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Mojo31 03-03-22 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22427470)
I have a Lezyne Road Drive minipump that actually works really well. The only problem is that it takes FOREVER to fill a 28, and 28s are what I run on both of the bikes that won't hold a frame pump.

This is purely for backup since I carry CO2. I want one I can fit into my downtube along with the "roll" that holds tube, etc. and fits in there.

Will likely only carry it on a few organized rides I want to do this year that are farther from home than I normally ride since it will be harder to call a friend.

WhyFi 03-03-22 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22427413)
WhyFi youíre using Power2max right? NGEco?

I can directly replace GRX w/ same spacing with a 24mm Rotor crank.

Yup, P2M.

WhyFi 03-03-22 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22427410)
So, my chain was doing that jumping **** again. A few of the links seemed stuck and it was happening on a number of different gears. The chain doesnít engage and slides over the top of the cassette.

was climbing a small hill and everything let go- the quick link failed- it was fully and properly engaged and one side snapped while the other bent in half. This was the first use of that link.

I may just give up on this wax nonsense and go back to drip. I donít want to, but this is a major ass pain.

Iím chucking every Shimano quick link I have (bought them all from Bezos)and solely using the YBN links I picked up with a chain


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22427417)
Wow, I've never had anything like that happen. Also have never heard of that happening due to a QL, and QLs come on a lot of bikes these days.

Of course, my skinny quads only put out about 20w on a good day.

Yeah, I haven't had any quick link issues, either, even after taking them on and off over the course of 5k miles each.

I can put out a hair more than 20w.

WhyFi 03-03-22 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427364)
48 degrees is that temperature where I donít know what to wear. My castelli thermal jersey would be perfect but with the effort I will be putting out I am sure to over heat. Jersey might not be warm enough. Do I wear shorts? or long tights? I think I M just going to bring my whole collection and figure it out later. I only have heavy gloves or my summer fingerless gloves. Race was originally 40 mins long and now itís 30. Originally I didnít care about trying to place, but now I really want to win. Or podium, I just donít want to kill myself doing it, and I have no strategy at all, other than try and get into the front pack early and if a group breaks away stay with them, I donít plan on chasing a single person making a breakway attempt.

First race and no race-like group rides under your belt? Try to have fun and keep it rubber side down.

Eric F 03-03-22 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427364)
48 degrees is that temperature where I donít know what to wear. My castelli thermal jersey would be perfect but with the effort I will be putting out I am sure to over heat. Jersey might not be warm enough. Do I wear shorts? or long tights? I think I M just going to bring my whole collection and figure it out later. I only have heavy gloves or my summer fingerless gloves. Race was originally 40 mins long and now itís 30. Originally I didnít care about trying to place, but now I really want to win. Or podium, I just donít want to kill myself doing it, and I have no strategy at all, other than try and get into the front pack early and if a group breaks away stay with them, I donít plan on chasing a single person making a breakway attempt.

My pick would be...Base layer, jersey, arm warmers, shorts, knee warmers, and vest (maybe, depending on how i felt after warming up).

With that short a race, be sure you warm up completely, including a couple of short high-effort bursts. Whatever result you get, more than anything, it will be a learning experience. Good luck.

Trsnrtr 03-03-22 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22427008)
I ordered a bike part yesterday.

I knew that I could count on you, Jones.

Trsnrtr 03-03-22 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22427437)
They came in a bag from Amazon (no shimano packaging) so probably just cheap knock off

Yep. Possibly fake. I no longer buy chains from Amazon.

LesterOfPuppets 03-03-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22426546)
Im down for what ever, road or MTBing would be cool. Large mountain bike or 56 road should work. I plan on bringing my shoes and helmet, let me know if I should bring pedals.

I have plenty of SPD MTB pedals around

phrantic09 03-03-22 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22427455)
Yes, less the vest. A number needs to be visible.

he can pin it to his forehead

seedsbelize2 03-03-22 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22426454)
My daughter wants to have her bachelorette weekend/party in Tulum. Makes me nervous to have her running around down there with just her girlfriends. What are your thoughts? Mind you, she is a pretty 25 year old gringo, and has not been living in Mexico as an aging hippy expat. ;)

She'll do fine. The new strip is quite compact. No where really to go where there is open space. It's crammed between the coast and the highway, which is actually a very busy, very narrow two lane road. It didn't appear to be very busy with tourists this week. When is her shindig?
Edit: And now that I think about it a bit, the ATMs likely give dollars. And the businesses charge in dollars. Quintana Roo is very serious about not confusing the tourists. The state is on eastern time for that reason. The rest of the country is on central.

genejockey 03-03-22 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22427479)
This is purely for backup since I carry CO2. I want one I can fit into my downtube along with the "roll" that holds tube, etc. and fits in there.

