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Mojo31 09-02-22 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by moalpha (Post 22633403)
i have been intentionally run off the road by an overtaking car, hit from behind, and i get the punish pass all the time, but i've never been actually been run at quite like that. If a camera makes you feel more secure go for it. Drone sounds complicated! i just carried lots of life insurance and enough disability to replace my salary, when i was economically essential to my family. I still carry long term care and some life.

👍 This.

rjones28 09-02-22 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22633423)
I like the drone idea

???

https://www.extremetech.com/wp-conte...one-Firing.jpg

datlas 09-02-22 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22633426)
Just polished off the first cup from the new coffee maker. Feeling the buzz. Nice.

pics?

datlas 09-02-22 07:07 AM

Speaking of coffee, I usually make coffee for mrs datlas before I leave for work each morning. We had/have a power failure this morning, so she is on her own. They estimate it will be restored before noon.

DougRNS 09-02-22 07:29 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22633451)

To reiterate:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e7899c7230.jpg

Trsnrtr 09-02-22 07:51 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22633426)
Just polished off the first cup from the new coffee maker. Feeling the buzz. Nice.

:thumb:

I just ordered the Aeropress mini for traveling even though the reviews are “meh.”

WhyFi 09-02-22 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22633465)
Speaking of coffee, I usually make coffee for mrs datlas before I leave for work each morning. We had/have a power failure this morning, so she is on her own. They estimate it will be restored before noon.

Making coffee for the Mrs is really the only thing on the morning checklist that I *need* to do, so much so that it can be a juggling act, at times. If I want to get out for a morning ride, do I have enough daylight to get in the ride before I wake my wife with a coffee? Or do I have to push the ride back slightly and wake her with coffee a little early, while still giving myself enough time to ride and get back in time to take care of the kids before she's on the clock?

*sigh* the difficulties of being a stay-at-home mom.

WhyFi 09-02-22 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22633503)
:thumb:

I just ordered the Aeropress mini for traveling even though the reviews are “meh.”

Did you see the little thumb pump travel espresso thingie that Hoffmann reviewed? Actually, he has a video with four (IIRC) travel espresso... solutions... but the little thumb pump one seemed the most interesting.

[edit: bike-related content - one of them is essentially a modified bike pump]


big john 09-02-22 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22633416)
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Misma, otra vez.

MoAlpha 09-02-22 08:37 AM

Hey, I just posted this in the mechanics forum. Anyone here have ideas?

I have standard, modern, Shimano "cups" threaded into a titanium shell on my commuting bike. All parts are relatively new. Since installation, the BB has gotten creaky every few months and responded to torquing back to spec, but no longer. I tried a heavy application of blue thread locker and then about three wraps of PTFE tape (cups still screwed in easily) when that didn't work. The tape helped, but didn't fix it.

What should I try now, more tape? Is there anything else?

datlas 09-02-22 08:39 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633543)
Hey, I just posted this in the mechanics forum. Anyone here have ideas?

I have standard, modern, Shimano "cups" threaded into a titanium shell on my commuting bike. All parts are relatively new. Since installation, the BB has gotten creaky every few months and responded to torquing back to spec, but no longer. I tried a heavy application of blue thread locker and then about three wraps of PTFE tape (cups still screwed in easily) when that didn't work. The tape helped, but didn't fix it.

What should I try now, more tape? Is there anything else?

You sure it's not your crankarm bolts?

MoAlpha 09-02-22 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22633547)
You sure it's not your crankarm bolts?

No, no I'm not. How do you quiet them down?

datlas 09-02-22 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633576)
No, no I'm not. How do you quiet them down?

Take them out, apply tiny amount of grease and torque to spec. That's the first suspect when the "BB" is creaking.

Mojo31 09-02-22 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633543)
Hey, I just posted this in the mechanics forum. Anyone here have ideas?

I have standard, modern, Shimano "cups" threaded into a titanium shell on my commuting bike. All parts are relatively new. Since installation, the BB has gotten creaky every few months and responded to torquing back to spec, but no longer. I tried a heavy application of blue thread locker and then about three wraps of PTFE tape (cups still screwed in easily) when that didn't work. The tape helped, but didn't fix it.

