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Old 09-11-22, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
The rear tire on the Seven was flat this morning. Took a look at the tire before pulling out the tube and found a scuff on the sidewall like from a rock. The tube had a big hole like it would from a pinch flat, like when I tried to put air in it the air leaked out so fast it was hard to tell where it was leaking. How did I ride to the end of the ride on Tuesday, up a small climb, a 20 minute car ride, then put it in the garage without it going flat?

Did someone sneak it out and ride it and put it back? Maybe it was weakened and the super high temp in the garage finished it off?
someone or something telling you no more bike rides until the temps drop ?
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Old 09-11-22, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
I tried a bottle of Gold, and found it to be no better than the Tri-Flow I've been using for years. I couldn't find Tri-Flow at the time.

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I've been using Tri-Flow for years on just about everything including my cereal - but I don't recall the chain looking this good and with the low amount of friction

R&R Holy Cow is amazing - I'm ready to do an infomercial

still need to try the Gold

if Silca Super Secret is better than this stuff it might send me over the edge
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Old 09-11-22, 07:13 AM
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But But But, where does your light attach?
Yeah, it’s not for me. Thought the titanium jockeys might be all over it.

Datlas???

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Old 09-11-22, 07:15 AM
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That solved just one of my many problems.
If I can make your life just a little bit more tolerable, then I’ve done my part.
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Old 09-11-22, 07:16 AM
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Wouldn't that be every day, ever?
I have been cursing a lot
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Old 09-11-22, 07:17 AM
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I learned there was an “accident” on the century my friends rode yesterday, a rider was hit by a pickup and died. So sad. My friends did not see the incident but passed the site before the ambulance came. They said it was very disturbing.
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The guy on Ebay with the 24" 1988 Schwinn Circuit frame and fork dropped his opening bid last night, so I set up a snipe and got it. Paid too much, IMO, but I can't think of any other way to get the correct fork with a long enough steerer for the 23" frame. The 23" has a complete Sante BB in good condition, which is nice. I washed it this morning and the next step was to polish the paint with Scratch-X. The frame came from Colorado, so although there are a LOT of chips in the paint I see no rust. I touched it up with the paint I used on the 22" Circuit.

Here's a pic of the frame as it is now...



The decals are looking slightly scabrous, especially the "SCHWINN" on the drive side of the seat tube. I MAY try to touch those up. Not decided yet. VeloCals does not have these, unfortunately.
looks mah-veh-loustrous !
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Old 09-11-22, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I learned there was an “accident” on the century my friends rode yesterday, a rider was hit by a pickup and died. So sad. My friends did not see the incident but passed the site before the ambulance came. They said it was very disturbing.
Someone in the FB group "I love road cycling" posted about this. Said it was part of a ride called The Amish Country Ride. Said the rider crossed wheels and fell into the traffic lane.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I learned there was an “accident” on the century my friends rode yesterday, a rider was hit by a pickup and died. So sad. My friends did not see the incident but passed the site before the ambulance came. They said it was very disturbing.
No doubt.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Removed my Sora cassette today, and the 11-speed 105 cassette fit fist fine.
good news

What cassette / ratios is the 11 spd 105 ?

I've been told the 11-34 11 spd cassette will work on most (all ?) of the earlier 9 and 10 spd hubs / freehubs ... (?) ... no interference with the drive-side spokes etc

what brand / type hub ?

was there a spacer / shim behind your old cassette ?

( I'm following especially because I might upgrade a Sora 9 spd gravel bike I recently acquired )
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Old 09-11-22, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Someone in the FB group "I love road cycling" posted about this. Said it was part of a ride called The Amish Country Ride. Said the rider crossed wheels and fell into the traffic lane.
woe that's a shame

sad
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Originally Posted by t2p View Post
good news

What cassette / ratios is the 11 spd 105 ? 11-34

I've been told the 11-34 11 spd cassette will work on most (all ?) of the earlier 9 and 10 spd hubs / freehubs ... (?) ... no interference with the drive-side spokes etc

what brand / type hub ? Don’t know - Specialized Axis wheelset, nothing special.

