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Old 08-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #30706
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I rarely use all the gears, and some get a lot more use than the others. When those wear out on the SRAM, I'll be forced to spend a lot of money buying a whole new cassette, rather than just replacing the three gears that are worn out.
Don't work like that. You get a whole cassette or nothing.

Gone are the days of shops having a wall of cogs and you can mix and match your own freewheel.

My Wickwerks rings came today. Gonna install em tomorrow. Did starts today instead of run-ups. Boy howdy did THAT suck with a 50t ring!

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Old 08-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #30707
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Ka-blooey!

So this is why my freehub felt so strange...



Feels like the hub bearings are going as well. Must be my Cavendish-like power output.

Time to call Hed and see how their warranty stacks up.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #30708
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Ka-blooey!

So this is why my freehub felt so strange...



Feels like the hub bearings are going as well. Must be my Cavendish-like power output.
or, HED is junk. never heard of them, so I dunno either way.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #30709
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or, HED is junk. never heard of them, so I dunno either way.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=hed+wheel+reviews
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:26 AM   #30710
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well, they might make fancy wheels, but their freehubs are made of soft metal, not properly hardened, if that picture above is any example.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:48 AM   #30711
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I did a nice 23 miles today.
15.3 miles per hour.
7 m/s is not shabby. When you put on your Lotto suit, the aero benefits should easily give you another .1m/s gain

Strange about the group, maybe you were better off riding by yourself.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:39 AM   #30712
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well, they might make fancy wheels, but their freehubs are made of soft metal, not properly hardened, if that picture above is any example.
Lots of the fancy wheels have AL freehub bodies. Saves weight ya know.

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:22 AM   #30713
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or, HED is junk. never heard of them, so I dunno either way.

Never heard of HED?





Ever heard of Mavic?

(just checking)
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:26 AM   #30714
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7 m/s is not shabby. When you put on your Lotto suit, the aero benefits should easily give you another .1m/s gain

Strange about the group, maybe you were better off riding by yourself.
Make me laugh... just wait until I shave my legs!


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I don't know about the group. I'm not part of it. I just don't know why those folks are such a clique. Maybe I'm used to advrider thing where when you see a fellow loaded for travel 95% of the time they good for a chat, some information, a laugh, etc.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #30715
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I don't know about the group. I'm not part of it. I just don't know why those folks are such a clique. Maybe I'm used to advrider thing where when you see a fellow loaded for travel 95% of the time they good for a chat, some information, a laugh, etc.
I think the proportion of attitude is in an inverse relation to the amount of clothing you're wearing. Dudes standing around in lycra don't want to seem TOO friendly. NTTAWWT.

I know what you mean, though.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:04 AM   #30716
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Those things are gorgeous.
Thanks, man. I polish a lot of bike stuff, on the side.

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Feels like the hub bearings are going as well. Must be my Cavendish-like power output.


When you start bending chainrings over, you'll officially be into Cancellara realm.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #30717
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I think the proportion of attitude is in an inverse relation to the amount of clothing you're wearing. Dudes standing around in lycra don't want to seem TOO friendly. NTTAWWT.
I think you're dead-on. There's a definite difference in people, when they're in lycra versus their street clothes. Must be why cyclotourists and baggy MTBers are so friendly.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:19 AM   #30718
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I think you're dead-on. There's a definite difference in people, when they're in lycra versus their street clothes. Must be why cyclotourists and baggy MTBers are so friendly.
MTBers aren't friendly, they're drunk or stoned.



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Old 08-21-2013, 08:33 AM   #30719
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MTBers aren't friendly, they're drunk or stoned.



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I've met a few of those, too. Damned fast, as well.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:44 AM   #30720
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I think you're dead-on. There's a definite difference in people, when they're in lycra versus their street clothes. Must be why cyclotourists and baggy MTBers are so friendly.
Think about what happens when mtb riders who have never met before get together for a group ride. What's the worst thing that can happen? Because of varying levels of skill and conditioning, some will have trouble keeping up. Crashes, if they happen at all, occur at low speeds on dirt, the usual result being a scrape or buise, if that. Road riding is an entirely different proposition. Here you have riders bunched up very closely to draft one another, traveling at much higher speeds on very unforgiving pavement, and having to deal with motorized traffic. The potential hazards this involves are multiplied if the group consists of riders of varying levels of skill and physical conditioning who have never ridden together before. That's why groups of roadies in my area aren't terribly enthusiastic about having strangers join them; the risk it introduces could mean that one or more of them will be completing the ride in an ambulance.
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