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TheYeti 11-14-2010 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails
Axle grease?!?!? :eek1:huh:eek1

Use the Phil Woods it's water proof :rofl :rofl :lol3 Sweat proof.

TheNedster 11-14-2010 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trailer Rails
Axle grease?!?!? :eek1:huh:eek1

:rofl :rofl :rofl

No, Bag Balm. I just thought that it smelled like axle grease.

trailer Rails 11-15-2010 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by TheYeti
Use the Phil Woods it's water proof :rofl :rofl :lol3 Sweat proof.

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Gummee! 11-15-2010 06:31 AM

Bag Balm is good stuff, but use it awhile and it gets in a stays in yer shorts. There's a recipie for homemade stuff on the web somewhere. Similar to Assos without the $$

I've found that if I'm in the right spot on the bike, nothing rubs. :dunno

M

Mr Head 11-15-2010 07:06 AM

Finally got back south. Saturday was a full day working off the honey-do list. Microwave installed. Daughter's TV installed. Old TV installed in the garage and DVD player moved there.

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...79_QsPGE-L.jpg

So, Sunday was a morning to ride. 80 degree day 0% humidity, and a light breeze. Clear blue skies.

To the bike path!

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...40_fFAUh-L.jpg

We rode to the Pond, and stopped at Starbucks for some coffee and a some calorie intake. Can't have any of us wasitngaway now.:lol3

On the way back I stopped for a nature break, and found this little guy.

Looked to have an eye problem,
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...54_yeten-L.jpg

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...04_Ee2Ly-L.jpg

So a little adventure movie was made,
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...28_bM3Cm-M.jpg

YakSpout 11-15-2010 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head
Those the big ones? I use the ones that fit this thing,

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...rMSFP-XL-2.jpg

16??

Yup, that inflater uses 16g cartridges (Has the 16 on the case, too). I have one just like it and only had a couple 12g cartridges in my under-seat bag. It took about 45sec to find the right sized rock on the road side to take up the necessary space at the bottom of the inflater so that the 12g cartridge would seat properly against the little thingy that pierces it on the top, threaded piece.

Gummee! 11-16-2010 05:24 AM

I'm in the process of writing up the training plan for the next little bit. Since I can't find a calendar for the mid-atlantic area races, I'm assuming that there's gonna be some kinda racing at the end of April.

Between UW Hockey and cycling, I'm hoping to be somewhat fit again here soon.

:clap

M

Jeffy 11-16-2010 05:31 PM

I'm amazed how having the right tools makes the job so much easier. The crank arm puller arrived with the Lock-ring spanner and BB wrench. The arms popped right off with no fan fair at all. Now they have marks on the backside for nothing. :lol3

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0006.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0007.jpg

The Lockring came off pretty easily. Never realized how loose a bike it put together. The BB came out and I didn't even lose any bearings this time!
Saved me from having to search the garage floor... :huh

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0009.jpg

I did run into one issue. The bottom pull routing has a cable guide attached to the bottom of the BB. The guide is plastic with a screw that goes inside the BB. I removed the screw and pushed the plastic out so I could get the new BB in. THe BB fits fine with the guide pushed back in but the screw is too long so I'll probably just cut it so it's not screwing into the inner shield.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0019.jpg

Getting the BB aligned was pretty simple since there are only 3 shims and it's obvious how they are arranged. It was very easy to install. I didn't bother getting the BB squared up. Since the gears aren't in the same locations as my originals, I had to redo the High and Low on the derailleurs.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0042.jpg

Took it for a quick spin and they are nice. I have to get used to them not being BioPace though. They are very smooth and no creeks or thunks! :clap I'll have to decide of I want to keep the 44T on there or put a bash guard on. For now I'll just leave it though.

Took another poser picture then went on a quick ride. I'm still waiting on the new cables so I can redo the rear brake. Those should come tomorrow if everything goes as planned.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0040.jpg

These guy's where all over the trail at the end of my street so I turned back.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0034.jpg

trailer Rails 11-16-2010 06:03 PM

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rmi03 11-16-2010 06:14 PM

Just got down watching this, linked from the MTBR forums. Amazing!

Ryan

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails
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Gummee! 11-16-2010 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeffy
Since the gears aren't in the same locations as my originals, I had to redo the High and Low on the derailleurs.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0042.jpg

Ya needta get the derailleur down where it wants to be. 3mm off the outer chainring.

Shift better among other things.

M

trailer Rails 11-16-2010 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Ya needta get the derailleur down where it wants to be. 3mm off the outer chainring.

Shift better among other things.

M

Good eye!

He is right, it will make a huge difference when the front derailuer is at the correct height.

trailer Rails 11-16-2010 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeffy

These guy's where all over the trail at the end of my street so I turned back.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TO...0/DSC_0034.jpg

Good thinking, I know people who have been attacked by turkey while riding bikes.

Gummee! 11-16-2010 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails
Good eye!

He is right, it will make a huge difference when the front derailuer is at the correct height.

I do this shit for a living.

Oh, speaking of which... One of the side bennies to managing a bicycle shop is leftovers. As in I just inherited an Allez A-1 frame/fork/hs/wheels that someone left at the shop forever and a day ago. Happens to be my size too! I'm thinking about making it into a Sachs New Success bike IF I can find the parts. Liked that stuff when I had it in the 90s. Since this bike seems to be about the same vintage (1" threaded HS, AL fork) it seems to fit.

M

Jeffy 11-16-2010 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Ya needta get the derailleur down where it wants to be. 3mm off the outer chainring.

Shift better among other things.

M

Where do I measure the 3mm from?


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