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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 02-08-23, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Never heard of it.
Now you have.

EDIT: It came out in 1990, so it may be older than you.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
My Reserve wheels are like that. Just a little sticker at the valve stem
Tasteful in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I think my new headset top spacer thing comes in today. Should be able to drop the stem another 5 mm.

So the other day I was going down the incline plane in my neighborhood, I hit about 32 mph. Im not sure what the sphinx position is, I imagine I looked like a fat cat trying to tuck.

Anyways, I went to brake, and noticed in the drops the front brake requires way too much pull for the brakes to engage. I mean the lever was practically touching the drop. Need to get that adjusted.
Hydro disks? you can adjust the "free stroke" on Ultegra and Dura Ace, but not on 105 (at least, not the R7000 stuff). It's a trifle disconcerting if, like me, you run your rim brake calipers nice and close to the rim.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I know this kind of look was big a while back, but I just couldn't ride this. Too much going on.

Peel the stickers off the wheels, and it will look dramatically different.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
if mrs bam demanded a dogma f 12 tomorrow, we would have some issues i would make that happen as quickly as i could. Happy wife, happy life.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
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You fixed it right!

He already drives the minivan in the family. There's nothing to make us believe that she wouldn't have the nicer bike if she wanted.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Peel the stickers off the wheels, and it will look dramatically different.
Agreed.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I know this kind of look was big a while back, but I just couldn't ride this. Too much going on.

I noticed a big difference between the Fulcrum 5s that came with the Bianchi in 2006 and the replacements I bought in 2020. The latter are a LOT subtler. Same for the frame, compared to the current offerings from Bianchi - or anyone else, for that matter.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Hydro disks? you can adjust the "free stroke" on Ultegra and Dura Ace, but not on 105 (at least, not the R7000 stuff). It's a trifle disconcerting if, like me, you run your rim brake calipers nice and close to the rim.

I thought you could adjust the 105? I cant ride like this, especially in a crit.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I thought you could adjust the 105? I cant ride like this, especially in a crit.
Reach yes. Not free stroke. I looked into it, because I find the same thing. I had my LBS bleed the brakes, but that made no difference.

But, you know, if you're always on the front in a crit, you never need to use your brakes.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Reach yes. Not free stroke. I looked into it, because I find the same thing. I had my LBS bleed the brakes, but that made no difference.

But, you know, if you're always on the front in a crit, you never need to use your brakes.

So what determines the pull then? me cervelos wasnt this bad.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So what determines the pull then? me cervelos wasnt this bad.
Assuming no air in the system, it's the distance between the pads and the disk. Bike disk brakes have return springs so the pads don't touch the rotor normally, and you need to push them from there to the surface of the rotor before any braking occurs. How old are the pads? If they're old, you might gain some by installing new ones - but then they'll have to be very carefully re-centered and they'll still rub when you're sprinting.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Assuming no air in the system, it's the distance between the pads and the disk. Bike disk brakes have return springs so the pads don't touch the rotor normally, and you need to push them from there to the surface of the rotor before any braking occurs. How old are the pads? If they're old, you might gain some by installing new ones - but then they'll have to be very carefully re-centered and they'll still rub when you're sprinting.

these are brand new. the group set is brand new.
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Flew up to New York today at 5 am for a 45 minute meeting. Now trying to fly home on delta. Not sure if you have been in Terminal 4 at JFK, but they really need to offer electric scooters. Its a walk.
Side Trivia: I was on the very last TWA flight out of JFK on 10/6/2001. The Gate had been stripped of all signage and indication that TWA existed. The plane taxied by TWA offices for pictures and then was water cannon "saluted" before take off. Stewardesses were crying and I was beginning to worry that they had siphoned all of the fuel out of the p[lane and just left barely enough to get to St. Louis. Couldn't have been more the 30 of us on the plane.

From an old post i found online: "Oct 6, 2001 At 7.59pm TWA LLC flight 481 will leave the graceful Saarinen terminal for St. Louis closing out decades of TWA service to JFK/Idelwild."

