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Old 04-01-2015, 02:16 PM   #3061
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Friend of mine just gave this to me:



He went to visit a friend in the bay area who works next to a shop that repairs frames. The guy has a bin of frames that people send in to get worked on and then don't pay the return shipping. So he grabbed 4 or 5 and gave one to me.

Plan is to build it as cheap as possible into a nice road bike so I can get back into riding. My uncle has a set of 38mm carbon clinchers he said he would send my way and the rest of the stuff I plan to buy used or heavily on sale. I have a lot more reading to do.
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My good friend and main riding partner was struck and killed by a car while on his morning ride.
Wow, so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and his family/friends. Hopefully those responsible will be held accountable for their actions. It's never easy hearing news like this, especially when it's so close to home.
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2nd round of tandem parts ordered.

All frame parts ordered-RE;Raw tubes
shimano 105 -5703 levers
105 level triple front deraileur

Basically have it all now... just lacking seat posts, seats and a rear handlebar.


and I ordered a few bits for my carbon bike since im using some of the shimano bits for the tandem and putting the sram group i bought on it...

sram rear derailleur
GXP bottom bracket
Michelin pro4 tires since i killed the ones on it with the trainer this winter lol.


I have for sale a pair of shimano 105 5700 2x10 STI levers from the carbon bike if anyone is interested.
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BWR training last Sunday after 3 hard climbing interval days in a row.

miles 140.70
hours 7:58:10
mi/hr 17.65
Elevation gain (ft) 6,633

Longest continuous ride I have ever done. Longest stop was 10 minutes in a Starbucks for a panini and double espresso. My legs hurt now.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:43 AM   #3065
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awesome ride.
thats some mega miles.


Im interested in trying compact crank vs traditional crank.
34/50 vs 39/53 that i rode last year.
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awesome ride.
thats some mega miles.


Im interested in trying compact crank vs traditional crank.
34/50 vs 39/53 that i rode last year.
Compact is nice as you don't need to do much race pace group rides. The 50x11 is plenty when solo but the jumps to 50x12 and 50x13 make it hard to hang in a 30mph paceline unless you are really fit. The flipside is a 34-ish gear-inch low gear that will take a 3w/kg (sustainable tempo) effort up a 8-9% grade at 85rpm. Try that in your 39x23 and you need like 450watts.
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Yeah, there were a few rides last year that i was hammering on the lever (not really) looking for a lower gear. I was solo riding and nearing the end of my ride... so motivation was getting low.

this was on a 39x28 gear though, 36 gear inches vs 45 of a 39/23.


I need more time cycling now... i feel inadequate LOL.
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Yeah, there were a few rides last year that i was hammering on the lever (not really) looking for a lower gear. I was solo riding and nearing the end of my ride... so motivation was getting low.

this was on a 39x28 gear though, 36 gear inches vs 45 of a 39/23.


I need more time cycling now... i feel inadequate LOL.
You have to be realistic. Adventures rides might include hour long 9% dirt climbs, road races not so much. Even the TDF/Vuelta/Giro bikes are seeing pie plate cassettes. Being able to ride all day over any terrain, not drop below 80 rpm and staying aerobic is worth the minor loss of man points, trust me. The pay off is being 30 minutes up some god forsaken climb, suffering like a stuck pig and blowing past a group of guys on XC bikes like they were stationary. Skinny tires + wuss gearing = win.
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BWR training last Sunday after 3 hard climbing interval days in a row.

miles 140.70
hours 7:58:10
mi/hr 17.65
Elevation gain (ft) 6,633

Longest continuous ride I have ever done. Longest stop was 10 minutes in a Starbucks for a panini and double espresso. My legs hurt now.
Wow, nice job! Those are some great numbers. Are you doing most of your training on the Van Dessel?

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Im interested in trying compact crank vs traditional crank.
34/50 vs 39/53 that i rode last year.
I think compacts are great to have if the terrain favors them. I'd much rather be able to spin up a climb instead of having to grind away in a 53/39 if it were steep enough. When I do switch to a compact, it's often a 50/36 to help eliminate the large 16 tooth gap that a 34 causes. With a 27 being the largest I have for a rear cog, it usually works out pretty well.
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Wow, nice job! Those are some great numbers. Are you doing most of your training on the Van Dessel?
That big ride was on the Van Dessel. Most of the longer harder rides on it too. I want to make sure I have 8hr comfort on it. Made a few adjustments, fit is perfect now.

Oh yah, just ordered these, very, very bad boys.

