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Velo Vol 07-23-21 04:14 AM


ls01 07-23-21 04:22 AM

Had a good ride last night with the guys. Lots of suffering in 30 miles when done correctly.
So I have placed some blue painters tape inside the chainstays on Contador. This way if the wheel rubs it will mark the tape and then I will know if it still rubs.
I recently repacked the disk bikes B.B. But Still get the click click click, that I love so much. So yesterday, I removed the thread together Token bb and replaced it with a, of all things, Sram pf 30 Dub B.B. Eddie Mercx (sp) help me. I really don't like this Dub system of all proprietary spacers and parts. It's just to cutsey.. the spacers lock into little grooves on the bearing covers. Much too delicate looking. But time and mileage will tell. It's resting comfortably, maybe tonight..

phrantic09 07-23-21 04:49 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22153456)
After this a.m.ís I flat trashed the GP5K which had been on my rear wheel since March 2020. That set must now have well over 10,000 mi. Dimples were still visible and the front is fine except for a very small sideways crack in the tread which I glued.

must be nice, my pro ones are shot after about 2500 miles. Front tire currently has a tube patch on the inside.

trying to figure out what to try next

phrantic09 07-23-21 04:52 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153478)
So slamdancers like me need not apply? :(

I remember watching a video a few months ago from NorCal Racing (or whatever) and he talked about looking at the gap between average power and NP to get a good idea of how smoothly you're riding (smaller gap = smoother). Even on longer rides, I'm ******g horrible by that metric.

Mine is usually about a 30w difference but I attribute that to hills

LAJ 07-23-21 04:58 AM

On long endurance rides, you're doing it right if average and nominal is within a couple watts. Same-same is ideal. That means there was no slacking, and the pedals were always turning.

indyfabz 07-23-21 05:29 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22153654)
When you're a teen, and especially when you're high, everything is either much funnier or more profound than when you're older and sober.

Hence the popularity of Pink Floyd.

datlas 07-23-21 05:46 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22154149)
Hence the popularity of Pink Floyd.

Whenever I send my patients to the hospital/big healthcare system, I tell them to cue up Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine."

It is quite a dysfunctional machine and that's the best analogy I gots.

Trsnrtr 07-23-21 05:50 AM

Got my new Kickr yesterday. Sucker weighs 55# in the box. Being a spindly arm old man, I barely got it moved to the training area in basement.

DougRNS 07-23-21 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22154161)
Whenever I send my patients to the hospital/big healthcare system, I tell them to cue up Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine."

It is quite a dysfunctional machine and that's the best analogy I gots.

That is good but I think welcome to my nightmare is a better analogy.

rjones28 07-23-21 06:22 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22154119)
must be nice, my pro ones are shot after about 2500 miles. Front tire currently has a tube patch on the inside.

trying to figure out what to try next

I'm going to get Vittoria Corsa for the Allez next. 28mm. May have to go with tan sidewalls, if the black sidewalls don't become available soon.

rjones28 07-23-21 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22154164)
Got my new Kickr yesterday. Sucker weighs 55# in the box. Being a spindly arm old man, I barely got it moved to the training area in basement.

So, workout # 1 is complete.

datlas 07-23-21 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22154164)
Got my new Kickr yesterday. Sucker weighs 55# in the box. Being a spindly arm old man, I barely got it moved to the training area in basement.

Yeah between the flywheel and the frame, those newfangled smart trainers are quite heavy.

seedsbelize 07-23-21 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153158)
I like the Doors and have a Doors channel on Pandora.

There, I've said it.

I like the doors and don't do pandora. I have been thinking lately, that I should start listening to music again. John Prine is speaking to me

phrantic09 07-23-21 06:34 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22154202)
I'm going to get Vittoria Corsa for the Allez next. 28mm. May have to go with tan sidewalls, if the black sidewalls don't become available soon.

tubeless?

Velo Vol 07-23-21 06:39 AM

Do these Olympic games count?

seedsbelize 07-23-21 06:43 AM

For the first time in many years of flying internationally, I did not receive a note from homeland security in my checked bag(my bike).

Trsnrtr 07-23-21 06:43 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22154204)
Yeah between the flywheel and the frame, those newfangled smart trainers are quite heavy.

I still have my 2016 Kickr box and this new one weighs a little over 1# less. :D

My wife has already claimed the new one. :rolleyes:

rjones28 07-23-21 06:45 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22154215)
tubeless?

Nah. Sticking with tubes on the road bikes.

seedsbelize 07-23-21 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22153801)
Sad

Thought I'd give them a whirl. That blowout wouldn't have occurred had It had some sidewall protection. Some people love them. The other tire I could afford was ultrasport 3 and they have zero protection.
And, I'm riding hills here. A different animal. And I'm carrying a pannier and, sometimes, measurable weight.

Bah Humbug 07-23-21 06:52 AM

Y'all are #blessed that I have 8am meetings on Fridays. And getting back to running. Would be up ~30mpw if it weren't for those two factors.

Doesn't usually seem to matter though. :innocent:

LesterOfPuppets 07-23-21 07:00 AM

Wow, Bermuda had quite the outfits for the opening ceremonies.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6d3d649d.jpeg

Velo Vol 07-23-21 07:02 AM

Visual approximation of me emerging from the shower.


WhyFi 07-23-21 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22154102)
Are they pro 4s by chance? How is your flat per ride ratio on them? I had a set of the Endurance version but got multiple flats on several rides. I gave up on them. They showed a lot of promise ride wise.

No, these are tubeless, the Power Road TLRs. I've taken one big puncture, that needed a bacon strip plug, about 2.5k miles ago. Other than that, I haven't been slowed by a puncture.

LesterOfPuppets 07-23-21 07:03 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22154252)
Visual approximation of me emerging from the shower.

https://twitter.com/KrisReports/stat...54877802909697

There have been at least 3 countries with well oiled flag bearers so far...

phrantic09 07-23-21 07:03 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22154244)
Y'all are #blessed that I have 8am meetings on Fridays. And getting back to running. Would be up ~30mpw if it weren't for those two factors.

Doesn't usually seem to matter though. :innocent:

Rain has been trashing most of my mornings the past three weeks and with my daughters in summer track and travel softball, I can't get out at night anymore. It's really hurt my mileage (but I'd never get to 250 regardless).


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