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02-12-19, 05:04 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Thank you!

Thank you all for your insights and thoughts.



Everything looks good to me. I used loctite 609 before and would do the same this time around.



It was tapped out with the cool Park tool...
02-10-19, 12:30 AM
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Views: 413
Posted By bostongarden

Any experience in reusing a tapped out Chris King pf30 bb?

I have a 2.5 year old Chris King pf30 bb that I've tapped out once and had re-installed -- I don't own bb tools. No issue ever with creaking after the first install and after the second install. I am...
06-14-16, 06:25 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Mr. Shovel, you look great today. Hey, Mr....

Mr. Shovel, you look great today. Hey, Mr. Shovel, nice shirt! Please, please, Mr. Shovel, I'll get that for you. I just sensed that you wanted a cup of joe Mr. Shovel.
06-01-16, 10:54 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Ah TetonRider, Wegmans, frugalness, er, I mean...

Ah TetonRider, Wegmans, frugalness, er, I mean being value-conscious, and cycling...what a great mix!

My daughter is a sop****re in high school who competes in races with college racers now and...
06-01-16, 06:56 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

I'll second that. I met a guy last week who...

I'll second that. I met a guy last week who customized a Sprinter, which has a bed, bathroom, and kitchen.

TetonRider, that was an incredible journey. (FYI, my daughter has someone, also in VT,...
05-31-16, 08:09 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Haha, perfect!!

Haha, perfect!!
05-25-16, 04:29 PM
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Views: 2,435
Posted By bostongarden

I can't recall the saddle that is on my RB-1 --...

I can't recall the saddle that is on my RB-1 -- packed away -- Avocet Racing, I think. I was able to set it to a "heavenly" position. When I got my first "modern" bike, it came with a Fizik Arione,...
05-25-16, 04:04 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Hmmm, to chime in or not, that is the question. ...

Hmmm, to chime in or not, that is the question.

10 hours to Vermont! Are you driving a Tesla?
05-25-16, 03:55 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

I heard people muttering about Curley while...

I heard people muttering about Curley while waiting for the start of the race horn-blast, haha! And, indeed, congrats to RacerEx!
My brief road race report: I was doing pretty well, about midpack,...
05-25-16, 02:24 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

I totally agree with you on the little rocks! Not...

I totally agree with you on the little rocks! Not that there are a ton, but, enough such that a sweep would be nice!
05-21-16, 09:58 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Why not; you're not turning pro ;-) [Sorry,...

Why not; you're not turning pro ;-) [Sorry, couldn't resist.]
05-21-16, 12:50 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Congrats

Congrats
05-21-16, 12:50 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Really?!?!?! Wow!!!

Really?!?!?! Wow!!!
05-19-16, 07:10 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

My temperature reading seems to always be off by...

My temperature reading seems to always be off by a bit. However, I suspect that the "bit" is consistent (i.e., the system is likely reliable), and, thus, I don't get too concerned about it. But,...
05-19-16, 07:07 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

Stay focused and on point.

Stay focused and on point.
05-06-16, 04:43 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

And, ask whether it has been recently serviced by...

And, ask whether it has been recently serviced by SRM for battery replacement and calibration. With shipping, that can run about $125!! So, $800 can suddenly become $925 :-) Also, the cost for SRM to...
05-06-16, 04:31 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

I have a 7800 wirelease SRM, and it works...

I have a 7800 wirelease SRM, and it works perfectly fine with 11 speed Di2, which I switched over to recently. For $800, that should be wireless. Check the teeth on the chainrings because it is...
04-11-16, 03:30 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Where were you? Everytime we passed someone on...

Where were you? Everytime we passed someone on the course, less the turns as I focused on making the turns, I looked and thought, could this be shovel? Never saw you to give a nod and a wave. I have...
02-15-16, 05:36 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Everyone, I can't thank you enough for the many...

Everyone, I can't thank you enough for the many comments about the Cannondale steerer and their topcap and expander system. Indeed, Cannondale wants the stem to be aligned with the expander.
...
02-14-16, 11:32 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

So, it sounds, practically, I don't need to worry...

So, it sounds, practically, I don't need to worry about stem aligning with the plug, assuming that I tighten stem bolts to spec
02-13-16, 09:11 PM
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Views: 568
Posted By bostongarden

Thank you fietsbob and fastk9dad for your replies!

Thank you fietsbob and fastk9dad for your replies!
02-13-16, 09:10 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Thank you all for your replies to my headset...

Thank you all for your replies to my headset question!!
02-13-16, 11:52 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

I have a HEADSET question. I think the only key...

I have a HEADSET question. I think the only key facts are that the steerer (1 1/8 top, 1 1/4 bottom) is CARBON and it's an INTEGRATED setup; however, in case it matters, I have a 2013 Cannondale...
02-13-16, 11:16 AM
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Views: 568
Posted By bostongarden

Thank you. It is 1 1/8 top and 1 1/4 bottom....

Thank you.

It is 1 1/8 top and 1 1/4 bottom. I did speak with a local mechanic at a Cdale Sports, and this person said indeed it could be done; that sounded good. However, he also said he never...
02-13-16, 10:17 AM
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Views: 568
Posted By bostongarden

2013 Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi Mod Di2 Headset Questions

I have a silly question about an appropriate headset about this bike. I know I can use the Cannondale Integrated System headset. I have them on my 2010 Supersix, and on my 2007 Systemsix. What I...
01-31-16, 10:52 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Rode outside for first time since Jan 3: 41+...

