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    36cm bars,
    1x10 drivetrain, 54-11/36
    Lotta drop. 18-18.5cm about.

    1st major test be a 200 mile road race in appalachians.
    Im too damn old to be doing CAT races

    170 mile ride went ok, but that was pretty flat.

    Well see I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    You wouldn't believe the stuff that shows up at the Cat5 clinics.
    Precisely why I didn't bring my S2 to any clinics or 5s races. Honestly, I don't know if it will ever see a race. The CAAD is plenty of bike. In hindsight, it maybe wasn't the smartest purchase but man it's pretty and having a backup bike is good piece of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Hull View Post
    image.jpg

    36cm bars,
    1x10 drivetrain, 54-11/36
    Lotta drop. 18-18.5cm about.

    1st major test be a 200 mile road race in appalachians.
    Im too damn old to be doing CAT races

    170 mile ride went ok, but that was pretty flat.

    Well see I guess.

    that drivetrain setup is the most foolish thing i've ever seen on a race bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by the collective bf.net consciousness
    it depends

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    that drivetrain setup is the most foolish thing i've ever seen on a race bike.
    Matched with the fact that it is a TT frameset...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Matched with the fact that it is a TT frameset...
    36 bars on a 56? frame is a bit odd too, although I guess that's trendy now.

    Points for out of the box thinking, but there's a reason most conventions are that way.
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    Due to a crash on Saturday, this was the bike I raced on Sunday. The bike was certainly not my limiting factor.



    Nothing but compliments from the local peleton. (Except for a couple of my Campy-philic teammates who gave me a raft of sh*t for having Ultegra pedals.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Matched with the fact that it is a TT frameset...
    "that drivetrain setup is the most foolish thing i've ever seen on a race bike."

    Sigh. Whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Hull View Post
    "that drivetrain setup is the most foolish thing i've ever seen on a race bike."

    Sigh. Whatever.
    Do explain the logic.
    Are you a tri guy transitioning?
    What gear will you be climbing the Appalachians in?
    55-36 is still a substantial gear.
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    At a glance the setup makes little sense, so I can quite understand why people react that way. I'm sometimes surprised by the vehemence of those opinions, but after all this is an internet forum.

    I don't do anything without thinking it through 1000 times. There's no merit in looking different just to look different.

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    Please help us understand the rationale behind that gearing and why you are using a TT frame as a road bike.

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    ^^ can you post the link to the road race through the appalachians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Due to a crash on Saturday, this was the bike I raced on Sunday. The bike was certainly not my limiting factor.



    Nothing but compliments from the local peleton. (Except for a couple of my Campy-philic teammates who gave me a raft of sh*t for having Ultegra pedals.)
    I had an identical stem on a bike years ago. When sprinting it would bend around like it was made out of rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Hull View Post
    At a glance the setup makes little sense, so I can quite understand why people react that way. I'm sometimes surprised by the vehemence of those opinions, but after all this is an internet forum.

    I don't do anything without thinking it through 1000 times. There's no merit in looking different just to look different.
    Evidently these guys weren't among those of us who were entertained by your 1x10 thread in the 41.

    Personally I'm most intrigued by the saddle. Does it help you tolerate that extreme drop?

    Post a report of the road race in the race report thread, tell us how it works out.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    54x36 is actually really easy. Similar to a 50x33. Is this about weight savings or just simplicity?

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    Rather than wear myself explaining it, though, i'd be more interested to see what the results are. It is a timed race, it is 208 miles with 16000ft of climbing; many choose to do it as a relay, but certainly there will be plenty of people there of physical ability comparable or superior to mine-

    How will do I do against them?
    How will I do against the clock?
    How would I do against you?

    Not as concerned about proving it some anonymous dude on an internet forum.

    The question was valid, though- will go to 50 or 52 for competition. 54/55 for training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Hull View Post
    Rather than wear myself explaining it, though, i'd be more interested to see what the results are. It is a timed race, it is 208 miles with 16000ft of climbing; many choose to do it as a relay, but certainly there will be plenty of people there of physical ability comparable or superior to mine-

    How will do I do against them?
    How will I do against the clock?
    How would I do against you?

    Not as concerned about proving it some anonymous dude on an internet forum.

    The question was valid, though- will go to 50 or 52 for competition. 54/55 for training.
    Everything must be proven and/or defended on the internet...

    Is this a race or a Fondo?

    In answering your question: I'd do awesome cuz that's what I am...
    awesome...
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    I'm betting there're a lot of gear ratios you'll be missing over 200 miles
    Quote Originally Posted by the collective bf.net consciousness
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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    I had an identical stem on a bike years ago. When sprinting it would bend around like it was made out of rubber.
    Yep.
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    I give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Hull View Post
    I give up.
    That's the spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Everything must be proven and/or defended on the internet...

    Is this a race or a Fondo?

    In answering your question: I'd do awesome cuz that's what I am...
    awesome...
    Haha!
    I like that answer.

    But "fondo", what is that? Is stuff you dip into pots of melted cheese, right?

    And can am, my stem IS made of rubber, you dolt.

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    That stem is a 140mm deda zero
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    Wrong smarty pants.

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    Lord, these know it alls are insufferable.

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    But look, I have an idea:

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