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LesterOfPuppets 08-24-22 02:36 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22621498)
Not only does it have Cannondale's "Lefty" one-legged fork, but it also appears to have "Lefty" chain- and seatstays.

Speaking of Leftys, check out this fork

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...tw&oe=630AF309

bampilot06 08-24-22 02:44 AM

What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?

Bah Humbug 08-24-22 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22621541)
What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?

Aero, obvs. Also, "is", since they still use it.

I hope the sarcasm is obvs too.

Bah Humbug 08-24-22 03:35 AM

Nearly fell into a trap.

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datlas 08-24-22 04:53 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22621559)
Nearly fell into a trap.

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Admiral Akbar says so.

4/6 here too.

My mobile view looks different from usual. Using ďfullĒ not mobile version on my iPhone. :foo:

Bah Humbug 08-24-22 05:05 AM

And brutal nightmares last night. Had a bunch of work stress, but the kind that's happened before without going this bad. Worse than Shyamalan by far. I don't even know what director to compare. My soul feels dirty.

Trsnrtr 08-24-22 05:29 AM

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seedsbelize2 08-24-22 05:33 AM

After experimenting with various blends, I'm back on pure cafe robusta this morning. Arabica raises mucus in my sinuses and robusta doesn't, so I can breathe freely. It has the added bonus of higher caffeine. It has not, however, helped me with Wordle. I'm going to let that marinate for awhile.

Bah Humbug 08-24-22 05:37 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22621603)
After experimenting with various blends, I'm back on pure cafe robusta this morning. Arabica raises mucus in my sinuses and robusta doesn't, so I can breathe freely. It has the added bonus of higher caffeine. It has not, however, helped me with Wordle. I'm going to let that marinate for awhile.

Interesting. Where do you get robusta? I think I can only get it as the stuff that doesn't say 100% arabica, which is to say junk like Folger's.

seedsbelize2 08-24-22 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22621538)
Hmm, stoker crankarms are both on the drive side. cue Twilight Zone theme.

I once hurriedly assembled a bike with the crank arms mirroring each other. It was a quick fix.

seedsbelize2 08-24-22 05:44 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22621606)
Interesting. Where do you get robusta? I think I can only get it as the stuff that doesn't say 100% arabica, which is to say junk like Folger's.

Only online. It comes from the Veracruz lowlands. But it is probably available from other parts of the world as well. It's not easy to find. I started drinking instant for exactly that reason, when we first moved from Belize and I couldn't find any. I was drinking locally grown robusta there.

rjones28 08-24-22 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22621541)
What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?

It's a mystery.

big john 08-24-22 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22621541)
What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?

Mostly to save weight. Cannondale was always trying different things when they were family owned and would do a lot of in house stuff instead of sourcing from a known supplier.
To make it work they used needle bearings and large diameter tubes and a double triple clamp, which would actually be a double double clamp.
It wasn't made for downhill or long travel bikes and in my opinion was more of a gimmick than anything else. It did work, though. I demoed one for a weekend. It's weird to look at but once riding you don't notice it at all. It seemed to work fine for what I did that weekend. No way could it ever be as burly as a Fox 36, for example.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3df14d5262.jpg

big john 08-24-22 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22621540)
Speaking of Leftys, check out this fork

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...tw&oe=630AF309

Weird. Instead of going with double triple clamp they just added half of one.

genejockey 08-24-22 09:22 AM

I'll take it.
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abshipp 08-24-22 09:23 AM

Planned on about 55 miles this morning but about 30 minutes in to the ride I just wanted to be back home.

Still wanted to get a decent workout so I was thinking I would do a nice easy spin up Paris Mountain. A few minutes in I found myself about 10 seconds up on my fastest time. A few minutes later I was up about 30 seconds. 10 minutes in I was up over a minute. Somehow I ended up finding 1'22" by the end. Previous PR was 16'26", today I ended up at 15'04"!

:bday:

Makes me wish I would have pushed a bit harder at the beginning, maybe I would have ended up in the 14's.

abshipp 08-24-22 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22618808)
Every time I see a Latex Tube thread, I have the urge to post the classic Seinfeld clip about Vandelay Industries and Jerry telling George (in his awkward pose) "And you want to be my latex salesman!"

Must reist....must resist!
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...02a4bfdec1.gif

I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks ago. I haven't noticed a huge difference aside from them losing air at a very rapid pace, which doesn't bother me much at all since I check air pressure before every ride.

Mojo31 08-24-22 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22621842)
I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks ago. I haven't noticed a huge difference aside from them losing air at a very rapid pace, which doesn't bother me much at all since I check air pressure before every ride.

Ribbed, dimpled or smooth?

What do the yutes do these days?

abshipp 08-24-22 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22621864)
Ribbed, dimpled or smooth?

What do the yutes do these days?

Itís a road bike, so smooth - obviously.

