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Old 01-08-23, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
There is a barrel adjuster at the rear mech, and high/low screws at both. I am unfamiliar with brifters, but I would imagine there is a barrel adjuster somewhere for the front mech.
Usually not but you could add one.
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Originally Posted by ls01
longer days
Not all that much, down here in 20* N latitude.
I just seem to be more driven in the heat and humidity and more laid back in the cool pleasantness of winter.
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I don't like handlebar bags but a friend gave me this little one to try. It doesn't bother me but it also doesn't hold much. Yes, the saddle is trashed.

I cruised around the bike path for 2.5 hours. Hardly anyone out there and best of all, no cars.


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Shift cables mounted. I bought a cable cutter and it worked one time. Pretty pissed. So now I am stuck.

I still donít understand whatís going on with the cranks. Why is there so much space between the crank arms and bottom bracket? the front derailer doesnít line up.

I measure the bottom bracket of the ritchey and they are almost the same size. couple mm different in width.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Curved?
800R, yes. Not a requirement, but the first one was (that was how it came with what else I wanted), so now the second is as well.
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Old 01-08-23, 04:23 PM
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We are on nearly the brightest possible (playoff) timeline - the Fighting Corkles are eliminated (and I can't wait to hear the analysts falling over themselves to say what a great coaching job it is to almost make the playoffs while the Giants are disappointing), and while the Bucs and Cowboys are both in... they face each other on Wildcard Weekend and perforce one will be gone.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06



what am I doing wrong?
Is that a 68 mm frame and a 75 mm crank? Just asking, because I have an Ekar crank that will not work on the frame I have the rest of the group set on.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Is that a 68 mm frame and a 75 mm crank? Just asking, because I have an Ekar crank that will not work on the frame I have the rest of the group set on.

Im not sure, I measured the bottom brackets of both bikes and they looked very close. I mean not this big of a difference.

So I need a different bottom bracket?

It seemed like the cranks arms didnít want to go on. I put them on the spindle and started to righted them but it never seemed like they engage into the locks on the spindle. They wonít move at the moment but I bet if I were to try and pedal it wonít work.
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Speaking of intoxicants, shrooms are legal in Denver. I am tempted to give them a try, after moving, and see if they can help me.
I would do it in the most controlled and benign surroundings possible, preferably with supervision and support from a pro. I may or may not have taken a lot of that stuff BITD and experienced a fair amount of fear, anxiety, and unpleasant depersonalization, along with amazing fun. Good luck!

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Im not sure, I measured the bottom brackets of both bikes and they looked very close. I mean not this big of a difference.

So I need a different bottom bracket?

It seemed like the cranks arms didn’t want to go on. I put them on the spindle and started to righted them but it never seemed like they engage into the locks on the spindle. They won’t move at the moment but I bet if I were to try and pedal it won’t work.
The problem may be that the spindle is too long for the frame. The BB has to fit the frame too and it looks like it does.
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A storm blew through last night, and another one's due tonight, but in between, I was able to get out for 56.5 miles. A lot less water on the road this week than last, AND Crystal Springs Rd was open - which is good because the ONE alternative route, the Ralston Trail, is still closed. I got a chance to test my new LeCol "Pro Aqua Zero" jersey, which is a waterproof thermal thing. I got it in yellow, since it was on sale in that color and much as I may like the stealthy look of black kit I have to admit being seen is nice, too. I don't see many yellow jerseys or jackets. Is there some silly "Don't wear a yellow jersey or people will think YOU think you're Eddy Mercx/Greg Lemond/Lance Armstrong" prohibition on them is there? I mean, it's a maillot, and it's jaune, but it's not a Maillot Jaune. I couldn't tell about the waterproof part, but it's nicely windproof, so I didn't freeze on 30+ mph downhills.

Anyway, I also got to test my new rear fender - SKS S-Blade. Works a treat! No skunk stripe, no soggy shorts, and I had to ride through a LOT of water. Lots of places where it's draining across the road. Also lots of debris. You can see the fender in the pic. I couldn't fit a saddlebag, the Varia, the taillight, AND the fender, so I ended up putting two tubes, levers, and a patch kit in a baggie in one pocket, and a multitool and pump in another.



Two weeks of rain, and it's getting all green and alive again.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
A storm blew through last night, and another one's due tonight, but in between, I was able to get out for 56.5 miles. A lot less water on the road this week than last, AND Crystal Springs Rd was open - which is good because the ONE alternative route, the Ralston Trail, is still closed. I got a chance to test my new LeCol "Pro Aqua Zero" jersey, which is a waterproof thermal thing. I got it in yellow, since it was on sale in that color and much as I may like the stealthy look of black kit I have to admit being seen is nice, too. I don't see many yellow jerseys or jackets. Is there some silly "Don't wear a yellow jersey or people will think YOU think you're Eddy Mercx/Greg Lemond/Lance Armstrong" prohibition on them is there? I mean, it's a maillot, and it's jaune, but it's not a Maillot Jaune. I couldn't tell about the waterproof part, but it's nicely windproof, so I didn't freeze on 30+ mph downhills.

