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Old 10-02-2010, 03:59 PM   #17401
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Thanks both of you. Asking first is the way to go.
I say hey, or hello. If they just grunt at you, ya probably don't want to ride with them any way.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #17402
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I just discovered what generations of Boulder cyclists have known: 36 is a fast road.

Did this ride from the Lyons end. Cut over at Niwot Rd. and back up 36. Lots of fun. I don't particularly like riding next to 60mph traffic (36) but on the whole, it wasn't bad.

Next 2 weeks are gonna be in training in Chicago for insurance I can prolly teach the class on. No riding for me. I haven't run a step since I came down from WY, so I'm debating whether to bring running stuff or not.

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Old 10-02-2010, 05:07 PM   #17403
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Clean off a few links. If there's big HG logos on the links, ya gotta have the special pin.

If it sez Sachs, Sedis, UG, or anything else, don't worry about it.

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Yeah it says HG. So what would be my options? Not that I'll be going this soon. The chain is in good shape currently.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #17404
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Yeah it says HG. So what would be my options? Not that I'll be going this soon. The chain is in good shape currently.
You need the special pin. Look for a black pin in the chain now. Break opposite that.

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Old 10-02-2010, 06:09 PM   #17405
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I just discovered what generations of Boulder cyclists have known: 36 is a fast road.

Did this ride from the Lyons end. Cut over at Niwot Rd. and back up 36. Lots of fun. I don't particularly like riding next to 60mph traffic (36) but on the whole, it wasn't bad.

Next 2 weeks are gonna be in training in Chicago for insurance I can prolly teach the class on. No riding for me. I haven't run a step since I came down from WY, so I'm debating whether to bring running stuff or not.

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In Chicago I'd run. Just stop when the cops say so.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #17406
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In Chicago I'd run. Just stop when the cops say so.


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Old 10-02-2010, 07:42 PM   #17407
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Next 2 weeks are gonna be in training in Chicago for insurance I can prolly teach the class on. No riding for me. I haven't run a step since I came down from WY, so I'm debating whether to bring running stuff or not.
Many rail-to-trails in the Chicago area, if you can take a bike.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:56 PM   #17408
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You need the special pin. Look for a black pin in the chain now. Break opposite that.

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I found the pin. It was the only one that had a solid look to it. All of the other pins have slots on top. As I understand it, you break the slotted pins and replace with the special pins till you run out of slotted pins?
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #17409
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I found the pin. It was the only one that had a solid look to it. All of the other pins have slots on top. As I understand it, you break the slotted pins and replace with the special pins till you run out of slotted pins?
Pretty much. Go diametrically opposite the last pin you put in. ie: 12 and 6 o'clock then 3 and 9 o'clock, etc.

Out of curiosity, why are you planning on pulling yer chain apart? (or did I miss that too?)

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:12 PM   #17410
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Any touring is a one day at time, sometimes one hour at a time. Just put one pedal in front of the other mental state. address problems as they happen. Almost any body can do it with enough time and desire. Bike the World.
Tell me about your touring experiences.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:35 PM   #17411
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I say hey, or hello. If they just grunt at you, ya probably don't want to ride with them any way.
Had my right one replaced 5-6 yrs ago. I was back at work (fitness trainer ) in 4 weeks. Back riding a 1150GS in 8. Really work you hamstrings and your VMO. Those are you main knee stablizers.

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:56 PM   #17412
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Pretty much. Go diametrically opposite the last pin you put in. ie: 12 and 6 o'clock then 3 and 9 o'clock, etc.

Out of curiosity, why are you planning on pulling yer chain apart? (or did I miss that too?)

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There is the idea of going SS at a later date.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:57 PM   #17413
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There the idea of going SS at a later date.
Aaah gotcha.

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:59 PM   #17414
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Aaah gotcha.

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I suggested he could SS his existing gears to try it out, usually something in the middle like 34:16 will have close enough slack, before buying a SS crank and wheelset (or converting his existing wheel to SS)


edit: with a shimano chain that requires new pins each time you break it, this is not so convenient....
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:53 AM   #17415
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Tell me about your touring experiences.
I did some when I was 17 -18 around Coloardo, mostly 4-5 day trips in the mountains. I went in the military. I was stationed in Germany for 5 yrs. I did a bunch of trips around Garmich, little bit in Austria,and Switerland. The good thing about Europe is you hop on a train with bike (no boxing it up like here) just put it in the bagage car . The Bike is ready at your destination.

My big goal is in about 5 years do a Trip on the transam dipping down to the southern tier, then up the Pacific coast and return on part of the Northern tier dipping down to the great rivers route and then working my way back to NC. Until then 2-3 week trips in this area will have to do.
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