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LAJ 05-15-22 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22507359)
See MOTD posts.

No

DougRNS 05-15-22 02:29 PM

The mighty Pirates don't need any hits to win the game. It's the 6th time in MLB history a team was no hit but won.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...513ccb2ee1.jpg

big john 05-15-22 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22507510)
Hope this isn’t too P&R. We started our tandem ride this morning from Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, my dad’s, too.

We used to do a ride up to the Reagan Library, it's about 30 miles from home. I never got on Air Force One, though. It's up there along with some other cool stuff.

The last time I saw my best man before he passed was at the Ronald Reagan Hospital at UCLA. Just another coincidence that occurred.

Ronnie was our governor before he hit the big time. I was never a fan.

Mojo31 05-15-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22507500)
My team mate’s AR S was given to him as a high school graduation present, IIRC. It was around 1985.

Of course. He graduated.

bampilot06 05-15-22 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22507384)
You'd prolly need 700 miles for the week to take the elevation crown.


challenge accepted.

LesterOfPuppets 05-15-22 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22507534)
The mighty Pirates don't need any hits to win the game. It's the 6th time in MLB history a team was no hit but won.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...513ccb2ee1.jpg

I thought about going to the bar to catch Mariners and Mets, but stayed home instead. Enjoying some US collegiate Rugby.

Harvard vs San Diego in the men's red cup final, woot!!!

datlas 05-15-22 03:06 PM

Hannah’s launched!


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d0ce6f11.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...125116275.jpeg

genejockey 05-15-22 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22507538)
We used to do a ride up to the Reagan Library, it's about 30 miles from home. I never got on Air Force One, though. It's up there along with some other cool stuff.

The last time I saw my best man before he passed was at the Ronald Reagan Hospital at UCLA. Just another coincidence that occurred.

Ronnie was our governor before he hit the big time. I was never a fan.

By the time I got here, we were almost at the end of the FIRST Jerry Brown era.

genejockey 05-15-22 03:35 PM

I spent a bit of time last night, measuring and re-measuring my 5 "modern" bikes (i.e. the ones with STIs/Ergos). Now that I have an Avocet saddle on the Litespeed, I can more easily compare it, because the other 4 have the same saddle. I used a small board, maybe 5" by 10", placed on top of the saddle to standardize the measurements. I started by putting that on the Ritchey and marking the intersection of a line starting at BB center and going along the seat tube. By placing the board in the same place on each saddle, I could now measure saddle height at the same point on all the saddles.

And it turned out that the Litespeed's saddle was about 1cm LOWER than all the others. Also about 1cm farther back. This may explain the mild gluteus medius irritation I felt on Friday - too low and too far back would close down the hip joint. So, 1cm up and 1 cm forward, and it was WAY better. 55 mile ride today with no pain! Just goes to show you, there's a big difference between a fit that "seems okay" and one that's RIGHT.

seedsbelize2 05-15-22 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22507257)
Big day today for daughter #1.

Hint:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a64f8cba5d.jpg

A graduation gift from her parents?

big john 05-15-22 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22507582)
By the time I got here, we were almost at the end of the FIRST Jerry Brown era.

Ah, yes, Governor Moonbeam.

seedsbelize2 05-15-22 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22507258)
Trolls out in force to start end the week.

...

seedsbelize2 05-15-22 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22507582)
By the time I got here, we were almost at the end of the FIRST Jerry Brown era.

I was around for his first run. I lived in Sacramento and never once bumped into him, Or Linda.
I lived a couple blocks away from Squeaky Fromme as well. I very much enjoyed my time there.
I began my road cycling career while there also.

seedsbelize2 05-15-22 04:54 PM

I rode two days in a row. 14 miles yesterday and 15 today. I've been doing 14 miles three times a week for the last few, and am steadily and slowly getting back into some semblance of conditioning.

genejockey 05-15-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22507665)
Ah, yes, Governor Moonbeam.

Funny thing is, years after he left office, he went through a fairly normal political career - Mayor, then Attorney General, the Governor.

ls01 05-15-22 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22506689)
There is a used, custom geometry Calfee Dragonfly on ScamBay I have been “watching” for nearly a year. My friend from California says I “have” to buy it. Am considering a low but not insulting offer.

It's worth a shot

ls01 05-15-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22506698)
It's the only part that counts.

Front derailleur.

I haven't done a group ride in ages . . . but is it really that difficult to take a minute or two before the ride starts and and get everyone on the same page on the regrouping policy?

So from the large ring. Shift down to the small ring, without turning the cranks. That will slack off the cable. Reach underneath it and set it into its groove. Hold tension on the cable with your fingers. Turn the crank so the chain can complete the shift. Enjoy.

ls01 05-15-22 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22506784)
If the cable just came out of the guide you might be able to get enough slack by putting it in the big ring, then shifting to the small without turning the crank.


lol, guess I'm late to the party...

bampilot06 05-15-22 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22507606)
I spent a bit of time last night, measuring and re-measuring my 5 "modern" bikes (i.e. the ones with STIs/Ergos). Now that I have an Avocet saddle on the Litespeed, I can more easily compare it, because the other 4 have the same saddle. I used a small board, maybe 5" by 10", placed on top of the saddle to standardize the measurements. I started by putting that on the Ritchey and marking the intersection of a line starting at BB center and going along the seat tube. By placing the board in the same place on each saddle, I could now measure saddle height at the same point on all the saddles.

And it turned out that the Litespeed's saddle was about 1cm LOWER than all the others. Also about 1cm farther back. This may explain the mild gluteus medius irritation I felt on Friday - too low and too far back would close down the hip joint. So, 1cm up and 1 cm forward, and it was WAY better. 55 mile ride today with no pain! Just goes to show you, there's a big difference between a fit that "seems okay" and one that's RIGHT.


anyway you can take a picture of how you did this? I know my three bikes are not the same, but I’m also not experiencing pain.

ls01 05-15-22 06:02 PM


Congratulations! And Good job! 👍

Velo Vol 05-15-22 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22507532)
No

Exhibit A on why geographic illiteracy is so bad these days.

There's only so much I can do here. I can't learn things for people.

Velo Vol 05-15-22 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22507534)
The mighty Pirates don't need any hits to win the game.

..


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22507369)


ls01 05-15-22 06:18 PM

Bam. Here's what I do. I have a couple of stands that hold the bike up with both wheels on the floor. I put both rear wheels close to a wall and make both bikes the same distance fromm the bottom bracket to the wall. Then I compare the numbers from the bike I'm comfortable on to the other bike, and adjust from there. Similarly I use the floor as the other datum. You might have to shim one bike up to match the bottom bracket height to the other. I use the bottom bracket as a starting reference point because you can't change its location. But you can move every other human/bike interface point in relation to it.

Velo Vol 05-15-22 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22507572)

Western Carolina University? Kudos.

What kind of plant is that? I never got a plant upon graduating.

Velo Vol 05-15-22 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22507723)
So from the large ring. Shift down to the small ring, without turning the cranks. That will slack off the cable. Reach underneath it and set it into its groove. Hold tension on the cable with your fingers. Turn the crank so the chain can complete the shift. Enjoy.

I am skeptical this works as advertised. Too simple to be true.


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