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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-08-20, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Y’all keep it up and I’ll get back on Strava for the summer just to wreck someones’ days on the podium and just delete again after the weather turns again.

And then this thread will be rueing once again.
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Old 07-08-20, 01:21 PM
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Old 07-08-20, 01:21 PM
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I have been in wheel mode for the past two weeks. Building, and overhauling. This morning I had to cannibalize an orphan axle for a cone. Once this bike goes out the door, probably tomorrow, I will be one rear wheel short of playing with a full deck. I have been rear wheel short since forever. All the while I've been flush with fronts.
I so enjoy building bikes that I've given thought to doing just that, in flipper mode, to rid myself or all the extra components. Rather than try to sell them, or simply giving them away.
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Old 07-08-20, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I can’t quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

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Can you feel the axle being loose? Maybe an overhaul. But again, I don't know what that means with modern wheels. Do they still use cup and cone axles?
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So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I can’t quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

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Can you feel play in the axle if you try to move in the bearings?
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Just walked into a dicks in buffalo, the hand sanitizer they made me use smelled like straight whiskey. I don’t drink anymore, the smell made me gag. The lady just stared at me.
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Old 07-08-20, 01:31 PM
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This is really a drag.

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We all saw what you did there. Clever or bad pun, I'm not judging.

Also mechanicals....I hate them.
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Old 07-08-20, 01:33 PM
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Looks like they ditched their bowling program in 2002. #sad

Luckily they have a gallery of pics from the good ol' days:

https://exhibits.stanford.edu/athlet...og/vs899dy1028
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Old 07-08-20, 01:35 PM
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Ride today was good but SO humid. At rest stop, one of the riders was not looking so good. I asked her how much water she drank so far. She said 2/3 of a bottle. I had gone through both my bottles by that time. I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.

The total ride was just under 3.5 hours and I ended up drinking over 4 bottles of water.
Oysh.

I consumed about 4 bottles on Sunday over about that duration. One had Gatorade in it, I'm happy to say. Na+ is fast on days like this.
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Old 07-08-20, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
buffalo is HAF. Only reason I bid this trip was to go north and get away from the heat. I found a bike shop to rent a bike. It would be a 54 diverge. 50 dollars for 3 hours, and I didn’t bring my helmet so throw in another 10 for that.

I offered 25 for 2 hours, they didn’t bite.
No cool breeze off of Lake Erie?
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Old 07-08-20, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Can you feel play in the axle if you try to move in the bearings?
No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.
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Old 07-08-20, 01:57 PM
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Soupy and 81-84* here. Got out shortly after six and knocked out 42.75 miles in just under 2:15. That’s 19.0mph for those who don’t like math... including lights (which were favorable but still). New 90’ HR record (156bpm) and 25’ total above 300w. And chased down and mercilessly dropped the Felt IA with 404s that got me at point.

Now excuse me while I go pass out.
Example of why aero trumps power, to a point. 27 miles, average power 183, average speed, 21.2, which included warm up and and rest between the 2x20' and wandering back to the truck in Z1 at 19.8 miles an hour. I am not looking forward to the 40K TT on the 18th.
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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 07-08-20, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.
Well, that exhausts my meagre store of K & E. Bon chance, mon ami.
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Old 07-08-20, 02:10 PM
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Example of why aero trumps power, to a point. 27 miles, average power 183, average speed, 21.2, which included warm up and and rest between the 2x20' and wandering back to the truck in Z1 at 19.8 miles an hour. I am not looking forward to the 40K TT on the 18th.
Yeah and my avg power was even a little higher. Also I must have been giving up a ton of rolling resistance with my Power Protection+ tires.

One day I’ll get to take the P2 back to the long straight roads and see what speed is. Or hell maybr COTA in September. That turn1 hill will feel a lot flatter.
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Old 07-08-20, 02:15 PM
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I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.
See post #12563
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buffalo is HAF.
See post #11931
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Old 07-08-20, 02:17 PM
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My wife and I did a short ride yesterday and another today. Her back is acting up again and she doest do well in the 90+º heat which is all we've had for awhile. My Strava will look pretty poor this week, I'm sure.
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Should I ask about something else? I've an appointment Monday.
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See post #12563
That’s between you two. Didn’t I say it was reasonable?
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Well, that exhausts my meagre store of K & E. Bon chance, mon ami.
Couldn't have said it better myself
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No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.
Well then I vote for the qr. Try a different one.
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Well then I vote for the qr. Try a different one.
Will try.
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See post #12563

See post #11931

see the post where I politely explain to you that I don’t have control of where I get sent.
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Didn’t I say it was reasonable?
Indeed. But the meaning of above can range from, "OK, I guess" to "That's what I would pick."

I've never had an appointment with this nurse so no idea what I'm getting. #LifeInPseudoMedicine
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those programs cost money, and don't bring in any. Football, and basketball make big money for schools like Stanford.
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For some reason, Strava has decided to count my wife’s miles this week along with mine. No idea why. What a mess.
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