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WhyFi 04-30-20 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21447453)
Must be all the watts. Iíve never (knowingly) gotten close to wearing out a chainring, and while I donít have a mileage count, but trainer hours have to be harder. I seem to recall hearing several times that being the common lifespan though.

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Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21447483)
Every couple of years, providing I remember. It's usually near there, and mainly the large ring. That's the one that gets the most abuse, what with 53-11 seated starts and crap like that.

Okay, And yeah, being in a fairly flat area, I use the big ring a good 98% of the time.

Guess I'll add a chainring to the list for the next bike crap order.

bampilot06 04-30-20 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21447482)
IKR?

I've never legit worn out a component. Not even a tire.

Broken, yes.

Damaged, yes.

Replaced for something different, yes.

Worn out, from new, through normal use, no.


The CAAD i can legitimately say I wore out the tires, they only had a couple hundred more miles on them, and I def contributed to wearing out the groupset, I think old man time helped more than me though.

WhyFi 04-30-20 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21447482)
IKR?

I've never legit worn out a component. Not even a tire.

Broken, yes.

Damaged, yes.

Replaced for something different, yes.

Worn out, from new, through normal use, no.


Bah Humbug 04-30-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21447483)
Every couple of years, providing I remember. It's usually near there, and mainly the large ring. That's the one that gets the most abuse, what with 53-11 seated starts and crap like that.

So for my curiosity, what's the mileage you put on a chainring in a couple of years?

abshipp 04-30-20 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21447507)
remedy

It doesn't help that I have had so many bikes pass through my hands over the last 3 years. I actually forgot a few when I posted earlier.

I totally Strava-stalked those of you who I follow just now looking at how many miles some of you have on your bikes.

You people ride a lot.

Bah Humbug 04-30-20 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21447544)
You people ride a lot.

You clearly donít follow me! :lol:

BillyD 04-30-20 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21447401)
The thing I don't get is, if you have a half-mill just lying around, can't you just use that to make sure your offspring have a legit shot at a good life? Legally, I mean, like a trust fund or excellent tutoring and training or... almost literally whatever.

Tutoring and training??? Bite your tongue, mister. They're too accustomed to having everything handed to them for their entire entitled life.

BillyD 04-30-20 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21447482)
IKR?

I've never legit worn out a component. Not even a tire.

Broken, yes.

Damaged, yes.

Replaced for something different, yes.

Worn out, from new, through normal use, no.

Same.

rjones28 04-30-20 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21447436)
What kind of chainring mileage do y'all get? I feel like my teeth are getting a little thin and I'm occasionally experiencing a skip, but I only (?) have 10-12k on the ring. Is that unusual?

10-12k seems like a good run. As you know, it depends...

MoAlpha 04-30-20 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21447470)
I make pseudo fries for my kids with thin sliced mini potatoes, avocado oil, garlic and rosemary baked at 475 for about 25 minutes. I donít usually eat them, but theyíre pretty good and the prep time is minimal

I do that occasionally with sweet potatoes. They are best caramelized and blackened at the edges.

MoAlpha 04-30-20 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21447401)
The thing I don't get is, if you have a half-mill just lying around, can't you just use that to make sure your offspring have a legit shot at a good life? Legally, I mean, like a trust fund or excellent tutoring and training or... almost literally whatever.

As many others have pointed out, the most important thing there was validation and bragging rights for the parents. The kids and their lives were obviously secondary considerations.

Bah Humbug 04-30-20 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21447623)
As many others have pointed out, the most important thing there was validation and bragging rights for the parents. The kids and their lives were obviously secondary considerations.

Yes, and on some level I get it, but... I also just can't. My mother's comment on the whole thing was that she couldn't imagine having so little faith in her children that they couldn't just get into a good school on their own merits.

LAJ 04-30-20 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21447512)
So for my curiosity, what's the mileage you put on a chainring in a couple of years?

