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Old 06-14-2014, 07:12 PM   #1961
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I've been cycling recently more than just about anything else other than work. It's addicting.

Dropper post is pretty neat. It's so natural now to use it, it's easily used 20 times a ride.


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Old 06-14-2014, 07:23 PM   #1962
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See if cycling shorts are really worthwhile.

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Old 06-14-2014, 07:29 PM   #1963
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I think I use the dropper post more than my shifter.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:44 PM   #1964
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I think I use the dropper post more than my shifter.
Sounds about right. I'm glad I went for something with a decent warranty, but if it DOES end up needing warranty work I don't know what I'll do.
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See if cycling shorts are really worthwhile.

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Old 06-15-2014, 07:30 PM   #1966
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So Andrew, power histogram yet?

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from Bike Ride Profile | Sunday ride near Mountain View | Times and Records | Strava

5s: 917w
1m: 527w
5m: 265w

76.5kg

From a group ride, so no 10m/1hr. The 5s/1m test are pretty solid efforts, the 5m test may be a little soft. I know the perfect road for a 20 minute test, but it requires a 30 mile round-trip ride to get there, so I don't go often. Maybe this week.

Powertaps are cool. Seriously resisting the urge to pick one up and lace it to another Flo rear wheel.

e: Resistance is futile, just bought a 24-hole Flo30 hoop.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:51 PM   #1967
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I hope so.
$200 shorts should come with a happy ending too.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:35 PM   #1968
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I hope so.
$200 shorts should come with a happy ending too.
Je$u$. Is Assos above Castelli in the heirarchy?
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:32 AM   #1969
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Je$u$. Is Assos above Castelli in the heirarchy?
I don't really care about brands, it was the only pair that I tried on that I liked.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:10 PM   #1970
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That's the important thing. I broke my decent MTB shorts last week and had to wear my not-decent ones. The non-decent ones have the liner/chamois and shorts sewn together as one piece and are not fun to wear. Definitely worth the money to have kit you enjoy wearing than cursing the whole time you're wearing substandard gear, which is why I went with Castelli stuff when it was time to buy roadie kit. I thought that Castelli was about as expensive as it got, guess not though lol.
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World cup DH is getting exciting this year... 4 races, 4 winners and very close racing. You can live stream it all on redbull.tv



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Old 06-18-2014, 12:36 PM   #1972
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That's the important thing. I broke my decent MTB shorts last week and had to wear my not-decent ones. The non-decent ones have the liner/chamois and shorts sewn together as one piece and are not fun to wear. Definitely worth the money to have kit you enjoy wearing than cursing the whole time you're wearing substandard gear, which is why I went with Castelli stuff when it was time to buy roadie kit. I thought that Castelli was about as expensive as it got, guess not though lol.


This is really my first time even trying them on. None of them would be comfortable enough to wear if I was planning to do a ride to somewhere to walk around for more than 10 minutes. They are what I would consider to be while-on-the-bike only items.

I used them on a short ride with my wife the other night and its a very odd, but humble change. I think I need to move my seat position around now with the way they sit on me, but they did feel nice on the demo bike I sat on in the cycling shop.


I hope to get some more time on the saddle soon, the last 2 weeks have been crazy stormy with unpredictable rain and lots of wind.
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Let's discuss non-round chainrings.

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So your gear ratio and chain tension change based on pedal position? Interesting.
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chain tension should only really be what the derailleur can put on it on the bottom and what your legs can put into it on the top.


The theory there is that it changes ratios when your in the power phase to smooth out the pedal motion.


I have no input on it.... haven't seen one in person, and obviously haven't ridden one. Kind of neat... not sure that it would really help anything.
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It seems like it would keep constant torque to the ground during the whole pedal stroke, or at least that was the intention. If bicycles had traction problems like moto GP then I could see this taking off.

I only mention chain tension because it seems like you'd need a bitching derailleur to handle it and it could decrease the life of the deraileur significantly by cycling it so much more.
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I don't think that the (rear) derailleur would change function much. it would just be pulling against the spring. probably wear out faster like you said.

It might throw off your shifting (all around) though and you might need to go from a short to a medium or long cage depending on the rear gear and amount of stretch the big ring has.
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I've ridden the old shimano bio-pace oval rings a few times. feels weird initially, then normal after a while. Would probably need a power meter and some real testing to see if it actually works better.

I know it dicks up the front shifting pretty bad. You have to run the FD wayyy up to clear the tall part of the ring.
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Could/would you even run a front shifter on this? I just assumed you'd be running it in a 1x11 setup.
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you would still run a small ring.
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