Rode outside for first time since Jan 3: 41+ miles on Saturday, and 54+ today, Sunday. Today's temps in the upper 40s felt good!! I did put down a three-quarter-hearted sprint for one town line when...
01-28-16, 11:50 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Monday: off Tuesday: 1hr on trainer ...

Monday: off
Tuesday: 1hr on trainer
Wednesday: 1.5 hrs on trainer
Thursday: 1.5 hrs on trainer
01-25-16, 12:22 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

Two more hours on the trainer.

Two more hours on the trainer.
01-23-16, 09:11 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
01-23-16, 09:08 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Took Thursday and Friday off. Today, just...

Took Thursday and Friday off.

Today, just riding around on the trainer for 2 hours while watching a documentary about Pantani, and some of 30/30 lemond/badger; then Nordic skate skiing for a...
01-19-16, 08:58 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

The trainer and I have become fast friends. I...

The trainer and I have become fast friends. I last rode outside 16 days ago. I don't know if this sounds strange: I now feel accustomed to, and in the zone on, the trainer. At present, I don't feel...
01-11-16, 08:49 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Pretty exciting to read about racing. It's...

Pretty exciting to read about racing. It's getting closer to that time here in the northeast. Although, if the weather cooperates, and I get some technique down, I may enter a nordic skate race :-)
01-11-16, 08:48 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

I rode the spin bike on Saturday for an hour...

I rode the spin bike on Saturday for an hour before I took off for the long flight home. I thought I'd spin a bit when I got home. I did, for about 3 minutes when I called off the jam. I was tired,...
01-09-16, 12:44 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

Wow, you all are fancy. Looks great! I used to...

Wow, you all are fancy. Looks great! I used to use a computrainer. It started making a scraping sound now and then, so, I switched to my Blackburn wind trainer from the early 1990s. Nothing fancy,...
01-08-16, 10:36 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Thursday, rode 2.5 more hours on spin bike, and...

Thursday, rode 2.5 more hours on spin bike, and today/Friday, 2 hours on spin bike in the morning, and 2 hours up & down hiking in Waimea Canyon.
cmh - I drove in/out the entire way up Waimea...
01-07-16, 03:22 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

The hike is tomorrow. If I were in Maui, I'd rent...

The hike is tomorrow. If I were in Maui, I'd rent and ride Haleakala. I don't have total control over my time as I am working. My rides are at the end of the day. Sunset is later, but, with 2.5 or...
01-07-16, 03:16 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Thank you. That is precisely where I am, based in...

Thank you. That is precisely where I am, based in Poipu. I am going to the Canyon tomorrow for a hike and look around. I didn't bring my shoes and cleats. I think I saw the shop. Might stop in if I'm...
01-07-16, 10:42 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

Oh the irony: I am in Hawaii, and riding the...

Oh the irony: I am in Hawaii, and riding the indoor Lemond spin bike, 2.5 hours on Tuesday, 2.5 hours on Wednesday. Using this time to spin, so all good.
12-25-15, 06:06 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Another lovely day, another lovely ride...49...

Another lovely day, another lovely ride...49 miles of relaxation, less the last few miles when I did put down some power.
12-24-15, 09:53 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Had to go for a somewhat longish outdoor ride,...

Had to go for a somewhat longish outdoor ride, 3hr 45m, today given that it was near 70 degrees in the Boston area. Rode out to Harvard with 2569' of climbing. I'd been on the trainer quite a bit for...
12-12-15, 03:17 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

I'm loving the Boston area weather. I'm not...

I'm loving the Boston area weather. I'm not riding as much as I was during the summer, and a fair bit of my riding has been on the trainer -- an old school blackburn wind. But, I'm still riding...
11-11-15, 08:51 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

I've not been one for riding at night. But, my...

I've not been one for riding at night. But, my daughter now uses lights, including a headlamp, for her roller skiing with her team. I'm now thinking about some night riding with lights. Hey, it could...
11-08-15, 10:13 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Had miles on the brain: rode to New Hampshire...

Had miles on the brain: rode to New Hampshire border, and back, 100 miles.
11-07-15, 06:00 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

The weather this past week in the Boston area has...

The weather this past week in the Boston area has been absolutely gorgeous!! I was able to get outside this week for some lovely rides, leaving the trainer behind. The warmth made me feel like...
10-13-15, 06:53 AM
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Posted By bostongarden

Aha, DZ, I forgot to check my Strava!! Yes, that...

Aha, DZ, I forgot to check my Strava!! Yes, that is what it's all about :).
I set PRs for this year on every segment.
10-12-15, 06:37 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Jamestown Classic, 55+, 27th, pack finish. ...

Jamestown Classic, 55+, 27th, pack finish.

My first USA-Cycling officiated race since last year -- this same race -- and since my hip replacement. When I again started riding outdoors in May, this...
09-27-15, 10:19 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

It's the end of the summer. I decided to have fun...

It's the end of the summer. I decided to have fun with Strava, and push it hard on some segments on Thursday. I surprised myself with 5th all time on a climb of about .8 miles, and 6th all time on a...
09-19-15, 03:20 PM
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Views: 46,323
Posted By bostongarden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXJSmGfw9oI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXJSmGfw9oI
09-19-15, 03:05 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Clearly, my system is stressed. About 10 miles...

Clearly, my system is stressed. About 10 miles in, I started overheating. Cut the ride in half to 36 mediumish pace miles.

Ditto on ride for fun, and ditto on mollusk heal up!
09-17-15, 07:20 PM
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Posted By bostongarden

Aha, ok, I'll give you that one!! It is going in...

Aha, ok, I'll give you that one!! It is going in next to a movie theater where the price is pushing $30 a seat. However, I think the Pepe's prices will be reasonable. Whenever it opens, it's my treat...
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