Page 494 of 494 FirstFirst ... 394444484492493494
Results 4,931 to 4,935 of 4935

Thread: The Lounge of Terrestrial Wheelmen

  1. #4931
    Crime Fighter Cam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Columbia, SC
    Posts
    4,039
    I am sad to see it go, G. It seemed like a good bike.

  2. #4932
    Crime Fighter Cam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Columbia, SC
    Posts
    4,039
    Itís crazy how my appetite skyrockets even after just a 45 minute ride. WANT TO EAT ALL THE THINGS!

  3. #4933
    High Plains Luddite George's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    3,983
    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    I am sad to see it go, G. It seemed like a good bike.
    It was, but it had a noticeable dent in the top tube and a couple smaller ones elsewhere. The paint was all scraped up from (I'm guessing) being locked up in the city in a previous life. I had it on craigslist last year with those things clearly noted and photographed and had no inquiries about the bike, even after dropping the price to $75.

    The rear wheel was slightly out of true (or I would have kept the mismatched wheelset), and it was ready for another overhaul, I think - brake pads, cables and housings, and new bar tape, if not bearings. Heck, I would have kept the tires and tubes to use on the Cross Check, except they were twelve dollar tires from the now defunct Performance Bicycle stores and a few years old. So the whole thing went, minus bottle cages and pedals and with a functional but slightly torn saddle installed.

    And, as I kept thinking of keeping it, I'd make myself remember the two times I was going downhill as fast as possible and encountered the "death wobble". I always wondered might have something to do with the dented tube, although online research at the time indicated it can happen for various reasons.

    By contrast, I saw a speed of 40 mph on the Surly on Strava a while back and it was smoove. While flying downhill like that isn't a big part of riding to me, I would rather not be terrified when the opportunity arises, such as when I finally get around to riding up and down Lookout Mountain. For those who don't want to click the link, it's a road ride of 9.2 miles / 14.8 km with 1,219 feet / 371.5 meters of elevation change each way.

    Lookout Mtn. in Golden, CO is not only a localís favorite, but itís one of those rides that people seek out when visiting from out of state (as is evident by tourists in jeans throwing up all over themselves in the summer, using a rental bike with a bottle of Fierce Grape Gatorade stuck in the water-bottle cage...

  4. #4934
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    6,045
    My half-assed repair job held up well enough for a bit of a ride today on the trainer. I'm not bothering to put the rear wheel back on when I take it off the trainer though, last thing I need to do is tempt the hanger to pop off again before the new hanger arrives.

  5. #4935
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    6,045
    As much fun as Zwift is, I sure wish the overall program wasn't such a horribly buggy pile of crap. Went to try to ride today and had it crash on me, but when it does that (at least on a Mac), it leaves a bunch of processes lying around that tie up the Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors, and in some cases prevent the app from logging in again, so you have to reboot.

    I ran into that today when it crashed, then on a subsequent restart wasn't able to connect to the trainer. It asked me to "wake up" any devices, and while the trainer was flashing that it was connected over ANT+, I still went to hand crank the pedals to make sure. That's when my half-assed repair job became no-assed and the derailleur snapped off again.

    Sometimes it's clear the universe thinks you should wait until another time to ride.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •