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big john 08-28-22 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22627183)
I use Look Keos and get about 5000 miles from my right cleat and 10000 miles from the left. Right wears faster presumably because thatís my unclip side.

A funny thing happens with Delta cleats sometimes. The part of the cleat that pushes the latching mechanism back to unclip can wear out. You'd never notice until you go to clip out and you can't.

ls01 08-28-22 02:25 PM

I've been dropping the chain on my eTap bike during shifts. Last couple rides. I woke early today to work on it, before the ride.lubed the chain, made adjustments. I thought maybe the chain was too long, so I shortened it one set of links. It's odd, on the large large it comes out .5 a link big, so I had to add 3 links. So it's tighter, but still ok. Still didn't want to shift properly. Thought maybe I had bent the hanger somehow. Dug out the spare I've had Squirreled away, figured I'd try swapping it out. Went to remove the rear wheel....friken quick release was loose. Not even snug.....? I remember cleaning it after the 100 miler last weekend.....oooppsy...

datlas 08-28-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22627198)
A funny thing happens with Delta cleats sometimes. The part of the cleat that pushes the latching mechanism back to unclip can wear out. You'd never notice until you go to clip out and you can't.

When I inspect my cleats for wear, I focus on the thickness at both the front and back of the part of cleat that engages. It usually wears evenly, but sometimes the front gets too thin, sometimes the rear. I typically replace when itís down to about 2mm thick as thatís when I think it risks breaking.

YMMV

big john 08-28-22 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22627209)
When I inspect my cleats for wear, I focus on the thickness at both the front and back of the part of cleat that engages. It usually wears evenly, but sometimes the front gets too thin, sometimes the rear. I typically replace when itís down to about 2mm thick as thatís when I think it risks breaking.

YMMV

Me too. I was referring to the little protrusion that pushes the latch back when you twist your foot. It's only happened to me a couple times.

datlas 08-28-22 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22627233)
Me too. I was referring to the little protrusion that pushes the latch back when you twist your foot. It's only happened to me a couple times.

Got it. Luckily has not been a problem for me. Yet.

MoAlpha 08-28-22 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22627181)
For those on SPD-SL, red, blue or yellow?

Yellow.

MoAlpha 08-28-22 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22627175)
Took the cue from your comments.

Yikes! Hope you like them after dropping all that mazuma!

Mojo31 08-28-22 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22627253)
Yikes! Hope you like them after dropping all that mazuma!

Didn't drop all that mazuma. About half of the mazuma due to close out sale.

WhyFi 08-28-22 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22627160)
Correct. Look at the clubís page and draw your own conclusions:

We ride with the terrain that we have. The only equalizer that we could have would be TSS, but that requires a power meter (I was at 799 for the week :bday:)

Trsnrtr 08-28-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22627199)
Thought maybe I had bent the hanger somehow. Dug out the spare I've had Squirreled away, figured I'd try swapping it out. Went to remove the rear wheel....friken quick release was loose. Not even snug.....? I remember cleaning it after the 100 miler last weekend.....oooppsy...

Been there done that. I have had to straighten or replace a couple hangers on my eTap machine. It seems to be more sensitive to alignment than my Di2 or manual shift machines.

ls01 08-28-22 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22627181)
For those on SPD-SL, red, blue or yellow?

Blue

genejockey 08-28-22 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22626830)
They are not wired to respond to a pack leader. You must work with them diplomatically, not dictatorially.

The dog thinks, "You feed me, you give me a warm place to sleep, you give me love and affection. You must be a GOD!"

The cat thinks, "You feed me, you give me a warm place to sleep, you give me love and affection. I must be a GOD!"

genejockey 08-28-22 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626849)
Ride completed. Podium fail but KOM success.

I'm neither King Of the Mountain, nor Prince Of the Mountain. What does that make me? Duke Of the Mountain?

datlas 08-28-22 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22627295)
I'm neither King Of the Mountain, nor Prince Of the Mountain. What does that make me? Duke Of the Mountain?

Master of Your Domain?

:innocent:

datlas 08-28-22 04:12 PM

Any idea if we can cajole indyfabz back into the fold? I think he was planning a week-long tour for about now.

genejockey 08-28-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22627309)
Master of Your Domain?

:innocent:

I'm out.

Trsnrtr 08-28-22 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22627242)
Yellow.

Same.

genejockey 08-28-22 05:02 PM

Today's ride started out with me being driven to distraction by a *click* from the seatpost (I think) on every pedal stroke. It was so annoying that I almost turned right the hell around to swap the Canyon for the Litespeed. But I didn't. About 12 miles in, there's a short little ramp where I always get out of the saddle, and when I sat back down - no click. It didn't return the rest of the ride. Weird.

I was originally planning to climb Old La Honda, and then descent the West side, which is a sparsely traveled, twisty country road with beautiful vistas all the way to the ocean. But I could see the fog, sitting at the top of the ridge, all the way down the spine of the Santa Cruz Mountain. I've ridden up into the fog before. You'd think it would be nice and cooling, but no. You get to the top soaked with sweat that wouldn't evaporate, and it's about 50 degrees, and you chill yourself to the bone on any downhill bits. I'm too old for that ****.

So I made up in distance what I didn't do in elevation, and went for a longer ride, all the way down to Sunnyvale. On the way, a lady in a BMW SUV tried to make me part of her fender. I pulled out ahead of her at a light, then she pulls alongside me and starts taking the onramp onto 280! Did she think I was gonna ride on the freeway? Jesus!

On this route, once I get to Sunnyvale, there's about 8.5 miles of mostly straight road, Foothill Blvd, with a wide bike lane and not very frequent crossroads, all with stop lights. I got down in Aero Hoods and drilled it. After about 5 miles, I looked back and I had acquired a hanger-on. At 6 miles, he thanked me for the pull and took the lead. I tried to stay on his wheel, but I'd been riding at Tempo when I was pulling him, and when I was trying to hold his wheel I was going Sub-Threshold. So I said Bye-bye and let him go.

Apart from that, it was a beautiful day to ride, though the last 10 miles were a little sketchy because of gusty head/cross/tailwinds, where I'd be ripping along at a really good pace with a tailwind and suddenly is was a crosswind that tried to blow my bike out from under me. Imagine how much fun that was, on this one descent where I can easily reach almost 40 mph! Visions of being blown into oncoming traffic!

gnome 08-28-22 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22627293)
The dog thinks, "You feed me, you give me a warm place to sleep, you give me love and affection. You must be a GOD!"

The cat thinks, "You feed me, you give me a warm place to sleep, you give me love and affection. I must be a GOD!"

Thousands of years ago cats were worshipped as gods. They have passed the memory on and never forgotten.

big john 08-28-22 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22627295)
I'm neither King Of the Mountain, nor Prince Of the Mountain. What does that make me? Duke Of the Mountain?


big john 08-28-22 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22627311)
Any idea if we can cajole indyfabz back into the fold? I think he was planning a week-long tour for about now.

He's posting, just not here.

datlas 08-28-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22627416)
He's posting, just not here.

I wonder if he is waiting for Velo Vol to make the first moveÖ

DougRNS 08-28-22 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22626741)

is that a crazy train that has gone off the rails?

DougRNS 08-28-22 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22627454)
I wonder if he is waiting for Velo Vol to make the first moveÖ

Laj hasn't posted since mid may.

seedsbelize2 08-28-22 07:12 PM

It's a treat to see some real racing. During the Froome years it got downright boring. No more.


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