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bampilot06 07-08-20 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21576474)
Yíall keep it up and Iíll get back on Strava for the summer just to wreck someonesí days on the podium and just delete again after the weather turns again.

And then this thread will be rueing once again.

I donít make the rules.

WhyFi 07-08-20 01:21 PM

Grrr. LPLO

seedsbelize 07-08-20 01:21 PM

I have been in wheel mode for the past two weeks. Building, and overhauling. This morning I had to cannibalize an orphan axle for a cone. Once this bike goes out the door, probably tomorrow, I will be one rear wheel short of playing with a full deck. I have been rear wheel short since forever. All the while I've been flush with fronts.
I so enjoy building bikes that I've given thought to doing just that, in flipper mode, to rid myself or all the extra components. Rather than try to sell them, or simply giving them away.

seedsbelize 07-08-20 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576466)
So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I canít quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

Advice?

Can you feel the axle being loose? Maybe an overhaul. But again, I don't know what that means with modern wheels. Do they still use cup and cone axles?

MoAlpha 07-08-20 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576466)
So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I canít quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

Advice?

Can you feel play in the axle if you try to move in the bearings?

bampilot06 07-08-20 01:30 PM

Just walked into a dicks in buffalo, the hand sanitizer they made me use smelled like straight whiskey. I donít drink anymore, the smell made me gag. The lady just stared at me.

SwtBadger 07-08-20 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576466)
This is really a drag.

Advice?

We all saw what you did there. Clever or bad pun, I'm not judging.

Also mechanicals....I hate them.:(

LesterOfPuppets 07-08-20 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21576453)


Looks like they ditched their bowling program in 2002. #sad

Luckily they have a gallery of pics from the good ol' days:

https://exhibits.stanford.edu/athlet...og/vs899dy1028

MoAlpha 07-08-20 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576438)
Ride today was good but SO humid. At rest stop, one of the riders was not looking so good. I asked her how much water she drank so far. She said 2/3 of a bottle. I had gone through both my bottles by that time. I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.

The total ride was just under 3.5 hours and I ended up drinking over 4 bottles of water.

Oysh.

I consumed about 4 bottles on Sunday over about that duration. One had Gatorade in it, I'm happy to say. Na+ is fast on days like this.

phrantic09 07-08-20 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21576436)
buffalo is HAF. Only reason I bid this trip was to go north and get away from the heat. I found a bike shop to rent a bike. It would be a 54 diverge. 50 dollars for 3 hours, and I didnít bring my helmet so throw in another 10 for that.

I offered 25 for 2 hours, they didnít bite.

No cool breeze off of Lake Erie?

datlas 07-08-20 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21576498)
Can you feel play in the axle if you try to move in the bearings?

No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.

LAJ 07-08-20 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21575852)
Soupy and 81-84* here. Got out shortly after six and knocked out 42.75 miles in just under 2:15. Thatís 19.0mph for those who donít like math... including lights (which were favorable but still). New 90í HR record (156bpm) and 25í total above 300w. And chased down and mercilessly dropped the Felt IA with 404s that got me at point.

Now excuse me while I go pass out.

Example of why aero trumps power, to a point. 27 miles, average power 183, average speed, 21.2, which included warm up and and rest between the 2x20' and wandering back to the truck in Z1 at 19.8 miles an hour. I am not looking forward to the 40K TT on the 18th.

MoAlpha 07-08-20 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576539)
No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.

Well, that exhausts my meagre store of K & E. Bon chance, mon ami.

Bah Humbug 07-08-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21576552)
Example of why aero trumps power, to a point. 27 miles, average power 183, average speed, 21.2, which included warm up and and rest between the 2x20' and wandering back to the truck in Z1 at 19.8 miles an hour. I am not looking forward to the 40K TT on the 18th.

Yeah and my avg power was even a little higher. Also I must have been giving up a ton of rolling resistance with my Power Protection+ tires.

One day Iíll get to take the P2 back to the long straight roads and see what speed is. Or hell maybr COTA in September. That turn1 hill will feel a lot flatter.

Velo Vol 07-08-20 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576438)
I suggested she drink more but obviously she is of the Velo Vol school of hydration.

See post #12563

Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21576436)
buffalo is HAF.

See post #11931

Trsnrtr 07-08-20 02:17 PM

My wife and I did a short ride yesterday and another today. Her back is acting up again and she doest do well in the 90+ļ heat which is all we've had for awhile. My Strava will look pretty poor this week, I'm sure.

datlas 07-08-20 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21575256)
Should I ask about something else? I've an appointment Monday.


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21576590)
See post #12563

Thatís between you two. Didnít I say it was reasonable?

seedsbelize 07-08-20 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21576570)
Well, that exhausts my meagre store of K & E. Bon chance, mon ami.

Couldn't have said it better myself

seedsbelize 07-08-20 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576539)
No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.

Well then I vote for the qr. Try a different one.

datlas 07-08-20 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21576640)
Well then I vote for the qr. Try a different one.

Will try.

bampilot06 07-08-20 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21576590)
See post #12563

See post #11931


see the post where I politely explain to you that I donít have control of where I get sent.

Velo Vol 07-08-20 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576628)
Didnít I say it was reasonable?

Indeed. But the meaning of above can range from, "OK, I guess" to "That's what I would pick."

I've never had an appointment with this nurse so no idea what I'm getting. #LifeInPseudoMedicine

noodle soup 07-08-20 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21576453)

those programs cost money, and don't bring in any. Football, and basketball make big money for schools like Stanford.

Trsnrtr 07-08-20 02:56 PM

For some reason, Strava has decided to count my wife’s miles this week along with mine. No idea why. What a mess.

indyfabz 07-08-20 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21576501)
The lady just stared at me.

Hot or not?


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