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Old February 13th 20, 05:22 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
JBeattie
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On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:27:23 PM UTC-8, Tim McNamara wrote:
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:53:54 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

I'm really glad I'm comfortable riding when it's below freezing.
Otherwise I'd miss about 1/2 of the year riding here.


Good for you and keep it up! I have given up on winter riding, which
here means missing anywhere from 5-7 months of riding depending on the
vagaries of weather from year to year. It's dangerous enough in the
summer with motorized idiots who can't put their f*****g cell phones
away to drive for ten minutes, put those idiots on ice and holy s**t.


Yikes. Time for Wahoo and Zwift. We skipped winter this year, unless it hits us later. A few icy mornings and the usual rain, but that's it. No snow in town. I'm in Bend (central Oregon) on business, and its blue skies and spring like. It's freaky.

Bike things? Well, (1) it is f****** miserable getting tires off my tubeless ready HED Ardennes wheels. Clincher tire beads stick hard to tubeless rims. It took me ten minutes of hand calisthenics to get a rear tire off the rim when I flatted last Saturday (giant glass shard). (2) When you get clicking and creaking and think its the BB, always check the rear QR and axle dropout interface. That's my only bike wisdom for the week.

Lots of stories from my son at Specialized -- he keeps buying all this scratch and dent stuff for basically nothing. It's like giving a drug addict
a job in a methadone clinic. He also keeps me posted on new product offerings like the new $15K Specialized super eBikes. I could get one for like only $6K! Happy days are here again! If I hit the lottery, it would be cool having a 20lb stealth eBike to torment the youngsters.

-- Jay Beattie.
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Old February 13th 20, 06:15 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 13/02/2020 00:43, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?

Cheers


Well, it's our annual cycle to work day tomorrow, for which we'll get a
free saddle cover, for something I do every working day. Still, as a
Brookes owner, not to be sneezed at.
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Old February 13th 20, 09:17 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andre Jute[_2_]
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On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:13:46 AM UTC, Mark J. wrote:
On 2/12/2020 4:45 PM, AMuzi wrote:
On 2/12/2020 5:43 PM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?

Cheers


Cleaning a 1970 Raleigh Competition (Carlton built) frameset which is,
basically, making black snot with emery dust and elbow grease.


Bummer about the black snot. I lusted after the 1975 model of that bike
back in the day. Huret Jubilee ultra-light derailleurs! Whee!

Mark J.


You had a lucky escape. -- Andre Jute
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Old February 13th 20, 11:45 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Duane[_7_]
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jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:27:23 PM UTC-8, Tim McNamara wrote:
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:53:54 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

I'm really glad I'm comfortable riding when it's below freezing.
Otherwise I'd miss about 1/2 of the year riding here.


Good for you and keep it up! I have given up on winter riding, which
here means missing anywhere from 5-7 months of riding depending on the
vagaries of weather from year to year. It's dangerous enough in the
summer with motorized idiots who can't put their f*****g cell phones
away to drive for ten minutes, put those idiots on ice and holy s**t.


Yikes. Time for Wahoo and Zwift. We skipped winter this year, unless it
hits us later. A few icy mornings and the usual rain, but that's it. No
snow in town. I'm in Bend (central Oregon) on business, and its blue
skies and spring like. It's freaky.


A foot of melting snow in my driveway from the +1C yesterday and they’re
saying -24C tonight. I’ll need crampons to walk to the street. Sweating
on the trainer in the basement for the foreseeable future. At least when
I’m not skiing or snow shoeing. Getting too old for the cold though.

Tried Zwift but it’s too much like a video game. Tacx is the same price
and the films are ok. Plus I can load my rides from Strava or my Garmin
and practice them in GPS mode.

Bike things? Well, (1) it is f****** miserable getting tires off my
tubeless ready HED Ardennes wheels. Clincher tire beads stick hard to
tubeless rims. It took me ten minutes of hand calisthenics to get a rear
tire off the rim when I flatted last Saturday (giant glass shard). (2)
When you get clicking and creaking and think its the BB, always check the
rear QR and axle dropout interface. That's my only bike wisdom for the week.


My Ardennes SLs are getting near 40k kilometres. I’m not looking forward
to replacing them. The new ones are 25mm and it’s harder to find them not
tubeless ready. I like the 23mm rims with 23mm tires at 90 psi. The good
news is they still seem to be working fine. Never needed trueing, even on
Quebec roads. How do yours hold up? Which size?

Lots of stories from my son at Specialized -- he keeps buying all this
scratch and dent stuff for basically nothing. It's like giving a drug addict
a job in a methadone clinic. He also keeps me posted on new product
offerings like the new $15K Specialized super eBikes. I could get one
for like only $6K! Happy days are here again! If I hit the lottery, it
would be cool having a 20lb stealth eBike to torment the youngsters.

-- Jay Beattie.




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Old February 13th 20, 02:24 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On 2/12/2020 8:28 PM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 2/12/2020 6:43 PM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?


Sort of. Yesterday I used my folding bike for a short ride.
Turns out the Cateye wireless cyclometer didn't register any
speed or distance. I'm hoping it's just that the sending
unit's battery needs replaced.

This has been a frequent irritation in cold weather. The 20"
wheels and the tall stem make the distance from sender to
display unit fairly large, but still within the supposed
range, according to the manual. But for years I'd have
problems with lost radio contact if the temperature dropped
below 40 F.

