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Old 06-27-22, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Follow-up question - is it the inner limit screw or chain tension that seems to be the bad actor? Asking for a friend.
Is your FD brazed on or clamped on?

And, did you adjust the adjust the little positioning screw so it touches your frame (or supplied plate) and prevents the FD from twisting?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
This will make me so fast.
If you don't break it first!

You should get one and report back.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
If I could get a Ti bike for this price, I would update the group set later.

Brakes look mechanical.
It's likely some cheap Chinese titanium. I think it only has a one year warranty.
Brakes are mechanical with 140mm rotors.

Here's one for $700.
700C road bike frame high light titanium frame road bike (alibaba.com)

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Is that UCI legal??
Yes, it has been approved.
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Saturday was the first ride on my new (to me) dirt rig. There are some maintenance issues to sort out, and some changes to be made, but this thing is light, fast, and fun.
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Old 06-27-22, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Someone made a video of your old MTB grounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEyAs3NWH4A
Fun Fact: A friend of mine (our daughters played softball together for a few years) is one of the lead engineers of the team that built both Mars Rovers. On the first one, my friend got a seat on the C130 that flew the Rover from CA to FL. On the second, he let one of the younger engineers have that honor.

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Old 06-27-22, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
If you don't break it first!

You should get one and report back.

I am thinking about it.
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Fun Fact: A friend of mine (our daughters played softball together for a few years) is one of the lead engineers of the team that built both Mars Rovers. On the first one, my friend go a seat on the C130 that flew the Rover from CA to FL. On the second, he let one of the younger engineers have that honor.
No margin of error on those babies.
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People here don't get it.
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I learned yesterday that a friend of mine's teen age daughter is doing a coast-to-coast ride this summer. While the group will take about 6 weeks to do it, I hope she makes it! I don't think I would have ever set out to do something like that.

Fundraiser by Maya Samuels : Cycling Coast to Coast (gofundme.com)

(This is not a request for donations. Just sharing something that I think is pretty cool.)
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No margin of error on those babies.
Correct. "Close enough" is not a term they use.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Is your FD brazed on or clamped on?

And, did you adjust the adjust the little positioning screw so it touches your frame (or supplied plate) and prevents the FD from twisting?
It's a clamp on. I know I aligned the FD so it was totally parallel with the chainrings and the orange sticker lined up with the chainring teeth, then set the funny screw to have the two white lines meet (is that what is the positioning screw?) and the limit screws all before the cable was connected/tensioned.

Again, it worked PERFECTLY for a few months and now it's ok but one in 100 shifts drops a chain.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It's a clamp on. I know I aligned the FD so it was totally parallel with the chainrings and the orange sticker lined up with the chainring teeth, then set the funny screw to have the two white lines meet (is that what is the positioning screw?) and the limit screws all before the cable was connected/tensioned.

Again, it worked PERFECTLY for a few months and now it's ok but one in 100 shifts drops a chain.
This video explains:


May not apply though since you have a clamp on. "Stabilizing" screw is what I meant.
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Old 06-27-22, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I don't know as I have not had the problem you are describing. I would make sure the inner limit screw is adjusted as precisely as possible.

My big frustration is the FD rubbing on the chain despite the trim positions. That said, I avoid big/big and small/small. I'm always having to make little adjustments to keep it where I like it with respect to the most frequently used sections of the cassette.
The obvious solution is ti make the front shifter non-indexed. Infinite trim. How much time does the indexing really save?
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Two days with the fam, doing vacay stuff and I'm exhausted. My wife and her brother just left to go back in. I will next see them tomorrow afternoon if all goes well*




* The day before departure the husband tested positive, and was under the weather. Mom and toddler were clean. After much gnashing of teeth and hand-wringing, they decided to to ignore it, and they boarded the plane Friday morning. The beach house is effectively an open space, but.....
This morning the toddler had a fever and went down for his nap early. We're guessing Mom will test him, but vamos a ver.
​​​​​​#nojudgements
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Old 06-27-22, 10:52 AM
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All this modern bike drivetrain woe I am reading makes me want to go back to this:

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
If I could get a Ti bike for this price, I would update the group set later.

Brakes look mechanical.
I did, but I got it for cheaper than that. Mind you, it's 27 years old, but Ti is allegedly forever, so........
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All this modern bike drivetrain woe I am reading makes me want to go back to this:
I rode my singlespeed today.

#rightasrain
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
On this day in 1981

https://youtu.be/aCWCF19nUhA
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In other news, the lawns are toast.

Another week like this and we'll be looking to steal water from NW Metro ATL.
Buy some green spray paint.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It's a clamp on. I know I aligned the FD so it was totally parallel with the chainrings and the orange sticker lined up with the chainring teeth, then set the funny screw to have the two white lines meet (is that what is the positioning screw?) and the limit screws all before the cable was connected/tensioned.

Again, it worked PERFECTLY for a few months and now it's ok but one in 100 shifts drops a chain.
The funny screw to have the white lines meet is cable tension. If your FD is the braze-on type, there's a little plate, less than 1cm square, that sticks to your frame, and a screw that pushes against it to push the tail of the cage away from the frame. On the Ultimate, because of where the braze-on mount is, there's nothing for that screw to push on, so I was extremely careful aligning the cage before I tightened the mounting screw.

I'd go through the limit screws again. Whenever I've had chain drop, it's because I set the limit screws too open.

I had two chainsuck incidents on the Ritchey recently. Curiously, they happened at EXACTLY the same place on my ride, a place where the road goes from descending to ascending, enough so that, combined with the headwind, I run out of gears in the big ring. I suspect the problem could be that I have the unfortunate tendency to shift front and rear at the same time, which is a no-no. Both times the chain locked up, but I backpedaled half a turn and it resolved. There are not enough miles on those rings, or the chain, for it to be wear on either.
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Buy some green spray paint.
Some folks hereabouts have resorted to astroturf. Then weeds grow up in the joints between sections of carpet turf.
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You have the worst luck. Have you thought about taking up roller blading? Less prone to mechanicals, and you can wear flashy leotards.
How do you know he doesn't already?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
All this modern bike drivetrain woe I am reading makes me want to go back to this:

When I was 7, Mom and Dad bought me a bike. It was just a bike, you know - frame with two sets of curving tubes for the top tube, 24" wheels, fenders, coaster brake, etc. By the time I was 10, I DESPERATELY wanted one of those fancy bikes like the ones in the ad above. So, Dad bought a banana seat and an 'ape hanger' handlebar. I was a little disappointed, but I rode that thing all over town.
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I know. There are still times when I work six and seven day weeks.
I'm trying to not think about it. Had to miss a ride and work 10 hours last Saturday, (shudder)
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Oh, I should clarify. Being home every night after work is very very very different then being gone for 5 days at a time.
I traveled for 6 years. Life is to short for that sh...stuff.
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