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noodle soup 07-16-20 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21591055)
Same, assuming we're talking the TLE version.


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21591072)
28mm TLE version here. On 23mm internal width rims they measure 30.5mm after a few weeks of use.

TLE is an accurate name. Mine went on without levers, and inflated with a floor pump.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21591073)
40k tt this Saturday. It'll be 97, no shade, and that'll be a long 55-60 minutes without water. I am trying 5000's with latex, and I hope they work.

Iím curious to hear how you do! Youíll be running a fresh pair of tires, correct?

LAJ 07-16-20 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21591094)
Iím curious to hear how you do! Youíll be running a fresh pair of tires, correct?

Thanks! I have about 20 miles on them to make sure nothing blows up.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21591082)
TLE is an accurate name. Mine went on without levers, and inflated with a floor pump.

Hmm, maybe Iíll give them a shot one of these days.

Velo Vol 07-16-20 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21591073)
40k tt this Saturday. It'll be 97, no shade, and that'll be a long 55-60 minutes without water.

Pre-hydration, FTW.

BillyD 07-16-20 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21590957)
...but I wouldn't want to be caught riding with that n00b, either. :innocent:

You definitely couldnít let him pass you, how could you live with that?

Velo Vol 07-16-20 03:33 PM

95F on the lawn today.

I was thinking how in winter we have five straight days of clouds (how does water even evaporate when it's 40F?).

But when Velo Vol is mowing in July, the sun goes into cook mode and we don't have a cloud to cover it for hours.

I don't get it.

seedsbelize 07-16-20 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21590773)
Unless you're just low speed cruising a boot should be a temporary thing. The tire is compromised.

Low speed cruising is all I do anymore. On flat ground.

seedsbelize 07-16-20 03:35 PM

96į \72% This is part of the reason I was struggling with the weed eater. I'll post some pics of the tame part of the lawn, to demonstrate the rest.

BillyD 07-16-20 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21591019)
Think Dak is on the Cousins plan.

You take that back. :mad:

MoAlpha 07-16-20 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21591039)
So how hot do you you get these? They got red hot in short order with a propane torch. They smoked a lot and then caught on fire :twitchy:

(I do have a spare set if I just ruined these)

I hold them in the flame of an NG stove for 20 seconds or so. I think they have glowed and flamed a bit, but a propane torch is a lot hotter! I will certainly buy you a set if I'm responsible for destroying them, but I bet they're okay.

BillyD 07-16-20 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21591039)
So how hot do you you get these? They got red hot in short order with a propane torch. They smoked a lot and then caught on fire :twitchy:

(I do have a spare set if I just ruined these)

Did you have a marshmallow on hand?

seedsbelize 07-16-20 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590886)
The Park Tool boot (TB-2) has an adhesive that keeps it in place.

I have a Park boot that came with the new bike I bought in '96. Do you think it would still be good? The hole is miniscule at the moment. Right at the fringe of the tread. A boot would be better than a cold patch mounted inside? Maybe both. It was nice that I didn't even have to remove the tube in order to patch it.

datlas 07-16-20 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21591041)
Stop it. Let me run away with the week.

I am on track for a 200 mile week. You can surely top that if you are a serious cyclist.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21591128)
You take that back. :mad:

Similar owner mentality, and the financials of the franchise tag for QBs pretty much guarantee that if they get to the tag because the team owner doesnít want to pay enough, the tag money guarantees it wonít happen.

abshipp 07-16-20 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21591132)
I hold them in the flame of an NG stove for 20 seconds or so. I think they have glowed and flamed a bit, but a propane torch is a lot hotter! I will certainly buy you a set if I'm responsible for destroying them, but I bet they're okay.

Woohoo!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27c1a9b186.jpg

(I think they're fine, too. We'll see if they spontaneously delaminate out riding)
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Preliminary ride on the rear pads showed greatly increased stopping power and no noise :thumb:

seedsbelize 07-16-20 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21590902)
There is a relatively newer cyclist who has started riding with my little inner circle the past year or so.

He is a nice guy but he really prefers a Camelbak to water bottles.

I am trying not to be a snobby cyclist, but I still cringe a bit when he shows up with it. I have not directly said anything to him other than "doesn't that thing get hot during a long ride?"

Should I continue to bite my tongue? Or tell him he cannot be a serious road cyclist until he switches to bidons? Better yet, maybe I should post my question in the 41 with a poll??

Maybe he's a " both hands on the bars at all times" guy. Those folks call downtube shifters 'suicide levers', because one hand has to leave the bars.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21591136)
I have a Park boot that came with the new bike I bought in '96. Do you think it would still be good? The hole is miniscule at the moment. Right at the fringe of the tread. A boot would be better than a cold patch mounted inside? Maybe both. It was nice that I didn't even have to remove the tube in order to patch it.

Good lord man, in Ď96 I was barely in high school.

big john 07-16-20 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21590874)
I just ordered a pair of XT 4 piston brakes from Merlin Cycles https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano...et-179622.html to upgrade from the stock Shimano m520/m500 set. $280 is a great price.

Both for $280? That sounds way cheap.

seedsbelize 07-16-20 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21591121)
95F on the lawn today.

Year with no Summer

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21591098)
Thanks! I have about 20 miles on them to make sure nothing blows up.

Yeah thatís fresh enough; inspect them though. Fresh tires have always treated me well on race day.

datlas 07-16-20 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21591142)
Woohoo!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27c1a9b186.jpg

(I think they're fine, too. We'll see if they spontaneously delaminate out riding)
​​​​
Preliminary ride on the rear pads showed greatly increased stopping power and no noise :thumb:

hot

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-20 04:00 PM

Velo Vol , looks like you might be getting a LeMond facility for a neighbor soon:


A Tennessee news site reported Wednesday that LeMond is moving its bike business and its carbon fiber business from Oak Ridge to West Knoxville.

big john 07-16-20 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21590902)
There is a relatively newer cyclist who has started riding with my little inner circle the past year or so.

He is a nice guy but he really prefers a Camelbak to water bottles.

I am trying not to be a snobby cyclist, but I still cringe a bit when he shows up with it. I have not directly said anything to him other than "doesn't that thing get hot during a long ride?"

Should I continue to bite my tongue? Or tell him he cannot be a serious road cyclist until he switches to bidons? Better yet, maybe I should post my question in the 41 with a poll??

I accepted my fredliness years ago so I wore one to the group ride Saturday. I was the only one and I don't really know them, but it was hot and I didn't know if or when there would be water stops and I need a lot of water. One of the guys was chiding me on a climb about having seen me climb better before. I told him the Camelbak was slowing me down.

When I ride with my regular club I never use it because I know there are water stops. With a lot of solo riding this year and water sources turned off and wanting to avoid stores, especially when alone, I started using it on hot rides. With 2 big bottles and a 2 liter Camelbak I can carry about a gallon. I tried an extra bottle in the jersey and 2 bottles in a handlebar bag but the Camelbak seems to work best for me.

kissTheApex 07-16-20 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590321)
Didnít get it, FML

oh shucks! :(


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