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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-26-20, 01:08 PM
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Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.
Ugh.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
Holding you and the family in the Light, Whyfi.
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I just floss in between each cog with a rag.
This.
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do you guys take yalls cassettes completely off to clean them? if so how many miles? I have a cassette cleaning brush with degreaser but I never can get it perfectly clean. I didnt know if taking it off and soaking it in gasoline is a good idea..... if i sound like an idiot please let me know.
I take it off and clean it when I change my chain, so every 3500ish miles/twice a year.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
Condolences.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
Sorry to hear it. Condolences.
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Regarding cables and housing, I've had the inside of housing rust and would generally change the housing every spring on whatever bike(s) that I rode through the winter.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
do you guys take yalls cassettes completely off to clean them? if so how many miles? I have a cassette cleaning brush with degreaser but I never can get it perfectly clean. I didnt know if taking it off and soaking it in gasoline is a good idea..... if i sound like an idiot please let me know.
You do not sound like an idiot and (almost) nobody likes a grungy bike, but whats the advantage of perfectly clean that outweighs the many downsides of buying, messing around with, and disposing of, organic solvents or toxic detergents any more than one has to? And gasoline is just a really bad idea on many levels.
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I'm just now reading a book about our connections with other people. It turns out that those who have good and strong connections or friendships to others are happier and have fewer health issues and actually live longer. The other side of the coin is that caregivers of friends or family can begin to experience greater levels of stress which in turn causes increased heart rate, in increase in numerous stress hormones that over time affects the caregivers health.
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Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
holy sh!#! Hope you are ok! Hows the bike? (Jk)
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sorry for your loss WhyFi
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I was just getting ready to go out for a ride and saw this... I'm in shock.
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Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
wish your family the best.
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Ive done the flossing method, I couldnt reach the back of it, didnt know the extremes people would go through to keep a cassette clean. I clean my chain with the brush and the degreaser, the lube it and after about 50 miles its really bad. Not using the best product. I was gifted white lightening or christmas, figured I would use the until its all gone.
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Clearly, youve never worked in construction.
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My shifters (Ultegra 6700) are not always quite so easy to thread. Takes a bit of patience. Wireless shifting is looking better and better!
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Ah. It's been so long since I've serviced my old 5700 levers that I can't remember much about the process.

But yes, wireless shifting would be snazzy. But not SRAM. I am not worthy of SRAM.

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IKR

I am likely to get a new drivetrain for the Habanero for NEXT year. The SRAM Force Etap will likely cost $2500+ which is too mucking fuch. So may stick with mechanical shifting.
Meh it's coming down and will come down more when shimano goes wireless. I have 1750 in the new bike for components. Contadore was around 1600 for 11 speed whifi, with rim brakes.

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Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
Condolences to you and your family
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What's there to look for? The cable corrosion is out in the middle where it's most exposed to the elements.
If one is corroded so is the other, replace them both. And get new bar tape too. Inspect your bars for corrosion while they are exposed.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
do you guys take yalls cassettes completely off to clean them? if so how many miles? I have a cassette cleaning brush with degreaser but I never can get it perfectly clean. I didnt know if taking it off and soaking it in gasoline is a good idea..... if i sound like an idiot please let me know.
gas wont hurt your cassette just makes a messy job messier.
The problem with cleaning it on the bike is that the degreaser can get into the bearings on a non sealed hub and degrade the grease.
I try to not let it get that bad , clean it more frequently.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Kids and I are out and about in Richmond and I just got word that my FIL finally passed.

Sad, obviously, but I think there's some relief being felt, too. He'd been bedridden and incoherent for days. I know that the long, mostly sleepless overnights were taking a toll on my wife, too, and she was growing resentful towards her mother and brother because of the division of duties, etc.

I suppose we'll be here at least a few more days to help my mother in law navigate this new stage.
Sorry to hear that. It's good you and the kids were there.

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