Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   Addiction LXXVIII (https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1197210)

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21582118)
I believe it’s 11 30. I just find myself cross chaining no matter if I use the big or small front chain ring. I can’t seem to find a good gear ratio I like.

What are your chainrings? And do you need the 30t?

bampilot06 07-11-20 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21582156)
What are your chainrings? And do you need the 30t?\


Not sure on the chain rings, I would imagine with my rides up to this point and in the future I would not need a 30T chain ring. I would like to plan a trip to Roanoke Virginia and do some climbing, but realistically thatís not anything that is going to happen anytime soon.

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21582160)
Not sure on the chain rings, I would imagine with my rides up to this point and in the future I would not need a 30T chain ring. I would like to plan a trip to Roanoke Virginia and do some climbing, but realistically thatís not anything that is going to happen anytime soon.

Well and a cassette change is hardly something you get married to. You could try an 11-28, which would help with the steps towards the easy end. There are also 11-25 and 12-25 options, which tighten things up considerably if you can skip your current last two cogs. I don't understand why the 12-27 was cancelled in the move to 11-speed, but it was.

You can play around with a gearing calculator and see how options compare to what you currently have. Your chainrings should be marked with what they are; probably 50/34, 52/36, or (unlikely) 46/36.

WhyFi 07-11-20 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21582026)
​​​​​​A solo 17mph near century is a boring pace?

I should get faster :o

Well, it was boring at the outset, then my fat ass hit the hills, after which I was thankful that I'd taken it so easy early on. I did have a nice little second wind after a re-upping snacks/drinks about an hour away from home, though.

I really wanted to do a double metric today - the route I had planned is flatter and, pacing as I did, I certainly would have had the legs for it, probably at a little faster clip.

WhyFi 07-11-20 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21582069)
Are different 11 speed cassettes made for different situations? Example; is there a cassette better suited for hills, vs. flat land? This morning I was on the big chain ring up front, and on the number 5 from right on the back. I was cranking at about 105 rpm and decided to shift up, but it was a huge difference. My rpm dropped dramatically to 85 and I could really feel it in my legs. This old timer I ride with, swears I am missing the 18 tooth cassette, and thatís what I need for flat ground.

I imagine that you've got a 50/34 up front. With that chain ring combo, I really like having the 12-25 cassette - the spacing is great and I don't miss >25t or the 11t, given my terrain, which is more hilly than what you have to contend with. Just not sure when you say that you find yourself cross-chaining. If you are cross-chaining, going with narrower spacing isn't necessarily going to help.

datlas 07-11-20 05:42 PM

Mrs datlas gave me a COVID19 haircut.

Now she can’t stop laughing at me.

:twitchy:

WhyFi 07-11-20 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21582257)
Mrs datlas gave me a COVID19 haircut.

Now she canít stop laughing at me.

:twitchy:

poidh and you know this, man!

phrantic09 07-11-20 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21582257)
Mrs datlas gave me a COVID19 haircut.

Now she canít stop laughing at me.

:twitchy:

I went and got one from my barber shop, they had chairs 10 feet apart and bla bla bla, when I was finishing up another barber came in with no mask and started cutting a customer that didnít have one on either. I like my barber, but they lost my business permanently.

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21582257)
Mrs datlas gave me a COVID19 haircut.

Now she canít stop laughing at me.

:twitchy:

I took an inch off of AG's this morning.

My own is getting buzzed to a few mm again one of these days as well.

phrantic09 07-11-20 06:05 PM

It was pouring here at 5AM so I didnít get to go out. Taking the girls kayaking tomorrow so only have time for about 30 in the AM. Deeply disappointed in my lack of mileage this week

WhyFi 07-11-20 06:21 PM

Hair clippers finally came back in stock at my local Target. Picked up a set and gave the boy a much-need cut the other day. He slept much better without the equivalent of a cat sitting on his head during the warm stretch.

bampilot06 07-11-20 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21582246)
I imagine that you've got a 50/34 up front. With that chain ring combo, I really like having the 12-25 cassette - the spacing is great and I don't miss >25t or the 11t, given my terrain, which is more hilly than what you have to contend with. Just not sure when you say that you find yourself cross-chaining. If you are cross-chaining, going with narrower spacing isn't necessarily going to help.

