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Old 05-14-22, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Shift all the way down, loosen the pinch bolt, reset the cable in its slot, pull the cable taught, and re-tighten the pinch bolt. Easy peasy.
wuts the pinch bolt? I figure out a way to get the cable in the slot, but then I don't know how to get the cable tight again.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wuts the pinch bolt? I figure out a way to get the cable in the slot, but then I don't know how to get the cable tight again.
Pinch bolt. A BOLT that PINCHes the cable to the derailleur.
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Old 05-14-22, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
So I checked the leaderboard. I am KOM but not even on the podium.

#consistent
Congrats!

I am doing most of my weekday workouts on the flats now, as part of trying to get a tiny bit serious about metabolic fitness and instituting an 80:20 schedule.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Did they yell at you?
**** yes. I yell back.
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Old 05-14-22, 05:22 PM
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I could be a good chicane.

Me too. I'm just fit enough to be a problem
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Old 05-14-22, 05:24 PM
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There is a used, custom geometry Calfee Dragonfly on ScamBay I have been “watching” for nearly a year. My friend from California says I “have” to buy it. Am considering a low but not insulting offer.
Those are delicious bicycle cycles.
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Old 05-14-22, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
DougRNS (pre-injury) when someone fired up a '70s LP.

https://twitter.com/Chinchillazllla/...52930306113555
This one might be in your wheelhouse. Note the title.
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Old 05-14-22, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I thought you didn't like "snoozeball"
kudos to the Vo'ls.
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Old 05-14-22, 05:55 PM
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Did someone mention keep on truckin'?
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Old 05-14-22, 05:59 PM
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Quite a bit warmer here than it was last week, about 95 at the end of our ride. 95 is normally not a problem but since we were not acclimated there was a bit of sniveling.
We start with a few hundred feet of climbing and I had a lot of trouble getting going. This seems to be the new normal for me. Later I feel much better and don't embarrass myself as much.
Anyway 5 of us did 60 miles. We started with 6 but one of the ladies turned back early because she was afraid of the heat. She could have done the ride, she's a good climber but always underestimates herself.
Also we didn't make a water stop in the last 25 miles so a couple of us ran out. That seems to happen a lot on club rides, too.
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Old 05-14-22, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Where is DougRNS ?
thanks for the concern or curiosity. i'm still the same.*

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wuts the pinch bolt? I figure out a way to get the cable in the slot, but then I don't know how to get the cable tight again.
The one the LBS uses to tune the shifters.
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Old 05-14-22, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
People are weird.
some might say people are strange. Weird is accurate. Kudos for mixing it up with the utes.
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Old 05-14-22, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
There is a used, custom geometry Calfee Dragonfly on ScamBay I have been “watching” for nearly a year. My friend from California says I “have” to buy it. Am considering a low but not insulting offer.
Wait. It’s been on the Bay for a year? And, you are thrifty/tightass? 🤔 This is not a time to worry about being insulting.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
You realize that's not how it works, right? CPI did not increase that much from month to month. That's a year-to-year increase.
it's prolly a rolling 12 mo data set. It could also be a Vol fabrication.
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Old 05-14-22, 06:11 PM
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Finished my club-mate’s ride. He invited six of his friends to do the ride with him to celebrate, but he extended the invite to a small group of us as well. So we had the bday boy, HIS six friends (who I had not met before), and five of us who went along too. It turns out his friends are serious cyclists and kept gapping/dropping the birthday boy. We would regroup periodically. But about 15 miles from the end, they all took off and left him for dead. I and my 4 friends stayed back with the birthday/ride leader and stayed with him until the end.

I don’t know if it’s ironic or just “tough love,” but if I invited a bunch of friends to my ride and they dropped me like that, I would be kinda pissed.

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It's a dick move. If you're doing a club ride or a "friendly" group ride there is no reason to be leaving people behind. If it's understood to be a "drop" ride at the start then you expect it. Some guys get on a group ride and just want to start dropping everyone they can.
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Old 05-14-22, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Shift all the way down, loosen the pinch bolt, reset the cable in its slot, pull the cable taught, and re-tighten the pinch bolt. Easy peasy.
If the cable just came out of the guide you might be able to get enough slack by putting it in the big ring, then shifting to the small without turning the crank.
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Got on the scale and I'm still 4 pounds lighter than I was this morning despite having lunch and fluids. Think I'll have some water.
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Had a good case of the crabs tonight.


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I'm just fit enough to be a problem
That’s the difference between you and me.
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Old 05-14-22, 06:35 PM
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Before and after of AG's ride. She got salty.


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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I tend to look at the year-over-year changes.
Ok but... you don't add the yearly number every month. That's up there with saying I did the first half of the drive at 60mph, and the second half also at 60mph, so I did the drive at 120mph.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
If the cable just came out of the guide you might be able to get enough slack by putting it in the big ring, then shifting to the small without turning the crank.
Now that you mention it, I used that very method to get the Litespeed's FD cable back into the unnecessarily shallow track on the BB once.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Wait. It’s been on the Bay for a year? And, you are thrifty/tightass? 🤔 This is not a time to worry about being insulting.
There is a 2000 Litespeed Ultimate frame in my size that has been there for at least 2 years. And at $1600 BIN, it will stay there. Of course, now that I HAVE an Ultimate, it would stay there even if they halved the price.
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Are tweeters twits? Discuss.
yes. or maybe swap the i for an a to be more accurate.
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