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Old 01-18-23, 05:02 PM
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I drink just water on rides less than 75 miles. For longer rides I have been using GU Roctane, grape flavor.
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I buy great value electrolyte water and add two packets to my bottles every ride. Whether I drink any or not depends on if I am thirsty.
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I too was having shift problems on the emonda. I spent way too long today trying to get it to shift to the smallest cog. It will go but not consistently. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I drink just water on rides less than 75 miles. For longer rides I have been using GU Roctane, grape flavor.
I typically drink 12oz to a litre of coconut water before I ride for longer than an hour. Typically only have water on the bike, but often stop for coffee, beetroot juice, or beer if I'm out for more than an hour.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Noted on todays ride that the RD would not shift to the 3 smallest cogs.

Of course, itís the dreaded frayed shift cable. I donít track cable life, but estimate 2500 miles on this one which is both typical for me and effing ridiculous.

I had to struggle a bit to extricate the old cable and a couple snafus replacing it, including dropping the RD cable fixing bolt and searching for it for 10 minutes before I found it. The whole process seemed to take forever but in reality took maybe 90 minutes.

Epic, right?
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I too was having shift problems on the emonda. I spent way too long today trying to get it to shift to the smallest cog. It will go but not consistently. Sigh.
I hope shifting goes well on the Lemond today.

It has 5500 action, so should be OK.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
If there were the remotest possibility of me scoring one, then losing it to a cheater would bug me. But, just as an example, my BEST time on a 0.92 mile segment is 4:38. KOM is 2:38. My PR is 2271 out of 13872 efforts on that segment. Hence, why I'll never score a KOM.
I only have 1 left, I had it by 4s at one point but itís down to 1. I think on a good day I could probably knock another 2-3 off. Itís a quick uphill sprint.

https://strava.app.link/6uTMHgqwHwb

There are a couple more that are similar I could maybe nab. Thereís one that is 1.5 miles long with a measly 22 feet of gain that I can never seem to catch on a good day so Iím at 3:35 when Iím sure I could do a little faster.

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We need an e-bike cops show, a 21st Century CHiPs. Think I should pitch it to Hulu??
Electro Chips. They could sneak upon the perps in silence. Do it.
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Electro Chips. They could sneak upon the perps in silence. Do it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You drink that stuff? Gross. Your name isn't Bear.
Look to the urine--it will tell you all you need to know. #Hydration
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I don't care what you say, I'm not drinking the stuff.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I buy great value electrolyte water and add two packets to my bottles every ride. Whether I drink any or not depends on if I am thirsty.
I do just water unless itís below freezing, the I add salt. If itís over 50 Iíll start with an electrolyte drink and have more through food.

On a 60 degree day I usually go through 48 ounces of fluid every 30 miles
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I do just water unless itís below freezing, the I add salt. If itís over 50 Iíll start with an electrolyte drink and have more through food.

On a 60 degree day I usually go through 48 ounces of fluid every 30 miles
I drink about the same volumes. One bottle mixed with Tailwinds, Scratch, or similar. The other is water. If it's going to be hot and longer, I'll preload with Liquid IV.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I drink about the same volumes. One bottle mixed with Tailwinds, Scratch, or similar. The other is water. If it's going to be hot and longer, I'll preload with Liquid IV.
Right now In the garage in the morning Iím doing 2-3 bottles an hour and itís 35ish out there most days
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Apparently I donít drink enough.


So, what the hell can cause a rear derailer to only shift correctly 6 out of 10 tries?

I donít get it, I literally canít adjust it any differently, or it wonít shift to the other cogs? Could the cable be bad?
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Took the Lance out today with the daughter. I put my slashed bontrager R3 tires on the mavic open wheels. These were the wheels that came with the ritchey. These roll much better on the old trek than my new mavics. I would like to actually do a real ride on the trek, but I donít trust the tires, and I need another pair of pedals. Currently have platforms on it.


In other news. I was given a burley single trailer when my daughter was 6 months oldish. Basically the guy was throwing it away and I was standing there. I always thought it was kind of busted, and I didnít like the hook up to the bike. So about a week ago I bought a schwinn trailer from a friend for 50.00 bucks. Itís a double so my daughter can ride with Simon.

I pulled the burley out today, as I was going to throw it away or offer it up, and I have to say I really liked the way it looked over the schwinn. The schwinn is in great condition, lightly used, nothing wrong with it.
The barely just looks, better? Anyways, I went to trek.com to see if I could change the hook up (That was my problem with it and reason for not wanting it) and man do I feel like a dumb ass. I could have just bought a different attachment.

Now I have 2 bike trailers.
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Not from Strava, but from Google photos, maybe I'll go add it to the ride pics on the Strava page

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Quoted and still can't see the pic
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It's not worth the effort.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Apparently I donít drink enough.


So, what the hell can cause a rear derailer to only shift correctly 6 out of 10 tries?

I donít get it, I literally canít adjust it any differently, or it wonít shift to the other cogs? Could the cable be bad?
I donít ride enough.


User error?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Noted on todays ride that the RD would not shift to the 3 smallest cogs.

Of course, itís the dreaded frayed shift cable. I donít track cable life, but estimate 2500 miles on this one which is both typical for me and effing ridiculous.

I had to struggle a bit to extricate the old cable and a couple snafus replacing it, including dropping the RD cable fixing bolt and searching for it for 10 minutes before I found it. The whole process seemed to take forever but in reality took maybe 90 minutes.

Epic, right?
Epic
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Took the Lance out today with the daughter. I put my slashed bontrager R3 tires on the mavic open wheels. These were the wheels that came with the ritchey. These roll much better on the old trek than my new mavics. I would like to actually do a real ride on the trek, but I donít trust the tires, and I need another pair of pedals. Currently have platforms on it.


In other news. I was given a burley single trailer when my daughter was 6 months oldish. Basically the guy was throwing it away and I was standing there. I always thought it was kind of busted, and I didnít like the hook up to the bike. So about a week ago I bought a schwinn trailer from a friend for 50.00 bucks. Itís a double so my daughter can ride with Simon.

I pulled the burley out today, as I was going to throw it away or offer it up, and I have to say I really liked the way it looked over the schwinn. The schwinn is in great condition, lightly used, nothing wrong with it.
The barely just looks, better? Anyways, I went to trek.com to see if I could change the hook up (That was my problem with it and reason for not wanting it) and man do I feel like a dumb ass. I could have just bought a different attachment.

Now I have 2 bike trailers.
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This thread needs some Roscoe.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I drink just water on rides less than 75 miles. For longer rides I have been using GU Roctane, grape flavor.
I truly can't remember the last time I rode 75 miles. It used to be a regular thing. I'd like to do a 60 miler, with a second breakfast thrown in, while the weather is still cool. I like to get to Telchac Puerto once per year. It would have to be a day long affair, or certainly longer than one would expect for a sixty mile ride. It used to be the halfway point of my regular Sunday ride, from Merida, which is further away than Tixkokob.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I too was having shift problems on the emonda. I spent way too long today trying to get it to shift to the smallest cog. It will go but not consistently. Sigh.
And this reminds me. I'm pretty sure the reason for the chain and cassette not playing nice is that the chain was too long. I put a new, slightly shorter one on this morning, and it still worked better on the big ring and the bigger rear cogs. I'll shorten it one link at a time until I'm happy. I also replaced the Shimano 600 rd with a first generation Suntour Cyclone.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
This thread needs some Roscoe.
Agree to disagree.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
This thread needs some Roscoe.

Good news! You can bring Roscoe on the trams when you get to Manchester, England

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