was there a spacer / shim behind your old cassette ? Yes

( I'm following especially because I might upgrade a Sora 9 spd gravel bike I recently acquired )
Haven’t put a chain on or ridden it, but it doesn’t look like there will be any issues. Still have to put the derailleurs and crank on. Maybe later today after I take my wife to do some wedding shopping.
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Old 09-11-22, 08:05 AM
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Was the rider a part of the group, like way off the front? Or did the group happen along the accident during the course of the ride?
I was not on the ride. My friends saw the aftermath likely a few minutes after the crash. It happened along the route. I know the rider was struck by a pickup, but unclear if he crashed and then hit by pickup (sounds plausible) or if pickup clipped rider and caused the crash.

Either way, it’s a tragedy for the rider and his family.

My friends did say that, as is typical, cyclists of all abilities were on the road and were misbehaving, riding 5 abreast, sometimes crossing the center line, etc., if you have ever done an organized big ride like a charity ride you know this. That danger factor is why I avoid large, mass-start events and choose to do small group rides with 4-10 friends who I know and trust to ride as safely as possible. I was invited and even encouraged to do the mass start century yesterday but chose to skip it.

Be careful out there, kids!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Sorry to hear this. Do the roads you ride on have a bike lane and or shoulder?
As above, I was not on the ride and incident happened in Delaware which generally has good roads.

The roads I ride on typically have NO shoulder but thankfully I ride on back roads with minimal traffic.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I was not on the ride. My friends saw the aftermath likely a few minutes after the crash. It happened along the route. I know the rider was struck by a pickup, but unclear if he crashed and then hit by pickup (sounds plausible) or if pickup clipped rider and caused the crash.

Either way, it’s a tragedy for the rider and his family.

My friends did say that, as is typical, cyclists of all abilities were on the road and were misbehaving, riding 5 abreast, sometimes crossing the center line, etc., if you have ever done an organized big ride like a charity ride you know this. That danger factor is why I avoid large, mass-start events and choose to do small group rides with 4-10 friends who I know and trust to ride as safely as possible. I was invited and even encouraged to do the mass start century yesterday but chose to skip it.

Be careful out there, kids!
Oh, when you mentioned the century the other day, I assumed an informal group thing; I didn't know that it was on the scale of a charity ride, I was picturing a few dozen people or less.
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Oh, when you mentioned the century the other day, I assumed an informal group thing; I didn't know that it was on the scale of a charity ride, I was picturing a few dozen people or less.
It was a signup organized/supported ride called “The Amish Century.” I am picturing a few hundred riders at the start.
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It’s raining and likely to rain all day. So no ride. On the leaderboard I think I have KOM sewn up, but barely on the podium and I expect to be kicked off today, as is the custom.
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I am picturing a few hundred riders at the start.
Ick.

Still, you would hope for better safety with those kinds of numbers and resources.
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Ick.

Still, you would hope for better safety with those kinds of numbers and resources.
Agree. The only mass start event I have planned is the Mallorca 312, and I am rationalizing its safety because only experienced cyclists are likely to be on the course, plus they close the course to cars. It’s on April 29, 2023. Care to join us??
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It’s raining out, so Jackie and I are having a lazy Sunday. Mrs datlas snapped this pic as evidence:


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It’s raining out, so Jackie and I are having a lazy Sunday. Mrs datlas snapped this pic as evidence:


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How are you feeling post booster?
Arm sore at injection site. Very mild body aches, not even painful but awareness.

Not that it makes a big difference, but I ended up getting the Pfizer bivalent shot. All previous ones were Moderna. I believe effectiveness is roughly equivalent.
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Arm sore at injection site. Very mild body aches, not even painful but awareness.

Not that it makes a big difference, but I ended up getting the Pfizer bivalent shot. All previous ones were Moderna. I believe effectiveness is roughly equivalent.
After getting unpleasantly ill for the fourth time after the last booster, I am going to switch too. It’s not like they’re giving out loyalty points.
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