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gnome 04-13-22 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471485)
Another reason I was wiped from todays ride is that at least for the first part of the ride I had extra resistance. It felt like the rear brakes were on lightly, especially under load. Crap! I loosened the brake QR but problem persisted. A quick look revealed the rear tire was lightly rubbing the left rear chainstay. I repositioned and tightened rear QR more tightly and I believe problem fixed.

This has happened on the Roubaix at times. Is it typical for when rear QR not tight enough??? I am positive the wheel was centered properly at ride start. Vertical dropouts on both bikes, if that matters. Thoughts??

yes.

big john 04-13-22 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471485)
Another reason I was wiped from todays ride is that at least for the first part of the ride I had extra resistance. It felt like the rear brakes were on lightly, especially under load. Crap! I loosened the brake QR but problem persisted. A quick look revealed the rear tire was lightly rubbing the left rear chainstay. I repositioned and tightened rear QR more tightly and I believe problem fixed.

This has happened on the Roubaix at times. Is it typical for when rear QR not tight enough??? I am positive the wheel was centered properly at ride start. Vertical dropouts on both bikes, if that matters. Thoughts??

I haven't had it happen with vertical dropouts but it used to happen to me with horizontal dropout bikes, especially with chromed dropouts. I found certain QR nuts are more likely to slip or when the surface of the nut gets worn smooth.

WhyFi 04-13-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471485)
Another reason I was wiped from todays ride is that at least for the first part of the ride I had extra resistance. It felt like the rear brakes were on lightly, especially under load. Crap! I loosened the brake QR but problem persisted. A quick look revealed the rear tire was lightly rubbing the left rear chainstay. I repositioned and tightened rear QR more tightly and I believe problem fixed.

This has happened on the Roubaix at times. Is it typical for when rear QR not tight enough??? I am positive the wheel was centered properly at ride start. Vertical dropouts on both bikes, if that matters. Thoughts??

The guads are too mighty.

I seem to recall that some QRs are more strongerer then others, with the internal cam (?) being the bestest. Maybe pick up a new set of Shimano skewers?

Bah Humbug 04-13-22 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22471508)
The guads are too mighty.

I seem to recall that some QRs are more strongerer then others, with the internal cam (?) being the bestest. Maybe pick up a new set of Shimano skewers?

This, hence the heavy-duty trainer skewers. Which are also all internal cam. Yes get some Shimanos.

big john 04-13-22 04:41 PM

I rode the borrowed bike today for about 3 hours and have decided to give it back to the guy. I might be able to make it work but it will take too much to be worth the trouble. I found new bikes on line for around what it would cost to get this thing the way I want it. Another thing is my heels hit the chainstays. I've always had this problem but on this bike it's really annoying.

MoAlpha 04-13-22 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471485)
Another reason I was wiped from todays ride is that at least for the first part of the ride I had extra resistance. It felt like the rear brakes were on lightly, especially under load. Crap! I loosened the brake QR but problem persisted. A quick look revealed the rear tire was lightly rubbing the left rear chainstay. I repositioned and tightened rear QR more tightly and I believe problem fixed.

This has happened on the Roubaix at times. Is it typical for when rear QR not tight enough??? I am positive the wheel was centered properly at ride start. Vertical dropouts on both bikes, if that matters. Thoughts??

The crummy rear QR which came with my Ksyriums always slipped, no matter how hard I groinked it. Never experienced that with the many old Campag and Japanese sets I had.

datlas 04-13-22 05:20 PM

Thanks guys I believe the QR is the problem. Will look into getting some better ones.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 05:26 PM

Thumbs up or thumbs down?


rjones28 04-13-22 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471170)
Endless options. Wind levels in East Tennessee or why it rains on Tuesdays in East Tennessee.
Bikes and accessories are valid options.

Sunny and 66F with a 12 mph wind out of the south for my midday commute to the bike shop. T-shirt weather.

rjones28 04-13-22 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471248)
A radio tuner to two decimal points. Fancy.

Chittenango has two dailies?

Chittenango does not have a newspaper, AFAIK.

genejockey 04-13-22 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471485)
Another reason I was wiped from todays ride is that at least for the first part of the ride I had extra resistance. It felt like the rear brakes were on lightly, especially under load. Crap! I loosened the brake QR but problem persisted. A quick look revealed the rear tire was lightly rubbing the left rear chainstay. I repositioned and tightened rear QR more tightly and I believe problem fixed.

This has happened on the Roubaix at times. Is it typical for when rear QR not tight enough??? I am positive the wheel was centered properly at ride start. Vertical dropouts on both bikes, if that matters. Thoughts??

