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abshipp 04-03-20 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21398922)
It's that Aussie guy on YouTube that the carbon haters like to trot out all the time. Leutner Technic or some such. Do a search for carbon bikes cut in half and he'll pop up.

Thanks. Found it :thumb:

Didn't watch the whole video but got the gist of it.


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21398974)
How far is it allowed to turn? Maybe it's there to prevent a full on wheel disitegration at speed. A possible partial recovery before the faceplant.

Far enough that you could still do a u-turn like you would on a normal bike.

If you're going fast enough that you would disintegrate a wheel and the bars turned that far, I'd say you're already having a bad enough time that recovery is not possible.

LAJ 04-03-20 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21399010)
Kinlins?

Yes. XR31, CX-Ray spokes, and American Classic hubs. I can honestly say I built them, and haven't messed with them since. I was happy with that, even though it takes me like 10 times longer than a real wheelbuilder.

rjones28 04-03-20 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21398724)
Yes, I am new here. Too new for that one.

It was an epic tale, spanning vast stretches of time. :)

WhyFi 04-03-20 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21398963)
No. The other two. They know who they are.

Are you sure that you grew up in Ohio and not Minnesota? :foo:

LesterOfPuppets 04-03-20 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21399108)
It was an epic tale, spanning vast stretches of time. :)

The saga to end all sagas.

WalksOn2Wheels 04-03-20 02:27 PM

Jeez, new thread and I can't even being to keep up.

I did the zwift twice this week so far and caught the April Fool's 80's theme. Later found out it pissed off a bunch of people because the "unusable" graphics gave them a headache. Geez.

Wearing masks and gloves at work now. That's fun. Thinking I will rock the neck gaiter and maybe even use it at the grocery store. Nowhere near N95 protection, but it's something.

Dallas County just extended stay-at-home orders until April 20th. I imagine Denton might soon follow suit. That will effectively cancel school for the year for my wife and daughter as the last day on the original calendar was April 21st.

Ok, now to go back and catch up.

LesterOfPuppets 04-03-20 02:27 PM

speaking of....


rjones28 04-03-20 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21398754)
And I hadn't realized that GRX wasn't just a groupset, but a line of groupsets. They have 105 and Ultegra level now? :foo:

Sure.

RX400 is 10speed = Tiagra
RX600 is 11speed = 105
RX810 is 11speed = Ultegra
RX815 is 11speed Di2 = Ultegra Di2

LesterOfPuppets 04-03-20 02:28 PM

surely there was a video for that tune, I can't recall it though.

rjones28 04-03-20 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21398766)
Iím still surprised itís a whole groupset - seems like an RD and maybe a bit else would be enough. I suppose there are people who would feel it wasnít taken seriously then though.

Shimano is pretty big on drivetrain systems working together.

Also, bike weenies need groupsets so they can be OCD about matching everything.

WhyFi 04-03-20 02:39 PM

As I was out for a walk for booze and bread, the general reluctance to be in close proximity to others made me think of Best Picture Academy Award Winner "Demolition Man," with Sly, Sandra and Wesley. My teenage mind distinctly remembers the virtual intercourse with a computer intermediary, and I want to say that physical contact in general was shunned. Anyway, it got me to wonderin' how much effect the current situation would have on shows of affection in the future. Will things like hugs and handshakes go away? Or will people just be far more selective with them? Hmmmmm.

rjones28 04-03-20 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21398787)
Yeah, I would think that the clutched RD would be 95% of it. Maybe a chainring/crankset for 1x. I don't see the rest :foo:

They totally redesigned the STI levers. Changed the crank design to allow more clearance for tires which required an update to FD geometry -- the chainrings are 2.5 mm farther from the frame than before. Stuff like that.

datlas 04-03-20 02:47 PM

Survived another week. Came home to this. Mrs datlas said not to touch it for a few days.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3c8bb70f0.jpeg

WalksOn2Wheels 04-03-20 02:59 PM

In other consumerism news: I simplified a bit by selling off two guitars I was not playing (Only three of my others get any real play) and finally took the Schott jacket plunge. I have been considering buying my first real leather non-motorcycle jacket. You know, the thing I plan on wearing until I'm dead. Schott sent out an email coupon presumably to drum up business during what is a pretty devastating situation in their part of the world.

I bought the P673 in brown. It's glorious. I sized snug, so there will be some break in. It's soft enough, but extremely thick. It fits comfortably, but will need to stretch slightly in a few spots and I am also still on the downward trend in weight so we will meet somewhere in the middle on stretch vs. trimming myself down.

rjones28 04-03-20 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21398889)
Speaking of bike emails, I just got one from Specialized. I'm sure this lead-off image will have some undies in a bunch -

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...89bc337da1.jpg

What's the problem?

ls01 04-03-20 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21398362)
I tried that once and bought a saddle based on my results.

