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Addiction LXXIX

Old 09-02-20, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How long to wrap the bars?
Five or ten minutes.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Pretty good I think, I have more range of motion at this stage than I did last time. Hoping I can cut the rehab down from 10 months to 7 or 8. My followup visit is tomorrow so we'll see what the doc says.
Good luck tomorrow. Maybe softball next summer is possible.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Correct.
Well they definitely work!

I got NEW Fulcrum Racing 5s to replace the OLD Fulcrum Racing 5s, for cheap from PBK. The new ones have wider rims (17 vs 15), so when I wear out the 25mm Grand Prix's I swapped off the old rims, I'mma get some 28s. I had to adjust the front brake cable to fit the wider rims. I also got a new cassette. I put on the rear wheel and was fiddling with the barrel adjuster on the rear derailleur, and discovered that the dang thing was broken!!! Luckily, I had the Centaur rear derailleur I replaced with a Veloce medium cage on the Battaglin, so I swapped THAT in. Then the drivetrain sounded a little noisy, so despite the chain not being THAT old, I put a new chain on.

So, first observation is that, between 2006 and 2020, Fulcrum replaced the "Swarm Of Angry Bees" freewheel with something damn near SILENT!!! No more rolling up on slower riders and announcing my presence with the ridiculously loud buzzing of my freewheel! Mrs. GeneJockey suggested I get a bell....

I was planning a quick 16 miles but ended up going more like 26, because the smoke had blown out and I had the legs for it - or at least I had the legs to get to the turnaround point!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How long to wrap the bars?


Nope. We want to see a video of you performing in your salon.
to quote @LAJ; negatory, ghost rider.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Well they definitely work!

I got NEW Fulcrum Racing 5s to replace the OLD Fulcrum Racing 5s, for cheap from PBK. The new ones have wider rims (17 vs 15), so when I wear out the 25mm Grand Prix's I swapped off the old rims, I'mma get some 28s. I had to adjust the front brake cable to fit the wider rims. I also got a new cassette. I put on the rear wheel and was fiddling with the barrel adjuster on the rear derailleur, and discovered that the dang thing was broken!!! Luckily, I had the Centaur rear derailleur I replaced with a Veloce medium cage on the Battaglin, so I swapped THAT in. Then the drivetrain sounded a little noisy, so despite the chain not being THAT old, I put a new chain on.

So, first observation is that, between 2006 and 2020, Fulcrum replaced the "Swarm Of Angry Bees" freewheel with something damn near SILENT!!! No more rolling up on slower riders and announcing my presence with the ridiculously loud buzzing of my freewheel! Mrs. GeneJockey suggested I get a bell....

I was planning a quick 16 miles but ended up going more like 26, because the smoke had blown out and I had the legs for it - or at least I had the legs to get to the turnaround point!

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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post

No runs, no drips no errors.
#Krylon
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It's amazing that you painted that room to match my Living and Dying Room, without ever having seen it. Unless there's something I don't know, and maybe don't want to know......
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Who hasn't done that?
(raises hand)
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
(raises hand)
You must not be an experienced (serious) cyclist.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Five or ten minutes.
Gauntlet thrown.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
It's amazing that you painted that room to match my Living and Dying Room, without ever having seen it. Unless there's something I don't know, and maybe don't want to know......
No orange. SMH
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
So, I'm riding home from work in a closed lane of a 2-lane road that has "No vehicles" signs sprouting out of it. I see a buddy of mine coming the other way on the opposite side of the road. I turn around and yell at him and smack into a sign at about 12 mph. Oh my ******g God that hurt. I didn't go down, but I have bruises on my right shoulder, thigh, and hand. I don't think they're running the TT tomorrow, but I'm not sure I could do it. Jeez, I'm an idiot.
Cripes, that must have been a shock! The local road crews just LOVE to put their signs in the middle of the bike lane on roads where the cars are going >45 mph. In fact, on one video a local cyclist posted to YouTube, that I've been using to fend off boredom while riding the trainer, he encounters just such signs, and because he mounted the GoPro on his helmet, we all get to see him look over his shoulder for cars - not at other cyclists....

But inquiring minds want to know - Did it make a comical *FWANGGG!!!!* sound?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
You must not be an experienced (serious) cyclist.
I am, in fact, a very UNserious cyclist. Practically a frivolous cyclist!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Gauntlet thrown.
Okay.
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The last two crashes I had were pretty dumb.

--hit ice patch on MUP
--made turn with deflating front tyre and it gave out
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Today




10/3/2018 ^^
Am I a goner, you decide.
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Defense counsel: So, Dr. W, do you pass that sign often in your travels?
Plaintiff: Uhh, twice...every...uh...day, sir.

Thanks. I am feeling better and will be on the bike tomorrow.
That's great!
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
It's amazing that you painted that room to match my Living and Dying Room, without ever having seen it. Unless there's something I don't know, and maybe don't want to know......
Wow, I don't want one of those, yet.
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So if you hit a sign on a MUP what’s the protocol? Do you exchange numbers? Do you get insurance involved? Can the sign ever be at fault? I think I’ll start a thread. Someone needs to get to the bottom of this.
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Did it make you never want to touch a bloody bike again?
Since I retired I think about getting an old car and working on it. There is a 1954 Chevy sitting in a driveway a few blocks from home and I have wondered about it for years. A couple weeks back they put a For Sale sign on it. Crap. Time to put up or shut up. I should buy a bike instead.
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Today




10/3/2018 ^^
Am I a goner, you decide.
Be careful, and go to the doctor, that's the kind of random spike I would see with my v tach. Before I found out I was assuming it was my heart rate monitor screwing up, I called it the random number generator. Heart rate monitors are very good at counting beats, and ventricular tachycardia is no joke, it can kill you. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but this may be serious.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
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Am I a goner, you decide.
That’s too high a resting heart rate. Verify with manual pulse and if real, you should get it checked at your doctor’s office. Not enough data to give a diagnosis.

edit: I misread graph. If that’s just during a ride the average HR is not a concern. The spike is probably not true/real but you still may want to get a real cardiac event monitor from your doctor to be sure.
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Hoo boy

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Round 2 of getting the car inspected. New mirror and lights replaced. The fog light in this subaru was a PITA. Got here 2 hours before opening and there were already 2 cars enfront of me. It will be interesting to see how long this takes.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I find overhauling cheap old-school bottom brackets strangely satisfying. They usually come in to the shop practically falling off the bike. After a few minutes of cleaning and greasing, they perform like new.
What grease do you use?
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Since I retired I think about getting an old car and working on it. There is a 1954 Chevy sitting in a driveway a few blocks from home and I have wondered about it for years. A couple weeks back they put a For Sale sign on it. Crap. Time to put up or shut up. I should buy a bike instead.
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