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Old 07-17-21, 04:42 PM
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Went out this a.m. with the intention of doing a 50-60 mile ride with the group. The heat and humidity were overwhelming and I ended up splitting off and doing 30-ish with two fast guys with hangovers and someone else who was feeling the conditions too. As soon as I wasn’t oppressed by the prospect of a death march in 76% dew point, I perked up and concentrated my meager resources on making those hangovers worse.
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Old 07-17-21, 04:43 PM
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They prevent me from caring about it, so yeah, I'll leave em dirty like that. But with discs I don't bother since there's none of that gritty rim grinding sound when braking
Ah, just so.
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Old 07-17-21, 05:07 PM
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I drove 30 minutes to meet up with 14 riders in the avocado growing area north of here. There was a short loop but 10 of us opted for the longer 68 mile ride. It wasn't too hot and I had a great time. Here, I'm second from left.

A few low clouds early.
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Old 07-17-21, 05:14 PM
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There was one 3 mile climb carved into this hill.

Miles of farmland.

And miles of quiet back roads.

Some pretty flowers, too.
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I drove 30 minutes to meet up with 14 riders in the avocado growing area north of here.
Did you pick one?
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64 miles on the disk bike. I think I finally figured out my discontent with that bike. The brake levers/hoods aren't even. The right side is higher than the left. Not a lot but enough that after a few seconds on the hoods I'm fighting with the bars. Probably pull it apart tonight, fix it and rewrap the bars.
Several years ago, I was getting horrible pain while riding our tandem that radiated from my shoulder blade to my neck. Finally, one day, while the putting our tandem in our van and securing it to a fork mount, I could see looking straight at it that one lever may be higher than the other. I had my mechanic check it out to make sure and and the levers were a smidgen off. We had crashed the bike and had to tape the bars, straighten levers, etc. but got one slightly higher than the other. Problem solved and no more pain.
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Did you pick one?
No. Years ago we would pick some and get some beer and drive into the hills and gorge on avocados. I used to keep a salt shaker in my truck for those occasions.

Today this guy had the noisiest rear hub I've heard and he kept getting on my wheel. I don't blame him, if I could draft a guy a foot taller than I am I would probably do it.
Anyway when we stopped I asked if that was one of those new L.O.U.D. hubs. It took a minute but he finally laughed.
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Currently watching the Rocket City Trash Pandas game

All games free today on MLB.TV. I think the whole weekend is free check it out tomorrow.!
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No.
Sad.
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I think the whole weekend is free check it out tomorrow.!
No.
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No Baseball. I'll be here tomorrow.

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Got the bolt out. I think big john said it would twist with my fingers and he was right.

The pinch bolts on the crank didn’t feel all that tight. On the arm it states they should be at 12nm-14nm. I am not an expert but it didn’t take any effort for me to loosen them at all. I hope that’s the issue.

Trying to get the arm off as we speak. I have a rubber mallet and I am tapping the arm. It has moved a little bit but not enough for me to remove it yet.
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All games free today on MLB.TV. I think the whole weekend is free check it out tomorrow.!
Yeah the little lady had the As on the big TV while I was watching minor league action on the computer in my office, I popped in for a little of the As game too. Mariners game starts pretty soon, but I'm picking up Five Guys right now...
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No.
yes
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Bandimere Speedway?
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Got the bolt out. I think big john said it would twist with my fingers and he was right.

The pinch bolts on the crank didn’t feel all that tight. On the arm it states they should be at 12nm-14nm. I am not an expert but it didn’t take any effort for me to loosen them at all. I hope that’s the issue.

Trying to get the arm off as we speak. I have a rubber mallet and I am tapping the arm. It has moved a little bit but not enough for me to remove it yet.
Do the pinch bolts still have the clippy on them? Seems like 30% of Shimano cranks of that sort are missing the clip. (not that that's likely to be source of noise)
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Got the bolt out. I think big john said it would twist with my fingers and he was right.

The pinch bolts on the crank didn’t feel all that tight. On the arm it states they should be at 12nm-14nm. I am not an expert but it didn’t take any effort for me to loosen them at all. I hope that’s the issue.

Trying to get the arm off as we speak. I have a rubber mallet and I am tapping the arm. It has moved a little bit but not enough for me to remove it yet.
Could be the issue, if you’re lucky. L arm is always tight. Just keep wiggling it. Forgot about the retaining, clip that Lester mentioned, but I can’t picture that making your noise.
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This side feels silky smooth.



This side isn’t as smooth as the non drive side but I don’t feel any of the bearings catching.




Other than clean and re grease, which I plan on putting grease enfront and behind the bearings and also on the spindle. Is there anything else I should do?
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Yeah the little lady had the As on the big TV while I was watching minor league action on the computer in my office, I popped in for a little of the As game too. Mariners game starts pretty soon, but I'm picking up Five Guys right now...
Not checking in on the Suns?
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I've been there.
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Not checking in on the Suns?
I might check in on the last 5 minutes, not much of a basketball fan.
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At least football will be here soon.
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I've been there.
Nice! It's always a fun time.
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Sad.
I can buy them at the market as low as fifty cents, usually a buck. That way I don't have to cross the grower's fence and risk arrest or a load of rock salt, not to mention having to carry them in a jersey pocket.
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Curious though. What brought you to our wonderful facility?
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