What should I try now, more tape? Is there anything else?

Heavy liquid threadlocker can sometimes defeat the purpose as it may not cure all the way thru. I’ve done that on things only to pull the part later and find the locker was “rubbery”. While it prevented unintended backing out, it really didn’t “lock” the parts.

Teflon tape will also make it easier for the parts to come loose. It’s not a “locker,” but just creates a seal to prevent air and liquid leaks. It will not prevent the BB from loosening.

I would try Loctite tape - https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-13726.../dp/B004B6T4KG. That may give you some additional thickness between the parts. I have never used it though.

Mojo31 09-02-22 09:22 AM

Fine start to the day. Pulled my back and now laying on an ice pack.

Million dollar question - what am I going to do for three hours Sunday afternoon while my wife hosts a baby shower with thirty women attending?

MoAlpha 09-02-22 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22633579)
Take them out, apply tiny amount of grease and torque to spec. That's the first suspect when the "BB" is creaking.

I'll make sure they're greased when I add more tape!


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22633586)
Heavy liquid threadlocker can sometimes defeat the purpose as it may not cure all the way thru. I’ve done that on things only to pull the part later and find the locker was “rubbery”. While it prevented unintended backing out, it really didn’t “lock” the parts.

Teflon tape will also make it easier for the parts to come loose. It’s not a “locker,” but just creates a seal to prevent air and liquid leaks. It will not prevent the BB from loosening.

I would try Loctite tape - https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-13726.../dp/B004B6T4KG. That may give you some additional thickness between the parts. I have never used it though.

Yeah, I added the tape with the idea of taking up space in the threads. I assume that's how it works to make your shower head threads watertight.

MoAlpha 09-02-22 09:29 AM

In other news, I destroyed one of my beautiful bamboo fenders this morning and I can't justify the replacement cost. Anyone have plastic fenders they love?

MoAlpha 09-02-22 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22633591)
Fine start to the day. Pulled my back and now laying on an ice pack.

Million dollar question - what am I going to do for three hours Sunday afternoon while my wife hosts a baby shower with thirty women attending?

Sorry. The Vuelta should be on and it'll be too hot to go outside anyway. Got one of those microwaveable head packs and a foam roller?

Mojo31 09-02-22 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633595)
I'll make sure they're greased when I add more tape!


Yeah, I added the tape with the idea of taking up space in the threads. I assume that's how it works to make your shower head threads watertight.

It makes the shower head connection water tight by filling in the micro gaps between two parts, but it does not lock the threads. Quite the opposite really.

genejockey 09-02-22 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22633077)
More reason to get a camera. Oh and the guy I was riding with in Charlotte got a drone this week that follows and films while he is riding. It’s pretty awesome.


I shouldn’t be shocked by it, but I am. Doesn’t happen that often, thankfully.

How does that work if he'd riding where there are trees and power lines?

genejockey 09-02-22 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22633511)
Did you see the little thumb pump travel espresso thingie that Hoffmann reviewed? Actually, he has a video with four (IIRC) travel espresso... solutions... but the little thumb pump one seemed the most interesting.

[edit: bike-related content - one of them is essentially a modified bike pump]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT5Rz3QV74g

Jesus, that picture.....

Mojo31 09-02-22 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22633600)
Sorry. The Vuelta should be on and it'll be too hot to go outside anyway. Got one of those microwaveable head packs and a foam roller?

Its actually supposed to be really nice this weekend. ☹️

Was planning on riding three days and golfing with a friend on Sunday.

Have ice, heat, rollers, etc.

Need to harden up my abs.

WhyFi 09-02-22 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22633609)
Jesus, that picture.....

I hadn't noticed that before, but now I can't unsee it. :roflmao2:

genejockey 09-02-22 09:47 AM

4 has become my mode.
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MoAlpha 09-02-22 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22633606)
It makes the shower head connection water tight by filling in the micro gaps between two parts, but it does not lock the threads. Quite the opposite really.

Exactly. After finding out that thread locker didn't work, I tried that.


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