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Old 01-14-22, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
That'd be pretty rough around here. Lots of gravel driveways.
Throwback to an earlier century.
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should I be worried of Asploding if I ride it? I’m pretty sure I need a new head set anyways.
Probably not. 2 times this has happened with my mtb. Crunchy and noisy. Cleaned up ok and seems fine after. Only you can decide, however.
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Old 01-14-22, 09:13 PM
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I've been doing really well on Ebay, picking up bits for the Litespeed Interim Build #2. Today, the 7410 chanrings listed as "low mileage" arrived and yes they absolutely ARE low mileage! The teeth are still shiny. And the FD that I was afraid was scratched up, but it was the cheapest complete example on Ebay - the pictures made it look FAR worse than it really is. I'm getting really stoked! Just cable stops, cables, and the extra crank bolt (7410 cranks apparently came with Titanium crank arm fixing bolts. Who knew?)

I contacted my LBS, and he'll be happy to swap the BBs "while you wait", so the stars are all aligning.....
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
sounds like covid
Yeah. That's it. It's the 'Rona,
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Old 01-14-22, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
¿Tal vez moverán el hilo a Trollheim?
Tal vez.
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Old 01-14-22, 09:43 PM
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Yeah. That's it. It's the 'Rona,
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The contractor that FedEx uses for "Home Delivery" around here is fairly unreliable.
FedEx is generally unreliable in recent years.
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All Pfizer #3 did for me was make me take a 3 hour nap.
Astra Zeneca 1, after two Pfizer's, set me back almost a week.
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https://twitter.com/BradNitzWSB/stat...97573074714631
Note: Cobb County indicated in red is not within the watch area. Thank you for your concern.
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Note: Cobb County indicated in red is not within the watch area. Thank you for your concern.
It could be wrong. Bone-chilling winds could whip up from the quasi-north, and before you know it you might have two or three foot cm drifts across your driveway
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Time to ride







In the garage
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It’s 13F and windchill 0. I know a few of my friends are actually going to ride outside. Not me, I am doing Le Tour de Zwift.
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Time to ride







In the garage
See above. Agree.
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Windchill=0 in the big city.
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Windchill=0 in the big city.
Not hot
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Probably not. 2 times this has happened with my mtb. Crunchy and noisy. Cleaned up ok and seems fine after. Only you can decide, however.

When I took it apart the top bearing had marks on the outside of the bearing case on one side. This, I believe is why it always seems to have play. Postive it has been this way since I bought the bike.

The play isn’t crazy. If I hold the front brake and rock the bike there’s a clicking/ popping noise coming from the head set. Not sure if new bearings would fix the problem, or if there is something wrong with the head tube.
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Old 01-15-22, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Time to ride







In the garage


what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.


I would try it atleast once, but my hatred for indoor riding out weight cold discomfort.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.


I would try it atleast once, but my hatred for indoor riding out weight cold discomfort.
Last year when I first got the revolt I went out for a ride where the wind chill was like 10. I was fine until about the last 10 miles of a 45 mile ride. Water froze, feet were numb and really struggled. Ended up being really dehydrated and had to go to the emergent care to get an IV- I couldn’t keep anything down.

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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Last year when I first got the revolt I went out for a ride where the wind chill was like 10. I was fine until about the last 10 miles of a 45 mile ride. Water froze, feet were numb and really struggled. Ended up being really dehydrated and had to go to the emergent care to get an IV- I couldn’t keep anything down.

do not recommend

damn.

My winter rides I don’t typically hydrate much. Kind of hard to drink through a face mask, when it’s super cold I don’t want to pull it down for it will be that much colder when I put it back on.

You have a valid excuse.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
When I took it apart the top bearing had marks on the outside of the bearing case on one side. This, I believe is why it always seems to have play. Postive it has been this way since I bought the bike.

The play isn’t crazy. If I hold the front brake and rock the bike there’s a clicking/ popping noise coming from the head set. Not sure if new bearings would fix the problem, or if there is something wrong with the head tube.
Does the clunking and play go away when you tighten the headset? If you can't adjust out the play something is wrong and I would take the fork out and check it over. I've heard some bikes come with crappy bearings.

When I've seen the bearings go bad the steering feels rough, like it's "indexing" when you turn the bar.

I had a problem where the headset adjustment loosened up a bit after long rides. Turned out the expander was loose inside the steer tube.

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It’s 13F and windchill 0. I know a few of my friends are actually going to ride outside. Not me, I am doing Le Tour de Zwift.
Nine below F this morning. But the sun is out so, naturally, Benson wanted an extended walk.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Does the clunking and play go away when you tighten the headset? If you can't adjust out the play something is wrong and I would take the fork out and check it over. I've heard some bikes come with crappy bearings.

When I've seen the bearings go bad the steering feels rough, like it's "indexing" when you turn the bar.

I had a problem where the headset adjustment loosened up a bit after long rides. Turned out the expander was loose inside the steer tube.

tightening does not make the clunking go away. I’ll take another look at it when I get home. I might have to just take it to the shop. I’ve never had that bike do a complete tear down.
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