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    Wifli climber kit compatible?

    The LBS don't have what I want or are able to help me much. I have cannondale caad10. 10 speed with105 components. 50-34 up front. Year 2011. The rear derailuer hanger snapped and the cage looked a...
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    Nice! Actually the orange ringed ones i have are...

    Nice! Actually the orange ringed ones i have are also a slime kit but i see how they work so much better than these "bricks" its like the edges melt into the rubber.
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    I think ive figured out the blue side goes down....

    I think ive figured out the blue side goes down. Seems to be holding well.
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    slime tube patches

    How do i apply these blue slime patches that come in a can? THey have film on the blue side, and nothing on the rubber side.372767

    They dont seem very good but are cheap. And the edges peel up. I...
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    Awesome reply just what i was looking to...

    Awesome reply just what i was looking to understand. Although i dont see the pictures youre refering to (1A, 1B)
    Thanks everyone. I love this forum being able to be filled with answers to stuff ive...
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    Question about a descent and speed

    My question is about how to achieve maximum speed on a straight traffic free descent TT. It is 1 mile long and -9% grade. I have 50x11 gearing and once i reach about 40mph my pedals spin out and it...
  7. Ok thanks youre right i really need to download...

    Ok thanks youre right i really need to download the park book and read thoroughly. I did manage to adjust it decently smooth enough for now ill do some reading up.
    Thanks everyone for your helpful...
  8. Youre right it is very minimal rubbing only in...

    Youre right it is very minimal rubbing only in the last few gears, not really making much noise. But the quick release link always hits when it makes its way around and makes a rubbing noise. I still...
  9. Front derailleur set screw isnt moving anything

    Hello im new to this. I was just working on trying to take out the rub on my front derailleur. Ive adjusted the inside movement (34x27) And i can see how the inside set screw moves the derailleur in...
  10. oh i see preventive maintenance! I live in an...

    oh i see preventive maintenance! I live in an apartment and my sink doesnt get hot enough. Not that i actually have been taking the time to try and flush the cap out. After a ride for me its time to...
  11. How to clean Camelbak bottles jet valve gunk buildup

    One of the only drawbacks of the camelbak podium bottles is that gunk that builds up inside the silicone bite valve. Theres also more gunk that builds up deeper inside the valve that cant be seen...
  12. The whole problem was i cant spin easy because i...

    The whole problem was i cant spin easy because i run out of gears. And the consensus here seems to be that i should find a smaller grade and work up. So that i can spin when needed. Im kind of...
  13. Wow that is crazy to me, 25-30% Is there any...

    Wow that is crazy to me, 25-30% Is there any visual representations to see what that looks like?
    The best strava times on this 7% 1-2 mile climb i do are 13mph. Those people seem like lance...
  14. spandex is pretty damn expensive isnt it?

    spandex is pretty damn expensive isnt it?
  15. Instead of turning around and riding down, can i...

    Instead of turning around and riding down, can i just rest on the hill and then continue up to the top? :P When i first started this climb i would have to stop and rest 2-3 times. I can make it up...
  16. I do have one short steep hill by me but it takes...

    I do have one short steep hill by me but it takes like 1 minute going as fast as i can. Would it be effective to do one set of 30 second sit/spin going hard, then ride down for 30 seconds and repeat?...
  17. Im 27, i started riding 2 years ago. Not much...

    Im 27, i started riding 2 years ago. Not much riding though i estimate 4k miles total. For the first year it was mostly long rides on dead flat bike trails just in the warm months, and no more than...
  18. I guess this would make the most sense while also...

    I guess this would make the most sense while also saving money on parts. The thing is i dont know of any steady 4% grades around me. Its all rolling hills with a couple mountains of 7% for 1-2 miles....
  19. Yea, The bike shop said they adjusted the...

    Yea, The bike shop said they adjusted the derailleurs last week (no charge)
    But theres a slight rub still on the 34/27, and 50/11. So does this mean the front derailleur needs to be moved slightly...
  20. Really its only like having 1 more gear? Thats...

    Really its only like having 1 more gear? Thats good to know. I feel like i need at least 2 more or maybe 3 for high cadence. Thank you.
  21. Not having fun climbing with the gearing on my bicycle

    Im new to road biking. I am 5'9 148 lbs.

    I have a 10 speed caad10- 105
    It has a 50/34 compact on front.
    11-27 cassette.

    I run out of gears at the start of a 7-8% grade. And the chain rubs...
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