Anyway, I also got to test my new rear fender - SKS S-Blade. Works a treat! No skunk stripe, no soggy shorts, and I had to ride through a LOT of water. Lots of places where it's draining across the road. Also lots of debris. You can see the fender in the pic. I couldn't fit a saddlebag, the Varia, the taillight, AND the fender, so I ended up putting two tubes, levers, and a patch kit in a baggie in one pocket, and a multitool and pump in another.



Two weeks of rain, and it's getting all green and alive again.
nice!! i took advantage of the gap too, did a somewhat flat-ish 72 miles, a loop around the city and then over the bridge for paradise and back. there was a LOT of crap on the road, could have used a fender like that, although the bike was filthy mostly in places that the fender wouldn't have helped. rode through a few small ponds that were in the "just above the pedals when at 3/9 o clock" category, hopefully they were all fresh water.

my brother has what i believe is that exact same canyon, maybe it's ultegra, but same color, wheels, etc i think. his is way too small for me but i rolled around the block on it and it seemed like a really nice versatile ride.
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I have white bar tape for it. I think it has potential. Once I figure the bottom bracket out.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I would do it in the most controlled and benign surroundings possible, preferably with supervision and support from a pro. I may or may not have taken a lot of that stuff BITD and experienced a fair amount of fear, anxiety, and unpleasant depersonalization, along with amazing fun. Good luck!
Thanks for the advice, and yes, that was pretty much the plan. Especially supervision.
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Indeed. But, I figure it's worth a try. Are there any serious concerns?
I am no expert, but if you try, be sure to have someone you know and trust as a ďspotterĒ as I believe sometimes the experience can be very scary for some people.
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Busy day. Got up early for my ride, then drove to nj to see my parents. Finally home for a little wind-down before the craziness starts again tomorrow.
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Dont know jack abot your crank issue, but you did a bang-up job on the bottle cages.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The problem may be that the spindle is too long for the frame. The BB has to fit the frame too and it looks like it does.
That is what I was talking about. The crank may not fit unless you can shim the bottom bracket to fit. The length of the threaded portion of the BB needs to be long enough to have sufficient threads in the BB shell when it is shimmed to fit the spindle.

For me, the Ekar crank was too short, so I needed a crank with a longer spindle. You may be better off with a crank with a shorter spindle. But the Hope cranks I have on a couple of bikes have separate spindles, so by changing the spindle I can run the same cranks on my mountain bike and my fat bike.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
That is what I was talking about. The crank may not fit unless you can shim the bottom bracket to fit. The length of the threaded portion of the BB needs to be long enough to have sufficient threads in the BB shell when it is shimmed to fit the spindle.

For me, the Ekar crank was too short, so I needed a crank with a longer spindle. You may be better off with a crank with a shorter spindle. But the Hope cranks I have on a couple of bikes have separate spindles, so by changing the spindle I can run the same cranks on my mountain bike and my fat bike.

Accoridng to sheldon brown I need a octalink v1 68mm 118.5 spindle.
I believe this is a 122.5 mm spindle. Thatís the problem.

Crazy 4 mm makes that big of a difference. Face palm. This bike was essentially supposed to cost nothing and now itís approaching 350.00. Between cages, bar tape new cables. Had to pay for the bb removal and bb install. I guess iíll have to pay for than again tomorrow. The BB will be 60.00 dollars.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Accoridng to sheldon brown I need a octalink v1 68mm 118.5 spindle.
I believe this is a 122.5 mm spindle. Thatís the problem.

Crazy 4 mm makes that big of a difference. Face palm. This bike was essentially supposed to cost nothing and now itís approaching 350.00. Between cages, bar tape new cables. Had to pay for the bb removal and bb install. I guess iíll have to pay for than again tomorrow. The BB will be 60.00 dollars.
Where'd you get that BB?
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Where'd you get that BB?
off The Ritchey.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Accoridng to sheldon brown I need a octalink v1 68mm 118.5 spindle.
I believe this is a 122.5 mm spindle. Thatís the problem.

Crazy 4 mm makes that big of a difference. Face palm. This bike was essentially supposed to cost nothing and now itís approaching 350.00. Between cages, bar tape new cables. Had to pay for the bb removal and bb install. I guess iíll have to pay for than again tomorrow. The BB will be 60.00 dollars.
I don't remember what my BB wrench cost, but it was a lot less than $60. And it is blue so I can watch Calvin and not feel like a freeloader.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
This bike was essentially supposed to cost nothing and now itís approaching 350.00. Between cages, bar tape new cables. Had to pay for the bb removal and bb install. I guess iíll have to pay for than again tomorrow. The BB will be 60.00 dollars.
Free stuff is always expensive.
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I just got dropped by D Maria on Tick Tock. Fair to say, I am exhausted.
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