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noglider 07-10-19 10:08 AM

Brass would be an awful material for a chain. It's too soft.

canklecat 07-10-19 08:15 PM

Those extra light chains with cutouts can come apart more easily. I'd have expected this to affect only bigger riders, but recently one of my friends who's a small woman had one of those lightweight KMC chains with cutout plates break on her. She's no slowpoke but she doesn't stomp up climbs like I do or stand to sprint in high gear. With my bad cycling habits I'd be worried about a chain coming apart when I stand to climb or sprint. That would just kinda crush my enthusiasm, along with my testicles.

bluezurich 07-10-19 08:36 PM

New saddle
 
An Antares Versus EVO to replace my 17 year old Aliante. I'm a bit tired of the hammock, one position saddle and want to slide around, especially since I've lost 30 pounds this year, am fitter than when I was in my 30's (I'm 55) and have done so many miles this season already... I deserve it! Now, will it work for me.....hmmm.

NoWhammies 07-10-19 10:45 PM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 21021190)
Those extra light chains with cutouts can come apart more easily. I'd have expected this to affect only bigger riders, but recently one of my friends who's a small woman had one of those lightweight KMC chains with cutout plates break on her. She's no slowpoke but she doesn't stomp up climbs like I do or stand to sprint in high gear. With my bad cycling habits I'd be worried about a chain coming apart when I stand to climb or sprint. That would just kinda crush my enthusiasm, along with my testicles.

Great...Now that's going to be going through my mind and I give my bike the beans when I spin up a climb or what have you...Maybe I should have stuck with my tried and true Shimano chain.

canklecat 07-10-19 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by NoWhammies (Post 21021371)
Great...Now that's going to be going through my mind and I give my bike the beans when I spin up a climb or what have you...Maybe I should have stuck with my tried and true Shimano chain.

I'm also available to rain on picnics, recite the list of hazardous ingredients in party foods, and spoil the mood at card games.

noodle soup 07-11-19 12:08 AM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 21021190)
Those extra light chains with cutouts can come apart more easily. I'd have expected this to affect only bigger riders, but recently one of my friends who's a small woman had one of those lightweight KMC chains with cutout plates break on her. She's no slowpoke but she doesn't stomp up climbs like I do or stand to sprint in high gear. With my bad cycling habits I'd be worried about a chain coming apart when I stand to climb or sprint. That would just kinda crush my enthusiasm, along with my testicles.

:roflmao2:

Photos please. Some with a newspaper(and today's date on it).

I've seen many chains come apart at the rivet, but not one(by any manufacturer) break like you are describing.

canklecat 07-11-19 12:33 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21021425)
:roflmao2:

Photos please. Some with a newspaper(and today's date on it).

I've seen many chains come apart at the rivet, but not one(by any manufacturer) break like you are describing.

Sloppy wording. The plates didn't "break". The two I've heard of -- including one I've seen -- came apart at the rivets. Not sure whether the cutouts in the plates make them more vulnerable to twisting.

I also didn't ask whether the owners reused rivets, used Shimano type rivets, or some sort of quick links. I suppose rivets could be peened again but I don't know how many folks know to do that. And some quick links, like the Taya bendy plates, are reportedly more prone to coming loose. I've used the Taya and had no problems, but switched back to KMC and Missing Links after a few months.

noodle soup 07-11-19 12:44 AM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 21021444)
Sloppy wording. The plates didn't "break". The two I've heard of -- including one I've seen -- came apart at the rivets.

:thumb:

Okay. I've seen many chains fail, but it's always been at the rivets..

NoWhammies 07-11-19 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 21021385)
I'm also available to rain on picnics, recite the list of hazardous ingredients in party foods, and spoil the mood at card games.

:roflmao2:

BookFinder 07-13-19 02:26 PM

Most recent purchase...

A new LED multi-function, usb chargable headlight and tail light.

The news ones will go on my daily ride; the old ones will go on my wife's occasional ride, now that she has begun riding with me sometimes.

LawSchweiin 07-13-19 03:50 PM

My most recent purchase was a Light & Motion Vis 360 helmet light system. It features a bright headlight wired to a rear light mounted battery. I absolutely love it. I've noticed more interaction from drivers because when I look at them, the helmet mounted headlight shines straight on them. I'm very safety conscious, especially here in the US where a lot of drivers are less attentive to cyclists than in Europe. I think a lighting system like this gives yet another advantage to the rider.

mynewnchome 07-13-19 03:59 PM

Dues for the 5-0 police memorial ride next month and these wheels.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4e6b5276f3.jpg

Sy Reene 07-13-19 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by LawSchweiin (Post 21025275)
My most recent purchase was a Light & Motion Vis 360 helmet light system. It features a bright headlight wired to a rear light mounted battery. I absolutely love it. I've noticed more interaction from drivers because when I look at them, the helmet mounted headlight shines straight on them. I'm very safety conscious, especially here in the US where a lot of drivers are less attentive to cyclists than in Europe. I think a lighting system like this gives yet another advantage to the rider.

Sounds great.. Make sure to look directly into the eyes of every motorist as they come toward you with your new contraption. :thumb:

Flatballer 07-14-19 01:56 PM

Bike needed a refresh after sitting a couple years.

KMC X10.93 chain
Shimano shift cable and housing, white
GP4000s II tires on sale
Conti Race Light tubes
Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm Red bar tape

noglider 07-14-19 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Flatballer (Post 21026507)
GP4000s II tires on sale

I have these tires. They're pretty amazing.

bbattle 07-14-19 04:02 PM

After I finished a ride, I noticed my rear tire had a couple of sections where I could see the cotton casing. Time to get new tires! And while I was at it, I got new bartape and a new chain.

Life is much better now.

My old tires were Schwalbe Pro Ones and they lasted me 2500-3000 miles. Not cheap but not one flat and they ride so well.

Flatballer 07-14-19 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 21026684)
I have these tires. They're pretty amazing.

Yeah, I have one I bought a while ago, just put it on, haven't ridden it. They're on clearance now since the 5000 is out, but I don't need the best right now, and I've ridden many many 4000s and loved them.

android_hosp 07-14-19 06:07 PM

ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc wheelset.

wipekitty 07-14-19 10:42 PM

We don't get fooled again...


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f12298e229.jpg

katzenfinch 07-15-19 05:13 AM

French-threaded bottom bracket
 
Finally got the fixed cup out of the Peugeot UO-8 with the aid of a bench vise and ordered a new bottom bracket for it. Crossing my fingers that I got the correct spindle length for the Stronglight Model 63 that came last week....

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5122d973d.jpeg

WhyFi 07-15-19 05:33 AM


Originally Posted by wipekitty (Post 21027161)

Let us know how that works out for the bike.

LawSchweiin 07-15-19 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 21025349)
Sounds great.. Make sure to look directly into the eyes of every motorist as they come toward you with your new contraption. :thumb:

I keep it in the flash setting. I think it's perfect in that it catches drivers' attention without being so bright as to blind them or offend them.

android_hosp 07-15-19 08:27 AM

Pair of Continental GP5000 tires 700x28.

NoWhammies 07-15-19 08:56 AM

Time for a helmet upgrade. Kask Mojito

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ff71730936.jpg


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6d18442edc.jpg

jadocs 07-15-19 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by NoWhammies (Post 21027638)

I'm a fan of Kask. I have the Vertigo 2.0, I want the Valegro in matt black.


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