Its 50/34. The cross chaining I am referring too, When I am on the big ring it seems that I am favoring the larger side of the cassette. Number 5 through 9 when I am on the smaller chain ring I almost always end up on the smallest cassette.

bampilot06 07-11-20 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21582292)
It was pouring here at 5AM so I didnít get to go out. Taking the girls kayaking tomorrow so only have time for about 30 in the AM. Deeply disappointed in my lack of mileage this week


Ill make it up for you tomorrow. :thumb:

bampilot06 07-11-20 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21582288)
I took an inch off of AG's this morning.

My own is getting buzzed to a few mm again one of these days as well.

My wife has been buzzing my hair since before we got married. Figured it saves me roughly 40 bucks a month. She doesnít do a bad job, Iíve paid for hair cuts that have ended up crooked.

WhyFi 07-11-20 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21582324)
Its 50/34. The cross chaining I am referring too, When I am on the big ring it seems that I am favoring the larger side of the cassette. Number 5 through 9 when I am on the smaller chain ring I almost always end up on the smallest cassette.

So you're often in the cogs in the ~15-25t region? That's not necessarily a problem. Hell, being in the big-big isn't necessarily a problem. Yeah, it'll decrease the mileage that you'll get out of some of your drivetrain parts, but whatever.

LAJ 07-11-20 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21582324)
Its 50/34. The cross chaining I am referring too, When I am on the big ring it seems that I am favoring the larger side of the cassette. Number 5 through 9 when I am on the smaller chain ring I almost always end up on the smallest cassette.

In my opinion, you need to learn your bike a bit. Every ride need not be a hammerfest, or a competition within yourself to bump up the average speed. Learn the big and little chain ring when you have time to absorb what's actually happening. Experiment. See what happens when you swap gears and chain rings at the same speed. Just stuff....

abshipp 07-11-20 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21582338)
So you're often in the cogs in the ~15-25t region? That's not necessarily a problem. Hell, being in the big-big isn't necessarily a problem. Yeah, it'll decrease the mileage that you'll get out of some of your drivetrain parts, but whatever.

That's where I live most of the time on the Trek, although with a 46t big ring.

Sometime soon I'm going to go with a ~6​​​​mm narrower BB so that my chainline is a bit better.
​​​​​​

WhyFi 07-11-20 07:00 PM

It's time for second dinner.

rjones28 07-11-20 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21582257)
Mrs datlas gave me a COVID19 haircut.

Now she canít stop laughing at me.

:twitchy:

Have you looked in a mirror?

rjones28 07-11-20 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21582288)
I took an inch off of AG's this morning.

My own is getting buzzed to a few mm again one of these days as well.

Mrs. rjones28 sheared me the other day, when it hit 100 degrees.

rjones28 07-11-20 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21582324)
Its 50/34. The cross chaining I am referring too, When I am on the big ring it seems that I am favoring the larger side of the cassette. Number 5 through 9 when I am on the smaller chain ring I almost always end up on the smallest cassette.

Use your front derailleur more. ;)

datlas 07-11-20 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21582386)
Have you looked in a mirror?

The front/sides actually look ok. Apparently the back is the funny part, and I am too askeered to look for myself.

#OutOfSightOutOfMind

rjones28 07-11-20 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21582332)
My wife has been buzzing my hair since before we got married. Figured it saves me roughly 40 bucks a month. She doesnít do a bad job, Iíve paid for hair cuts that have ended up crooked.

That sounds like a lot of hair cuts.

bampilot06 07-11-20 07:16 PM

I waved at two different sets of walkers this morning. Even said good morning to both of them, I got no response. Not even a nod.

Elitist walkers? They werenít on my fly by.

bampilot06 07-11-20 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21582393)
That sounds like a lot of hair cuts.


Married 6 been together for 12. A lot of hair cuts.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.