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    Having kids means I miss a lot of group rides that I like doing because we have made it a priority that we sit down to dinner as often as possible. It also means that if there's a race I'd like to do, I need to get it on the family calendar and sign up as soon as possible, otherwise something else will pop up. And it means that most of my training takes place as part of the commute or lunchtime intervals.

    It's really just time-management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Having kids means I miss a lot of group rides that I like doing because we have made it a priority that we sit down to dinner as often as possible. It also means that if there's a race I'd like to do, I need to get it on the family calendar and sign up as soon as possible, otherwise something else will pop up. And it means that most of my training takes place as part of the commute or lunchtime intervals.

    It's really just time-management.
    +1000. I make the same adjustments but no lunch rides and typically early long commutes. I am spending a bit less time on the bike this race season so I try to sneak out for 1-1.5hrs after work if it means more time at home rather than commuting.

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    I have an 18 month old with tons of health issues and a little girl due a week from today. I'm probably in better cycling shape now than I was before kids. I get considerably less miles but they're way more focused than they used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therhodeo View Post
    I have an 18 month old with tons of health issues and a little girl due a week from today. I'm probably in better cycling shape now than I was before kids. I get considerably less miles but they're way more focused than they used to be.
    Congrats on the little one!!!

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    i can't wait to not have kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    Congrats on the little one!!!
    Thanks. I'm excited for her to get here and my wife is excited for her to not be in her belly.

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    what's the shimano/sram MTB equivalent to 105/rival?

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    For sram I guess X5=apex, X7=rival.

    I think sram would prefer you to equate 105 with apex, rather than rival.

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    thanks.

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    Admittedly dumb question...will 11 speed cranksets work with 10 speed drivetrains? I've wanted to try a 52/36 crankset, and it'll literally be cheaper to buy a 105 5800 52/36 crankset and BB (when they become available) than to buy 52t and 36t chainrings for my Ultegra 6650 crankset.
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    I'm running a 9000 crank with a 7900 everything else. Didn't even change the bb. Not sure if that is relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    Admittedly dumb question...will 11 speed cranksets work with 10 speed drivetrains? I've wanted to try a 52/36 crankset, and it'll literally be cheaper to buy a 105 5800 52/36 crankset and BB (when they become available) than to buy 52t and 36t chainrings for my Ultegra 6650 crankset.
    not a dumb question. the answer is yes. there are a few subtleties, but in general you will be fine.

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    So, the 41 refers to posers who aren't very fast but insist on the latest and greatest in gadgetry, lightweight components and spandex gear?

    Where does the term itself come from?

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    the road riding forum is forum #41

    road bike racing forum is #33

    that's all I know.

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    And random fact, the first 4 digits of my usac license are 4133 making it very easy to remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    the road riding forum is forum #41

    road bike racing forum is #33

    that's all I know.
    Aaah. Gotcha. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    Admittedly dumb question...will 11 speed cranksets work with 10 speed drivetrains? I've wanted to try a 52/36 crankset, and it'll literally be cheaper to buy a 105 5800 52/36 crankset and BB (when they become available) than to buy 52t and 36t chainrings for my Ultegra 6650 crankset.
    Yes, there's more flexibility and cross compatibility at the front end of the drivetrain than the labeling would lead you to think.
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    Found a crack in the face plate of my Deda stem. It's the second time in about 18 months it's cracked. I think I'm going to go with a different brand stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    Found a crack in the face plate of my Deda stem. It's the second time in about 18 months it's cracked. I think I'm going to go with a different brand stem.
    I wonder if the stem itself is not square/flat/whatever.

    Also, as a sanity check, are you tightening in a "cross" fashion, i.e. upper left, lower right, lower left, upper right, or some variation of that? And are about the same amount of threads/gap showing at each corner (indicating even amount of pressure on plate)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    I wonder if the stem itself is not square/flat/whatever.

    Also, as a sanity check, are you tightening in a "cross" fashion, i.e. upper left, lower right, lower left, upper right, or some variation of that? And are about the same amount of threads/gap showing at each corner (indicating even amount of pressure on plate)?
    Something else to check...are you using a torque wrench, or just tightening them down till they scream?
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    CDR - Yes - I tighten in a criss-cross manner and try to keep the cap evenly spaced off the bar top and bottom.

    Revchuck - Yes, I use a torque wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    CDR - Yes - I tighten in a criss-cross manner and try to keep the cap evenly spaced off the bar top and bottom.

    Revchuck - Yes, I use a torque wrench.
    I figured but it was worth asking.
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    A stem is not an expensive piece of hardware, and it plays a critical role in keeping you upright. Replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    A stem is not an expensive piece of hardware, and it plays a critical role in keeping you upright. Replace it.
    +1

    Bar, stem, fork, I'm pretty paranoid about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    A stem is not an expensive piece of hardware, and it plays a critical role in keeping you upright. Replace it.
    New one has been ordered. Going back to Ritchey.

    And I should note, when I found a crack in the face plate last summer, I replaced the face plate. This is the second plate to crack.

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