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Old 08-27-10, 11:53 PM   #551
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I would bet it's just the seam.
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Old 08-28-10, 06:10 AM   #552
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I spun the wheel and it looks a little out of true so I'll take it to my LBS and have them true it and check everything else out.
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I was tempted to create a thread in the 41 but the chance of getting a good answer here seems more probable. Today I noticed that when I engage the rear brake I hear a thumping sound, so I checked the brake pads (which need replacing soon), and made sure the wheel was on correctly. There's no thumping sound while I'm riding, only when braking. Any ideas?
one more suggestion: make sure your pads are toed in enough. I had pads that had worn so contact was totally flat and it gave a real oscillation upon breaking. adjusted the toe-in a tiny bit (folded business card) and the braking is smooth again. somewhere there is enough of a soft spot that the heel of the pad rubbing = oscillation, but otherwise my rim was totally fine (and true).
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What is this whole icy-hot on the knees thing? Does it actually help on cold mornings?
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Not icy-hot (brand) since it feels like someone put ice on your knees. No other "normal" brands for that matter (BenGay, Tiger balm, etc etc).

Atomic Balm. And only in the dry for me.

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I can handle Medium hotness all the time. Hot is way too hot.

And put your shorts on before you put on the AB.

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Old 08-28-10, 09:06 AM   #556
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What is it was US racers and black and other colored socks? Now that my eyes have been opened up a bit, I'm really used to tall, new and perfectly white socks and white shoes.
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Time for a new helmet thanks to my crash yesterday.

I can get a big discount at Rudy Project. I can get the $150 Zuma for $90. Or I can get the Kontact+ that I've been using for my last couple helmets for $105.

Considering my discounts, is there any reason to try a Giro or Bell? Or should I just keep going with the Rudy Project.
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What is it was US racers and black and other colored socks? Now that my eyes have been opened up a bit, I'm really used to tall, new and perfectly white socks and white shoes.
they match our kit. Duh. Who can keep white shoes clean?
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Most common reason I find (and the reason pros don't have them): replaceable dropout. Make sure it's lubed. Take it off, slather area with anti-seize or grease or something, reinstall.

A lot of pros (including many that were "Cannondale" riders) would have bikes with normal hangers. Gets rid of creak. And if they trashed the frame, they'd just get another one.

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One of the 2 screws on the hanger was lose, but, alas, the creak remains.

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Creaking with speedplays: keep them very clean. Use the speeplay graphite lube every three rides and after riding in the rain. The next thing to check is your QR skewers. Undo them and tighten them back up nice and tight. Next, torque the stem bolts using a torque wrench. I would do all of this before touching the BB. My Felt had squeaking, creaking, and groaning for the first 1K miles. I did all of the above, and now it's quiet.
QR skewers are both retightened, stem bolts were checked, pedals were unscrewed, greased, and replaced, and I still have noise.
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if you cant keep your white shoes clean, dont go to europe.
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if you cant keep your white shoes clean, dont go to europe.
Why would I keep my shoes clean? That's almost as silly as shaving legs or removing my frame pump.
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One of the 2 screws on the hanger was lose, but, alas, the creak remains.
I may not have been totally clear. Slather everything, including the machined sides of dropout and frame, with antiseize and/or lube. Not just screw.

It's the movement of dropout against frame that can make noise.

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What is it was US racers and black and other colored socks? Now that my eyes have been opened up a bit, I'm really used to tall, new and perfectly white socks and white shoes.
you can take the boy out of ohio, but you can't take the ohio out of the boy.



btw - time to change your location.
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I may not have been totally clear. Slather everything, including the machined sides of dropout and frame, with antiseize and/or lube. Not just screw.

It's the movement of dropout against frame that can make noise.

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You were clear, and that's what I did. But I still have a noise problem. Guess it's time to invest in more tools.
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Nah, the screw was backed about halfway out, and would've fallen out because I wouldn't have checked it. So it didn't solve my noise problem, but did keep me from having a bigger problem on the road. Also, thanks to everyone who provided suggestions.
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btw - time to change your location.
I'm still in Flanders... in mind....

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Nah, the screw was backed about halfway out, and would've fallen out because I wouldn't have checked it. So it didn't solve my noise problem, but did keep me from having a bigger problem on the road. Also, thanks to everyone who provided suggestions.
wouldn't have been a problem on the road. The skewer keeps it in place.

Have you messed around with your cables? sometimes housing creaks
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Test drove the Honda Insight the the Toyota Prius today. The Insight felt like a Honda Civic with no power. The Prius felt like Lexus hybrid. We're getting a Prius. With Nav. Gold, so it matches our dog Sam.

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first crash today; low speed maneuvering in some deeper-than-it-looked gravel. Baselayer saved my elbow (which took the hardest impact) from any gravel/road rash. Someone should tell everyone about these things.

Pulling gravel bits out of the leg wounds in the shower is an experience I can live without repeating. This will probably convert me into a leg-shaving type as soon as I'm able. The blood-matted hair is a pain.
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no road rash pics please unless you want to be extradited back to the other place.
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first crash today; low speed maneuvering in some deeper-than-it-looked gravel. Baselayer saved my elbow (which took the hardest impact) from any gravel/road rash. Someone should tell everyone about these things.

Pulling gravel bits out of the leg wounds in the shower is an experience I can live without repeating. This will probably convert me into a leg-shaving type as soon as I'm able. The blood-matted hair is a pain.
1. the 41 is the place to post pity pics.

2. shave that wookie ass fur.

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