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DougRNS 07-29-20 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21614228)
You probably need to add more cable tension. You shouldn't need to move the outer limit screw.

What about more cowbell?

LesterOfPuppets 07-29-20 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21614366)
You mean RD adjuster. It goes on the right.

Oh yeah, guess the flippers were for the back.

rjones28 07-29-20 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21614371)
What about more cowbell?

#CrossIsComing

Velo Vol 07-29-20 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21614315)
Does it look like this?

Not exactly. There's no threaded looking thing where the naked cable emerges.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...705b1ea8cf.png

genejockey 07-29-20 09:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21614414)
Not exactly. There's no threaded looking thing where the naked cable emerges.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...705b1ea8cf.png

Turn that counter clockwise, i.e. unscrewing it. BUT big john may be on to something, so I'd check everything he suggested first.

big john 07-29-20 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21614371)
What about more cowbell?

It's the only prescription.

noodle soup 07-29-20 10:31 PM

I now know where to go in September


indyfabz 07-30-20 02:15 AM

There’s a local guy who views our club’s Facebook page as his bragging site, posting about every ride and how fast he was. His latest wonders how such power and endurance could “well up” in someone in their 50s. So far I have been able to exercise restraint. So far.

Trsnrtr 07-30-20 05:10 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21614308)
I can’t go within 100 meters of a sailboat without developing what has sometimes been called “male menstruation” in our house. I am often unaware of it until I hang up one of our off-white bath towels after a shower.

Yep, sounds familiar. My biggest problem is cutting tools, knives, saws, chainsaws...- :innocent:

Velo Vol 07-30-20 05:34 AM

It seems I'm the only one who truly appreciates how dumb bicycles are.

I go to a website or mechanical video tutorial to learn how to fix something. Then look at my bicycle.

"wut my bike doesn't look anything like that"

Why not? It's a simple machine. You push the pedal and it turns the wheel. But all these Big Bike companies have to come up with something cute to make their product "special."

SMH

abshipp 07-30-20 06:02 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21614690)
SMH

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png

bampilot06 07-30-20 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21614671)
Yep, sounds familiar. My biggest problem is cutting tools, knives, saws, chainsaws...- :innocent:


heavy heavy deadlifts. Don’t do those anymore, but the result was similar.

bampilot06 07-30-20 06:16 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21614690)
It seems I'm the only one who truly appreciates how dumb bicycles are.

I go to a website or mechanical video tutorial to learn how to fix something. Then look at my bicycle.

"wut my bike doesn't look anything like that"

Why not? It's a simple machine. You push the pedal and it turns the wheel. But all these Big Bike companies have to come up with something cute to make their product "special."

SMH


Should have gone campy.

Velo Vol 07-30-20 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21614707)

Mowing beckons, so I can't solve the world's problems now, but step one is getting rid of the imperial/metric wrench thing.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7f2abd95fc.jpg

indyfabz 07-30-20 06:35 AM

Economy contracted nearly 33% in Q2. :twitchy:

rjones28 07-30-20 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21614730)
Mowing beckons, so I can't solve the world's problems now, but step one is getting rid of the imperial/metric wrench thing.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7f2abd95fc.jpg

Get rid of your old stuff. New stuff is all metric.

#prolly

phrantic09 07-30-20 06:42 AM

I think I need to take the rest of the week off, knee is killing me today too. Pretty sure this is something other than fit, perhaps a sprain or something else. I did feel it tweak a little lifting the dogs into the back of our car Monday night.

WhyFi 07-30-20 07:17 AM

Good ride last night, my first Wed Night Ride since March. I'd been out on a couple weekend rides, but the Wed rides are really the much more spirited. My solo riding work is certainly paying off; it felt good to be the guy that brought the hammer.

It almost makes me wonder how such power and endurance could well up in someone in their mid-40s.

MoAlpha 07-30-20 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21614740)
I think I need to take the rest of the week off, knee is killing me today too. Pretty sure this is something other than fit, perhaps a sprain or something else. I did feel it tweak a little lifting the dogs into the back of our car Monday night.

Oh, yeah. You gotta baby that thing for a while and get a professional opinion.

MoAlpha 07-30-20 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21614773)
Good ride last night, my first Wed Night Ride since March. I'd been out on a couple weekend rides, but the Wed rides are really the much more spirited. My solo riding work is certainly paying off; it felt good to be the guy that brought the hammer.

It almost makes me wonder how such power and endurance could well up in someone in their mid-40s.

It is the great miracle of our times for sure, but I must say, your intervals.icu data are pretty impressive.

WhyFi 07-30-20 07:51 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21614814)
It is the great miracle of our times for sure, but I must say, your intervals.icu data are pretty impressive.

Thanks - I don't really have much of a frame of reference, so it is what it is. I know my w/kg isn't special, but I don't live in an area where that's too much of a hindrance. I've always felt like I have decent short-term power, but I feel like I'm starting to stretch that out that duration. Also, huge difference that I felt last night was just being able to repeatedly go back to the well for harder efforts. It was nice to think, "that hurt. Let's do it again."

Oh, and it was also gratifying to have one slightly miffed teammate say, "you're not supposed to come back lighter AND stronger - that's not fair." :D

seedsbelize 07-30-20 07:52 AM

Only 81°. It feels hotter. It's a riding day and I am not feeling inspired. I will HTFU and go though. One never knows which opportunity is the last.

seedsbelize 07-30-20 07:55 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21614740)
I think I need to take the rest of the week off, knee is killing me today too. Pretty sure this is something other than fit, perhaps a sprain or something else. I did feel it tweak a little lifting the dogs into the back of our car Monday night.

Embrace the opportunity to rest and heal. I learned this lesson with the finger incident. It's a good one to have on hand. You'll be moving soon. Do some prep, if only on paper.

seedsbelize 07-30-20 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21614773)
Good ride last night, my first Wed Night Ride since March. I'd been out on a couple weekend rides, but the Wed rides are really the much more spirited. My solo riding work is certainly paying off; it felt good to be the guy that brought the hammer​hamer.

It almost makes me wonder how such power and endurance could well up in someone in their mid-40s.

Fixed

big john 07-30-20 08:00 AM

Just had a little jolt. Woke up to a small earthquake at 4:30 so this jolt may have been an aftershock of that. A 70 year old house makes a lot of noise during an earthquake, I've learned.


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