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Mojo31 03-20-22 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22445144)
Bikes don't need chain catchers IMNSHO.

They might if ridden by Bam. 😜

Trsnrtr 03-20-22 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22445147)
They might if ridden by Bam. 😜

My CoMotion tandem came with a catcher from the shop that set it up. A couple years later, I was having some work done by a different shop and noticed it was gone when I picked up the tandem. I asked the mechanic and he said it was an insult to a properly set up machine and the mechanic. He wouldn't give it back to me but said that if I had a problem with a dropped chain, he'd re-install it for free and adjust the drivetrain. That was 2018. Haven't dropped a chain yet. ;)

Mojo31 03-20-22 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22445154)
My CoMotion tandem came with a catcher from the shop that set it up. A couple years later, I was having some work done by a different shop and noticed it was gone when I picked up the tandem. I asked the mechanic and he said it was an insult to a properly set up machine and the mechanic. He wouldn't give it back to me but said that if I had a problem with a dropped chain, he'd re-install it for free and adjust the drivetrain. That was 2018. Haven't dropped a chain yet. ;)

Cant remember ever dropping one.

But, now that Iíve said that, the two of us will be talking about dropped chains next week. 😂

bampilot06 03-20-22 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22443909)
My wife and I have ridden with our club <40 years and were informed this week that we have been disinvited to some club rides for being too strong/fast. WTF? We are both over 70. :foo:

We have been ride leaders many years and we have never told anybody that they werenít welcome to a club ride. :(

Also, I just payed our dues a couple weeks ago. Guess that we wasted our money.


I would hate to live in the HOA with the person who made this decision.

LAJ 03-20-22 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22445154)
My CoMotion tandem came with a catcher from the shop that set it up. A couple years later, I was having some work done by a different shop and noticed it was gone when I picked up the tandem. I asked the mechanic and he said it was an insult to a properly set up machine and the mechanic. He wouldn't give it back to me but said that if I had a problem with a dropped chain, he'd re-install it for free and adjust the drivetrain. That was 2018. Haven't dropped a chain yet. ;)

Yep. I had one, and was stupid and made a shift with the frt and rear at the same time. Dropped it, and fought it like Bam. Took it off, made sure all is adjusted properly and stopped being silly.

bampilot06 03-20-22 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22445144)
Bikes don't need chain catchers IMNSHO.


Last week somebody started a thread about Sram force dropping chains. I laughed.

Today is happened.


The front derailer needs an adjustment once a month. If I had any complaint about my Sram that would be it.

bampilot06 03-20-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22445169)
Yep. I had one, and was stupid and made a shift with the frt and rear at the same time. Dropped it, and fought it like Bam. Took it off, made sure all is adjusted properly and stopped being silly.


I double shifted today as well, might have been the problem.

Mojo31 03-20-22 03:45 PM

Can’t say I’ve ever had an issue double shifting.

I'm sure I’ll be starting a thread about that next week as well.

genejockey 03-20-22 03:48 PM

It's a gorgeous day, so of course I rode on Zwift. Silly me, I'd signed up for the Tour Of Watopia, and today was the last day to ride Stage 3, which involved Alpe du Zwift on the Standard and Long rides, so since I was giving up my Sunday ride, I chose the Longer. "Tour of Fire and Ice". 10 mostly forgettable miles before AdZ. I got on the bike later than I wanted, with only 8 minutes before the start, so I didn't have time for a proper spindown. I kept hearing a squeak from the wheel/drum, so finally on the first segment, I stopped and tightened the clamp and did a proper spindown. I ended up completing AdZ only 31 seconds slower than my other ride up it, which means I was actually on pace to beat that time by 29 seconds before taking a whole minute out to do the spindown. Oh, well.

Once again, it was easier than I feared, but not so much easier that I feel like I could have gone all that much faster.

indyfabz 03-20-22 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22445111)
My son is looking for a summer place in Dallas while heís interning. Came across an AirBNB that is a camping tent in a back yard. $800/month.

Camping or Glamping?

indyfabz 03-20-22 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22445048)
What tent did you end up with. I don't need another tent but it could be good to know about just in case.

I think itís the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 HV. I had an earlier version, but I messed it up. This one has a higher front door for more headroom. The smaller door is what I hated about the last one. Hard to get out of for someone who is 6í2Ē.

Mojo31 03-20-22 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22445207)
Camping or Glamping?

It would be sweating.

bampilot06 03-20-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22445202)
Canít say Iíve ever had an issue double shifting.

