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    Who's going to call Lance and the boys to say HTFU?

    Because they're sporting a rather Wussy 39 x 25 granny gear for today's Giro stage and its 17% grades.

    I'm not calling them. Maybe somebody else here will volunteer.
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    Hack his twitter feed.

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    I'd need a quadruple crank for a 17% grade.

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    What do you use to get up Mt. Doom, pops? Besides a call to Mrs. Pcad.

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    I do most of my climbs in 39X23. Does that make me better than Lance?
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
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    ^^^
    no. Just slower...
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    Where do you have mountains with 17% grades???
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
    I do most of my climbs in 39X23. Does that make me better than Lance?
    In Illinois.....OK, Peoria Heights has some reasonable climbs if you're doing repeats, I guess, but c'mon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    What do you use to get up Mt. Doom
    39 x 25 when I'm toast, 39 x 23 when my legs feel better. Steepest grades here are 16-18%, longest stretch that's 15%+ is probably 120-150 meters long. It can suck when you're tired. Hitting a grade like that on a 100 mile Giro stage would be rather nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redtires View Post
    Where do you have mountains with 17% grades???
    We now live in northern Pensylvania, there are many big climbs on my routes out here. We moved out of Peoria awhile ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    In Illinois.....OK, Peoria Heights has some reasonable climbs if you're doing repeats, I guess, but c'mon.
    The the big hill behind the Peoria CC was on my route when I lived there. I almost hit a deer at the bottom at full speed. Be careful at dusk.
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
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    The two 10%ers round here I just ride in the 50x17 (at 87ish RPM)....Is their a better option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
    The two 10%ers round here I just ride in the 50x17 (at 87ish RPM)....Is their a better option?
    These are either rollers (i.e. very short, not climbs), or it's BS. Nobody rides 10% climbs in a 50x17 at 87rpm. Not even the pros are climbing 10% grades at over 18mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
    We now live in northern Pensylvania, there are many big climbs on my routes out here. We moved out of Peoria awhile ago.
    doesn't that make you RichinScranton or something?
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    If you need less than 46x19, you live in too hilly of an area.
    Speed is the name of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    If you need less than 46x19, you live in too hilly of an area.
    Speed is the name of the game.
    ...from the guy in Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    ...from the guy in Florida.
    exactly

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    BTW - 52x46 paired with a 12-19 straight bloc was the gearing of choice on my bike throughout the 8-speed 90's. Racing in FL and Belgium required nothing less and nothing more. And best of all, it gave me perfect choices constantly.

    Can't do that in the mountains

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeDad View Post
    doesn't that make you RichinScranton or something?
    Can you change your "name" somehow without creating a new account?
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
    Can you change your "name" somehow without creating a new account?
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=304417
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