Today July 2018

bloaker

Maximum Pace
Nov 14, 2011
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Miura, Japan
#42
The shimano setup takes a moment to get use to. If you crank it down too much, there will be significant friction and the pedals won't even do a full rotation with a hard push. To get a good feel for the tension, practice. I have tightened the plastic cap as tight as I can with my hand. On some, it is tight enough, with others, I have gone with mechanical assistance and tightened it more. Basically going about 20 degrees at a time, then spin the crank. continue until it is too tight, but remember how far in rotations and hard as far as resistance I tightened it. Once the "too tight" pressure is discovered, loosen the nut significantly, pull the crank are off a tad, then retighten to just before that point.

All of my MTB cranks are Shimano M8000 and 1 M785. They are all trouble free.
 

theBlob

Bokeh master
Sep 28, 2011
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#43
I was out in Tokigawa today in the cage with my son. Jumping from river to river. Looking for insects. I saw a bunch of cyclists, like lots of them. None of them seemed to be enjoying it!!!
I wouldn’t have been either!
 
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#44
I was out in Tokigawa today in the cage with my son. Jumping from river to river. Looking for insects. I saw a bunch of cyclists, like lots of them. None of them seemed to be enjoying it!!!
I wouldn’t have been either!
Only way to deal with it is to get up at the arse crack of dawn. 4:00 am start today home by 8:30. Seeing those suckers just starting their ride, it looked just miserable. And some had tights and long sleeves... that I don't get.
 

leicaman

Maximum Pace
Sep 20, 2012
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Asakadai, Saitama
#45
I was out in Tokigawa today in the cage with my son. Jumping from river to river. Looking for insects. I saw a bunch of cyclists, like lots of them. None of them seemed to be enjoying it!!!
I wouldn’t have been either!
I was out Tokigawa way and was enjoying every minute of it. Was pretty warm out, but really nice. The dip in the stream directly across from the temple on the temple climb was the highlight.




(Sorry @Mlac Peek , didn’t get a shot of you as you were late to the party 😜)
 

bloaker

Maximum Pace
Nov 14, 2011
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Miura, Japan
#46
Fack me... day 8 of a migraine. It started last Saturday evening and continued through this morning.
As of right now it "feels" it has subsided - but damn... I get 1 every 3 to 4 years. I just want to ball up in the closet and wait it out in the dark cool space, but work and kids won't allow it.

Tomorrow I will test the trail gods and take shot at Fujiten MTB park. Hopefully my head it up for it or it will be an expensive trip for nothing.
The good news, I am riding with someone else, so I don't have to sweat driving with a headache.
 

jdd

Maximum Pace
Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
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Kanazawa
#50
I have a summer jersey that I wouldn't go out without. Something about the sleeves wicks the sweat well besides keeping the sun off. (and less sun goop needed)