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  1. Thread: Chain too long?

    by DougG
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    Thanks all. After looking at the photos myself,...

    Thanks all. After looking at the photos myself, it does seem to be less of an issue and I'm pretty sure I was careful in sizing it the first time.

    On the other hand, how many grams am I adding if...
  2. Thread: Chain too long?

    by DougG
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    Chain too long?

    Over the winter I changed my drivetrain over to use a wide-ratio cassette using a Deore rear derailleur and SRAM 12-32 cassette and also installed a new chain. Unfortunately that was 3 months ago...
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    Sticky: I thought the Erie Canal was in New York state?

    I thought the Erie Canal was in New York state?
  4. BTW, the way that I discovered this book was when...

    BTW, the way that I discovered this book was when I read David Eggers' novel of a few years ago, "A Hologram for the King." In that book, the main (fictional) character is an ex-Schwinn executive who...
  5. I probably just over-summarized that part, as the...

    I probably just over-summarized that part, as the book seemed to be very well researched although the book was intended more as a business case study than a detailed history of the industry.

    As I...
  6. No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company

    This book was published in 1996, although I just recently became aware of it and managed to get a copy due to Michigan's excellent statewide library catalog and borrowing program. Although it was...
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    The full "Michigan Trails" publication is a...

    The full "Michigan Trails" publication is a really great magazine that's been growing the last few years. It started out just as "West Michigan Trails" or something like that, but now covers the...
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    This will be great when it's finished! All sorts...

    This will be great when it's finished! All sorts of possibilities with easy access from the riverfront to Eastern Market.
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    Sticky: I've never done a century and am not sure I ever...

    I've never done a century and am not sure I ever will. The one time I started out with that intention on a large multi-distance event, I gave it up and finished on the 100K route instead. The biggest...
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    Sticky: Dick Allen Lansing to MACkinaw. I think Dick...

    Dick Allen Lansing to MACkinaw. I think Dick Allen is/was a state legislator or some such who originally organized it. I've done the Michigander and Shoreline West, which are other premier Michigan...
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    Sticky: You know, they still do the DALMAC. I have never...

    You know, they still do the DALMAC. I have never done it, but now I'm too old to want to put up with the hassles of tent camping for a week.

    (For those who don't know, the DALMAC is a big ride in...
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    Sticky: I'm really going nuts here. I'm also a runner and...

    I'm really going nuts here. I'm also a runner and at least for the last several winters I've always been able to run outside two or three times a week. This winter it's been either too cold, too...
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    I went with a Deore (MTB) derailleur. Going by...

    I went with a Deore (MTB) derailleur. Going by the calculations, a long-cage 105 might have (just barely) worked, but the Deore was a safer bet and is compatible with my 105 5600 shifters.
    ...
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    Rebuilt Synapse with New Wheels

    I finished off the rebuild of my 2010 Cannondale Synapse with new wheels from ProWheelbuilder (H+Son Archetype, White T11, CX-Ray). The other big change was to go to a SRAM 12-32 cassette, which...
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    Sticky: Happy Birthday and welcome to Medicare!

    Happy Birthday and welcome to Medicare!
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    Thanks, that was my concern. I'm replacing a...

    Thanks, that was my concern. I'm replacing a Shimano 12-27 cassette with a SRAM 12-32, and looking at the cassette in its box there was definitely no lockring on top of the small cog. I just took it...
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    Cassette lock ring

    Does the cassette lock ring normally come with a new cassette, or with a new rear wheel/hub, or are they purchased separately?
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    Sticky: I've found the same thing with my running. I used...

    I've found the same thing with my running. I used to think I'd place higher in my AG (age group) after 60, but what has happened is that all the more casual runners have dropped out and only the real...
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    Good information -- thanks! I was leaning toward...

    Good information -- thanks! I was leaning toward using the Shimano on that bike anyway and this confirms it.

    I've had good luck using a Connex removable link on Shimano chains, so will use that...
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    Which chain to use

    Both of my road bikes are stripped down for winter maintenance and updates, and both are getting new chains. One is an older aluminum bike that I use for "light touring" and put quite a few miles on...
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    Sticky: Also from Michigan, and I'm definitely not a...

    Also from Michigan, and I'm definitely not a cold-weather biker and put mine away over a month ago. I find my tolerance to cold getting worse as I age, but even back in my younger days when I rode...
  22. I wasn't contradicting you; just commenting that...

    I wasn't contradicting you; just commenting that it's sometimes difficult to get all the hysteresis out of the system without a trim function. Friction in the system is of course a big contributor to...
  23. FWIW, triples can be pretty finicky in general to...

    FWIW, triples can be pretty finicky in general to get them shifting well for all combos. I also had similar issues with my Sora components that went away when I upgraded to 105. The 105 derailleur...
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    This idea sounds like a winner. I was thinking...

    This idea sounds like a winner. I was thinking somehow pulling the new cable through using the old one, but couldn't think of a way to connect them that wouldn't be too bulky.
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    Even in my case, my cycling career had some...

    Even in my case, my cycling career had some breaks in it. Mainly, when I was about 15-1/2, my bike was stolen at the shopping center. Since I was anxiously waiting to be able to drive, I never...
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