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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-10-20, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
How often do you guys beat up RD hangers? Shop called and said mine was bent. I suppose that could be from the topple on Thursday, but man, it seems like mine is bent any time anyone looks at it.
I just replaced a hanger last week.
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All this talk of memory loss and yet here I am sharp as a tack.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Missed the stem story: Longer? Shorter? Angle?
2 cm longer same angle. And I got the gloves today that we talked about.

Initial ride it feels better, and the my hand feels natural in the position it’s suppose to be in. I dropped it on spacer and I like how it feels. After some more miles if it feels like I can go lower I will drop another.
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Old 08-10-20, 05:53 PM
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I pay enough in taxes of one sort or another that the state and/or county should PROVIDE ME with a good surface!
Would be nice. However, they don't.
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Old 08-10-20, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
If you're bending it on a road bike and not banging it into anything maybe you could have someone make one for you out of a stronger metal.It's one of the few things I haven't had trouble with. I was in the mountains with some people I didn't really know and a lady bent hers somehow and I encouraged her friend to bend it back and it snapped off. Oops.
Wheels Mfg made a small run out of titanium a while ago. I'd have bought a dozen.

And of note, the P2, like most tri bikes, lacks a replaceable hanger. Never had an issue; sturdy CF. At some point the R2 will be replaced by a cheap-ish steel frame with a non-replaceable hanger, like that Smoothie, or a Ritchey Logic.
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Old 08-10-20, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Wheels Mfg made a small run out of titanium a while ago. I'd have bought a dozen.

And of note, the P2, like most tri bikes, lacks a replaceable hanger. Never had an issue; sturdy CF. At some point the R2 will be replaced by a cheap-ish steel frame with a non-replaceable hanger, like that Smoothie, or a Ritchey Logic.
A guy I ride with just got a Ritchey Logic and built it up. He is very pleased with it.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Wheels Mfg made a small run out of titanium a while ago. I'd have bought a dozen.

And of note, the P2, like most tri bikes, lacks a replaceable hanger. Never had an issue; sturdy CF. At some point the R2 will be replaced by a cheap-ish steel frame with a non-replaceable hanger, like that Smoothie, or a Ritchey Logic.
I have nothing but good things to say about my Road Logic. 25 years old and still just works. Comfy - especially now with 28s - handles well, not rigid but not a noodle either.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I have nothing but good things to say about my Road Logic. 25 years old and still just works. Comfy - especially now with 28s - handles well, not rigid but not a noodle either.
I've noticed yours here. The new ones are quite different, but also well-regarded. I did note that a review of the new ones said they respond better to gradual diesel-like increases in power rather than snappy sprints. Which means it's perfect for my power delivery type. One day. I won't replace my R2 pre-emptively with one, but if anything happens to it, that's likely the answer.

Oh and hey, for your "bars cover hub" fit, does that happen on the hoods, in the drops, or both? Mine are like that on hoods, but in the drops the hub is forward in my vision.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I've noticed yours here. The new ones are quite different, but also well-regarded. I did note that a review of the new ones said they respond better to gradual diesel-like increases in power rather than snappy sprints. Which means it's perfect for my power delivery type. One day. I won't replace my R2 pre-emptively with one, but if anything happens to it, that's likely the answer.

Oh and hey, for your "bars cover hub" fit, does that happen on the hoods, in the drops, or both? Mine are like that on hoods, but in the drops the hub is forward in my vision.
That's on the hoods, but I'm not sure it's useful anymore. Bars have shorter reach and brifters have longer necks. In any case, it was anecdotal, from the guy who did my bike fitting 23 years ago.
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Old 08-10-20, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I've noticed yours here. The new ones are quite different, but also well-regarded. I did note that a review of the new ones said they respond better to gradual diesel-like increases in power rather than snappy sprints. Which means it's perfect for my power delivery type. One day. I won't replace my R2 pre-emptively with one, but if anything happens to it, that's likely the answer.

