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ls01 04-29-22 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22489411)
Back in December, I got a pair of Fulcrum 4s for the Ritchey after discovering the rims on its wheels were worn out. Last week I swapped those onto the Litespeed, figuring it should get the best wheels. I've taken it out for 2 rides with them, and it felt slow like an mph or so slower than I'd expect. The other thing is, most wheels, if the bike's on the work stand, the front wheel will turn till the heaviest point is at the bottom. The better the bearings, the longer it will keep going back and forth till it finally stops. These? They don't do that. They just stay however you turn the wheel. They spin okay, but slow down and stop faster than my other wheels.

Well, I did a search, and I read that other owners find that Fulcrum, and other wheels with cartridge bearing hubs, take 2-300 miles for the seals on the bearings to wear in. So far, I have about 150 on these. SO, I guess I'm in for a bit of suboptimal performance for a while. If I swap them for other wheels, I'll just be delaying the time when they spin well, right?

The amount if drag from the seals is miniscule. If I remember right, the amount of seal drag, is the same as the drag from the grease.

LesterOfPuppets 04-29-22 04:54 PM

I hate cartridge bearing hubs.

Trsnrtr 04-29-22 04:59 PM

I concur with this resident:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3d95e8b0c.jpeg

Mojo31 04-29-22 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22489506)
I have to say, there is WAY less drama in tri and especially running than cycling.

There is absolutely no drama laying on the couch watching tv.

Mojo31 04-29-22 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22489485)
Got a black Magic Marker?


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22489491)

I thought the real men on this forum use nail polish.

LAJ 04-29-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22489530)
I thought the real men on this forum use nail polish.

My goth years are behind me. All I have is red and clear now.

rjones28 04-29-22 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22489199)
Happy belated birthday, John.

Also, I still have a Zip drive, a Seagate tape drive, and a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk. None in use now.

I used to use a Seagate tape drive for backups.

indyfabz 04-29-22 05:44 PM

Poor kitty knows what packing panniers means.

genejockey 04-29-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22489564)
Poor kitty knows what packing panniers means.

"Okay. Time to go crap in their shoes."

Bah Humbug 04-29-22 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22489564)
Poor kitty knows what packing panniers means.

And they say cats don't care. Poor Stephen.

My poor old boy also didn't like seeing me fuss with the bike, nor load up my stuff to go to work so long ago it was when only nerds watched the draft.

datlas 04-29-22 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22489564)
Poor kitty knows what packing panniers means.

Yeah, Jackie could tell something was up when we were packing. Poor kitty!

Mojo31 04-29-22 07:05 PM

Our pooch always knows also.

rjones28 04-29-22 07:29 PM

Benson comes with us. Mostly.

rjones28 04-29-22 07:31 PM

She's currently sleeping off this past week's adventure. Rode in a strange car, explored new pastures, made new friends.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...49e17e6977.png

genejockey 04-29-22 07:32 PM

I was looking to get a nice frame pump for the Litespeed, because it is of the age that came with a pump peg on the head tube. I was looking at Zefals, but one thing that popped up was a titanium bodied Silca Impero. I thought Silcas were ungodly expensive! HA!! $400 for a pump. I think it's god's way of telling you you have either too much money, or that you need to up your dose.

Velo Vol 04-29-22 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22489482)
Christmas done arrived!!!

Nope. I might play a Christmas song, though. Why not? LAJ can roll out the lights. :bday:

LAJ 04-29-22 07:53 PM

Ixnay

Velo Vol 04-29-22 08:35 PM

YTFOTD

29 April 22


gnome 04-29-22 09:06 PM

Thereís probably space for N+1 in the bike garage.
yes it needs tidying.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...92ab02400.jpeg

Velo Vol 04-29-22 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22489363)
I hope it does not rain. If itís raining, I will postpone. Join me??

Are you postponing it a couple months, so I can get in shape? I'd really like to do it, but sadly I'm not presently in shape to tackle it.

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22489490)
We have arrived in Staunton, VA. I want to go explore downtown but mrs datlas is bushed and her attention is focused on HGTV.

SMH.

datlas 04-30-22 03:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22489757)
Are you postponing it a couple months, so I can get in shape? I'd really like to do it, but sadly I'm not presently in shape to tackle it.

SMH.

No, would postpone for a day or two.

Mrs datlas relaxed for a bit and we then went downtown and had one of the best dinners we have had in a long times. Win-win!

BTW I considered riding to your area to explore some of the famous office parks, but itís a bit too far, even for a mileage ***** like me.

datlas 04-30-22 03:43 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22489504)
Yup! I may have to change the name from "Wizard" to something like "Ultimate Ultegra" or "Ultegrimate" or something.

Hmmm. "Wizard" is sounding better all the time.

For installation, there are a few quirks. This advice on YouTube was VERY helpful:



Thatís the FD he has a similar video for RD.

indyfabz 04-30-22 04:04 AM

Strong finish.

Wordle 315 4/6

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indyfabz 04-30-22 04:09 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22489633)
"Okay. Time to go crap in their shoes."

Reds peed on one of my panniers I had left out after coming back from a trip. He waited until I came home from work, probably so I would notice right away.

datlas 04-30-22 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22489750)
Thereís probably space for N+1 in the bike garage.
yes it needs tidying.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...92ab02400.jpeg

How does the velomobile handle in the wind?


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