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Old 04-24-2015, 12:13 PM   #3121
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Entirely a joke. Had the 203 rotor sitting there and just held it up. Stock is 140mm, 203mm wont clear fork leg.
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My RD hates me.

I can't find the sweet spot to keep it on the 9th (by that I mean second-largest, please let me know if this is not the correct way to express that) sprocket on the cassette. Most I can manage is to get it to grab 9th on the way up, but make noise and jump, and on the way down it wants to skip from 10th to 8th.

This is ever since fitting a California coast style 12-30. Didn't have the problem with the 11-25, but I also hated life climbing Alba road.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:07 PM   #3123
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Double check b-tension.
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My RD hates me.

I can't find the sweet spot to keep it on the 9th (by that I mean second-largest, please let me know if this is not the correct way to express that) sprocket on the cassette. Most I can manage is to get it to grab 9th on the way up, but make noise and jump, and on the way down it wants to skip from 10th to 8th.

This is ever since fitting a California coast style 12-30. Didn't have the problem with the 11-25, but I also hated life climbing Alba road.
1. Check hanger alignment
2. Make sure (Shimano) jockey pulley is correct distance from cogs.
3. Verify there is no drag or binding in shift cable
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:21 PM   #3125
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Will try these things and report back. Hoping to make the problem go away before the PCH ride I have on Sunday.
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Will try these things and report back. Hoping to make the problem go away before the PCH ride I have on Sunday.
My check #2 is Chooof's B tension, which also includes verifying you have the correct chain length.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:23 PM   #3127
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Couldn't (didn't) train enough for BWR April 26 so I did what every true cyclist does, buy carbon. Bit of a bumpy road though.

April 8: Order Easton EC90 SL Disc Clinchers of Amazon from Niagara Cycles. Shows in stock.

April 15: I receive Easton Havoc MTB wheels, both rears, one is a 27.5.

April 17: Call Easton to learn the wheelset I ordered isn't even in production yet, not due until August. Return Havocs for refund and begin shopping for alternative.

April 20: Order Reynolds ATR after confirming they are in production with Reynolds and in stock at Jenson.

April 22: Wheels arrive. Rear splines for disc are machined about 20% as deep as it needs to be. My guess is it passed QC at the machinist, at the lacing station and again when they were boxed.

April 23: Call Jenson and Reynolds to get replacements. Ask them to physically check the wheels meet spec and are in stock. Pay extra to overnight the f&*% things by Friday (today)

April 24: Wheels arrive, correct model and to spec. Joy and laughter were abundant.

Any, carbon ****. Ice rotors on the ATR's a bit heavier than the Avid's on the stock wheels. Less tires, the ATR's saved 170g but are 2mm wider inside and quite a bit more aero. Worth at least 5 watts. At least that's what I keep telling myself.



OEM wheelset with Nano 40c's as backup
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:15 PM   #3128
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Yessssss! Wheel ****! Great success! Now pedal your *** off!!!
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:04 PM   #3129
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DNF :(

BWR was 1100 riders this year, over 5 start waves, 10 minutes apart. Past winners, top 10's, fast guys Wave 1. Women wave 2. Cat 3's wave 3 is where I started. Each wave has a rolling enclosure, CHP front and rear stopping traffic while we blow through lights and stop signs, of which there are many in the urban sections of the course. First big loop is 70 miles, 4200' climbing. Second loop is 72 miles, 9000'.

15 miles neutral then we make a hard right onto a gravelly single track about a mile and climbing gently. It's Paris Roubaix as everyone drills it. Pop out on to the street and I see there is a split, maybe 200m. I roll through to the front with some momentum and keep going. No one follows. I'm just about to catch the tail when I hit a red light. Worried about getting a ticket because I'm behind the enclosure, I brake hard. That began an hour of chasing, bridging, coming off the back and chasing back on at basically max HR. Stupid, considering how long the ride is and my modest current level of fitness. Working with the 4 or 5 other guys willing to work, we catch the enclosure. Problem is they are hammering and I can't recover. Sitting in 12 guys back on a slight false flat at 25mph and I'm sitting 20 beats over what I know I can sustain all day.

