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Old 09-03-23, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Mechanical, GRX one-by.
that's what my creo has, although i changed the cassette and chainring and chain to SRAM to get 10-42. my opinion of mechanical shifting is definitely slightly colored by how frequently the cable has to be replaced. shop says it's because i shifted too much and used the motor not enough
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Pain this morning started in my neck, by the end of the day my whole body hurt. I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be worse. Been hobbling around like an old man. The suspense about how bad my bike is, is killing me. Wonít know until tuesday.

I found a dura quarg crankset on craigslist, for 175. I donít know the crank length. If itís the right size I am considering it. I donít know anything about quarg or if my stages crank arm would work with it. The chain rings look like shimano but the crank arms donít. advertised as Dura ace 9000 so it should be compatible.
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Originally Posted by big john
Been avoiding the faster group rides for a while. Today I went to the club start and did a semi-fast ride with 8 riders. One friend was there with his Creo but it got stuck on the small cog. Nothing we did could get it to shift, so he went home after grinding up a 500 foot climb @28 rpm, or something.

We went to Santa Monica and had coffee at a nice little cafe then hammered home. Too fast for me but they waited. Nice day, cool with cloud cover and holiday light traffic.
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We will be staying there for a week early next month.
i spend a lot of time in santa monica - my brother lives right near the airport there. it's a really nice part of LA to get around on foot, scooter, bike for casual purposes. it's almost actually walkable and not that hot.

however, there seems to be a dearth of really good road rides, he's got a nice canyon endurace and almost never rides it because he finds it really sketch to get anywhere decent. maybe ocean to san vicente up to mandeville? 27/topanga feels sketch, too fast, no shoulders.
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You already made the ruling when you posted it with a period, not a question mark.
And I didn't even notice.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Pain this morning started in my neck, by the end of the day my whole body hurt. I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be worse. Been hobbling around like an old man. The suspense about how bad my bike is, is killing me. Wonít know until tuesday.

I found a dura quarg crankset on craigslist, for 175. I donít know the crank length. If itís the right size I am considering it. I donít know anything about quarg or if my stages crank arm would work with it. The chain rings look like shimano but the crank arms donít. advertised as Dura ace 9000 so it should be compatible.
But you have the crash warranty. New bike day.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
But you have the crash warranty. New bike day.

trek does not have crash warranty. 20 percent off frame. wheels have crash warranty.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
trek does not have crash warranty. 20 percent off frame. wheels have crash warranty.
its something! everything else can be salvaged other than wheels and frame?
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You should @ Sharron Davies and point out her mistake.
One of far too many people (and growing) who have "cute" alternative name spellings.
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Only if you lose.
But, if you're betting on Norfolk State v. Virginia State, you've probably got a problem.
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And yet there are 80 fewer of them.
Exactly.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
One of far too many people (and growing) who have "cute" alternative name spellings.

But, if you're betting on Norfolk State v. Virginia State, you've probably got a problem.

Exactly.
So they're farther apart than the ones on the right. 1.8 times as far.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
its something! everything else can be salvaged other than wheels and frame?

possible the crank. Like I said, I rode the bike home but the chain large chain ring had a definite wobble I donít think it had before. I didnít really get to give the whole bike a good hard look over. The wheels looked like a little wobble but really not bad at all. I think the bars were good I didnít notice any flex with the ride home, but I wasnít looking for it.
I am not sure the frame even needs to be replaced. An engineer on my race team said where the dent was he would not ride it. He said that the stress the seat stay is under with that dent will crack. Iím not an engineer, I donít know if that is something I need to worry about or not. Iím strong but iím not dropping 2000 watts. I personally want it replaced because itís brand new and now looks like **** with the chips. I looked at treks touch up paint and they have 4 different greys and 4 different blacks but i donít know if any of those will match. The bike is grey but the trek calls it dniester black. The bike shifted like it had a bent hanger but it did shift. Iím not sure I ever checked the FD for shifting ability. Also, I did not inspect the seat post. It didnt break on the ride home so I am assuming for not itís okay.

