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seedsbelize2 07-30-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22593239)
Good questions but no. The cable breaks inside the shifter where there is a tight turn. Itís before it even gets to the housing.

Different brand cables?
That sounds like it's designed to fail. Is there room to slip a cable housing liner over that little bit of cable? In C&V they use those liners where the cable passes under the bb shell. Maybe a drop of solder to keep it from fraying. Or a drop of super glue.

Bah Humbug 07-30-22 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22593222)
Yeah, but nobody's going to buy your 27 year old running shoes to build up a new set of running shoes with all the modern componentry.

That just means I don't need to deal with selling on the secondary market.

big john 07-30-22 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22593284)
Different brand cables?
That sounds like it's designed to fail. Is there room to slip a cable housing liner over that little bit of cable? In C&V they use those liners where the cable passes under the bb shell. Maybe a drop of solder to keep it from fraying. Or a drop of super glue.

They break where they flex on the radius of the part that rotates inside the shifter. You wouldn't want to solder or try to stiffen the wire there. It's a tight fit, I doubt you could get any kind of liner in there.

Breaking there is a normal effect of the design. It seems that datlas is experiencing a higher than normal failure rate.

indyfabz 07-30-22 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22592900)
Has Gwenyth, must watch.

Did you buy the candle that supposedly smells like her YKW?

big john 07-30-22 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22593308)
Did you buy the candle that supposedly smells like her YKW?

I saw her on t.v. with Colbert, I think, and she said the candle didn't really smell like that, it was just a cutesy name. I've never smelled either the candle or it's namesake, so I can't vouch for that statement.

rjones28 07-30-22 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593208)
I must say, running is one eff of a lot simpler than cycling. Picked up a new pair of shoes on Friday, installed the tri-geek laces, and now they're good-to-go until spent. No weird malfunctions or maintenance issues. No upkeep. No flat mid-soles.

I also got a new pair of running shoes on Friday. Heaven help me.

big john 07-30-22 09:27 PM

Just watched the TDF Femme. Pretty great stage today. 9800 feet of climbing, big shake up of GC.

LesterOfPuppets 07-30-22 09:44 PM

It's just about sunrise in Spa.

LesterOfPuppets 07-30-22 09:53 PM

Bimmer butt of the day

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb54d651b9.png

LesterOfPuppets 07-30-22 10:03 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22593341)
I also got a new pair of running shoes on Friday. Heaven help me.

I have a new pair of trail runners in the mail, I'll primarily be just hiking in them though.

phrantic09 07-31-22 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593143)
I know for a fact I mentioned that that happened to my R8000. Shimano wants you to go Di2 or pre-emptively swap the cables. Yes it's a cop-out on their part but SRAM comes with bigger issues.

I was meaning to go Ekar at the end. Had it all planned with a shop in Boulder to do the work.

It happened on my GRX 810 as well. Same symptoms as well.

phrantic09 07-31-22 04:26 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593208)
I must say, running is one eff of a lot simpler than cycling. Picked up a new pair of shoes on Friday, installed the tri-geek laces, and now they're good-to-go until spent. No weird malfunctions or maintenance issues. No upkeep. No flat mid-soles.

Elaborate on the tri-geek laces please

seedsbelize2 07-31-22 05:15 AM

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seedsbelize2 07-31-22 05:23 AM

Touring cyclist here from The Netherlands. I plan to ride out with him for an hour before turning back in time to receive the one from South Korea. Busy weekend.
We've now had afternoon thunderstorms for 7 days in a row. Or is it 8?. But. We have come through June and July with no tropical storms or other wind events.
:bday:

indyfabz 07-31-22 05:30 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22593506)
Wordle 407 3/6
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Same.

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Bah Humbug 07-31-22 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22593506)
Wordle 407 3/6
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Bah Humbug 07-31-22 06:18 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22593493)
Elaborate on the tri-geek laces please

To speed up transition we replace normal laces with these elastic ones. There are multiple types, including ones that look like normal laces and you just leave tied but can stretch to put your feet in without untying and then retying. This is the most common (and critically means I can just pick up at a running store at the same time as the shoes, since I have several at home but didn't bring any). The thing at the top is spring-loaded so you can leave it as loose as you like, shove your feet in as you hit transition, and then yank them close as tight as you like and hit the run.

