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Old 04-21-19, 10:10 AM
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Drove 120 miles upstate yesterday in order to bike with some friends today, only to discover I left my shoes home. Bright beautiful day, all set mentally and physically to ride, and then POOF!
At least is was a nice drive?
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Haanjo all set up for the week -

Nice!
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Old 04-21-19, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
In bike maintenance related news. I did a fresh chain and tune the other day, then dropped the chain going into the little ring while Otha riding with a friend. Ran through it again this morning and realized the font derailleur was way out on all adjustments. I did a crank swap last year and everything looked good, I thought. Today I started from scratch and literally had to move everything. Cage was set too high and not parallel to big ring, so nothing from there on would ever be right, even had to move the converter pin. Test ride this afternoon, report to follow.
I took off the chain while replacing the crankset and whatnot today. After putting it all back together, I took it for a little test spin and noticed noise coming from the RD/cassette. Put it back on the stand and played around with the indexing - it looked fine, but was still noisy. Then I noticed that I neglected to lace the chain under the little cage tab between the jockey wheels - the chain was dragging over the tab, click, click, clicking.


Ooopsie, as Jones would say.
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Drove 120 miles upstate yesterday in order to bike with some friends today, only to discover I left my shoes home. Bright beautiful day, all set mentally and physically to ride, and then POOF!
Aww...
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Old 04-21-19, 10:25 AM
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Drove 120 miles upstate yesterday in order to bike with some friends today, only to discover I left my shoes home. Bright beautiful day, all set mentally and physically to ride, and then POOF!
Platforms?
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Old 04-21-19, 10:27 AM
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Haanjo all set up for the week -

Way Hot Suitable for HrN, because staging.
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That sucks, Billy.. Cat5Gear Bag has a checklist built in. As I age, I may actually consider using that feature.
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Old 04-21-19, 10:29 AM
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Haanjo all set up for the week -

Did you check the FD adjustment?
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Old 04-21-19, 10:29 AM
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The more I look at that bike, the more I like it, WhyFi. Handsome bike indeed.
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Old 04-21-19, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Drove 120 miles upstate yesterday in order to bike with some friends today, only to discover I left my shoes home. Bright beautiful day, all set mentally and physically to ride, and then POOF!


Ooof! I think I've only had one of those situations. Got 7/8 the way to an STXC race and realized I didn't have a helmet! Luckily I had time to drop in to Dicks for a cheapo Bell.
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Old 04-21-19, 10:42 AM
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Customer of the Day:

Guy came in complaining that the chain on his mountain bike was slipping. I first noticed that the cassette felt loose, then I saw that there was a cog missing. It took a couple of rounds of explanation for the guy to understand what was wrong with his bike.

Him: Wow, didn't notice that.
Me: I have that cassette in stock.
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Old 04-21-19, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I took off the chain while replacing the crankset and whatnot today. After putting it all back together, I took it for a little test spin and noticed noise coming from the RD/cassette. Put it back on the stand and played around with the indexing - it looked fine, but was still noisy. Then I noticed that I neglected to lace the chain under the little cage tab between the jockey wheels - the chain was dragging over the tab, click, click, clicking.


Ooopsie, as Jones would say.
Been there, done that, got the tee shirt, the CD, mad the poster.
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Old 04-21-19, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Did you check the FD adjustment?
You should
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Old 04-21-19, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Did you check the FD adjustment?
Yeah, just minor adjustments - it seems to sit out about 1mm further than the 105 crankset.

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The more I look at that bike, the more I like it, WhyFi. Handsome bike indeed.
Thanks! Yeah, taking it for a spin, I felt guilty for not riding it more. The Domane is just such a great bike, but I might have to see about tracking down more gravel to give the Haanjo some more occasional love.
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Old 04-21-19, 01:25 PM
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Probably because cats have very sharp fangs, and can easily puncture the skin if they bite hard. Dog fangs are pretty dull by comparison.
I think that’s the main factor. But another issue is cats mouths are colonized by an especially virulent bacteria called Pasturella Multocida. They love asking questions like that on board exams.
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Pasturella Multocida would be a great name for a band.
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Pasturella Multocida would be a great name for a band.
Agree. I misspelled it though, it’s Pasteurella Multicida. Named in part after Pasteur.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Drove 120 miles upstate yesterday in order to bike with some friends today, only to discover I left my shoes home. Bright beautiful day, all set mentally and physically to ride, and then POOF!
Sorry Billy.
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Agree. I misspelled it though, it’s Pasteurella Multicida. Named in part after Pasteur.
Band names don't have to be spelled correctly.
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Parlee is ready to go with the new wheels. Taking my first ride on it (in four years or so) tomorrow.

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Off to shop for discounted chocolate rabbits. As a PSA, be sure to check the ingredients. Some bastids market fake chocolate rabbits.

There should be a law against fake chocolate.
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Band names don't have to be spelled correctly.
Some are even purposely spelled wrong.
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Parlee is ready to go with the new wheels. Taking my first ride on it (in four years or so) tomorrow.

that's a beautiful Parlee, but I would move the levers up a bit(and leave the bars at the same angle).
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Parlee is ready to go with the new wheels. Taking my first ride on it (in four years or so) tomorrow.

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It's officially spring for two reasons:

1. Lawns mowed for the first time.
2. Fresh asparagus harvested. It's really sweet when taken right from the garden.
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