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Old 10-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #31651
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I felt the same way on my TT bike, but strangely the Retul testing failed to identify the problem. Eventually I swapped the 90mm stem for a 120mm, and that cured it. I'm still amazed that something that obvious would have been missed by the fitter, who Triathlete Magazine named as one of the top 5 fitters in the country.
Was this before or after the Aero Helmet?


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Old 10-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #31652
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We are finally home. Here is a better look at the broken frame.

Here is the dropout with the zip ties that held the rear rack removed. I can't believe these zip ties held the wheel on the bike.





Here it is with the wheel removed. No fixing that.



Thinking about a specialized tricross or a All City macho man.
Is that carbon with a bonded external lug/drop out?

If that is the case and you like the bike you can have it repaired. The frame maker will cut that old lugged dropout off the bike and install a new steel one. We did this all the time when I worked for the shop that did all the Vitus and ALan and other Carbon frame repairs.

Just saying. You'd have really like your bike in order to invest the money and time.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #31653
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Seam grip hmmm... Has anybody ever put skateboard tape on their levers? I see gun dorks do it all the time but I haven't seen it on bike levers.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #31654
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No, but I go buy some orthopedic gel inserts at the shoe store, cut 'em into strips, and use them as a layer between my bar wrap & bare metal. Works great, but I have big hands.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #31655
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No, but I go buy some orthopedic gel inserts at the shoe store, cut 'em into strips, and use them as a layer between my bar wrap & bare metal. Works great, but I have big hands.

I'm gonna have to try that, Never even thought of that.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:08 PM   #31656
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Seam grip hmmm... Has anybody ever put skateboard tape on their levers? I see gun dorks do it all the time but I haven't seen it on bike levers.
Hmm,
I've tried using inner tube material contact cemented down. I cut the tube into strips and wrapped it around the lever like
I was wrapping a bar.

I also bead blasted a lever when I had access to a bead blaster, worked ok.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:06 AM   #31657
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here's a exracing buddy of mine, He lives in Louisville Ky.And it's a hotbed of CX .Any way here's the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZdnA...ature=youtu.be

It worked ,it never works.it f***ing embeded Yay.

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Old 10-27-2013, 05:14 AM   #31658
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How are you finding your Look frame? Might have a line on one for a nice price.
Nice

Comfortable but still 'lively'. Feels like the KTM SMT.

Handles rough roads ok
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:01 AM   #31659
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I'm gonna have to try that, Never even thought of that.
If you know any leg amputees or you know of an Orthopaedic & Prosthetics shop, the best thing to find is the gel liner that amputees use as a cushion between their residual limb & the prosthesis. Most shops will trim the gel liner to length, & throw out the extra trimming. The gel is specifically engineered to absorb a lot of impact. I used to work in an O&P shop, and used that gel all the time in my builds. Works great, if you can handle the extra bulk beneath the tape. Oftentimes just a pad here or there would help with ulnar nerve pain.


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Old 10-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #31660
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AACX today. Right outside Annapolis.

Masters 45+ 1,2,3,4: this hombre got 7th. Coulda been on the podium if I'd actually warmed up. One of these days...

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Old 10-27-2013, 03:32 PM   #31661
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AACX today. Right outside Annapolis.

Masters 45+ 1,2,3,4: this hombre got 7th. Coulda been on the podium if I'd actually warmed up. One of these days...

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Old 10-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #31662
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7th great job!


edited to add: I discovered that Racing Ralph tubulars aren't too bad in grassy races. Least for the rear anyway. Today's tire choice: PDX in the front with the aforementioned Racing Ralph in the rear. Not too many traction issues. Yay. I'm sold on the PDX as an all-round front tire despite its recommendation as a mud tire.

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:34 AM   #31663
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Swapped my M324 pedals over to my Trek hybrid this morning. I'd been riding it to work with the BMX platforms and I was missing my stiff-soled bike shoes. Didn't want to put BMX platforms on the Trucker so I ordered a set of M530 pedals this morning. I though the outer cage might help spread some of the weight of my fat ass out a bit, but I guess we'll see.

Now I'm considering to look for a pair of Shimano MTB shoes a size larger to wear some thicker socks with. Anybody tried this? I'd probably be just looking for last year's model on closeout on ebay...
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #31664
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cold feet? why not use shoe covers or booties with some nice thin wool socks? less expensive and more versatile than another set of shoes,...


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I'm considering to look for a pair of Shimano MTB shoes a size larger to wear some thicker socks with. Anybody tried this? I'd probably be just looking for last year's model on closeout on ebay...
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:02 AM   #31665
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cold feet? why not use shoe covers or booties with some nice thin wool socks? less expensive and more versatile than another set of shoes,...


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This is a good route. Keeps your shoes clean in the dirt and slush of the winter roads.

I also use gaiters. It covers up the ankles and keeps drafts out. I pretty much never wear over pants, just my jeans and my feet stay warm with the gaiters down to about 15 degrees.
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