A couple of years on the primary bike is 6-7k per year, so that falls in line with WhyFi thinking. That includes racing and training. I'm always above 8,000 a year, but don't differentiate between bikes. Plus, I run Red rings, and can find those at a fairly reasonable price, so I think I change them more often than I even need to.

abshipp 04-30-20 01:43 PM

I'm trying to plan out a southwesterly 100k for this Saturday. I'd really like to ride down to Oregon and have lunch at a dam or a state park with a bluff overlook of the Rock River, but I'm starting to think maybe that won't be the best idea when it's going to be the nicest day so far this year and SIP orders are still active. The park I want to ride at is actually supposed to re-open tomorrow after being closed for a while.

I suppose I can finish the route planning and save it for later.

MoAlpha 04-30-20 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21447627)
Yes, and on some level I get it, but... I also just can't. My mother's comment on the whole thing was that she couldn't imagine having so little faith in her children that they couldn't just get into a good school on their own merits.

And giving them that burden of phoniness, guilt and doubt to carry through life. Unbelievable.

kissTheApex 04-30-20 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21446499)
Kudos.

Strava does accept walks, they just don't count.

hmm, yeah, that what I meant. :innocent:

LAJ 04-30-20 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21447677)
And giving them that burden of phoniness, guilt and doubt to carry through life. Unbelievable.

Do you think they would carry that, or may they be so out of touch with life as most of us know it, that it's just how things work.

datlas 04-30-20 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21447436)
What kind of chainring mileage do y'all get? I feel like my teeth are getting a little thin and I'm occasionally experiencing a skip, but I only (?) have 10-12k on the ring. Is that unusual?


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21447453)
Must be all the watts. Iíve never (knowingly) gotten close to wearing out a chainring, and while I donít have a mileage count, but trainer hours have to be harder. I seem to recall hearing several times that being the common lifespan though.

I think you should get at least 25K miles from a chainring. Maybe 50K. At least for me, they take forever to wear out.

Even cassettes give me 10-15k miles.

I do replace chains when worn to 0.1%, which is roughly every 3500 miles.

YMMV.

BillyD 04-30-20 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21447762)
Do you think they would carry that, or may they be so out of touch with life as most of us know it, that it's just how things work.

This. How many areas in life have you seen people so accustomed to doing the wrong thing that they consider you stupid if you insist on doing the right thing?

berner 04-30-20 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21447436)
What kind of chainring mileage do y'all get? I feel like my teeth are getting a little thin and I'm occasionally experiencing a skip, but I only (?) have 10-12k on the ring. Is that unusual?

My bike is a triple and the middle ring is it 90% of the time. I replaced it at about 15,000 miles. The teeth were fine. What wore was the lifting pins that latched onto the chain. They were viseably worn and causing erratic shifting in front.

indyfabz 04-30-20 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21447182)
I've got a 5lb bag of potatoes that I need to use. I've been looking at various roasted/oven fried potato recipes. One of these days.

roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped, fresh thyme and/or rosemary. Quarter them if they are large. Halve if somewhat small. You canít mess it up, and the house will smell great.

MoAlpha 04-30-20 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21447762)
Do you think they would carry that, or may they be so out of touch with life as most of us know it, that it's just how things work.

Maybe, but I wouldn't want to make that assumption to make about them. They're almost all still vulnerable and innocent under the exterior at that age, even the ones who do the dumbest or most dangerous stuff. I can't see these kids as anything but victims, and all the more if they've been warped to the point you suggest.

LesterOfPuppets 04-30-20 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21447182)
I've got a 5lb bag of potatoes that I need to use. I've been looking at various roasted/oven fried potato recipes. One of these days.

For Yukon golds I like to dice 'en into 3/8" cubes, boil 'til mostly done, then toss in a big skillet with equal parts bell peppers of various colours and onion (sweets or whites preferably), plus garlic, salt, and pepper.

Like others here I also love the rosemary action. We are caretakers of the mother of all rosemary plants, so we'll never run out...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a0beb24c01.jpg

berner 04-30-20 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21447623)
As many others have pointed out, the most important thing there was validation and bragging rights for the parents. The kids and their lives were obviously secondary considerations.

You've got that right. I hold that such people are borderline sociopaths with little self dissipline and they raise their kids to be the same. If you want to know someones character, observe how they behave if they believe no one is looking.

MoAlpha 04-30-20 03:42 PM

Oh God! Cramps again. Tie me to the mast! :bang::bang::bang:


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