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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By rousseau

Funny this topic came up. I was just after having...

Funny this topic came up. I was just after having a sore elbow myself for a while, which I realized was due to putting too much of my upper body weight onto the handlebar. My position on the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By rousseau

You one of these fancy lightweights who stays in...

You one of these fancy lightweights who stays in the big ring on climbs? Heh heh...I'm too far gone when it comes to Ergos versus downtube shifters. I like the modern era too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By rousseau

I know that the 2nd generation Ergo shifters...

I know that the 2nd generation Ergo shifters (1998-2009) are rebuildable, as I've replaced the innards on five or six of them myself, but my understanding is that that's not possible with the 3rd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By rousseau

Raccoons are stupid. Q: Why'd the chicken...

Raccoons are stupid.

Q: Why'd the chicken cross the road?
A: To show the raccoon how to do it.

They're the most common roadkill, I think. Skunks rank second.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By rousseau

Here's a quick video of the shifter in action....

Here's a quick video of the shifter in action. There is no gear cable in there, I put a downtube shifter on for the purpose of shifting between the front rings.

https://youtu.be/xKfuFcJAfx8
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By rousseau

Though I've put non-Campy gear cables on my bike...

Though I've put non-Campy gear cables on my bike before and nothing ever happened. This is confounding.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By rousseau

I'm used to rebuilding the 2nd gen shifters, but...

I'm used to rebuilding the 2nd gen shifters, but I guess this is what I'll have to do.


Pulled the cable out. Still nothing, the two levers swing back and forth without a click.

It just seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By rousseau

Pre-2015 11-speed front shifter not clicking

Bought a used Chorus 11-speed group last year, and it's been working nicely up until today. After replacing the cables and housing the front shifter no longer works. The clicks are gone. No...
07-15-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,524
Posted By rousseau

It says 40 here:...

It says 40 here: https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.5072571,-73.5919038,3a,29.4y,42.49h,93.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sypHmoLxY6RCwcwrdlyz0eg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192. But I've regularly gone up to 60 and 70 on...
07-15-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,524
Posted By rousseau

I've had a few close calls there too. It's a...

I've had a few close calls there too. It's a shame, because Mont Royal is such a lovely ride up and down, and otherwise cycling in Montreal is a total treat.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,415
Posted By rousseau

I used to ride right into the 30s, but not...

I used to ride right into the 30s, but not anymore. What's the point? Now I go for night rides. The comparative coolness of the air in the mid 20s is positively delicious and refreshing. I've barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By rousseau

[/color] [/QUOTE] Gawddamn that story is...

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Gawddamn that story is inspirational.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,450
Posted By rousseau

What the phoque? Argh....&!@$#!...how is this...

What the phoque? Argh....&!@$#!...how is this possible? He seemed larger than life on this forum.


Poor driver. Are there any dermatologists on BF who will be able to recommend the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,684
Posted By rousseau

Bumping this just in case it cascaded down the...

Bumping this just in case it cascaded down the page too quickly the first time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,684
Posted By rousseau

I've had a Mega XL for a couple months now, and I...

I've had a Mega XL for a couple months now, and I like it just fine. As others have said, you can use it without needing a cell phone at all, something that was confusing to me before I got it.
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02-29-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By rousseau

Gotta be endorphins released in response to the...

Gotta be endorphins released in response to the stress on the body, innit? (says a guy with no business suggesting that he has any reliable knowledge of the physiology of the human body at all).
12-17-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

This is my story, and I'm sticking to it!

This is my story, and I'm sticking to it!
12-13-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

I'll have you know that I am just as fit and...

I'll have you know that I am just as fit and handsome in real life as I am on Zwift!

But you'll have to take my word for it. No further proof will be forthcoming.
12-12-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

I'm going through a laptop to monitor, so I'm...

I'm going through a laptop to monitor, so I'm guessing that's why I don't see an iOs option (whatever that is).

https://i.imgur.com/zDN3o16.jpg
12-12-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

What's the "iOs version"?

What's the "iOs version"?
12-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

Wow, that's great to know. I had no idea. I...

Wow, that's great to know. I had no idea. I honestly thought that the only options for customizing your route were at the intersections.

This is another "mind blown" game changer for me.
12-12-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

Wait...what? There's a U-turn function in Zwift?...

Wait...what? There's a U-turn function in Zwift? How do you do it?
12-08-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

How would they ascertain that you've lied about...

How would they ascertain that you've lied about your weight? Would you need to do a selfie-video (is that a term?) showing your face and then panning down to the readout on a scale?


This. In a...
11-16-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

This is my setup on my Lynx VR trainer. I don't...

This is my setup on my Lynx VR trainer. I don't really understand grade reduction beyond the idea that it makes steeper grades a bit easier.

https://i.imgur.com/P5Er9ip.jpg



Tonight I...
11-14-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

Actually, I do always hit the 3 button so that my...

Actually, I do always hit the 3 button so that my avatar is not visible and the view is more akin to what I would be seeing on a real ride. ​
11-14-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

I'll have to check this the next time I fire up...