Weirdest damn flight that I've ever been on.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If the hubs don't say this on them, the wheels are just gonna be meh
Stop posting this stuff; I'm starting to feel warm all over. BTW, I have Campagnolo Bora WTO wheels on my Colnago Though the hubs aren’t marked like this.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
these are brand new. the group set is brand new.
My 105 levers required a longer pull than I thought they should, but everything checked out okay. I've not once pulled so far that they hit the bar even in some panic stops. You get used to it.

The Ultegras seem a bit more firm with shorter travel.
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I like the white decals on my black Boyds that are on the Marvel. On a black bike, it breaks up the monotony. I also like the white on my Eastons for the Dogma. In a nod to my alma mater, the University of Florida, my Flos are orange, blue and white, but those are sitting unused at the moment. Im hoping I can go n+1 in 2023 if I dont upgrade the Marvel to 12 speed Di2 or EPS (although that would likely require a wheel hub change).

I also had great luck with the Acela Express from Boston to NYC, but that fun ended in 2018. Way before the pandemic, but Id be okay trying the Express again if need be. The regular train with a bajillion stops? No flipping way.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If the hubs don't say this on them, the wheels are just gonna be meh
Used some of those on a wheel build last year.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Side Trivia: I was on the very last TWA flight out of JFK on 10/6/2001. The Gate had been stripped of all signage and indication that TWA existed. The plane taxied by TWA offices for pictures and then was water cannon "saluted" before take off. Stewardesses were crying and I was beginning to worry that they had siphoned all of the fuel out of the p[lane and just left barely enough to get to St. Louis. Couldn't have been more the 30 of us on the plane.

From an old post i found online: [i]"Oct 6, 2001 At 7.59pm TWA LLC flight 481 will leave the graceful Saarinen terminal for St. Louis closing out decades of TWA service to JFK/Idelwild."

Weirdest damn flight that I've ever been on.
TWA and Pan Am disappearing is one of those things that seemed impossible when I was younger.
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How can we not miss Braniff Airlines!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If the hubs don't say this on them, the wheels are just gonna be meh
Eh, Italian job. Prolly have to fix it at Tony's.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Side Trivia: I was on the very last TWA flight out of JFK on 10/6/2001. The Gate had been stripped of all signage and indication that TWA existed. The plane taxied by TWA offices for pictures and then was water cannon "saluted" before take off. Stewardesses were crying and I was beginning to worry that they had siphoned all of the fuel out of the p[lane and just left barely enough to get to St. Louis. Couldn't have been more the 30 of us on the plane.

From an old post i found online: [i]"Oct 6, 2001 At 7.59pm TWA LLC flight 481 will leave the graceful Saarinen terminal for St. Louis closing out decades of TWA service to JFK/Idelwild."

Weirdest damn flight that I've ever been on.
My brother flew on the night of Y2K. I think he said there were only a couple people on the flight. I guess people thought the plane was going to quit running, or something.
My ex and I were camping at the beach for Y2K eve.
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Eh, Italian job. Prolly have to fix it at Tony's.
I have those on the Seven. A bearing went bad in the freehub body. Bearings are available but a special press is needed to install them. The only Campagnolo guy I know said it doesn't work, it's too hard to get the bearing in correctly. Others told me the same thing so I bought a whole freehub body and the package said "made in Taiwan".
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My 105 levers required a longer pull than I thought they should, but everything checked out okay. I've not once pulled so far that they hit the bar even in some panic stops. You get used to it.

The Ultegras seem a bit more firm with shorter travel.
No, this wont work, border line unsafe.The rear brake is fine.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete

I also had great luck with the Acela Express from Boston to NYC, but that fun ended in 2018. Way before the pandemic, but Id be okay trying the Express again if need be. The regular train with a bajillion stops? No flipping way.
You could drive to NY and back before the NE Regional train made it one way.

I like Acela, but we cant catch it here. But, Empire Service from here to NY only makes 4 stops IIRC.

Up until a few years ago wed get the dome car in the fall that would go from here to Montreal- that thing was cool.
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