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Old 02-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #1181
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I got you a kickstand for your 40th birthday, but it was on backorder.
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I got you a kickstand for your 40th birthday, but it was on backorder.
I'm 39.
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Right, can you not "skip" gears on downshifts with SRAM? I don't really like the way downshifting works on Shimano levers because it's not precise. One sweep can be 1-3 gears with a slight variation depending upon where you are in the cassette stack. It should be on gear per sweep, like a racecar.
Recreational riders love SRAM because it keeps them from flubbing shifts. Racers hate it because " I know how to f%&$!ng shift dammit"

Sorta like not being able to turn off traction control or skip shift a manual trans in a car. arrghs
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Recreational riders love SRAM because it keeps them from flubbing shifts. Racers hate it because " I know how to f%&$!ng shift dammit"

Sorta like not being able to turn off traction control or skip shift a manual trans in a car. arrghs
I think it's more like a sequential box vs. H shift. Maybe now that I have a working RD that doesn't have 1/4" of float on the upper sprocket and a few miles on the frame I'll change my mind. I haven't ridden with a group in four months so my riding is all casual.

I like the way shifting works on my SRAM X7 MTB. Sequential unless you are unequivocally shifting multiple gears.
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Recreational riders love SRAM because it keeps them from flubbing shifts. Racers hate it because " I know how to f%&$!ng shift dammit"

Sorta like not being able to turn off traction control or skip shift a manual trans in a car. arrghs
I never had any trouble shifting the Shimano. I've not raced with the SRAM but I don't see that it would be a problem either. I have a bunch of friends that still race and are riding SRAM. I've not heard any complaints. Now granted, most of my friends are just lowly Cat 3's.
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Microshift > SRAM
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You forgot "Old, overweight and slow" in your "recreational rider" slurr. All of which would be true statements. Before long I may put one of those little rearview mirrors on my helmet!
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I hopped on the scale last night and im huge. (187lbs... not a PR for heaviness but its bad) Im sure the week of all-inclusive vacation I just got off of didn't help.

I need some ice tires for my MTB to get it out of the basement.
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You forgot "Old, overweight and slow" in your "recreational rider" slurr. All of which would be true statements. Before long I may put one of those little rearview mirrors on my helmet!
You are still "somebody", even with the SRAM gear. One day, I'd like to keep up with you, which is possible since I'll be on Shimano.
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I never had any trouble shifting the Shimano. I've not raced with the SRAM but I don't see that it would be a problem either. I have a bunch of friends that still race and are riding SRAM. I've not heard any complaints. Now granted, most of my friends are just lowly Cat 3's.
I tried racing cross with SRAM once. I invented a new curse word. It was fun.
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Won an eBay listing for a Giant TCR advanced 0 carbon frame with fork and ultegra 6600 crankset with Durace bb. $300, not bad.

Can't wait to ride a modern frame.
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Won an eBay listing for a Giant TCR advanced 0 carbon frame with fork and ultegra 6600 crankset with Durace bb. $300, not bad.
Holy ****, nice.
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Bike Ride Profile | I hate Bo London near Lewisville | Times and Records | Strava

Feeling like a bauce today.
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My SRAM don't just do one gear per click. The up shift lever will multi click. Meaning Push a little and get a click and one gear, jam it like you thumb in a butt and get a get ish per click. About 3 at a time. To go down if you jab the down lever a bunch it will skip gears. Like 3 quick clicks and it will jump down that many. Still new to MTB and this winter and ruined any progress I made in fall.

Oh: SRAM X5 on a 2x10 29'r I might go 1x10. No reason. Just don't seem to use the 2 up front and really never use my top 6 ratios. Trails here are not fast enough.
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Holy ****, nice.
Yeah, I'm pretty pumped.

Going to try to do a budget high end build. Buy everything NOS, local ads, etc.

Wanna keep it all below 1k.

Using the 30mm kinlin wheelset I mentioned earlier.
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I would be afraid to ride that. It may be strong as all get out, but it looks incredibly fragile. Nice piece of art though.
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I would be afraid to ride that. It may be strong as all get out, but it looks incredibly fragile. Nice piece of art though.
You make far too much wattage to ride such a fragile mersheen. It's definitely too nice for me to ride, and I don't now how I'd post-up on the top-tube and troll Freds in comfort. I'm already too afraid to scratch my bicycle, luckily the chain already smashed the stay a few times and scraped through the anodizing.
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My cheap cyclcross carbon tubulars.
1185g (pair), cost about $450 to build from ebay parts and spokes from wheelbuilder.com

Unfortunately, safe carbon clincher tech hasn't quite reached ebay yet. My tubulars have old school slippery brake tracks and require pricey swissstop pads in the rain or mud.
The more i read into things the more i get confused.

Would you recommend tubulars for someone just doing casual riding and a few nice weather commutes?


I have been hard into the thought of the kinlin wheels, but im not sure how much weight will be noticeable when doing my casual rides. Making for faster acceleration and when aero becomes a factor.

on my vintage bike it wasnt a concern but now that im going to have a sub 20lb carbon bike i feel like it might make more sense to explore these options.





Secondly, how would you know what carbon wheels would need the special brake pads?
example:11s 56mm 700C Carbon Road TT Bike Tubular Wheels Wheelsets | eBay
I have inquired about getting wheels from this guy with more spokes... i think 20h in front on a carbon wheel seems scary with my 180lb body over them.
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