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Old 06-19-2014, 12:50 PM   #1981
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Man, I'm so tempted by older MTB's. This just came up locally.

Specialized FSR Ground Control

1998 Specialized Gound Control FSR Extreme - BikePedia

Really, really tempted to offer the guy $150 for it, then combine all the best parts from my 1999 GT Zaskar on it, and rebuild the Zaskar as a bald-tire fun bike. Then I could sell off my Curtlo cyclocross/townie bike.

Hmm.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:44 PM   #1982
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you would still run a small ring.
Biopace were opposite location of larger radius vs crank position.

Froome used non- round rings in last year's TdF. More non-round in time trial stages. These were tried in 80's or 90's and did not catch on. The theory at that time is that the recovery portion of each stroke became too short. Not sure what may be done differently now by "Rotor" that would change that. Possibly, they just need muscle specificity adjustment time that was not given back then.

Bottom line, like a larger ring in the down stroke, smaller ring over the top, where less force is generated. Ergo, more time (degrees of revolution) when one can generate force, less time during the dead areas.

I have not tried them, but have friend that does like them, and he is riding stronger and longer than ever.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:51 PM   #1983
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In reading reviews of Osymmetric/Rotor rings, the response is overall positive. Seriously considering a set for my bike since I need a smaller inner ring anyway.

Was kind of expecting a bunch of "they're all gonna laugh at you!" responses.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:01 PM   #1984
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What's kind of interesting is that there are two players in the "non-round chainring" game, Rotor and Osymetric, and they have slightly divergent ideas about what shape to use other than, you know, round.

Rotor only makes (unless I'm wrong) oval rings:



While Osymetric makes ovals, rounded hexagons, and.. whatever this is called (cammed chainring?):
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:45 PM   #1985
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Let's discuss non-round chainrings.

That paint, my favorite paint on a CAAD10.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:20 PM   #1986
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Just noticed that bike has the same type of saddle as what I put on mine but leaned way back. I did level out my saddle once you pointed out how angled forward it was (my nether regions thank you for spotting that) but that looks like he's going to be slipping off the back to me.

Any thoughts for how best to strip the clear coat and decals from my bike? The aluminum under the clear is oxidized and not really worth showing off so I think I'll go ahead and repaint.

EDIT - It may be worth pointing out that there is aluminum and carbon in my frame.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:37 PM   #1987
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Just noticed that bike has the same type of saddle as what I put on mine but leaned way back. I did level out my saddle once you pointed out how angled forward it was (my nether regions thank you for spotting that) but that looks like he's going to be slipping off the back to me.

Any thoughts for how best to strip the clear coat and decals from my bike? The aluminum under the clear is oxidized and not really worth showing off so I think I'll go ahead and repaint.

EDIT - It may be worth pointing out that there is aluminum and carbon in my frame.
I'd probably start by selling it and buying a CAAD10.

lol

Rubberized tape (masking) and spray aircraft stripper?
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:35 PM   #1988
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Masking tape over the carbon and stripper on the aluminum parts? Could work. In searching there doesn't seem to be an ideal solution for removing the cleared-over decals from the carbon downtube. Might settle for just scuffing up the clear and painting over with a semi-gloss paint to try and conceal the telltale decal bulge.
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Moved my seat forward half an inch and in doing so, I think the nose of the seat went down.


Crazy crazy numbness today on my ride.

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Moved my seat forward half an inch and in doing so, I think the nose of the seat went down.
Wtf? Go get a basic bike fit, dude. Half an inch is a huge adjustment. I agonize over millimeters.
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ive done all of the measurements and fit myself. It worked fine.

Im just trying things out to see how they feel. this was a fail.
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Looked at pic I took on the ride.

Verified, seat angle is way off.





Edit. And apparently the IB app sucks with attachments
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:40 AM   #1993
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Looked at pic I took on the ride.

Verified, seat angle is way off.





Edit. And apparently the IB app sucks with attachments
lol @ luggage.
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Wtf? Go get a basic bike fit, dude. Half an inch is a huge adjustment. I agonize over millimeters.
I give him a few dozen more posts before he ends-up with a 2-3cm smaller CAAD10.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:07 AM   #1995
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BTW, I rode a mile on a SWORKS!!! Venge yesterday with Zipp 101s and SRAM Red; I love my bicycle.
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lol @ luggage.
Still riding with the bag instead of a Jersey. I will try my dads jersey he just bought, but I seriously doubt it will be an OMG I need this moment.

Cant justify spending $ on some things like a shirt with pockets when I really don't need it.
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Let me try this again: without the app...

Riding bikes on country roundabouts is scary. People in North America cant handle roundabouts, let alone cyclists on roundabouts.


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Many can't handle intersections. I nearly T-boned some fat idiot who let his Silverado creep forward into my path while he was looking in the back of the cab and putting his seatbelt on.

Trey - does that mean you prefer your CAAD or is that "I love my bike" the same way that a married man says "I love my wife" after a younger lady walks past?

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Many can't handle intersections. I nearly T-boned some fat idiot who let his Silverado creep forward into my path while he was looking in the back of the cab and putting his seatbelt on.

Trey - does that mean you prefer your CAAD or is that "I love my bike" the same way that a married man says "I love my wife" after a younger lady walks past?
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I prefer my ride, and even if I preferred the Venge it isn't $5000 better.
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Oh yeah, and I'm getting the miles in lately. Reset my personal "longest ride" record several times in the last few weeks with a few 30ish mile treks and then did a metric. Learned to carry snacks after the metric.

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