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Old 08-27-2013, 04:46 PM   #30871
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But I finished.
That's the best feeling 'eh?
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #30872
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I have not replaced my chain yet, I only have a few thousand miles on it.
I seem to recall being told the chain was narrow enough with the 10 back there the quick link would be a problem.
I carry one in case I make a mess and have to ride home.
I need to get to the LBS and check my chain. I have not bothered to look up the specs on it or take measurements.
I still use the old 12" pin-pin method despite having several 'chain checking tools' in the shop.

EVERYone has a 12" ruler...

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #30873
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That's the best felling 'eh?
Always

Even the little 35miler I did Sunday.

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #30874
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Always

Even the little 35miler I did Sunday.

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I'm still having issues with my cough and throat. I've been through two rounds of antibiotics and my voice is still raspy. I haven't been on the bike since July 5th when I tasted asphalt at 20 mph.

I'll see an ENT dr on Friday but one way or another, I'm riding on Saturday morning. I may only average 16-18 mph but I'm riding. Strangely enough, I feel capable of some big miles....on a relatively flat course.

After the ride, there's football.

If my wife cooperates, it "could" be the perfect Saturday.

If she sees this comment, I'm screwed.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:45 AM   #30875
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I'm still having issues with my cough and throat. I've been through two rounds of antibiotics and my voice is still raspy. I haven't been on the bike since July 5th when I tasted asphalt at 20 mph.

I'll see an ENT dr on Friday but one way or another, I'm riding on Saturday morning. I may only average 16-18 mph but I'm riding. Strangely enough, I feel capable of some big miles....on a relatively flat course.

After the ride, there's football.

If my wife cooperates, it "could" be the perfect Saturday.

If she sees this comment, I'm screwed.
Dood. You live in the desert. Its a hundredeleventy degrees out. Do the maths!

(yes, I'm teasing you! Hope things get better soon!)

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Old 08-28-2013, 06:15 AM   #30876
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:21 AM   #30877
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #30878
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:53 AM   #30879
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Now stop that.
Well, I didn't see any 'bents in their lineup, so I think you're safe.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #30880
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #30881
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I serious want a Fargo.

I don't want to pay for it however
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:24 AM   #30882
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I serious want a Fargo.

I don't want to pay for it however
Saw one person riding RAGBRAI on one. Among all the road bikes, those tires looked HUGE! I thought the tires on my LHT were wide enough but I guess not for some people
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:15 AM   #30883
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I got home latish yesterday but decided screw it, I'm going for a ride. It was sweltering hot and some humid, (for here I know it was NOT our usual paradise.), so I had a short ride. 18.5 miles. The usual boring bike path thing, out to Green River, turn back to the park, fill a waterbottle and home. Three and a half bottles to get the job done. Back feels, like a sore back. But, I think the hitch that is the disc issues is maybe getting better.
Figures I have an appointment with the spine doc Friday. We'll see what she says.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #30884
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headlight with AA batteries for a riser bar?

wife needs a headlight for early morning rides, but can't deal with a rechargeable or helmet mount. (don't ask,... anyone with an SO will understand some things just aren't negotiable.)

the challenge is that the bike she's using most of the time has a riser bar on it, and there's no horizontal space on the bar to mount a light, so rotating the light mount around the bar means the beam moves right and left as well as up and down. this makes it difficult-to-impossible to hit the Sweet Spot.

i know some of you guys have been playing with lights a bit lately, and i thought i'd check to see what latest info the collective might have to offer.
any suggestions for a bar-mounted AA headlight that has a mount that will allow for a little side-to-side rotation so that it can be pointed where desired?
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #30885
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Saw one person riding RAGBRAI on one. Among all the road bikes, those tires looked HUGE! I thought the tires on my LHT were wide enough but I guess not for some people
Depends on the set up, guys either go more mountain bike, (usually with a front suspension and +2" tires) or more touring with the rigid fork and 700Cs of some flavor....
....and about 150 spots in between.


Strongly considering grabbing a frameset around tax time and just throwing the rest of gear off my Trek on it until I can piece together the rest of it.
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