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Trsnrtr 09-23-21 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22242971)
Was it you that had problems with really hard water?

Yes, but I ran a tap from the softener and now am well below recommended hardness levels. Also, I use the BWT anti-scale pads in the water tank. I probably have to clean the valve every other month and it's a ***** to get out.

MoAlpha 09-23-21 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22242859)
Gotta say, much as I loved the 7400 STIs and RD on the Ritchey for lo those many years, the 7800 bits work at least as well and the STIs are more comfy for long miles on the hoods, not to mention on the hood tops. Keeps me from wanting to upgrade further.


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22242890)
Agree 100% on the comfort of the 7800 levers compared with earlier versions. 7900s were the same (or very similar) shape and comfort, but the 7800s shifting is better.


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22242911)
My description of it is "They shift like thought", meaning all you need to do is think, "I want to be in a higher gear" and you are. Often there's not even any sound of gear change, just the *click* of the shifter.

Got this frame in the early 80s and Peter updated it for me from the original Nuovo Record with NOS 7800 in 2014. Agree with all the comments. Wire rope was simply never meant to go around tight radii.


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MoAlpha 09-23-21 01:50 PM

We opened this last night. I think it was a wedding present. Pretty good with a bit of cheese!


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big john 09-23-21 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22242932)
Under an awning in Easton, PA, two miles from my motel. Thunder and lightning and pouring rain.

Any Larry Holmes sightings?

big john 09-23-21 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22242735)
I've had that thought too, but last two days, riding with an ex-Cat I and owner of 2 big bike stores, on his old steel bike, may have shifted my frame of reference.

Those racers and their steel bikes! A friend has lots of bikes, new and old. One time I asked him to come along on a climbing ride in the mountains and he brought his 28 pound Atlantis and still spanked everyone. Haven't seen him in a while, miss him.
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phrantic09 09-23-21 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22242708)
Thanks - I'm in no hurry to replace it. Heck, there's probably a better chance that I'll move to a new 12sp, semi-wireless group (getting rid of the shift cables, at least), before moving on from the Cervelo.

how much for your ultegra group?

WhyFi 09-23-21 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22243048)
Yes, but I ran a tap from the softener and now am well below recommended hardness levels. Also, I use the BWT anti-scale pads in the water tank. I probably have to clean the valve every other month and it's a ***** to get out.

That's weird. Why so often? Is it the construction of the valve or something? I've replaced the valves in mine once in the 14 or 15 years that I've had it. That was just from the gaskets deteriorating, causing a drip.

WhyFi 09-23-21 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22243102)
how much for your ultegra group?

What, to sell it if I upgrade? No idea, and it'll probably be a while 'til I'm there.

datlas 09-23-21 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22242955)
Todayís project is unclogging the 3-way valve on my espresso machine. I think it might be time for an upgrade.

French Press is good and low-tech.

:innocent:

phrantic09 09-23-21 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22243123)
What, to sell it if I upgrade? No idea, and it'll probably be a while 'til I'm there.

Okay fine.

phrantic09 09-23-21 02:40 PM

Resigned from my job yesterday, the weight that has been lifted is incredible.

WhyFi 09-23-21 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22243135)
Okay fine.

:lol: you looking to pick up a disc frame in the near future?

phrantic09 09-23-21 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22243140)
:lol: you looking to pick up a disc frame in the near future?

Yes. Probably a Caledonia or Aspero. I may just sell the R3 for a 105 equipped Caledonia and upgrade it.

genejockey 09-23-21 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22243127)
French Press is good and low-tech.

:innocent:

Talk about cleaning out clogs....

datlas 09-23-21 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22243137)
Resigned from my job yesterday, the weight that has been listed is incredible.

:bday:

big john 09-23-21 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22243137)
Resigned from my job yesterday, the weight that has been lifted is incredible.

Got something lined up, or just going to relax for a while?

phrantic09 09-23-21 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22243167)
Got something lined up, or just going to relax for a while?

Start something new next month, just a little time off. Iíll be remote 3 weeks a month and in Pittsburgh one week per month.

big john 09-23-21 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22243171)
Start something new next month, just a little time off. Iíll be remote 3 weeks a month and in Pittsburgh one week per month.

Good luck with the new gig! I hope they appreciate you.

Trsnrtr 09-23-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22243127)
French Press is good and low-tech.

:innocent:

Not a fan of French press. I like my espresso hot and full of body/flavor. Iíve yet to experience a French press that can do that.

WhyFi 09-23-21 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22243196)
Not a fan of French press. I like my espresso hot and full of body/flavor. Iíve yet to experience a French press that can do that.

Yup. French press is fine and dandy, but no substitute for espresso.

Mojo31 09-23-21 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22243171)
Start something new next month, just a little time off. Iíll be remote 3 weeks a month and in Pittsburgh one week per month.

Good on you!

MoAlpha 09-23-21 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22242921)
Send her down if you ever get tired of her.

Probly not your type.:innocent:

When we had just gotten the boat, we needed a new genoa and had finished spec'ing it out with the sailmaker on a busy day at the loft. She looked at me and said, "don't we need an asym too?" The place went dead silent until some guy asked if she had any sisters or something.

Eric F 09-23-21 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22243261)
Probly not your type.:innocent:

When we had just gotten the boat, we needed a new genoa and had finished spec'ing it out with the sailmaker on a busy day at the loft. She looked at me and said, "don't we need an asym too?" The place went dead silent until some guy asked if she had any sisters or something.

That's what you call a "keeper", right there.

Mojo31 09-23-21 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22243261)
Probly not your type.:innocent:

When we had just gotten the boat, we needed a new genoa and had finished spec'ing it out with the sailmaker on a busy day at the loft. She looked at me and said, "don't we need an asym too?" The place went dead silent until some guy asked if she had any sisters or something.

She might just be my type! The response I always got was that the sails were not ripped so why do we need a new one. That was even the response once when the sail seams were coming apart.

datlas 09-23-21 04:39 PM

Trader Joe’s outside-in stuffed gnocchi is pretty good. Worth a try.


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