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bampilot06 07-16-21 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22144771)
Editted) (you really should shove some grease in there) You get to cut the steerer tube. Or, safer yet, let a shop do it. It needs to be cut , depending on your expander, about 1/8 of an inch below the top of the stem to give room to tighten the play out of the system. It's sweaty, shaky, dizzying work. I measured about 5 times and have even taken pictures of the tape measure. So I know I'm correct when I start cutting. I have an old mntn bike stem I use as a guide. I hate doing it. It stresses me out.


I prolly will not want to do it myself.


Do I put grease on both top and bottom? Should I clean the bearings before adding grease? Silly questions, but have yet to mess with it.

big john 07-16-21 05:19 PM

The neighborhood peacock is dropping his tail feathers because mating season is over. Best thing about it is he is now quiet and doesn't scream his head off.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...802c202b4a.jpg

genejockey 07-16-21 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144802)
I prolly will not want to do it myself.


Do I put grease on both top and bottom? Should I clean the bearings before adding grease? Silly questions, but have yet to mess with it.

Right. It's something any good bike shop can do while you wait, plus if THEY screw up it's their problem to replace it, but if YOU screw up it's all on you.

There was a video on GCN with that cyclocross rider from New England somewhere (loved his videos!) where he's building up a new Orbea gravel bike, and cuts the steerer too short. He actually goes outside and lies down on the grass, IIRC. It was still long enough to work, just a bit too short for how he wanted it to fit.

rjones28 07-16-21 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22143839)
Travel alert on I-16 in Georgia:

Dang he nailed that bridge pretty good!

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...be&oe=60F6B1FF

Oh my.

rjones28 07-16-21 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22143858)
Put a trailer hitch on the Honda so you can haul your lawn tractor, then tour the USofA taking odd jobs along the way, a la Route 66 (but all the odd jobs being lawn mowing gigs).

https://youtu.be/TZEJ5Oc-B9w

Brilliant!

rjones28 07-16-21 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22143868)
Georgia bridges are garbage. Arkansas bridges are garbage.

Velo Vol is trapped.

https://www.11alive.com/video/news/l...16?jwsource=cl

What about Kentucky bridges?

Velo Vol 07-16-21 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22144838)
What about Kentucky bridges?

Nope.


bampilot06 07-16-21 06:13 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...816d1c24c.jpeg


Its an optical illusion…..

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22144845)


​​​​​​I'll stick to Spences Bridge, thank you very much.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spences_Bridge

#thewestisthebest

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144300)
You can use that system, what, 3 months of the year?

Probably 6-7 with gloves and heaters for me. I'd definitely have to get back to lots of running in the winters. That's a project to keep me busy.

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144259)
Austin is going crazy right now. My daughter just moved back. When she was shopping for a place to rent, these are some of the things she and her two roommates ran into:

1. They put in their app and a deposit for a place, but were then told that someone else offered $2,000 per month over the listed rental rate so they got bumped.

2. At another place within their comfortable rent range, they were told that they would only qualify if each of them (all 25 with good paying jobs) made at least $165,000 per year for a combined household income of right at $500,000. Hard to do when you are just two years out of school. Seems their combined incomes of about $300,000 was just not enough.

SMH

That sounds odd to me. Glad we didn't have to deal with that two years ago. For the latter, I do wonder if it was wanting each of them to be able to afford the place individually, in case the others lost jobs or flaked. I know that was the situation with the apartment we rented in Troy later in college. Still, that makes it very hard to get started as a ute. I have two coworkers - software developers - who are living with their parents. The bank wants them to move to CLT "after the pandemic", which...

rjones28 07-16-21 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22144799)
I've never used a saw for cycling activities.

I used a saw on bike parts twice this week.

WhyFi 07-16-21 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144876)

Its an optical illusion…..

What's with the NSFW image? This is a family forum, buster!

WhyFi 07-16-21 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22144904)
I used a saw on bike parts twice this week.

Strava'd?

Velo Vol 07-16-21 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22144904)
I used a saw on bike parts twice this week.

You aren't a normal cyclist.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22144904)
I used a saw on bike parts twice this week.

Zero times for me. Must be time for a new frameset.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22144917)
Zero times for me. Must be time for a new frameset.

I guess if I really felt like sawing steerer tubes I have a couple of forks that could stand to be 5mm shorter...

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 06:49 PM

RIP Biz Marie

bampilot06 07-16-21 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22144912)
What's with the NSFW image? This is a family forum, buster!


sorry, I hate it when it does that.

WhyFi 07-16-21 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22144930)
RIP Biz Markie

Really? Aw, man.

rjones28 07-16-21 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22144913)
Strava'd?

Nope. But sawing clears the Move bar on my watch.

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 06:56 PM

Hawai'i has finally opened up unrestricted travel to vaccinated folks... but won't allow you to get certified without a trip scheduled. SMDH.

In other news, those windows I got las year? It took until a month or two ago for the last ones to be correctly installed. SMDHA. Fortunately, they do now attenuate the neighbor kids screaming. Can still hear them over the quiet, but with some background noise it's ok. And they don't sound like they're in the living room anymore.

Oh and #LPLO. SMDHOMT.

rjones28 07-16-21 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22144915)
You aren't a normal cyclist.

I can live with that.

rjones28 07-16-21 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22144928)
I guess if I really felt like sawing steerer tubes I have a couple of forks that could stand to be 5mm shorter...

One of the bike parts I cut was a seat post.

zymphad 07-16-21 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22144947)
One of the bike parts I cut was a seat post.

Was it one of those ISP?

datlas 07-16-21 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144876)

Down periscope!

WhyFi 07-16-21 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144942)
SMDHOMT.


Velo Vol 07-16-21 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144942)
Fortunately, they do now attenuate the neighbor kids screaming. Can still hear them over the quiet, but with some background noise it's ok.

Reminds me of this:


DougRNS 07-16-21 07:14 PM

Very credible version of a classic.


2manybikes 07-16-21 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22141975)
Don't know her but this duo is good
https://youtu.be/ENBX_v1Po1Y

wow!


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