I'm sure Iíll be starting a thread about that next week as well.


Does your bike have Sram force?

Mojo31 03-20-22 04:42 PM

Both are Shimano.

rjones28 03-20-22 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22444839)
That wouldn't work for me. I almost lost it while waiting less than two weeks for the Litespeed.

The waiting is the hardest part.

rjones28 03-20-22 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22445144)
Bikes don't need chain catchers IMNSHO.

I concur.

rjones28 03-20-22 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22445178)
I double shifted today as well, might have been the problem.

Prolly.

Last time I dropped a chain, it was user error.

Trsnrtr 03-20-22 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22445202)
Canít say Iíve ever had an issue double shifting.

I'm sure Iíll be starting a thread about that next week as well.

If I throw a chain in the future, you guys will never find out about it. :innocent:

abshipp 03-20-22 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22445125)
Wife is finally coming around to moving back to Charlotte. Something to look forward too.
She seems pretty excited about Lake Wylie, I told her Spartanburg would work too. Basically anywhere with in 90 mins would be perfect.

Spartanburg SC? :bday:​​​​​​

genejockey 03-20-22 06:33 PM

That's MUCH better!
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genejockey 03-20-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22445202)
Canít say Iíve ever had an issue double shifting.

I'm sure Iíll be starting a thread about that next week as well.

I have, on occasion. Mostly seems to be on the bike with the compact crankset, though now I think of it, the other bike where it sometimes happens is ALSO Campagnolo. On that one(the non-compact one), it happens when the chain is dirty.

Hmmmm. I wonder if I should set the lower FD limit screw closer to the chain?

bampilot06 03-20-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22445306)
Spartanburg SC? :bday:​​​​​​


Its a possibility, I need to stop commuting for my sanity and she doesnít want to live ďinĒ Charlotte.
Probably about 5 years out.

rjones28 03-20-22 06:44 PM

Looks like they had good cycling weather in DC this weekend.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e189287744.png

LesterOfPuppets 03-20-22 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22445370)
Looks like they had good cycling weather in DC this weekend.

I dunno, looks kinda chilly. I think I'd pick idling a big rig down the road at 8 mph. :)

LesterOfPuppets 03-20-22 07:04 PM

Actually looks more like 3 mph, after watching the video.

big john 03-20-22 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22445392)
I dunno, looks kinda chilly. I think I'd pick idling a big rig down the road at 8 mph. :)

It's the trucker convoy and he was pissing them off.

indyfabz 03-21-22 03:50 AM

More like it.

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ls01 03-21-22 03:58 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22445135)
That's me, a gentleman. :)

Seriously, I don't want to ride with people that feel intimidated just because my wife and I show up. I just think it's funny that we are both over 70 and I'm 50# overweight at least and have health issues. :rolleyes:

This is road cycling. Rip thier legs off and eat their livers! Motivation is where you find it.......




or be the bigger man. I guess..... your call.....




This would be a good place to make one of those Hitler war room memes.....If I had any computer skills....

ls01 03-21-22 04:04 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22445171)
Last week somebody started a thread about Sram force dropping chains. I laughed.

Today is happened.


The front derailer needs an adjustment once a month. If I had any complaint about my Sram that would be it.

My etap drops one under rough road conditions once a year. The factory says it's from the rear derailuer bounce at extreme chainline angles on rough roads that's why they dampened the axs rear derailuer spring. It's not worth fretting over. It's happened twice.
My force has never dropped a chain. I've heard it can be retrofitted onto the etap derailuer but I don't think it's worth bothering with.

ls01 03-21-22 04:21 AM

I took out the 09 Tarmac yesterday for apparently 55 miles ride. Which is odd because in the past its always been a 62 mile ride.....:banned:

I finally was able to use a set of mavic ksyrium helium wheels I bought from an old forum user 10 years ago. The rear had a butt ton of miles and was bent. If made it as straight as I could and got about 1/2 a season out of it, back then. Then I moved to carbon wheels. Well on Ebay a couple weeks ago I got a rear wheel for pretty cheap. And scavenged the rim to rebuild the helium. It came out fantastic rides like dream.
I put a set of Continental Grand Sport Race tires on them that I bought last year. I have to say I'm pretty happy with them after thier first ride. They are 25mm and went on 20mm rim no problem. This frame is just a bit wider in the rear than my '11, 25mm don't rub.
The parts to upgrade the shifting should be here by the end of the week. Can't wait to get it finished up.


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