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Old 03-27-2011, 08:15 PM   #19606
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I've done a little of that for some guys. I was on my RT. Tough getting the big bike(s) to go that slow.

Ya need something small like a small scooter or a 250 Rebel to do it 'right.'

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Yep we had a honda elite, my wife could hold a steady pace for 20-30 min, the other nice thing about that bike was you could switch between mph/kph. she did great. We've got a honda sliverwing ,she is great on it too. It's harder to find flatish roads here than in Va Bch though.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:56 AM   #19607
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Yep we had a honda elite, my wife could hold a steady pace for 20-30 min, the other nice thing about that bike was you could switch between mph/kph. she did great. We've got a honda sliverwing ,she is great on it too. It's harder to find flatish roads here than in Va Bch though.

The wife says she's going to pace me on the Transalp which should be interesting with the muffler right under my nose! SHould be better than that tractor.

Did 2+ hours on the single speed CX bike Saturday and 3 hours yesterday on the single speed mtb. For some reason I couldn't get a good spin-up for the switchbacks and felt like a slug. I did feel good in that it was my 1st off-road ride since the spinal fusion and I made every climb and all but one switch back when a geared bike stalled me.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:16 AM   #19608
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The wife says she's going to pace me on the Transalp which should be interesting with the muffler right under my nose! SHould be better than that tractor.

Did 2+ hours on the single speed CX bike Saturday and 3 hours yesterday on the single speed mtb. For some reason I couldn't get a good spin-up for the switchbacks and felt like a slug. I did feel good in that it was my 1st off-road ride since the spinal fusion and I made every climb and all but one switch back when a geared bike stalled me.

Very nice, congrats on the recovery!

I have motor-paced behind liquor-cycles but not intentionally for a workout....
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:09 AM   #19609
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Very nice, congrats on the recovery!

I have motor-paced behind liquor-cycles but not intentionally for a workout....
Help an old man out, what are liquor-cycles?
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:39 AM   #19610
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Help an old man out, what are liquor-cycles?
Around my neck of the woods, we have an over-abundance of DWI offenders. After conviction and subsequent license revocation/suspension, the only thing they are allowed to "drive" is a scooter with less than 50cc's of displacement and speed no greater than 35mph. Depending on the time of day there are a dozen or more putting around our fair town. I always find it fun to keep pace with them from a stoplight until I either get bored, or pass them on a hill (up or down... ). Most of them are on the heavy side, so the scooters can barely get to 30 on a flat. I've seen tractors in the country doing better highway speeds.

This is two of my teammates liquor-cycle pacing outside Butner, NC. I'm taking the pic if that tells you the pace we were moving...

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:32 PM   #19611
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:45 PM   #19612
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:06 PM   #19613
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Around my neck of the woods, we have an over-abundance of DWI offenders. After conviction and subsequent license revocation/suspension, the only thing they are allowed to "drive" is a scooter with less than 50cc's of displacement and speed no greater than 35mph. Depending on the time of day there are a dozen or more putting around our fair town. I always find it fun to keep pace with them from a stoplight until I either get bored, or pass them on a hill (up or down... ). Most of them are on the heavy side, so the scooters can barely get to 30 on a flat. I've seen tractors in the country doing better highway speeds.

This is two of my teammates liquor-cycle pacing outside Butner, NC. I'm taking the pic if that tells you the pace we were moving...



Thats bloody awesome we dont get that privledge here in Ontario,Can. they just completely lose there license here. We do have alot of old people in my town that normally dont drive much faster then 40kph which isnt great but better then nothing. Do liquor cyclists get annoyed with the roadies.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:32 PM   #19614
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Tech question

I am currently running Wilson 30x wheels that came shimano compatible. Over the course of the year, the cassette sprockets are starting to cut into the free hub (aluminum),. Noticed when cleaning everything.The standard hub is a FH6600 Ultegra.

I know that I can replace just the free hub body. Can I replace it with a DA titanium free hub body? I am not worried about weight, but hardness of the body. I'm sure being a heavy rider right now does not help, but I am willing to spend a little extra money for something better.

Any suggestions?

Thanks Joc
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:55 PM   #19615
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Around my neck of the woods, we have an over-abundance of DWI offenders. After conviction and subsequent license revocation/suspension, the only thing they are allowed to "drive" is a scooter with less than 50cc's of displacement and speed no greater than 35mph. Depending on the time of day there are a dozen or more putting around our fair town. I always find it fun to keep pace with them from a stoplight until I either get bored, or pass them on a hill (up or down... ). Most of them are on the heavy side, so the scooters can barely get to 30 on a flat. I've seen tractors in the country doing better highway speeds.

This is two of my teammates liquor-cycle pacing outside Butner, NC. I'm taking the pic if that tells you the pace we were moving...



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Old 03-28-2011, 06:32 PM   #19616
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Tech question

I am currently running Wilson 30x wheels that came shimano compatible. Over the course of the year, the cassette sprockets are starting to cut into the free hub (aluminum),. Noticed when cleaning everything.The standard hub is a FH6600 Ultegra.

I know that I can replace just the free hub body. Can I replace it with a DA titanium free hub body? I am not worried about weight, but hardness of the body. I'm sure being a heavy rider right now does not help, but I am willing to spend a little extra money for something better.

Any suggestions?

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First take a large flat file and file any bumps that have formed down even with the top of the freehub body. Slide the cogs on and make sure they don't catch on any high spots.

Next, look up the torque rating for your lock ring on your cog set. I am willing to bet it is 40-45NM. Torque it to the correct torque. It is a lot tighter than you think. It should put an end to the cogs cutting in.

There is a similar phenomenon on motorcycle clutches. The clutches cut into the clutch basket. This is pretty much unavoidable. The thing to do is to leave that basket in there and file the bumps off so that the clutch moves smoothly. The spots where the clutch cut into the basket are now hardened and will not wear any further. It is the same thing with your freehub body. Just insure it is torqued properly, I have seen many mechanics simply tighten until snug and leave it.

I am not sure the DA freehub compatibility. If you are interested I have a interchangeability chart at work and I can look it up tomorrow.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:54 PM   #19617
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Thanks Trailer;

I did just that with a file and torqued the lock ring down to the proper spec.

Life goes on and thank you for all your help.

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:02 AM   #19618
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Thats bloody awesome we dont get that privledge here in Ontario,Can. they just completely lose there license here. We do have alot of old people in my town that normally dont drive much faster then 40kph which isnt great but better then nothing. Do liquor cyclists get annoyed with the roadies.
Not usually. Most of them get a laugh out of it but there are always a few that get annoyed and think they are being picked on.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:15 AM   #19619
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Tech question

I am currently running Wilson 30x wheels that came shimano compatible. Over the course of the year, the cassette sprockets are starting to cut into the free hub (aluminum),. Noticed when cleaning everything.The standard hub is a FH6600 Ultegra.

I know that I can replace just the free hub body. Can I replace it with a DA titanium free hub body? I am not worried about weight, but hardness of the body. I'm sure being a heavy rider right now does not help, but I am willing to spend a little extra money for something better.

Any suggestions?

Thanks Joc
Yer best bet is to get a cassette with an AL carrier.

I have several FH bodies with the teeth indentations in em. They haven't gotten any worse in the 20 years I've been riding them wheels, so I don't bother.

HTH

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:25 AM   #19620
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Yer best bet is to get a cassette with an AL carrier.

I have several FH bodies with the teeth indentations in em. They haven't gotten any worse in the 20 years I've been riding them wheels, so I don't bother.

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