Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So now I have several semi-built carbon rimmed wheels floating around the garage.

    Spokes too short is the common complaint. ...except that last wheel where I tried the spokes from the next rim size shallower. They're too long. I *think* that may be the only rim set that has the right ERD. :confused

    :baldy

    I gotta find someone to cut some spokes without buying em from that shop. Wish me luck!

    M
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    OK, so once again I missed the whole thing because I don't subscribe to any cable sports channels. :rolleyes

    Will it be available for purchase on DVD?
  3. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Probably.

    You can also go here and watch the recaps for each stage:

    http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/#summary
  4. patsymack

    patsymack Been here awhile

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    Gotta tell someone finished my two longest rides to date this weekend.I rode the Keystone MS150 78 miles sat. 75 sun. avg speed 12.9 not including stops.Stops were every 15 miles or so with a lunch stop riders were treated well and lots of food and drinks available.
    Got my first road bike a cannondale caad10 3 in may 2012.before that I road railtrails 8-10 miles a ride but not consistently.Once I got the road bike I started riding with a club doing beginer and low C rides of 20-25 miles.My longest was a 60 mile solo last summer.Lately I've been riding club rides 3 times aweek 20 miles or so and once or twice a month a 40-45 miler.
    I think I have about 3k onthe caad.
    I'm 64 and retired I still get passed by flat bar bikes and heavy younger guys
    But I'm enjoying my new hobby.
    Thanks for reading
    Later Pat
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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Cycling is a whole life activity. Welcome to the addiction.

    My first MS150 was in Colorado. We rode from South of Denver to the Royal Gorge Bridge in Canyon City. First day was a century that included the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. We stopped that evening at Colorado College Football field. It was the year I got out of engineering school having ridden about 300 miles total for the year due to 18 hours of class, working full and part time and looking for a job. I nearly died attacking the first day like I was a teen and actually had some miles in me. Got two leg massages that evening that made it work, but the final climb to the bridge nearly did me.
    The next two I was ready for.

  6. patsymack

    patsymack Been here awhile

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    Mr Head,
    The two days took its toll I did nothing on monday and I mean nothing hardly got out of the easy chair.Tues. I did a 20 mile easy spin on the rail trail and my legs weree feeling pretty good.Tonight i'm going for a C club ride and may do some light climbing.Actually it's a clydesdale ride which I just qualify for :D beer drinking after.
    Funny how things that never cramped or hurt before or bothered me before
    start hurting on the second day :eek1
  7. ericm

    ericm Been here awhile

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    With 9sp and a steel freehub body you can use solo cassettes. So you could get a 30t cog (from Harris Cyclery) and remove one of the other cogs. This won't work on 10sp because the large cog is cantilevered over the hub.... you'd need a cog which had the right offset and no one makes them (Cycle Dynamics did make them from Ti but they stopped).

    Shifting with the swapped cog will be slightly worse, but only a little.

    You can also try fitting a 33t small ring, which you can also get from Harris. It's just a little lower, about 3%.

    IRD makes some 9sp cassettes with larger cogs.
  8. TheBlurr

    TheBlurr Banned

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    Mountain biker here

    Love it, its an absolutely amazing experience to ride places where I never thought possible, the look on peoples faces who are on OHV when you come huffing up a hill, first shock, then shame :D

    got a Raleigh 29r talus hardtail to be my quick run trail bike and run errands ride, now I donot want to ride my KHS all mountain 26r FS anymore, the egros of the 29r ruined me!!

    Looks like the 26r is going down the road.
  9. ducnut

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    What?! Was hoping you'd be my climbing partner, someday. :evil
  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Drink a lot of water, a lot. LIke a gallon.

    Get used to drinking lots of water. Cramps be gone.

    That fixes most of it.

    Next, learn to do a self leg massage. You will be amazed what that deos for your legs.

  11. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Heading out for Coburn, PA tonight. I'll be racing the Wilderness101 this Saturday. I know it's a long shot but I'd love to grab a beer with any of you hooligans if you're nearby... or on the way. Not going 95 this time. Taking 81 through VA, West B.G. Va to PA.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Knock em dead, Killer!

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  13. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Go get 'em ridge!
  14. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Go, Ridge!
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Success!

    First wheel is built. I guesstimated at ERD from the manf. +10mm. Ended up 2mm short. So next up: get spokes cut based on the #s I got from spocalc +2mm.

    :clap

    24mm tubular front is a go. Next up: the back, the 44mm rear clinchera, set of 38mm tubulars, THEN find a 20h front hub that goes with the D/A 7700 rear for the clincher set.

    M
  16. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Are these wheels you're building for yourself, or the shop?
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    For me. I'm not a good enough wheelbuilder to be able to get em done quickly enough to do em for the shop. Let me correct that a little: once I get em laced right, I can get em done rather quickly. Its the getting em laced right (label lined up with the valve hole, no crossing spokes over the valve hole, etc) that takes the time.

    Having $100+ of the wrong size spokes doesn't help with speed. :nah

    I don't build enough wheels to have the key spoke and its location memorized.

    M
  18. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Bon chance, Ridgeman!
  19. Mr Head

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    I programmed my HP- something to calculate spoke length, using an algorithm from Brandt. This was of course well before internet toys or excel was available in our pockets.
    I used it to calculate spoke lengths for a couple of sets of wheels I built. One set of training sew-ups, a radial spoked front and my set of C-record hubbed MA40's. Every spoke was the perfect length. That was cool. But, I had to create my own database of values to work from. Getting the rim measurement right is a trick. I did it by using two spokes and a caliper.
    I was never fast, so building as a profession would be dumb. Though I would not get fat.:lol3
    The usual method of building wheels back then was to go to the pro-shop, (real bicycle shop run by an old European ex-racer) who would hand you the hubs you desired, rims spokes and nipples, then berate you for screwing it up a few days later when you came back with the rear wheel laced backwards. :poser
    But, then patiently demonstrate how to re-lace it correctly and send you on your way.
    Then every time you walked in to buy some tubes, tires or just hang out, he'd ask if you broke those wheels yet.:wink:

    Good times.
    And yes, I've laced a wheel up completely backwards and mounted the tire and as I put into the frame noticed my error. It was 10:30-ish PM. There were a few raw words expended at somewhat elevated levels. The neighbors may have noticed. By, 1AM I had it corrected. :cry
    That has been long enough ago to not remember much more than that and which wheel that was, I think first rims on those old 36H Campy hubs, or maybe it was the second. Yeah, probably the second. Back when I could hear I could tune my spoke by ear. I even managed that with old airhead wheels from the 60's and 70's.
    I still prefer the look of those old spoke rims from the 1974 R90S to most cast wheels.

  20. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Very cool. That's one skill I have yet to attempt... soon though!