Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXIX

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-31-20, 03:01 PM
  #4251  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,468

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6902 Post(s)
Liked 2,160 Times in 1,155 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Hmm. I thought that the popular opinion was that Odyssey revitalized the series? I stopped after Brotherhood (I think?). The obnoxious dragging out of the main storyline bugged me.
Maybe it did, sales-wise or popularity-wise. What it also did, critically, was change the gameplay from sneaking to combat, with enemies that can survive a sneak attack (and some that are just pitched boss battles). It also brought character levels and "you must grind more to play in this area", skill points, and generally turned into an entirely different game. Oh and microtransactions and "log in every day" incentives. It's a fun game, but it's not as compelling to me. Now 5/ Unity was a disaster I mostly gave up on.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 03:06 PM
  #4252  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,829

Bikes: Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3466 Post(s)
Liked 3,689 Times in 1,862 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Train to Pittsburgh and hotel for the first night are booked for 9/11.

Not my preferred route, but within my current wheelhouse if I take it slow and do short-ish days:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33925414

Map does not include PGH to Cumberland, MD via the GAP, which will be 150 miles over 3 days. Day 4 is 47 miles with 3,100' of climbing. I've done this route before. The cumulative effect of the the hills in that section get to you. Constant up or down the entire time. Just shortly before the campground there is a 1 mile climb with a ruling grade of 10%. The next day I get to ride the section of abandoned PA Turnpike.
Lucky you! I rode it umpteen times in a car, when it was just "the turnpike" - i.e. not abandoned yet. I remember thinking on one trip that there didn't seem to be as many tunnels as there should be, but I was a kid....
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."
genejockey is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 03:43 PM
  #4253  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 31,054
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13754 Post(s)
Liked 6,668 Times in 3,372 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Lucky you! I rode it umpteen times in a car, when it was just "the turnpike" - i.e. not abandoned yet. I remember thinking on one trip that there didn't seem to be as many tunnels as there should be, but I was a kid....
The ambient temperature in the tunnels in the summer is in the 50s. When I rode it in 2013 it was warm a humid out. The tunnels were a welcome relief. When I exited the second one you could feel the heat and humidity hit about 40’ away. I went back to the portal for a rest break. It was like standing in front of an air conditioner. Due to the rough road and the tunnels, the entire 8.5 stretch takes about an hour. Saw two people walking the entire time. I’m actually considering stealth camping back there, but that might be too creepy.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 05:50 PM
  #4254  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,555

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10052 Post(s)
Liked 1,879 Times in 1,162 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Rained out this morning, on the last day of the month.


....so it's a good thing that I hit my 1,000 mile goal for the month yesterday (1053mi total).
Kudos
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 05:51 PM
  #4255  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,555

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10052 Post(s)
Liked 1,879 Times in 1,162 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Maybe that's why you're burned out.
Am I?
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 05:55 PM
  #4256  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,555

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10052 Post(s)
Liked 1,879 Times in 1,162 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
SMH


I had a nice cool ride home from the bike shop this evening.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 05:59 PM
  #4257  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,555

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10052 Post(s)
Liked 1,879 Times in 1,162 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Other things that are way better:





Nope
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Likes For rjones28:
Old 08-31-20, 06:07 PM
  #4258  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,468

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6902 Post(s)
Liked 2,160 Times in 1,155 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Nope
Reel mowers are nice. They're quiet, don't need gas or oil, and you get a tiny bit of exercise in the process.

The rest of that list is junk, yes.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 06:29 PM
  #4259  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,954

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3438 Post(s)
Liked 1,578 Times in 707 Posts
so while giving my bike a lube job I discovered what has been causing my bike to sound scruffy. My cassette is loose. Not by much but enough that I can shake it back and forth. Anything special I need to do other than tighten it?
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 06:40 PM
  #4260  
Pirkaus
Coffin Dodger
 
Pirkaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,136

Bikes: Motobecane Vent Noir, Lynskey R345, Serotta Nova Special X

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 794 Post(s)
Liked 292 Times in 143 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
My front derailer rubs when I am on big ring and on the three largest cogs. I had tried to get it to stop when I first got the bike but it would start rubbing from the other direction. I shrugged it off because being a flat lander I never use those gears. With that being said it’s something else I want to address.
Check that the cage is lined up straight with chainrings, if it's not, it effectively narrows the cage. You will rub the toe one way and the heel the other way.
Pirkaus is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 06:43 PM
  #4261  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,795

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 502 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15572 Post(s)
Liked 3,522 Times in 1,760 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
so while giving my bike a lube job I discovered what has been causing my bike to sound scruffy. My cassette is loose. Not by much but enough that I can shake it back and forth. Anything special I need to do other than tighten it?
Torque the lock ring up tight, 40-50 n-m I believe.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 06:48 PM
  #4262  
Pirkaus
Coffin Dodger
 
Pirkaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,136

Bikes: Motobecane Vent Noir, Lynskey R345, Serotta Nova Special X

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 794 Post(s)
Liked 292 Times in 143 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post




I had a 79 in that color BITD as a commuter car. "Main" car was a 74 Type LT Camaro
Pirkaus is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 06:54 PM
  #4263  
MoAlpha
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 8,695

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6943 Post(s)
Liked 3,441 Times in 1,866 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
so while giving my bike a lube job I discovered what has been causing my bike to sound scruffy. My cassette is loose. Not by much but enough that I can shake it back and forth. Anything special I need to do other than tighten it?
Torque it up, but make sure the lock ring isn’t bottoming out because you’re missing a spacer.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 08-31-20, 07:01 PM
  #4264  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,842

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20036 Post(s)
Liked 948 Times in 653 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Am I?
You don't even ride your fat bike anymore.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:06 PM
  #4265  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,954

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3438 Post(s)
Liked 1,578 Times in 707 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Torque the lock ring up tight, 40-50 n-m I believe.

