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rjones28 06-16-20 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21537052)
Thinking of GWTW will make you crazy? Or thinking about how many people haven't seen GWTW will make you crazy?

I'll think about it tomorrow.

Velo Vol 06-16-20 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21537119)
I'll think about it tomorrow.

Must be obscure movie reference day.

LesterOfPuppets 06-16-20 11:30 AM

I'm rolling a 12 speed road bike today.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4aa5348b26.jpg

Velo Vol 06-16-20 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21537238)
I'm rolling a 12 speed road bike today.

What time is it per the sundial?

bampilot06 06-16-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21537051)
It's a stack of assumptions and guesses. I'm fairly certain that they're just looking at your best 20-min power (probably within 6 weeks) and then taking 95% of that. If you don't have a power meter or a location suitable for that type of steady output (7+ mile stretch that's relatively uninterrupted), they're FTP estimate isn't going to be very good.

Ill have to wait til I get a power meter I think. 7 miles uninterrupted would be close to impossible.

WhyFi 06-16-20 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21537280)
Ill have to wait til I get a power meter I think. 7 miles uninterrupted would be close to impossible.

And, frankly, until you get a power meter, it doesn't really matter.

edited to add: that's not to say that you need a power meter. You can train without one, but it's just a tool to be a little more effective.

seedsbelize 06-16-20 12:20 PM


seedsbelize 06-16-20 12:21 PM

33 km on the 414. It tired me out, gave me an appetite, and restored my humanity.

seedsbelize 06-16-20 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21536947)
My new mountain bike is 1x12, but I have no interest in 12 speed for a road bike, and I have no need/desire for a gravel bike.

12 speed is my favorite configuration in road bikes. Six speed freewheels and cassettes are decidedly not easy to find anymore.

TassR700 06-16-20 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by SwtBadger (Post 21537081)
When I lived in Michigan this was one of the great things, close to the western edge of the time zone and north meant late evenings. Not sure of exact sundown, but was still biking and kayaking past 9pm w/visibility.

Currently in northern lower peninsula Michigan. Sunset at 9:30 today.

seedsbelize 06-16-20 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21537238)
I'm rolling a 12 speed road bike today.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4aa5348b26.jpg

What's the tubeset?

Bah Humbug 06-16-20 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21537355)
12 speed is my favorite configuration in road bikes. Six speed freewheels and cassettes are decidedly not easy to find anymore.

So, in genuine curiosity, what makes 12 better than 10 or 14?

seedsbelize 06-16-20 12:42 PM

MoAlpha
One more question. Do I need to be manually flexing that finger now, with all the inflammation, or can I wait til it loosens up some. I don't want to wait too long yet again

rjones28 06-16-20 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21537176)
Must be obscure movie reference day.

Every day is exactly the same.

rjones28 06-16-20 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21537355)
12 speed is my favorite configuration in road bikes. Six speed freewheels and cassettes are decidedly not easy to find anymore.

We have six speed freewheels and cassettes in stock.

MoAlpha 06-16-20 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21537390)
MoAlpha
One more question. Do I need to be manually flexing that finger now, with all the inflammation, or can I wait til it loosens up some. I don't want to wait too long yet again

Without the benefit of knowing what's really going on, my first piece of advice would be to be gentle and avoid anything that hurts too much. There is some risk that any scar tissue will retract with time and make things tighter, but you really don't want to risk reinjuring the finger. If it's just muscle and healthy connective tissue that should be able to wait.

LesterOfPuppets 06-16-20 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21537369)
What's the tubeset?

Tenax.

bampilot06 06-16-20 01:56 PM

day 2 of rain. I feel myself already forgetting what sunlight is.

Velo Vol 06-16-20 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21537452)
Every day is exactly the same.

Are you not entertained?

Velo Vol 06-16-20 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21537510)
day 260 of not-summer. I feel myself already forgetting what heat is.

Fixed

rjones28 06-16-20 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21537527)
Are you not entertained?

A little.

seedsbelize 06-16-20 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21537388)
So, in genuine curiosity, what makes 12 better than 10 or 14?

It just feels right. I really prefer a six speed rear to a seven, for no real reason. And frankly, I don't have much experience with five. I have a five speed corncob here, that I've been awaiting the right application for. Whatever I have back there, I never use them all, unless I'm in the US, where they have actual hills. What makes friction shifting preferable to indexed? Same question/same answer.

Edit: Actually, the six speed rear more easily fits into 126 mm dropout spacing as well.

noodle soup 06-16-20 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21537527)
Are you not entertained?


seedsbelize 06-16-20 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21537457)
We have six speed freewheels and cassettes in stock.

Are the grooves for the freehub all equal? That's what I'm looking for. Cassette wise. I can buy new six speed cassettes here, but the don't fit my freehubs.

LesterOfPuppets 06-16-20 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21537252)
What time is it per the sundial?

It was approx 1/4 after 10 according to the sundial. Cell phone said 10:13. Not bad sundial, not bad. :)


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