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Old 08-28-10, 05:41 PM
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I haven't looked at this thread in weeks.

It may be weeks before I do so again.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
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.
That leg looks really horrible ..... but the cut's not too bad.
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1. the 41 is the place to post pity pics.

2. shave that wookie ass fur.

thanks.
edited post.

2: will do, now that I'm feeling the downside.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
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.


Originally Posted by Ygduf
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.
There is a method to our madness.
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Originally Posted by umd




There is a method to our madness.
Remember my gf jynxing me last weekend, talking about how I'd never crashed?

13k miles and it happens so soon after she brought it up. Coincidence, I think not.

So, when are you going to email me the photos from Santa Cruz; are you home yet?
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en hoe gaat het met jouw nederlands?
Niet bestaande....

BTW: They speak Vlaams.

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Originally Posted by Ygduf
So, when are you going to email me the photos from Santa Cruz; are you home yet?
Not home yet
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
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.
You can always just shave the wound. As long as it's not too roughed up, no problem.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
You can always just shave the wound. As long as it's not too roughed up, no problem.
I did my best with clippers. There really were little bits of gravel embedded in the skin when I got home, so it's pretty rough. Really not bad though, only two spots, each the size of a quarter. I'll live.
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Speaking of wounds, people weren't kidding about face wounds healing fast. Mine are almost completely healed a week later except for a flap of skin I accidentally ripped open again.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
edited post.
Thanks. I was ready to scroll fast but didn't need to.

Originally Posted by patentcad
The Insight felt like a Honda Civic with no power.
Wife got a TDI - 40-odd mpg, accelerates surprisingly fast (230-something lbs-ft torque), carries lotsa stuff. Nice growl to it too, at least from the inside of the car. I want to mod it, but I have to wait to have one of my own. Tax credit two ways until July of this year. I wish I'd gotten a TDI a few years ago when I was contemplating that or buying the 246k mile Honda from a friend. I decided to help the friend out and I'm happy I did it but still.

Wen - a few more ideas:
1. When bike is stationary, put bike in some big gear and push down on the cranks slowly, steadily, with increasing amounts of force until you're red in the face. Big gear helps keep the bike from actually moving. If you feel a click or something then try again. This may help isolate the cause. Try with each arm pointing forward
1A. Grab each crank arm and slowly, steadily, with immense amounts of force, push and pull the arm side to side. Check at different clock face locations (12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 o'clock. Check for click etc.
2. You mention standing. Does it happen when you're sitting? How about one- or no-hands? If it's just when you're standing, it may be a bar/stem/fork thing.
3. Hate to say this but check for cracks. A couple of my creaking frames (not a CAAD9, but a couple different brands) had cracks in them. One was a super-overbuilt frame, chainstay cracked. Another was a super-light frame, chainstay cracked. I've seen top of seatstays, downtubes, top tubes, everything. Look for cracks which are invisible except when frame is flexed. Chainstay ones are usually dirty enough to see, but other locations can stay clean/pristine and very hard to spot.
4. If creaks when seated, take out saddle/post and try. Sometimes post moves in frame. Don't forget to put saddle/post back
5. Try with/without cycling shoes. Different wheels.
6. Spray the living daylight out of different areas with a thin lube (wd-40 etc), one at a time. Rear der. Dropout. Chain. Cassette. Chainring bolt area. Bar/stem junction. Maybe even stem/steerer junction (okay if no carbon). Process of elimination. Keep braking surface and tires free of lube. Clean off after.

I forget what else you've tried and pages are loading slowly so I'll leave it at that.

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Originally Posted by roadiejorge
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?
Sorry, late to the party on this one.

The thump is caused by a variation in the width of the rim at the braking surface. Usually it is a result of an impact. If the rims are new I'd go with what was suggested and say it is the seam.

Since most rims have their braking surfaces machines after they are pinned you may have a real problem here.

Check truing and hop first and, if they are in order, take off the tire and run some calipers across the braking surface and find the variation. If it is at the seam you are hooped.

If it is not at the seam lay a 1x2 across the braking surface and wack it with a hammer. Flip the rim over and repeat (seriously). Look and see if any lines develop (cracks) in the braking surface. Wack it until it seems flat. You can run a steel ruler across the rim to look for gaps. The gaps will be where the light spills through.

Or you could just try for a warranty...
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Originally Posted by hammy56
if you cant keep your white shoes clean, dont go to europe.
Hee hee hee...
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing
Thanks. I was ready to scroll fast but didn't need to.
It was so far from gore, like 2 little spots the size of quarters, that it didn't occur to me that people might worry about it. I think it was the full leg hair that really offended.
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Originally Posted by wens
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.
Sorry if I missed it but have you actually pulled and lubed the threads on you BB cups yet? Creaking and popping under load are pretty classic tells. I'd actually start there and not waste my time piddling around looking for the "less usual suspects".
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Niet bestaande....

