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Old 07-27-19, 01:44 PM
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We had a good ride. But before we started, the ride leader noticed a big crack in his drive-side seat stay just above the dropout. Crack was circumferential and all the way through the crabon fiber. Sad! He drove home and met us halfway. Sadly, he had the SAME problem last year and the framebuilder “fixed” it.

The Bike is really beautiful and made by a us builder whose nane is a number that roughly equals the bike cost in thousands.

I feel bad for my friend but he should have bought a full Ti frame.
Distressing. That’s the kind of story that makes me glad...wait, never mind.
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Distressing. That’s the kind of story that makes me glad...wait, never mind.
Actually his bike is hybrid Ti/Crabon and although I am not a structural engineer I suspect the shear forces are strongest at/near the interface where they join. That’s where the frame failed twice. So I suspect your fancy new fully plastic, er, crabon fiber bike won’t be as vulnerable.
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Mrs datlas picked up one of those fancy meatless burgers from Wegmans, Beyond Meat. It was actually pretty good. But not cheap. Two patties for $6.
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Actually his bike is hybrid Ti/Crabon and although I am not a structural engineer I suspect the shear forces are strongest at/near the interface where they join. That’s where the frame failed twice. So I suspect your fancy new fully plastic, er, crabon fiber bike won’t be as vulnerable.
. Makes sense. Those frames certainly are rolling jewelry.
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Full carbon, full carbon rims. Made it down the nastiest descent in the world, at least in my mind.



There were some of these up there.




We were up there.

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Full carbon, full carbon rims. Made it down the nastiest descent in the world, at least in my mind.

Spectacular!
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What’s cooking? What’s up, doc?
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Full carbon, full carbon rims. Made it down the nastiest descent in the world, at least in my mind.



There were some of these up there.




We were up there.

Where is that? I love mountain goats. Chapeau!!
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We were up there.

Definitely has that rarefied air look to it!
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What’s cooking? What’s up, doc?
I’m sure it’s delicious, but I have a tough time with rodent. Ate guinea pig in Peru. Don’t recommend.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Definitely has that rarefied air look to it!
I’ve walked up some 14ers. That was hard enough.
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Where is that? I love mountain goats. Chapeau!!
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Definitely has that rarefied air look to it!

Thanks! Rarified air, for sure. Rarified power, as well. That's the Mount Evans Hill Climb, which starts in Idaho Springs, and ends at 14,120. 6500 feet of climbing in 27 miles.
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Thanks! Rarified air, for sure. Rarified power, as well. That's the Mount Evans Hill Climb, which starts in Idaho Springs, and ends at 14,120. 6500 feet of climbing in 27 miles.
Must put on my bucket list.
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Old 07-27-19, 06:21 PM
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Must put on my “when hell freezes over” list.

Awesome riding, LAJ.
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Must put on my bucket list.
You would love it, other than the descent. Heck, even the frost heaves mess with the climb. I was coming down and saw some dude go over his bars as he was racing up. Thinking Weds Thurs Fri??? I stopped to see if he was OK, help him untangle and stuff... Took a lot for me to get his front wheel out of the crack in the road that stopped him immediately.
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Must put on my “when hell freezes over” list.

Awesome riding, LAJ.
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You would love it, other than the descent. Heck, even the frost heaves mess with the climb. I was coming down and saw some dude go over his bars as he was racing up. Thinking Weds Thurs Fri??? I stopped to see if he was OK, help him untangle and stuff... Took a lot for me to get his front wheel out of the crack in the road that stopped him immediately.
I would love it, for sure. I really love epic climbs and as of yet have only done a few, like Diablo and Whiteface. Someday...
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Full carbon, full carbon rims. Made it down the nastiest descent in the world, at least in my mind.



There were some of these up there.




We were up there.

Awesome! Great photos!
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In June I posted that I set a PR on my 25 mile ride down in GA that I use to get ready for my ~annual 30 mile ride up North. I beat it by about 20 seconds. Today I beat that by 41 seconds. So over last years previous best I am a minute faster. I have a chance to match my time I have been chasing for 9 years.

If you are lucky, I will post a confusing chart detailing seconds over or under my previous best for each 5 mile segment. If only Vol where alive to enjoy it.
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We had a good ride. But before we started, the ride leader noticed a big crack in his drive-side seat stay just above the dropout. Crack was circumferential and all the way through the crabon fiber. Sad! He drove home and met us halfway. Sadly, he had the SAME problem last year and the framebuilder “fixed” it.

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I feel bad for my friend but he should have bought a full Ti frame.
Did you point that out to him?
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Me neither.
Yeah, humidity. That's the ticket. Too humid to ride.
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Spectacular!
and, Hot!
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Yeah, humidity. That's the ticket. Too humid to ride.
Stupid weather! I'm going out tomorrow in the heat and the hummy-ditty. Possibly stupid rider too.
90f high temp and 60% day and 78% night. humidiidy forecast.
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Did you point that out to him?
He was pretty unhappy. I did not want to pour lighter fluid on his fire.

So no.
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Everyone, you MUST see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This will be a cult classic. Tarantino at his finest.
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