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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-20-21, 06:25 PM
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what causes white oxidizing?
Sweating helps a lot.
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I haven't seen it bad enough that the bar needed to be replaced. But, it happens.
What I'm wondering, and obviously no one can judge this case without seeing the bars, is how one draws the line between bars that look aged, and bars that could fail. This wasn't on my radar until I talked to the mechanic on the phone.
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Old 01-20-21, 06:57 PM
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I'm guessing that's an extreme case. It's been 7 years or so since I had the bar tape off, so I don't know what it looks like underneath.
Maybe the tape was the only thing holding the bar together.
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Old 01-20-21, 07:07 PM
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Why not just go wallow in the pig sty?
I love a good mud race, be it bicycles or motorcycles, as a fan. Their skills are shown and there is usually one who deals with it better than the others.
I don't race but it's a blast riding a mountain bike in mud and snow.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What I'm wondering, and obviously no one can judge this case without seeing the bars, is how one draws the line between bars that look aged, and bars that could fail. This wasn't on my radar until I talked to the mechanic on the phone.
Why don't you go look at it? If they're just a little discolored that's one thing, but if there is significant corrosion you should probably buy new bars.

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Why don't you go look at it? If they're just a little discolored that's one thing, but if there is significant corrosion you should probably buy new bars.
I will. Just trying to get a general understanding of the problem so I can discuss it more intelligently.

On that front, the other issue is the mystery noise (and suspected spinning resistance). ls01 suggested it might be the free hub which seemed possible to me. The mechanic said he looked at it and it was OK except I think he said they replaced a spring. He hadn't test ridden it yet. Should I press him more on this? One thing I noticed about the noise--it got worse several miles into the ride (why?), so it may be hard to replicate in the shop.
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I had a Colnago World Cup and a Garneau Steeple X. Sold them both. I'm too fragile smart for CX or gravel.
Fixed it for me.
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Old 01-20-21, 07:30 PM
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Here is my friend working the sand pit. He's a fan of single speeds. I went mountain biking with him and he was on a single speed and kicked my butt.
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Here is my friend working the sand pit. He's a fan of single speeds. I went mountain biking with him and he was on a single speed and kicked my butt.
Sand boxes are hard.

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SMH.

Between work and weather I'm stuck doing this.
Edit: I never stopped but it says I wasn't moving for exactly 2 minutes. Weird.
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Between work and weather I'm stuck doing this..
???
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Sand boxes are hard.
When I started riding motorcycles in the desert I would snivel about the sand sections and my more experienced friend helped me learn to deal with it. He was actually a "HTFU" kind of teacher but the advice he gave me about sand has helped with moto and mtb.
I've even ridden road bikes with 23s in a bit of sand. Not like the pic above but still..
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SMH. When does Owls football begin?

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SMH.

Between work and weather I'm stuck doing this.
Edit: I never stopped but it says I wasn't moving for exactly 2 minutes. Weird.
treadmill running. dear or dear. my condolences. that's even more stupid than regular running.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So I got a call from the shoppe and the guy says my bars are "white oxidized." Is that a common thing? He made it sound as if they might fail.
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I haven't seen it bad enough that the bar needed to be replaced. But, it happens.
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Why don't you go look at it? If they're just a little discolored that's one thing, but if there is significant corrosion you should probably buy new bars.
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You can always try some Barkeepers Friend on it. If it cleans up, you are probably good.
Unless its overwhelming, the danger is not from surface oxidation, but crevice corrosion. Any scratch can become a site for crevice corrosion, which will eventually eat through the metal and weaken it significantly. I broke a Campy Record crank arm that way and he same thing brings sailboat rigs down all the time. A careful cleaning and inspection with a magnifying glass are in order...or recycle them.
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Get new bars - aluminum bars are cheap and ye've had 'em for ages.
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SMH. When does Owls football begin?

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3 of us rode 60 miles today with a stop for a slice on pizza. I went first and asked for pepperoni and when she brought it out, it was cheese pizza. Rather than complain I took it outside and started devouring. My friend Bob asked for cheese and she told him she had given the last slice to me. My friends told her they had heard me ask for pepperoni.
It all worked out and it was a nice day with a bit of wind. I got pretty tired and couldn't stay with them on the late climbs. Longest ride in a while. Getting old sucks.
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datlas will be happy to know that I've decided to talk to my doctor about this whole bee/wasp sting immunity treatment thingy. Of course, the bad news is that, months after being stung in the hip, I'm getting occasional flare ups in the same area. Just small welts and only itchy enough to call attention to themselves, but still concerning to me, given the time that's passed. I really don't want to swell up like Violet Beauregarde the next time I get stung.
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Get new bars - aluminum bars are cheap and ye've had 'em for ages.
I concur.
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Get new bars - aluminum bars are cheap and ye've had 'em for ages.
I have to go there to figure out what's going on. Phone conversation was confusing. He said they had a set in the shop, which they may or may not have already put on the bike.
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Raise your hands if you've heard of "Shorter"?
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Raise your hands if you've heard of "Shorter"?
Sure.

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Appropriate, given the conversation a few days back -

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Well, this happened.
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