However, because the laces have a little give they're more comfortable (or can be), and for people with Asian backgrounds and a no shoes inside rule, it makes it a lot faster to get them on and off multiple times per day. AG's dad is now a convert.

There are even people who use the other variety in laced cycling shoes for tri. Boas are unaero.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...61351d9a6b.jpg

Mojo31 07-31-22 06:54 AM

No wonder I didn’t win the MegaMillions. Can’t pick the right letters/numbers.

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BillyD 07-31-22 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593526)
To speed up transition we replace normal laces with these elastic ones. There are multiple types, including ones that look like normal laces and you just leave tied but can stretch to put your feet in without untying and then retying. This is the most common (and critically means I can just pick up at a running store at the same time as the shoes, since I have several at home but didn't bring any). The thing at the top is spring-loaded so you can leave it as loose as you like, shove your feet in as you hit transition, and then yank them close as tight as you like and hit the run.

However, because the laces have a little give they're more comfortable (or can be), and for people with Asian backgrounds and a no shoes inside rule, it makes it a lot faster to get them on and off multiple times per day. AG's dad is now a convert.

There are even people who use the other variety in laced cycling shoes for tri. Boas are unaero.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...61351d9a6b.jpg

​​​​​​​I need me some of these, should be great working with my chronically bad back.

Bah Humbug 07-31-22 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22593545)
I need me some of these, should be great working with my chronically bad back.

Very few people start using them and then stop, FWIW.

Bah Humbug 07-31-22 07:41 AM

7:40am; time to see if I can replicate Friday's run.

WhyFi 07-31-22 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22593526)
To speed up transition we replace normal laces with these elastic ones. There are multiple types, including ones that look like normal laces and you just leave tied but can stretch to put your feet in without untying and then retying. This is the most common (and critically means I can just pick up at a running store at the same time as the shoes, since I have several at home but didn't bring any). The thing at the top is spring-loaded so you can leave it as loose as you like, shove your feet in as you hit transition, and then yank them close as tight as you like and hit the run.

However, because the laces have a little give they're more comfortable (or can be), and for people with Asian backgrounds and a no shoes inside rule, it makes it a lot faster to get them on and off multiple times per day. AG's dad is now a convert.

There are even people who use the other variety in laced cycling shoes for tri. Boas are unaero.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...61351d9a6b.jpg

We buy these for the kids. I should get some for myself, too.

MoAlpha 07-31-22 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22593394)
Just watched the TDF Femme. Pretty great stage today. 9800 feet of climbing, big shake up of GC.

Amazing ride by van Vleuten. Che bestia!

big john 07-31-22 09:11 AM

Cloudy again here but it seems to be clearing. Yesterday it was overcast and cool until the ride was finished, then came the heat. I went to the club and there were 3 rides heading the same direction. The fastest group was doing 100+ so they set a fast pace and those of us doing a paltry 50 felt obligated to hang on. For some reason they kept waiting for the slower riders, even when one had a flat.

This led to dissention and some of the slower riders turned back, which was weird because they could have just cruised to the break.
Some newbies came and stayed the course including a guy who was toast when we stopped for snacks. We lost him on the return even though we waited and waited and waited every few miles. He might still be out there somewhere.

Rode with an old friend who appeared on the road and stayed with us for a while. Haven't seen him in years. He was a cat 2 and quite strong, saw him win in a field of 100 riders once. Turns out he had a heart attack last year. Anyway he looks great now and is sporting a stent in the blood system.

Another guy came back for his first group ride since a bad leg fracture last year with surgery, etc. He's been Zwifting and riding around his house and he did fine. He used to drop me easily on climbs and was quite the French shower about it. I think the whole experience humbled him a bit and he was friendly to me and even said "nice riding with you" when we split up at the end.

Bah Humbug 07-31-22 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22593571)
We buy these for the kids. I should get some for myself, too.

Once you go elastic, you never go... static?

Whatever, they can't all be winners.


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