It didn't work out for me, unfortunately.

I don't know whether to interpret what happened as that the measurement was BS, or that the recommended saddle width based on my measurement was BS.

Good luck.

Its your sit bone measurement + 10 mm.

rjones28 04-03-20 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21398976)
Um. I think that might be an eBike.

Probably a Turbo Levo.

rjones28 04-03-20 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21399182)
Survived another week. Came home to this. Mrs datlas said not to touch it for a few days.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3c8bb70f0.jpeg

Do you mean to tell us that you haven't installed an airlock with an anti-viral shower at the entrance to your house yet?

Bah Humbug 04-03-20 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21399165)
Shimano is pretty big on drivetrain systems working together.

Also, bike weenies need groupsets so they can be OCD about matching everything.

Well yes, but the clutched GRX could just be another, like regular vs mid-cage.

I suspect the latter is the big factor.

Bah Humbug 04-03-20 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21399182)
Survived another week. Came home to this. Mrs datlas said not to touch it for a few days.

That's basically our approach.

Bah Humbug 04-03-20 03:14 PM

It's a wine kind of day. First alcohol I've had in months.

Also, seems like this iteration of Addiction is a lot more lively than it's been.

WalksOn2Wheels 04-03-20 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21398889)
Speaking of bike emails, I just got one from Specialized. I'm sure this lead-off image will have some undies in a bunch -

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...89bc337da1.jpg

I mean, they're wearing helmets, right?

That was always my favorite on the FB or IG. Half of the Rapha ads would have a guy without a helmet and everyone would lose their mind. GCN posted a video on FB of a well known trials style rider with a roadbike hopping up and down from a narrow stone wall on the face of a mountain. A commenter said GCN should be ashamed for posting such a video as it would encourage copy cats. Right...

ls01 04-03-20 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21398375)
Other than squirting WD40 into the brifter I don't know much of what can be done about it.

I'm talking about shifting to the smaller gears after you've climbed the hill.

smaller? Which shifter? Lower or higher gear?

I had good results with Hot water. But you have to remove the shifters. Remove the hood, and old cable. Instal a new sacrificial cable. Blast them with the hottest water you can stand while working the shifter back and forth spray solvent into it. You want the hot water to go into the guts of the shifter. Work it, shake out the excess. Blast it with water. Repeat
I do that a couple times. Once it's free and functional you can get some spray grease and lube it with that. Work it back and forth let the carrier evaporates. Clean and re instal. New cables and tape.

Bah Humbug 04-03-20 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels (Post 21399222)
I mean, they're wearing helmets, right?

That was always my favorite on the FB or IG. Half of the Rapha ads would have a guy without a helmet and everyone would lose their mind. GCN posted a video on FB of a well known trials style rider with a roadbike hopping up and down from a narrow stone wall on the face of a mountain. A commenter said GCN should be ashamed for posting such a video as it would encourage copy cats. Right...

Well that's like Phil Liggett always saying people at home shouldn't descend in the supertuck and maybe the pros should be banned for fear of imitation. I don't think you try that because you saw it on TV, and if you do, well, it's probably only the latest in a long line of bad decisions.

datlas 04-03-20 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21399215)
Do you mean to tell us that you haven't installed an airlock with an anti-viral shower at the entrance to your house yet?


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21399219)
That's basically our approach.

Ours too. Here is mrs datlas setup in the garage. Note the dorm fridge just in front of the Habanero.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...56e6f9b5a.jpeg

indyfabz 04-03-20 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21399221)
It's a wine kind of day. First alcohol I've had in months.

First all day.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...102924a42.jpeg

LAJ 04-03-20 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21399201)
What's the problem?

They really should be wearing gloves.

kissTheApex 04-03-20 03:26 PM

but What is it!? What if it’s perishables? Must be checked ASAP! :innocent:

I bet it’s white. :rolleyes:


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21399182)
Survived another week. Came home to this. Mrs datlas said not to touch it for a few days.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3c8bb70f0.jpeg


ls01 04-03-20 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21398659)
Yeah, at that point it's just a bull**** field trip.

locally, Sterling heights, had a fire marshal threaten to have police stationed in a lowes or home depot. Due to the amount of shopping. These stores are open for emergency type purchases. Not for gardening supplies, or paint and wallpaper.

datlas 04-03-20 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21399201)
What's the problem?

Not enough air.


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