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 04-21-19, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
that's a beautiful Parlee, but I would move the levers up a bit(and leave the bars at the same angle).
Thank you. The first 5,000 or so miles on it felt awesome. I can’t wait to get back on it.
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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, and eaten raw.
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I charged my lawn mower batteries, yesterday. Batteries are now ready to go, me, not so much.
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Old 04-21-19, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
Thank you. The first 5,000 or so miles on it felt awesome. I can’t wait to get back on it.
5000 miles? You are still just getting acquainted.

I've found that this method works well for most people that have a significant saddle to bar drop.



YMMV
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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.

She dusted off nicely!

Like Ford Prefect said "It's so black! You can hardly make out its shape... light just seems to fall into it!"
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
5000 miles? You are still just getting acquainted.

I've found that this method works well for most people that have a significant saddle to bar drop.



YMMV
Spot on.
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Old 04-21-19, 04:43 PM
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She dusted off nicely!

Like Ford Prefect said "It's so black! You can hardly make out its shape... light just seems to fall into it!"
It was depressing seeing how much dust was on it.
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Promised report, derailleur shifted flawlessly, no rubbing, crisp gear changes, and especially no chain dropping.

I had thought it was good before, but it's way better now.
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Not spoiling, but if you want to see an amazing race, watch the last few Km of today’s Amstel Gold race. Wow.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
5000 miles? You are still just getting acquainted.

I've found that this method works well for most people that have a significant saddle to bar drop.



YMMV
Thanks for the post and the picture. Oddly, I have been around cycling for decades, and have probably come across this advice/illustration on several occasions, but is now something that I will try out for real when I get home from an Easter break.

The issue for me with the set-up is ensuring that I can last long distances without hand and wrist soreness becoming relevant, so I don't anticipate much difference between what you show and how I have my bike set up.

Also, one of the strong points made in several building instructions is ensuring the ends of the bars are angled towards the rear axle of the bike which seems to be close to the case in your photograph. That may be most relevant to the design of the bars which does vary a fair bit.
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I did eat a couple spears raw. They were sweet and good, but roasted with olive oil and they are sublime.
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I charged my lawn mower batteries, yesterday. Batteries are now ready to go, me, not so much.
My lawn mower is a Troybilt tractor that is almost as old as the Saturn. I almost wish it would die so I can tell mrs datlas it’s time to hire someone to do the lawn.
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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.

Nice brake calipers.
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I charged my lawn mower batteries, yesterday. Batteries are now ready to go, me, not so much.
I thought about prepping the mower today, but unsticking rusty nuts and bolts on the Jeep was more fun.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
5000 miles? You are still just getting acquainted.

I've found that this method works well for most people that have a significant saddle to bar drop.



YMMV
If I'm starting from scratch, I set the bar on my desk. Easy to get both levers even.
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If I'm starting from scratch, I set the bar on my desk. Easy to get both levers even.
Of course, I've done it on the bike too. Close enough that I can't tell the difference.
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Also, nice repurposing of a headset wrench for folks that no longer have quill stem bikes.
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Also, nice repurposing of a headset wrench for folks that no longer have quill stem bikes.
+1. Yep, I do have one or two in my workshop, and have never used it/them for this.
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I've used my headset wrenches fairly recently.

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Dogs are weird, but life wouldn't be complete without them.

On the subject of "toy" dogs. If most toy breed were the size of a pit, they would be outlawed.
Only ever met one dog I’d have to say I did not like. I have lived with many, many dogs, most rescues, some fosters. I keep 4 or 5 dogs of my own, mostly big ones. I lost the matron about 1.5 years ago, Maggie, a Rottweiler/Coon Hound mix, to cancer after 12 wonderful years. She ran the show and kept order in the pack. About 1 year ago, I adopted a rescue, a 1 year old, female Khangal Shepherd, commonly known as Anatolian Shepherd. At nearly 2 years, she is 125 pounds of muscle and athleticism, goofy and sweet as hell. The first few weeks, she thought about challenging me and had ill-intent for my three established dogs, very food aggressive and generally a poorly behaved bully. After a few weeks, she settled in and is now a real blast that the other dogs love to play with. Nothing against small dogs but, there is nothing like big dogs in my humble opinion.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
5000 miles? You are still just getting acquainted.

I've found that this method works well for most people that have a significant saddle to bar drop.



YMMV
That’s my method.
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Not spoiling, but if you want to see an amazing race, watch the last few Km of today’s Amstel Gold race. Wow.
You aren't joking. That was great.

https://sporza.be/nl/2019/04/21/onvo...-leiders-en-w/
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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!
Huge bummer.
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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.
Dogs have it too. One of the few facts I remember from my dad’s micro class.
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