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WhyFi 07-21-20 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21599106)
Hey, WhyFi. Is any special toolage required to put the cranks on that thing?

A special tool is needed to attach the spider to the cranks, but I'd be surprised if it came without already being installed. I bought mine as separate line items and didn't add the assembly fee, but they still put it together for me. You shouldn't need more than a set of Allen wrenches for the chainrings and left arm.

LAJ 07-21-20 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21599106)
Hey, WhyFi. Is any special toolage required to put the cranks on that thing?

Cranks?

https://www.ridesrm.com/x-power

MoAlpha 07-21-20 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21599131)
A special tool is needed to attach the spider to the cranks, but I'd be surprised if it came without already being installed. I bought mine as separate line items and didn't add the assembly fee, but they still put it together for me. You shouldn't need more than a set of Allen wrenches for the chainrings and left arm.

They want 29 bucks to put something together and the tool is 60. I emailed them for more info. I would hate to order it unassembled and then have to wait for a stupid tool.

Bah Humbug 07-21-20 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21599010)
Also:

Nerd!

I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that itís not that close.

MoAlpha 07-21-20 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21599149)

We're talking Power2max.

MoAlpha 07-21-20 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21599155)
I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that itís not that close.

I sort of doubt that.

LAJ 07-21-20 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21599156)
We're talking Power2max.

I know exactly what you're talking about. I figured you're into SPD, so there's some SPD action from SRM.

WhyFi 07-21-20 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21599151)
They want 29 bucks to put something together and the tool is 60. I emailed them for more info. I would hate to order it unassembled and then have to wait for a stupid tool.

Yeah, same as when I ordered. I never asked - just rolled the dice and they took care of it. I'd be surprised if they didn't take care of you. In subsequent emails, I inquired about chainrings and was offered the bundle discount price on them, etc.

WhyFi 07-21-20 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21599155)
I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that itís not that close.

Everybody nerdy. Now you nerdy, too.

Everybody here seems to have their area of, uh, particular interest.

rjones28 07-21-20 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21599015)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d030ae7dc9.jpg
My friend wanted a pic of this cactus with her bike to show how big it is. Hard to tell but it is at least 8 feet tall.

That picture makes me cringe.

MoAlpha 07-21-20 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21599171)
Yeah, same as when I ordered. I never asked - just rolled the dice and they took care of it. I'd be surprised if they didn't take care of you. In subsequent emails, I inquired about chainrings and was offered the bundle discount price on them, etc.

Apparently Rotor is no longer using that lock ring, so no special tools.

kissTheApex 07-21-20 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21598774)
The house is incredible, nicer inside than I even expected. The husband, wife and I talked for about 40 minutes about the house and come to an agreement on sale price verbally. My agent is getting them the contract this morning and all we have left after that are attorney approvals and we should be closed by mid-August.

Woohoo! Nice turn of events.

Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21598781)
My wife forbids me to get a MTB because thereís a high degree of likelihood Iíll kill myself on one.

Itís too bad because we have a great trail system that you can ride to from any house in this neighborhood.

A new gravel bike to ride responsibly??


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21598821)
Coffee. :)

Oh Iíve had mine at 5:50-ish this morning and it was a beautiful moment.

i must be getting notorious at work though, even my boss steps out of the way when he sees me walking with an empty cup in my hand.

kissTheApex 07-21-20 10:41 AM

Alarm cat #2 is getting ready for her next shift :notamused:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f9cd3f83.jpeg

Bah Humbug 07-21-20 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21599309)
Alarm cat #2 is getting ready for her next shift :notamused:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f9cd3f83.jpeg

Must be hard work getting you out of bed.

bampilot06 07-21-20 10:54 AM

Just got the rest of the week off, right on time to catch a flight home. :bday:


Fun fact, first flight this morning it was 37 degree in the cockpit. It cooled off to a nice 30 degrees by the time we touched down. This is celsius.

MoAlpha 07-21-20 10:55 AM

Pulled the trigger with 5-bolt 110, the ALDHU crank upgrade, and 3-day shipping. Woohoo!

WhyFi 07-21-20 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21599335)
Pulled the trigger with 5-bolt 110, the ALDHU crank upgrade, and 3-day shipping. Woohoo!

:bday:

Even as a toy, PMs are fun to have, but knowing the work that you put in and will put in, it's good to see you take the step.

MoAlpha 07-21-20 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21599330)
Just got the rest of the week off, right on time to catch a flight home. :bday:


Fun fact, first flight this morning it was 37 degree in the cockpit. It cooled off to a nice 30 degrees by the time we touched down. This is celsius.

Great about the time off! Got a fan at least?

WhyFi 07-21-20 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21599346)
Great about the time off! Got a fan at least?

Just crack the window a little.

Bah Humbug 07-21-20 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21599342)
:bday:

Even as a toy, PMs are fun to have, but knowing the work that you put in and will put in, it's good to see you take the step.

You asked about when I felt the Varia was a necessity - the PM is too. Even if Iím not doing a ďworkoutĒ I do want to track things like load and how I did with pacing and so on. Riding without one would be like riding without a Garmin.

bampilot06 07-21-20 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21599346)
Great about the time off! Got a fan at least?


Negative. We didnít get to the plane til after 10 am. It was already 90 degrees outside, and the plane was closed up with no airflow. Usually an ac cart will be hooked up, but they didnít have one, and on the ground the ac packs fed by the engines just arnt as strong enough, and the cabin gets priority. Some planes work better than others. This was one of the others.

seedsbelize 07-21-20 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21599008)

Fixed, sort of

MoAlpha 07-21-20 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21599342)
:bday:

Even as a toy, PMs are fun to have, but knowing the work that you put in and will put in, it's good to see you take the step.

Thanks!

Speaking of nerds, my entire professional life is devoted to measuring human physiological and behavioral responses to things, so the chance of my not taking this step was essentially zero.

phrantic09 07-21-20 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21599155)
I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that itís not that close.

I think I could give you a run for your money.

Bah Humbug 07-21-20 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21599384)
I think I could give you a run for your money.

I'm the one who spent his last birthday investigating whether there was a relation between the proto-Indo-European word for "dog" and the Chinese one. That was because I had been digging through PIE word roots and noticed the similarity, and wound up reading a paper about the etymology of "dog" and the evolved nature of dog-related origin myths between West and East. That was how I got freaky on my birthday while AG was overseas for work (seems like an age ago, but was really nine months exactly). But I'm sure y'all are nerdy too. :innocent:


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