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Old 03-26-08, 07:34 PM   #1
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What a machine I am. :rolleyes:

Now what chainrings do I replace these with?

Went out for a ride today and stood to unleash a mighty uphill sprint. At 1252 watts, this ring evidently didn't like it anymore.

There's your BB flex waterrockets. Popped the chain, came under the FD and bent the ring. Spent the last 90' riding tempo in the small ring. Luckily it was windy as hell.

So, who makes the best replacement ring? FSA?


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Old 03-26-08, 07:36 PM   #2
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Why is it that when I drop chains I tear my ACL or take 31mph shoulder dives into the pavement?

It just ain't fair.
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Old 03-26-08, 07:45 PM   #4
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Why is it that when I drop chains I tear my ACL or take 31mph shoulder dives into the pavement?

It just ain't fair.
damn, and you have knee injuries.. how do you still race?
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Old 03-26-08, 07:46 PM   #5
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It's fair from my side of the table.
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damn, and you have knee injuries.. how do you still race?
I don't know. I think it's a combination of stupidity, deadened nerve endings and obsessive type a assh*le tendencies.
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Old 03-26-08, 08:05 PM   #7
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Put that ring on the ground and run over it with one of your firetrucks. Good as new.
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Old 03-26-08, 08:14 PM   #8
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Why is it that when I drop chains I tear my ACL or take 31mph shoulder dives into the pavement?

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maybe because you don't know how to handle a bike?
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Old 03-26-08, 08:33 PM   #9
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Pick up one of the aero 54t FSA rings, they're bombproof. Plus 54t is obviously faster than 53...
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Pick up one of the aero 54t FSA rings, they're bombproof. Plus 54t is obviously faster than 53...
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Old 03-26-08, 09:10 PM   #11
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Man, yeah that's some flex there. I will say that 1622W has not been enough to get the chain off my 62cm jungle gym. Maybe my bike's fast because the BB is stiff?

Even my old Bridgestone RB-1 never lost a chain in a sprint, and I think I was stronger back then. The BB moved a lot on that bike, but I think it was mostly taking the tubes and stays with it (not twisting).

Does your BB shell have a hinge above it? Man. I guess I remember our conversation about this Fuji (?) frame's reputation for BB flex.

Glad you're OK.

Snuff: yuck. Just yuck. Keep yer chain on.

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Holy CRAP!
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hmmm....


...just like my cassette...


Coincidence?
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Old 03-26-08, 09:18 PM   #14
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cslone - I like the FSA rings, but I'm hardly a ring-flexing beast on the bike.
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Old 03-26-08, 09:20 PM   #15
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I like the old pic of the damage better. This new one is too obvious.
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Old 03-26-08, 10:35 PM   #16
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which fuji do you have?
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get a shimano ring. Shimano shifts the best, FSA does not.
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Old 03-27-08, 04:47 AM   #18
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Chris - go hit up Stein for a CAAD 9. problem solved
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I couldn't bend my chainring if it was made out of tinfoil.
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