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Old 07-28-19, 05:32 PM
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Still having bikes with 27 inch wheels is your first mistake.
You mean he has been C&Vd??
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Still having bikes with 27 inch wheels is your first mistake.
What about 27.5 inch wheels?
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Old 07-28-19, 06:31 PM
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Still having bikes with 27 inch wheels is your first mistake.
I have 2
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Old 07-28-19, 06:45 PM
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May I suggest:
Park! Nice. The range Im thinking about is 0-9 Nm, i.e., the next size down.
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Old 07-28-19, 09:31 PM
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Thanks! Rarified air, for sure. Rarified power, as well. That's the Mount Evans Hill Climb, which starts in Idaho Springs, and ends at 14,120. 6500 feet of climbing in 27 miles.
Nice ride!
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Old 07-29-19, 05:33 AM
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Full carbon, full carbon rims. Made it down the nastiest descent in the world, at least in my mind.



There were some of these up there.




We were up there.

Excellent, @LAJ What was your time?

I wish I had serious climbs near me
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Old 07-29-19, 06:17 AM
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Park! Nice. The range Im thinking about is 0-9 Nm, i.e., the next size down.
Ah, the joys of crabon fiber ownership.

FWIW I also have a 5 n-m hex key for stem/bars/seatpost and use the big boy for double digit specs.
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd View Post
Excellent, @LAJ What was your time?

I wish I had serious climbs near me
I wish I had any climbs.
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I need to do more climbing.
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Ah, the joys of crabon fiber ownership.

FWIW I also have a 5 n-m hex key for stem/bars/seatpost and use the big boy for double digit specs.
Yeah, I have a 1/2' drive, which I use for lug nuts, the hub nut on the boat prop (only takes 10 Nm), and bustin' heads.

I have a 5 Nm key too.
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I need to do more riding.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Nice ride!
Thanks!

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Excellent, @LAJ What was your time?

I wish I had serious climbs near me
This is a once a year type deal. The climate is different, the air is different, the road sucks. There are a ton better climbs, and getting 80-100 miles/10,000 feet is a walk in the park, and you don't have to deal with this crap.

I was 2:50 this year, which was very disappointing.
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Old 07-29-19, 07:54 AM
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I need to do more riding.
I haven't ridden a bike since June 29th.
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I didn't ride on Sunday because July is loosening its death grip on the Ches and a day with good breeze and survivable temp finally landed on a weekend.

Tried out our nice new genoa furler. Kind of 105-level, in bike terms.

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I just met a patient who works for a wholesale bicycle parts distributor.

I half-jokingly asked if she could get me a good price on an Ultegra groupset, and she said she would be happy to.

#tempatation
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I just met a patient who works for a wholesale bicycle parts distributor.

I half-jokingly asked if she could get me a good price on an Ultegra groupset, and she said she would be happy to.

#tempatation
What about the rest of us?
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What about the rest of us?
Right?

#orphans
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I just met a patient who works for a wholesale bicycle parts distributor.

I half-jokingly asked if she could get me a good price on an Ultegra groupset, and she said she would be happy to.

#tempatation
DA would have been unseemly?
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DA would have been unseemly?
Correct.

OTOH, the new SRAM Etap is nice and they do carry SRAM too.

Hmmm....
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What about the rest of us?
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Thanks!



This is a once a year type deal. The climate is different, the air is different, the road sucks. There are a ton better climbs, and getting 80-100 miles/10,000 feet is a walk in the park, and you don't have to deal with this crap.

I was 2:50 this year, which was very disappointing.
It's damn good for 7000 continuous feet of elevation in those conditions! Kudos!
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Correct.

OTOH, the new SRAM Etap is nice and they do carry SRAM too.

Hmmm....
Beware the quid pro quo.
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Beware the quid pro quo.
Agree. I am daydreaming but would NOT feel comfortable asking a patient for a major favor like that. It's an ethical quagmire.

Sad.
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I didn't ride on Sunday because July is loosening its death grip on the Ches and a day with good breeze and survivable temp finally landed on a weekend.

Tried out our nice new genoa furler. Kind of 105-level, in bike terms.

Didja try it with a sheet on it?

Had you been furling by hand up til now?

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Agree. I am daydreaming but would NOT feel comfortable asking a patient for a major favor like that. It's an ethical quagmire.

Sad.
Just buy the groupset from Merlin Cycles.

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-102895.html

That's about what wholesale is for the groupset.
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