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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-05-19, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I'm not asking how many spacers I should use for fit purposes. I just want to know if there are three small ones and one larger one.

To review. The difference in drop from my saddle to the handlebars between the new bike and the old bike is about 2 inches. I was hoping to use all the spacers but then that leaves me with the spacers on the top and there could be some sort of steerer tube "explosion" issue. if there are only three small spacers I might not bother.
I'm dense. Are you worried about using too many spacers? Can you take a photo from further back?
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Working. Sad!
Got out for a relaxed 40 mi, but wife is unexpectedly still working on something she couldn’t finish yesterday. Sailing today is in jeopardy.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
The elegant, lightweight, aero and much maligned seatpost arrived today. As expected, it is awesome.
It will be forever known as the awesome, elegant, lightweight and aero seatpost.

To review:
Awesome shovel.
Awesome Marigold jacket.
Awesome elegant, lightweight and aero seatpost.
We’ll see how long you can keep that up.
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Old 10-05-19, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I haven't broken a chain since 2005-ish.

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I’ve never broken a chain, ever, including back in the pre-Lyme days when I used to ride a lot.
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Old 10-05-19, 09:27 AM
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Yes, awesome and elegant.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Fixed the flat on the BMC and put it up high so the dog doesn't eat my hoods.
I feel your pain. No matter how many toys she has laying around, pup has to find something different to chew on.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
The elegant, lightweight and aero seatpost era begins today.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
The Cubs do it right. Tribute to Joe Maddon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHSRPOCpbdA
Really cool!
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Original Campy hoods on the R3SL got eaten by Lewis. BMC survived the night.
I remember that. I never would have expected that from any puppy, but just when you're certain you've seen it all, you haven't. Puppies are very industrious.
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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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I thought that I'd be choosing between the lesser of two miserables, riding in ****ty weather vs sitting on my ass, but it turns out that the ride was surprisingly pleasant. I was actually tempted to turn the maintenance ride in to something a little longer but, alas, the wife and kids were expecting me back. In any event, I credit the hot pink Rapha jacket - WAAAAAY superior to any marigold jacket.
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That's very depressing,
My fingers were a bit nippy on the way to the start, but the most of the ride was perfect fall riding weather.

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It was a tour of the local cafe locations. So, naturally, there was plenty of espresso.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
The elegant, lightweight and aero seatpost era begins today.
Finally.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post

Here is the pic. 3 small spacers and 1 larger or just 3 small spacers?
TIA
Only you can answer that question.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
My fingers were a bit nippy on the way to the start, but the most of the ride was perfect fall riding weather.

Looks like you didn't really need to bring your own water bottle.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Yes, awesome and elegant.
That's not a seat post.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Looks like you didn't really need to bring your own water bottle.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It was a tour of the local cafe locations. So, naturally, there was plenty of espresso.

That seatpost and color scheme is elegant. The seatbag is also admirable.

A twist, Jones is keeping up with the RNS's.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I thought that I'd be choosing between the lesser of two miserables, riding in ****ty weather vs sitting on my ass, but it turns out that the ride was surprisingly pleasant. I was actually tempted to turn the maintenance ride in to something a little longer but, alas, the wife and kids were expecting me back. In any event, I credit the hot pink Rapha jacket - WAAAAAY superior to any marigold jacket.
I beg to differ. Maybe WAAAY but not WAAAAAY.
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I know everyone has been waiting for the results of the shake down ride with the new seatpost.

It was good! I knew a 30 mm setback would probably do the trick and it did. Best bike money spent in a while. I will ride it as-is for a while and adjust from there as needed.

Bottom line:
The new rig is making me happy.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I know everyone has been waiting for the results of the shake down ride with the new seatpost.

It was good! I knew a 30 mm setback would probably do the trick and it did. Best bike money spent in a while. I will ride it as-is for a while and adjust from there as needed.

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The new rig is making me happy.
Quality.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Here is the pic. 3 small spacers and 1 larger or just 3 small spacers?
TIA
There appear to be four spacers.
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if you’re like me, the answer will come to you like a bolt from the blue after about seven months of agony. However, in the meantime, grease anything which contacts a dropout, nip up your seat and stem bolts, and put your keys in a different pocket. If you’re bored, overhaul your BB. One more observation: echolocation by the rider, in these cases, is practically useless.
Yeah it’s amazing on how sound travels. I went back and tightened everything up, had forgotten to check the seat post bolt. Snuggled up. Click gone. Thnx.
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Got out for a relaxed 40 mi, but wife is unexpectedly still working on something she couldn’t finish yesterday. Sailing today is in jeopardy.
What kind of boat?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
The elegant, lightweight, aero and much maligned seatpost arrived today. As expected, it is awesome.
It will be forever known as the awesome, elegant, lightweight and aero seatpost.

To review:
Awesome shovel.
Awesome Marigold jacket.
Awesome elegant, lightweight and aero seatpost.
Pics or it didn’t happen.
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