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Old 11-03-2014, 07:40 PM   #2681
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Made a big upgrade. Introducing La CAAmpy:



Campy Record 11 group, 11-27 cassette
Campy Comp Ultra crank, 52/36
3T Ergonova Team cockpit
16.85lbs w/ pedals

The Campagnolo stuff is way pornographic. Every single part is artistic, ornate, and feels special, the perfect blend of form and function. The hoods just feel right, far more comfortable than the symmetrical hoods on the 105. I love the thumb button and the ability to grab 2 or 3 gears at any time. I underestimated the benefit of having the derailleur move on the downstroke of the shift lever, vs. on the upstroke (Shimano) - the end result is that the shifts happen much faster than they used to. Top gear was 50/12, 37mph at 115rpm. New top gear is 52/11, 43mph at 115rpm. There were a few rides with the fast Wednesday group this year where I found myself needing the ability to produce power at ~40mph to keep up with that group, and the 52/11 will make that easier to do.

The crank is obviously stiffer than the FSA part it replaced, but also 300g lighter to boot. The bike feels like it responds to big acceleration efforts much better now, which I attribute to the crank stiffness. As an unexpected bonus, the contour of the arm means that I no longer rub the inside of my shoe on the arm (I pronate heavily on both sides). I wish I had done the crank a long time ago.

The carbon bars were done for the shape (I like the flat tops on the Ergonova), but I want them on everything now. The bike feels significantly smoother through the hands over high-frequency bumps, which I wasn't expecting at all. I'll be buying another set for the Dolan to replace the aluminum Ergonova Pro bars on that.

I tweaked a few other things in the process. Campy Ceramic BB30 bearings to match the Overtorque crank, Veloflyte headset cap to replace the factory Cannondale cap/crown, KMC 11-speed speedlink, Fizik tacky bartape. Only details left now. I need to swap the post for a zero-setback version, need to build a front wheel on a T11 hub and put the current wheel on the Kona, and then I'm going to ride it for a few years.

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Needs moar well lit hi-res close up pics of Campyorn.

It never ceases to amaze me how a simple thing like a bar or post change can cut vibration in half. Carbon fiber is such a perfect material for bicycle parts.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:11 AM   #2684
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So, my rear T11 hub aluminum axle cap was machined down by the steel axle, most likely why it won't shift properly. 2300 miles and the hub is broken, lol. I suppose I should have bought R45s.
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Take all those stickers off the wheels, leave one. CAAD looks balleur otherwise.
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Made a big upgrade. Introducing La CAAmpy:



Campy Record 11 group, 11-27 cassette
Campy Comp Ultra crank, 52/36
3T Ergonova Team cockpit
16.85lbs w/ pedals

The Campagnolo stuff is way pornographic. Every single part is artistic, ornate, and feels special, the perfect blend of form and function. The hoods just feel right, far more comfortable than the symmetrical hoods on the 105. I love the thumb button and the ability to grab 2 or 3 gears at any time. I underestimated the benefit of having the derailleur move on the downstroke of the shift lever, vs. on the upstroke (Shimano) - the end result is that the shifts happen much faster than they used to. Top gear was 50/12, 37mph at 115rpm. New top gear is 52/11, 43mph at 115rpm. There were a few rides with the fast Wednesday group this year where I found myself needing the ability to produce power at ~40mph to keep up with that group, and the 52/11 will make that easier to do.

The crank is obviously stiffer than the FSA part it replaced, but also 300g lighter to boot. The bike feels like it responds to big acceleration efforts much better now, which I attribute to the crank stiffness. As an unexpected bonus, the contour of the arm means that I no longer rub the inside of my shoe on the arm (I pronate heavily on both sides). I wish I had done the crank a long time ago.

The carbon bars were done for the shape (I like the flat tops on the Ergonova), but I want them on everything now. The bike feels significantly smoother through the hands over high-frequency bumps, which I wasn't expecting at all. I'll be buying another set for the Dolan to replace the aluminum Ergonova Pro bars on that.

I tweaked a few other things in the process. Campy Ceramic BB30 bearings to match the Overtorque crank, Veloflyte headset cap to replace the factory Cannondale cap/crown, KMC 11-speed speedlink, Fizik tacky bartape. Only details left now. I need to swap the post for a zero-setback version, need to build a front wheel on a T11 hub and put the current wheel on the Kona, and then I'm going to ride it for a few years.
YES! And when you shift the front on a compact, the ability to grab 2 in the back is wonderful.

I have only run Campy chains on my 11 spd, but next change will be to a KMC. It will take me a year to be able to report back, as I just put a new chain on. I use them on my 10 spd stuff and like them for both shifting and wear.

I have not tried carbon bars yet. Perhaps I should. The bike budget is getting bloated so I either need to transfer it to the Miata fund, or spend some of it.
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Any of you guys use rollers to train in the winter?

I'm going to get some- suggestions?
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I don't have any suggestions as there are a ton of really good rollers out there now. But, I used a set of Migura 15" rollers for years in the winter and it made my pedal stoke very smooth. Highly recommend.
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Any of you guys use rollers to train in the winter?

I'm going to get some- suggestions?
I too am interested in roller/trainer info. I'd like to have my bike available for indoor training since it's dark when i leave for work and dark when i get home now.

Which is better rollers/trainers in peoples opinion.?
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that bike is amazeballs. More pictures please. also in related news you
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Wheels are ugly, lol @ saddle position, rider is a Fred.
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Any of you guys use rollers to train in the winter?

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I always used a trainer. Nice to be able to take hands off bar to eat, change channels, etc. Rollers do improve your pedal stroke but take up more space to store and are generally more of a PITA.
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I always used a trainer. Nice to be able to take hands off bar to eat, change channels, etc. Rollers do improve your pedal stroke but take up more space to store and are generally more of a PITA.

I will be using this setup to train on my commuter bike, and I'd like to not have to physically attach the bike to a trainer every time I want to use it.

I see myself using the rollers a few times a week and still using the bike to commute when the weather is nice. I also am excited by the danger factor of falling off rollers.
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I will be using this setup to train on my commuter bike, and I'd like to not have to physically attach the bike to a trainer every time I want to use it.

I see myself using the rollers a few times a week and still using the bike to commute when the weather is nice. I also am excited by the danger factor of falling off rollers.
Short youtube clip of you riding rollers without hands on the bars please.
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I attempting explaining to coworkers on how a beer hand-up in a CX race gives you super power from the crowd, but everyone looked at me like I was crazy.
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I attempting explaining to coworkers on how a beer hand-up in a CX race gives you super power from the crowd, but everyone looked at me like I was crazy.
You're both right. Super power and partial insanity.
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The best info about trainers or rollers is that you get what you pay for. A Kurt is the only way to go if you plan on riding it for more than 20 minutes. Get rollers with big metal drums, the plastic gets worn quickly and the smaller the diameter the harder it is to pedal (and balance). Plus when you go to sell them, they are worth 80% of their new value instead of $20.

I am a fan of rollers. They are not hard to ride, especially the larger diameter rollers. No handed, looking around, in aerobars it just takes a little commitment.
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Got some used (barely) plastic rollers at the LBS for $40. I can ride on them, but getting started is hard.

Video to come once I learn some tricks.
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Looks like I'm doing the Rouge Roubaix next year.
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YES! And when you shift the front on a compact, the ability to grab 2 in the back is wonderful.
Yes yes yes. Hitting both buttons on the 105 would drop the chain like clockwork. The Record bits could care less - three clicks on both thumb buttons and you barely feel it in the pedals. I did a chain catcher for good measure but I doubt it was necessary.
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