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Old 08-06-20, 11:07 AM
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There is only one local dealer and it's his.
Depends how you define local.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
What kind of repair was it? And did it hold up?

I've got a MTB frame with a cracked weld, you can see grease pushing through in the below picture. I'm thinking about using a 30.9-27.2 seatpost shim as an internal reinforcing sleeve and JB Weld-ing it in place:


I talked to the manufacturer of the frame and they told me that it would be possible to weld, but I'd need to get it heat treated and honed afterwards, and the frame really isn't worth the expense. But it's worth it to spend $15 on a shim and a tube of JB, if it would hold up a decently long time.
I know a guy who had an Intense full suspension bike and it had 2 or 3 cracks in the seat tube. He had them welded and it was fine. No heat treating or other special stuff. I wouldn't do it, I stop riding them when they crack.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
I had a mountain bike with the same problem (my seat post was too short). Had it welded and it was fine. That crack looks a lot longer than just where the grease is showing.
It's tricky to inspect, the shoreline of the weld bead is a bit proud of the seat tube and the crack is right along it. Hard to tell whether there's a crack or just the edge of the weld bead - I had thought about trying a fluoro penetrant inspect kit on it but given what the weld shoreline looks like I don't know if I could trust the results. Makes it difficult to commit to a relatively costly repair when I don't know the full extent of the issue. And the frame is worth maybe like $100 even if it wasn't cracked.

This is an older picture, I rode it a few months more and the crack propagated on each side to about double the length pictured. I stop drilled it with a 1/16" bit but got a new frame shortly after.
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Old 08-06-20, 11:32 AM
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Was out on a walk to the baker and saw a young lady walking a very big, very lupine dog. Chatted with her from across the street, we were all walking the same direction, and I asked if he was a hybrid. She said that he was a Blue Bay Shepherd from CO and that he did have some wolf in him. Handsome beast - he looked straight-up wolf to me. She said that he was very sweet, and I believe her, but I don't think that any rational person would mess with you if you had one of those on the end of the leash.
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Old 08-06-20, 11:38 AM
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The last one I cracked.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
You have three fluid compartments to fill. The first is circulating plasma; the second is the interstitial space (in tissue between cells); and the third is intracellular. Transfer from compartment to compartment, particularly from interstitial to intracellular is slow. You can dilute your plasma and piss like a race horse while your cells are still dehydrated.

Then there is the weight of muscle and liver glycogen and the water bound in its crystalline structure. That can take a day to replenish too.
Ah, makes sense. Yeah, I usually see a 1-2 day dip in weight after longer rides and wondered why it took that long to fluff back up.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I know a guy who had an Intense full suspension bike and it had 2 or 3 cracks in the seat tube. He had them welded and it was fine. No heat treating or other special stuff. I wouldn't do it, I stop riding them when they crack.
I've got two cracked frames in my garage, including this one.

Both aren't catastrophic failures, so I have a hard time getting rid of them because I'm cheap a bit of a hoarder of bike ****.
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Old 08-06-20, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I've got two cracked frames in my garage, including this one.

Both aren't catastrophic failures, so I have a hard time getting rid of them because I'm cheap a bit of a hoarder of bike ****.
I'm also a hoarder. Now you can buy new frames! Kind of like N + 1/2
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Old 08-06-20, 12:31 PM
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Looks like I have been invited to do a century on Saturday. That, along with a 50 mile recovery ride on Sunday and yesterday's metric, should get me a bit over 200 miles for the week.

Prolly not enough to even get on the podium. Any way we can change to leaderboard to be based on elevation instead of miles??
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Looks like I have been invited to do a century on Saturday. That, along with a 50 mile recovery ride on Sunday and yesterday's metric, should get me a bit over 200 miles for the week.

Prolly not enough to even get on the podium. Any way we can change to leaderboard to be based on elevation instead of miles??
Any way we can also account for those of us dealing with 100* temperatures?
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Looks like I have been invited to do a century on Saturday. That, along with a 50 mile recovery ride on Sunday and yesterday's metric, should get me a bit over 200 miles for the week.