Oh and hey, for your "bars cover hub" fit, does that happen on the hoods, in the drops, or both? Mine are like that on hoods, but in the drops the hub is forward in my vision.
Yeah, the Ritchey isn't an 'instant acceleration' kind of bike. That's what the Battaglin MAX is for!
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Old 08-10-20, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
That's on the hoods, but I'm not sure it's useful anymore. Bars have shorter reach and brifters have longer necks. In any case, it was anecdotal, from the guy who did my bike fitting 23 years ago.
Yeah it was more a curiosity. I think I'm ok with the fit on the R2 now; if I do anything it'll just be a new stem.

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Yeah, the Ritchey isn't an 'instant acceleration' kind of bike. That's what the Battaglin MAX is for!
And I'm not an "instant acceleration" kind of rider. WhyFi once commented that he and I must have "very different" power curves; I can hold sweet spot and rip a hole in the wind for half of forever, but ask me to sprint for the city limit sign and I'll just tell you my coffee order so they can get it started. That's triathlete life; the cyclists that were most successful in switching to Ironman were domestiques.

Hell I've played domestique for AG and her friends. I'm pretty good at i.
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With the new stem, hub is blocked on the drops not on the hoods.
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I like to sprint but I don’t know if I am good at it, and I definitely can’t sprint for long.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I like to sprint but I don’t know if I am good at it, and I definitely can’t sprint for long.
If you can sprint for long, you're not sprinting.
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I have a daughter graduating HS this year off to either UW or UM next year per the plan. I do really wonder if it makes sense for Freshmen to attend college remotely and may be better off waiting a year. I just don't see how the value of a prestigious or big name university gets translated through online learning. Relationships with others will be limited, figuring out how to navigate university won't truly happen. Hate to delay growth and graduating, but it would seem that there would be some argument to do a different approach. On the otherhand depending on the major, many of those first year classes are just getting pre-reqs and fillers out of the way.
I think it's a great opportunity to really get off on the right foot, get into the books and earn straight A's for an entire year. Then next year when normalcy returns they're a year more mature and better able to balance the social with the academic.
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Loss of a spouse is a major risk factor for vascular disease and probably also for Alzheimer-type dementia.
Yup, that's exactly what happened with my mom.
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If you can sprint for long, you're not sprinting.

I knew I was doing something wrong.
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I like to sprint but I don’t know if I am good at it, and I definitely can’t sprint for long.
No town sign sprints for your group(s)?
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Canada?
I don't think I meet the residency requirement to vote in Canada.

Sad.
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No town sign sprints for your group(s)?
naw nothing like that. Fast group we keep that pace pretty high. I havnt noticed any sprinting. We do have a one guy that will randomly take off as a joke.
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If I was in charge of setting MUP tolls I think I'd base it on tyre width. Really hammer fat bikes and gravel bikes because they're bad.
Good thing you're not in charge.
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naw nothing like that. Fast group we keep that pace pretty high. I havnt noticed any sprinting. We do have a one guy that will randomly take off as a joke.
Bummer. Sounds like the other guy is game, though - you could always start taking off for town signs and see if he, or anybody else, joins in. Do you think that it would be frowned upon by some of the group leaders?
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I don't think I meet the residency requirement to vote in Canada.
Here's the issue:



I never had an address in Canada. I did spend a summer there with my uncle when I was in high school.

Does that count? It seems like they might not check that. The only required documentation is for citizenship.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I rode an ebike to the bike shop this morning and then back home at the end of the day today. I did not fall off.
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Yup, that's exactly what happened with my mom.
The opposite with my mom. She was relieved to be done with him and cleaning up after him and worrying about his drinking, etc. etc. She eventually moved to Boise to be near baby brother. She lived 15 years after my dad passed. When she got sick my brother asked if she wanted to go back to LA and be buried near dad. She said no, 55 years was long enough to be with him.
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