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Old 07-03-20, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
6am; AG has the day off so I ought to go wake her. We get a floating holiday and enough people took today that my morning meeting is cancelled, so I can knock out 40+.
Got up at 5, it’s raining, it never stops here lately and I’m tired of riding on wet roads in the heat after it rains.

last night it was so thick I had to take my sunglasses off due to constant condensation
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Old 07-03-20, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Sounds doable.
Did I miss it - whatcha workin' on?
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Old 07-03-20, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
He's a big guy, about 19 pounds at last check.
Many, many years ago, we had a half manx. He was huge, too.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Did I miss it - whatcha workin' on?
Oh, the R3 is coming up on a year and I’ll probably want to replace the derailleur cables later this summer. Maybe the whole fishing thing is unnecessary; do the housings run through the frame?

If not, do you attach the floss to the old cable and pull it back through as a “messenger?”
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Old 07-03-20, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Oh, the R3 is coming up on a year and I’ll probably want to replace the derailleur cables later this summer. Maybe the whole fishing thing is unnecessary; do the housings run through the frame?
No, just to the stops where it enters the DT.

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If not, do you attach the floss to the old cable and pull it back through as a “messenger?”
Yeah, that's what I did when I re-cabled the Domane, should be similarly easy with the R3; it's a pretty short, direct run to the bottom of the BB - just pop out the cable routing insert. The second run for the RD was a little more tricky to fish if you started at the BB, but easy if you start from the RD, so take that approach if you lose your lead for any reason.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Finally got to a place with a strong enough signal that I can post.

Two rounds of storms hit Wednesday. Lots of thunder and lightning close by. Fortunately, this was not my campsite.


Fortunately.
Today would have marked the official end of my tour.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
No, just to the stops where it enters the DT.



Yeah, that's what I did when I re-cabled the Domane, should be similarly easy with the R3; it's a pretty short, direct run to the bottom of the BB - just pop out the cable routing insert. The second run for the RD was a little more tricky to fish if you started at the BB, but easy if you start from the RD, so take that approach if you lose your lead for any reason.
Thanks. Just looked this up and sliding housing liner over the entire length of the old cable looks like the easiest option.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
You can go around and torque things up to spec, I suppose. Some here would suggest you ultrasound the frame for cracks.
A local triathlete has a nice piece of Cervelo wall art this week. Head tube crack. No ultrasound needed.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Finally got to a place with a strong enough signal that I can post.

Two rounds of storms hit Wednesday. Lots of thunder and lightning close by. Fortunately, this was not my campsite.


Oh boy.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You people who go riding before 8 a.m. are cray cray.
If you have your coffee and muffin levels set, then time of day doesn't matter.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Finally got to a place with a strong enough signal that I can post.

Two rounds of storms hit Wednesday. Lots of thunder and lightning close by. Fortunately, this was not my campsite.


Dang...
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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 07-03-20, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Today would have marked the official end of my tour.
Today marks the official start of my tour. I shall tour Cedar Bluff, West Hills, Marble City, Bearden. The tour will officially end later in the day.
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Old 07-03-20, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Dang...
You can’t really tell, but there was more than 2” in places. The second cell lasted about an hour, with moderate to very heavy rain. And to think, that soil is relatively porous.
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Old 07-03-20, 07:38 AM
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I went on a short little night ride yesterday evening. Beautiful night - warm, calm, and clear skies with a full moon. Zero traffic, so when I got out of town I turned my front light off and just rode by moonlight. Lovely.

Very happy to report that the new wheels did not asplode underneath me
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I use this stuff. https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-reves..._t1_B07H2WGXP8

Pull the brake or derailleur housing off, slide this over the old cable cut to length obviously, pull the old cable out, slide the new cable through, pull this housing off.
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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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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You can’t really tell, but there was more than 2” in places. The second cell lasted about an hour, with moderate to very heavy rain. And to think, that soil is relatively porous.

That just looks like it's no fun at all.
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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 07-03-20, 07:51 AM
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I know I was.
I'm also deeply concerned that I called your Cervelo a Pinarello
An insult to the Pinarellos, right?
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Old 07-03-20, 07:58 AM
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Most pharmacies don't double as a lemonade stand during the day. There was a reason you could only get it filled after 7 pm.
Quality.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I'm also deeply concerned that I called your Cervelo a Pinarello
If it makes you feel any better, I thought that Cervelo was an Italian brand until just a few months ago
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Today marks the official start of my tour. I shall tour Cedar Bluff, West Hills, Marble City, Bearden. The tour will officially end later in the day.
I've loaded up my gear (this is a self-supported trip) and am ready to roll.

Time to tour.
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If it makes you feel any better, I thought that Cervelo was an Italian brand until just a few months ago
Oh man, that’s priceless!

I can see how you get there, of course. But it’s still funny.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh man, that’s priceless!

I can see how you get there, of course. But it’s still funny.
My buddy at work thought the same thing, so at least I'm not the only one!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh man, that’s priceless!

I can see how you get there, of course. But it’s still funny.
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My buddy at work thought the same thing, so at least I'm not the only one!
wut. "Cervelo" sounds about as Canadian as you can get.





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Thanks for the offer!
Anytime!
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I got a feeling I should have made a medical call today instead of waiting until tomorrow.
You OK Billy?
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