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09-29-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Randallissimo

As long as any other patch I've ever done, until...

As long as any other patch I've ever done, until it was dry.
09-29-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Randallissimo

To be clear, I sanded the tube first. the first...

To be clear, I sanded the tube first. the first patch leaked so maybe it was an adhesion issue. The second time I sanded, wiped with alcohol and applied second patch. It adhered well, it did not...
09-29-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,441
Posted By Randallissimo

Years ago a car full of idiots buzzed me by...

Years ago a car full of idiots buzzed me by laying on the horn and hanging out of the windows screaming while coming way too close to me. It startles me so bad, I almost went down. About a mile down...
09-29-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Randallissimo

tire patch kit lifespan and synthetic rubber

I flatted. I patched the tube and the next day the tire was flat again. was able to pull the patch off without too much trouble. Patched again, taking extra care thinking I had done something wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,700
Posted By Randallissimo

That looks like a 2007 to me. I have the same...

That looks like a 2007 to me. I have the same exact bike, except it was one of the last one's built I believe. It was a full carbon factory warranty replacement for an earlier year mixed material...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Randallissimo

I have a LeMond Zurich full carbon that does not...

I have a LeMond Zurich full carbon that does not resemble yours at all. Last year and probably last production run before Trek stopped making them. Still, I love it.
10-03-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,197
Posted By Randallissimo

I just installed an Ultegra 12- 27 today and I...

I just installed an Ultegra 12- 27 today and I can tell you I love it. Don't mess around, get the right cassette and be happy.
10-02-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,276
Posted By Randallissimo

Thanks masi61. I just put it back together with a...

Thanks masi61. I just put it back together with a drop of chain lube along with a new Ultegra cassette and chain, and took it out for a quick 30 miles. It works great.
10-02-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,276
Posted By Randallissimo

LBS tells me there is nothing wrong with it. It's...

LBS tells me there is nothing wrong with it. It's a ceramic bushing type, no bearings. The metal dust caps rotate inside the grooves of the rubber seals, slowing it down. Why would they design a...
10-01-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,276
Posted By Randallissimo

It's clean, there is lateral float. The bottom...

It's clean, there is lateral float. The bottom pulley will rotate one or more revolutions with a flick of the finger. The top one will not.
10-01-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,276
Posted By Randallissimo

I have cleaned it. It doesn't turn as freely as I...

I have cleaned it. It doesn't turn as freely as I would have thought. It is not cracked. Do these get lubed, or no?
10-01-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,276
Posted By Randallissimo

stiff Shimano ceramic bush G pulley

The top pulley on my Utegra derailleur was stiff and not wanting to turn compared with the bottom pulley. I took it apart to clean it, and it still doesn't spin freely with a flick of my finger like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Randallissimo

I don't think of a Lemond Zurich as being a...

I don't think of a Lemond Zurich as being a commuter somehow. Plus, your seat angle looks high to me. I saw one very much like this one last weekend on a group century., albeit more stripped down....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,623
Posted By Randallissimo

I have a 2006 Lemond CF Zurich, and I don't care...

I have a 2006 Lemond CF Zurich, and I don't care what anyone says, I have every intention of riding it into the sunset, whenever that comes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By Randallissimo

Wow, I have silently mused about a mostly...

Wow, I have silently mused about a mostly downhill century 50 + y/o, thinking this to be a flight of fancy. Well done!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,603
Posted By Randallissimo

I drive a white Jeep. I play a white Lakland...

I drive a white Jeep. I play a white Lakland bass. I think white bikes are sharp. But no thanks to white bike tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
Posted By Randallissimo

I picked up a used Lemond full carbon Zurich with...

I picked up a used Lemond full carbon Zurich with DA/Ultegra and FSA K Force carbon cranks for $1500 a couple of years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Randallissimo

Well, it is for me.

Well, it is for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By Randallissimo

The thing is, I didn't feel all that overexerted....

The thing is, I didn't feel all that overexerted. And the muscles that were spasmodic were my inner thighs. I would have expected my quads or calves, but inner thighs? I had thought munching down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By Randallissimo

Leg cramping

I rode the Seacoast Century yesterday in NH, MA, and ME. I felt great and would have a perfect for me ride if not for leg cramping. Nutritionally I think I got it right, I didn't bonk at all. Pasta...
09-23-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,156
Posted By Randallissimo

This is unwelcome news as I have opened up my DA...

This is unwelcome news as I have opened up my DA chain maybe three times over two years and could not tell you which links they are. So far no problems, but I wish I had known that before.
09-22-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,156
Posted By Randallissimo

Is it true once you break a Shimano 10 sp chain it's toast?

Is it true once you break a Shimano 10 sp chain it's toast? I read this in a popular bike maintenance book. I have a DA chain, and I've removed it a few times, and reinstalled. Should I be worried...
09-20-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Randallissimo

Spark up some 420 and it won't matter.

Spark up some 420 and it won't matter.
09-19-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,290
Posted By Randallissimo

I use simple green, then I set the container with...

