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Old 02-19-23, 03:38 PM
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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.
Allen head bolts are normally grade 8 bolts, so very hard steel and tough to drill straight into. The drill will tend to go into the aluminum. If you can demolish the bolt head and drill a hole in the shaft of the bolt and use a tiny extractor that might work because once the bolt head is gone the remaining part shouldn't be tight.

I still think your best shot is to get something to bite into the hex of the bolt head unless that is already too far gone. I have removed bolts with a chisel or even a center punch but the way those bolts are recessed it would be hard. If you have a small,, sharp chisel and tap the bolt at an angle to get it to turn that might work. Once it moves it's easy.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Those are the rotors I want on the emonda. Shop didn’t have my size. I think I am going to wait until I get new super teams....
put 70+ miles / almost 5,000' on them today. definitely an improvement from the stock (MT900 / XTR?) in terms of quietness and smoothness. didn't hear the same brief pinging i would get from the front when hammering out of the saddle after a long descent, but that could be unrelated. running them with the x03ti pads.
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Placed 14th.

50 + at the start. Not really sure how to interpret the results. List stops at 26 and the last 6 people DNF so i’m not sure where everyone else went.
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Old 02-19-23, 04:50 PM
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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 got to do some of that this morning. The dishwasher gave us an "E-24" error: not draining properly. I pulled the filter up out of the bottom, but I'd only had a swig of coffee, so I put it down and went back to the coffee. Mrs.GJ wanted to show off that she knew how to clean the filter, so I let her do that. Started it again. 5 minutes later, *beebeebeep!* E-24 again. So I pulled the vent cover off, unscrewed the dome, and damned if there wasn't a piece of plastic in the end of the tube. Once that was removed and the wastewater flowing nicely, I ran it and it completed the cycle. I felt like a genius!

Yesterday, I finally got around to the flat tire on the wheelbarrow. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to get the bead over the rim, but two Pedro's plastic levers worked a treat. Got the size, and ordered new ones (it's got 2 wheels) from Amazon which arrived while I was out riding. It's only taken me 2 years to get to this point....
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Velo Vol
here's some mid 90's rock for you to enjoy.


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One drill bit broken so far, and one bolt extracted.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Improved breathing, embouchure, and lots of tonguing, of course. I could find out what makes her tick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzvp4_igvyw





Likely the only one-on-on I could get. But one can dream.
I just saw this. Don't sell yourself short. I found someone who said yes. This was well before the awesome shovel!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Placed 14th.

50 + at the start. Not really sure how to interpret the results. List stops at 26 and the last 6 people DNF so i’m not sure where everyone else went.
Doesn't matter. They started, you raced them, they did not finish in front of you.

Beating a DNS doesn't count, but a DNF does.
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Originally Posted by datlas
One drill bit broken so far, and one bolt extracted.
Good job!
Both bolts were stripped? Please don't use whatever allen wrench you stripped them with on the new bolts. Unless they got stripped because you didn't bottom the wrench when twisting on them.
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Old 02-19-23, 06:15 PM
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Could not get other bolt off. Had to hacksaw through body of bolt to get crank off. What a PITA.

I tightened the BB to spec and installed NDS crank using old Ultegra 6700 crank.

It spins smooth like butter, but I will have to wait for next ride to see if this solved BB creak.

If not, I will have to follow MoAlpha advice and try plumber’s tape in the BB threads.

Fingers crossed this solved the problem.
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Originally Posted by big john
Good job!
Both bolts were stripped? Please don't use whatever allen wrench you stripped them with on the new bolts. Unless they got stripped because you didn't bottom the wrench when twisting on them.
Yes both bolts were stripped. I don’t know whether they stripped because they were too soft, or if the Park Tool 5mm driver I used on the install somehow is bad.

Needless to say, I did NOT use the same tool on the install job (although I may have stripped them on initial install by not getting tool fully seated).
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
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here's some mid 90's rock for you to enjoy.
I forgot about Everclear.

Seem like this would be your favourite song of theirs--paying homage to the your Golden '70s

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I've been assured that Mr. Jones is good with figures, so...
I'm not measuring ice.
Originally Posted by phrantic09
Saratoga Lake has almost 0 ice cover- this is the first winter I recall where it hasn’t frozen over.
No ice cover in the 865, either.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I forgot about Everclear.

Seem like this would be your favourite song of theirs--paying homage to the your Golden '70s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjg39XRkjVc
BITD when Everclear was still a local Portland band they played a few shows with other locals 30.06

I was amused by the flyers
Everclear
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30.06


Sounds like a recipe for danger

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I just realized the last concert I went to was the Borromeo Quartet just before the pandemic. A friend plays violin for them and teaches at NEC. The last rock show I went to must have been 20 years ago.

I need to go to a live show again.
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Originally Posted by big john
Here, natural gas has gone nuts. Until the end of 2022, $50 was a high gas bill. The recent one for January was $300, $200 for December and $100 November.
This is kind of weird. I've been following the market price a bit, with an eye on this stonk, and it keeps going lower and lower. Multi-year low.


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Man it was so nice out I really wanted to wash cars today but we've got rain on the way this week so I went for a hike instead.
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So during the race, there was this indention in the road. 5th lap in I hit that while seated and heard the worst sound ever. Obviously I didn’t stop but I was waiting for the bike to fall apart.

After the race I mentioned it, one of the guys looked it over ever squat inch, culprit was the seat. Didn’t have the seat fully clamped in place, hit the bump seated and it sounded like a crack.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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.
I have the little one and it's served me surprisingly well. One of those bigger ones would be handy though, though not at that price. Mine has just two sizes. Vintage. I've had it for many years
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This is kind of weird. I've been following the market price a bit, with an eye on this stonk, and it keeps going lower and lower. Multi-year low.


Man, I've got $6k just sitting in Core Position right now, might have to roll the dice on $800 or so of that NG goodness
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Originally Posted by datlas
One drill bit broken so far, and one bolt extracted.


Kudos
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Yes, but my bike fund is empty, several big purchases the last couple of months. A new fork is not what I want to spend money on.

Stages power meter
Super team wheels
Carbon Bars
Pedals


these are things that I want to spend money on.
Dental work comes out of a different fund?
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In case anyone cares, I fixed my BB creak by having the mid-ride inspiration to stop and wipe off the locking face of the rear through-axle and the corresponding dropout with a finger. I’m a fool, but a happy one.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This is kind of weird. I've been following the market price a bit, with an eye on this stonk, and it keeps going lower and lower. Multi-year low.


The official line from the gas company is that the wholesale price tripled so they tripled our bills. My last bill is 5 times higher than high bills from the past.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Man, I've got $6k just sitting in Core Position right now, might have to roll the dice on $800 or so of that NG goodness
There's got to be a bottom, right? I was saying that 10+% ago, though. #NotInvestmentAdvice
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The official line from the gas company is that the wholesale price tripled so they tripled our bills. My last bill is 5 times higher than high bills from the past.
They bought it when prices peaked and pass the costs on to the peasants. Sad.
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