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Eric F 01-14-22 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22373887)
How confident are you in quick links? I've never used them on road bikes except for emergency repairs. I'm also neglectful of drivetrain maintenance, except for lubing the chain, and tend to let everything get trashed before I replace anything. Plus, I break things, but usually not chains.

I ask because I need to shorten the chain on my Campagnolo equipped bike. I bought a used crankset in September and the shop installed it for me along with a new chain I had and it has shifted like crap and dropped the chain ever since. I just realized the chain is too long when trying to diagnose the bad performance. I don't have a Campagnolo chain tool or an extra pin and was thinking of just using a quick link to shorten it.

Is there a specific quick link for Campagnolo chains? Anyone know if I can put my old 10 speed rings on an 11 speed Chorus crankset? The bcd is the same and they look similar. Instead of spending $100 for a big ring I thought I would try the old one from the cracked crankset and see how it works before dropping more dough into the thing.

I'm using a KMC Missing Link on my 11s Campy drivetrain. Zero issues. This one (KMC #CL555)...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/224206594615

Mojo31 01-14-22 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22373925)
So Iíve heard about the bike supply shortage, car supply shortage, housing shortage, but no one is talking about the candy shortage. I canít find gobstoppers anywhere.

I did the shopping the other night since the spouse is sick, and the store was completely out of Ghirardelli 72% dark chocolate. That's the only one she will eat. Prolly the biggest crises I've faced in our 27 years together.

Mojo31 01-14-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22373936)

Those are aliens.

rjones28 01-14-22 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22373906)
It pains me deeply to reveal this, but I agree with . . . . . . . gasp . . . . . . . Vol, on the gravel issue. Dirt (gravel) roads just aren't proper, in fact they're crude. What proper, sophisticated roadie wants to get muddy while cycling?

As usual, I blame Big Bicycle.

And you consumer guys. :roflmao2:

Sad.

What about plank roads?

genejockey 01-14-22 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22373984)
I did the shopping the other night since the spouse is sick, and the store was completely out of Ghirardelli 72% dark chocolate. That's the only one she will eat. Prolly the biggest crises I've faced in our 27 years together.

Mrs. GeneJockey keeps asking for higher and higher percentages as her tolerance for the bitterness grows and she just gobbles it down. It used to be 72% was high enough, but now she's going for the hard stuff - 85%.

genejockey 01-14-22 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22373989)
What about plank roads?

What, are you a shill for Big Splinter?

rjones28 01-14-22 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373957)
They didn't have a choice.

There is always a choice.

Mojo31 01-14-22 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22373990)
Mrs. GeneJockey keeps asking for higher and higher percentages as her tolerance for the bitterness grows and she just gobbles it down. It used to be 72% was high enough, but now she's going for the hard stuff - 85%.

I like the 85% and 92%, but my favorite is the one with the peppermint filling.

Last time we were in SF, you should have seen us pigging out at the Ghirardelli place by the bay.

BillyD 01-14-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22373909)
You put much stock in happiness surveys?

Yes. A trusted friend of mine provided peer review.

rjones28 01-14-22 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22373992)
What, are you a shill for Big Splinter?

Wooden roads were killed off by Big Asphalt.

Maybe.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a9e7d79d89.png

bampilot06 01-14-22 12:55 PM

Just dropped the Madone off. Mechanic thinks the squeaky creaky noise might be a bigger problem than just me seat.

I hope not.

genejockey 01-14-22 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22374005)
Just dropped the Madone off. Mechanic thinks the squeaky creaky noise might be a bigger problem than just me seat.

I hope not.

:twitchy:

BillyD 01-14-22 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22373936)


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22373947)
Also worth noting that paving of most roads is a newer phenomenon than bicycling. Those guys who rode the TdF < 100 years ago - were they NOT roadies?

I play softball, a gentlemanís game like golf. When it rains we stop play, cover the field, and go inside to hoist a couple beers.

Mojo31 01-14-22 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22374015)
I play softball, a gentlemanís game like golf. When it rains we stop play, cover the field, and go inside to hoist a couple beers.

As it should be.

LesterOfPuppets 01-14-22 01:02 PM

Crabon hardtail 26er riding is the only proper cycling. It was a perfect day in the desert. A little overcast at first, even felt a raindrop as I was loading up minivan #1, then sun started shining on me for the last 20 minutes of the ride.

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net...-2048x1536.jpg

Mojo31 01-14-22 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22374005)
Just dropped the Madone off. Mechanic thinks the squeaky creaky noise might be a bigger problem than just me seat.

I hope not.

Good thing you caught it before it asploded.

rjones28 01-14-22 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22374015)
I play softball, a gentlemanís game like golf. When it rains we stop play, cover the field, and go inside to hoist a couple beers.

Oh?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0d41afd5da.png

LesterOfPuppets 01-14-22 01:06 PM

Looks like I broke a brake cable zip tie there.

I should go dig in the garage for a replacement.

Eric F 01-14-22 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22374015)
I play softball, a gentlemanís game like golf. When it rains we stop play, cover the field, and go inside to hoist a couple beers.

I hesitate to ride my road bike when the streets are wet, and I won't ride in the ran, but I'm soft AF when it comes to weather. I admire tough guys/gals. however.

genejockey 01-14-22 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22374023)

"I'd keep playing. I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for a while yet."
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2112a9e5d.jpeg

datlas 01-14-22 01:09 PM

So on a recent group ride, one of my co-riders mentioned that he thinks I need to move my saddle back.

I don't necessarily agree, as it's set up for KOPS, more-or-less.

However, he may have a point. I notice that most other cyclists ride with the edge of their butt more-or-less even with the back of their saddle. For whatever reason, I am more comfortable sitting on my saddle and the edge of my backside is 1-2 cm PAST the edge of the saddle.

I don't see my position/setup as a problem since it's comfortable for me, but anyone have any comments?

Eric F 01-14-22 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22374019)
Crabon hardtail 26er riding is the only proper cycling. It was a perfect day in the desert. A little overcast at first, even felt a raindrop as I was loading up minivan #1, then sun started shining on me for the last 20 minutes of the ride.

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net...-2048x1536.jpg

I wouldn't go so far as to call it the "only" proper cycling, but I agree with your love for a 26" carbon HT. That said, you have far more gears than you really need.
https://i.imgur.com/JBvU9zA.jpg

genejockey 01-14-22 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22374026)
I hesitate to ride my road bike when the streets are wet, and I won't ride in the ran, but I'm soft AF when it comes to weather. I admire tough guys/gals. however.

^^^^^ Typical California cyclist. I don't do rain and I only ride plastic or beer can bikes on wet roads, but I guess now I have another option.

Eric F 01-14-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22373986)
Those are aliens.

Possibly.

WhyFi 01-14-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22374034)
I don't see my position/setup as a problem since it's comfortable for me, but anyone have any comments?

I think that you have enough miles in the saddle that you have a good idea of what works for you.


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