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Old 07-29-20, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Mustard is disgusting. Beer is disgusting. The fruit of this unholy union can only be an abomination.
I love mustard. Love it on a hot soft pretzel.
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well i'm glad that the fire still burns brightly for some addicts.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
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On a Shimano front derailleur which screw do you turn so in the big ring the derailleur moves away from the frame? Right now the chain is all but rubbing.
You probably need to add more cable tension. You shouldn't need to move the outer limit screw.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I love mustard. Love it on a hot soft pretzel.
I heard that itís good for cramps, too.
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Mustard is disgusting good. Beer is disgusting good. But The fruit of this unholy union can only be an abomination.
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You probably need to add more cable tension. You shouldn't need to move the outer limit screw.
I examined it more closely and the cable is less taut than the other one.

I tried to tighten it by unscrewing where the cable connects, pulling it tighter, and tightening the screw. Hoo boy, what a comedy of errors.
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A positive side to the cut off finger presented itself this afternoon. My DeWalt drill driver slipped off the screw and poked a hole through the base of my fingernail, drawing blood. I hardly felt it.
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I spent 7 hours on Saturday, refitting my Battaglin MAX bike. New cables, new rear derailleur, new cassette, new tires, new handlebar, new bar tape. It took so long because I was trying to make a short cage Centaur derailleur work rather than swap in the medium cage Veloce I'd bought for the job. So after a lot of time spent fruitlessly, I swapped in the Veloce and voila! It works. Now I'm running 53/39 and 12-30.

The frame is so old, it doesn't take a regular cable guide under the BB. No, it's got a plate with two holes in it. And for years, I've been tolerating the sub-optimal shifting from all the added friction it causes. I threaded some shift cable liner through the holes, and fed the cables through that, heavily greased.

New bar, because the Cinelli Nerve I had on it is 1) real old, and 2) a LO--O-ONG way down to the drops, compared with what The Cool Kids are using these days. I used a SOMA Highway One, which is the right shape, and unlike nearly every other bar, it comes in 26.0 and silver. Finished it all off with white Fizik tape. Even got some white gloves just for this bike, so I don't foul the tape as quickly.

I thought about getting 28s, but the 25s I've been running barley fit though the calipers as it is. And the chainstays are pretty close to the tires. SO instead I just replaced the old Ultra Sports with new GP's, pumped to 100/105.

Today was the 'shakedown cruise'. The new bar fits well, in fact it might need to drop a cm or so - at the same stem height, I feel more upright. Or maybe turn the bar down a hair. Shifting was MUCH better! AND the 30 works well! And I think that the tires made a big difference, even though they're the same size at the same pressure. Felt much less rattly. I'm in love all over again!

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Old 07-29-20, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I examined it more closely and the cable is less taut than the other one.

I tried to tighten it by unscrewing where the cable connects, pulling it tighter, and tightening the screw. Hoo boy, what a comedy of errors.
Is there no barrel adjuster anywhere?

If not, a way to get some more tension on the FD cable is to loosen the cable, turn the low limit screw in a turn or two so the derailleur cage moves away from the seat tube, then pull the cable taught and re-tighten. Then reverse the adjustment on the low limit screw and the return spring should pull the cable tight.
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!!!

A picturesque moment on the ride home as I passed over ye olde CSX on a bridge. It had railcars full of gravel.

"Good riddance," I muttered, as it lumbered toward the setting sun.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I examined it more closely and the cable is less taut than the other one.

I tried to tighten it by unscrewing where the cable connects, pulling it tighter, and tightening the screw. Hoo boy, what a comedy of errors.
Definitely don't wanna try that while in the big ring.

And +1 on the barrel adjusters
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
!!!

A picturesque moment on the ride home as I passed over ye olde CSX on a bridge. It had railcars full of gravel.

"Good riddance," I muttered, as it lumbered toward the setting sun.

CSX still seems new to me. Of course I haven't spent any quality time trainwatching back east since 1980-ish.

In DC is was all about RF&P, and the B&O

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
In other weird news.

No. Not even gonna try it.

Ew.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I examined it more closely and the cable is less taut than the other one.

I tried to tighten it by unscrewing where the cable connects, pulling it tighter, and tightening the screw. Hoo boy, what a comedy of errors.
It's a shame that there is no video.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Is there no barrel adjuster anywhere?
Maybe. There's a thing on the cable on the downtube. But as configured it only twisted in one direction, and doing so did not bring about the desired tension
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It's a shame that there is now video.
I wonder if Razor made a video covering this issue.
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CSX still seems new to me.
wut

Your trainspotting seems to have fallen off a cliff since you moved to the desert. Sad.
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wut

Your trainspotting seems to have fallen off a cliff since you moved to the desert. Sad.
I have spent several minutes watching the trestle burn in Tempe today, both on the computer and on the television.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Maybe. There's a thing on the cable on the downtube. But as configured it only twisted in one direction, and doing so did not bring about the desired tension
Does it look like this?

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Sounds like the flipper style FD adjuster

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I heard that itís good for cramps, too.
It's good on a pastrami sandwich, too.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Sounds like the flipper style FD adjuster

You mean RD adjuster. It goes on the right.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
You mean RD adjuster. It goes on the right.
Some people don't put an adjuster on the front derailleur cable because they rarely need adjustment. If it suddenly got a lot closer to the chain either the cable is fraying, the cable clamp bolt slipped, or the derailleur clamp moved.
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