Over the first 2 hrs I really pay the price and start to crack. We get to a short steep (14%) paved climb and the group all stands up and climbs it a 400w. I stay seated because my quads are already cooked, spinning at 250-300w and summarily get dropped. That's the last I saw of the group. This is just before Cougar Peak, a dirt Cat 3 ish climb. I grovel and try to both stay on top pf a gear and control my heart rate, having missed an aid station and run out of water the last 45minutes.

By the time I get to the top I'm not making any power. Hamstrings way to tight considering the distance remaining. On the long rolling descent back to the start to begin the second loop I'm on the fence about continuing. I can ride maybe 2 more hrs of flats, slowly, but 4 hrs of all climbing, nuh-uh. Then I miss a turn and take a 3 mile detour. This means I won't be classified as a finisher even if I do the second loop. That seals the deal.

Parked near the S/F, I roll down there to let them know I DNF'd then get my two free beers and lunch. I'm the first guy back to the beer garden. Dark Belgian quad, then an IPA with a huge greasy bratwurst, slathered in hot mustard with a big pile of delicious Belgian style frites. My day is done. I will be back next year.

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Dang Emilio. Always next year?

So today I woke up just after last call to ride with the medical teams at the Big Sur International Marathon, and it was well worth it. Besides the views, they had live music every few miles which really contributed to the experience of riding up and down the Pacific Coast Highway at arguably its most scenic stretch. All I had to do was wear the jacket, carry the pack, and stay with the doc and this epic ride was free. And to think those suckers running the marathon actually paid money to do this without a bicycle?

Thanks for the derailleur setup guidance guys, I moved the B screw such that the jockey wheels were closer to the cassette and it was fixed.









Yes, those are my MTB flats on the road bike. Just for this occasion, I promise.
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Good show Emilio, can't win them all I guess. At least now you know what to expect for next year?

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the experience of riding up and down the Pacific Coast Highway at arguably its most scenic stretch.
Palo Colorado Road (@15) to Rio Road (@26.2) was part of my "into town" commute when I lived down south, and I miss it all the time. I'd never dare do it on a bike under normal traffic conditions, I bet that was a glorious ride with the marathon group.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:49 PM   #3132
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first ride in with new tires (michelin pro4's)

ive either gotten stronger this year or the tires are way faster. feels great either way.
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Emilio's Nanos looked a little different than mine, so I double checked my tires. It appears the ******* sent me the Race clincher version instead of the TCS. That explains some of my struggles, at least. Now to get them to take back tires that I've loaded up with sealant. Sigh.
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slight threadjack: I'm interested in building my own bike from scratch, anyone know of a forum where people do that sort of thing? looked a bit without luck.
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slight threadjack: I'm interested in building my own bike from scratch, anyone know of a forum where people do that sort of thing? looked a bit without luck.
There isn't a specific one. You teach yourself. Every forum that talks about bicycles is filled with people that are building bikes from scratch.

Sort like building a turbo Miata in point of fact.
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slight threadjack: I'm interested in building my own bike from scratch, anyone know of a forum where people do that sort of thing? looked a bit without luck.
frame building, or assembling bike parts?

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Frame building. I have basic welding and fabrication skills, and access to a mill and lathe. Seems like a fun project, and will result in exercise which is something I need. Not looking to build the lightest bicycle EVAaarrr, just a basic BMX to tool around on, and then go on from there. I have a crappy old mongoose I bought when I was 14 that I plan to more or less duplicate for my first one.
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slight threadjack: I'm interested in building my own bike from scratch, anyone know of a forum where people do that sort of thing? looked a bit without luck.
Frameforum.org used to be a good site, looks dead now... Just start cutting and welding, you'll figure it out. MTBR has a framebuilder sub-forum: Frame Building - Mtbr.com


In other news my slash is broken again- this time I cracked the main pivot sleeve loose from the seat tube:

New rig coming soon!

Put together my GF's new road bike (not bad looking for cheap):
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except those handlebars/lever. man
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Thanks guys. I think I'll just snag the good bits off my old mongoose(not many, lol) and get to designing.
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