Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. melville

    melville Long timer

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    The genuine Campy crank puller has a slightly larger thread and will fit more snugly in the puller threads, sometimes offering purchase when a Park has already pulled out. I use nearly nothing else for this reason.
  2. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    I set it up to take a photo every 2 secs then played them back at 0.1 secs a photo.

    Turned just under 2 hours of riding into that.

    This was my first practice run doing it.

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  3. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Appreciate the details. I'll give it a shot on the next ride.
  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I pulled cranks a hundred times before running into one that wouldn't budge. The odds are with you. Good luck.

    - Mark
  5. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    Just got back from my first road ride in over a year. Forgot how much I missed it. :clap

    Thought about riding the loop twice but figured I'd leave myself something to look forward to tomorrow. :D
  6. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    Took the boy up to my parents on my off-days this week, and while they were being Grandma&Grandpa, I took the Vaya out to recon some forest roads and trails in the area. 49.2 miles@15.3mph avg. It was relatively flat, though the last 10 miles or so, I was fantasizing about calling them to come and pick me up along the road somewhere...:lol3

    I'm guessing that 10-12 miles or so were unpaved.

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    Here, the road morphed into an ATV trail. I only went a couple hundred yards down it before I decided it was too sandy, and I was about 20 miles from home at this point, so I turned around.
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    A gust of wind blew the bike of the rock I perched it on...
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    I finished the day with four miles of this. :D
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  7. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    Guess for me, it all started with a bicycle. Never realized that my body was capable of wondrous things till I pushed down on a pedal.

    Perhaps I am patting myself on the back, but at least it is 'thread appropriate'.

    Circa 1973, morning of my solo cross-country departure; Chico Ca. to Boston, Mass.

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    A couple of years after, here I am heading to La Paz. Some long lonely days on the road, as days can be for a solo adventurer.

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    One of my current mounts. Not nearly as physical, but still lots of fun. Gerry

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  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    ...and I've pulled more'n a few that I *thought* were screwed in tight only to have the tool pull out with threads attached, but no crankarm. :baldy

    If anyone needs one, I have a French thread crank puller I'll loan ya for a 6-er of your favorite local adult beverage.

    M
  9. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Would that be TA or Stronglight?

    Back on the bike for the first time in a long time. A trail just a short bit from my house:

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    Feels good. I may do more.
  10. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Great year for it. Trails were nice and dry and the course was great - 28 miles of singletrack. I was shot on the second lap but saw the photographer so I gave it a little loft for him.

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    Got my 7 yr old on the trails this year too. I was apprehensive until about ten minutes in he says :This is cool, Daddy". It was all good after that.

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  11. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    22 miles today, from downtown Bawlmer to the BWI trail. That trail is *amazing*.
  12. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    "I've pulled dozens and dozens of crankarms....."

    "I've pulled hundreds of crankarms....."

    Yeah? Well I've pulled a BAJILLION crankarms, so there!!


    :D
  13. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    A little over 100 miles between yesterday and today, with a shitload of hills... I rode in the woods last Sunday for the first time in a few weeks. The road miles really make it so much more fun, as I can ride whole sections without blowing up!
  14. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Do you have long red hair or is that the leaves on the tree:D
  15. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    I just walk into the room and crank arms start pulling themselves. :deal
  16. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Sweet! Would love to see more pictures from those trips, if you have them.
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :dunno

    I'd have to go look. The puller came with a bike with French thread HS and BB. Gave the bike away. Kept the tool.

    M
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I was out Fri with a Marine over on Quantico. He took us on a tour of the little trail system next to his office. :ricky Lots of fun, but he was getting tired at about the 50min mark.

    Buddy of mine that 'found' the guy and I went out for a 4:14 road ride after. Coupla thoughts:
    McD's doesn't make good pre-ride food. :nono
    Dose your efforts if you're going out for a 4+ hour ride. Don't burn all your matches in the first 30min

    I had to pull the last 75min or so 'cause he'd blown up right before the halfway mark. :norton

    M
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    If you get the Park tool, they usually have 2 sides: Shimano and Campy. The thread pitches are different enough that you *shouldn't* be able to screw one into the wrong crank

    M
  20. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :nod I've come to the conclusion that anything greasy/oily is to be avoided before a strenuous ride. I ate some Chinese takeout on Saturday and went riding an hour later. Two laps around a trail comprised of steep climbs, and I began to feel sick, but decided to press on. Eventually I had to get off the bike and take a breather. By that time I not only felt like I was about to vomit, but had gotten quite dizzy on top of it. I had to lie down next to the trail, as I was afraid I might pass out. :eek1 Lying down seemed to do the trick, as after about 10 minutes I felt totally recovered and just walked my bike back to the trail exit. I'm thinking that in future it might be wise to forego any 'real' food before a ride and just eat an energy bar or two.