Should I match my tube texture to the tire tread? Maybe I should ask the greater 41?

mschwett 08-24-22 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22621832)
I'll take it.
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iím in a bit of a rut

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Öalso pulled a staple out of a front tire this AM. felt pretty deep, no little bubble of sealant but now iím worried that my post-tube flat free run is going to come to an end. :cry:

Mojo31 08-24-22 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22621881)
Itís a road bike, so smooth - obviously.

Should I match my tube texture to the tire tread? Maybe I should ask the greater 41?

Prolly a good idea.

Interested in Larry's opinion.

Bah Humbug 08-24-22 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22621842)
I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks ago. I haven't noticed a huge difference aside from them losing air at a very rapid pace, which doesn't bother me much at all since I check air pressure before every ride.

Given the number of times I've finished rides to pull wire or staples out of my latex tubes that then deflated, I don't care how much faster they are.

datlas 08-24-22 10:51 AM

Good ride today.

SaPAOTD, possibly:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cc0addef0.jpeg

bampilot06 08-24-22 11:12 AM

Stupid question of the day, well 2 stupid questions of the day.

Question number 1. If I were to buy a 105 R7000 rear derailer, cassette, and shifters, could I get buy with the triple upfront for a little while? I wouldnít be able to use all three chain rings obviously, But if I could only use the outer and the middle that would work. Reason I ask, I need 175 cranks arms and it seems the 105 group sets are always out of stock. I can do piece meal but the price is more than I want to spend at once time.

Question number 2. How do I know if my rear chain stay is wide enough to take an 11 speed wheel? The ritchey was built in 2001. I donít want to order wheels and then they donít fit.

datlas 08-24-22 11:17 AM

2 is easy. No problem. They went from 126 to 130mm rear spread in the early 90’s.

1 depends, do you have a triple crank?? I suspect triple shifter may not have proper cable pull to work with a double crank….

genejockey 08-24-22 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22621991)
2 is easy. No problem. They went from 126 to 130mm rear spread in the early 90ís.

1 depends, do you have a triple crank?? I suspect triple shifter may not have proper cable pull to work with a double crankÖ.

I think this may be right. Since Shimano went to the much-more-complicated FDs, I think the cable pull for each of the 4 stops might be only suited to a very specific spacing.

It used to be Shimano's STIs seems to have a non-detented trim feature, so that you could push it just a little bit when in the small ring to allow the cage to clear the chain in smaller cogs, without there being a "click". My old 7401s had it, and I'm pretty sure the 7800s I'm running on the Ritchey (with a 7400 FD) work the same.

genejockey 08-24-22 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22621932)
Given the number of times I've finished rides to pull wire or staples out of my latex tubes that then deflated, I don't care how much faster they are.

I've thought about latex tubes, but I'd have to decide which bikes get 'em, and if I flat, it'll be right back to butyl.

Choosing tires is already a problem. I'm running GP5000s on my 2 favorite Sunday Ride bikes, the Litespeed and the Canyon. Plain GPs on the Battaglin and Ritchey. Vittoria Corsas on the Bianchi, and an assortment of cheaper tires on the C&V bikes.

bampilot06 08-24-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22621991)
2 is easy. No problem. They went from 126 to 130mm rear spread in the early 90ís.

1 depends, do you have a triple crank?? I suspect triple shifter may not have proper cable pull to work with a double crankÖ.


It is a triple, but the derailer seems to be really wide compared to my 105, my thought process, could be rigged to only work the two chain rings with the different cable pull? In my mind I think it would work, but I donít know much. I mean I could just set it up and only use the big ring?

mvnsnd 08-24-22 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22621989)
Stupid question of the day, well 2 stupid questions of the day.

Question number 1. If I were to buy a 105 R7000 rear derailer, cassette, and shifters, could I get buy with the triple upfront for a little while? I wouldnít be able to use all three chain rings obviously, But if I could only use the outer and the middle that would work. Reason I ask, I need 175 cranks arms and it seems the 105 group sets are always out of stock. I can do piece meal but the price is more than I want to spend at once time.

Question number 2. How do I know if my rear chain stay is wide enough to take an 11 speed wheel? The ritchey was built in 2001. I donít want to order wheels and then they donít fit.



Rim Brake: https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-118524.html

Disk Brake: https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-119887.html

Granted the cranksets are 52/36, but just go with the a 32 or 34 tooth cassette. That would be the same as a 50-34 and 30 tooth cassette

10 and 11 speeds take are the same width, just a spacer on the wheel if the hub can take either.

bampilot06 08-24-22 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 22622008)
Rim Brake: https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-118524.html

Disk Brake: https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-119887.html

Granted the cranksets are 52/36, but just go with the a 32 or 34 tooth cassette. That would be the same as a 50-34 and 30 tooth cassette

10 and 11 speeds take are the same width, just a spacer on the wheel if the hub can take either.

Ive been checking merlin, the 175 crank arms are always out of stock for the rim brake.


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