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DougRNS 08-25-21 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200614)
What chain rings?

taco bell

DougRNS 08-25-21 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200634)
I loose interest in pedaling at cadences above 100rpm.

same except if I'm dialing up massive watts.

rjones28 08-25-21 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200204)
Interesting experience on today's ride. Recall I still run Ultegra 6700 on my bikes. Also recall that the exposed parts of the shifters are notorious for rusting, and there is a bit of rust on mine.

When I started the ride, my inner paddle (to shift to a smaller cog in back) would sometimes just move but not shift, and sometimes would "catch" and shift properly. Oh crap. The outer shifter would shift crisply to the bigger cogs nice and crisply. So I am pretty sure the problem is NOT a fraying cable or a cable problem at all, but something in the shifter mechanism that is not engaging properly. I am not enough of an expert on the shifter innards/mechanism to make a definite diagnosis. Luckily, as the ride progressed, the weak "catch" or inability to shift at all became less frequent, and within 15 minutes it was working fine.

My suspicion is that whatever ratchet or other gizmo inside the shifter may have gotten stuck due to rust and lack of use (this is my first ride on the bike in 2 weeks), but I am torn whether to just leave it alone versus spray a bunch of WD40 and/or lube up into the mechanism to help clear out whatever the cause was.

Suggestions???

Sometimes that happens because the original assembly lube has degraded and essentially gums up the mechanism. I usually spray some Clean Streak or similar degreaser into the shifter and then some wet spray lube. Work the shifters a bunch, while in the workstand. That often solves the problem. Assuming that's what the problem is.

rjones28 08-25-21 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200646)
Sometimes that happens because the original assembly lube has degraded and essentially gums up the mechanism. I usually spray some Clean Streak or similar degreaser into the shifter and then some wet spray lube. Work the shifters a bunch, while in the workstand. That often solves the problem. Assuming that's what the problem is.

Or it's a sign from the cycling gods that now is the time to upgrade your groupset. ;)

genejockey 08-25-21 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200634)
I loose interest in pedaling at cadences above 100rpm.

I've been finding that I spin >100 rpm a lot on my 80s bikes with 170mm cranks, vs 95-100 on the newer ones with 175s. That, and with fewer gears and DT shifters I tend to shift less often.

rjones28 08-25-21 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22200211)
Sometimes the non-cycling world attempts to appropriate cycling with hilarious results. To wit, a $28,900 Louis Vuitton single speed bike that is probably less capable than anything from State:

https://theradavist.com/2021/08/__tr...Bkuqtqbtl52A8U

But, hey, it has disc brakes.

rjones28 08-25-21 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22200220)
I believe that lube is almost always the answer.

Truth

DougRNS 08-25-21 05:52 PM

Revealing factoid:
one of my favorite albums.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bbe589ca52.jpg

genejockey 08-25-21 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200646)
Sometimes that happens because the original assembly lube has degraded and essentially gums up the mechanism. I usually spray some Clean Streak or similar degreaser into the shifter and then some wet spray lube. Work the shifters a bunch, while in the workstand. That often solves the problem. Assuming that's what the problem is.

The upshift lever on my left (front) Ergopower shifter on my Bianchi decided it had had enough and simply stopped working. It swings freely, not engaging the ratchet wheel at all. It's been at my LBS since before I left for Back East.

rjones28 08-25-21 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22200281)
I'd recommend Di2 as a pretty permanent solution

This

rjones28 08-25-21 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200290)
Itís a good suggestion but the Habanero has external cables and setting up Di2 that way is fugly. I do plan to get a brand new full groupset next year, and my hope is the next-generation Shimano 12 speed Di2 will be available and also semi-wireless. That fits right into my plan. However I suspect delays and/or supply problems may be an issue.

Sram e-Tap AXS ain't got no wires.

rjones28 08-25-21 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22200622)
The ones that came with the bike.

Naturally.

genejockey 08-25-21 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200685)
Naturally.

Like the bar tape.

rjones28 08-25-21 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22200660)
The upshift lever on my left (front) Ergopower shifter on my Bianchi decided it had had enough and simply stopped working. It swings freely, not engaging the ratchet wheel at all. It's been at my LBS since before I left for Back East.

No shifters available?

datlas 08-25-21 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22200658)
Revealing factoid:
one of my favorite albums.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bbe589ca52.jpg

Have you heard this?? Itís amazing.




DougRNS 08-25-21 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22200693)
Have you heard this?? Itís amazing.

https://youtu.be/-yzOpjQsXvk

Yes, I've heard it. I'm glad you enjoy their rendition of Neil's classic. Music takes me places that no other art form does.

Mojo31 08-25-21 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22200572)
how dare you! You take that back!!

You sure are a hellcat.

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 06:37 PM

Get a load of this abomination spotted at the Phillies game. Shame on you Yuengling.

https://d2aam04nmhpdf8.cloudfront.ne...png?1613609810

DougRNS 08-25-21 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22200730)
Get a load of this abomination spotted at the Phillies game. Shame on you Yuengling.

https://d2aam04nmhpdf8.cloudfront.ne...png?1613609810

They've jumped the shark.

DougRNS 08-25-21 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22200600)
There's a 100% chance you can go pound sand.

https://twitter.com/lucky13wxman/sta...54070310719496

I hope Ken Weathers the storm.

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200634)
I loose interest in pedaling at cadences above 100rpm.

Is your juice on the loose?


LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22200737)
They've jumped the shark.

I still haven't seen any proper Yuenglings on the shelf here in AZ yet. Maybe I should check the Total Wino website.

Velo Vol 08-25-21 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22200634)
I loose interest in pedaling at cadences above 100rpm.

I loose interest in bicycle gear discussions after about two posts.

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 06:55 PM

They got em in El Paso, still a bit of a drive for Yuenglings...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c7198fd3f8.png

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-21 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22200758)
I loose interest in bicycle gear discussions after about two posts.

This oughta cheer you up. You hardly ever hear this one. Well I do, but just because I have the 45.



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