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Old 07-03-20, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
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Pull the brake or derailleur housing off, slide this over the old cable cut to length obviously, pull the old cable out, slide the new cable through, pull this housing off.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 07-03-20, 11:29 AM
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I've loaded up my gear (this is a self-supported trip) and am ready to roll.

Time to tour.
Bon voyage
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Tour De Independence Day Eve Update, Day 0.5: Traffic a bit lighter than normal, except on the Gallaher View Expressway. Light winds. We're getting a welcome break from not-summer. I should have allowed more rest time between my last effort and this tour. Dead legs. But I HTFU and kept touring. A woman driver at a stop light asked me what kind of shorts I was wearing. wut
Did you get her phone number?
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Old 07-03-20, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I know right?
What's the alarm for?
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Had a nice, mostly relaxed ride this morning, but I was pretty sure that some ol' lady was gonna get me killed for a minute, there. I was going downhill on a bridge with a shoulder/bike lane that was rapidly coming to an end. The lady had passed me a few seconds before the end of the bridge, but then grew indecisive about turning left or going straight, straddling both lanes. Cars with a head of steam were rapidly approaching from behind, and I thought for sure that they'd be swerving around her at just the wrong time for me. Fortunately, the drivers were observant and had enough time/distance to stop without killing me (at which point they very loudly berated the lady).
Sounds exciting.
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You’ve just been sexually harassed.
I guess I'm asking for it, wearing form-fitting clothing.
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I got up at 4 and hit the road at 5:30. I must be insane.
Correct.
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I got up at 4 and hit the road at 5:30. I must be insane.
Prolly
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I guess I'm asking for it, wearing form-fitting clothing.
Well of course!
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Back from a 15 mile hard grind, due to a dragging brake. I didn't have the correct tool to fix it. When I ultimately get down to just two riders, a year from now, this will be one of them. Because I was going to post it here, I made a point of aligning the valves on the mis-matched wheels
Resistance training. Kudos.
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His Hawk Mountain ride is long. And depending on which way they do the climb to the hawk sanctuary, it’s either really hard or really painful.
There are living hawks there?
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I have no idea where Cervelo comes from
"Cerebellum" and "velocipede" (or very similar on both accounts). A portmanteau to mean "smart bike".
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A portmanteau to mean "smart bike".
Bikes are dumb.
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Today was the first ride this year that I wasn't on a commuter, cruiser, or an ebike. The first hundred yards or so on the Allez felt weird - so light and responsive. But, after the first little climb everything was fine. Surprisingly, my suck-o-meter was not pegged at any point in the ride.
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There are living hawks there?
!!!
https://www.hawkmountain.org/visit/r...-hawk-mountain

datlas gets a double kudos if he sees a Northern Goshawk.
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My favorite saddle is making awful noise as I pedal. Some sort of sleeve/bushing where the rail enters the shell has disintegrated. I hammered a metal shim in there so I can ride it tomorrow but I can't find the same saddle for sale anywhere. It's a Selle Italia SLS from some years ago. I have another Selle Italia that I really liked but the rail broke. There used to be a company that would replace rails for about $25 but they might be gone. That saddle was over $200.

Should I start a poll on the 41 about what saddle to buy? Or should I buy some random saddle and then ask if I should like it?
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Finally got to a place with a strong enough signal that I can post.

Two rounds of storms hit Wednesday. Lots of thunder and lightning close by. Fortunately, this was not my campsite.


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My favorite saddle is making awful noise as I pedal. Some sort of sleeve/bushing where the rail enters the shell has disintegrated. I hammered a metal shim in there so I can ride it tomorrow but I can't find the same saddle for sale anywhere. It's a Selle Italia SLS from some years ago. I have another Selle Italia that I really liked but the rail broke. There used to be a company that would replace rails for about $25 but they might be gone. That saddle was over $200.

Should I start a poll on the 41 about what saddle to buy? Or should I buy some random saddle and then ask if I should like it?
The first option with a pic of your ass, of course. The sick thing is you’ll get good faith answers either way.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
"Cerebellum" and "velocipede" (or very similar on both accounts). A portmanteau to mean "smart bike".
Yes. Cerveau is French for brain and vélo is short for vélocipede. Cerebellum means “little brain” in Latin.
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My favorite saddle is making awful noise as I pedal. Some sort of sleeve/bushing where the rail enters the shell has disintegrated. I hammered a metal shim in there so I can ride it tomorrow but I can't find the same saddle for sale anywhere. It's a Selle Italia SLS from some years ago. I have another Selle Italia that I really liked but the rail broke. There used to be a company that would replace rails for about $25 but they might be gone. That saddle was over $200.

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I think you know the answer.
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Yeah, that’s the plan.
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Should I start a poll on the 41 about what saddle to buy? Or should I buy some random saddle and then ask if I should like it?
When you go with the latter, be sure to ask if you got a good deal as well.
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When you go with the latter, be sure to ask if you got a good deal as well.
Goes without saying.
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Speaking of gear, the new Prevail made it's debut today. Very nice; light, cool, comfortable. The fit features a little more room around the temples than the Evade it is replacing.
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The marine supply stores are open, but the bike stores are curb service only. Dropped my last clevis pin in the water today and it cost me $70 after I was done browsing.
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