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Old 05-30-24, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
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Before he goes there, does he say to himself, "I'm not going to buy lunch there. Alpaca lunch."?
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Old 05-30-24, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Before he goes there, does he say to himself, "I'm not going to buy lunch there. Alpaca lunch."?
hahaha I thought making a clever pun-y reply for about 30 seconds before I quit due to an approval question I just got a work. too many baby birds to feed around here to come up with witty replies like that
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Years ago, I mean like decades, I had a creak somewhere in the saddle/seatpost/seat cluster area. My then-LBS guy put some heavy grease in the saddle clamp, and said that you often get a creak with aluminum clamps and titanium rails. Maybe also with other metals?

That reminds me - I need to grease the rails on the Litespeed. Not only is it titanium rails in an aluminum clamp, but also it's a Thomson Elite, which apparently are prone to creaking.
I greased the rails and their clamps yesterday, with axle grease. I have not done the seat post clamp. Never occurred to me.
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Originally Posted by big john
The clamp refers to the part that holds the saddle rails to the post. Did you try yanking on the saddle with both hands to try and duplicate the noise?
I've had cheap posts crack and make noise. I took my favorite saddle off and put it on the older bike because it is creaking where the rails go into the saddle itself. Quite annoying.
My Seven creaks from the saddle area once in a while when I shift my weight around.

When trying to diagnose noises I will sometimes soak the suspected area with WD-40 to see if the noise goes away.

Flip the bike upside down and put your hands on the pedals and twist and torque the crankset with everything you have. Do this with the pedals in different clock positions.
Upside down doesn’t mess up the hydraulic brakes?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I've been dissatisfied with how the Big Circuit rolls on downhills. It seems to top out at a lower speed than my other bikes. I'm a big fan of free speed, so I like to get my hubs as free as possible, just at the point of zero play when clamped in the dropouts.

The 3 variables are weight, wind resistance, and rolling resistance. The first two are pretty much constant among all my bikes, so it seems to me it has to be rolling resistance. I paid closer attention while test-spinning both wheels last night. Both of them roll for a long time with a good spin, but after stopping neither one would roll back, seeking equilibrium. I realized the Sante hubs were probably the first ones I rebuilt, and I probably didn't spend enough time on them, getting the bearing load just right. So that's how I spent the last hour before bed last night - prying off the Sante dustcovers that hide the cone wrench flats, then adjust, test, adjust, test, adjust, test ad nauseam. They're better now - clamped into the dropouts, there's no side-to-side play, and if you give them a good spin not only do they run forever, but when they stop they roll back and forth once or twice to put the heavy side down. We'll see how they feel tonight!
You do have som patience!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
You do have som patience!
I actually enjoy it, both the working-with-my-hands aspect and the problem solving one. While Mrs. GJ and I were watching our latest binge show last night, I was actually itching to go fiddle with the hubs. I had to wait till she fell asleep in the middle of the second episode of the night before I could steal away to the garage.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Upside down doesn’t mess up the hydraulic brakes?
No. Not in my experience. People think air can go from the reservoir into the lines. I've been turning my disc bikes upside down since 2008. Never bled the brakes once.
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Ok. The seat cluster is silent. As are the cranks, unless the chain is engaged. Now I can get the noise in the stand.” Rotating the pedals with no load, thunk thunk. Backward and then forward is more pronounced, but forward alone does it too. I am stumped. I tightened the chain ring bolts again, as tight as I dare. It seems to be in the chain or the rear cluster.
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Rd perhaps?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Before he goes there, does he say to himself, "I'm not going to buy lunch there. Alpaca lunch."?
No food or drink allowed. You would probably get mobbed by the goats and the countless ducks and geese.

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Originally Posted by big john
I always liked the old sedan delivery cars.

Chevy sold these for a while. I planned to bring a bike in to see if it would fit into one but I never did.
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Pedals on, pedals off makes no difference
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Says Bike Forums on the side panels. I need a 70+ jersey now.
I too have that jersey, as well as the windbreaker in long sleeves.
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Bingo! With those spikey pedals off I can really get ahold of those cranks. One, or both, or the bb has play.
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Hows the bike going? You have been putting in miles, which is good.
I feel way better than my doc led me to believe I'd feel. I do nap a lot, though. As long as I don't try to ride hard two to three days in a row without a day off, I seem to do pretty well. Had a bad day yesterday. I did a short ride to lunch and didn't think I'd make the 8 miles home. Rode 40 miles today and felt fine. My wife wants me to ride tomorrow but Id rather not. I told her if I struggle, I'm going home. We both want to do a long ride this Sunday. We'll see.

For the record, my wife (and the group) only dropped me once on a shallow 1 mile grade but it was at the start of the ride so I don't count that. Felt great the rest of the ride.
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Yeah, every spring when the semester ended I got the **** out of there before the heat arrived. To my surprise, after graduation many NY natives stayed and settled down in the Dallas area. I didn't understand it then, but I get it now. Even so, I probably would have picked somewhere like North Carolina, or Maryland over the south.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Before he goes there, does he say to himself, "I'm not going to buy lunch there. Alpaca lunch."?
*groan*
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I need a snack to get me through the rest of this work day and all I have in my desk is a cliff bar. Sad.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I need a snack to get me through the rest of this work day and all I have in my desk is a cliff bar. Sad.
Just make sure to have something to drink with it.

Could be worse, though. Could be a Power Bar.
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It was the bb. A hair loose. Thanks Big John. Maybe I’ll remember next time.
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Have had the "Bright Size Life" album by Pat Metheny heavy on my rotation for the last month or two. I like this one:

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Guilty on all counts. Imagine that.
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Guilty on all counts. Imagine that.
I had. Now I don't have to.
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