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Old 05-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #20026
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Just got back from a 1:18 toodle around another block. Legs felt REALLY good today for some reason. If I hadn't run across another local (!) I coulda been home 10min earlier, but I rode a little ways out of the way to chat with him.

He was riding an old Fuso that his dad had given him. He didn't know jack squat about it tho.

Now its time to clean up so I can go bleed the clutch on the Goldwing. It runs but doesn't move under its own power Its either the clutch (doubtful), the slave (maybe), or the master cylinder (probable) that's hosed. I'm gonna start with the easy stuff and work my way up the difficulty scale.

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Old 05-03-2011, 02:08 PM   #20027
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It is amazing that someone who is into bicycles as much as you are does no know this? They have never been carbon over al tube, even the first specialized epic road bikes were full carbon tubes.
my road bike is steel and nearly 40 years old. I've never owned a carbon bike.

I do believe the first generation carbon bikes, Graftek, I think they were called? from the late 70s, were carbon fiber wrapped on aluminum tubes, and I really haven't paid that much attention to modern race bikes.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #20028
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Warning MC content: the 'Wing moves. Under its own power no less.

Needs TLC in the braking system. I've got 1 out of 3 calipers working at the moment. Also needs TLC in the clutch. IDK it because its been sitting in one spot for 3 years that the clutch slips like a mofo when you roll on it, but it slips like a mofo when you roll on it. Catches up eventually and all is sorta good. IDK if I ride it like that will it eventually be OK, or is the entire thing fubar-ed and I *need* a new one. I've never had a wet clutch bike before (that needed work) so I'm

Dad also has a windscreen that's bigger'n some car screens on there. Wind goes completely over and/or around me. Not bueno. If I wanted a car, I'd be driving the Mercedes!

Otherwise, seems to have a bunch of power. Once you're moving, the weight kinda disappears. Reappears when you hafta maneuver the thing around tho. I can acutally paddle this one backwards with my legs. Something I haven't been able to do with my Beemers.

I'm thinkin hitch mount bike rack and I've got fun getting to the fun.



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Old 05-03-2011, 06:45 PM   #20029
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The slipping clutch could be because of sitting so long the clutch disks and plates could be stuck together or dried out. That is just a guess without being able to see the disks or plates.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #20030
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I'm guessing a Sram issue, I looked at my bike, the exact same model and color and my Campy tab hits nice and is square with the hanger. In fact, the tab on the derailer in your picture doesn't even look very square, it looks more like a bent over tab than it does forged or milled.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:51 PM   #20031
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Good ride tonight. Got to meet Yeti (John) and talk briefly before the group headed out. He was very kind to have drawn me out a map and cue sheet in the event I made a wrong turn, or fell off the pack. When the strong guys jumped, I went with them and stayed in their sights the whole route. I don't think they expected me to hang with them the entire ride from some of the looks I kept getting...

Averaged 22.2 for 34 miles and had a great chance to see new roads and play with some bridging attempts to their strongest rider. Need to do that one more often. Thanks John for all the help and reminding me of that ride. It was a fun one.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #20032
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I'm guessing a Sram issue, I looked at my bike, the exact same model and color and my Campy tab hits nice and is square with the hanger. In fact, the tab on the derailer in your picture doesn't even look very square, it looks more like a bent over tab than it does forged or milled.

I think so as well and my LBS concurred. Just too bad Sram would not acknowledge the fact and try to fix it. I really liked that bike.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:18 PM   #20033
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Good ride tonight. Got to meet Yeti (John) and talk briefly before the group headed out. He was very kind to have drawn me out a map and cue sheet in the event I made a wrong turn, or fell off the pack. When the strong guys jumped, I went with them and stayed in their sights the whole route. I don't think they expected me to hang with them the entire ride from some of the looks I kept getting...

Averaged 22.2 for 34 miles and had a great chance to see new roads and play with some bridging attempts to their strongest rider. Need to do that one more often. Thanks John for all the help and reminding me of that ride. It was a fun one.
it was see ya after the second hill.I took a shortcut trying to get in front of the group,but the wind sucked. A couple dropped guys caught up to me and rode the rest of the way with them. still was 2 3/4 hrs and 45.mi not a bad ride

Good meet'n ya Ridge (james) hope you'll come out again. Aren't those chip and seal roads fun (tranlated to) bumpy as hell.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:22 PM   #20034
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My Daughter is home from college ,She's been riding and Gyming to death. Tomorrrow ought to be a sufferfest. I'll just keep telling myself if it don't kill me,it'll make me stonger.I feel stonger already.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:48 AM   #20035
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The slipping clutch could be because of sitting so long the clutch disks and plates could be stuck together or dried out. That is just a guess without being able to see the disks or plates.
Try changing the oil also - if they put oil in with friction modifiers, that would make it slip badly also.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:57 AM   #20036
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The slipping clutch could be because of sitting so long the clutch disks and plates could be stuck together or dried out. That is just a guess without being able to see the disks or plates.
...I'm hoping that riding it makes that go away. I'm not gonna hold my breath tho. FWI've seen, taking the clutch out of a Wing is not the easiest thing to do.

Changed out the oil with Honda stuff. After getting it started, that was the first thing I did. Good thing too cause that stuff was BLACK!

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:59 AM   #20037
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my road bike is steel and nearly 40 years old. I've never owned a carbon bike.

I do believe the first generation carbon bikes, Graftek, I think they were called? from the late 70s, were carbon fiber wrapped on aluminum tubes, and I really haven't paid that much attention to modern race bikes.

Here you go Pierce, just for a bit of eye candy...

http://www.delta7bikes.com/ascend-road-bike.htm

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Old 05-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #20038
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Here you go Pierce, just for a bit of eye candy...

http://www.delta7bikes.com/ascend-road-bike.htm

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Old 05-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #20039
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Here you go Pierce, just for a bit of eye candy...

http://www.delta7bikes.com/ascend-road-bike.htm

i wonder if you can order that with a live young bird inside it?


ps - That's funny, I was sketching something identical to that back in my Industrial design program 10 years ago, one looked like that, the other looked like small versions of trusses, less cagey.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:31 PM   #20040
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i wonder if you can order that with a live young bird inside it?


ps - That's funny, I was sketching something identical to that back in my Industrial design program 10 years ago, one looked like that, the other looked like small versions of trusses, less cagey.
It's been around quite a while...... The first time I saw it was about 6 or 7 years ago.

Can you imagine trying to keep it clean?
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