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datlas 02-02-22 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22396838)
The only trails I know of that go to Mt Wilson are not paved. Angeles Crest highway is the road up from the Pasadena area. The other ways to get up there are longer.

How is cycling the Angeles Crest Highway??

phrantic09 02-02-22 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22396821)
If there is a stiff link you can usually see it as it goes through the derailleur if you pedal backwards.

Im guessing itís a stiff link or the chain is too long.

bampilot06 02-02-22 07:45 PM

Wife is doing a little better today. My family, and her family was at the house so she told me to do the group ride today. It was with 3 of the other members of the race team. All of them are super strong. Got to see some new routes which was nice.

Madone is still squeaking/ creaking. Iíve checked everything, I just donít get it. Not a huge deal but it is annoying, and a little upsetting on a new bike.

Not sure if itís the amount I have been riding lately or what, but I could not get comfortable on the bike today. I think my stem needs to be dropped a little bit, and I think I should have gone with a longer stem. The issue with dropping the stem is it has to be cut, I canít try it out and make a decision. Iíve done centuries before and I donít remember being this uncomfortable.

MoAlpha 02-02-22 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22396785)
hot

ikr?

bampilot06 02-02-22 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22396744)
Help!

When sprinting, the chain in the aspero feels like it skips off of the cassette totally and then thunks back in to place- Iím assuming itsís either A- the chain is too long or B cable tension- any other ideas?


dont sprint.











Next.

WhyFi 02-02-22 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22396633)

Fatty! :p

Is the front mesh? Like, can you see your bib straps through it? For whatever reason, I just can't do that, yet. Yeah, I can prance around in skin-tight clothing with glistening, freshly-shaven legs, but heaven forbid the top be semi-sheer. :foo:

big john 02-02-22 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22396844)
How is cycling the Angeles Crest Highway??

The road itself is great. The lower section from the bottom for 9 miles to the intersection of Angeles Forest Highway is where most of the traffic is but it depends on when you go. I don't mind climbing it if it's early and traffic is light but I'm not a fan of descending it when there is traffic. It can be a blast, the surface is good and the turns are fun but I don't like being around cars at speed.

The part after that intersection is much better and I have had many memorable rides up there going back to 1989. The early part of Covid saw a bunch of race car wannabe types on Saturdays.

DougRNS 02-02-22 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22396825)
Is it asking too much for people to try to keep up?

yes,TTKU.

MoAlpha 02-02-22 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22396882)
Fatty! :p

Is the front mesh? Like, can you see your bib straps through it? For whatever reason, I just can't do that, yet. Yeah, I can prance around in skin-tight clothing with glistening, freshly-shaven legs, but heaven forbid the top be semi-sheer. :foo:

Yeah, it’s kind of meshy. Doesn’t bother me, but I haven’t tried the bibs yet. Can you see my nips?

WhyFi 02-02-22 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22396816)
yes, but the tension feels like it lessens for a split second

Do your pedals spin when your walk your bike or when you spin the rear wheel in the stand?

WhyFi 02-02-22 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22396885)
Yeah, itís kind of meshy. Doesnít bother me, but I havenít tried the bibs yet. Can you see my nips?

No, but not for lack of trying. :lol:

phrantic09 02-02-22 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22396873)
dont sprint.











Next.

Climbing too


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22396888)
Do your pedals spin when your walk your bike or when you spin the rear wheel in the stand?

Iíll check- if they do/donít?

WhyFi 02-02-22 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22396891)
Iíll check- if they do/donít?

If they don't - good, but you'll have to keep looking for your problem.

If they do spin, I might know the problem.

bampilot06 02-02-22 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22396882)
Fatty! :p

Is the front mesh? Like, can you see your bib straps through it? For whatever reason, I just can't do that, yet. Yeah, I can prance around in skin-tight clothing with glistening, freshly-shaven legs, but heaven forbid the top be semi-sheer. :foo:


Nobody is perfect.

phrantic09 02-02-22 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22396894)
If they don't - good, but you'll have to keep looking for your problem.

If they do spin, I might know the problem.

they donít spin moving forward or walking it. Itís really strange because it feels fine 99 % of the time

bampilot06 02-02-22 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22396905)
they donít spin moving forward or walking it. Itís really strange because it feels fine 99 % of the time


did you ever fix the chain length?

phrantic09 02-02-22 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22396906)
did you ever fix the chain length?

The new chain was the correct length, it had 2 links overlap, which is whatís on the bike now, need to take out links on the other chain still

Velo Vol 02-02-22 08:27 PM

When is it worth/not worth pointing out errors in medical records?

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MoAlpha 02-02-22 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22396754)
Elevation gain on the water would worry me. Unless you're sailing up a river.

Surface altimetry is one of the ways they track ocean currents from satellites. The Gulf Stream surface, for example, sits a few feet higher than the surrounding water. Water is also higher under a low pressure system.

WhyFi 02-02-22 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22396905)
they donít spin moving forward or walking it. Itís really strange because it feels fine 99 % of the time

Well, that's good... but it only eliminates one potential problem.

I really can't see chain length being a problem - the chain is only two links too long and, being a gravel bike, I would assume that the RD has plenty of chain wrap capacity. Just in case, what's the largest cog on the cassette?

Double-check that the quicklink is fully seated, but I doubt that's the issue... if it wasn't seated, it would probably just pop instead of skipping. Ditto with stiff link - you just waxed that chain, right? They might be a little stiff for the first few minutes of pedaling, but literally only a few minutes.

Are you sure that the indexing doesn't need a little tuning? Is it noisy when pedaling in the stand in some gears? Hell, do any of the cogs wiggle?

phrantic09 02-02-22 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22396915)
Well, that's good... but it only eliminates one potential problem.

I really can't see chain length being a problem - the chain is only two links too long and, being a gravel bike, I would assume that the RD has plenty of chain wrap capacity. Just in case, what's the largest cog on the cassette?

Double-check that the quicklink is fully seated, but I doubt that's the issue... if it wasn't seated, it would probably just pop instead of skipping. Ditto with stiff link - you just waxed that chain, right? They might be a little stiff for the first few minutes of pedaling, but literally only a few minutes.

Are you sure that the indexing doesn't need a little tuning? Is it noisy when pedaling in the stand in some gears? Hell, do any of the cogs wiggle?

indexing makes sense since the bike is new, Iíll check the cogs too- itís noisier than I expected in the stand

LAJ 02-02-22 08:42 PM

When I'm in doubt, I do a crash recovery reset on the system, then index it.

big john 02-02-22 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22396844)
How is cycling the Angeles Crest Highway??

A few from Angeles Crest beyond Mt Wilson.
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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2e1ddb4fa7.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b469bb2578.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1456063af9.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...443021a13b.jpg

genejockey 02-02-22 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22396916)
indexing makes sense since the bike is new, I’ll check the cogs too- it’s noisier than I expected in the stand

Does it get quieter if you back the tension off about half a turn of the barrel adjuster? Noisy plus junping chain says 'too much tension' to me,

rjones28 02-02-22 09:42 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22396203)
Snow blowing achievement earned. Neighbors all agree that we've received a foot minimum so far.

I'll probably "level up" late afternoon and again in the morning. :rolleyes:

It was 50F in the Big Apple today

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