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ls01 08-30-21 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22206948)
You mean tires, yes?

FWIW I have found 23mmF and 25mmR to be ideal for my applications. The only nuisance is when the rear is worn I can't move F to R like conventional wisdom suggests.

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Si', tires yes. 25 are to large for the rear stays. If the rim get even a little out of true I get rubbing. Or if I climb standing it deflects enough to rub. I did yesterday's ride on 23s. It was way better. 25s may ride smoother. But I don't do this for a smooth ride. Although 10 psi lowered pressure made a huge diffrrence.

ls01 08-30-21 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22206977)
Hey, what is the favored way to create slack in a FD cable for adjustment? Right now, I'm shifting to the large ring, jamming an object between the chain and the cage, and popping the lever. Seems somewhat inelegant and I often don't get the slack I need. I have a 4th hand tool, but it breaks cable strands. Any other techniques?

Why are we slacking the cable?

Bah Humbug 08-30-21 08:27 AM

Every thousand year span is a millennium. 1835-1934 is one, for example, though it would be an odd one to focus on.

Mojo31 08-30-21 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22207004)
That's a good picture for a cell phone. Lots of zoom but still crisp. I suspect it's an iPhone. I might have fomo.

Droid. Yes, lots of zoom - he's about 25' off the ground.

I am anti-Apple, albeit the only one in the house.

ls01 08-30-21 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22207065)
Why are we slacking the cable?

If it's for the low position set up. Here's what I do.
Shift to the small ring. And lowest gear in back. (biggest cog) Use the limit screw to adjust the derailure to make contact with the chain. (I know it's counterintuitive) loosen the fixing bolt.. pull the slack out of the cable. Tighten the fixing bolt. Now loosen the limit screw to take the slack out of the cable and move the derailuer off the chain. Now you have a zero position with no slack.

Mojo31 08-30-21 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22207011)
My money is on red tail.

There are red tailed hawks in this area, but more in wooded places. Coloring seems a bit different, but I really have no idea. Didn't have time to sit and wait for it to take flight.

Bah Humbug 08-30-21 08:41 AM

Oh hey, Mojo31, they just repaved the Veloway. It is niiiice. :thumb:

indyfabz 08-30-21 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22207038)

He does look like a sweet one. And Geoff says "Sorry, but it's nap time."

When it comes to cat names, I think a lot of people expect something at least a little exotic, like Dashiell or Mica. People ask me what my rescue cats name is. I tell them he came with the name Stephen and they find his pedestrian human name so funny.

Mojo31 08-30-21 09:00 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22207106)
Oh hey, Mojo31, they just repaved the Veloway. It is niiiice. :thumb:

Thanks for the heads up. We are thinking about going down in September sometime, so may have to give it a try. It's not far from my daughter's place.

phrantic09 08-30-21 09:01 AM

I think I am finally starting to get out of my fatigue funk. Further, I think it has been entirely driven by really poor nutrition choices for the past couple of weeks.

phrantic09 08-30-21 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22206940)
I think the move back to 23mm wheels is the correct direction. The bike is so much more snappy and easy to keep @ speed. Rides nice @ 110psi front and back. I just bought another pair for back up set. On the negative side my replacement wheel shipped this morning, that set is 25mm wide. Oh well.

I'm fat, need 28s

indyfabz 08-30-21 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22207096)
There are red tailed hawks in this area, but more in wooded places. Coloring seems a bit different, but I really have no idea. Didn't have time to sit and wait for it to take flight.

We have them in the heart of the city. On the fall you can often find them hunting in a major urban square downtown after the leaves have fallen from the trees. They catch rats, pigeons squirrels. Pigeons flocking in circles is usually a good sign that one is in the area. One time there was one on a limb picking at a rat it had caught. Piece of guts were falling to the ground. Most people walking around don't notice them because they never look up.

Another time one was on a limb when it caught sight of a clueless squirrel hopping around. The bird froze, got this glare in its eye and slowly started to lean forward. Me and another guy were like "This is going to be so cool!" Hawk launches itself right at the squirrel, who had its back to the hawk. At the very last second, the squirrel, having no idea he was about to become lunch, hopped under a park bench. Hawk pulls up and hits the bench. Some feathers go flying. Hawk sits on the bench for a few minutes grooming his ruffled chest feathers then takes off.