Prolly not enough to even get on the podium. Any way we can change to leaderboard to be based on elevation instead of miles??
You can use the elevation to sort, but everybody knows that doesn't count nearly as much as good ol' miles.
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Old 08-06-20, 12:49 PM
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Any way we can also account for those of us dealing with 100* temperatures?
Hey, I didn't get any multiplier when riding at 20°F.
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Old 08-06-20, 12:52 PM
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I'm also a hoarder. Now you can buy new frames! Kind of like N + 1/2
Or can you? After this morning I was looking at a Soma Smoothie as a backup and they're all sold out except the largest and smallest. Bah.
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Hey, I didn't get any multiplier when riding at 20°F.
Well and that was the subtext of my point. Just like you have WAY flatter than I do, but I still couldn't outclimb datlas if I tried; there's just not that much per mile out here.

And then gravel is stupid slower, and group rides or TT bikes are faster. Mileage is just the crudest measure, but that's what we've picked.
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Any way we can change to leaderboard to be based on elevation instead of miles??
Second!
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I talked to my guy at the Honda dealer. He said he could knock a few hundred bucks more off the price. I told mrs datlas we should get the Fit but she also wants to see the base Civic model. We are going there after work to check them out.
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I talked to my guy at the Honda dealer. He said he could knock a few hundred bucks more off the price. I told mrs datlas we should get the Fit but she also wants to see the base Civic model. We are going there after work to check them out.
The Civic seems like quite a bit more car. Wife was interested in a Fit a few years ago. It looked like a nice, utilitarian, in-town runabout, with great interior space, but I didn't like the idea of it on the Interstate.
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I talked to my guy at the Honda dealer. He said he could knock a few hundred bucks more off the price. I told mrs datlas we should get the Fit but she also wants to see the base Civic model. We are going there after work to check them out.
At least look a the Civic hatchamawagon. The regular coupe and sedan are just sad.
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hatchamawagon.
Wagovan?
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4 years ago today I met my now-wife on our first date, and at the end of the night this little scrawny kitten followed us for 2 miles back to our car. Wife couldn't just leave her out in the elements so she brought her home and planned on taking her to the shelter the next day.

Well, you know how that goes

I always forget how little that cat was, she sent me these pictures the next morning:







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4 years ago today I met my now-wife on our first date, and at the end of the night this little scrawny kitten followed us for 2 miles back to our car. Wife couldn't just leave her out in the elements so she brought her home and planned on taking her to the shelter the next day.

Well, you know how that goes

I always forget how little that cat was, she sent me these pictures the next morning:
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Wagovan?
Back when I was hanging out at thecarlounge, such things were hatchamawagons. The term works.
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We were “not wealthy” growing up. Ate a lot of chicken livers with onions.
Same. And gizzards
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I'd actually be really interested in fool-proof methods for fitting myself to a bike. And figuring out proper geometry. Cicli Barco is happy to make something in the Aspero geometry (even a discount for using an existing geometry) but the 54 is actually closer to my road position than the 56. Is that good? Who knows! I'd like to know before I drop that kind of money.
My method may be a little too specific:
1) Buy bike in 1997. Get the '10 Minute Fit' at the store.
2) Go in for a professional fit after 6 months of riding it, with a couple specific issues.
3) Make slight adjustments to the fit. Ride lots.
4) Replicate that fit for the next 23 years and 3 bicycles.

I dunno. When I was deciding what model and size of Canyon to order, I measured my 3 bikes carefully, and repeatedly, and then spent several evenings working out which would allow me to replicate that without having to go with a 140mm stem or a crapload of spacers, or a different seatpost.
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Update you don't need on a story you don't care about: I finally took the Ritchey out for a ride with the new stem and bars. First thing I noticed is it felt "taller", which is odd because I measured and adjusted the height of the bars to exactly match what it had been. Second thing I noticed was that, instead of the bar blocking my view of the front hub while in the drops, the hub is clearly visible behind the bar - which I guess makes sense, since the stem is 1 cm longer, but the bar has 7mm less reach. This is a little disconcerting because I've always used 'bar blocks view of hub' as an indicator of proper position.

After 8 miles. I rotated the bars down. That was a bit too much, so 4 miles later I turned them back up about halfway. The rest of the ride, about 8 miles, was into the wind, so I spent most of that distance in the drops or on the top of the hoods, which felt pretty good. No lower back issues, reach to brakes felt right, hands comfy on the drops.
My bars used to block the hub, but since I moved to bigger frames, they are consistently behind it.
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