Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   Addiction 2022.2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1249389)

Velo Vol 05-02-22 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492359)
Summit pics:

Did you look westward to the Great State of Tennessee, like Moses looking to the promised land from Mount Nebo?


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...849de94d61.png

phrantic09 05-02-22 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22492348)
I have ridden this road in MT fully loaded three times. It's a fun ride with some ups and downs and free range cattle.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...082fe69c77.jpg

This looks seriously fun

indyfabz 05-02-22 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22492373)
How many miles were you on it? Looks a little washboardy. When we went across country in 1990 we did a few dirt roads. I had a Nishiki Seral touring bike with 32s at the start but had to buy a 28 on the road because that's what I could get when the rear tire wore through. The dirt roads were not planned but weren't a problem.

It's about 20 miles. Washboards in some places. There was bear rock for a short stretch. Some of it is on BLM land, hence the cattle.

DIVIDE BRIDGE C.G.-TWIN BRIDGES - A bike ride in Butte, MT (ridewithgps.com)

indyfabz 05-02-22 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22492385)
This looks seriously fun

The last time I rode it I stopped at one spot and realized that I could not hear any manmade sounds. Only the wind rustling the grasses, birds and insects buzzing. Maybe 4 cars total in three rides. None the last time.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5d48b02cdf.jpg

Velo Vol 05-02-22 12:53 PM

Will this make me a faster cyclist?


genejockey 05-02-22 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492359)

Nice looking bike! The black R8000 kit works with Ti. This week I'm going to spend the evenings tearing down/building up the Litespeed with R8000. For now, I'm sticking with the 7410 crank. I'm planning to get an R8000 one, but I haven't decided between 52/36 and 53/39. SO I'm going to see how I like 53/39 x 11-32, compared to the 52/36 x 11-34 on the Canyon.

genejockey 05-02-22 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492402)
Will this make me a faster cyclist?

https://twitter.com/isaachasson/stat...98346236485632

Not downhill.

Bah Humbug 05-02-22 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492342)
Gross. Why would anyone live in such a place?

https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/st...88017460760577

Dry air, lots of sun, excellent quality of life outside of the cold. Would you rather have a sauna outside 8 “”eight months a year?

Velo Vol 05-02-22 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22492417)
Dry air, lots of sun, excellent quality of life outside of the cold. Would you rather have a sauna outside 8 “”eight months a year?

Not sure what you mean by sauna, but I wish summer here lasted eight months, instead of three.

Bah Humbug 05-02-22 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492430)
Not sure what you mean by sauna, but I wish summer here lasted eight months, instead of three.

You can move to Texas. Lots of people do. It’ll challenge your notions about prehydrating though

Bah Humbug 05-02-22 01:23 PM

AG was supposed to take a short trip home tomorrow during her unemployment, but we got the cal yesterday that her mother got Covid by not masking while the guy was fixing cabinets (prolly). A day after her second booster, which of course didn’t help her yet.

One of my mother’s friends, too. She’s finally internalizing why I want her to mask in the stores.

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22492434)
You can move to Texas. Lots of people do. It’ll challenge your notions about prehydrating though

Thanks friend. You'll be long gone and I'll have to deal with him in Texas bi*ching about something.

Velo Vol 05-02-22 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22492434)
You can move to Texas.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb0451d756.jpg

WhyFi 05-02-22 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22492482)
Thanks friend. You'll be long gone and I'll have to deal with him in Texas bi*ching about something everything.

fify

datlas 05-02-22 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22492412)
Nice looking bike! The black R8000 kit works with Ti. This week I'm going to spend the evenings tearing down/building up the Litespeed with R8000. For now, I'm sticking with the 7410 crank. I'm planning to get an R8000 one, but I haven't decided between 52/36 and 53/39. SO I'm going to see how I like 53/39 x 11-32, compared to the 52/36 x 11-34 on the Canyon.

As you know, gearing is very personal. I am a convert to compact gearing, and am running 50/34 and 11-28 on the Habanero.

I was a fool in my 20’s and ran 53/42 and 13-21. I shudder today at the idea of going up a 15% climb in a 42 x 21 but somehow did it BITD.

datlas 05-02-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492379)
Did you look westward to the Great State of Tennessee, like Moses looking to the promised land from Mount Nebo?


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...849de94d61.png

Uh, no. Maybe next time.

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492527)
As you know, gearing is very personal. I am a convert to compact gearing, and am running 50/34 and 11-28 on the Habanero.

