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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-01-20, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What about eight tracks? And you're not fooling anyone lying about your age.
8 tracks were on the way out when I was a yute. I had A few. From memory; Eagles - On the Border, Doors - Strange Days, Dire Straits- Communique and one more that escapes me. The bonus with 8 tracks was you could scrape your window with them in a pinch.

As far as the age thing, I was probably 1 or 2 years ahead of you when you were in Sharpsville. We could have been classmates. Of course I went to A neighboring school.
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Go to Strava and try correcting the elevation on the lower of the two. Not that I trust in their elevation mapping, but it might be better than a clogged Garmin or whatever.
I don't know how to change it, nor do I know what the actual should be. But 2800 versus 2300 is a pretty big margin of error.
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As far as the age thing, I was probably 1 or 2 years ahead of you when you were in Sharpsville.
10 or 12 years, probably.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't know how to change it, nor do I know what the actual should be. But 2800 versus 2300 is a pretty big margin of error.
I think that you have to do it on the desktop. Somewhere next to your elevation, there should be a little question mark. Clicking on it will bring up a dialog box with an option to correct the profile.

And yes - that's a pretty big difference, but I've seen worse. Some barometric altimeters are worse than others.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I think that you have to do it on the desktop. Somewhere next to your elevation, there should be a little question mark. Clicking on it will bring up a dialog box with an option to correct the profile.
I only see that on distance.

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/...-is-Calculated
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Saw this gate across the hwy on my ride. Had to double back and take a pic. I wanted to toss my bike in front of it, too, of course, but there was a security camera so I thought better of it.

Not much of a highway really. More of a lane
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Not much of a highway really. More of a lane
Oh, a weisenheimer, eh?
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Not on mine.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not on mine.
Stop breaking things.

Browser? I would hope that it wouldn't matter, but I'm on Chrome.
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I got another 250 feet - woo hoo!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
that's @datlas's line. He must be out Everesting.
sorry datlas, I’ll go stand in the corner.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not on mine.
Was that recorded on the app, or a Garmin?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Was that recorded on the app, or a Garmin?
Ah. iPhone app. So they probably get their elevation from their maps, hence no correction? Then again, if the previous ride was also recorded on the app...
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ah. iPhone app. So they probably get their elevation from their maps, hence no correction? Then again, if the previous ride was also recorded on the app...
Now that I can't answer. But the first part, yes, should be correct. Can't "correct" the elevation to the data it already has.
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I’m not a big beer drinker, but I bought a sixer of this last week and find it refreshing.


Those are good on a hot day. These too:

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Now that I can't answer. But the first part, yes, should be correct. Can't "correct" the elevation to the data it already has.
Comparing with his May ride, today's was a few miles longer with a couple short jaunts down some other roads. Dang Vol, giving us only part of the story.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Last and first! Has that been done before? Certainly not in my brief tenure.
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Right time right place ya know

I'm sure it's been done before, but I don't know if I've ever gotten one. There were sometimes battles back in the monthly renewal days.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Browser? I would hope that it wouldn't matter, but I'm on Chrome.
Firefox.
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Was that recorded on the app, or a Garmin?
App. I'm low tech.

NBD, but the size of the discrepancy struck me. To the extent I pay attention on my commute, the elevation seems reasonable similar from day to day.
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Ah, so THAT'S 'shiny bike'! That IS shiny! Can you tell me a bit about it, since I missed its introduction?
Oh of course!

The frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2, one of the ones that was built by Panasonic in Japan. This one happens to have the $50 full chrome finish

I bought it about 3 years ago from the late owner's brother up in the upper peninsula of Michigan, and ran it with the original running gear sans wheels for a while.

This year I stripped the yellowing and chipping lacquer from the frame and discovered a basically flawless chrome finish.

Similarly to all of my vintage bikes, I can't leave well enough alone and there's barely anything original. I think at this point the only original component is the seat post binder bolt

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Shimano 600 "Arabesque" 52/39 crankset
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I think at the moment it's somewhere around 21-22lbs.

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That really is one shiny bike!
I almost feel guilty sweating all over it

This is going to be getting the 5800 stuff once I buy a chain and cassette. It's going to be so good

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Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and it’s more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.
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I had to plan my route so that I could get back home on time for a co-picnic with another family. The other family just canceled because of the threat of rain. My first thought was, "damn, I could have stayed out for another 20 miles!" but the reality is that, if not for the picnic plans, I wouldn't have gotten such a long leash in the first place. I guess I can't be too upset.
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Busy day. Long ride, then some calls about the minivan. Apparently the frame is bent and it’s more than the service dept can manage. Will be getting estimate from body shop but we are askeered it will be a total loss as the car is 13 with 160k miles on it. Sad! But at least Heidi is ok so I am not too bothered.
Sounds expensive. Also sounds like one hell of a stump.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut
There is a state park in NJ called High Point. It marks the highest elevation in the state. IIRC, it’s a 1800’ and change above sea level. But it’s a relatively tough climb. So many people think NJ is flat all over. Definitely not true.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Oh of course!

The frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2, one of the ones that was built by Panasonic in Japan. This one happens to have the $50 full chrome finish

I bought it about 3 years ago from the late owner's brother up in the upper peninsula of Michigan, and ran it with the original running gear sans wheels for a while.

This year I stripped the yellowing and chipping lacquer from the frame and discovered a basically flawless chrome finish.

Similarly to all of my vintage bikes, I can't leave well enough alone and there's barely anything original. I think at this point the only original component is the seat post binder bolt

Currently it's running the following:

Shimano 600 "Arabesque" 52/39 crankset
Campagnolo Mirage 8s levers
Campagnolo Mirage 8s long cage derailleur
Shimano 600 "Arabesque" FD
7 speed 12(?)-28 Shimano cassette
H Plus Son Archetype rims & Formula hubs (I think ~1600g)

I think at the moment it's somewhere around 21-22lbs.



I almost feel guilty sweating all over it

This is going to be getting the 5800 stuff once I buy a chain and RD. It's going to be so good
Very nice! Finding undamaged chrome under the aged lacquer must have felt like Christmas!

As you can probably tell from my postings, I like old frames with more modern components. No reason to be stuck with single pivot brakes, downtube shifters, or narrow gearing just because that's how it was. I kept the Ritchey with its original 7410 Dura Ace till this fall, when I realized that I didn't ride it because the 12-25 gearing was not as comfortable to ride as my bikes with wider gearing. So I upgraded the brifters, cassette, and rear derailleur to 7800 but kept that beautiful 7410 crank. So, I took it from being 25 years behind the times to just 15 years!
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