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Old 01-10-21, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Moron Mechanic Move of the Day:

I decided to fix my slack chain problem by replacing the partly worn chain. I have done this job many times.

Of course I messed it up and the chain is on the OUTSIDE of the tab between the two jockey wheels.

I am running 6700 Shimano chains with those stupid one-time hollow pins, so I don't really want to sacrifice another one. How easy/hard is it to disassemble the RD cage to fix this? If that's not too hard I would rather do this and keep the chain intact. If that's a bigger PITA I suppose I can find a break-off pin from another new chain I have on the pegboard.

Advice?
I think taking apart the mechanism is much more risky than biting the bullet.
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Old 01-10-21, 12:03 PM
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Rooting for the Baltimore team this afternoon over the quasi-south Tennessee team.
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Rooting for the Baltimore team this afternoon over the carpetbagger Oiler team.
Fixed and same.
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Speaking of, Iíve often wondered what people do when they have to pee mid-ride. On country roads there are always places, and in urban areas there are as well. On the other hand, we have a 10 mile out and back MUP that gets a lot of cyclists. While wooded, there is really no place to hop off that offers privacy from other riders. And in this day you donít want to be accused of exposing yourself. Not sure what you would do out there if you really had to go.

I asked my cross country coach in high school what I was suppose to do if I had to pee or poo while in a race. He said to just let it happen and keep running. Thatís the day discovered winning isnít everything.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Buy a pack of quick links.
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Yes.

FWIW I fixed problem by removing lower jockey wheel and loosening upper bolt to allow cage to pivot. Two minute fix.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Moron Mechanic Move of the Day:

I decided to fix my slack chain problem by replacing the partly worn chain. I have done this job many times.

Of course I messed it up and the chain is on the OUTSIDE of the tab between the two jockey wheels.

I am running 6700 Shimano chains with those stupid one-time hollow pins, so I don't really want to sacrifice another one. How easy/hard is it to disassemble the RD cage to fix this? If that's not too hard I would rather do this and keep the chain intact. If that's a bigger PITA I suppose I can find a break-off pin from another new chain I have on the pegboard.

Advice?

I think RJ told me how to do this a couple months ago when I did the same thing. My search function skills suck though, and I opted for taking the chain apart.
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Old 01-10-21, 12:23 PM
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Do they still have sections out there where the speed limit is 80?
As much as 85. 75 is common outside of the cities. 70 is the norm in the urban areas.

Unless itís the end of the month, our limits are more like guidelines.

I once drove from our house to my in-laws place in Houston in 3.25 hours. About 250 miles. That included potty and Starbucks stops for Mrs. Mojo.. Takes longer to fly.
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Old 01-10-21, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Yes.

FWIW I fixed problem by removing lower jockey wheel and loosening upper bolt to allow cage to pivot. Two minute fix.
In your neck of the woods, I always worry about the rust and seized fastener issue. Here, it's no sweat, but when I worked on stuff from back there, I wanted to hurl.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I asked my cross country coach in high school what I was suppose to do if I had to pee or poo while in a race. He said to just let it happen and keep running. Thatís the day discovered winning isnít everything.
Pretty common for football players to do that.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Moron Mechanic Move of the Day:

I decided to fix my slack chain problem by replacing the partly worn chain. I have done this job many times.

Of course I messed it up and the chain is on the OUTSIDE of the tab between the two jockey wheels.

I am running 6700 Shimano chains with those stupid one-time hollow pins, so I don't really want to sacrifice another one. How easy/hard is it to disassemble the RD cage to fix this? If that's not too hard I would rather do this and keep the chain intact. If that's a bigger PITA I suppose I can find a break-off pin from another new chain I have on the pegboard.

Advice?
easy peazy, no problem. Get a master link too.
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Old 01-10-21, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Buy a pack of quick links.
Is the beef jerky with the 'Saquatch' commercials?
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Old 01-10-21, 12:41 PM
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Is the beef jerky with the 'Saquatch' commercials?
Jack links
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Old 01-10-21, 12:47 PM
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My dad was a rabid Dodgers fan, and once took me and my brother to a Dodgers games at Ebbets field. The Polo Grounds where the baseball Giants played was closer so we went there a few times. I became a Yankees fan because that's where my little league coach took us. It was walking distance, as was the Polo Grounds, from where I grew up.

