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    I found the Gear Indicator!!!!!

    DG was right and my prediction was on target.

    It was the last place I looked and it was also where I left it..........

    After a night's rest and continued persistence in looking for the little devil I found it. It was in my toolbox in a special compartment in the top lid that I hardly ever use............

    Oh, I also found one dirty sock under the car seat in my van so while it took longer than it should have all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe
    DG was right and my prediction was on target.

    It was the last place I looked and it was also where I left it..........

    After a night's rest and continued persistence in looking for the little devil I found it. It was in my toolbox in a special compartment in the top lid that I hardly ever use............

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    I'll bet you put it in that little compartment so you wouldn't lose it or forget where it was.

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    once again DG proves he is da' Man: now he's predicting correctly from across the country

    perhaps he has Diego spies distributed strategically across the nation to monitor the BF 50+'ers?
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    Did you find any little packs of Fig Newtons under the seat also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8rider
    Did you find any little packs of Fig Newtons under the seat also?

    Ha!! No.......but would you believe that I did find some Fog Newtons in some sandwich bags in the bottom my cycling bag that has all my ride essentials . They looked tempting but I didn't tempt fate on that one!!!!

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    What are gear indicators? Think I used to have them on the Mountain bikes, but they went all Misty soon after getting them and all they do now is act as reflector to get the sun in my eyes.

    Providing the fog newtons are not green and don't require a chisel to get into bite sized pieces- they shoufd be ok. If not you will soon know.
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    Fog Newtons.....hmmmm

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    Lost Stuff...........

    Hey, I lost the numbers for this weeks lottery. Can DG help me find them? In return I might find a Trek Pilot for DG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe
    DG was right and my prediction was on target.

    It was the last place I looked and it was also where I left it..........

    After a night's rest and continued persistence in looking for the little devil I found it. It was in my toolbox in a special compartment in the top lid that I hardly ever use............

    Oh, I also found one dirty sock under the car seat in my van so while it took longer than it should have all is well.
    Great... now can you come and find a 9-spd SRAM cassette and chain and link that I have mislaid prior to leaving for BMB. Searched high and low, far and wide, and cannot locate it anywhere. Unfortunately, the trash service went around yesterday morning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8rider
    Did you find any little packs of Fig Newtons under the seat also?
    I just remembered.... I put a package of tose under the seat , out of the sun, about 2 months ago....
    Carpe who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    What are gear indicators? Think I used to have them on the Mountain bikes, but they went all Misty soon after getting them and all they do now is act as reflector to get the sun in my eyes.

    Providing the fog newtons are not green and don't require a chisel to get into bite sized pieces- they shoufd be ok. If not you will soon know.
    Exactly. What are gear indicators?

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    Oh, and fig newtons and twinkies last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastPlace
    Hey, I lost the numbers for this weeks lottery. Can DG help me find them? In return I might find a Trek Pilot for DG.
    What an offer!

    Try these: 9, 14, 22, 27 36, 41

    I'm pretty sure those are winners.
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    going to buy my ticket in just a few minutes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtleguy54
    Exactly. What are gear indicators?
    a little thingy that lets you know what gear you are in.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    a little thingy that lets you know what gear you are in.....
    oh, haha. Now you are elected to research and tell us what this device is Actually I know where I am with my bar ends but am curious what you can put on your cable to show you the gear you are using.

    Get to work and report back to us. This is a test that will be graded.

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    Dura Ace (and maybe other Shimano) rear shifters can be equipped with a clear plastic elongated "bubble" that goes in line on the rear derailleur cable. A small red thingy goes on the cable. Once properly aligned, when you shift, the thingy moves inside the bubble. The bubble has marks on it and the thingy/bubble alignment corresponds to the position the rear derailleur is on the rear ccassette. Simple elegant solution which makes you not have to look at the rear cassette to remember what gear you are in. Great tool for 50+er's. Too bad Campy does not have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnMerlin
    Simple elegant solution which makes you not have to look at the rear cassette to remember what gear you are in. Great tool for 50+er's. Too bad Campy does not have one.
    Why would you care which gear your in? If it feels wrong, just shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear
    Why would you care which gear your in?
    Very simple answer: beacuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear
    Why would you care which gear your in? If it feels wrong, just shift.
    It's actually a very good question. I'm running double cranks-a 53/39 on one bike and a 50/34 on the other. I've found there's a certain point in the big chain rings where I'm a little better off being in the smaller chain ring and using a slightly harder gear in the rear I think of it as optimizing the pedaling efficiency.

    I don't want to continue to downshift while I'm in the big chain ring until I get to the next to the last gear before going to the smaller chain ring. When riding wth a group and the pace is pushed up pretty hard it's nice to be able to glance down and see what gear I'm in.

    I also like it on my climbing bike to know if I have a "bailout" or granny gear left or not. It's probably more psychological but nice to know just the same. For $5 and a little time to install it's worth it for me.

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