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Old 10-01-21, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Not drinking water.
That's really dumb.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Not drinking water.
Wait - do you mean it's not about drinking water, or it's about not drinking water?
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I went back and looked through the measurements on my bikes, and decided that 2 of them needed an adjustment in bar reach. One was easy - replace a 120mm threadless, 31.8mm clamp, 6 degree stem with a 110mm threadless, 31.8mm clamp, 6 degree stem.

The other one is the Cannondale, though. It's got a threadless headset, but it's a 1" steerer and a 26mm bar. Current stem is a 130mm, 0 degree 3T Forge Ahead I got back in 1995. I thought, "Oh, I'll just get a 120mm version" Yeah, right. I have been looking for one for MONTHS, and all I ever see are 130 or longer. Or 10 degree, which I don't want. Or 25.4 clamp, which I also don't want. Oh, the pain of too many bikes.
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That's really dumb.
Bragging about it is dumber.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Bragging about it is dumber.
Some folks don't have much to be proud of and have to make do with what they have.....
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Wheels are in motion for Habanero re-build. Wheels ordered from Psimet. Tires ordered from PBK. Groupset sans chain arriving this weekend (chain is backordered).
Which groupset?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Look at those climbs though.
Daunting.
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Dawdling.
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I've just always hated plaid flannel. I remember as a kid when the plaid shorts fashion came around, I was like "ewww".
I wore those shorts in HS, but not after that. I expect to be wearing plaid flannel today, as it is an appropriate clothing choice for the current weather in Portland.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Wait - do you mean it's not about drinking water, or it's about not drinking water?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Gravel Rider View Post
4 quarters.
You should try riding on the roads. You'll never look back.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You should try riding on the roads. You'll never look back.
You don't know me.
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Daunting.
Mountainous.
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Which groupset?
Ultegra R8000. Rim brakes. Mechanical drivetrain. 50/34 Crank, 11-28 cassette.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You should try riding on the roads.
Gravel roads are roads, duh.
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Old 10-01-21, 11:19 AM
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How does SRAM Rival eTap AXS compare to Ultegra Di2?
It has decent reviews and *allegedly* shifts better than Force or Red eTap. I don't know if I'd like having to remember to charge all of those batteries though.
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It has decent reviews and *allegedly* shifts better than Force or Red eTap. I don't know if I'd like having to remember to charge all of those batteries though.
We are not far away from being unable to ride because our bike is unable to connect to the internet.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You should try riding on the roads. You'll never look back.
If you never look back, don't change lanes.
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We are not far away from being unable to ride because our bike is unable to connect to the internet.
I'll have to be sure to keep one mechanical bike around for after the monster solar flare that takes out the 'nets. On the gravel bike would probably make the most sense, for traversing that Mad Max landscape.
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this comment was a bit much. My excuse was I did not refill my pain meds and was in bad mood. The prescription ran out Wednesday. I was not feeling very good last night. After 2 doses i am noticing improvement. I didn't think they were helping but without them it was clear to me there was relief.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Look at those climbs though.
Meh.
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I'll have to be sure to keep one mechanical bike around for after the monster solar flare that takes out the 'nets. On the gravel bike would probably make the most sense, for traversing that Mad Max landscape.
And there I'll be, with my mechanical groupsets and mechanical watches all in perfect working order.
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New commuter build underway. Unfortunately I don't have a rigid fork that fits so I've gotta stick with the yucky sproing.


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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
It has decent reviews and *allegedly* shifts better than Force or Red eTap. I don't know if I'd like having to remember to charge all of those batteries though.
There are only two to charge. The shifters use coin batteries. Still a lot of batteries to keep up with.

I already have 4 batteries on my bike to keep charged. What's a couple more?
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New commuter build underway. Unfortunately I don't have a rigid fork that fits so I've gotta stick with the yucky sproing.



Looks like you're taking tubeless to the next level.
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