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Old 02-19-23, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Seems like every day for the last few weeks where it's been warmer and I thought about venturing out on the bike again, we've had gusting winds 20+ mph.
Now that you mention it, today is our first in a couple weeks without high winds
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
It’s in the 50s but windy so I decided to take the day off and do some “adulting.”




New toilet guts. Also changed the refrigerator filter. Wife thinks I’m handy.
I've got a package in there right now. I'm going to put it off for awhile more.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Race went really well. I’m hoping for a top 10 finish not sure, unfortunately they didn’t pull people who were lapped, and they hoped back into the race which is a no no. I took some pills but really focused on my position, I was aggressive but not dangerous, I guess more assertive.

I broke 1,000 watts finally. The trek 5200 is awesome for crits, I am very happy with the decision to race that.
Took me a second to figure out the correct reading of this.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Took me a second to figure out the correct reading of this.

oopps. Adrenaline is still flowing.

max hr was 191
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Originally Posted by bampilot06

Good lord you in a skinny one.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Good lord you in a skinny one.

what do you mean?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what do you mean?
Well skinnier than me, anyway.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Well skinnier than me, anyway.

I don’t feel skinny, Leo this kid in matching kit is only 15. He is a beast.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Do you have an auger and a tape measure Velo Vol could borrow? Maybe he could gather data and you could spreadsheet it up!
I have a tape measure, but no auger.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
My favorite tough love song.
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Recall my BB is creaking and my idiot mechanic rounded the 5mm Allen crank arm bolts.

I bit the bullet and bought the bolt extractor set from Home Depot:





I cannot get the extractor to “bite” or grip the bolts. Even when I hammer them in. I tried a little drilling and still fail. I may have to get a real mechanic to fix this. Advice?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Took me a second to figure out the correct reading of this.
Me too.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
It’s in the 50s but windy so I decided to take the day off and do some “adulting.”


New toilet guts. Also changed the refrigerator filter. Wife thinks I’m handy.
So she’s going to keep you around for a while?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I don’t feel skinny, Leo this kid in matching kit is only 15. He is a beast.
Active 15-year-olds tend to be like that.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Recall my BB is creaking and my idiot mechanic rounded the 5mm Allen crank arm bolts.

I bit the bullet and bought the bolt extractor set from Home Depot:





I cannot get the extractor to “bite” or grip the bolts. Even when I hammer them in. I tried a little drilling and still fail. I may have to get a real mechanic to fix this. Advice?
You might have to grind the end of the extractor flat. If you have access to a grinding wheel that would be great. I think the extractor I pictured earlier would be a better choice but the one you have might work. Start with the one that is barely loose in there and grind it flat until you have to hammer it into the bolt head. Leave the other bolt tight. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Saratoga Lake has almost 0 ice cover- this is the first winter I recall where it hasn’t frozen over.
Lake Onondaga hasn’t really iced over either. I’ve already concluded I won’t be visiting this year.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I've got a package in there right now. I'm going to put it off for awhile more.
Pfftt that’s the first place they look.
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I was heretofore unaware that there was a $144 axle vise!



Universal is sold out of the Birzman which look nice, and don't have a listing for the big blue Park one, so I guess I'll go with the good ol' Park AV-1. Now I just need $133.05 worth of other goodies to get free shipping.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Gonna paint the wall while you have the tank off?
My wife did.
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Originally Posted by big john
You might have to grind the end of the extractor flat. If you have access to a grinding wheel that would be great. I think the extractor I pictured earlier would be a better choice but the one you have might work. Start with the one that is barely loose in there and grind it flat until you have to hammer it into the bolt head. Leave the other bolt tight. Good luck!
No grinder but will futz more with drilling. If all else fails I can try to drill them out entirely, but I am askeered of damaging the threads the bolts go on. If it comes to that, I can use the NDS crank arm from before, which is a 6700 crank and should be compatible. But I hope it won’t be necessary.
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Beautiful here today, high temp in the 60s and no wind. I went to the dam and visited with some friends from road club #2 who were parking there to go into the mountains. Their route is 30 miles up with almost 4K feet of climbing. I would have done it with them yesterday but I don't have the desire to climb that much after the ride I did.
One lady is on the comeback after her second hip replacement due to arthritis. Seemed like a tough ride for only being several weeks out from surgery but she wants to get back to being a mountain goat.

After they left I cruised around and I saw a guy admiring a huge hawk in a tree. I wished I had a camera because the bird was so big I thought it was an eagle at first.

I use a pedestrian underpass to get past the freeway and go to the hills while avoiding car traffic and it's usually full of broken glass and trash and other debris. Now some guy is living in there and he swept the whole thing squeaky clean. I've seen him a few times now and he's very cheerful and friendly.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Recall my BB is creaking and my idiot mechanic rounded the 5mm Allen crank arm bolts.

I bit the bullet and bought the bolt extractor set from Home Depot:





I cannot get the extractor to “bite” or grip the bolts. Even when I hammer them in. I tried a little drilling and still fail. I may have to get a real mechanic to fix this. Advice?
Were they expensive? You could try grinding the tip off of the size you need. Only takes a second.

Edit: I should have caught up before posting. Anyway, I’ve done that with taps when needed but go slow and don’t overheat the tool while grinding.
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Originally Posted by datlas
No grinder but will futz more with drilling. If all else fails I can try to drill them out entirely, but I am askeered of damaging the threads the bolts go on. If it comes to that, I can use the NDS crank arm from before, which is a 6700 crank and should be compatible. But I hope it won’t be necessary.
I mismatch Shimano cranks frequently between my wife and my bikes. People don’t even notice Unless you swap in a silver for a black or vice versa.
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Lake Onondaga hasn’t really iced over either. I’ve already concluded I won’t be visiting this year.
Photobomb of the day, from the Bald Eagles of Onondaga Lake FB group.

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