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Old 06-16-21, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Screw that! He needs a whole new bike!
Of course! Silly me to suggest only a groupo replacement. Serious lapse in judgement right there.
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Old 06-16-21, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Of course! Silly me to suggest only a groupo replacement. Serious lapse in judgement right there.
Or, if he were me, a new cable AND a new bike!!! Preferably something old, with parts you have to scrounge for on Ebay.
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Old 06-16-21, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Based on my recent experience in the C&V bike world, 'not wearing out' does not equal 'remain useable'.
It's the old problem. If you don't use it, it seizes up. If you do use it it wears out. you can't win. you can barely break even.
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Old 06-16-21, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
To me football is the ultimate spectator sport, action every 35 seconds. Just gotta turn the volume way down.

And let's not neglect to mention that golf is the absolute worst spectator sport.
I would rather watch golf, on tv, than watch college football at all.
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Old 06-16-21, 04:43 PM
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But I don't watch tv anymore. I do enjoy the NBA play-offs, and some bike racing, on the computer. I usually find a way to watch the Superbowl, but I didn't for this past one. I enjoy watching women's sports too. Soccer, basketball, cycling.
And who can forget tennis?!

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Old 06-16-21, 05:18 PM
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My wife has some sort of affinity for a 40 mile ride that we've done 4-5 times a year for the last 30 years or so. There is absolutely little to recommend it other than a greasy spoon halfway for respite and a few interesting wooded stream areas but most of the route is typical Illinois scenery - corn, beans, wheat and occasionally pumpkins.

So when the little woman announced her intent last night, I had to oblige and load the cars for her "special" route.

The weather was great, wind was light, clouds were fluffy white and the greasy spoon was classically good. What a great day. Wish they could all be like this.
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Old 06-16-21, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Just point 'er into the wind. Be prepared to scamper up the ratlines when the sails get tangled.
He doesn't have any. If the sails malfunction he'll be helplessly adrift on the fake lake.
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Old 06-16-21, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
my buddy broke another spoke. today. This has to be the 12th time if not more. Last time, he was suppose to do a century with me (last monday). We were rolling on the cap trail and snap! front spoke snapped. He didnt continue the ride and once he got home determined all the spokes were over torqued. Readjusted and today he broke another one 2 miles in on a ride.
I told him to trash the wheels, but he is determined to find out why this is happening.
Uneven tension. Detension all of the spokes. Retension and true.
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Old 06-16-21, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
He doesn't have any. If the sails malfunction he'll be helplessly adrift on the fake lake.
Sails don’t malfunction, people do.

Some people here don’t get it.
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Old 06-16-21, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
What wheels? How heavy is he? I've never met anyone who has broken more spokes and trashed more wheels than I have.
In my experience once a wheel starts breaking spokes it's time to relace the wheel. The key is to find a wheel builder who knows what he is doing and takes the time to tension the spokes evenly.

They are Dt swiss wheels. Came from a bike in a crash, but the wheels were not damaged or there is no apparent damage. LBS head mechanic relaced them before my friend started riding them. He bought these wheels becuase his other wheels kept breaking spokes too. He’s roughly 210 ish, the other weird thing is it’s not just one wheel breaking spokes it’s both wheels at different times.(front and rear) He took it to the mechanic the first couple of times, but since they kept breaking he started working on it himself.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Uneven tension. Detension all of the spokes. Retension and true.
thanks sent him your recommendation.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Sails don’t malfunction, people do.
So you're saying sailors on these vessels back in the day didn't know what they were doing.

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Old 06-16-21, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
They are Dt swiss wheels. Came from a bike in a crash, but the wheels were not damaged or there is no apparent damage. LBS head mechanic relaced them before my friend started riding them. He bought these wheels becuase his other wheels kept breaking spokes too. He’s roughly 210 ish, the other weird thing is it’s not just one wheel breaking spokes it’s both wheels at different times.(front and rear) He took it to the mechanic the first couple of times, but since they kept breaking he started working on it himself.
When I was 210-220 and rode lots of miles I used to carry spokes with me. This was using 36 spoke MA40 and later Open Pro wheels. My lbs had tried different guys to build my wheels and wanted me to go to a 40 spoke set-up. I had heard about a guy across town who built wheels and I started using him and I don't think I ever broke a spoke on a wheel he built. I still break the rear rim after 8-10k miles but I live with that.
I tried building them myself but I hate doing it and I still broke spokes on wheels I built.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Uneven tension. Detension all of the spokes. Retension and true.
He could try that but if a wheel has been breaking spokes, the spokes may have been overstressed. I think he should replace all spokes and get the tension right.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So you're saying sailors on these vessels back in the day didn't know what they were doing.

Probably didn’t. Most were lucky to make it to their destination.

Sails don’t malfunction. They are inanimate pieces of cloth with no moving parts.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yup. It's what I was a-frayed of.
At least you didn't have to single-speed-it home.
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Old 06-16-21, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ugh, it's so jammed up that the little lever won't release to get the cable head back in place/accessible.
I hate when that happens.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
cables don't wear out if you don't use them.
No shift cables on my single speed.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Screw that! He needs a whole new bike!
New bike with Di2.

Delivered one to a customer this evening.

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That’s pretty sharp looking.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
They are Dt swiss wheels. Came from a bike in a crash, but the wheels were not damaged or there is no apparent damage. LBS head mechanic relaced them before my friend started riding them. He bought these wheels becuase his other wheels kept breaking spokes too. He’s roughly 210 ish, the other weird thing is it’s not just one wheel breaking spokes it’s both wheels at different times.(front and rear) He took it to the mechanic the first couple of times, but since they kept breaking he started working on it himself.
Are they lightweight, low spoke-count wheels?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
He could try that but if a wheel has been breaking spokes, the spokes may have been overstressed. I think he should replace all spokes and get the tension right.
Yeah. Probably should relace the wheel.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My wife has some sort of affinity for a 40 mile ride that we've done 4-5 times a year for the last 30 years or so. There is absolutely little to recommend it other than a greasy spoon halfway for respite and a few interesting wooded stream areas but most of the route is typical Illinois scenery - corn, beans, wheat and occasionally pumpkins.

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Treasure the awesomeness.
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No shift cables on my single speed.
No shift cables on this either.
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