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Old 09-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #31276
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People routinely ignore road signs here in Florida, especially cyclists. That's one of the things I like about living here.

In fact, there's a discussion taking place on a local cycling forum as to whether we should petition the state legislature to exclude cyclists from having to obey traffic laws. I'm all for it. Few of us obey the law anyway, and that would just make it official.
I look better as a cyclist than a hood ornament. I suspect a rolling stop would be a great compromise.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #31277
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I look better as a cyclist than a hood ornament. I suspect a rolling stop would be a great compromise.
Rolling stops are what we usually do. Unless of course I'm trying for a KOM on Strava; then I just blow through every stop sign.

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #31278
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I look better as a cyclist than a hood ornament. I suspect a rolling stop would be a great compromise.
Tell that to the guys in 'that thread' up in the Perfect Line



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Old 09-25-2013, 12:12 PM   #31279
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Tell that to the guys in 'that thread' up in the Perfect Line



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*That thread* is just for shits and grins. We'll never convince them of anything. It's like convincing some people that a recumbent is a real bicycle and I still have to turn the pedals.


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Old 09-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #31280
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My next saddle will most likely be the Brooks Cambium for endurance rides.


Gummie,said he had two of the Regal saddles with Ti rails. Gummie ,You still got those Regal Saddles. I may want to buy one ,What color are they?
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #31281
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First, the bookstore:




A clean bike is a happy bike:



Shiny




That pile of hogshyte FSA chainset.



Soon to be replaced with this:





I'll try and get one more ride tomorrow before the crankarm falls off and I plough my face into the stem.

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Old 09-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #31282
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Most of the shops in my town I avoid. They probably have ok service, I know some do not, but I do all my own wrenching so only come in for the odd part or two or to get some spokes cut....

The nice thing I like about the shop I work at in Orrville is it being handed down from his father as a family business from back in the 60's. All assemblies and repairs are inspected by a 2nd person. People from neighboring towns drive past their local shops to come there. And we ell recumbents!!

Sunday a lady told me her bike was over shifting off the big ring so "Tigertown's" shop replaced the cable, then she took it back a 2nd time and the owner replaced the derailer, it worked but not to her liking. She asked me to check it out, when I looked it over, the cable was so slack the 1st trim never moved the derailer. The High limit screw was too tight to allow the 2nd trim to work properly either. You could force it to click but the derailer never budged. She's bringing it in to be done right.

Sadly, it's not the only incident like that which I have found over the years from that shop. In fact my wife was going to test ride a bike they had there and the pedal felt funny. I looked at it and noticed teeth marks from a vice on the crank arm and the arm was bent 2" above the pedal. When I brought it to someone's attention, I was basically told I didn't know what i was talking about. The other shop seems to only want to cater to racers and snub the tourist or or recreational rider and they too have a bad rep on work.

I've pretty much found out that if we do not have it, the average rider does not need it. We don't stock the high end Durace or XTR because our area doesn't support it but when needed we can get it in 2 days.

The sad part is, Tomorrow will be possibly my last day. Being seasonal, the end of the season is upon me. On the plus side, I've already started my new part time job as the parts manager at AES KTM on my days off from the shop learning their system. In the spring I have to decide if I stay or go back to the bicycle shop.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #31283
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Gummie,said he had two of the Regal saddles with Ti rails. Gummie ,You still got those Regal Saddles. I may want to buy one ,What color are they?
HAD two. Sold/traded em both.

Still have 1 Turbomatic Team

Drove over to the Haymarket Wed night CX practice like usual. Last week? 4 of us. This week? Half that. Seems that if the store owner isn't riding, neither is anyone else. IDK about y'all, but someone else's riding doesn't affect mine. My fitness is directly related to how much *I* ride, not how much the shop owner rides.

So J and I did a 20min interval, got some water, then started another one when it got too dark to see. Cut that interval short at 3 laps so instead of 'just below race pace' I pretty well hammered myself silly for 3 laps.



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Old 09-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #31284
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I rode tonight! Wheeeee!

Just a simple commute home, but it's been over a week. I managed to beat my old time up the damn hill that separates me from work by 4sec. Probably because I wasn't wearing my backpack or carrying a water bottle. Yay for no backpack. Boo for no water.

Back to work tomorrow via the pedal bike, depending on how much I enjoy my purchases due to LA Beer Week...

Feeling 'off', I'll take the moto.

Hangover = Pedal harder, bitch! I guess I like to punish myself.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #31285
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HAD two. Sold/traded em both.

Crap. Well it was worth a try.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #31286
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This is my 2010 Norco CRR1, a decent bike and I've done a lot of miles on it, but originally when the ISP was cut down it was cut just a little bit too short.



Eventually I had the ISP up so high to get a proper fit that I cracked the tube, which sucked. Did a bunch of looking around for a longer topper, no luck. Read some posts on different sites about cutting down the ISP and putting in a traditional seat post and clamp set up. Not a tonne of info on pulling that off so it was looking like an end game for the frame.

Picked up my buddies Ridley race rig for a hell of a deal, this years and a traditional seat post to boot!!



Put the Quark on there and I'm off to the races (literally)



So with nothing to lose I figured what the hell, lets give the ISP conversion thing a go.

Cut down the frame post below the crack and then cut a slit in the back. Bought a seat post that fits exactly into the frame plus a clamp.

And done, works like a charm. There's lots of post within the frame so it's nice an solid.



Now I have a spare rig:



I'm going to keep a close eye on the slot that I cut in the post for cracks, but I think it's pretty solid.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:03 AM   #31287
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This is my 2010 Norco CRR1, a decent bike and I've done a lot of miles on it, but originally when the ISP was cut down it was cut just a little bit too short.



I'm going to keep a close eye on the slot that I cut in the post for cracks, but I think it's pretty solid.
Drill a round hole at the bottom of your slot, diameter 2X the width of the slot. If you haven't already.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:35 AM   #31288
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Some pictures of the local residents at one of my favorite mountain bike trails:





A four foot Cotton Mouth viper, one of the deadliest snakes in North America:



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Old 09-26-2013, 05:41 AM   #31289
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gators are cool but that snake view me the heebiies. Thankfully none like that up here
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:59 AM   #31290
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gators are cool but that snake view me the heebiies. Thankfully none like that up here
We've got four of them. Plus a Coral snake.
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