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Mojo31 08-25-21 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22199663)
If your chain isn't at least a link longer than the shortest it absolutely has to be, yes.

Chances are somewhat decent that it's long enough already.

Put it in the big/big, then push the bottom of the derailleur cage forward to see if the lower pivot of the rear derailer still had a little room to rotate forward. The more room it has before the stop, the better the chances everything will be just fine with existing chain.

Thanks!

Velo Vol 08-25-21 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199660)

Oh boy.

big john 08-25-21 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199660)
And, no super human strength. Just an old fat guy who is not in the best shape, unfortunately.

Not as fat as I am. Besides, have you seen the average American who is in our age bracket?

rjones28 08-25-21 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199616)
rjones28 and anyone else: If I increase a crankset from 48/32 to 50/34, will a longer chain be required?

Maybe. I'd look at the RD extension with the gearing in the big ring and the largest rear cog to see if the RD is over-extended.

Also, check the chain wear. It might be time for a new chain anyway.

ksryder 08-25-21 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22198603)
Never heard of them. Where are you, southeast, midwest, what?

Kansas. Apparently they're common in Texas but winters usually take care of them up here, but what with ever-changing weather (oak mites were the big problem a couple years ago) we get all sorts of things we shouldn't get up here now. Usually from Texas.

Funny story: several years ago Colorado and Texas were in one of their recurring legal battles over water rights (I think it was the Canadian River). The Colorado governor at the time was on a talk radio show and told this joke live, over the air: How do you bury someone from Texas? Give them an enema and use a shoebox.

Ah, the glory days before social media.

rjones28 08-25-21 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22199697)
Oh boy.

Please elaborate.

Mojo31 08-25-21 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22199711)
Kansas. Apparently they're common in Texas but winters usually take care of them up here, but what with ever-changing weather (oak mites were the big problem a couple years ago) we get all sorts of things we shouldn't get up here now. Usually from Texas.

Funny story: several years ago Colorado and Texas were in one of their recurring legal battles over water rights (I think it was the Canadian River). The Colorado governor at the time was on a talk radio show and told this joke live, over the air: How do you bury someone from Texas? Give them an enema and use a shoebox.

Ah, the glory days before social media.

We learned on this trip to be rather evasive in answering questions about where we live.

Texas and Telluride apparently don't mix well. Although I'd have to wager that we probably provide a lot of economic support to the area.

Velo Vol 08-25-21 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22199712)
Please elaborate.

Multiple violations spotted.

Bah Humbug 08-25-21 09:09 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22199711)
Kansas. Apparently they're common in Texas but winters usually take care of them up here, but what with ever-changing weather (oak mites were the big problem a couple years ago) we get all sorts of things we shouldn't get up here now. Usually from Texas.

Funny story: several years ago Colorado and Texas were in one of their recurring legal battles over water rights (I think it was the Canadian River). The Colorado governor at the time was on a talk radio show and told this joke live, over the air: How do you bury someone from Texas? Give them an enema and use a shoebox.

Ah, the glory days before social media.

If I owned Hell and Texas, Id live in Hell and rent out Texas.

rjones28 08-25-21 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22199728)
Multiple violations spotted.

What do you have against hats?

MoAlpha 08-25-21 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199660)
Have a chance to get a a 9-speed 50/34 crank for my Sirrus for cheap, which would make the gearing closer to that on my Domane. It would make both 50/34 on front and 11/34 on back, albeit 9 speed versus 11 speed.

And, no super human strength. Just an old fat guy who is not in the best shape, unfortunately.

If I'm understanding this correctly, I would get a smaller cassette, rather than sacrificing the 2 x 11. This old skinny guy sure likes his.

Mojo31 08-25-21 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22199756)
If I'm understanding this correctly, I would get a smaller cassette, rather than sacrificing the 2 x 11. This old skinny guy sure likes his.

My Sirrus 4.0 has a cassette with the same spread as the Domane - both are 11/34. I'm not ditching the 11-speed on the Domane. I'm considering changing the crank on the Sirrus to bring its gearing closer to that of the Domane. I'm good with the 11/34 cassettes on both.

WhyFi 08-25-21 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22199755)
What do you have against hats?

Is Vol one of those men without hats?

MoAlpha 08-25-21 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199772)
My Sirrus 4.0 has a cassette with the same spread as the Domane - both are 11/34. I'm not ditching the 11-speed on the Domane. I'm considering changing the crank on the Sirrus to bring its gearing closer to that of the Domane. I'm good with the 11/34 cassettes on both.

So the Sirrus is currently 9-speed?

WhyFi 08-25-21 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199772)
My Sirrus 4.0 has a cassette with the same spread as the Domane - both are 11/34. I'm not ditching the 11-speed on the Domane. I'm considering changing the crank on the Sirrus to bring its gearing closer to that of the Domane. I'm good with the 11/34 cassettes on both.

I guess the next question is: why? I can't see you spinning out on the hybrid and, if we really get down to it, the more upright position and (I assume) larger tires are going to be more conducive to shorter gearing, anyway.

Mojo31 08-25-21 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22199783)
So the Sirrus is currently 9-speed?

Yes.

Velo Vol 08-25-21 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22199781)
Is Vol one of those men without hats?

I have a few hats. Don't wear one very often.

The hat violation, which shouldn't even need to be pointed out, is the hat being worn from the wrong school.

rjones28 08-25-21 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22199790)
I have a few hats. Don't wear one very often.

The hat violation, which shouldn't even need to be pointed out, is the hat being worn from the wrong school.

You don't know where he went to school.

Mojo31 08-25-21 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22199786)
I guess the next question is: why? I can't see you spinning out on the hybrid and, if we really get down to it, the more upright position and (I assume) larger tires are going to be more conducive to shorter gearing, anyway.

Lol, no, I don't spin out on either. Tires on both are the same size.

It's just a cheap project idea and certainly doesn't have to be done. I like to tinker with things at times even if not necessary, reasonable or makes sense.

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22199790)
I have a few hats. Don't wear one very often.

The hat violation, which shouldn't even need to be pointed out, is the hat being worn from the wrong school.

Something like this would do

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a01be80f01.jpg

Mojo31 08-25-21 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22199796)
You don't know where he went to school.

My son proudly wears his school's colors and logos. Of the SEC schools, it's the right one.

MoAlpha 08-25-21 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199788)
Yes.

Okay, forget everything I just wrote.

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 09:52 AM

What is wrong with the people who respond to stupid surveys? Must be bible thumpers hating on Sparky...

https://www.azcentral.com/story/spor...ts/5572104001/

DougRNS 08-25-21 10:00 AM

Reminds me of this early 80's classic.

Velo Vol 08-25-21 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22199810)
My son proudly wears his school's colors and logos. Of the SEC schools, it's the right one.

Sewanee has as much SEC experience as Texas AM does. #JohnnyComeLately

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2315b6f618.png


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