Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction 2022.3

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction 2022.3

Old 08-24-22, 02:36 AM
  #4351  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Valley of the Sun.
Posts: 40,633

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9841 Post(s)
Liked 4,813 Times in 2,517 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Not only does it have Cannondale's "Lefty" one-legged fork, but it also appears to have "Lefty" chain- and seatstays.
Speaking of Leftys, check out this fork

LesterOfPuppets is online now  
Old 08-24-22, 02:44 AM
  #4352  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 7,297

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6581 Post(s)
Liked 3,083 Times in 1,310 Posts
What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 03:22 AM
  #4353  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 19,156

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8066 Post(s)
Liked 2,879 Times in 1,538 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?
Aero, obvs. Also, "is", since they still use it.

I hope the sarcasm is obvs too.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 03:35 AM
  #4354  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 19,156

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8066 Post(s)
Liked 2,879 Times in 1,538 Posts
Nearly fell into a trap.

Wordle 431 4/6

⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛
⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩
⬛🟩🟨🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 04:53 AM
  #4355  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,889

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19558 Post(s)
Liked 6,222 Times in 3,015 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Nearly fell into a trap.

Wordle 431 4/6

⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛
⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩
⬛🟩🟨🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Admiral Akbar says so.

4/6 here too.

My mobile view looks different from usual. Using “full” not mobile version on my iPhone.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 05:05 AM
  #4356  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 19,156

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8066 Post(s)
Liked 2,879 Times in 1,538 Posts
And brutal nightmares last night. Had a bunch of work stress, but the kind that's happened before without going this bad. Worse than Shyamalan by far. I don't even know what director to compare. My soul feels dirty.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 05:29 AM
  #4357  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 21,996

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9784 Post(s)
Liked 3,334 Times in 1,577 Posts
Wordle 431 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟨⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
__________________
I wake up and say, "It's a new day!" I go to bed thinking, "What the heck happened?"






Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 05:33 AM
  #4358  
seedsbelize2
Used to be Seedsbelize
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán. México
Posts: 3,035

Bikes: , 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1477 Post(s)
Liked 764 Times in 487 Posts
After experimenting with various blends, I'm back on pure cafe robusta this morning. Arabica raises mucus in my sinuses and robusta doesn't, so I can breathe freely. It has the added bonus of higher caffeine. It has not, however, helped me with Wordle. I'm going to let that marinate for awhile.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 05:37 AM
  #4359  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 19,156

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8066 Post(s)
Liked 2,879 Times in 1,538 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
After experimenting with various blends, I'm back on pure cafe robusta this morning. Arabica raises mucus in my sinuses and robusta doesn't, so I can breathe freely. It has the added bonus of higher caffeine. It has not, however, helped me with Wordle. I'm going to let that marinate for awhile.
Interesting. Where do you get robusta? I think I can only get it as the stuff that doesn't say 100% arabica, which is to say junk like Folger's.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 05:42 AM
  #4360  
seedsbelize2
Used to be Seedsbelize
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán. México
Posts: 3,035

Bikes: , 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1477 Post(s)
Liked 764 Times in 487 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Hmm, stoker crankarms are both on the drive side. cue Twilight Zone theme.
I once hurriedly assembled a bike with the crank arms mirroring each other. It was a quick fix.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 05:44 AM
  #4361  
seedsbelize2
Used to be Seedsbelize
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán. México
Posts: 3,035

Bikes: , 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1477 Post(s)
Liked 764 Times in 487 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Interesting. Where do you get robusta? I think I can only get it as the stuff that doesn't say 100% arabica, which is to say junk like Folger's.
Only online. It comes from the Veracruz lowlands. But it is probably available from other parts of the world as well. It's not easy to find. I started drinking instant for exactly that reason, when we first moved from Belize and I couldn't find any. I was drinking locally grown robusta there.

Last edited by seedsbelize2; 08-24-22 at 05:49 AM.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 07:36 AM
  #4362  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 54,021

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11784 Post(s)
Liked 3,062 Times in 1,783 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?
It's a mystery.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 07:42 AM
  #4363  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,357
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5739 Post(s)
Liked 5,498 Times in 2,818 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What was the actual benefit of a cannondale lefty fork?
Mostly to save weight. Cannondale was always trying different things when they were family owned and would do a lot of in house stuff instead of sourcing from a known supplier.
To make it work they used needle bearings and large diameter tubes and a double triple clamp, which would actually be a double double clamp.
It wasn't made for downhill or long travel bikes and in my opinion was more of a gimmick than anything else. It did work, though. I demoed one for a weekend. It's weird to look at but once riding you don't notice it at all. It seemed to work fine for what I did that weekend. No way could it ever be as burly as a Fox 36, for example.
big john is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 07:45 AM
  #4364  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,357
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5739 Post(s)
Liked 5,498 Times in 2,818 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Speaking of Leftys, check out this fork

Weird. Instead of going with double triple clamp they just added half of one.
big john is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 09:22 AM
  #4365  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 12,936

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7268 Post(s)
Liked 7,745 Times in 3,947 Posts
I'll take it.
Wordle 431 3/6

⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 09:23 AM
  #4366  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,766

Bikes: 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 2020 Holdsworth Competition, 2022 Giant Trance 29 3

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2944 Post(s)
Liked 2,881 Times in 1,033 Posts
Planned on about 55 miles this morning but about 30 minutes in to the ride I just wanted to be back home.

