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bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
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So today was a much better day on the new bike. 2 crashes, but no flats! I will take that any day!!! My route selection was horrible! So bad actually it became fun once I accepted the pain that was coming.

Still feel the gearing is a tad high for proper low end, but manageable. Htfu is my short term thought, we will see.

The 33mm tires did well cobsidering the terrain. The new 38s have been delivered already so tubeless setup is gonna happen today.

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BeerTengoku

Speeding Up
Mar 14, 2021
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When you buy a GoPro mount that is supposed to fit your Garmin mount... but then it doesn't.
Out comes the electric sander and then flatten the base of the mount. Not fun to do, but couldn't be arsed to send the part back and try and find a new one.
 

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joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
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Happened to me before. Some super glue from the Combini will fix it!

Andy
Yes, and before you get to the conbini there are always zip ties (I always carry a few in my toolkit, they weigh next to nothing).
 

OreoCookie

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Dec 2, 2017
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And tape, I keep a bit of tape would around my pump. I have used it to fix a riding buddy's tire (not a permanent fix, of course, but it got him home).
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
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I needed some work down on my Campy shifter - per the website, the closest authorized repair shop was in Negishi. So I hopped on my new bike and decided a rain road ride would be in order!

Long story short - he fixed it!

Short Story longers - while waiting - Janet Jackson's Nasty Boys came on the stereo. I spoted his CD collection and it was a mix of 70s, 80s, 90s music. Nothing newer than 90s. Woot!

I also checked out the Ritchey Break away frame, some beautiful lugs and a Soma kids road bike....
If you need cycling hats, this is also your joint!

BikeTown in Negishi, Yokohama.


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jdd

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Jul 26, 2008
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Got a short ride in later this morning--looked like rain coming on the radar, but then that kind of disappeared. But the rain's here now, probably all tomorrow, tho Sunday's looking okay.

Re: the above beer talk. This map view is dated, and they've expanded, taking over the benri place next door to the left (kind of as a storefront, and more signage). It's just a standard beer, nothing craft about it.
 

joewein

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Oct 25, 2011
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while you may call this ludicrous AF, ... wait, the manufacturers themselves call it that. never mind
I would call their results and claims highly questionable.

No, one lubricant does not save more than 100% of power over another lubricant. You can't decrease friction below zero (which would already be an impossible 100% saving). Muc-off actually claim that friction losses with one of the competitors' lubricants were 124% to 195% higher than what they were with their product (which is not the same as a 195% saving with their product), but what this actually means is a 98% efficient chain vs. a 96% efficient chain, according to their published charts. The other two products were much closer to Muc-off's results.

As one of the posters in another forum wrote, this test is a hit piece on CeramicSpeed's drip lube. I don't know what they did when they supposedly followed manufacturers' usage instructions when applying the different products to chains for tests, but they most likely made a serious boo-boo when they applied that product for its numbers to be so far out of line from the other three products. And then they use garbage data like that to promote their product.

With ethics like that, you couldn't pay me to buy a product promoted with such, uhm, ludicrous marketing.
 
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