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datlas 07-31-22 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22593304)
They break where they flex on the radius of the part that rotates inside the shifter. You wouldn't want to solder or try to stiffen the wire there. It's a tight fit, I doubt you could get any kind of liner in there.

Breaking there is a normal effect of the design. It seems that datlas is experiencing a higher than normal failure rate.

Correct. It's not clear that reducing the friction in the system downstream from the shifter would improve cable life, but that's possible.

datlas 07-31-22 09:22 AM

We had a fantastic "recovery" ride today. I know it's not really a recovery ride, but moderate pace, think Z2/3 for most of us. It's a fun social ride and ideal for those who rode hard on Saturday.

We also lucked out on the weekend weather, although a bit warm the humidity is low so the body's natural cooling system (sweat) actually works!

LesterOfPuppets 07-31-22 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593643)
Once you go elastic, you never go... static?

Whatever, they can't all be winners.

My MTB shoes came with these. Better than regular laces but I still like BOA better.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...123f5ecba2.jpg

Bah Humbug 07-31-22 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593568)
7:40am; time to see if I can replicate Friday's run.

Same route but a little slower. More critically, higher HR, lower cadence. However, it was also hotter and sunnier. Tomorrow a shorter one and then see if I can go three in a row.

Mojo31 07-31-22 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22593644)
Correct. It's not clear that reducing the friction in the system downstream from the shifter would improve cable life, but that's possible.

Friction anywhere is going to create stress at a bend point. Wire always breaks at a bend point. Itís very unlikely to break in the middle of a straight run unless you simply exceed its breaking point.

Mojo31 07-31-22 09:42 AM

My wife clicked the “buy” button for my big 65 birthday present. It’ll be interesting to see if she makes me wait two months to play with it.

Bah Humbug 07-31-22 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22593648)
My MTB shoes came with these. Better than regular laces but I still like BOA better.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...123f5ecba2.jpg

There are a few trail running shoes like that too - Salomon, I think. Nothing for road though.

I like boas for cycling shoes, yes. Going to get some Lake MX177s for the trainer so the pedals can be backups for AG. Then there are the Nike Kukinis that I drooled over in HS but was too heavy for, and now are hardly ever available in the US:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1d468b8eaa.png

DougRNS 07-31-22 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22593545)
I need me some of these, should be great working with my chronically bad back.

You can get a dozen of these from Lord Bezos for 3 bucks and stick it to the man at big tri.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ec86a8f05.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bb24fd421.jpg

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Bah Humbug 07-31-22 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593674)
My wife clicked the ďbuyĒ button for my big 65 birthday present. Itíll be interesting to see if she makes me wait two months to play with it.

Do we know what it is?

indyfabz 07-31-22 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593674)
Itíll be interesting to see if she makes me wait two months to play with it.

Are you not the master of your own domain?

indyfabz 07-31-22 11:33 AM

30 miles. Mostly flat. Iíve really let myself go. :cry:

Mojo31 07-31-22 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593775)
Do we know what it is?

I do. Bike related, and Iím excited.

Mojo31 07-31-22 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22593793)
Are you not the master of your own domain?

I live in the domain of my master.

Trsnrtr 07-31-22 11:57 AM

When my wife and I are riding tandem a lot, we rarely talk and seem to be able to read each otherís minds, like when to push or when to sprint or when to coast. We donít ride enough anymore to seem to be able to reach that symbiotic relationship. Because we are having some organized tandem rides this summer, weíve been trying to get a ride in weekly over varied terrain.

Yesterday, we were supposed to do a 50-60 miler with 9 other tandems but I woke up sick so we got a late start and only rode 36 miles. Today, we found tandem nirvana. Smooth as silk with little communication except telepathically. Effortlessly pedaling over rollers and did two sprints against other tandems at 37 and 36 mph respectively. Got 50 great miles in on a gorgeous Indiana day in Amish country. Even dodging road apples was great. :thumb:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58cd80f68.jpeg

DougRNS 07-31-22 12:00 PM

RIP Bill Russell
88 years old.

DougRNS 07-31-22 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22593822)
When my wife and I are riding tandem a lot, we rarely talk and seem to be able to read each otherís minds, like when to push or when to sprint or when to coast. We donít ride enough anymore to seem to be able to reach that symbiotic relationship. Because we are having some organized tandem rides this summer, weíve been trying to get a ride in weekly over varied terrain.

Yesterday, we were supposed to do a 50-60 miler with 9 other tandems but I woke up sick so we got a late start and only rode 36 miles. Today, we found tandem nirvana. Smooth as silk with little communication except telepathically. Effortlessly pedaling over rollers and did two sprints against other tandems at 37 and 36 mph respectively. Got 50 great miles in on a gorgeous Indiana day in Amish country. Even dodging road apples was great. :thumb:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58cd80f68.jpeg

BITD my kid brother and I were like that. Good times.

bampilot06 07-31-22 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593674)
My wife clicked the ďbuyĒ button for my big 65 birthday present. Itíll be interesting to see if she makes me wait two months to play with it.


emonda project one!????

datlas 07-31-22 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593808)
I do. Bike related, and Iím excited.

Well....? Are you gonna spill the beans, or is this twenty questions??

datlas 07-31-22 12:51 PM

I was talking about my broken cable curse on today's ride, and one my my friends told me I should just get what he has.

He has a bike with SRAM eTap, and yes it is caliper brake supported. I suppose I could do this, but it seems effing stupid to pay three thousand dollars and get a bunch of battery headaches to solve my fairly simple problem.

:notamused: again

bampilot06 07-31-22 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22593872)
I was talking about my broken cable curse on today's ride, and one my my friends told me I should just get what he has.

He has a bike with SRAM eTap, and yes it is caliper brake supported. I suppose I could do this, but it seems effing stupid to pay three thousand dollars and get a bunch of battery headaches to solve my fairly simple problem.

:notamused: again


I never have a cable problem on any of my three bikes.

Mojo31 07-31-22 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22593846)
emonda project one!????

No, Iím not worth that much to her.

Ultegra Di2 system. 😁

bampilot06 07-31-22 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593878)
No, Iím not worth that much to her.

Ultegra Di2 system. 😁


Soooo about that current systemÖÖÖÖ

Mojo31 07-31-22 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22593877)
I never have a cable problem on any of my three bikes.

Never will on the Madone, right?

BillyD 07-31-22 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22593739)
You can get a dozen of these from Lord Bezos for 3 bucks and stick it to the man at big tri.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ec86a8f05.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bb24fd421.jpg

But I would still have to bend over, albeit more briefer than tying requires.

seedsbelize2 07-31-22 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22593544)
No wonder I didnít win the MegaMillions. Canít pick the right letters/numbers.

Wordle 407 6/6

⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨
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🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
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I also should have had it in two.


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