Will likely only carry it on a few organized rides I want to do this year that are farther from home than I normally ride since it will be harder to call a friend.

My luck with CO2 has been so bad that I gave up on it.

Bah Humbug 03-03-22 05:45 PM

For a total topic change, it will be interesting to see what happens with NFL free agency and QBs. Much is made of Brady going to Tampa and immediately winning a SB being followed by Stafford doing the same with LA, but no one is mentioning that the trend was started by Peyton going to Denver. That was not the first year, of course, and he had declined much more physically, but that is still the first modern time a QB changed teams late in his career and won a SB. Now with two in a row, I do think it will continue to get more common, while it doesn't appear particularly likely this year with Rodgers and Wilson appearing to stay put, at least for now.

big john 03-03-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22427579)
My luck with CO2 has been so bad that I gave up on it.

The only time I had trouble with CO2 is when the inflator blew apart during use. It seems that rattling around in my seatpack for several years wore down the swaged lip holding the thing together. Lucky I had the mini pump as a back up.

LesterOfPuppets 03-03-22 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22427532)
I have plenty of SPD MTB pedals around

And bmx flat pedals too. I'm thinking mixed surface canal ride down that way, if that sounds good to you...

abshipp 03-03-22 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22426797)
People talk about bikes in here?

I worked on this today:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37ddf90525.jpg

ls01 03-03-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22427592)

It appears to be melting....I'm not having a flashback am I?

Mojo31 03-03-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22427550)
She'll do fine. The new strip is quite compact. No where really to go where there is open space. It's crammed between the coast and the highway, which is actually a very busy, very narrow two lane road. It didn't appear to be very busy with tourists this week. When is her shindig?
Edit: And now that I think about it a bit, the ATMs likely give dollars. And the businesses charge in dollars. Quintana Roo is very serious about not confusing the tourists. The state is on eastern time for that reason. The rest of the country is on central.


Mainly worrry about *******, murderers and cartels you hear about roaming free in Mexico. Otherwise, sheís pretty savvy, and has seen more of the world than I have.

Donít know the date yet.

WhyFi 03-03-22 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22427582)
For a total topic change, it will be interesting to see what happens with NFL free agency and QBs. Much is made of Brady going to Tampa and immediately winning a SB being followed by Stafford doing the same with LA, but no one is mentioning that the trend was started by Peyton going to Denver. That was not the first year, of course, and he had declined much more physically, but that is still the first modern time a QB changed teams late in his career and won a SB. Now with two in a row, I do think it will continue to get more common, while it doesn't appear particularly likely this year with Rodgers and Wilson appearing to stay put, at least for now.

There's talk that Deshaun Watson is interested in the Vikings. Goodness, I hope that that interest isn't mutual.

Brady got to pick his team - I don't know how much input Stafford had. Regardless, both of these veterans went to teams with rosters that were a QB away from serious contention. Given the salary cap, I don't think that that's a small feat, even if it has happened a few times in recent memory. It's a lot of money, a lot of salary cap manipulation, and probably involves trading a boatload of future draft picks. Maybe more teams will be willing to sellout their future for a legitimate shot at a title, but man would it suck to sellout for a one-year window and then fall short.

LesterOfPuppets 03-03-22 06:18 PM

Bottle cage contents report:

Milk tea with black boba

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7f101bbf5.jpg

Mojo31 03-03-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22427611)
There's talk that Deshaun Watson is interested in the Vikings. Goodness, I hope that that interest isn't mutual.

Brady got to pick his team - I don't know how much input Stafford had. Regardless, both of these veterans went to teams with rosters that were a QB away from serious contention. Given the salary cap, I don't think that that's a small feat, even if it has happened a few times in recent memory. It's a lot of money, a lot of salary cap manipulation, and probably involves trading a boatload of future draft picks. Maybe more teams will be willing to sellout their future for a legitimate shot at a title, but man would it suck to sellout for a one-year window and then fall short.

It sucks to build up fo almost 30 years and never get there also. 😜

WhyFi 03-03-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22427622)
It sucks to build up fo almost 30 years and never get there also. 😜

Heh. "But next year is the year!" should officially become the Dallas motto.

genejockey 03-03-22 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22427588)
The only time I had trouble with CO2 is when the inflator blew apart during use. It seems that rattling around in my seatpack for several years wore down the swaged lip holding the thing together. Lucky I had the mini pump as a back up.

Both times I depended on CO2 to fix a flat, I ended up with two empty cannisters and still had a flat tire. Obviously, I was doing something wrong, but since I couldn't tell what, I decided not to bother.

genejockey 03-03-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22427592)

Yikes! My nethers hurt just looking at it.

bampilot06 03-03-22 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22427506)
First race and no race-like group rides under your belt? Try to have fun and keep it rubber side down.


I appreciate the boost in confidence.

bampilot06 03-03-22 06:45 PM



two years ago.


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