Bah Humbug 08-30-21 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22207150)
I think I am finally starting to get out of my fatigue funk. Further, I think it has been entirely driven by really poor nutrition choices for the past couple of weeks.

Thatíll do it. Iíve gotten lax over the past weeks and am suffering for it.

indyfabz 08-30-21 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22206865)
Quit trying. Itís futile.

https://physicsworld.com/wp-content/...lustration.jpg

MoAlpha 08-30-21 09:09 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22207065)
Why are we slacking the cable?

To shorten its effective length.

MoAlpha 08-30-21 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22207150)
I think I am finally starting to get out of my fatigue funk. Further, I think it has been entirely driven by really poor nutrition choices for the past couple of weeks.

Sounds bad. What have you been eating?

Mojo31 08-30-21 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22207154)
We have them in the heart of the city. On the fall you can often find them hunting in a major urban square downtown after the leaves have fallen from the trees. They catch rats, pigeons squirrels. Pigeons flocking in circles is usually a good sign that one is in the area. One time there was one on a limb picking at a rat it had caught. Piece of guts were falling to the ground. Most people walking around don't notice them because they never look up.

Another time one was on a limb when it caught sight of a clueless squirrel hopping around. The bird froze, got this glare in its eye and slowly started to lean forward. Me and another guy were like "This is going to be so cool!" Hawk launches itself right at the squirrel, who had its back to the hawk. At the very last second, the squirrel, having no idea he was about to become lunch, hopped under a park bench. Hawk pulls up and hits the bench. Some feathers go flying. Hawk sits on the bench for a few minutes grooming his ruffled chest feathers then takes off.

I was taking out the trash when I saw the thing on the roof. Went in and told my wife to not let her pooch out by herself. Didn't want it to be lunch for a bird.

Mojo31 08-30-21 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22207166)

Looks like global warming is shrinking the ice wall in places.

phrantic09 08-30-21 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22207183)
Sounds bad. What have you been eating?

**** tons of garbage snacks vs the veggies and fruit I normally eat. Pizza and burgers and other junk instead of the lean meat I normally have

Velo Vol 08-30-21 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22207071)
Every thousand year span is a millennium. 1835-1934 is one, for example, though it would be an odd one to focus on.

Try again.

Bah Humbug 08-30-21 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22207261)
Try again.

Ah yes, I did a century. Have a cookie; my point remains.

BillyD 08-30-21 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22206952)
BillyD

Found this guy perched on the roof this morning. Any idears?

We have a lot of Mississippi Kites in our area, but this looks different. Unless it's a ute.

Sorry for cell, would have taken too long to run back in and get the big cam.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...154adf30eb.jpg

It's not a Red-tailed, it could be a southern version of a Broad-winged who got an early start on the migration, otherwise Texas is not their normal range. Kind of big for a Kite. I'd put down a few dollars on a Broad-wiged hawk.

big john 08-30-21 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22207315)
It's not a Red-tailed, it could be a southern version of a Broad-winged who got an early start on the migration, otherwise Texas is not their normal range. Kind of big for a Kite. I'd put down a few dollars on a Broad-wiged hawk.

You may be right. I thought it looked like a Red Tail then I saw this.
Broad-Winged Hawk | Missouri Department of Conservation (mo.gov)

indyfabz 08-30-21 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22207315)
It's not a Red-tailed, it could be a southern version of a Broad-winged who got an early start on the migration, otherwise Texas is not their normal range. Kind of big for a Kite. I'd put down a few dollars on a Broad-wiged hawk.

Maybe it identifies as a red tail. :D

Seriously...Just looked up the broad-winged. I think you might be correct.

DougRNS 08-30-21 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22207077)
Droid. Yes, lots of zoom - he's about 25' off the ground.

I am anti-Apple, albeit the only one in the house.

I'm not an Apple fan either. I guess they don't have the market cornered on phones with decent cameras.


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