Today Today - December 2015

Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
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Kawasaki
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Lovely sunny morning for a ride to work.

Half-way to the office, horrible sluggish shifting. Here's why...

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Ugh.

I got to the office OK. I have everything I need to fix it... at home. My dilemma is whether to chance the ride home - could end up with no shifting at all. Or should I go to buy a new shifter cable on my lunch break and try to sort it out in a rush with borrowed tools (but in the daylight!)
 

Doug3

Maximum Pace
Jun 24, 2010
720
179
63
Setagaya
www.tokyocyclingcoach.com
Turn in the deraileur adjustment screw to give you a useable gear for the way home?

Lovely sunny morning for a ride to work.

Half-way to the office, horrible sluggish shifting. Here's why...

Ugh.

I got to the office OK. I have everything I need to fix it... at home. My dilemma is whether to chance the ride home - could end up with no shifting at all. Or should I go to buy a new shifter cable on my lunch break and try to sort it out in a rush with borrowed tools (but in the daylight!)
 

koya_hijiri

Maximum Pace
Jan 30, 2015
107
61
58
33
Waseda, Shinjuku-ku
Out on the Arakawa today. Didn't smash any KOMs or break any hearts, just enjoyed my bicycle, the sun, and a feeling of being reasonably fit for the first time in a while.

I did, however, witness a fully Tinkoff-Saxo bekitted fellow drop his water bottle, then struggle mightily to unclip on the retrieval. #blessed
 

GrantT

Maximum Pace
Oct 2, 2012
1,765
1,424
143
Setagaya
While every other part of my body has pretty much recovered from the crash 1 month ago, some pain in my right wrist remained and has even got a little bit worse. It's localized around the scaphoid bone and mainly affects thumb movement. X-ray images taken on Monday have shown nothing, so I'm going in for an MRI on Thursday. Based on which part hurts it doesn't seem to be a fracture, so is probably bone bruising, or perhaps some tendon damage - the doctor was using too many difficult words for me to really understand. Anyway, should find out during the next appointment. No cycling for a little while as a precaution though.
 

TimeTraveler

Maximum Pace
Feb 6, 2012
397
104
73
Koto-ku, Tokyo
Started with this a year ago
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First, upgrade of wheels
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The flood gates opened and upgrades of handle bar and stem came next
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Another wheel upgrade, as I didn't like the look of the alloy brake surface
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Not yet satisfied, the groupset upgrade - Dura Ace 9000
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Finally, bliss!!!!
 

TimeTraveler

Maximum Pace
Feb 6, 2012
397
104
73
Koto-ku, Tokyo
@leicaman - hit a bad patch of head wind and completely brain farted changing it before the photo:ashamed:
 

Heath

Maximum Pace
Dec 13, 2014
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Kamagaya
www.nanairogakudo.com
A train out to Takahama and a ride up Tsukuba
The weather for this ride today was very character building indeed. Colder than death itself on the ride to the station in the morning, and very indian summerish after 10:00 a.m.
Here's how my Iphone saw the day's events...

At the top of the first climb.
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We managed to find rindo magic right in the heart of the Tsukuba Ranges.
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Moon and mountain.
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No filter.
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Kasumigaura.
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Tonegawa.
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TCC mansdem in action.

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D'Pioneer

Far beyond the black horizon
Oct 9, 2015
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Today I tested my new hub system some more, after refining the engagement angles to stop it going SCKRAKKKKKKKKKKWWWRAAAAAKKKKKKKKK-KAKAKAKAKA when it disengaged at speed

It is getting better and the test I did in true scientific form, which consisted of me putting my bike in the trainer, then suspending the rear wheel off the rolling friction part by jamming a spanner behind the frame joint, then spinning out as hard as a could in 50-12, left the rear wheel spinning for 11 minutes before coming to a stop. Amazing.
 

TimeTraveler

Maximum Pace
Feb 6, 2012
397
104
73
Koto-ku, Tokyo
F*#ken MINT, brother! You have reached nirvana. The perfect compliment to it will be developing the leg power that we know you are capable of producing. Awesome!
@Heath - I am fully committed! It's time to get some of that TCC mansdem:cool:
 
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Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
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2,525
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Kawasaki
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Got home OK last night with a two-speed grind, and replaced my disintegrated shifter cable. New brake shoes as well, as it was about time. And I washed off the Tamagawa mud from last weekend. It took the whole of this morning's commute for the shifting to settle down again with the new cable. Stop & adjust; stop & adjust. I must have lost my touch. :cry: