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Old 11-14-19, 10:05 AM
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My levers like WhyFi's on one bike and like LoP's on the other.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I love me some fancy instant ramen (like Shin Black), but yeah, I notice now that it does have an effect on me, too. In addition to the funk, there seems to be a weird 2-3 day weight gain every time. I assume that it's some water retention because of the sodium content, but who knows.
I used to love the ones that had plenty of non-noodle floaty bits and was so hot that the sweat coming off one's forehead added some additional brine. I don't eat that **** like that anymore.
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I like the Suntour Qloc axles. They really had me scratching my head the first time I tried to pull a wheel with 'em. I'd guess they're not recommended for use in threaded forks/frames, however.

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Old 11-14-19, 10:09 AM
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Man, being a tow truck driver has got to be a tough gig.

They're doing some leaf clean-up on my street, but they didn't put out any signs until last night, so a lot of people hadn't seen the signs and still had their cars parked. My new neighbor's minivan was the first in line, so I had my wife urgently call them to let them know. The husband and wife both happened to be home, so they rushed out before it got lifted on to the flatbed, but there seemed to be some animated discussion going on. Oh well, the tow tuck backs up to the next in line, starts hauling it up on to the bed... and then another guy is out there jingling his keys, imploring the driver to drop it and let him move it. Does look like it's going to happen. Then another person shows up and starts arguing about the parking ticket that they were issued, not that the tow truck driver had anything to do with that.

I hope he gets paid decently.

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Old 11-14-19, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I used to love the ones that had plenty of non-noodle floaty bits and was so hot that the sweat coming off one's forehead added some additional brine. I don't eat that **** like that anymore.
Shin Black is spicy for store-bought stuff, but not terribly hot if you like heat. In addition to two flavoring packets, there's also has a packet of dehydrated veggie goodness - three packets of stuff, so you know it's good.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Man, being a tow truck driver has got to be a tough gig.

They're doing some leaf clean-up on my street, but they didn't put out any signs until last night, so a lot of people hadn't seen the signs and still had their cars parked. My new neighbor's minivan was the first in line, so I had my wife urgently call them to let them know. The husband and wife both happened to be home, so they rushed out before it got lifted on to the flatbed, but there seemed to be some animated discussion going on. Oh well, the tow tuck backs up to the next in line, starts hauling it up on to the bed... and then another guy is out there jingling his keys, imploring the driver to drop it and let him move it. Does look like it's going to happen. Then another person shows up and starts arguing about the parking ticket that they were issued, not that the tow truck driver had anything to do with that.

I hope he gets pain decently.
I'm sure he gets plenty of pain. However, if it's like many other impound schemes, the contractor gets paid by the vehicle, leading to plenty of abuse.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Shin Black is spicy for store-bought stuff, but not terribly hot if you like heat. In addition to two flavoring packets, there's also has a packet of dehydrated veggie goodness - three packets of stuff, so you know it's good.
Yeah, yeah, the soup base, the veggies, and the special aromatic oils! You're taking me back decades.
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Old 11-14-19, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Without loosening, try pulling the lever straight out and rotating - mine have a spring and teeth; I assume that most others are the same.
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Some of them are that way. There are others that are like pseudo QRs that you can orient any direction. With Rock Shox Maxles, for instance, the lever can rotate freely, then you put it in a channel to actually turn the axle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH54fozbo4I
Mine doesn't seem to have the option to rotate it freely.
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Old 11-14-19, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Mine doesn't seem to have the option to rotate it freely.
It's gotta have something. Maybe your cyclists arms noodles just aren't up to the task?

What's the make/model, again?
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So the future is uneven QR Levers??

Sad!
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Yeah, but it makes up for all of that by being fried in oil - everybody knows this, man.


Don't get me started on oil, its a minefield.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Mine doesn't seem to have the option to rotate it freely.
Was it oriented correctly before you removed it?
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I'll be sure to plan a trip or two to Flagstaff this winter for some proper winter cycling.
Thats the spirit.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
It's gotta have something. Maybe your cyclists arms noodles just aren't up to the task?

What's the make/model, again?
That is a possibility, yes. It is a Cannondale Topsoil.

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Was it oriented correctly before you removed it?
It came in a box, so I never saw it oriented before I got my noodles on it.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Mine doesn't seem to have the option to rotate it freely.
You could always get one without a lever, but then you'd have to have an allen wrench to remove wheel.

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I used to pound ramen when I was younger because it was fast and easy. Now that I'm "older" one pack of that stuff will send me into a full-body funk for 12 hours or more. If I eat one before bed, my heartbeat will keep me awake for hours then I'll wake up the next morning in a cold sweat.

Bad voodoo all around.
A few years back my niece was staying with me for a while, and whenever she got the chance she was eating ramen. Used to drive me crazy, and it drove a stake between our relationship because she wouldnt change that bad habit.
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You could always get one without a lever, but then you'd have to have an allen wrench to remove wheel.
Mmmm color.
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Mine doesn't seem to have the option to rotate it freely.
Some are just like that. The lever for the front wheel on my Trek Boone sits right on my brake caliper and it drives me BONKERS.
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As my many Strava followers know, I have started wearing my forearm HRM on outdoor rides and I had no idea it was so easy to estimate training load/stress from the mean HR data. Free software will look back at your rides workouts with HR AND power, model the relationship and give you a load estimate based on it. The best part, though, is how pretty the relationship is. I love me some big R value. While this obviously doesn't replace a power meter, it does do one of its important functions.

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A few years back my niece was staying with me for a while, and whenever she got the chance she was eating ramen. Used to drive me crazy, and it drove a stake between our relationship because she wouldnt change that bad habit.
My (much younger) wife would eat them a lot back in the day. She stopped when I pointed out that her sweat smelled like fake beef broth when she got home from the gym. If the chemicals were leeching into her sweat glands, where else were they embedding themselves
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Mine doesn't seem to have the option to rotate it freely.
Some have a little retention nut for the lever. If yours is that design, there will be a small hex bolt (IIRC) in the middle of the lever. You can loosen the small bolt, once you have the T/A installed, and reposition the lever.
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So the future is uneven QR Levers??

Sad!
QR levers are obsolete.

Try to keep up.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You could always get one without a lever, but then you'd have to have an allen wrench to remove wheel.

Mine don't have levers. Each of my T/A bikes has a mini tool that includes the correct Allen wrench.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
QR levers are obsolete.

Try to keep up.
I am getting a little slow in my old age. Sad.
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So the future is uneven QR Levers??

Sad!
Correct.

Pardon my ignorance, but what's the professed advantage of thru axels anyway?


So hard to keep track of all the BS "advances" in cycling lately.
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