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Old 01-14-2008, 05:08 PM   #7891
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Bike Pron... I may just get one of these. Under $600 for the frame and fork.

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Old 01-14-2008, 10:50 PM   #7892
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Jamesginther Wow. That's awesome. What kind of sponsership did you get, if any? I can't imagine it's a cheap race. Good luck to you!
Sponsorship! If I was even slightly good I would have tried. I am just a hacker, our objective is just to finish and have fun.

It is a team race - there are two in a team and you have to stay within 100m of each other. This can throw up some serious inter-personal dynamics, not only in the race but training too. So far so good.

It is a very pricey thing to do, so far I am in for about $4k including bike and entrance fees. By the time I am finished it should be about $5-$6k each.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:21 PM   #7893
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chainring swap ?

Does anyone know if you can swap out an Ultegra Dbl crankset small chain ring & go from a 39 to a 34 with out impacting the shift performance? Or, not possible at all?
105 sti shifters & 105 derailure ?
Ultegra shifters & derailures ?

Iím looking at a couple of bikes with std double cranks & would rather have compact or a triple but havenít found one yet

Iím looking at used Lemonds, any leads appreciated
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:44 PM   #7894
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Compatibility

Shifting performance will be greatly affected. The Shifters don't create a problem when changing to the compact chainring. The problem comes from the front deraileur has too much large of a radius to mesh well with the 34 tooth chain ring. You can do it, but it will shift like pooo. Also, anyone correct me if I am wrong but I don't think you can put a compact chainring on without changing to the compact crankset. Sooo, compact crankset and deraileur and you are off and runnin'.

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Does anyone know if you can swap out an Ultegra Dbl crankset small chain ring & go from a 39 to a 34 with out impacting the shift performance? Or, not possible at all?
105 sti shifters & 105 derailure ?
Ultegra shifters & derailures ?

Iím looking at a couple of bikes with std double cranks & would rather have compact or a triple but havenít found one yet

Iím looking at used Lemonds, any leads appreciated
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:33 PM   #7895
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If any of you FF's are looking for an entry level road bike, I'm selling one here:

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Old 01-17-2008, 08:57 AM   #7896
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Does anyone know if you can swap out an Ultegra Dbl crankset small chain ring & go from a 39 to a 34 with out impacting the shift performance? Or, not possible at all?
It's probably not possible to just swap in a 34 tooth chainring. If it's a standard double crank, I'm guessing it's a 130mm bolt circle diameter; Nobody makes 34 tooth chainrings with that BCD.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:28 PM   #7897
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It's probably not possible to just swap in a 34 tooth chainring. If it's a standard double crank, I'm guessing it's a 130mm bolt circle diameter; Nobody makes 34 tooth chainrings with that BCD.
The only way to get the 34t front ring is with a 110mm BCD chainring (aka Compact). I'm pretty sure you can get a road front derailleur to shift it, but it won't be 'right.'

Smallest ring you can get on a standard 130mm BCD crankset is a 38t ring.

What are yer gears in the back? You can go to about a 30t rear cog with a short cage... 28t or so is better tho.

Old adage for figgering out gears and such: 1 tooth in the back is worth 3 in the front. ie: the 50x12 you have now is similar to a 53x13 combo. (for all y'all math geeks, the math ain't *exact* but its close enough for this wanker!)

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:17 PM   #7898
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feeling great, clocked 160 miles plus since New Year's eve this month, taking every available day off to ride.

Really want to keep this up, at least twice a week all year.
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:35 PM   #7899
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feeling great, clocked 160 miles plus since New Year's eve this month, taking every available day off to ride.

Really want to keep this up, at least twice a week all year.
Good job on the miles. I blew out the bottom bracket on my bike, so I was without for 9 days while they ordered a replacement frame (upgrade) and reassembled the new bike. I only have 115 miles because of it so far. I was refereeing basketball today (8 games) so I am not going to bike today, and I am doing 6 games tomorrow, so I will have limited bike time.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:29 PM   #7900
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Saw a couple bikes out today as I ran a few errands on the XR but dayum...it was cold out there. Mebbe I need to just suck it up and get the fuck out there
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:19 PM   #7901
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Saw a couple bikes out today as I ran a few errands on the XR but dayum...it was cold out there. Mebbe I need to just suck it up and get the fuck out there

Having visited your neck of the woods last weekend, I'd be scared of the narrow roads and shithead drivers.


We should go for a ride n ride this summer.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:09 AM   #7902
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Good job on the miles. I blew out the bottom bracket on my bike, so I was without for 9 days while they ordered a replacement frame (upgrade) and reassembled the new bike. I only have 115 miles because of it so far. I was refereeing basketball today (8 games) so I am not going to bike today, and I am doing 6 games tomorrow, so I will have limited bike time.
I figure I'm at 60% of summer mileage but hey, it's freaking cold out there
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:33 AM   #7903
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I figure I'm at 60% of summer mileage but hey, it's freaking cold out there
At least you are outside, mine are all roller miles. Our road SUCK right now, and the temp yesterday morning was -17 and that was without the wind chill that put us -24 and I couldn't tell there was a wind. Today is -6 with 15 - 25 mph winds and snow. I will stay on the rollers through January with the current temps and road conditions.

I had big goals for 2008 on the bike, and with the bike breaking and the crappy temperatures it isn't looking good.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #7904
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Saw a couple bikes out today as I ran a few errands on the XR but dayum...it was cold out there. Mebbe I need to just suck it up and get the fuck out there


Its warmer on a bicycle



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Old 01-20-2008, 08:51 AM   #7905
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At least you are outside, mine are all roller miles. Are road SUCK right now, and the temp yesterday morning was -17 and that was without the wind chill that put us -24 and I couldn't tell there was a wind. Today is -6 with 15 - 25 mph winds and snow. I will stay on the rollers through January with the current temps and road conditions.

I had big goals for 2008 on the bike, and with the bike breaking and the crappy temperatures it isn't looking good.
I'm bringin rollers up to Boston this week, just to maybe squeeze in a day a week on them in the hotel room.
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