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Old 10-29-2009, 11:47 AM   #12526
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:51 AM   #12527
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The guy at the REI seminar pointed out the barrel adjuster located where the cable goes into the shift level housing.
Yup. That is just one example. You'll sometimes find them down on the rear derailleur, too. Lots of ways to do it depending on the type and brand of shifter.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:13 PM   #12528
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Yup. That is just one example. You'll sometimes find them down on the rear derailleur, too. Lots of ways to do it depending on the type and brand of shifter.
I've got them on shifter housing, on barrel connectors, on frame connectors, at the derailleurs...

And the only control mechanism I own that doesn't stretch are hydraulic brakes, and fly by wire electronic shifters.

Even my chains stretch.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:59 PM   #12529
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Even my chains stretch.
The guy at the REI says.... oh, never mind.


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Old 10-30-2009, 09:26 AM   #12530
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Bunch of Cyclocross wimps!

"Eighteen inches or more of fresh snow has forced organizers to move this Sunday's Boulder Cup race from a grassy city park in South Boulder to the sandy Boulder Reservoir"

a little mud would have made the race
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:27 AM   #12531
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Oooooooooo

The Leadville Trail 100: http://www.raceacrossthesky.com/

I hope it shows in a theater around here!

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Old 10-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #12532
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The Leadville Trail 100: http://www.raceacrossthesky.com/

I hope it shows in a theater around here!

I saw it last week, It's worth seeing. I heard it will probably be released for a second run.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #12533
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First few times that was indeed just like me...but now I can ride them one handed pretty easy. I don't think it's that hard, you just need to be really smooth and not jerk around too much - if that happens, don't try to ride it out, just stop peddling and hang on to something. I do still hang onto a window sill to start but once I'm going, I am good now.
I will stick to my Trixter. No busted bones getting on and off the thing.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:53 AM   #12534
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Always pull the crap out of your cables when setting them up. They need to be stretched. I just grab them with my hand (at the top tube) and yank down.
+1 Several times. Grab that thing and pull down on it as hard as you can.

IME its not necessarily the cables that are stretching as much as it is the housing compressing. Either they weren't seated the whole way in the ferrules and are now, or the ferrules weren't bottomed out in the shifters (more common) or aren't as compressed as they coulda been.

One extra step in the setup and there's less BS on the road.

HTH

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edited to add: d several times! doh! that's what happens when you go on vacation for a week!
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:58 AM   #12535
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"Eighteen inches or more of fresh snow has forced organizers to move this Sunday's Boulder Cup race from a grassy city park in South Boulder to the sandy Boulder Reservoir"

a little mud would have made the race
Yabbut... the People's Republik woulda never stood for the 'environmental damage' that a buncha wankers on bikes riding for competition not transportation woulda done.

Guess since the other course is sandy and not grassy, it was a better option.

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Old 11-02-2009, 09:55 AM   #12536
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Have any of you guys tried the electric Dura Ace set yet?

It's an amazingly high end piece of engineering. Way too rich for my blood but something tells me this tech will trickle down into a very common comp group on the avg high end bike in the next 5 years.

I only tried it in an LBS parking lot, but damnnnnn!!!!!!!

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Old 11-02-2009, 10:25 AM   #12537
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I tried it on a 18+ mile ride.. I was having a hard time shifting with my winter gloves on... other than that.. if I ride with my bare finger, the unit shifts nicely.. auto-trim front derailleur is kinda freaky.. but cool function.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:57 AM   #12538
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I tried it on a 18+ mile ride.. I was having a hard time shifting with my winter gloves on... other than that.. if I ride with my bare finger, the unit shifts nicely.. auto-trim front derailleur is kinda freaky.. but cool function.

yeah, the no (manual) trimming of front derailleur is spectacular concept.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:20 AM   #12539
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Last company I worked for signed up to a 'Cycle 2 Work' programme, offering staff a voucher, the value of which the employee determined, up to a limit, to be spent on a bike and paid back tax-free.

I went to Condor in London and had this built to my spec. The process was a lot of fun - on a hydraulic jig to determine the size, then choosing each component.

The build took an agonising 10 weeks, but it was worth the wait.







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Old 11-02-2009, 11:29 AM   #12540
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