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MoAlpha 07-17-21 04:42 PM

Went out this a.m. with the intention of doing a 50-60 mile ride with the group. The heat and humidity were overwhelming and I ended up splitting off and doing 30-ish with two fast guys with hangovers and someone else who was feeling the conditions too. As soon as I wasn’t oppressed by the prospect of a death march in 76% dew point, I perked up and concentrated my meager resources on making those hangovers worse.

MoAlpha 07-17-21 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22145979)
They prevent me from caring about it, so yeah, I'll leave em dirty like that. But with discs I don't bother since there's none of that gritty rim grinding sound when braking :)

Ah, just so.

big john 07-17-21 05:07 PM

I drove 30 minutes to meet up with 14 riders in the avocado growing area north of here. There was a short loop but 10 of us opted for the longer 68 mile ride. It wasn't too hot and I had a great time. Here, I'm second from left.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...f8&oe=60F8917B
A few low clouds early.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...cc&oe=60F8256B

big john 07-17-21 05:14 PM

There was one 3 mile climb carved into this hill.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...80&oe=60F87123
Miles of farmland.
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...16&oe=60F8DE33
And miles of quiet back roads.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...50&oe=60F8AFCB
Some pretty flowers, too.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...cb&oe=60F92FAC

Velo Vol 07-17-21 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22146010)
I drove 30 minutes to meet up with 14 riders in the avocado growing area north of here.

Did you pick one?

Trsnrtr 07-17-21 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22145848)
64 miles on the disk bike. I think I finally figured out my discontent with that bike. The brake levers/hoods aren't even. The right side is higher than the left. Not a lot but enough that after a few seconds on the hoods I'm fighting with the bars. Probably pull it apart tonight, fix it and rewrap the bars.

Several years ago, I was getting horrible pain while riding our tandem that radiated from my shoulder blade to my neck. Finally, one day, while the putting our tandem in our van and securing it to a fork mount, I could see looking straight at it that one lever may be higher than the other. I had my mechanic check it out to make sure and and the levers were a smidgen off. We had crashed the bike and had to tape the bars, straighten levers, etc. but got one slightly higher than the other. Problem solved and no more pain.

big john 07-17-21 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22146039)
Did you pick one?

No. Years ago we would pick some and get some beer and drive into the hills and gorge on avocados. I used to keep a salt shaker in my truck for those occasions.

Today this guy had the noisiest rear hub I've heard and he kept getting on my wheel. I don't blame him, if I could draft a guy a foot taller than I am I would probably do it.
Anyway when we stopped I asked if that was one of those new L.O.U.D. hubs. It took a minute but he finally laughed.

DougRNS 07-17-21 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22145877)
Currently watching the Rocket City Trash Pandas game

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f3dd1d6202.png

All games free today on MLB.TV. I think the whole weekend is free check it out tomorrow.!

Velo Vol 07-17-21 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22146045)
No.

Sad.

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22146070)
I think the whole weekend is free check it out tomorrow.!

No.

LAJ 07-17-21 06:39 PM

No Baseball. I'll be here tomorrow.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7cfcd61c4.jpeg

bampilot06 07-17-21 06:49 PM

Got the bolt out. I think big john said it would twist with my fingers and he was right.

The pinch bolts on the crank didnít feel all that tight. On the arm it states they should be at 12nm-14nm. I am not an expert but it didnít take any effort for me to loosen them at all. I hope thatís the issue.

Trying to get the arm off as we speak. I have a rubber mallet and I am tapping the arm. It has moved a little bit but not enough for me to remove it yet.

LesterOfPuppets 07-17-21 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22146070)
All games free today on MLB.TV. I think the whole weekend is free check it out tomorrow.!

Yeah the little lady had the As on the big TV while I was watching minor league action on the computer in my office, I popped in for a little of the As game too. Mariners game starts pretty soon, but I'm picking up Five Guys right now...

LesterOfPuppets 07-17-21 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22146117)
No.

yes

Velo Vol 07-17-21 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22146126)
No Baseball. I'll be here tomorrow.

Bandimere Speedway?

LesterOfPuppets 07-17-21 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22146144)
Got the bolt out. I think big john said it would twist with my fingers and he was right.

The pinch bolts on the crank didnít feel all that tight. On the arm it states they should be at 12nm-14nm. I am not an expert but it didnít take any effort for me to loosen them at all. I hope thatís the issue.

Trying to get the arm off as we speak. I have a rubber mallet and I am tapping the arm. It has moved a little bit but not enough for me to remove it yet.

Do the pinch bolts still have the clippy on them? Seems like 30% of Shimano cranks of that sort are missing the clip. (not that that's likely to be source of noise)

LAJ 07-17-21 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22146150)
Bandimere Speedway?

Yes indeed!

MoAlpha 07-17-21 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22146144)
Got the bolt out. I think big john said it would twist with my fingers and he was right.

The pinch bolts on the crank didnít feel all that tight. On the arm it states they should be at 12nm-14nm. I am not an expert but it didnít take any effort for me to loosen them at all. I hope thatís the issue.

Trying to get the arm off as we speak. I have a rubber mallet and I am tapping the arm. It has moved a little bit but not enough for me to remove it yet.

Could be the issue, if youíre lucky. L arm is always tight. Just keep wiggling it. Forgot about the retaining, clip that Lester mentioned, but I canít picture that making your noise.

bampilot06 07-17-21 07:19 PM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0445a3f8a.jpeg
This side feels silky smooth.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...020896fec.jpeg
This side isnít as smooth as the non drive side but I donít feel any of the bearings catching.




Other than clean and re grease, which I plan on putting grease enfront and behind the bearings and also on the spindle. Is there anything else I should do?

big john 07-17-21 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22146145)
Yeah the little lady had the As on the big TV while I was watching minor league action on the computer in my office, I popped in for a little of the As game too. Mariners game starts pretty soon, but I'm picking up Five Guys right now...

Not checking in on the Suns?

Velo Vol 07-17-21 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22146158)
Yes indeed!

I've been there.

LesterOfPuppets 07-17-21 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22146257)
Not checking in on the Suns?

I might check in on the last 5 minutes, not much of a basketball fan.

Bah Humbug 07-17-21 08:08 PM

At least football will be here soon.

LAJ 07-17-21 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22146267)
I've been there.

Nice! It's always a fun time.

big john 07-17-21 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22146117)
Sad.

I can buy them at the market as low as fifty cents, usually a buck. That way I don't have to cross the grower's fence and risk arrest or a load of rock salt, not to mention having to carry them in a jersey pocket.

LAJ 07-17-21 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22146267)
I've been there.

Curious though. What brought you to our wonderful facility?


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