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Old 10-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #31756
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Had to cancel this morning's group ride. Predicted high today is only 77F. Way too cold to be out there.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #31757
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Had to cancel this morning's group ride. Predicted high today is only 77F. Way too cold to be out there.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #31758
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Had to cancel this morning's group ride. Predicted high today is only 77F. Way too cold to be out there.
Just go climb a hill to get your blood pum-- Nevermind...
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #31759
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Ride around Lagos

Tried a new route around Lagos today.

Last Saturday every month in Lagos, there is movement restrictions on vehicles from 0700 - 1000. 'Environmental Sanitation' day.

Clean crews work with better access over the state, clear drains, ..work that the gridlock in Lagos makes tough to do. Residents clean up around their area.

Good day to ride.



Went out with the gang, then picked up another group at the halfway point. Pace was moderate but still a bit high for some!

50km point - near MMA Airport, Lagos
From 2013-10-21


80km - Under Oshodi bridge
From 2013-10-21


Oshodi is one of the busiest place in Lagos and seeing it empty of traffic (vehicular and human) is surreal.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #31760
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I always enjoy your posts, Inyang

I especially like the guy with the full Sky kit and what appears to be a wide variety of riders.

Keep it coming.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #31761
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I've used seam grip as well, put it on in lines and it made really nice grippy surface.

I had to reapply half way through the season, no big deal.

I have been working in a remote location for a couple weeks, no bicycle. No chance for a bicycle.

I left my site at 2pm Monday and landed at my home terminal at 10:30 the next morning.

And was I pissed when it was only 3 degrees coming off the plane.

Looks like its rollers for me.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #31762
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Riding in Lagos has mostly been just get on the bike and do a workout, no smelling of flowers or such

0400, dash out, get back before the roads fill up by 0600

Except for rides that head out to the outskirts or so.

Last Sunday, went for a stroll around Lagos Island, Yaba and Bar Beach. Roads clear since most sinners were in church.

Aurelius allowed?
From LagosBicycleStrollOct202013


Shops at BarBeach
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Waiting for the post church crowd
From LagosBicycleStrollOct202013


More here https://picasaweb.google.com/1020946...rollOct202013#

How are you finding your Look frame? Might have a line on one for a nice price.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #31763
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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, 06:34 PM   #31764
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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, 06:41 PM   #31765
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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, 09:59 PM   #31766
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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, 11:46 PM   #31767
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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 10-27-2013, 12:08 AM   #31768
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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, 05:06 AM   #31769
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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, 06:14 AM   #31770
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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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