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Old 10-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #31411
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So I tore into the FSA chainset and bottom bracket so I could replace it with a Dura Ace chainset and bottom bracket.

The left side bearing is completely fucked. Sounds and feels like gravel. After 1000km with about 200 kms in the rain. What junk. MegaXO my arse. Mega crap.

I appreciate how the Dura Ace chainset uses the left side crankarm to set preload and not some shitey wave washer.

As for weight, the left FSA crank arm felt a little lighter than the Dura Ace crank arm. The drive side FSA felt heavier than the Dura Ace drive side. Not that I weighed them or really care, but I was curious.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #31412
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At least in my case, when your legs feel like crap *more* intervals is not the answer.

So I did a gravel road ride with 2 buddies and then a few starts at CX practice. They were doing a series of 4-lap races that I didn't want to do. Got done with the starts and hung up the wheels while they did a relay race. Was fun watching.

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:14 PM   #31413
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The C&O towpath is closed as a part of the government shutdown. I am leaving Pittsburgh in a little over a week to pedal to DC. Anyone know if it is barricaded or can I just ride through? I have been planning this trip for nearly a year and am determined not to let a little road block stop us. Any riders in the area of the towpath, please scout it out for me.
I want to do that next year,Question are there shuttle out fitters, that are cost effective,and reliable?I could ride back from DC,but that would add another 4-5 days to the trip.That's not a bad thing ,My Boss might disagree

Have fun,you should be able to ride anyway,I mean who's gonna stop you rangers are on furlough

I was thinking of going camping on the BRP now that the campgrounds are closed.

And another thought who is gonna give tickets for speeding on the Parkway
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #31414
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silly question, but how do you spoke the rims without spoke holes? do they come with the nipples permanently installed? or are these rims only available as factory wheelsets?

The Ksyrium's are a factory wheelset a damn good one at that. I've had two sets of elites over the years
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #31415
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No wonder I'm a bit overweight. I'm 1500 miles behind last year's pace. I think I'll go get some ice cream, that'll make me feel better.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #31416
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I want to do that next year,Question are there shuttle out fitters, that are cost effective,and reliable?I could ride back from DC,but that would add another 4-5 days to the trip.That's not a bad thing ,My Boss might disagree

Have fun,you should be able to ride anyway,I mean who's gonna stop you rangers are on furlough

I was thinking of going camping on the BRP now that the campgrounds are closed.

And another thought who is gonna give tickets for speeding on the Parkway
We are going to rent a car and drive the car back to Pittsburgh. It is cheaper and faster than taking the train back.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:44 AM   #31417
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LOL You started up near Trenton?
Hey, don't forget the 2 bridges at Ocean City!
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #31418
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Got to use my knock-off Cree light this morning at oh-dark-crap-go-back-to-bed. On high, this thing is insane. I'm glad that I put the beam spreader on it. That really helps to focus the light where I need it and not blind oncoming vehicles.

I wasn't able to find a mounting place for the light that didn't reflect light off of my silver gear cable housing, so that sucked a bit. If I stick with this early morning crew (just a couple friends that want to ride early once a week, not a shop ride or anything), I may try to come up with a better solution. I could always try the helmet mount, I suppose, but damn it. I don't have a gray beard or a mirror on my glasses.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:41 AM   #31419
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So no one here rode Six Gap this year?
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #31420
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I could always try the helmet mount, I suppose, but damn it. I don't have a gray beard or a mirror on my glasses.
Just be courteous when someone calls your attention and you turn your head towards them. Instant blindness... amhik.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:00 AM   #31421
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Just be courteous when someone calls your attention and you turn your head towards them. Instant blindness... amhik.
Good point.

It was an 11 mile ride to the meeting point, so I turned The Beast off once I met up with friends. The sun has started to come up by then, so it wasn't necessary. I also turned off my red disco blinky and left the other one on steady. No need to send anyone behind me into a seizure.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #31422
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Georgia wants to license bicycles

Don't know how many folks here follow road bike rider, but here is an interesting tidbit from today's newsletter;

CA Gets a 3-Foot Law; GA Gets a Caveman Bill
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists.

The state’s current law requires drivers to maintain a “safe,” yet undefined, distance when passing a cyclist.

The new law will go into effect September 16, 2014, with California joining 22 other states and the District of Columbia in mandating a buffer of at least 3 feet.

Meanwhile, proving that the fight for safer cycling will never end, three Georgia legislators have proposed a bill for the 2014 legislative session that would roll back existing law governing cycling in the Peach State (RBR’s HQ) and require bikes to be licensed like cars.

The proposed bill made the rounds this week and caused a stir in the cycling community for its utter ridiculousness.

Beyond an $80 lifetime license fee – including the requirement to have a license plate on your bike – the proposed bill would no longer allow 2-abreast riding and would limit “pacelines” to no more than four bikes in a line, with each being a minimum four feet apart!

My only thought about how such a farcical bill could even be contemplated is that one of the three sponsors of the proposed legislation must have been caught behind a group ride once when he was in a hurry to get somewhere.

Utterly ridiculous! Yet proving that cyclists can never afford to stop supporting local, state and national cycling advocacy groups – both in the U.S. and across the world.

Full newsletter here;
http://www.roadbikerider.com/current-newsletter
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #31423
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Got to use my knock-off Cree light this morning at oh-dark-crap-go-back-to-bed. On high, this thing is insane. I'm glad that I put the beam spreader on it. That really helps to focus the light where I need it and not blind oncoming vehicles.

I wasn't able to find a mounting place for the light that didn't reflect light off of my silver gear cable housing, so that sucked a bit. If I stick with this early morning crew (just a couple friends that want to ride early once a week, not a shop ride or anything), I may try to come up with a better solution. I could always try the helmet mount, I suppose, but damn it. I don't have a gray beard or a mirror on my glasses.
I have the same problem on the ride into work. My riding position isn't great for a helmet mount so I put up with the glare. Maybe one of these?---> http://problemsolversbike.com/produc...y/light_mounts
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #31424
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I have the same problem on the ride into work. My riding position isn't great for a helmet mount so I put up with the glare. Maybe one of these?---> http://problemsolversbike.com/produc...y/light_mounts
Interesting, thanks for the link.

Not sure if that'll work with my roadie brakes, but I'll dig a bit.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #31425
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No wonder I'm a bit overweight. I'm 1500 miles behind last year's pace. I think I'll go get some ice cream, that'll make me feel better.
I'm just wrapping up my first year as a born-again cyclist, and I'm already frightened of winter. I've kept my weight steady by compensating for my commuting miles with more beer
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