Easton EC90 SL clincher disc. 28mm outsaide width, 38mm depth, Good to 120psi tubeless, no spoke holes to seal (no tape). 100x15 front, 142x12 rear. Hutchinson Sector 28's
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Wow, checks all of the boxes!


Would you stretch a 25c on there or ride a 28/ 32 to be wider than the rim?
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Wow, checks all of the boxes!


Would you stretch a 25c on there or ride a 28/ 32 to be wider than the rim?
Ha. Checking all the boxes would be Di2 (drools). Sector 28 refers to the model and size.
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BWR training last Sunday after 3 hard climbing interval days in a row.

miles 140.70
hours 7:58:10
mi/hr 17.65
Elevation gain (ft) 6,633

Longest continuous ride I have ever done. Longest stop was 10 minutes in a Starbucks for a panini and double espresso. My legs hurt now.
Just wanted to say congrats! That is hard for me to even comprehend. I ride a mountain bike, and I'm not in shape, and about the best I have done is 13-14 mile rides on my mountain bike, the idea of pedaling 10x that is something I can't imagine. Wow!
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Chooofoojoo is a crack dealer and I am an addict, so instead of cobbling together a 1x setup using used bits, I ended up with a brand new CX1 group from his shop (Mojo Wheels in Denver). I'm on a 42T front, 11-36 in the back, and it is perfect. The gaps in the rear don't feel nearly as big as I thought they might, and it's awesome to just whack up and down through the rear without having to worry about cross-chaining. I'm even learning to love (tolerate?) SRAM's shifters.

Rode it to/from work once this week, 6 miles of mixed gravel/dirt trails and 6 miles of multi-use pathway each way. I've been meaning to do the bike commute for 2 years and finally had the correct bike at the correct time of year to do it. The dirt trails wind along the southern coast of the San Francisco Bay and it's quite picturesque. ~50 minutes on the bike beats 20 minutes in traffic any day of the week.

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Yeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssss!



Funny you're quite the crack dealer too!
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Chooofoojoo is a crack dealer and I am an addict, so instead of cobbling together a 1x setup using used bits, I ended up with a brand new CX1 group from his shop (Mojo Wheels in Denver). I'm on a 42T front, 11-36 in the back, and it is perfect. The gaps in the rear don't feel nearly as big as I thought they might, and it's awesome to just whack up and down through the rear without having to worry about cross-chaining. I'm even learning to love (tolerate?) SRAM's shifters.

Rode it to/from work once this week, 6 miles of mixed gravel/dirt trails and 6 miles of multi-use pathway each way. I've been meaning to do the bike commute for 2 years and finally had the correct bike at the correct time of year to do it. The dirt trails wind along the southern coast of the San Francisco Bay and it's quite picturesque. ~50 minutes on the bike beats 20 minutes in traffic any day of the week.
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Andrew... Peel that damn green sticker off the rear derailleur.
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Andrew... Peel that damn green sticker off the rear derailleur.
LOL, I had no idea that wasn't a part of the decal package.

I am agonizing between the 35c X'plor USH and the 40c MSO now. Either would replace the 33c MXPs I've been using. Usage is 50% paved pathways, 15% hardpack dirt, and 35% coarse gravel/rutted terrain. Thoughts? Emilio, it sounds like you dumped the 40c Nanos because BWR has a significant pavement section and the tradeoff wasn't worth it?
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LOL, I had no idea that wasn't a part of the decal package.

I am agonizing between the 35c X'plor USH and the 40c MSO now. Either would replace the 33c MXPs I've been using. Usage is 50% paved pathways, 15% hardpack dirt, and 35% coarse gravel/rutted terrain. Thoughts? Emilio, it sounds like you dumped the 40c Nanos because BWR has a significant pavement section and the tradeoff wasn't worth it?
Exactly.
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WTB Nano 40C are great dirt tires that will survive pavement sections
Sector 28's are great road tires that will survive dirt sections

I assume you are only considering tubeless. If not, do so. Tubes suk. Think about pressure ranges you will actually run and make sure both the rim and tires are rated for it. The Nano's are fantastic in dirt at 40/50 and can be cranked up to 65psi but that's their max. The sector 28's are good to over 100psi but have no tread so traction is scarce even when dropped to 45/55 say.
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I'm running Clement MXPs at 60psi with tubes right now and that's as high as I want to go. With an eye towards optimizing for my specific commute route, I'm leaning towards a 40c because I'm willing to sacrifice a little pavement speed in exchange for comfort and speed on the gravel half. Nothing Clement makes right now is tubeless compatible, so it looks like a tubeless 40c Nano is what I want?
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