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Old 11-14-19, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Correct.

Pardon my ignorance, but what's the professed advantage of thru axels anyway?


So hard to keep track of all the BS "advances" in cycling lately.
The others can chime in, but my primitive understanding is that if you are running disc brakes (FUTURE!) the thru axles are much more rigid and able to handle the forces that are placed on the axle compared to a traditional QR based axle.
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My (much younger) wife would eat them a lot back in the day. She stopped when I pointed out that her sweat smelled like fake beef broth when she got home from the gym. If the chemicals were leeching into her sweat glands, where else were they embedding themselves
Not for nothing, but if ramen was popular back in my freshmen college days I too probably would have made it a staple, out of necessity, because once the school cafeteria closed down for the night the only option was to raid the local Seven-Eleven.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but what's the professed advantage of thru axels anyway, other than new cash flow from a novelty?
Fixed.


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The others can chime in, but my primitive understanding is that if you are running disc brakes (FUTURE!) the thru axles are much more rigid and able to handle the forces that are placed on the axle compared to a traditional QR based axle.
Uh huh, I see.
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. . . because once the school cafeteria closed down for the night the only option was to raid the local Seven-Eleven.
Speaking of which, if not for the substantial financial support of our student body back in the day, Seven Eleven may not have been fiscally stable enough to support the pro cycling scene as it has done. Who knew back in '68 we were contributing to cycling history?
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Old 11-14-19, 11:44 AM
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Hey is it axel or axle? Or can we just say Axl like Axl Rose??
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Hey is it axel or axle? Or can we just say Axl like Axl Rose??
Internet says Axle is what the wheel spins around, the Axel is what the ice skater does when they jump and spin. Both involve an axis.

Axl is a troubled musician.

And axil is part of a plant.
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Speaking of which, if not for the substantial financial support of our student body back in the day, Seven Eleven may not have been fiscally stable enough to support the pro cycling scene as it has done. Who knew back in '68 we were contributing to cycling history?
One year, I and other rag tag locals rode behind the 7-11 squad the day before the U.S. Pro Championship road race, which ended up being help in Philly for many years. They were easily spinning along and chatting at around 23 mph. We were nearly puking up our guts trying to hang on the back. I didn't even own a cycling jersey back then. Must have been '87, which means Heiden would have been on the squad. He had won the previous year. IIRC, in '87 he tore the upper from the sole of a shoe during the final sprint and could not repeat his previous year's victory.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
The others can chime in, but my primitive understanding is that if you are running disc brakes (FUTURE!) the thru axles are much more rigid and able to handle the forces that are placed on the axle compared to a traditional QR based axle.
That's my primitive understanding too. All that QR play is gone and everything lines up perfectly each time you put the wheel on, assuming that's how you set it up.
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Old 11-14-19, 12:01 PM
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I just learned recently that a "quick release" in German is called a "schnellspanner."
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Solid axles and nuts are all you need.
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Solid axles and nuts are all you need.
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There's also a minuscule possibility that disc brakes, being SO DAMN STRONG, could pull a QR wheel out of the dropout, so the primary benefit of TAs is to cover the manufacturer's ass and minimize liability.
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Old 11-14-19, 12:32 PM
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Some have a little retention nut for the lever. If yours is that design, there will be a small hex bolt (IIRC) in the middle of the lever. You can loosen the small bolt, once you have the T/A installed, and reposition the lever.
I'll have to check that out. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Internet says Axle is what the wheel spins around, the Axel is what the ice skater does when they jump and spin. Both involve an axis.

Axl is a troubled musician.

And axil is part of a plant.
Wasn't my fault, I blame the spell-checker.
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I used to pound ramen when I was younger because it was fast and easy. Now that I'm "older" one pack of that stuff will send me into a full-body funk for 12 hours or more. If I eat one before bed, my heartbeat will keep me awake for hours then I'll wake up the next morning in a cold sweat.

Bad voodoo all around.
That sounds like a good pre-workout snack.
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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 don't own any thru axled bikes.

#ilovebrakerub

I filed the lawyer lips off the Lemond.

#fastestfrontwheelchangeinthewest
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That sounds like a good pre-workout snack.
Sodium doping.
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Sodium doping.
You got 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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My morning, summed up:

When Im not in meetings I am trying to comply with regulations (which effectively make my job illegal) or undergoing mandatory training (e.g., now).
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When Im not in meetings I am trying to comply with regulations (which effectively make my job illegal) or undergoing mandatory training (e.g., now).
I'm actually lucky because I have to put up with this about once every 6-8 weeks and the rest of the time I'm pretty much left to my own devices.

But still...
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I'm actually lucky because I have to put up with this about once every 6-8 weeks and the rest of the time I'm pretty much left to my own devices.

But still...
Let my life be a warning: Dont do a good job!
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For the record, nothing could be further from the truth. Instant ramen noodles pack many important nutrients, like protein, fiber, vitamins a, b-12 & c, calcium, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants and phytochemicals.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...dles#nutrition
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Sorry Robert, my bad.
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