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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-06-20, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Oh, and another question for the experts: Do you sleeve your cables with liner tubing where they pass through the cable guide under the BB? My bike started out with them sleeved, but the one on the rear cable migrated back into the chain stay. There was no visible damage to the guide.
If you have it, you might as well, but the main concern to me was the FD cable contacting the side of the hole where it exited the back/top of the BB area.
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Old 07-06-20, 03:28 PM
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None of our girls have every destroyed a toy. .
My Rotts had a contest to see who could embowel a doll fastest. Only Kong toys or Nylabones for them. Just a couple days ago Venus ripped the stuffing out of her favorite doll.
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Old 07-06-20, 03:38 PM
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My Rotts had a contest to see who could embowel a doll fastest. Only Kong toys or Nylabones for them. Just a couple days ago Venus ripped the stuffing out of her favorite doll.
That's a word that technically works, but I don't think I've ever seen it.
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Old 07-06-20, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I feel like the phrase "jumped the shark" has jumped the shark. Discuss.
lol Iím glad Iím not the only one, I never knew wtf that expression meant.
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Old 07-06-20, 03:47 PM
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lol Iím glad Iím not the only one, I never knew wtf that expression meant.
You mean you don't dedicate your life to a meta-analysis of television and other pop culture?
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Old 07-06-20, 03:51 PM
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Man,, the funny thing is Hamilton actually makes me nostalgic for living in the Revolutionary region.

But that's easier to think about in July.
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Old 07-06-20, 03:57 PM
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In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand big bicycle should be able to design a cable system that attaches one part of a bicycle to another.

SMH.
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Old 07-06-20, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand big bicycle should be able to design a cable system that attaches one part of a bicycle to another.

SMH.
But then we wouldn't have reason to buy fancy electronic shifting systems.
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Old 07-06-20, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Oh, and another question for the experts: Do you sleeve your cables with liner tubing where they pass through the cable guide under the BB? My bike started out with them sleeved, but the one on the rear cable migrated back into the chain stay. There was no visible damage to the guide.
I donít but I am no expert. Prolly doesnít matter much either way.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Which levers? The RS-685 on the Domane frayed, but that was at ~8000 miles. I don't think that any are as bad as the x700-series.
They are 685s. A quick look suggests others have had this problem and half of them are unaware you can easily remove the bottom of the lever body to retrieve a broken end and are resorting to dental picks and other laborious methods.

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If you have it, you might as well, but the main concern to me was the FD cable contacting the side of the hole where it exited the back/top of the BB area.
I had a few scraps, but didn't use them. I'll put some fresh stuff on when I redo them. I did slip a piece on the FD cable with that in mind, but I don't think it actually contacts the edge.

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Old 07-06-20, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Correct. We played that theme last year in band.
The choir part too?
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Old 07-06-20, 04:22 PM
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RIP Yoshizo Shimano.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Ob...fOX15ASXc5HYv4
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Old 07-06-20, 04:26 PM
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lol Iím glad Iím not the only one, I never knew wtf that expression meant.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Hasn't 2020 sucked enough already?
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Hasn't 2020 sucked enough already?
Remember when 2016 started off bad and we thought that it couldn't get much worse?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Bummer.

Related fact: one of my undergrad classmates was Kozo Shimano, who ran North American operations for Shimano before retiring in 2008. I knew who he was but did not know him personally. They said he had a really nice bike at school.
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Remember when 2016 started off bad and we thought that it couldn't get much worse?
Sad! doesnít begin to describe it.
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Went to the doctor today for a quick blood pressure check. Blood pressure is fine, faa requires it. Anyways, while I was there I mentioned my hand (it has gotten better), and he was shocked that I was on the bike for four hours. He actually showed concern, and said the max cardio activity I should be doing is 60 mins max three times a week. He said that hours of cardio has been proven to cause heart problems in Endurance athletes. I donít plan on stopping what I am doing anytime soon, Thoughts anyone?
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Went to the doctor today for a quick blood pressure check. Blood pressure is fine, faa requires it. Anyways, while I was there I mentioned my hand (it has gotten better), and he was shocked that I was on the bike for four hours. He actually showed concern, and said the max cardio activity I should be doing is 60 mins max three times a week. He said that hours of cardio has been proven to cause heart problems in Endurance athletes. I donít plan on stopping what I am doing anytime soon, Thoughts anyone?
Rarely, you can get scar tissue in the heart but I believe this is really for ultra-distance activities. I see nothing wrong with 4 hours on the bike. Or even more. One of my former cycling friends was a commercial pilot and rode/rides lots and was not told to limit his riding.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Went to the doctor today for a quick blood pressure check. Blood pressure is fine, faa requires it. Anyways, while I was there I mentioned my hand (it has gotten better), and he was shocked that I was on the bike for four hours. He actually showed concern, and said the max cardio activity I should be doing is 60 mins max three times a week. He said that hours of cardio has been proven to cause heart problems in Endurance athletes. I donít plan on stopping what I am doing anytime soon, Thoughts anyone?
You could read this. https://www.velopress.com/books/the-haywire-heart/
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My Rotts had a contest to see who could embowel a doll fastest. Only Kong toys or Nylabones for them. Just a couple days ago Venus ripped the stuffing out of her favorite doll.

No dog can disenbowel a stuffed toy faster than Batting Bat, aka Batty
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Rarely, you can get scar tissue in the heart but I believe this is really for ultra-distance activities. I see nothing wrong with 4 hours on the bike. Or even more. One of my former cycling friends was a commercial pilot and rode/rides lots and was not told to limit his riding.

He wasnít referring strictly to me. He was speaking about everyone in general.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
He wasnít referring strictly to me. He was speaking about everyone in general.
He is obviously not a cyclist.
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Remember when 2016 started off bad and we thought that it couldn't get much worse?
Oh ****, you're right.

So, another black swan event to shatter a world hanging on by a thread?

On a personal level, 2016 was the year my poor old boy died (in August, when I thought that was the worst thing in the year). I think it's since then that media death has hit me harder; "It's Quiet Uptown" has been rolling in my head today and it's brutal.
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Rarely, you can get scar tissue in the heart but I believe this is really for ultra-distance activities. I see nothing wrong with 4 hours on the bike. Or even more. One of my former cycling friends was a commercial pilot and rode/rides lots and was not told to limit his riding.
I found out I have Ventricular Tachycardia when testing after my accident last year. I found I can minimize it with medication and reducing the training load I carry. The days of 200+ mile one day rides and double metrics are gone, may try a lazy century later in the season. Sad, but not worth dying over.
The funny thing is I saw random high HR numbers, but thought the monitor was screwing up. Cardiologist told me that HR's are really good at counting beats, good or bad. I never felt anything while it was happening, but doesn't change the possible outcome of syncope, or death.
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