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Old 05-05-2014, 01:01 AM   #1641
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Hipster-esque glory is coming...[/IMG]
nm, it's here.

This was a lot of fun to build. My first foray into picking components and assembling the bike, including assembling the wheels from parts. Built to ride with my buddies and enjoy the experience of both building it up and riding something different than the bikes I've ridden before.

Dolan Pre Cursa frame
SRAM Omnium crankset
Bikehubstore rims/hubs, Sapim Lasers, 715g front 905g rear
Fizik Arione saddle
3T stem/bars
Cane Creek SCR-5C levers
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17.2lbs

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Well done, Andrew. Did you stress relieve the spokes?
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:19 PM   #1643
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Looks great but needs a black stem.
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I spent most of the day trying to get my derailleur to actually shift again and having my rear brakes not stick/drag. Countless hours and following tutorials and youtube vids, I give up. I'm going full-homo and get a fixie
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I'm going full-homo and get a fixie
Saw this bike today parked outside the train station:




U liek?
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #1646
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Savingaids,
Can you please recommend a good fedora and Irish folk band?
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As much disdain as I have the for hipsters "riding" fixies, they remain a serious training tool for a new or experienced cyclist that wishes to improve pedaling and aerobic efficiency. I have trained other rides with fixies on restricted gear inches with great results. Andrew built one because he is serious about improving his cycling performance and is willing to do the hard work to make that happen. Riding your fixie with stronger riders on geared bikes will fix any deficiencies you have in your pedals stroke right quick. Kudos.
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I have trained other rides with fixies on restricted gear inches with great results.
You told me what ratio you put BID on at CVR, but I can't remember it now. I started with 81.0". If I were to get freaky about aerobic capacity, how low can I reasonably drop the gear?
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:32 PM   #1649
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As much disdain as I have the for hipsters "riding" fixies, they remain a serious training tool for a new or experienced cyclist that wishes to improve pedaling and aerobic efficiency. I have trained other rides with fixies on restricted gear inches with great results. Andrew built one because he is serious about improving his cycling performance and is willing to do the hard work to make that happen. Riding your fixie with stronger riders on geared bikes will fix any deficiencies you have in your pedals stroke right quick. Kudos.
That's what he told you, but what really happened is that we are now a cycling couple and nothing will tear us apart.

In when the CAADtrack bike makes it to production.
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I stopped my fixie experiment when I

(a) couldn't get the second pedal clipped for 30 feet.
(b) nearly launched myself over the bars when I stood up and forgot I had to keep pedaling.
(c) clipped a pedal on a curb when I couldn't time the pedal stroke just right.
(d) all of the above.
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I stopped my fixie experiment when I

(a) couldn't get the second pedal clipped for 30 feet.
(b) nearly launched myself over the bars when I stood up and forgot I had to keep pedaling.
(c) clipped a pedal on a curb when I couldn't time the pedal stroke just right.
(d) all of the above.
I have almost fallen off the Dolan more in ~20 miles than I have on the CAAD in ~1750 miles.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:40 AM   #1653
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What is the point in living in a life without a Hollowgram SiSL2 crank?
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You told me what ratio you put BID on at CVR, but I can't remember it now. I started with 81.0". If I were to get freaky about aerobic capacity, how low can I reasonably drop the gear?
It's been 15 years, forgot. 79" is good if it's work to spin it. If its easy, then it's too tall. I would have stuck you with something closer to 70". You should be working to maintain your normal cruising speed, not working to go fast.

Keep the first rides short. No more than 90 minutes. A good fixie workout can be had in 30 minutes (not including warmup). As it gets easier to do longer rides, do them. Give yourself a day in between harder fixie rides to let your legs adapt.

After 6-8 weeks of intermittent training/fun on the fixie, you should be spinning 95rpm everywhere all day long without thinking about it, and with a lower heartrate.
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Just did my first (part of) a group ride ever.

I had to yield and get dropped, but not before I was given a few tips as I was gasping for air.

Can't wait for next week to try it out.


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1.Seatpost was about 1.5cm too low.
2.Front derailleur for some reason stopped shifting, and was stuck in the big ring. No idea why, but i need to figure it out.
3.i need to find one of the crank fixtures bolts (the non drive side large bolt). I ordered one but it was the new bigger size, and as such my crank arms aren't tight enough side to side. That needs fixing before next week too
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Just did my first (part of) a group ride ever.

I had to yield and get dropped, but not before I was given a few tips as I was gasping for air.

Can't wait for next week to try it out.


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1.Seatpost was about 1.5cm too low.
2.Front derailleur for some reason stopped shifting, and was stuck in the big ring. No idea why, but i need to figure it out.
3.i need to find one of the crank fixtures bolts (the non drive side large bolt). I ordered one but it was the new bigger size, and as such my crank arms aren't tight enough side to side. That needs fixing before next week too
Cool, group riding is way fun. I push myself way harder, go way faster, and pedal way longer at speed on group rides. I was genuinely afraid I'd have a cardiac event tonight since my HRM is dead.
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I was breathing so hard that even though my mouth was doing the breathing, my nose was getting so clogged up, couple that with the "I cant catch my breath" paste growing in the back of my throat that im sure no amount of water would rid... I had to drop.

Made me feel more like a noob than I know I am.

Just ate a healthy meal and had a protein shake, hoping to get another ride in at some point this week where I can work on my power delivery more... I feel totally inefficient at what im doing when others are doing it so easy....even the 72 year old dude.

Also, the speed that gets ridden was way faster than I could or would ride on my own. I thought the aero effect of riding in a pack would have been more negligible, but as you close in on the rider infront you can feel it suck you in. was blown away by the effect of it.
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When you are getting started (first couple years), it is important to ride a lot. Riding short and hard will help you get to your current peak fitness. Riding more will increase the amount you have to sharpen and how tall the peak is. Also, rest is as important as your key rides. I came from a swimming background, where you are always tired. You can't train cycling the same way.

This is why people who are stars in other sports can be really strong on a bike after only a few months. They have already done the hard work, and they can just fart around and get really fit.

Also, don't be fat.
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I am not fat, but im a lot heavier than a stereotypical cyclist.

Lol.
Top heavy.
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Is switching from a 50/34 to a 53/39 going to make me significantly slower?
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