I use simple green, then I set the container with the dirty solution in a safe place in my garage. After a time I pour off the liquid into another jar to be used again. Then I leave the open...
09-19-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By Randallissimo

Dura Ace 10sp freehub servicing

I am cleaning and regreasing my rear axle. With the cassette off it seems like the freehub should spin easier than it does. Is there a way to get in and clean/regrease it? Or am I being obsessive and...
09-19-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Randallissimo

I think the seat is where it should be. It's a...

I think the seat is where it should be. It's a Lemond Zurich, and it is my understanding that the geometry is such that it puts you a little aft of the pedals. I just want to try a couple of shorter...
09-19-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Randallissimo

Threadless stem sizing

I think my stem may be too long, since I can't take my hands off the bars very easily and my seat is all the way back. I'd like to experiment with different size stems. How do I know what size mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,515
Posted By Randallissimo

Now there is a sentence I've never heard before!

Now there is a sentence I've never heard before!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By Randallissimo

I would stay home. I hate riding in the rain.

I would stay home. I hate riding in the rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Randallissimo

You're an animal.

You're an animal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By Randallissimo

Not sure that would work roby. Mine is a Shimano...

Not sure that would work roby. Mine is a Shimano DA. Plus, not sure I would want to be without my bike while waiting for the mail to arrive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By Randallissimo

11 -23 for hills?

I'm 50 years old. I am a recreational rider, approx 1100 - 1500 per year. I can ride solo at about 16 - 17 mph on 35 - 60 mile rides on pretty flat terrain. I have a 2007 Lemond Carbon Zurich with a ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Randallissimo

I'm 50 and I have been running a 11-23 cassette...

I'm 50 and I have been running a 11-23 cassette on the same crank since I bought my LeMond Zurich 3 years ago. Just recently I have been thinking I need to go to something like what you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Randallissimo

The only place you want lube is the internal...

The only place you want lube is the internal parts of the chain. Anything on the outside is going to attract dirt and grime. After a good soaking, wipe it down until it is dry on the outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Randallissimo

Damn you Presta removable core!

For the second time in a year I have found my bike with a front tire flat due to, after inspection, a loose presta removable core. Both times after 60+ miles rides. I don't care for these. I'd rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,720
Posted By Randallissimo

I had no idea so many major brands were made in...

I had no idea so many major brands were made in Asia.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,541
Posted By Randallissimo

I'm with you OP. I don't like logos as fashion...

I'm with you OP. I don't like logos as fashion either. I like plain jerseys, can't stand sweatshirts with Hilfiger or Guess, etc emblazoned across the front, and I prefer my bikes to have minimal if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,269
Posted By Randallissimo

That's great, I couldn't do that.

That's great, I couldn't do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,247
Posted By Randallissimo

In my experience, newer shorts are more apt to...

In my experience, newer shorts are more apt to cause sores. At least for me, as they wear in, they don't cut the small abrasions so much. But I still like bag balm in small amounts, especially on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,602
Posted By Randallissimo

16 -17 mph on 30 - 50 mile solo rides.

16 -17 mph on 30 - 50 mile solo rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Randallissimo

Nice story with a happy ending that could have...

Nice story with a happy ending that could have been a bad ending if the crack hadn't been discovered when it was.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,152
Posted By Randallissimo

American culture is materialistic by and large.

American culture is materialistic by and large.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By Randallissimo

Nice ride indeed. But let's talk about your tag...

Nice ride indeed. But let's talk about your tag line and your one photo scowl:

SAM-K Suppress, Assess, Maneuver, Kill
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,358
Posted By Randallissimo

I can relate. I crashed hard in July during a...

I can relate. I crashed hard in July during a heat wave here because I didn't drink enough. MY water got to 85 degrees, and it didn't appeal to me. BOY did I pay for that with heat spasms and cramps...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By Randallissimo

Just keep riding, go 5 - 7 miles longer each...

Just keep riding, go 5 - 7 miles longer each week. Hydrate. Focus. You can do it.

And make sure you have good riding shorts and anti chaffing cream so you don't get saddle sores.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,743
Posted By Randallissimo

I come in from my ride, walk into the basement,...

I come in from my ride, walk into the basement, strip, put my clothes in the sink with laundry detergent to soak while I take a shower. When I'm done I wash by hand for maybe a minute, rinse twice...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,219
Posted By Randallissimo

I have a pair of Performance glasses with 3 sets...

I have a pair of Performance glasses with 3 sets of lens I paid $27 for 3 years ago. They come in a case with soft sleeves for the lenses and a cleaning cloth. Clear for night, smoke for sunlight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Randallissimo

I'd be interested to know how some of those roads...

I'd be interested to know how some of those roads are for travel. Hot days for riding, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-10, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By Randallissimo

I'm glad it wasn't just me who was talked out of...

I'm glad it wasn't just me who was talked out of taking on those winds today. This weekend is going to be much nicer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By Randallissimo

Nice ride. You probably rode within 1/4 mile of...

Nice ride. You probably rode within 1/4 mile of my house. Some of those RTs don't sound too bike friendly, though.
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