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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #50: July 21, 2017, 02:14:22 PM »
That was a pretty cromulent stage in the Massif du Jura.  I hope that stays on the route going forward, especially now that Puy de Dome seems to be permanently off the table. 

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« Reply #51: July 21, 2017, 03:39:52 PM »
That was a pretty cromulent stage in the Massif du Jura.  I hope that stays on the route going forward, especially now that Puy de Dome seems to be permanently off the table. 
the Peysourde/Peryragudes stage was pretty nice, and the Rodez finish was great.  The Jura stage was the one with where Thomas and Porte crashed out?

Amazing that Froome is leading more or less because of the time gained in the prologue. Just one more mechanical on Saturday, please. I also wonder how this tour would have gone for Valverde if he had not wiped out in Dussledorf.  I took Meintjes as my darkest horse going in, but I'm loving watching the Bardet / Barguil show.


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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #53: August 01, 2017, 09:24:31 PM »
Ty Magner won the Crystal Cup at the Air force classic this year.   He just won the first stage of the Tour of Utah, which is one of the two biggest stage races in the US.

http://www.velonews.com/2017/07/race-report/tour-utah-magner-wins-stage-1-sprint_445002

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« Reply #54: October 01, 2017, 04:14:53 AM »
Cool story about an extreme mountain biker going down the Ho Chi Minh trail to visit the site in Laos where her Dad is buried.

http://www.velonews.com/2017/09/from-the-mag/rusch-rides-ho-chi-minh-trail-to-find-fallen-father_449423

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #55: October 01, 2017, 10:58:55 AM »
There was a profile on her during the Vuelta.  That's a burly ride.

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« Reply #56: October 16, 2017, 01:19:00 PM »
I just replaced my chain - I've read leave the wax on and I've read dip it in solvent. I left it and didn't add extra lube- do I just leave it like that until the wax wears off? I feel like the wax just sucks in dirt

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #57: October 16, 2017, 02:51:13 PM »
I just replaced my chain - I've read leave the wax on and I've read dip it in solvent. I left it and didn't add extra lube- do I just leave it like that until the wax wears off? I feel like the wax just sucks in dirt

What chain did you buy that has wax on it? 

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« Reply #58: October 16, 2017, 02:59:29 PM »
What chain did you buy that has wax on it? 

might not be wax, KMC SL- probably packing grease?

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« Reply #59: October 16, 2017, 08:58:13 PM »
Personally, I'd leave it on.  Why create extra work, you'll have plenty of that getting the road salt off soon enough.         
I just replaced my chain - I've read leave the wax on and I've read dip it in solvent. I left it and didn't add extra lube- do I just leave it like that until the wax wears off? I feel like the wax just sucks in dirt

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #60: October 17, 2017, 08:23:31 AM »
might not be wax, KMC SL- probably packing grease?

Definitely not wax but grease. I still lube the chain up when I install it just to be safe. Trust me, it’s not going to hurt anything.

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #61: October 18, 2017, 09:34:07 AM »
thanks. I can't believe how many single purpose tools I'm amassing (still cheaper to buy the tool and do it myself than have a shop do it, and it's something relaxing to do, but still absurd how many of these tools I'll only use every year or every couple of years) 

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #62: October 18, 2017, 10:22:16 AM »
I've got a whole shelf of tools for threaded bottom brackets, and no longer have any such bikes  :lol:
thanks. I can't believe how many single purpose tools I'm amassing (still cheaper to buy the tool and do it myself than have a shop do it, and it's something relaxing to do, but still absurd how many of these tools I'll only use every year or every couple of years) 

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #63: October 19, 2017, 11:59:33 AM »
thanks. I can't believe how many single purpose tools I'm amassing (still cheaper to buy the tool and do it myself than have a shop do it, and it's something relaxing to do, but still absurd how many of these tools I'll only use every year or every couple of years) 

I inherited a Park shop stand this year (shop cost: $1,200) and it's made life so much easier than the consumer level one I've had for years.  One thing you have to get if you're going to be doing your own maintenance is a good torque wrench, takes the overtightening paranoia out of the equation altogether.

Threaded bottom brackets.  Talk about old school. 

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #64: October 19, 2017, 12:01:28 PM »
I inherited a Park shop stand this year (shop cost: $1,200) and it's made life so much easier than the consumer level one I've had for years.  One thing you have to get if you're going to be doing your own maintenance is a good torque wrench, takes the overtightening paranoia out of the equation altogether.

Threaded bottom brackets.  Talk about old school. 

The torque wrench is one of the first things that I bought. At least that's useful for more than just bikes - pedal wrenches, not so much

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #65: November 08, 2017, 06:00:28 PM »
Got a fixie for around the neighborhood/cold weather rides - the bike is fun as anything, but 15 miles without coasting feels like 50 on a roadbike

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #66: December 13, 2017, 01:03:19 PM »
Froome's dominance just got an explanation

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Re: Cycling in 2017
« Reply #67: December 13, 2017, 04:13:43 PM »
Froome's dominance just got an explanation
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