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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-08-20, 10:34 AM
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Polished the family assault vehicle for our first tandem ride of the year this afternoon. 60s with 20 mph winds. Going to ride short and easy.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Waxing your chain sounds like a sexual reference. Did not know that was a thing.
In a manner of speaking, it is.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Bad ass. Congrats dude. This is the time to buy a Cervelo from Excel. I got an email from them recently with some smoking Cervelo deal, which got me thinking about Addiction.

Hot.
By combo mount, are we talking light, camera, gps,???
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Waxing your chain sounds like a sexual reference.
Waxing your stem would be worse.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:02 AM
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Waxing your stem would be worse.
Reported.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We passed through Nashville on the way home a few days ago and witnessed some of the damage. Sad.
Quoted for truth.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
My phone sprung forward. Arrrgh. I wonder where it thinks we are.
Your phone doesn’t cooperate with impudent, rebellious states.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
By combo mount, are we talking light, camera, gps,???
Yeah, there's the GPS/computer mount on top and a GoPro-type mount underneath (for camera and/or light).

The combo mount is secured to the stem through the faceplate with extended bolts and spacers in place of two of the stock faceplate bolts.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
It did not. I have two dead people and some life sentence stuff. I was supposed to be in trial next week and it got continued, which makes me feel like I have a ton of free time. Wife and kid are good. Ski school at Copper Saturdays in February, so a lot of time in the mountains this winter. Basketball season is ending next week and little league started yesterday.

How was the off season? How's the team? Is Mrs. LAJ loving her Tacoma?
Holy cow. Finding time is an art in itself. It's great the sports are in the mix, and all is well for the family. I'm sure Lewis is living like a king, as well.

I took Mrs LAJ's Tacoma in for a noil change, and general check, since it's still under warranty a few Fridays ago. "I like my old Ranger, but that new truck sure is nice".

The off season was long. A boatload of trainer/garage time, with not much chance to ride outside. It's definitely a love hate relationship with that space in the garage. The team is good. We lost some, we gained some, and the gals are just plain bad ass. valygrl is on our team, and she's killing it.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:28 AM
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Kudos. Why taking a week off? That’s crazy talk.
Flying to Ireland tonight to visit baby and shmendrick fiancé.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Group ride. Yeah, the new wheels are fast...and/or the winter in the gym and on the trainer paid off. Now ready for a week off the bike.
Gotta be the wheels..... Not.

Kudo's. Makes you want to do more, now doesn't it? The week off will do you good, but spinning the legs a couple times if you have a chance, will help you big time.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-08-20, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Flying to Ireland tonight to visit baby and shmendrick fiancé.
I imagine they rent bikes in Ireland. No?
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I imagine they rent bikes in Ireland. No?
They do. However, we will be in the middle of nowhere for most of the week and indications are for continuous rain squalls and 20-30 kts from the West most of the week.
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They do. However, we will be in the middle of nowhere for most of the week and indications are for continuous rain squalls and 20-30 kts from the West most of the week.
In before HTFU.
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Originally Posted by moalpha View Post
they do. However, we will be in the middle of nowhere for most of the week and indications are for continuous rain squalls and 20-30 kts from the west most of the week.
htfu.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We passed through Nashville on the way home a few days ago and witnessed some of the damage. Sad.
Went north of Nashville to see Velo Vol nephew and niece play in a band festival. Whilst there I observed roads with a shoulder thingie a cyclist could ride on. Pretty crazy concept.
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My phone sprung forward. Arrrgh. I wonder where it thinks we are.
What's the problem?
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Flying to Ireland tonight to visit baby and shmendrick fiancé.
Without even looking it up I can sense that’s not a glowing review of your future new SIL.
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Without even looking it up I can sense that’s not a glowing review of your future new SIL.
Ahh, I just need to give him ****. He loves my daughter and treats her with respect. He’s good with money. He’s in awe of my wife and me. Beyond that, it’s really none of my business.
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So I happened to find myself inside of a Harbor Freight store last night and picked up the ultrasonic cleaner. While I'm getting my chain totally clean, I think it's a good a time as any to jump on the chain wax bandwagon.

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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
So I happened to find myself inside of a Harbor Freight store last night and picked up the ultrasonic cleaner. While I'm getting my chain totally clean, I think it's a good a time as any to jump on the chain wax bandwagon.

#sowhatdoineedhere
I might try to wax tonight if I have time. I don't think that you really need anything special besides:
  • Something to melt the wax and soak your chain (I picked up the $10 2qt Crock Pot at Target today)
  • Your wax mix, bought or homebrewed (I got 1lb of Molten Speed Wax from Treefort for $17 shipped)
  • Something to help dip/retrieve your chain (bent coat hanger)
  • Shop rags
I'll report back when I'm done.
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I have never seen a major airport as quiet as Dulles is today.
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One of PuppyLove’s smooth doxie pack mates is a racing Weiner in his other life.

He won his Weiner Dog race down in San Diego yesterday. Lol from the FB video it looks like he won by 10 lengths at least.
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i’ve never seen so many cyclist in my life. It’s amazing what the word spring on a calendar can do.
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is sora compatible with 105? Found a windsor for 60 bucks on craiglist i’m thinking about buying it for parts.
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is sora compatible with 105? Found a windsor for 60 bucks on craiglist i’m thinking about buying it for parts.
Pretty sure that anything 10 speed and less is cross compatible.

Except for that weird Dura-Ace 8 speed and I think 10 speed Tiagra.

More details here.

I take it the Windsor has the Sora?
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