I've had it happen with the Battaglin with its chrome plated horizontal dropouts, and the chrome plated Campy skewers. It turned out that a lot of the dodgy shifting issues I had with that bike were due to the wheel moving in the dropouts. I now tighten the everloving crap out of them, so you can practically read "Campagnolo" on my palm after I close them.

Some of my bikes with vertical dropouts, the wheel can move maybe 2-3mm, so I carefully center them and, like with the Battaglin, tighten the crap outta the QR.

rjones28 04-13-22 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471485)
Another reason I was wiped from todays ride is that at least for the first part of the ride I had extra resistance. It felt like the rear brakes were on lightly, especially under load. Crap! I loosened the brake QR but problem persisted. A quick look revealed the rear tire was lightly rubbing the left rear chainstay. I repositioned and tightened rear QR more tightly and I believe problem fixed.

This has happened on the Roubaix at times. Is it typical for when rear QR not tight enough??? I am positive the wheel was centered properly at ride start. Vertical dropouts on both bikes, if that matters. Thoughts??

Sounds like QR wasn't tight enough.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471573)
Chittenango does not have a newspaper, AFAIK.

Cazenovia Times?

genejockey 04-13-22 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471479)
Probably just throwing some PVCs (common and harmless) but by all means get it checked.

I was thinking that after reading two threads on cycling and hearts. Someone described the experience of having a PVC and it sounded like what was happening with me.

I'm feeling sufficiently good that I'm jonesing for the ride I'm not going to do tonight. So instead I worked on bikes in the garage. It's not an adequate substitute.

DougRNS 04-13-22 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471563)

I'll give it a thumbs up but it's a little derivative of John Williams' Star Wars theme. Oh, and it needs more cow bell.

seedsbelize2 04-13-22 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22471485)
Another reason I was wiped from todays ride is that at least for the first part of the ride I had extra resistance. It felt like the rear brakes were on lightly, especially under load. Crap! I loosened the brake QR but problem persisted. A quick look revealed the rear tire was lightly rubbing the left rear chainstay. I repositioned and tightened rear QR more tightly and I believe problem fixed.

This has happened on the Roubaix at times. Is it typical for when rear QR not tight enough??? I am positive the wheel was centered properly at ride start. Vertical dropouts on both bikes, if that matters. Thoughts??

Typical

seedsbelize2 04-13-22 06:23 PM

As we sat through the bulk of the day and into the night yesterday with no power( a not infrequent event) I began to wonder about the new electric high speed rail system being built across the Southeast. There is not currently enough power for the general consumer.

rjones28 04-13-22 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471590)
Cazenovia Times?

Cazenovia Republican

There's a regional company that owns several local newspapers.

I don't subscribe to any of them.

Velo Vol 04-13-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471606)
I'll give it a thumbs up but it's a little derivative of John Williams' Star Wars theme. Oh, and it needs more cow bell.

DougRNS gets it! (if only for a brief time) This and many other performances featured at the 2022 Rossini Festival. Well worth the drive from nearby NW ATL metro.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22471614)
As we sat through the bulk of the day and into the night yesterday with no power( a not infrequent event)

The power here was out this morning for 45 minutes+. Annoying

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471623)
I don't subscribe to any of them.

Why not?

rjones28 04-13-22 06:33 PM

Cloudy and 71F on the ride home from the shop. It did not rain on me.

rjones28 04-13-22 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471629)
DougRNS gets it! (if only for a brief time) This and many other performances featured at the 2022 Rossini Festival. Well worth the drive from nearby NW ATL metro.

The power here was out this morning for 45 minutes+. Annoying

Why not?

I get my local news down at the coffee shop.

big john 04-13-22 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22471574)
. I now tighten the everloving crap out of them, so you can practically read "Campagnolo" on my palm after I close them.

Funny, when I bought a set of Record hubs the literature said to tighten the QR with such force that it would hurt your hand and leave a mark, or something to that effect.

DougRNS 04-13-22 06:41 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...72af79358f.jpg

DougRNS 04-13-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471634)
I get my local news down at the coffee shop.

Do you get local coffee at the news shop?

Velo Vol 04-13-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22471634)
I get my local news down at the coffee shop.

Wouldn't it be so much more convenient if the news came to you?

Velo Vol 04-13-22 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471629)
DougRNS gets it! (if only for a brief time)

A very brief time. :rolleyes:

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471641)


rjones28 04-13-22 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22471642)
Do you get local coffee at the news shop?

Yes.

SkyTop Coffee Company- Organic, Fair Trade, Specialty Coffee Roaster

genejockey 04-13-22 06:56 PM

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genejockey 04-13-22 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471645)
Wouldn't it be so much more convenient if the news came to you?

I'd rather the coffee came to me.

rjones28 04-13-22 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22471645)
Wouldn't it be so much more convenient if the news came to you?

I also have news on my phone.


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