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datlas 02-10-22 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22405157)
Why mess with a good thing!

It was acting VERY fiddly last summer. So that is what motivated me to upgrade. I expect I will still put on the new groupset soon, but maybe not until after the wet spring season if the current setup behaves.

rjones28 02-10-22 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22405143)
What's the problem?

It shouldn't be warm enough to rain in February, here in the Actual North.

BillyD 02-10-22 08:37 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f7cb6baa05.jpg
This gives you an idea of what pursuing a Snowy Owl for a photo op is like. Most times you can get within range with a long lens but it's still a distant shot and often, like this, the bird is partially obscured. So you creep as close as you dare and then stand there, sometimes for hours, waiting and hoping that when he does decide to relocate you can get a decent bird-in-flight shot.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8876f708d8.jpg

But most often this is what you get, a useless butt shot of the bird flying away from you. Bastid. :lol: Another time . . .

phrantic09 02-10-22 08:40 AM

So, I pulled the cassette off of my Zipps, cleaned it all up and reinstalled. From what I can tell this may have finally taken care of the issue- there was a ton of wax buildup along the bottom of the cog which I think was preventing the chain from settling in- user errorÖ

One thing I did notice is that I have a stuck link I canít seem to get un-stuck. It rides along the top jockey wheel a bit further than the other links and causes it to pull forward.

I think I may hit it with the blow dryer and see if that loosens it up.

Velo Vol 02-10-22 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22405165)
But most often this is what you get, a useless butt shot of the bird flying away from you. Bastid. :lol: Another time . . .

They must not like you.

I don't often see an owl, but the crows here like me.

phrantic09 02-10-22 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22405162)
It was acting VERY fiddly last summer. So that is what motivated me to upgrade. I expect I will still put on the new groupset soon, but maybe not until after the wet spring season if the current setup behaves.

Iím sure the new stuff will be great.

phrantic09 02-10-22 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22405163)
It shouldn't be warm enough to rain in February, here in the Actual North.

I donít mind the roads getting a little of the salt rinsed off though.

datlas 02-10-22 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22405178)
Iím sure the new stuff will be great.

I expect so, the main obstacle is my lazy mechanic!

phrantic09 02-10-22 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22405180)
I expect so, the main obstacle is my lazy mechanic!

Better lazy than inept.

datlas 02-10-22 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22405183)
Better lazy than inept.

There is that, too. But the price is right.

phrantic09 02-10-22 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22405187)
There is that, too. But the price is right.

Iím coming to realize I should consider continuing to pay someone to do it for me.

big john 02-10-22 09:13 AM

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WhyFi 02-10-22 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22405168)
So, I pulled the cassette off of my Zipps, cleaned it all up and reinstalled. From what I can tell this may have finally taken care of the issue- there was a ton of wax buildup along the bottom of the cog which I think was preventing the chain from settling in- user error…

One thing I did notice is that I have a stuck link I can’t seem to get un-stuck. It rides along the top jockey wheel a bit further than the other links and causes it to pull forward.

I think I may hit it with the blow dryer and see if that loosens it up.

What wax and method are you using? This seems like more attention that should be necessary - I went with wax to save myself work. But yeah, I've never had this much build-up/flaking, haven't had it cause shifting issues beyond the first 5 minutes or so pedaling, never had a troublesome link, etc. and this is all without wiping down my chains after removing them from the crock.

FWIW, this is the method that I use - https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/waxing-your-chain

Other than monitoring the temp of the wax, it's super low effort.

BillyD 02-10-22 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22405174)
They must not like you.

You think they know Iím a mod?

I don't often see an owl, but the crows here like me.
These guys are winter visitors from the arctic tundra so they donít (canít) hide during daylight, nor need to wait till sundown to hunt.

rjones28 02-10-22 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22405179)
I donít mind the roads getting a little of the salt rinsed off though.

The road crews will just need to double-down on the salt later, when everything refreezes.

Velo Vol 02-10-22 09:39 AM

The needle part of the syringe wasn't properly tightened, and I may have wasted as much as half of my weekly MTX ration. :rolleyes:

genejockey 02-10-22 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22405188)
Iím coming to realize I should consider continuing to pay someone to do it for me.

One thing that keeps me from getting an electronic groupset is knowing I'd be completely dependent on a shop to install and troubleshoot. Well, that, and the extra $1000 they cost.

phrantic09 02-10-22 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22405206)
What wax and method are you using? This seems like more attention that should be necessary - I went with wax to save myself work. But yeah, I've never had this much build-up/flaking, haven't had it cause shifting issues beyond the first 5 minutes or so pedaling, never had a troublesome link, etc. and this is all without wiping down my chains after removing them from the crock.

FWIW, this is the method that I use - https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/waxing-your-chain

Other than monitoring the temp of the wax, it's super low effort.

I used silca, I let the wax cool too much before I pulled the chains out and had quite a bit of build up.

phrantic09 02-10-22 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22405231)
One thing that keeps me from getting an electronic groupset is knowing I'd be completely dependent on a shop to install and troubleshoot. Well, that, and the extra $1000 they cost.

The great thing about electronic is that once itís set, you donít have to mess with it- it just works, every time. Iíll probably put 12 speed Di2 on the Aspero next year if parts become more readily available.

Mojo31 02-10-22 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22405249)
The great thing about electronic is that once itís set, you donít have to mess with it- it just works, every time. Iíll probably put 12 speed Di2 on the Aspero next year if parts become more readily available.

I'd like to do the same.

Pull your chain while the wax is hot. Then turn off the pot.

phrantic09 02-10-22 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22405291)
I'd like to do the same.

Pull your chain while the wax is hot. Then turn off the pot.

Yah. I followed the silca instructions to let it cool, a mistake on my part

Velo Vol 02-10-22 11:02 AM

MOTD

10 February 2022


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Eric F 02-10-22 11:07 AM

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rjones28 02-10-22 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22405330)

Not all data visualizations are maps. #justsaying

Also, Putin's gonna be pissed that they put Russia with Europe.

Mojo31 02-10-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22405330)

GOTD perhaps.


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