What did you do with your bike(s) today?

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby nezumi » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:46 pm

Not today, but Monday. Was stopped at the rear of a tram, hand on the tram for support, waiting for doors to close. Once they closed, I moved off, aaaand *crunch* *tyre rub*. I looked down and the RHS chainstay had snapped. Walked the bike to the side of the road, called the wife for a pickup, inspected the damage. It looked like the wheel came out of the dropouts after the frame fractured, given that the hanger and rear mech were both intact.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby bychosis » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:03 pm

Over the last week...
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Drillium enhancements.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:40 pm

bychosis wrote:Over the last week...
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Drillium enhancements.


lol..drillium, memories. This is for that obese cycle thing ?
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Kronos » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:20 pm

I refitted and got my 3T Eye working again on my Trek. That should be seen as an accomplishment in itself. It has to be one of the most painful devices in the world to get working properly. It's a wonder why anyone uses one. It's good when its set up, its just a total pain in the backside to set up. I worked out how to get it to upload to Strava just the other day (the 3T app is broken). Now it is set up. I'm thinking about getting a 3T ARX II stem. to mount it.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby g-boaf » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:47 pm

Changed wheels (alloy from another bike), swapped a power meter onto that bike as well and getting to grips with a Garmin 520.

The lack of touch screen is infuriating, things that should be easy are frustratingly slow to do, but it is configured how I want it. And seeing the gears displayed on the screen is a bit of a novelty (it discovered SRAM E-Tap on my bike) Seeing the gear battery indication though is useful. Phone integration is also quite a different thing coming from an ancient Garmin 800.

Otherwise just riding heaps.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Kronos » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:04 pm

g-boaf wrote:Getting to grips with a Garmin 520. The lack of touch screen is infuriating.


It always makes me wonder why they went from a touch screen with the Garmin 510 to a non-touch screen with the 520. For a computer that is that complex you would think it would have a computer. My 3T Eye by comparison is just a display for my iPhone which is running all the complex ANT+ stuff (speed, power, cadence and so on) safely in my jersey pocket. But yeah, to have a full featured bicycle computer without a touch screen, it seems like a step backwards for Garmin.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Ross » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:27 pm

Rode 30km to LBS that also has a large online Presence and walked out after waiting 20 mins to get served. Looking online at their FB site and also Google reviews I am not the first to experience this, but it will certainly be my last because I will never go there again. :evil:

On the plus side it was a nice day for a ride, especially as this is my second "real" ride back after breaking my ribs 3 weeks ago. :D

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby KristianJ » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:40 pm

First outing on my "new" ride (2011 Merida MATTS TFS 300-D)...about 22km around the Penrith area with a little bit of light off road, and got home in good time before the heat came.

Very tidy bike, although the handlebars are quite narrow (620mm) and I'm checking out upgrades. Everything else works well...I can certainly feel the benefit of higher spec derailleurs (Deore XT/Alivio v Acera/Altus that I had on my old Giant...plus the better gear/brake levers and the brakes themselves), and I'm keen to take it off road a little more when the temp drops.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby rokwiz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:28 pm

bychosis wrote:Over the last week...
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Reminds me of the Crane brothers.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:39 pm

Mine, nothing
Did start tearing down a mates old Spesh MTB, he wants to get back on after many years off.

I'm gonna be earning this bottle...
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Kronos » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:43 pm

I rode around in the rain today, I'm getting sick of the last 3 days of torrential downpours.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby g-boaf » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:51 pm

Cleaned and polished one bike. It needed it. Otherwise just riding that bike a lot.

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:24 pm

Added Shimano 105 calipers (NOS) to the 90s Shogun training bike. Which of course meant test ride. Love 'em, even with the OEM pads.

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Also, cold set an old-ish Peugeot to accept a modern wheelset and sized up some dual-pivot calipers for it. Trying to decide which groupset to put on, have a Tiagra 9sp lying around, so...
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby mikgit » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:41 pm

swapped out the knackered Conti XKing racesport 2.4 for a Xking protection 2.4... somehow the new one is much, much narrower...oh well.
Gave bike a quick wash and chain clean/lube
Took off dropper post and put back on rigid post.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Cleaned my old Wheeler up, so that I can use it away from home of a Thursday morning. :mrgreen:

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:02 pm

Not mine but I recommissioned my daughters bike after a little over 18 months boxed storage under the house, she's found a better place to live closer to her workplace 8)
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Not mine but I recommissioned my daughters bike after a little over 18 months boxed storage under the house, she's found a better place to live closer to her workplace 8)


So satisfying, bringing something back to life. Nicely done.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Kronos » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:41 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:
bychosis wrote:Over the last week...
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lol..drillium, memories. This is for that obese cycle thing ?


New old 6770 parts for today. I'm rebuilding my Trek 1500 SLR currently to internal DI2 spec with internal cable routing "drillum" as they say. The race bike project bike has been at a stand still for a while as I've had to source 6770 rear mechs... Seems you can't revert 6870 rear derailleurs back to 6770 anymore :( Had to source a second hand DI2 rear derailleur... blah... What an annoying thing for Shimano to do.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby P!N20 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:18 pm

Started building some new wheels for the Pinarello:

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Kronos » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:43 pm

I did a thing by fixing the old mans geometry on my Trek. The stem was mounted upside down... [in my best Mr. Squiggle voice.] I flipped the stem tonight and the next thing I'm going to flip are the 6700 shifters for 6770 DI2 shifters. Fixing the worlds problems one thing at a time. The 2006-07 Discovery Team bike is coming to life and I even have a 3T stem with the proper Eye mount on it. However, I'm waiting until I get a set of 3T bars that match it and a 3T seat post also... Too many things to fix... Not enough time.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:40 pm

P!N20 wrote:Started building some new wheels for the Pinarello:

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[/whispers]damn...[/whispers]

That needs to be hanging on a wall... :D 8)
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Kronos » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:27 pm

Today I took the Discovery Channel bike out for its maiden run with the stem the right way up.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Mububban » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:42 pm

Rotated the tyres on my road bike, first time in my life I've ever had to do that :D

Also while they were sans tube and tyre, I weighed the wheels with QR skewers and disc rotors attached (Giant PR-2 alloy wheels) - 1.095kg front, and 1.305kg rear (1.625kg incl cassette).
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Arbuckle23 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:18 pm

New chain day.
Bought a chain that came with a Shimano quick link. Never again, give me the KMC any day.
Nothing quick about the Shimano one, very tight to lock in place!

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:43 pm

Arbuckle23 wrote:New chain day.
Bought a chain that came with a Shimano quick link. Never again, give me the KMC any day.
Nothing quick about the Shimano one, very tight to lock in place!


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