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Old 04-10-08, 12:04 PM   #1
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Little Upgrade

Shider made me do it!

FSA K-Force Light crankset w ceramic BB.











Do you think I should keep the little cf plug in the center of the crank?
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Old 04-10-08, 12:13 PM   #2
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Will you adopt me, ColorChange?
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me likey! it looks great against the frame. i'd keep the CF plug, but that's just me being a Fred.
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Old 04-10-08, 12:24 PM   #4
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you and shider will be allowing test drives at the Spring Classic.........right?

very nice and blingy.

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Oh, and I got one of these today too, Ionos. My normal helmet is an Atmos that I think is great but that's my commuting helmet and I got tired of pulling my helmet light and rear superflash off of it when I wanted to ride my race bike. Now I have a race helmet to go with my race bike.

If only the engine was so easy to upgrade.


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Wow.. that is some serious material you're showing here.

I need to get myself a better paying job!
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Crikey!... my whole BIKE isn't worth that much.
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The man has money! (or had...) I'm kind of surprised you went with a compact though, a bike as slippery as that should have no problems being spun out in its 50-11. And if you are worried about hills, I thought you had to use rubber cement to keep it from floating over them?
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you and shider will be allowing test drives at the Spring Classic.........right?

very nice and blingy.

later.
I noticed ColorChange has Speedplays. I'm using Shimano. If your pedals don't match up, it's going to be kind of hard to test ride.

Almost forgot: I normally don't care for the styling of FSA cranks. (I think it is the arc of the machining on the chainrings.) But those are really quite nice! And keep the little plug ... for the aerodynamics!
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50/34 is where it's at. I got a 25 in back, so it's practically a triple. Not as bling though.

And my helmet only cost $25. And I only have one of them. Someone give me some money.
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I noticed ColorChange has Speedplays. I'm using Shimano. If your pedals don't match up, it's going to be kind of hard to test ride.

Almost forgot: I normally don't care for the styling of FSA cranks. (I think it is the arc of the machining on the chainrings.) But those are really quite nice! And keep the little plug ... for the aerodynamics!
For the AERO! I love it. The plug stays!

Besides, the mass is so close to the center it's hardly rotating.
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The man has money! (or had...) I'm kind of surprised you went with a compact though, a bike as slippery as that should have no problems being spun out in its 50-11. And if you are worried about hills, I thought you had to use rubber cement to keep it from floating over them?

The bike would float ... but with my fat arse in the saddle I have to use 245 psi tires.
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If only the engine was so easy to upgrade.
But that's the easy part, all you have to do is ride.
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For the AERO! I love it. The plug stays!

Besides, the mass is so close to the center it's hardly rotating.
I notice you have been hanging out some time in the road forum.
Only there would you learn on how to concern yourself with the rotating mass of a 0.5g piece of crank cover.
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LOL! Guilty as charged. Plus I'm an engineer so I automatically think that way.


I'm convinced the weight increase will be overcome by the aero advantage.


I just can't help myself.
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The bike would float ... but with my fat arse in the saddle I have to use 245 psi tires.
Using 245 of my tires will not help in this situation.
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OK, I have to fess up. I bought the new helmet because I knew this would happen.


I take the bike out for a test ride with the new crank. I have already been strengthening my grip for months to be able to hold on the bike when I accelerate but this was simply ridiculous. After a little coasting, I made a little jump. I burned rubber so bad I got a flat, snapped my head back so bad I lost my grip, rolled off the back of the bike and hit the pavement pretty hard, of course cracking my helmet.

Thank goodness I anticipated this and tried it with my old helmet. I also tied a rope to the bike and had to pull it in (like a kite) when I regained consciousness.

Damn this bike is fast. Any thoughts on some kind of governor or something to make it safer to ride?
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Does Cervelo make a restrictor plate equivalent of some sort?
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I find ice cream and beer work well. aham and recursive have mentioned cake before. Maybe give both a shot.
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OK, I have to fess up. I bought the new helmet because I knew this would happen.


I take the bike out for a test ride with the new crank. I have already been strengthening my grip for months to be able to hold on the bike when I accelerate but this was simply ridiculous. After a little coasting, I made a little jump. I burned rubber so bad I got a flat, snapped my head back so bad I lost my grip, rolled off the back of the bike and hit the pavement pretty hard, of course cracking my helmet.

Thank goodness I anticipated this and tried it with my old helmet. I also tied a rope to the bike and had to pull it in (like a kite) when I regained consciousness.

Damn this bike is fast. Any thoughts on some kind of governor or something to make it safer to ride?
I think your explanation instead of "I forgot to clip out, lost my balance and cracked my helmet smaching onto the ground" is so much better.
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I find ice cream and beer work well. aham and recursive have mentioned cake before. Maybe give both a shot.

my in depth investigation has not found cake to be an inhibitor of cycling awesomeness. ice cream and beer i can not speak to. later.
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Does Cervelo make a restrictor plate equivalent of some sort?

I don't think the restrictor plate is made by Cervelo, due to the fact that my Look has one. I would be glad to donate mine to ColorChange. I do however need some one to tell me what it looks like and how to get it off. So PLEASE tell me where this darn thing is located.
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I don't think the restrictor plate is made by Cervelo, due to the fact that my Look has one. I would be glad to donate mine to ColorChange. I do however need some one to tell me what it looks like and how to get it off. So PLEASE tell me where this darn thing is located.
LOL! That's funny.
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I don't think the restrictor plate is made by Cervelo, due to the fact that my Look has one. I would be glad to donate mine to ColorChange. I do however need some one to tell me what it looks like and how to get it off. So PLEASE tell me where this darn thing is located.
I found the one on my bike. It's about 6'2" and 180 lbs with some unkempt looking facial hair. If you see something like that on your bike just remove it as it is DEFINITELY slowing you down. Once removed the bike will perform as intended and you will find yourself flying down the road like gangbusters.
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Here's what she looks like in current fighting trim.

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