Still wanted to get a decent workout so I was thinking I would do a nice easy spin up Paris Mountain. A few minutes in I found myself about 10 seconds up on my fastest time. A few minutes later I was up about 30 seconds. 10 minutes in I was up over a minute. Somehow I ended up finding 1'22" by the end. Previous PR was 16'26", today I ended up at 15'04"!



Makes me wish I would have pushed a bit harder at the beginning, maybe I would have ended up in the 14's.
abshipp is offline  
Likes For abshipp:
Old 08-24-22, 09:28 AM
  #4367  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,766

Bikes: 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 2020 Holdsworth Competition, 2022 Giant Trance 29 3

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2944 Post(s)
Liked 2,881 Times in 1,033 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Every time I see a Latex Tube thread, I have the urge to post the classic Seinfeld clip about Vandelay Industries and Jerry telling George (in his awkward pose) "And you want to be my latex salesman!"

Must reist....must resist!
I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks ago. I haven't noticed a huge difference aside from them losing air at a very rapid pace, which doesn't bother me much at all since I check air pressure before every ride.
abshipp is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 09:38 AM
  #4368  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 8,983
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6817 Post(s)
Liked 4,270 Times in 2,327 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks ago. I haven't noticed a huge difference aside from them losing air at a very rapid pace, which doesn't bother me much at all since I check air pressure before every ride.
Ribbed, dimpled or smooth?

What do the yutes do these days?
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 09:48 AM
  #4369  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,766

Bikes: 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 2020 Holdsworth Competition, 2022 Giant Trance 29 3

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2944 Post(s)
Liked 2,881 Times in 1,033 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Ribbed, dimpled or smooth?

What do the yutes do these days?
It’s a road bike, so smooth - obviously.

Should I match my tube texture to the tire tread? Maybe I should ask the greater 41?
abshipp is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 10:01 AM
  #4370  
mschwett 
please no more flats
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,125

Bikes: aethos, creo, vanmoof, public ...

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 624 Post(s)
Liked 746 Times in 400 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I'll take it.
Wordle 431 3/6

⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
i’m in a bit of a rut

Wordle 431 4/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨
🟨🟩🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

…also pulled a staple out of a front tire this AM. felt pretty deep, no little bubble of sealant but now i’m worried that my post-tube flat free run is going to come to an end.
mschwett is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 10:17 AM
  #4371  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 8,983
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6817 Post(s)
Liked 4,270 Times in 2,327 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
It’s a road bike, so smooth - obviously.

Should I match my tube texture to the tire tread? Maybe I should ask the greater 41?
Prolly a good idea.

Interested in Larry's opinion.
Mojo31 is offline  
Likes For Mojo31:
Old 08-24-22, 10:27 AM
  #4372  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 19,156

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8066 Post(s)
Liked 2,879 Times in 1,538 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks ago. I haven't noticed a huge difference aside from them losing air at a very rapid pace, which doesn't bother me much at all since I check air pressure before every ride.
Given the number of times I've finished rides to pull wire or staples out of my latex tubes that then deflated, I don't care how much faster they are.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Likes For Bah Humbug:
Old 08-24-22, 10:51 AM
  #4373  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,889

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19558 Post(s)
Liked 6,222 Times in 3,015 Posts
Good ride today.

SaPAOTD, possibly:


__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 11:12 AM
  #4374  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 7,297

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6581 Post(s)
Liked 3,083 Times in 1,310 Posts
Stupid question of the day, well 2 stupid questions of the day.

Question number 1. If I were to buy a 105 R7000 rear derailer, cassette, and shifters, could I get buy with the triple upfront for a little while? I wouldn’t be able to use all three chain rings obviously, But if I could only use the outer and the middle that would work. Reason I ask, I need 175 cranks arms and it seems the 105 group sets are always out of stock. I can do piece meal but the price is more than I want to spend at once time.

Question number 2. How do I know if my rear chain stay is wide enough to take an 11 speed wheel? The ritchey was built in 2001. I don’t want to order wheels and then they don’t fit.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 08-24-22, 11:17 AM
  #4375  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,889

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19558 Post(s)
Liked 6,222 Times in 3,015 Posts
2 is easy. No problem. They went from 126 to 130mm rear spread in the early 90’s.

1 depends, do you have a triple crank?? I suspect triple shifter may not have proper cable pull to work with a double crank….
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.