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Old 01-22-20, 06:00 PM
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Leggo my eggo.
Okay, Eleven - no reason to bloody your nose.
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Old 01-22-20, 06:09 PM
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Hey Bah Humbug - I contacted Power2Max to ensure there were no compatibility issues with my crankset and Rotor aero rings. The response that I got was essentially, "yeah, they fit fine, but get Praxis aero rings instead - they shift much better... cold forged, yadda yadda"

Praxis only has them in a mid-compact in a 110 BCD, though. That would make my life 4% harder.
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Conte's? They do rides on Tues and Sat, at least according to their calendar. I cruised by one of those days on my last trip here and it was crickets - no one there.

I saw another group meeting up at a park along the Cap Trail, can't remember if it was Sat or Sun, but I was already at the tail end of my ride and didn't feel like investigating.
Naw not contes. There is a trek store off monticello it used to be bike beat. They have a pretty big following, The one in yorktown organizes multiple group rides, I would imagine the one in Williamsburg does too. I went to the trek store in Williamsburg a couple months ago and got invited on a gravel ride. There also planning a century gravel ride this spring.
I’ll just call them tomorrow, i’ve been wanting to ride in williamsburg it will give me an excuse.
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whyfi how much longer are you in the dirty south?
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Hey Bah Humbug - I contacted Power2Max to ensure there were no compatibility issues with my crankset and Rotor aero rings. The response that I got was essentially, "yeah, they fit fine, but get Praxis aero rings instead - they shift much better... cold forged, yadda yadda"

Praxis only has them in a mid-compact in a 110 BCD, though. That would make my life 4% harder.
It's funny - over on ST people crap all over Praxis and talk up WickWerks. The shop here likes Rotor and Praxis.

Hey, at least you aren't trying to get the SRAM aero rings I drooled over when I was starting; those were 54/42. There was no fatty/ novice option.
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Old 01-22-20, 07:07 PM
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Naw not contes. There is a trek store off monticello it used to be bike beat. They have a pretty big following, The one in yorktown organizes multiple group rides, I would imagine the one in Williamsburg does too. I went to the trek store in Williamsburg a couple months ago and got invited on a gravel ride. There also planning a century gravel ride this spring.
I’ll just call them tomorrow, i’ve been wanting to ride in williamsburg it will give me an excuse.
Oh, I know which one you're talking about - it's at the bottom of that tree-lined hill. Were they previously across the street? Haven't been there in a couple years, but I keep meaning to stop in.

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whyfi how much longer are you in the dirty south?
Til then end and then some. Not sure when that will be, but probably at least another week.
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Old 01-22-20, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny - over on ST people crap all over Praxis and talk up WickWerks. The shop here likes Rotor and Praxis.

Hey, at least you aren't trying to get the SRAM aero rings I drooled over when I was starting; those were 54/42. There was no fatty/ novice option.
It is weird - people seem to be polarized on Praxis, though far more love rather than hate (that I see, and yes, I've noted that on ST [I've been bored and looking at tire feedback and whatnot]). If I'm going to go Praxis, though, I'll be tempted to buy a take-off Oval crankset for cheap and cannibalize the (non-aero) rings.

And who you callin' fatty?!
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what makes praxis so great?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
what makes praxis so great?
Unless things have changed recently, Praxis and Shimano are the only manufacturers to cold forge their rings. Better stiffness, shifting, yadda yadda.
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Tomorrow morning is the day that I’m doing a 40 miler. I might even go crazy and do 42 we shall see.
I pray I have some feeling back in my extremities by noon.
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And who you callin' fatty?!
Me, because in 2010 when I was looking the 50/34 I had was often still a struggle. Also, at that point my FTP was likely south of 200.
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Old 01-22-20, 07:42 PM
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Me, because in 2010 when I was looking the 50/34 I had was often still a struggle. Also, at that point my FTP was likely south of 200.
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Oh. Well okay, then.

If I didn't favor the spacing of my 12-25, I wouldn't think twice about a mid-compact, but I do wonder if those two extra teeth would make me bail to the granny more frequently. I hate the granny.

Edit: ... and then there'd be two extra teeth on the granny and 36/25 would be my emergency gear. I'd better lose another 15 lbs.

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If I consumed food on the road, I'd be tempted to do a pancake ride, but Velo Vol doesn't carry food.
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Tomorrow morning is the day that I’m doing a 40 miler. I might even go crazy and do 42 we shall see.
I pray I have some feeling back in my extremities by noon.
If you're going to do 42, you might as well do 62 and knock out a metric century.
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Angle of attack is different if the pads are not adjustable in that plane. The rim might have bit of a V profile to accommodate brakes that pivot below.
But will it asplode? Seems the brake pads will wear to whatever surface they're offered. At any rate, it is still a rim, not yet a wheel. I will keep the group updated. If I live.
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If you're going to do 42, you might as well do 62 and knock out a metric century.
Not that I don’t want to do that. I don’t think the wife would be happy if I was gone for 4 hours.
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Oh. Well okay, then.

If I didn't favor the spacing of my 12-25, I wouldn't think twice about a mid-compact, but I do wonder if those two extra teeth would make me bail to the granny more frequently. I hate the granny.

Edit: ... and then there'd be two extra teeth on the granny and 36/25 would be my emergency gear. I'd better lose another 15 lbs.
Or... ride more.

Or buy a crap-ton of WW parts.

Back at that same time, I was envious of the Camp 13-29 cassettes. You still wouldn't like that spacing, I think, but you'd be able to run a standard crank then.
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But will it asplode? Seems the brake pads will wear to whatever surface they're offered. At any rate, it is still a rim, not yet a wheel. I will keep the group updated. If I live.
I don’t think it will asplode, but what do I know?
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seedsbelize thanks for the general tip in your signature on the Shimano 600 bearing surface curvature. I'm sure it will come in handy one day if I ever figure out what it means.
It's a personal reminder. I have a vintage Sunshine hub in need of a cone. I would like to build that wheelset in the somewhat near future. I have a shoebox full of partial hubs to choose from.
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back home, ac/heat guy fixed the heat. A motor burnt up, swapped it out good to go. Went to the air and space museum it was under reconstruction so everything I was stoked to see was under wraps. Got to see some cool space stuff, helped me reinforce my life decision to not become an astronaut.
Saw marine one heading to pick up trump from the airport. And dc traffic sucks.
They're putting together a B26 bomber in there. Maybe they've finished it by now. I'd like to get over and see it, as my dad flew them the last six months of the war.
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Unless things have changed recently, Praxis and Shimano are the only manufacturers to cold forge their rings. Better stiffness, shifting, yadda yadda.
Don't forget lateral stability
And vertical compliance of course

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When making pancakes (flapjacks), do you make enough to have one or more days of leftovers?
I don't make flapjacks, but I'm gonna say no to leftover pancakes.
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If you're going to do 42, you might as well do 62 and knock out a metric century.
The metric century was my downfall. I could be out of commission for another month because of that metric century.
I'm off coffee though
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Never. Leftover pancakes go to the trash
Also, I've never experienced leftover pancakes.
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