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Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by Peteaud, 30 Nov 2013.

  1. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    Cyclists, in general, don't look after their spouses well!
     
  2. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    Don't use sharp blades when removing old tape.
    Loosen brifter clamps properly when fitting or adjusting (don't graunch them around the bar).
    This way you will maintain the anodic coating and reduce the risk of the onset of corrosion as a result off contact with warm acidic/alkaline liquids.
    Also, wash your bar tape with soapy water regularly and dry with a towel.
    Otherwise inter-crystalline corrosion may sent in.
    Add constant stressing movements from bar rocking, which is probably more pronounced strapped into a turbo trainer, and then you get the onset of stress corrosion which will concentrate on any week points caused by the above.
    Then, before you know it, the stress fracture starts and propagates very quickly.
    Ultimate solution is either carbon or steel stem and bars
    Or
    Simply look after your kit, even if it is a hack bike.
    Hate to think of the consequences if the turbo hack bike was being used on the road at the time of fracture.

    Always remember the famous words form the American Marines Instructor.
    "Thats your rifle, thats your gun.
    Thats for fighting, that for fun!"

    Ignore this lesson and you may die!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kU0XCVey_U

    Walk the walk and talk the talk.
     
    Last edited: 13 Jan 2018
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  3. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    We've found a new friend in Spain :biggrin:

    Bike tours :tongue:
     
  4. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    Good to see BKool is now back on line because we are all stuffed with our evening meal and sat on our sofas.
     
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  5. Whorty

    Whorty Yes, the doctor did sign off the TUE!

    Location:
    SW Wiltshire
    I was lucky that it seemed to crash as I was warming down. Thought I may have lost the ride but looks like it has saved OK. I was hoping to do a second ride but that clearly didn't happen! Will try a ride tomorrow again after household chores
     
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  6. keithaitch

    keithaitch Well-Known Member

    Location:
    barcelona
    Happy to do all I can!
     
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  7. Breedon

    Breedon Veteran

    So is your HID happy if about 6 of us pile round yours ^_^
     
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  8. TurboTommy

    TurboTommy Über Member

    Location:
    Camden, London
    I was all booked up and ready to go to Barcelona in early December with the family. But then I got overwhelmed by a tsunami of crap at work. Bit gutted at the time. The missus wasn’t exactly overjoyed either...

    But on reflection, going there with my bike rather than my family, does have its own appeal! :smile:

    (And no @AAAC, ‘my bike’ isnt a slang term for my mistress!) :stop:
     
  9. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    Go when it's warmer instead.
    You will love it there even without a bike.
     
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  10. OldYews

    OldYews Regular

    Location:
    North Beds
    And.....never have steel/alloy bar/stem combination without a sleeve to stop dissimilar/galvanic corrosion. AAAC 76C careful..i get a bit excited now specialising in NDT/Chem processing! Don't get me going on Ultrasonic inspection of carbon fibre..etc etc
     
  11. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    I took my old bike and we loved it.
    Walked around all day looking a beautiful things, well at least I was, and at big unfinished cathedrals and stuff.
    We ate loads of food and went into a lot of shops, cafes and even an aquarium.
    We also went on a cable car ride and then visited restaurants in the evening and ate expensive food.
    And when done we went back to our expensive hotel and drank expensive wine.

    Yep, leave the family at home and take your bicycle instead!
     
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  12. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    Don't worry, I won't but I'm sure I can find some nerds in the factory who might want to engage in such nerdy banter.
    I went to a meeting about surface treatments prior to bonding some strengthening plates onto the transition joint on a Wildcat (like a transportation joint but the tailboom is not a separate structure) and I couldn't believe how excited they got about gluing stuff.
     
  13. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    PS: What sort of sleeve would you recommend, shirt, jumper or jacket.
    I expect a jacket or jumper sleeve would be too thick so it must be a shirt sleeve.
     
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  14. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

    Location:
    LIVING THE DREAM
    We even have different glues and not just araldite and gorilla snot.
     
  15. keithaitch

    keithaitch Well-Known Member

    Location:
    barcelona
    She'd be bribed with a trip to see a friend far far away, or we'd go to France a weekend in June when she has to be in barcelona for work.