I did. It didn’t feel right to me. I applied a lot of force and it would move a little bit then stop, move the same amount then stop. I did it about four times but it didn’t feel like I was tightening anything almost felt like my lock ring was slipping but I verified that it wasn’t. Still the same amount of play as before I tried to tighten it.


I then tried to take it off using a chain whip but it wouldn’t budge at all. Of course now I really want to ride tomorrow.


The play isn’t noticeable if I rock the small cog back and forth but If I rock the largest cog back and forth you can see play and hear it.

Not really sure what to do. The lock ring is def torqued to 40 nm, I wonder if the play has always been there if that is even possible.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:12 PM
  #4266  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,468

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6902 Post(s)
Liked 2,160 Times in 1,155 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I did. It didn’t feel right to me. I applied a lot of force and it would move a little bit then stop, move the same amount then stop. I did it about four times but it didn’t feel like I was tightening anything almost felt like my lock ring was slipping but I verified that it wasn’t. Still the same amount of play as before I tried to tighten it.


I then tried to take it off using a chain whip but it wouldn’t budge at all. Of course now I really want to ride tomorrow.


The play isn’t noticeable if I rock the small cog back and forth but If I rock the largest cog back and forth you can see play and hear it.

Not really sure what to do. The lock ring is def torqued to 40 nm, I wonder if the play has always been there if that is even possible.
Doesn't that sound like stripped threads, maybe from being ridden while loose?
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:15 PM
  #4267  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,842

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20036 Post(s)
Liked 948 Times in 653 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
The play isn’t noticeable if I rock the small cog back and forth but If I rock the largest cog back and forth you can see play and hear it.
wut is happening?

Bikes are dumb. That's my contribution to this discussion.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:17 PM
  #4268  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,954

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3438 Post(s)
Liked 1,578 Times in 707 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Doesn't that sound like stripped threads, maybe from being ridden while loose?

I was thinking that, or what Mo said, which means it’s been like this since I bought it. Maybe the play wasn’t noticeable until now?
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:18 PM
  #4269  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,954

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3438 Post(s)
Liked 1,578 Times in 707 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut is happening?

Bikes are dumb. That's my contribution to this discussion.

It’s not seat clamp related.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:28 PM
  #4270  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,842

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20036 Post(s)
Liked 948 Times in 653 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
It’s not seat clamp related.
The entire machine is dumb. Every single part.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:40 PM
  #4271  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,323

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1970s Track 650b, 1981 Trek 710 650b, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9, 2020 Holdsworth Competition

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2596 Post(s)
Liked 2,131 Times in 840 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
The play isn’t noticeable if I rock the small cog back and forth but If I rock the largest cog back and forth you can see play and hear it.
When you say you're rocking the cog "back and forth", do you mean that you're rotating it on the freehub shell in the same direction the chain pulls on it, or moves laterally parallel to the axis of the axle?
abshipp is offline  
Old 08-31-20, 07:46 PM
  #4272  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 29,530

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 307 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9125 Post(s)
Liked 2,820 Times in 1,600 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The entire machine is dumb. Every single part.
The wheel is one of the greatest inventions . . . . . . of all time.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Likes For BillyD:
Old 08-31-20, 07:49 PM
  #4273  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,954

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3438 Post(s)
Liked 1,578 Times in 707 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
When you say you're rocking the cog "back and forth", do you mean that you're rotating it on the freehub shell in the same direction the chain pulls on it, or moves laterally parallel to the axis of the axle?

Im moving it perpendicular to the teeth. perpendicular to the direction the chain moves.
bampilot06 is offline  
Likes For bampilot06:
Old 08-31-20, 07:55 PM
  #4274  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,829

Bikes: Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3466 Post(s)
Liked 3,689 Times in 1,862 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Im moving it perpendicular to the teeth. perpendicular to the direction the chain moves.
Maybe you're missing a spacer behind the largest cog?
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."
genejockey is offline  
Likes For genejockey:
Old 08-31-20, 08:02 PM
  #4275  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,954

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3438 Post(s)
Liked 1,578 Times in 707 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Maybe you're missing a spacer behind the largest cog?

seems to be the the idea most agreed upon.

So two things, if I am able to get this cassette off and that turns out that it is missing is this something my LBS would carry? Can I call Competitive Cycles and ask them to send me what they forgot to put on?

Also, is it okay to ride it this way until I figure out how to get it off?
bampilot06 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.