Last year or the year before, I decided it was because the
handlebar itself blocked the signal to some degree. I
fabricated a plastic mount to hold the display unit in front
of the handlebar. It seemed to be working until yesterday's
ride, which was right about freezing. I'll change the sender
battery and see if it helps.

But I'm at an age where I no longer enjoy riding much below
40 F. Today I'm fighting off a sore throat, which has been
my usual punishment for a cold weather ride. :-(



The triathlon world uses a computer mount which you can
fasten to the stem just below your handlebar to stay within
Cateye's wireless range.

https://www.backcountry.com/images/i...NOD0001/BK.jpg

The original NOB design was by one of my ex-employees.

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Old February 13th 20, 02:26 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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Default OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On 2/12/2020 10:27 PM, Tim McNamara wrote:
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:53:54 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

I'm really glad I'm comfortable riding when it's below freezing.
Otherwise I'd miss about 1/2 of the year riding here.


Good for you and keep it up! I have given up on winter riding, which
here means missing anywhere from 5-7 months of riding depending on the
vagaries of weather from year to year. It's dangerous enough in the
summer with motorized idiots who can't put their f*****g cell phones
away to drive for ten minutes, put those idiots on ice and holy s**t.


And this morning with a sheet of ice and blowing snow over
that, the texting idiots are playing bumper cars.

--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971


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Old February 13th 20, 03:08 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Steve Weeks
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Default OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:43:19 PM UTC-6, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?

Cheers


LoL!
I'm off to day 2 of CABDA MidWest. I plan to see a presentation on wheelbuilding science by Bill Mould this afternoon. :-)
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Old February 13th 20, 04:07 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Duane[_2_]
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Default OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On 2/13/2020 9:26 AM, AMuzi wrote:
On 2/12/2020 10:27 PM, Tim McNamara wrote:
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:53:54 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

I'm really glad I'm comfortable riding when it's below freezing.
Otherwise I'd miss about 1/2 of the year riding here.


Good for you and keep it up!* I have given up on winter riding, which
here means missing anywhere from 5-7 months of riding depending on the
vagaries of weather from year to year.* It's dangerous enough in the
summer with motorized idiots who can't put their f*****g cell phones
away to drive for ten minutes, put those idiots on ice and holy s**t.


And this morning with a sheet of ice and blowing snow over that, the
texting idiots are playing bumper cars.


The texting idiots and then the SUV assholes that think their 4WD will
get them around the ice. Even when they do, pulling in front of people
without 4WD and forcing them into a slide is loads of fun. I love when
the SUV goes off the road without disturbing the ones driving safely.

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Old February 13th 20, 06:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 12:43:19 AM UTC+1, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?

Cheers


It seems that we are skipping winter over here. No snow, no icy roads or other inconvenience. The lowest temperatures up to now were just above freezing which is no problem for a 2-3 hour ride. This years counter is at almost 1300 km. The roads were wet a lot though so I had to cleaned my bikes often.

Got informed today why the frame of my new gravel bike is delayed. 'The finish of and around the bottom bracket shell was not according to manufacturer standards' and the frame didn't pass their quality control. I don't what that means but someone in Colorado f*cked up and has to do something over. Bummer...

Lou
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Old February 13th 20, 09:08 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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Default OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On 2/13/2020 9:24 AM, AMuzi wrote:
On 2/12/2020 8:28 PM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 2/12/2020 6:43 PM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?


Sort of. Yesterday I used my folding bike for a short ride.
Turns out the Cateye wireless cyclometer didn't register any
speed or distance. I'm hoping it's just that the sending
unit's battery needs replaced.

This has been a frequent irritation in cold weather. The 20"
wheels and the tall stem make the distance from sender to
display unit fairly large, but still within the supposed
range, according to the manual. But for years I'd have
problems with lost radio contact if the temperature dropped
below 40 F.

Last year or the year before, I decided it was because the
handlebar itself blocked the signal to some degree. I
fabricated a plastic mount to hold the display unit in front
of the handlebar. It seemed to be working until yesterday's
ride, which was right about freezing. I'll change the sender
battery and see if it helps.

But I'm at an age where I no longer enjoy riding much below
40 F. Today I'm fighting off a sore throat, which has been
my usual punishment for a cold weather ride.* :-(



The triathlon world uses a computer mount which you can fasten to the
stem just below your handlebar to stay within Cateye's wireless range.

https://www.backcountry.com/images/i...NOD0001/BK.jpg


I've played around with a couple other mounting alternatives on this
Bike Friday New World Tourist, pretty similar to this bike:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/10/38...69f7796603.jpg

I first fabricated a mount like the one you showed to hold the unit
halfway down the stem. But the cyclometer was in an unprotected position
during the folding process and kept getting knocked off. (That long stem
pulls out of the headset for folding, and just sort of hangs alongside
the folded bike.)

I tried zip-tying the cyclometer mount to the top of the main frame
tube, just behind the headset. But it's really hard to read down there,
especially now that I'm deep into bifocal age. I've also played with
locating the sender in different places on the fork.

I think what I need is a couple parabolic antennas, one at the sender
pointing up, another at the display focused down. Kind of like the
microwave towers.

Interestingly, my wife's identical bike has a much cheaper Echowell
wireless cyclometer. Hers has no problem with cold temperatures.

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