I currently don't live too far from Newburgh, I wonder where they played, I can only think of one semi-suitable location for a pro team.
That was all back around 1955, right after the earth cooled enough for baseball players to evolve. The field was a block or two off Broadway and it likely to be gone now. I get back to my home town maybe once a year and other than Broadway, I remember only Liberty St. and Water St. I used to ride the NY Central into Manhattan after high school when the ferry was still in service. My niece who still lives in the area tells me the ferry has been reinstated.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Speaking of, Iíve often wondered what people do when they have to pee mid-ride. On country roads there are always places, and in urban areas there are as well. On the other hand, we have a 10 mile out and back MUP that gets a lot of cyclists. While wooded, there is really no place to hop off that offers privacy from other riders. And in this day you donít want to be accused of exposing yourself. Not sure what you would do out there if you really had to go.
Last Sunday, having missed my hypertension meds - including a diuretic - two days in a row, I decided to take them BEFORE my ride instead of after. I NEVER have to pee during a ride, but I had to stop twice on that one. Luckily, at just the right time I was passing the Pulgas Water Temple on Canada Road, where there are a couple Jiffy Johns for folks visiting the site.

Water Temple - seemed appropriate.

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Speaking of chain replacements, I’m getting ready to replace the chain (on usps’s mercy for when I can of course).

I have hollow pins, and the chain I ordered comes with a master/quick link. My thinking is, the quick link goes in the saddle bag for roadside emergencies, and I use a quick link to set the chain. Question is, how do I break the pin without damaging the pin that stays inside the chain?

Also, I remember reading some people using one of the pins out of the discarded links, is that a viable option should I destroy all the connecting pins in the attempt?
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Speaking of chain replacements, Iím getting ready to replace the chain (on uspsís mercy for when I can of course).

I have hollow pins, and the chain I ordered comes with a master/quick link. My thinking is, the quick link goes in the saddle bag for roadside emergencies, and I use a quick link to set the chain. Question is, how do I break the pin without damaging the pin that stays inside the chain?

Also, I remember reading some people using one of the pins out of the discarded links, is that a viable option should I destroy all the connecting pins in the attempt?
Pins are single use. The front piece that you snap off is like an alignment tool. Once its gone no way to reuse the pin.. Thats why I use master links. Unless you have a chain tool a master link won't help you on a roadside breakdown.
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There is German woman in the bike club here, married to a former US soldier. On one ride we happen to be riding together when I hollered out bathroom break and stepped into the woods 'till out of sight of the road. When we got going again she said when European men have to pee, they stop and pee and this is evidently normal. She did not say what ladies do in a similar situation.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I asked my cross country coach in high school what I was suppose to do if I had to pee or poo while in a race. He said to just let it happen and keep running. Thatís the day discovered winning isnít everything.
I just find a place to go on the side of the road, can get creative with the bib yank down
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Fixed and same.
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That was all back around 1955, right after the earth cooled enough for baseball players to evolve. The field was a block or two off Broadway and it likely to be gone now. I get back to my home town maybe once a year and other than Broadway, I remember only Liberty St. and Water St. I used to ride the NY Central into Manhattan after high school when the ferry was still in service. My niece who still lives in the area tells me the ferry has been reinstated.
You probably heard about the waterfront development then, really nice collection of restaurants that draws folks even from outside the Hudson Valley. I'm afraid to think about how it will fare coming through this pandemic.

There's a community recreation center on Rte 32 and two blocks south of Broadway that I'm confident was probably the baseball site, Delano Hitch park.
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Yes.

FWIW I fixed problem by removing lower jockey wheel and loosening upper bolt to allow cage to pivot. Two minute fix.
Hopefully, enough thread locker stayed on the threads or you could find yourself on your hands and knees searching for parts in the middle of a 60 mile ride. Not that I would know anything about it.
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Back to the getting dressed for winter riding discussion, I loaded my bike in the car and went back inside for a quick salad. I then set all of my clothes out in perfect order and proceeded to get dressed with my not-bib tights last because of the earlier discussion about peeing which I did have to do, BTW. So, all is well and I open the garage door and there is a 1/4"+ of fresh snow on the drive and it's still snowing.

Undressed and hit the trainer which wasn't all bad because I got to climb a couple iconic Spring classic climbs, the Bosberg and the Muur van Geraardsbergen on FulGaz.
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I was going to go for a ride this afternoon after doing stupid Zwift this AM, but it only ďfeels likeĒ 16 and itís Sunday afternoon. Maybe tomorrow...
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Nice new backcountry hut.
Went for a nice tramp on the weekend. We stayed* at a recently opened hut. It is flash: it has solar powered LED lighting.

*I slept in a hammock in the trees rather than actually sleep in the new hut.
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