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Old 01-14-21, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I like the fact that I donít have to shave as often. Iíve reduced the frequency from 2x/wk to 1x/wk ... and that 1x is often only because the itching is driving me crazy.
I've gone to shaving every other day, I agree that's been pretty nice
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
There are a lot of bad things happening in the world, but I think that we can all band together in denouncing this heinous act -

https://imgur.com/a/MH9McIw

I assume that we still can't post links to redd it, but you can search for the post if you need to do some hate-reading today - "My husband believes running pizza under water to cool it down is acceptable"
That's just wrong.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Buy another quick link.
Sometimes sold as two-packs.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
There are a lot of bad things happening in the world, but I think that we can all band together in denouncing this heinous act -

https://imgur.com/a/MH9McIw

I assume that we still can't post links to redd it, but you can search for the post if you need to do some hate-reading today - "My husband believes running pizza under water to cool it down is acceptable"
Outrageous!
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Almost forgot about the chain breakers on my multi-tools.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
Almost forgot about the chain breakers on my multi-tools.
I those Crank Brothers multitools. I've got two, and wish I had I had one for every bike.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
That's right. The pointy bit is a guide. Once the pin itself is seated, snap off the quide. Pliers, or (what I usually do) use the chain breaker.
Not sure how to do it with the chain breaker. The one I have is quite basic
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Buy another quick link.
You know youíre talking to a #cheapskate, right?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
There are a lot of bad things happening in the world, but I think that we can all band together in denouncing this heinous act -

https://imgur.com/a/MH9McIw

I assume that we still can't post links to redd it, but you can search for the post if you need to do some hate-reading today - "My husband believes running pizza under water to cool it down is acceptable"
Blasphemy!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
There are a lot of bad things happening in the world, but I think that we can all band together in denouncing this heinous act -

https://imgur.com/a/MH9McIw

I assume that we still can't post links to redd it, but you can search for the post if you need to do some hate-reading today - "My husband believes running pizza under water to cool it down is acceptable"
A common heathen. He probably also wears horns and animal pelts and paints his face.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
You know youíre talking to a #cheapskate, right?
I *hate* looking at something and thinking, "the amount of material and work that went in to this is NOT worth $xxx"

....but if you look at the convenience/utility, it's still hard to argue the value proposition on some things, and a quick link is one of them, IMO.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
A common heathen. He probably also wears horns and animal pelts and paints his face.
Did you see the story about the guy that wore his US Olympic Team jacket to an insurrection?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Shimano chains are indeed directional, I think that started with 10 speed but others can chime in.
Some Shimano chains are directional. The story is the link plates are shaped to allow smoother shifting. I'm not sure how much difference it makes if you put it on wrong but once the shift is completed it shouldn't make any difference.

If you stand on the pedals and the chain skips over the teeth on the cassette you need a new cassette. When this happens it feels like you are stripping a gear and it is violent. This assumes obvious things are checked, like chain wrap around the cog and derailleur tension.
Is this the same bike that had the chain hanging limp? I hope you got that sorted before you put on a new chain.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I those Crank Brothers multitools. I've got two, and wish I had I had one for every bike.
I may, or may not, have bought it for the cool brushed aluminum case.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
I may, or may not, have bought it for the cool brushed aluminum case.

I need this in my life.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
There are a lot of bad things happening in the world, but I think that we can all band together in denouncing this heinous act -

https://imgur.com/a/MH9McIw

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Maybe he was a raccoon in a former life.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
Not sure how to do it with the chain breaker. The one I have is quite basic

You know youíre talking to a #cheapskate, right?
You can see what I mean at 6:55 in this video.

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After changing an 11 speed chain, and setting a Shimano quick link, I'm not sure you can seat one of those on the road. I was worried about stomping the pedal, and it wasn't happening by hand. I used a large set of snap ring pliers, and it took some force to seat it.

#weenyarms #everydayislegday
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Originally Posted by LAJ
After changing an 11 speed chain, and setting a Shimano quick link, I'm not sure you can seat one of those on the road. I was worried about stomping the pedal, and it wasn't happening by hand. I used a large set of snap ring pliers, and it took some force to seat it.

#weenyarms #everydayislegday

When I put my chain on wrong last time, before I realized it was wrong I had seated it by stomping on the pedal. It worked fine.
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I need this in my life.
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Maybe 7-layer burrito will return?
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Originally Posted by ls01
Awesome! I'm supposed to do Alpe de zwift tonight with the guys. They're kicking the absolute poo out of me 3 nights a week. I don't suppose tonight will be any different.
Edit: Now that I think about it. I should look around and see if I have a climbing cassette somewhere. I just realized I'm doing all this with a 53/39 and 25 x12 no wonder I'm grinding all the way up.
One problem is how this fits into my training week. I normally do 2 shorter rides during the week, but knowing I was going to do Innsbruck on Wednesday, I decided to do a lighter ride on Tuesday to try out the Bianchi on the trainer (I had been riding the Ritchey), and I did the "Epic KOM", nowhere near full gas, just to check out the gearing. Then last night I did Innsbruck with that long climb, which took a lot out of me. And Stage 3 started last night and only runs till Monday midnight. I don't think I want to do ANOTHER big climb tomorrow, I don't have time Saturday, and I don't want to ride indoors on Sunday, and Monday I'll be working onsite. I guess maybe I can do this ride during 'make up week'?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
You can see what I mean at 6:55 in this video.

How to Replace a Chain on a Bike - Sizing & Installation - YouTube
Doh! I didnít think it would be that easy.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I *hate* looking at something and thinking, "the amount of material and work that went in to this is NOT worth $xxx"

....but if you look at the convenience/utility, it's still hard to argue the value proposition on some things, and a quick link is one of them, IMO.
I agree. I was in a rush when I ordered and didnít realize the chain came with the pins, so now that I have them, Iíd rather use them.
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