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Old 02-26-07, 07:16 PM   #101
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They are slightly elliptical and the claim is that they lessen the dead spot in your pedal stroke. Bobby Julich of Team CSC uses a very exaggerated version by another manufacture and he claims they helped to save his career.
That and hooking up with Mr Hematacrit.
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Old 02-26-07, 08:57 PM   #102
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is he referencing the chainring that is modified to fit crank that you posted earlier?
Yes.

Holy smokes, that's pretty bold to chop up a high buck ring like that. I'd be a bit worried about flex under load.
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Old 02-26-07, 08:58 PM   #103
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I didn't chop it - the pic is courtesy RotorCranks.com
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Old 02-26-07, 09:51 PM   #104
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That and hooking up with Mr Hematacrit.
Shhhhh, that's a secret
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Old 02-27-07, 11:34 PM   #105
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Here's my new frame, I just picked it up today.
Ridley Excalibur with custom team paint.
The bike should be ready to pick up on Thursday with SRAM FORCE group.
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Old 02-28-07, 01:36 AM   #106
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The Giant in racing trim:
*whistles* Holy shiza. Sweet bike.
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Old 02-28-07, 01:52 AM   #107
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Old 02-28-07, 12:27 PM   #108
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Sub 14 as it sits...
Chalk this up as another item that makes me not want to race Mt. Hood.
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Old 03-01-07, 09:30 PM   #109
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Why not?
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That is one sexy bike
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Old 03-02-07, 12:23 AM   #111
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Why not?
what size is this? how tall are you?
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what size is this? how tall are you?
56 inch frame, 90mm stem (I tried the 54 with a longer stem but it did not ever feel right). Why do you ask? If it looks weird, it may be that my SRM setup is a 54/39.

My height is 5'8.5"
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Old 03-02-07, 12:45 AM   #113
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Here's my new bike. Ridley Excalibur with custom team paint, SRAM Force & Zipp 303's for racing & Williams Wheel System 19 for training.
Total weight with 1 Al cage is 6.69kg (14.75 pounds) with the Zipps and 7.25kg (15.9 pounds) with the Williams. My first sub 15 pounder

Initial likes/dislikes with SRAM Force.

Like - looks great, no shift cables sticking out.
Dislike - brake pads are a pain to swap out (cork pads for 303's) - When I put the cork pads in I can't reinsert the holding pin. Is this bad? I would think it would only be a problem if I were trying to brake while rolling backwards.
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Old 03-02-07, 01:50 AM   #114
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Like - looks great, no shift cables sticking out.
Dislike - brake pads are a pain to swap out (cork pads for 303's) - When I put the cork pads in I can't reinsert the holding pin. Is this bad? I would think it would only be a problem if I were trying to brake while rolling backwards.
The Zero G's and some of the other brakes I've seen don't have pins or set screws. I don't ride backwards very quickly (although I'm sure if you look back on the hills it can look like that at times) so it's never been an issue.

Nice looking rig and pretty much goes with the kit, Eh?

Might try the Q rings on the Tarmac this weekend. Gonna need everything I can find in the way of speed.
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Dislike - brake pads are a pain to swap out (cork pads for 303's) - When I put the cork pads in I can't reinsert the holding pin. Is this bad? I would think it would only be a problem if I were trying to brake while rolling backwards.
Pizza I got tired of swapping out pads so I just bought another set of the pad holders and put the CF pads in them. Now I just swap out the how deal, it's faster and easier to deal with.
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Old 03-02-07, 06:46 AM   #116
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Why not?
I've got Dr. envy....Dr Pete and Dr D both have awesome bikes!
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Old 03-02-07, 06:49 AM   #117
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Actually, I'll be tearing it down in a couple of days and getting rid of the frameset.
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Old 03-02-07, 09:56 AM   #118
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56 inch frame, 90mm stem (I tried the 54 with a longer stem but it did not ever feel right). Why do you ask? If it looks weird, it may be that my SRM setup is a 54/39.

My height is 5'8.5"
HOW DO YOU REACH THE PEDALS??? YOUR FRAME IS OVER 4.6 FEET TALL!!! jk. seriously sweet bike.
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I have serious bike envy.................

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HOW DO YOU REACH THE PEDALS??? YOUR FRAME IS OVER 4.6 FEET TALL!!! jk. seriously sweet bike.
Ooops...Fisherman's measurements...Damn the metric system to hell! (Nice catch! Yes, 56cm)
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I bet you have your wife convinced that this is 8 inches. |-------------------|

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Actually, I'll be tearing it down in a couple of days and getting rid of the frameset.
WHAA?? which frame are you switching to? gonna use the indie fab?
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WHAA?? which frame are you switching to? gonna use the indie fab?
I will use the IF for both races this weekend. I'm hoping to be on the new bike for next weekends race. I ordered a 2006 Fuji Team Issue frameset. I'm hoping it will be at the shop today for me to pick up.
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Old 03-02-07, 01:40 PM   #124
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The Giant in racing trim:


I know thewheels don't match. The Powertap wheel is newer with the dimpled rims and newer decals.



Holy God that bike is hot.
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I bet you have your wife convinced that this is 8 inches. |-------------------|

Nah, thats 9 inches.
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