I was a fool in my 20’s and ran 53/42 and 13-21. I shudder today at the idea of going up a 15% climb in a 42 x 21 but somehow did it BITD.

Because Serious Cyclist!

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22492509)

That idea was a little too close for comfort.

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22492510)
fify

Thank you.

datlas 05-02-22 02:34 PM

I took a screenshot of my stats at the top of the climb today. Over 200 feet of climbing per mile is a benchmark I can get behind.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7390644eb.jpeg

Bah Humbug 05-02-22 02:35 PM

I just answered a call from a 512 number thinking it was one of the repair people. Turns out it was a cold call hoping I’d list my house with them.

Of note, the only person here who knows we’re really leaving is… the woman who will get the listing, when that time comes. :wtf:

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22492545)
I just answered a call from a 512 number thinking it was one of the repair people. Turns out it was a cold call hoping I’d list my house with them.

Of note, the only person here who knows we’re really leaving is… the woman who will get the listing, when that time comes. :wtf:

When? Where? Do you have a large back yard?

I know somebody who might be interested if within the next couple months.

Bah Humbug 05-02-22 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22492563)
When? Where? Do you have a large back yard?

I know somebody who might be interested if within the next couple months.

Small back yard, and not until next year. We’ll be keeping this one until AG firmly doesn’t want to come back for periods to work with her team in person.

I think that’ll be sooner than she does, but know better than to say that. In any case, the sale is some time off. First she has to start new job, then we can start seriously looking in FoCo, then set up there, then officially move and sell.

Mojo31 05-02-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22492582)
Small back yard, and not until next year. We’ll be keeping this one until AG firmly doesn’t want to come back for periods to work with her team in person.

I think that’ll be sooner than she does, but know better than to say that. In any case, the sale is some time off. First she has to start new job, then we can start seriously looking in FoCo, then set up there, then officially move and sell.

Gotcha.

Don't forget the rule that we leave the place in no worse condition than we found it, so no enticing Vols to move here. Got it?

:D

genejockey 05-02-22 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492527)
As you know, gearing is very personal. I am a convert to compact gearing, and am running 50/34 and 11-28 on the Habanero.

I was a fool in my 20’s and ran 53/42 and 13-21. I shudder today at the idea of going up a 15% climb in a 42 x 21 but somehow did it BITD.

I didn't ride in my 20s, or most of my 30s, but I used to go everywhere with 53/39 x 12-25. I mean everywhere, even some climbs I haven't done in the last 10 years. When I was almost 50, I got the Bianchi with a 50/34 and 12-25, which became my mountain goat. Then two years ago, the Canyon with 52/36 x 11-34.

What I don't like about 50/34 is how often I have to shift the front, because it seems like the crossover is in the speed zone where I mostly ride. With the 52/36, it's a lot less often, maybe just a bit more than with 53/39.

I have 52/42 on a couple of my C&V bikes, which is only tolerable with a 13-26 cluster.

genejockey 05-02-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22492590)
Gotcha.

Don't forget the rule that we leave the place in no worse condition than we found it, so no enticing Vols to move here. Got it?

:D

I thought the rule was to toss in a lit match as you leave and get the hell out of there fast? F*** 'em if they can't take a joke.

genejockey 05-02-22 03:30 PM

Oh, hey! Top of the leaderboard! Everyone else musta been sick or travelling.

Mojo31 05-02-22 05:47 PM

Non-PAOTD

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...da3bd253c6.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a889aef7ce.jpg

bampilot06 05-02-22 06:27 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...39fe9ea5a.jpeg


Freshly cleaned. scrubbed each spoke, scrubbed the rims (not the brake area).

Threw 28s on it. Looks like on the rear I could put a 32. The front would be tight but I still have some space.


Put a more aggressive stem on it and dropped it another 5mm. Stem length is 100 (thanks whyfi), but I want to go longer. With the longer stem I will prolly bump it back up 5mm.


First things first is replacing the stem on the cervelo. That has a 120mm and I would like to go 130mm plus some more drop than 6 degrees. I would then throw the 120 onto the ritchey.

abshipp 05-02-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22492331)
I had a good ride today. Rode from Asheville up to Mt Mitchell and back. It was fun, and not too flat!

Kudos!

Nearby Mt. Mitchell is something I'd like to climb this year.

Or really any rides involving the Parkway.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:39 PM.


Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.