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Old 06-13-21, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I prefer the 12 inch for that kinda work.
Not the big 10 inch?
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Finished my 40 min. Lawn mowing century feeling overall lousy good and strong. Came home and promptly fell asleep for 2 hours. Mrs datlas RNS is not home less than pleased.
same except as noted.
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Minor tool acquisition. I swear I already have one. Somewhere. Oh well. I was at the hardware store getting a new cartridge for the bathroom sink, so I got another one.

If you've got two, then you've can adjust toe-in on old fashioned caliper brakes, right?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Today I rode the Schwinn with one side of the top of the bar wrapped one way, and the other the other. Pretty tricky to pedal and remember which way to wring your hands at the same time, then throw in DT shifting... surprised I made it back home without making the call of shame

It looks like it just continued from the other side of the stem.
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I prefer the 12 inch for that kinda work.
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Pro tip. Clean the rim well, before applying Velox rim strip s. My latest flat was caued by one of them slipping.
Begging your pardon. It's a Zéfal rim strip. I cleaned the rim with acetone this time. The one I took off was a mm short. The new one was a full inch short. I'll stay away from that brand in the future. The sad part is I have two more hanging on the wall.
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Old 06-13-21, 04:33 PM
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During today’s century, especially the first 10-15 miles, there were some other riders that rode in our group (9 of us). A couple of them had TT/Tri bars which made me a little nervous. I did not want to be a French shower so did not say anything. Shouldn’t people know better than to show up on a big event with leg skewers on their bars??
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That's one of the tools that actually makes sense.
Any household repairs on the docket?
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Another Sunday, another "Oh my god I LOVE this bike!" experience. This time it was the Battaglin. Friday I'd ridden it and did my benchmark route (which someone kindly pointed out was basically a 40Km time trial) tying the record set a few days earlier on the Bianchi, but the fit felt off. I found I had to think about it to roll my pelvis forward rather than hunching my back. So I moved the saddle forward maybe 3-5 mm, raised it about 5 mm (because it measured lower than I expected) and tilted the nose of the saddle down just a tiny bit - like one full turn on the saddle angle adjustment screw on the American Classic seatpost. It's amazing how much better it felt!

Then I got a flat. On a descent. Luckily it manifested itself AFTER a turn and I as able to get the bike stopped with no issue, but there was no place on my side of the road to hang the bike, so I walked across the road and hung it on a fence on the other side. Piece of glass in the tread, with a point end poking through into the tube. Important lesson: Frame pump >>> minipump! I was able to pump the tire back up to full pressure.
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Nope.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I prefer the 12 inch for that kinda work.
We have the big crescents at the bike shop. I use a 1 inch box-end wrench on my cassette tool at home. That's about a foot long.
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We have the big crescents at the bike shop. I use a 1 inch box-end wrench on my cassette tool at home. That's about a foot long.
Now I want a hoagie.
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Try Comice pears, when they're almost all yellow, and with no bruises. Bring them home and wait a day or two. Also, the best apples and pears are ripe later in the summer.
I haven't had a comice pear in memory. Thanks for the reminder. Better even than Anjou.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Minor tool acquisition. I swear I already have one. Somewhere. Oh well. I was at the hardware store getting a new cartridge for the bathroom sink, so I got another one.

I rode right past one last Thursday. I've got so many that I didn't feel like turning around.
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like one full turn on the saddle angle adjustment screw on the American Classic seatpost. It's amazing how much better it felt!

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I had an American Classic post on my CAAD5. I had gone off a cliff on a mountain bike ride and injured my back so I was riding solo on road rides for a while. I was climbing over Casitas Pass above Santa Barbara and the adjustment screw broke on the stupid post. The saddle didn't fall off but flopped around so much it wasn't rideable.

Miles from anything, I searched the side of the road hoping to find a bolt to put in place of the set-screw. I found a big ball bearing and jammed it into the seatpost to make it rideable. I eventually got down into Santa Barbara and went into the first gas station I found and they had a mechanic shop and a large assortment of bolts. The kid working sold me a bolt but I only had a $20. He didn't have change or didn't want to make change and got pissed off, but he let me keep the bolt. I rode the 30+ miles back to my car and I never used an A/C seatpost again.

I heard from friends who carried an extra set screw on rides.
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Inversion table has shipped.
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If you've got two, then you've can adjust toe-in on old fashioned caliper brakes, right?
Or use the Park BT3, if you're feeling fancy.

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The BT3 must have been a tool too far, because Park discontinued it. And the how-to section of their website features the two crescent wrench method.

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Now I want a hoagie.
You're welcome.
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Missed it by that much.
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The BT3 must have been a tool too far, because Park discontinued it. And the how-to section of their website features the two crescent wrench method.
Thanks for the update.
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The BT3 must have been a tool too far, because Park discontinued it. And the how-to section of their website features the two crescent wrench method.

72 spoke rim? Park Tool gettin' all kindsa funky.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
It looks like it just continued from the other side of the stem.
It is rather pleasant imagining the helix coursing right through from one side of the bars to the other.
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