet eyeballs his own saddle.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
If you think it does, you should also alert him that his front wheel is considerably smaller than his rear wheel.
Good eye.

It's a newer version of this, basically.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I cannot say what happened. Maybe you didn't tighten it properly and your excess mass pushed it downward. At any rate, if you put a ruler up to the monitor you'll clearly see it's nose down.
See: Perspective Distortion
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I need a nap.
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Yeah I had my fun in a band when I was in college. Knowing the time commitment there's no way I'd consider one now, and I don't even have a busy schedule compared to you

For me, I'll always have at least one guitar and one bass - my dad gave me his Gibson bass when I graduated high school, and my Telecaster was a present for graduating college and there's no way I'm getting rid of either of those.

So if I'm always going to have an electric guitar and a bass, I might as well have some sort of rig...and two guitars isn't that much more of a commitment than one...and three isn't much more than two....and....
And next thing you know you have 29...
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Says the guy who puts a ruler to a computer screen to judge others, yet eyeballs his own saddle.

SMFH

Would you expect anything less?
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Old 02-22-21, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Good eye.

It's a newer version of this, basically.


Nice Madone.
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Crazy snow.


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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Crazy snow.



pretty cool view. I always forget where you are at.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
pretty cool view. I always forget where you are at.
Philly. Only on the 8th floor. But the view is nicer that it was when I have been higher up.

This summer that courtyard and surrounding sidewalks will again be crawling with lantern flies. Building management encourages people to stomp them, but there are so few people in office these days. The worst is when I ;eave work and find some on my bike and my helmet, which I thread through my cable.
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Old 02-22-21, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Crazy snow.


You should move to "The Terrace" so you can have a zip-line commute!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Philly. Only on the 8th floor. But the view is nicer that it was when I have been higher up.

This summer that courtyard and surrounding sidewalks will again be crawling with lantern flies. Building management encourages people to stomp them, but there are so few people in office these days. The worst is when I ;eave work and find some on my bike and my helmet, which I thread through my cable.

that’s right.

Never knew those were a problem. We used to stay at the holiday inn stadium in philly, it has been torn down to become a parking lot. Now we stay at this clarion in a not so pretty area. I only ever saw stink bugs. Seems like where ever I go now a days stink bugs are always in my room.
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As if 2021isn't bad enough, now this.

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Nice Madone.
Saddle is too low, and tilted down too much
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Old 02-22-21, 11:02 AM
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Gross picture at the bottom of the screen there.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
As if 2021isn't bad enough, now this.

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Poor M's.

Here's a pic to cheer you up:.

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Is it normal for there to be a different “harmonix” or sound when the chain is on different cogs?

Recently replaced my chain with a SRAM chain. Old chain was worn and the bike shop only had SRAM in a price I wanted to pay. Didn’t have any issues the first couple of rides but today everything felt off. Shifting was off, it didn’t want to down shift on certain cogs. And when I would upshift it the chain would slam down onto the cog.
The other thing was a weird noise on certain cogs while I was pedaling. When I was on the bike it sounded like my pulleys were louder than usual but it also sounded like it would be coming from the cranks. Checked nothing was lose.

Just got done servicing the bike. Re lubed the chain and adjusted the indexing. I got it to down shift fine now, chain still slams on some cogs when Up shifting.

But it also sounds different when on certain cogs almost like a brake disc is rubbing but the noise is coming from the chain.

If this doesn’t make any sense. I apologize.
Unscrew the rear derailleur barrel adjuster one or two clicks and try it. (put more tension on the cable)
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Yeah I had my fun in a band when I was in college. Knowing the time commitment there's no way I'd consider one now, and I don't even have a busy schedule compared to you

For me, I'll always have at least one guitar and one bass - my dad gave me his Gibson bass when I graduated high school, and my Telecaster was a present for graduating college and there's no way I'm getting rid of either of those.

So if I'm always going to have an electric guitar and a bass, I might as well have some sort of rig...and two guitars isn't that much more of a commitment than one...and three isn't much more than two....and....
That's how I think. Now I've got wall hangers in three rooms.
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And next thing you know you have 29...
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That's how I think. Now I've got wall hangers in three rooms.
I feel fortunate in that my available rack and wall spaces are full. If I had some more room it would be a bit more tempting, but I feel like I've got a good variety of instruments so I don't really want any more.

I'd probably make room if a SG came around, or maybe a multiscale of some sort
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Unscrew the rear derailleur barrel adjuster one or two clicks and try it. (put more tension on the cable)

had to give two quarter turns in order to get it to shift properly.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I feel fortunate in that my available rack and wall spaces are full. If I had some more room it would be a bit more tempting, but I feel like I've got a good variety of instruments so I don't really want any more.

I'd probably make room if a SG came around, or maybe a multiscale of some sort
You can find the room! I'm using my "office", our bedroom, and my daughter's room. There's always more room. (hmmm, I don't have an SG)
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Nice Madone.
Ouch.
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