The wheels I mainly checked for broken spokes, bent rims and scratches. I didnít do a thorough check for cracks. I didnít see any scratches though.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
possible the crank. Like I said, I rode the bike home but the chain large chain ring had a definite wobble I donít think it had before. I didnít really get to give the whole bike a good hard look over. The wheels looked like a little wobble but really not bad at all. I think the bars were good I didnít notice any flex with the ride home, but I wasnít looking for it.
I am not sure the frame even needs to be replaced. An engineer on my race team said where the dent was he would not ride it. He said that the stress the seat stay is under with that dent will crack. Iím not an engineer, I donít know if that is something I need to worry about or not. Iím strong but iím not dropping 2000 watts. I personally want it replaced because itís brand new and now looks like **** with the chips. I looked at treks touch up paint and they have 4 different greys and 4 different blacks but i donít know if any of those will match. The bike is grey but the trek calls it dniester black. The bike shifted like it had a bent hanger but it did shift. Iím not sure I ever checked the FD for shifting ability. Also, I did not inspect the seat post. It didnt break on the ride home so I am assuming for not itís okay.

The wheels I mainly checked for broken spokes, bent rims and scratches. I didnít do a thorough check for cracks. I didnít see any scratches though.
I had a crash on my Domane a while back. Broke some spokes on the front wheel, and it was out of true and wobbled. Spokes were replaced and the wheel was retried. Three years later, no problems. The rim layups are pretty stout.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
i spend a lot of time in santa monica - my brother lives right near the airport there. it's a really nice part of LA to get around on foot, scooter, bike for casual purposes. it's almost actually walkable and not that hot.

however, there seems to be a dearth of really good road rides, he's got a nice canyon endurace and almost never rides it because he finds it really sketch to get anywhere decent. maybe ocean to san vicente up to mandeville? 27/topanga feels sketch, too fast, no shoulders.
The best riding is in the Santa Monica mountains but to get into them you have to ride on the worst part of PCH. If I lived there I would drive to a ride start away from that craziness.

Topanga canyon is sketchy. If I have to ride on it I prefer the descent and climb one of the other canyons. At least when descending you get it over quicker. Malibu canyon sucks, too. There are several other canyons which are great to ride on.

I've hated PCH for 30+ years. It's not as bad once you get far away from Santa Monica but it's still like riding on a freeway. The older I get the more I stay away from it.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
that's what my creo has, although i changed the cassette and chainring and chain to SRAM to get 10-42. my opinion of mechanical shifting is definitely slightly colored by how frequently the cable has to be replaced. shop says it's because i shifted too much and used the motor not enough
He told me he went to his lbs and they found the cable end had come out of it's place and got jammed somehow. They put a new cable in and it's back to normal.

I think the bike is less than 2 months old.
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Got a free room upgrade.


So without the upgrade you just get the hammock, no bed?
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I expect Seeds approves of the hammock.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I expect Seeds approves of the hammock.
It is quite high. I like my feet to be on the floor. Much easier to get into and out of.





Why isn't outof its own word, like into?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
It is quite high. I like my feet to be on the floor. Much easier to get into and out of.





Why isn't outof its own word, like into?
Another question for rpenmanparker
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One more. The phone rang. I don't stop for texts, but for calls yes. Figured as long as I am stopped I might as well take a leak. Look what I found.

It would be fun to stroll around inside, with a metal detector
Looks like the entrance to a former druglord’s hideout, with bullet holes and everything.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31

I wouldnít even try with my wife.
Same here. Even when weíre on separates itís not long before she wants to start hammering, whereas Iím a more laid back rider, always have been.
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I'll get up early get both done by noon and loaf the rest of the day while eating grilled meat.
You said that like itís a bad thing.
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Another Sharpsville video. Consider it my Labor Day gift to you.

https://youtu.be/Gd7LH8wM8bE?si=rPqGkePo6mNZZscN
Dang, that town is quiet. What time is it, 5:30 on a Sunday morning?
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