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Old 08-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #30631
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As a long time member of the over 200lb club and a former bicycle mechanic,
I can confirm that not all super light weight high tech whiz bang magazine cover
parts are the smartest thing for the average rider.

It's hard to explain to a customer that expensive and light weight are often
at the expense of durable.
I hear ya. As a long-time Clyde myself, I tend to overlook the newest, featherweight parts and go with something a bit more substantial.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:04 PM   #30632
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I hear ya. As a long-time Clyde myself, I tend to overlook the newest, featherweight parts and go with something a bit more substantial.
I'm not a clydesdale and do the same thing. Some of the stuff I was running I'd bought in the mid-90s. Finally had to sell it off to go 10sp here a few years ago.

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Old 08-21-2013, 07:37 PM   #30633
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #30634
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When I was at Auburn, I natually got to know some of the folks who worked at the local shops.

Chris Hinds was one. Chris was kind of short, maybe a little pudgy even but a great guy. As my college years ticked by ever so slowly, I began to realize what a great rider he was...
Thanks for sharing. There's a race in RI every year called the Chris Hinds Memorial Criterium. It's nice to know a little bit about the person the race is in honor of.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #30635
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Thanks for sharing. There's a race in RI every year called the Chris Hinds Memorial Criterium. It's nice to know a little bit about the person the race is in honor of.
I was wondering if anyone else had heard of this event. Thanks for mentioning it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:28 PM   #30636
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I worked with Chris at Providence Bicycle when I was back east. He was definitely a great guy. Funny, supportive, intelligent and way faster than he appeared to be. That wax a solid shop but Chris's presence really took it up a notch.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #30637
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Didn't even know about those. Thanks for the info.

Wait... "Not compatible with Ultegra 6700 or newer." There goes that.
If you happen to have 6600 or 7800 cassettes, they will work just fine on a 6700/9000 drivetrain. Or on an Sram 10sp drivetrain. I've been using the on my Sram bike. They work better than Force cassettes.

Some people have been able straighten large staples and use them as shims between the cogs and freehub. Mostly on Tune hubs.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:46 AM   #30638
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"...drunk or stoned"? hardly mutually exclusive terms,...

but seriously; when i first started riding MTBs, things were certainly friendlier; there were so few around that if you spotted one on a neighboring peak, you'd ride towards each other to see who it was. a year or 2 later, MTBs were everywhere, people got stupid, and in a couple of years, trails were locked down.


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Old 08-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #30639
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I worked with Chris at Providence Bicycle when I was back east. He was definitely a great guy. Funny, supportive, intelligent and way faster than he appeared to be. That wax a solid shop but Chris's presence really took it up a notch.
Small world!

Yep - he was all of that.

I remember driving over the Athens GA to watch him in the Twilight Criterium. The format was interesting - after a certain number of laps, there was a "win-and-out" lap. Chris blew by everyone else to take first place and end his participation quite early.

I remember talking to him in downtown Auburn after class one day. He was on kind of a BMX-type bike and the sidewalk had a big slant to it. Without touching his feet to the ground, he was going back-and-forth in a U-shaped path...backwards and forwards...

The guy had great skills and was definitely one of the good guys.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #30640
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Did another 27 miles today. I pushed, I stood up a couple times, I rolled some stop signs, I refused to coast downhill. I-- I averaged another 15.3.



Couldn't believe it. Oh well.

I did finally see some cute women on the road. I'm not going to leg hump but it does lift one's spirits. I saw another slow guy on an old Trek 2300. Can't believe that thing is still in one piece. I wanted to check his BB to seat tube but I didn't want to be rude. He was going the opposite way but I bet we could meet up for ride. He said hi to me everytime I said hi to him.

I passed another, faster guy going the opposite way. He looked like a decent chappy but I waved and said hi to him and he said fuck-all back, nor did wave or even nod his head. He some flash bike and I thought this fellow is the sort of fellow who would push me a bit, judging by his form. Maybe I'd break the 15.3 barrier, sort of like Moser. But then I noticed he was wearing a Sky jersey and Lampre bibs.

Well, that's it. You cannot mix English sports channel kit with Italian steel sheet kit on the same day. And if that was insult enough to the world, I noticed he had Nike cycling shoes. I immediately felt nothing but contempt and enmity for him. Some people know no limits.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #30641
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #30642
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Thanks, man. I polish a lot of bike stuff, on the side.





When you start bending chainrings over, you'll officially be into Cancellara realm.
I have bent 3 #2 front chain rings, and a 2, 3, and 4 on the rear... Thats on my mtb though not roadie...
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #30643
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I have bent 3 #2 front chain rings, and a 2, 3, and 4 on the rear... Thats on my mtb though not roadie...
Is that from power? Or, bad shifting habits?
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #30644
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Is that from power? Or, bad shifting habits?
Power... I dont shift for a climb....LOL
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #30645
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You live in Chicago-- what hills? If you're really bending cogs and chainrings like that, you need to go pro. Wait, maybe you are a pro. Who do you ride for, again? I know a handful of guys who ride for Flatlandia...



Serotta is officially out of business.



They have been purchased and will continue to operate, making frames for other brands.

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