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Old 08-11-20, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
What would be the recommended glue for mending a separating crabon sole?

My lake mtb shoe soles are starting to separate at the heel. I’ve written Lake to find out what they’d recommend but without any response from them, I’m thinking this weekend I should repair them as I only wear them for commuting.
For something that rigid, I’d use good old 2-part epoxy. Why mess around? For anything which has to bend, I like Loctite Flexible Adhesive (I think that’s what it’s called).
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So I'm in the kitchen, busy but feeling good about preparing a healthy meal for the family: I've got some veggies roasting in the oven, I'm chopping more veg that'll be eaten raw, quinoa is simmering, grill is preheating for the chicken (S&P, natch), etc. etc. Little Girl walks in, surveys the work, looks at me and says, "Dad - I'm not going to eat that."


Ham, mashed red taters, brown gravy, green beans, and savory scones here.

Getting geared up to head north and shred some dirt.

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Old 08-11-20, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ham, mashed red taters, brown gravy, green beans, and savory scones here.

Getting geared up to head north and shred some dirt.

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Where north?
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Old 08-11-20, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
You could take them to a shoe repair person. A friend is hard on cycling shoes and does that. He even has rubber heels put on to make walking easier.
Or you could get Shoe Goo.
I think the cobblers usually use a toluene based glue, which i wasnt sure if would be harmful for the sole. I may have to do a bit more research.

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For something that rigid, Id use good old 2-part epoxy. Why mess around? For anything which has to bend, I like Loctite Flexible Adhesive (I think thats what its called).
I thought about epoxy as well. My worry on epoxy is not knowing how far the separation is. It might be a bit too viscous.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Where north?
Williams, AZ. Actually I'll be shredding gravel on a MTB in the Williams area. Dirt on the way there and/or back perhaps.




Fingers crossed the motel room hasn't been rented since Sunday.

Gonna be spraying down all the hard surfaces.
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A postdoc of mine and his wife both got faculty jobs at UT and are moving down this Fall. Hes a big MUPster. Ill be sure to tell them!
The MUPs stink here.
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Williams, AZ. Actually I'll be shredding gravel on a MTB in the Williams area. Dirt on the way there and/or back perhaps.


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Have we learned nothing here?
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Have we learned nothing here?
We have Learned that your cognitive decline is accelerating at a frightening rate. Sad!
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Velo Vol note road condition. This is a bit of an extreme example of our road decay, but it is not very hard to find this kind of stuff around here - I can think of at least three spots on my regular routes that are this bad or worse:


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The MUPs stink here.

Have we learned nothing here?
That MUPs stink, roads are deadly, and dirt is like manna.
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I have indeed.
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I see that chica climbed nearby Mount Mitchell.

Meanwhile, Velo Vol continues to toil in the Valley, in hopes of one day recapturing his cycling prowess.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Velo Vol note road condition.
What is that even made out of? It looks like they put an intern in charge of mixing the pavement.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is that even made out of? It looks like they put an intern in charge of mixing the pavement.
Hey, it was probably pretty smooth back during the Reagan Administration!
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Velo Vol note road condition. This is a bit of an extreme example of our road decay, but it is not very hard to find this kind of stuff around here - I can think of at least three spots on my regular routes that are this bad or worse:
Run 28s using Silca's recommended pressures and stick to the right-most 2 feet of the pavement. Easy-peasy.
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Old 08-11-20, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Williams, AZ. Actually I'll be shredding gravel on a MTB in the Williams area. Dirt on the way there and/or back perhaps.

Fingers crossed the motel room hasn't been rented since Sunday.

Gonna be spraying down all the hard surfaces.
Sounds good. Wiki says the town is at 6700 feet, should be cooler.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Sounds good. Wiki says the town is at 6700 feet, should be cooler.

It's gonna be nice to enjoy some reasonable weather for a couple of days. Mid-80s for highs except Friday. Mid to upper 50s for lows
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Oh hey, it looks like there's only one undefeated team left in the bubble!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is that even made out of? It looks like they put an intern in charge of mixing the pavement.
that looks very much like degrading chip-seal. think more tar with crushed gravel pressed into it.
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I can stop any time I want.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I see that chica climbed nearby Mount Mitchell.

Meanwhile, Velo Vol continues to toil in the Valley, in hopes of one day recapturing his cycling prowess.
I saw that too. Mt Mitchell is on my to do list but prolly not soon because COVID19 has put a damper on travel/trips.
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Thank God its raining.
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Time to ride. Plan is to beat the rain, which is expected in a few hours.
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In an effort to speed the flexibility, I broke down and applied some diclofenaco gel a few minutes ago. I actually feel it in there! And the finger tip is not quite as numb as it was. Would the doctors in the house recommend this over prednisolone, or vise versa?
I would certainly recommend it over methylprednisolone taken by mouth. Applied to the skin theyre both essentially harmless.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Velo Vol note road condition. This is a bit of an extreme example of our road decay, but it is not very hard to find this kind of stuff around here - I can think of at least three spots on my regular routes that are this bad or worse:


Similarly, while that's worse than typical here it's an example of why I want fat ******g tires for "road" cycling. Once you get off the main roads here, there's a lot of junk like that.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Velo Vol note road condition. This is a bit of an extreme example of our road decay, but it is not very hard to find this kind of stuff around here - I can think of at least three spots on my regular routes that are this bad or worse:


As a retired highway engineer, I can say without hesitation that that is a surface failure.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is that even made out of? It looks like they put an intern in charge of mixing the pavement.
What's sad is that a hundred yards ahead of that there are two ~20 yard sections that they repaired last year. Somehow this section wasn't bad enough to fix

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Run 28s using Silca's recommended pressures and stick to the right-most 2 feet of the pavement. Easy-peasy.
Really thinking about making the switch to 32s, TBH. 38mm on the Trek make most of that crap disappear but I do like the feel of skinnier tires.

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Similarly, while that's worse than typical here it's an example of why I want fat ******g tires for "road" cycling. Once you get off the main roads here, there's a lot of junk like that.
How wide?
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