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Old 11-21-2013, 07:00 AM   #31816
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Heal up soon... but on the plus side; you are now perfectly equipped for drinking espresso and fruity umbrella drinks at the bar...

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:11 AM   #31817
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Sucks dude! As I was riding home a few nights ago my rear wheel caught a crack in the sidewalk and then rode it down far enough to make my butt pucker. Now I guess I know what happens if that happens on the front wheel
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #31818
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Ouch! Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:05 AM   #31819
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Bummer dood.

Heal fast!

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+1...sorry for your pain..and pinkie.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:13 AM   #31820
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When it gets below about 25*, my shifter and brake cables start to get sticky. I'm assuming it's the cable lube gumming up. Anyone have any recommendations or other possible ideas ?
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:00 PM   #31821
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When it gets below about 25*, my shifter and brake cables start to get sticky. I'm assuming it's the cable lube gumming up. Anyone have any recommendations or other possible ideas ?
Move to Arizona?
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #31822
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When it gets below about 25*, my shifter and brake cables start to get sticky. I'm assuming it's the cable lube gumming up. Anyone have any recommendations or other possible ideas ?
Replace them with cables that aren't lubed? I don't think any of my cables are lubed as in, have oil/grease on them.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #31823
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Heal up soon... but on the plus side; you are now perfectly equipped for drinking espresso and fruity umbrella drinks at the bar...

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:31 PM   #31824
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I'm right around 6,500 commuting miles for the year, was planning on being over 7,000 by the end. Probably won't happen now, was literally two minutes into my hour ride home last Friday when my front tire washed out on a crack on the sidewalk (still a mystery to me how that happens to 2.15" Big Apples). Felt my left hand get bent back, chin slammed into the sidewalk. I knew something was wrong with my hand, but being made of 90% stubbornness and 10% common sense, I rode the 17 miles home anyway with my front wheel wobbling against the loosened brakes (there's an argument for disc brakes right there). Went to an orthopedist on Saturday, x-rays showed a complete fracture in the largest bone in my left pinky, have a splint on now, cast tomorrow. It's not even a manly injury, but a broken pinky. Medical costs eat into the new bike fund (Surly Ogre), too. *grumble*




I'm sorry, I feel your pain crashing sucks even if you don't get hurt. heal up fast.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:36 PM   #31825
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Replace them with cables that aren't lubed? I don't think any of my cables are lubed as in, have oil/grease on them.
This, And tri-flo.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:20 AM   #31826
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Replace them with cables that aren't lubed? I don't think any of my cables are lubed as in, have oil/grease on them.
If you've changed out your cables and housing, chances are there's no lube in there.

If you're running stock Shimano housing, there is. Well.... was at one point. SP-41 housing ships with grease in the logo-d end.

So, change out your cables/housing to get rid of that.

Thus sayeth the mechanic

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Old 11-22-2013, 05:23 AM   #31827
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Heal up soon... but on the plus side; you are now perfectly equipped for drinking espresso and fruity umbrella drinks at the bar...


Getting a proper cast this afternoon, can't wait, this thing looks like it's been chewed up by a dog, and I don't even have a dog. Plaster splint is in three or four pieces, too. And it's not very effective for small cups.

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Old 11-22-2013, 05:54 AM   #31828
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If you've changed out your cables and housing, chances are there's no lube in there.

If you're running stock Shimano housing, there is. Well.... was at one point. SP-41 housing ships with grease in the logo-d end.

So, change out your cables/housing to get rid of that.

Thus sayeth the mechanic

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For years I heard people say "It's got the Teflon, you don't need lube." Then about 1993, Shimano started pre-greasing the housings. So happy to have the Japanese engineers having my back. And glad to hear they're still doing it.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:57 AM   #31829
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Getting a proper cast this afternoon, can't wait, this thing looks like it's been chewed up by a dog, and I don't even have a dog. Plaster splint is in three or four pieces, too. And it's not very effective for small cups.

HA... perfect! I can see your dilemma now; no wrist action to use the cup.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:31 AM   #31830
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HA... perfect! I can see your dilemma now; no wrist action to use the cup.
That's the best non bike pic in this thread. Heal up fast SV Dwayne. Looks like you're in the right frame of mind.
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