BTW: They speak Vlaams.
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing
Wen - a few more ideas:
1. When bike is stationary, put bike in some big gear and push down on the cranks slowly, steadily, with increasing amounts of force until you're red in the face. Big gear helps keep the bike from actually moving. If you feel a click or something then try again. This may help isolate the cause. Try with each arm pointing forward
1A. Grab each crank arm and slowly, steadily, with immense amounts of force, push and pull the arm side to side. Check at different clock face locations (12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 o'clock. Check for click etc.
2. You mention standing. Does it happen when you're sitting? How about one- or no-hands? If it's just when you're standing, it may be a bar/stem/fork thing.
3. Hate to say this but check for cracks. A couple of my creaking frames (not a CAAD9, but a couple different brands) had cracks in them. One was a super-overbuilt frame, chainstay cracked. Another was a super-light frame, chainstay cracked. I've seen top of seatstays, downtubes, top tubes, everything. Look for cracks which are invisible except when frame is flexed. Chainstay ones are usually dirty enough to see, but other locations can stay clean/pristine and very hard to spot.
4. If creaks when seated, take out saddle/post and try. Sometimes post moves in frame. Don't forget to put saddle/post back
5. Try with/without cycling shoes. Different wheels.
6. Spray the living daylight out of different areas with a thin lube (wd-40 etc), one at a time. Rear der. Dropout. Chain. Cassette. Chainring bolt area. Bar/stem junction. Maybe even stem/steerer junction (okay if no carbon). Process of elimination. Keep braking surface and tires free of lube. Clean off after.

I forget what else you've tried and pages are loading slowly so I'll leave it at that.

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1: Doesn't click or move noticeably
1A: Clicks/creaks when I do this, seems like all the way around but loudest at 9 and 3
2: happens when I'm standing, also happened when I rode no hands, so I think it's the pedals/bottom bracket, and I've tried everything I can think of on the pedals.
3: I didn't look too hard because of 1A making noise, but I didn't see any cracks
4: Didn't do yet
5: tried without shoes, still makes noise. I don't have other wheels, so trying other wheels will have to wait until I can borrow a set for a few minutes.
6: Haven't done this yet, hoping that 1A making noise means that the problem is there, which brings us to.

Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina
Sorry if I missed it but have you actually pulled and lubed the threads on you BB cups yet? Creaking and popping under load are pretty classic tells. I'd actually start there and not waste my time piddling around looking for the "less usual suspects".
No. The bolt holding the crank on like it requires a tool that's bicycle specific that I don't own. Given the price of anything bike specific, I was hoping to avoid this, but it looks like I might as well stop wasting people's time and suck it up.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
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.

They have zero percent financing. That helps.
Fantastic car. Smooth ride and plenty of power when you need it. And the thing that most suprised me after I bought it is how much it can haul. Put the seats down and it's like a small pickup. Took it on a 900mile road trip last month with the wife, two dogs, their crate, two bikes, gear, tons of crap and still got 39mpg going 75mph-ish with the bikes on a trunk rack. I couldn't be happier with it and I plan to drive it till the wheels come off.

I'm jealous of the zero % financing though Gl with yours.
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Where's the best site to find out if there are any crits in my area? I've tried a few searches without much luck. I'm in the ft myers/Naples area.
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Originally Posted by Chef151
Where's the best site to find out if there are any crits in my area? I've tried a few searches without much luck. I'm in the ft myers/Naples area.
www.floridacycling.com

where are you exactly? Im in Cape Coral.
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Okay, Nederlands with a Vlaams dialect. Even a tone-deaf like me can hear a noticeable difference between proper Nederlands and an East Flanders Flem.
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Originally Posted by hammy56
www.floridacycling.com

where are you exactly? Im in Cape Coral.
South ft myers, near Daniels and 75. My wife actually teaches at Ida baker in the cape, though.

I started doing some group rides about a month ago (I've been riding for about three months so far) with the estero trek store group on Sundays, and sometimes their weds night ride too.

The bartow race isn't too far away distance wise, but I don't think I'm ready for crits quite this soon. I don't see anything after October on that calendar, is that it for the year? Any idea if there is ever anything close to here?
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Originally Posted by Chef151
South ft myers, near Daniels and 75. My wife actually teaches at Ida baker in the cape, though.

I started doing some group rides about a month ago (I've been riding for about three months so far) with the estero trek store group on Sundays, and sometimes their weds night ride too.

The bartow race isn't too far away distance wise, but I don't think I'm ready for crits quite this soon. I don't see anything after October on that calendar, is that it for the year? Any idea if there is ever anything close to here?
Funny, I do that Sunday ride every week. Im on the team that is run out of that store. Im the tattooed guy with the black cannondale.

And theres a handful of races left on the calendar, crits and rr's...but its winding down for the year.
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Okay, Nederlands with a Vlaams dialect. Even a tone-deaf like me can hear a noticeable difference between proper Nederlands and an East Flanders Flem.
1. i can hear the difference between a texan and a new yorker, but it's still the same language.

2. what's a "flem?"
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
Remember my gf jynxing me last weekend, talking about how I'd never crashed?

13k miles and it happens so soon after she brought it up. Coincidence, I think not.

So, when are you going to email me the photos from Santa Cruz; are you home yet?
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