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bampilot06 07-16-21 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22144712)
Fix the headset, that's most likely the source of the noise.


Removed the last spacer and torqued it down. In the 5 mins it took me to do this I got drenched in sweat so I will test ride it later.

As of now there is no play. If play develops after the test ride then I will repack it with grease. I have not done that since I bought the bike.


Side note, If I like the position of the stem, where do I go to get rid of my bikes massive erec*****, I mean spacer stack.

ls01 07-16-21 04:42 PM

It has been raining all frigging day here again. I did a zwift ride before the Urologist appointment today. 2.3 . Gotta have another scan of my kidneys and a follow up. So much for my out of pocket being reasonable.

WhyFi 07-16-21 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144752)
Side note, If I like the position of the stem, where do I go to get rid of my bikes massive erec*****, I mean spacer stack.

A sharp, fine-toothed saw will take care of it nicely - the inexpensive Japanese-style pull saws at Home Depot/Lowes are perfect. Some kind of jig to cut it straight and square helps a lot, too.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144752)
Side note, If I like the position of the stem, where do I go to get rid of my bikes massive erec*****, I mean spacer stack.

Harbor Freight

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e62eb966e7.jpg


For crabon steerers, we would use the gritty blade, And wear a mask!

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/...AC_SL1500_.jpg

ls01 07-16-21 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144752)
Removed the last spacer and torqued it down. In the 5 mins it took me to do this I got drenched in sweat so I will test ride it later.

As of now there is no play. If play develops after the test ride then I will repack it with grease. I have not done that since I bought the bike.


Side note, If I like the position of the stem, where do I go to get rid of my bikes massive erec*****, I mean spacer stack.

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.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 04:59 PM

Programming note: Pirates vs. Mets is about to commence!

ls01 07-16-21 05:01 PM

Also, just a safety p.s.a.
Be very careful tightening stems that are on unsupported steertubes. I have a very expensive wallhanger/lesson about that around here somewhere. Spacers and caps on top of the stem. Trying to dial the fit. Got a little to rambunctious with the Allen wrench. "Snick!" ...... (much blue language in this space!) 1 ride, $250.00, ...... No bueno..... cracked the steer tube. The expander supports the tube from inside and adds a lot of compression resistance. So be careful.

datlas 07-16-21 05:02 PM

Went for a post-work swim. Daughter #1 lives in an apartment complex that has a pool. It was very refreshing.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22144793)
Went for a post-work swim. Daughter #1 lives in an apartment complex that has a pool. It was very refreshing.

I scrubbed one wall of the pool in the heat and humidity after mowing the back lawn in the heat and humidity. It was decidedly unrefreshing.

Velo Vol 07-16-21 05:10 PM

I've never used a saw for cycling activities.

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.


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