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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-02-17, 03:37 PM   #126
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Being a slug and stuffing my face after three days in a row of riding. I'll consider some sort of plan tomorrow for losing a stone or two.

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Cold symptoms hit today. I'm supposed to do an FTP test Wednesday. No bueno.
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Cold symptoms hit today. I'm supposed to do an FTP test Wednesday. No bueno.
I would suggest you see a doctor, but I don't know any good ones.
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Most of the lights are down, but the hardest part is putting the jigsaw puzzle together where it's all stored.
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It's an unusual occurrence. I am assuming the question arises because there are:
a.) not a lot of female riders on this forum

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b.) even fewer that work on their own bikes.
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c.) @Velo Vol
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I can only speak for press-fit, but I do it myself. Really it's just a 10mm hex and a set of special pliers for the retaining rings, if you're feelin' fancy.
Seems this bike is Press Fit 41 x 92mm
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It's an unusual occurrence. I am assuming the question arises because there are:
a.) not a lot of female riders on this forum

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b.) even fewer that work on their own bikes.
Probably. Those that ride mostly are most likely:
a. too busy with other activities to have the time to fix their own bikes.
b. not interested in learning. They just want to ride and;
or c. both of the above.
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Probably. Those that ride mostly are most likely:
a. too busy with other activities to have the time to fix their own bikes.
b. not interested in learning. They just want to ride and;
or c. both of the above.
True. Also, there is probably
d.) Don't think they are capable of doing the work.
Luckily, when I was learning to drive my dad made me learn on a stick shift, and he also taught me to change a tire and the oil in his truck before I took Driver's Ed. So the fear/low self-confidence with regard to mechanical ability is not as big of a deal. I admit, I get a kick out of the looks/comments I get at the LBS when I go in to shop their tool selection.
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OK, so I just went over the bikes. Had to fix my boss's bike's flat (just a thorn, so I patched the tube).

But then I went to town on mine. The BB is fine. It's completely silent without the chain, so I'm pretty sure it's fine (right?).

The chain was just super grody, and I think I need one click of RD adjustment to make thing quiet again. I cleaned the chain pretty well. Two baths in the park cyclone (using the nashbar degreaser), and then hi pressure hose to get the grit out before oiling. I don't like doing the high pressure thing, but there was no way to get the grit out otherwise. The life of a MTB chain has got to be pretty short...
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Also, my MTB's BB is making really heinous noises. Only 300 miles on that thing, but it grinds like crazy already.

How many of y'all do your own BBs? Should I start to tool up to do these myself (assuming it's needed often), or just go to the LBS?
I do. Never had a BB looked at by anyone else. If you need a press, they are cheap on eBay.
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I repack/replace my own BBs. These days most bikes' bottom brackets usually just get replaced and it often only takes a couple of tools (Crank remover and BB cup remover).

That's a pretty short service span! Did it get submerged?

Sometimes not-so-parallel BB shell faces can wreck BB bearings fast, so you might check that also.
Why would you still need a crank remover with self-extracting bolts being so readily available? And they can be had in Ti too. For your inner weight weenie.
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I am a happy sportscar camper @ this time. Few driving opportunities til March, roads are too cold (very aggressive summer tires, they don't grip worth a damn below 35-40ºF) and too much salt, nobody wants salt dust on their shiny sports car. The car is amazing, a big leap from the C6, I've driven it enough to get what every automotive journalist that has written about the car has been raving about for the past 3 years. Hell, even those brits at Top Gear liked the car and they HATED every previous Corvette, they're strictly Porsche and BMW fanbois.

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So I've been doing a bit of this-




It ain't cycling, but it's probably a strong 2nd place in my outdoor activity hierarchy. That's Sugarbush, VT. The Mad River Valley is one of my favorite places in the world, so beautiful and bucolic. Snow base this year already exceeds last season's total, although the big storm we were supposed to get last Thursday ended up "just" being 6 inches that was mostly blown off by mid day Friday.

What'd I miss here?
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Why not both?

I opted for gravel, since I wanted to keep riding the Green Machine and it has a pretty limited range 1x7. Got in 33 1/3 more miles and only had to hike-a-bike about 10 yards or so.

There were a couple of ice patches hidden under wind-blown snow and sand.

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So this is my new thing:



Sunday Meal Prepping (on a Monday this week). Going to take that, and then a smaller container with snack stuff (banana, carrots, celery, apple, greek yogurt) for my lunches this week. Dinner will be similar.

Doing a week at once (for 2 people) so far is working out well. Large quantities, but so far the kitchen isn't a total disaster. Lets hope I can keep this habit up!
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@Dan & @LOP: Nice pics!
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Why would you still need a crank remover with self-extracting bolts being so readily available? And they can be had in Ti too. For your inner weight weenie.
I had self-extracting bolts on a crankset in the '90s - didn't care for 'em much. I still run mostly square taper and about half of those I have are cup and cone. /curmudgeon.

I guess one could call an allen wrench a crank remover if you're runnin' self extracting action

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This popped up on the Discover Weekly playlist of my Spotify. There's no video; it's nearly five minutes of pure joy for your ears.

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