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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 03-06-21, 03:18 PM
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Took just as much as I could of wind, cold, and a rapidly filling bladder, which was about 2 hrs. 60s and 70s next week, but I have to go into work Mon-Weds.
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Do mice hibernate?
Maybe bear-evolved mice do.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The next iteration of The Schwinn is nearing the execution phase. I think I have decided on gearing.
What about the tires?

EDIT: Ah, in planning.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Took just as much as I could of wind, cold, and a rapidly filling bladder, which was about 2 hrs. 60s and 70s next week, but I have to go into work Mon-Weds.
Couple of days on the 50s here next week, but ride time temps are closer to 30. Ill take it either way!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I haven't decided about tires yet.
I think you definitely want to get some. Much more comfortable, plus it will corner and stop better.
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So, it turns out if you tear out all the crap in the back yard, till it up, and put down a crapload of mulch, after a few rains you end up with a gazillion little weeds popping up through the mulch. So, hthat's what I've been up to - weeding.

I also discovered that from mighty acorns, tiny oaks grow.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I haven't decided about tires yet.
I am firmly in the tires are good and essential camp.
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But the food is not as awesome.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I am firmly in the tires are good and essential camp.
Two Out Of Three Dougs Agree!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I am firmly in the tires are good and essential camp.
That clinches it. Tires it is.
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My wheels arrived at the Lathrop CA UPS hub last night - well, early this AM. And they haven't left, apparently. What are they waiting for? An engraved invitation?
*fingers drumming on tabletop*
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Originally Posted by rjones28
That clinches it. Tires it is.
So, not tubulars, then?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
So, not tubulars, then?
Groan.

In related news, apparently even many of the pros are saying not tubulars.
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Oh?

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I think I have decided on gearing.
Discuss.
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I got out for a ride on the Cervelo earlier today. It was good fun. Also, I popped on the new Michelin Power Road TLRs. At first blush, they don't feel quite as supple as the Pro One Addix, but they seem to roll pretty well and grip seems pretty good, though I wasn't exactly chucking it in to corners with all of the sand and salt on the roads. I'll try slightly lower pressure tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
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Discuss.
The Schwinn is going to be my commuter bike this year. Downgrading the drivetrain to 7 speed, because I have an old 105 hubset that I'm building up. And I still have the original derailleurs ('natch), I'll put those back into service.

The RD is short cage, which limits choices a bit. Officially, 28t max cog and 28t max chain wrap. But, I'm going to go crazy and see if I can run a 12-32 cassette and a 46-34 chainring combo (32t chain wrap).

I'll need to buy shifters, because I put the old ones on a bike that I ended up selling a few years ago.
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I got out for a ride on the Cervelo earlier today. It was good fun. Also, I popped on the new Michelin Power Road TLRs. At first blush, they don't feel quite as supple as the Pro One Addix, but they seem to roll pretty well and grip seems pretty good, though I wasn't exactly chucking it in to corners with all of the sand and salt on the roads. I'll try slightly lower pressure tomorrow.
Oh, and I nabbed Local Legend on five... FIVE segments. Yup - I'm pretty cool.
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I haven't totally decided about the handlebar yet. I have a moustache bar in the parts bin that I could put bar-end shifters on and I already have a spare set of road brake levers that would work. But, a flat bar with thumbies or rapidfire shifters might be preferable at the end of a long day at the bike shop. Hmm.
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Oh, and I nabbed Local Legend on five... FIVE segments. Yup - I'm pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I haven't totally decided about the handlebar yet. I have a moustache bar in the parts bin that I could put bar-end shifters on and I already have a spare set of road brake levers that would work. But, a flat bar with thumbies or rapidfire shifters might be preferable at the end of a long day at the bike shop. Hmm.
I moustache you a question: which will give you more hipster cred?
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Began construction work in the basement today. It was not good. Had to reframe a couple walls. Had to buy 4, 2 x 4s. $6.00 a piece. That's absurd. 1 wall repair tomorrow and I can start taping. Have to make a access hatch for the water meter. And start working on repairing the drop ceiling too. So much to do! Can't move fast enough!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I moustache you a question: which will give you more hipster cred?
I thought you only get hipster cred by converting it to a fixie?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I moustache you a question: which will give you more hipster cred?
Probably, no matter which I choose, I'll need a handlebar bag.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Oh, and I nabbed Local Legend on five... FIVE segments. Yup - I'm pretty cool.
I believe the Strava catchphrase is that you are kind of a big deal.
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Groan.

In related news, apparently even many of the pros are saying not tubulars.
Next thing you know they'll start wearing NOT BIBS.
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