I'll have to check this the next time I fire up the Zwift machine.
11-14-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,922
Posted By rousseau

Zwift questions and impressions

I'm having a whale of a time on Zwift, and have basically given up outdoor riding for the winter (which seems to have arrived for most of the North American continent already). I didn't see another...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By rousseau

Is it bad form to quote yourself? I made a funny...

Is it bad form to quote yourself? I made a funny in a different thread from years ago. To wit:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By rousseau

Oh man, if the price is right, why deprive...

Oh man, if the price is right, why deprive yourself? Get Campy!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By rousseau

Well, I put the shorter nut on the brake and no...

Well, I put the shorter nut on the brake and no change: it still swings back and forth. The bolt itself isn't moving, just the two arms of the brake. I rode the bike last night and I guess I can live...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By rousseau

But the front brake is completely anchored with...

But the front brake is completely anchored with no movement at all. I may be mistaken, but that would suggest to me that the rear brake should be the same. Shouldn't it?



Ah, the nut does seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By rousseau

Rear brake not stable -- why?

Mounted a new (to me) Chorus brake and for some reason there's some play allowing it to swing side to side. Can't understand why. Any ideas?

https://youtu.be/rTvD5TYl0fk
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

Those aren't Campagnolo cassettes.

Those aren't Campagnolo cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

Okay, I see. Sounds like a risky operation. I...

Okay, I see. Sounds like a risky operation. I think I'll stick to component era consistency and avoid combining 2009-2014 parts with 2015- parts.

Speaking of the 11-speed Chorus group I just got,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

Thanks for the tip, though I'm having trouble...

Thanks for the tip, though I'm having trouble comprehending it. Got any visuals?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

Sorry for the confusion, I didn't buy the Chorus...

Sorry for the confusion, I didn't buy the Chorus groupset via Chain Reaction, I bought it used from another cyclist via PinkBike.

And I gotta say, I'm glad I did. The switch from the 2004-06...
10-16-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,626
Posted By rousseau

Speaking of "stupid," that's what I paid for it....

Speaking of "stupid," that's what I paid for it. They cost $4,500 new (about US$3,500). I got one from an ex-pro for $400. My guess is that it was given to him for free and he never investigated how...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

More like $1,500. But why would you buy from...

More like $1,500. But why would you buy from anywhere other than the UK online shops anyway? They have the best selection and pricing. I'm particularly enamoured with Chain Reaction at the moment....
10-13-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,626
Posted By rousseau

Zwift is a game changer. I've done several rides...

Zwift is a game changer. I've done several rides now, and I love it. I'm almost looking forward to winter. Well, okay, that's going a bit far. Though come to think of it, fall is turning into a fun...
10-13-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,626
Posted By rousseau

Thanks, now I see it. I guess it took a while for...

Thanks, now I see it. I guess it took a while for all this new stuff to sink in.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By rousseau

D'oh. Not sure I was aware of that. Will have to...

D'oh. Not sure I was aware of that. Will have to investigate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By rousseau

Carbon asplosion

Well, not precisely. The shift lever on my right 10-speed Record shifter (2001-03 vintage) is actually plastic, but they're carbon shifters. So that counts right? This isn't click bait, is it?

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

I'm never going to spend $4,000+ on a groupset....

I'm never going to spend $4,000+ on a groupset. Everything I've every ridden and most of my kit have been used, save for semi-annual drivetrain refreshing (chain and cassette, cables and housings,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

This does worry me, I have to say. I like mixing...

This does worry me, I have to say. I like mixing and matching components, upgrading on a whim. I more or less know my stuff when it comes to the 2000s, but post-2010 components are mostly a mystery...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

Interesting take. I know what you mean about the...

Interesting take. I know what you mean about the 4-spoke crank, I'm not a huge fan of them aesthetically. I've got a bit of a Frankenstein group on my bike, though: not square taper anymore, I use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By rousseau

Thinking about 11-speed

This kind of thread will be almost a decade out of date for early adopters, but it seems like the second-hand market for 11-speed groupsets is starting to look really attractive to people like me who...
10-03-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,626
Posted By rousseau

This time I saw the choice of Watopia or the ride...

This time I saw the choice of Watopia or the ride in London, so I think I'm getting the hang of it. And the other day I calibrated my trainer, so this time it really did feel like it was responding...
10-02-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,626
Posted By rousseau

I'm still in the free trial stage, but the two...

I'm still in the free trial stage, but the two times I've used Zwift there was a button to push that said "Let's Go!" without any choice of routes. Does the "worlds" thing start after you supply your...
10-01-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,626
Posted By rousseau

A couple things I'm still not quite up to snuff...

A couple things I'm still not quite up to snuff about when it comes to Zwift:

1. Are there no course choices? Do you just login and go with whatever it tells you to?
2. How come I have to log in...
10-01-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,626
Posted By rousseau

That reminded me that several years ago I tried...

That reminded me that several years ago I tried to set up a keyboard stand for a standing desk using a tripod. It didn't work out, it was far too flimsy, but all these years later it suddenly found a...
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