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Old 08-25-22, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I don’t know. I bought it this way. Shifts good. I didn’t know the QR on the front was open.
Should be pointing down. But if your brake cables are adjusted for the current position, you'd need to change that. BTW, when I get a new used bike, cables are one of the first things to go.
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In all seriousness, what’s wrong with my RD cable?
Im down for criticism, I didn’t even realize my QR was open, now I wonder if the rear break is open too.
I can't see where it's going. I see it coming out the side of the STI, but I don't see it curving back around to the righthand cable stop. Maybe it does, I just can't see it.

BTW, I run the brake cables along the front of the bars, so the rear and top are smooth on the hands. Except for the Bianchi, which has Zipp "Aero" bars, which have a flat top. For those, I run the cables under the bar.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I don’t know. I bought it this way. Shifts good. I didn’t know the QR on the front was open.
​​​​​​Don't get caught in their OCD trap.

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Mornings. I shouldn't post first thing. I have no filters.
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4/6 as is typical for me
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Mornings. I shouldn't post first thing. I have no filters.
We're old. People will just have to deal with us.
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I don’t know. I bought it this way. Shifts good. I didn’t know the QR on the front was open.
Okay Larry.

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Old 08-26-22, 07:05 AM
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Haven’t felt great for weeks but getting ready to head out the door. I asked my wife where we were going and she said Northeast. I asked how far and she wouldn’t tell me, just going Northeast. She did say to pack more than my normal gels. Uh oh.
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4/6 as is typical for me
same.
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fixed the QR and I remember why they are are taped that way now. Has to do with packing the bike.
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Old 08-26-22, 07:31 AM
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Haven’t felt great for weeks but getting ready to head out the door. I asked my wife where we were going and she said Northeast. I asked how far and she wouldn’t tell me, just going Northeast. She did say to pack more than my normal gels. Uh oh.

which way is the wind blowing.
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bampilot06 is taking up running?
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which way is the wind blowing.
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A cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon about a half mile from my home. She was riding on a horrible street with a stupid, 3', "bike lane" painted along the side. A guy driving a flatbed truck hit her without even realizing. She was dead at the scene and apparently it was very ugly.

Sure, stuff happens, but I can't help thinking we all (drivers, cyclists, everyone) live in a cruel and destructive society, which tolerates a very high rate of suffering in return for not much value.
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Haven’t felt great for weeks but getting ready to head out the door. I asked my wife where we were going and she said Northeast. I asked how far and she wouldn’t tell me, just going Northeast. She did say to pack more than my normal gels. Uh oh.
You're afraid she wants to stop and do it in a soy bean field?
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You're afraid she wants to stop and do it in a soy bean field?
Kinky.
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A cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon about a half mile from my home. She was riding on a horrible street with a stupid, 3', "bike lane" painted along the side. A guy driving a flatbed truck hit her without even realizing. She was dead at the scene and apparently it was very ugly.

Sure, stuff happens, but I can't help thinking we all (drivers, cyclists, everyone) live in a cruel and destructive society, which tolerates a very high rate of suffering in return for not much value.
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A cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon about a half mile from my home. She was riding on a horrible street with a stupid, 3', "bike lane" painted along the side. A guy driving a flatbed truck hit her without even realizing. She was dead at the scene and apparently it was very ugly.

Sure, stuff happens, but I can't help thinking we all (drivers, cyclists, everyone) live in a cruel and destructive society, which tolerates a very high rate of suffering in return for not much value.
That's horrible. People don't take driving seriously. What little "driver training" we have is just about operating the machine itself and not about how you can change the lives of others.
I met a guy from Switzerland and he said the written test took 2+ hours and the driving test took you into the mountains and was also very long. It's as if they want you to be proficient.
I've heard that tv commercials showing fast driving are prohibited in England. Here, we show street racing, drifting, and all sorts of macho pursuits in car ads.
In L.A. now we have "street takeovers" where up to thousands of people show up and close off an intersection and do stunts with their cars. And of course there is always street racing with people driving through houses, etc.

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I took off work today for my mental health. Was going to go for a ride but feeling lazy so went for a hike with mrs datlas instead.
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That's horrible. People don't take driving seriously. What little "driver training" we have is just about operating the machine itself and not about how you can change the lives of others.
I met a guy from Switzerland and he said the written test took 2+ hours and the driving test took you into the mountains and was also very long. It's as if they want you to be proficient.
I've heard that tv commercials showing fast driving are prohibited in England. Here, we show street racing, drifting, and all sorts of macho pursuits in car ads.
In L.A. now we have "street takeovers" where up to thousands of people show up and close off an intersection and do stunts with their cars. And of course there is always street racing with people driving through houses, etc.

Life is cheap.
I think English traffic is pretty bad by European standards, but they do have speed cameras freaking everywhere.

All the GT cycling I've been watching this summer makes me want to go live in Playmobil®.
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A cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon about a half mile from my home. She was riding on a horrible street with a stupid, 3', "bike lane" painted along the side. A guy driving a flatbed truck hit her without even realizing. She was dead at the scene and apparently it was very ugly.

Sure, stuff happens, but I can't help thinking we all (drivers, cyclists, everyone) live in a cruel and destructive society, which tolerates a very high rate of suffering in return for not much value.
I...can't argue with that. I have been unpleasantly surprised by the degree of callousness many have toward their fellow man if they might be inconvenienced.
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