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    from a cross race this weekend...thought some...

    from a cross race this weekend...thought some might find it (mildly) interesting. power's in yellow; the dotted line is 400W. pretty much either on the gas or off it, not much in between. turned out...
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    many good points. i think we're tossing around...

    many good points. i think we're tossing around slower and faster. i was referring to rolling resistance, but when we talk about "faster" overall, the performance of a tire in corners as you note...
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    so much good skiing around the climbs on day 1....

    so much good skiing around the climbs on day 1. it's all i could think about while riding....been years since i used to spend tons of time there (climbing & skiing). miss it!
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    looks like shimano beefed-up the carbon carrier...

    looks like shimano beefed-up the carbon carrier on their new MTB 11s cassettes. just got one friday, a bit early. was a bit worried/curious to see what they'd done, esp with the low cadence/high...
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    specialized arms have a 30mm axle, yes. in...

    specialized arms have a 30mm axle, yes.

    in brief, you can run cranks with 24mm axles (shimano, sram GXP) in frames whose bottom brackets are bb30 variants (bb30, pf30, OSBB). bb30 just means that...
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    awesome! takes courage to enter any event where...

    awesome! takes courage to enter any event where you are basically going all-out for the duration. there's basically no way around it in cross. proud!
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    have you checked the slope (static torque test) of your power meters?

    yours is exactly the problem with "consistent but not accurate." if you haven't checked the slope on your quarqs, i suggest...
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    good luck tomorrow. sounds like a...

    good luck tomorrow. sounds like a character-builder. how did winners' times (for the various fields) for this year's course relate to prior years' winners' times for the south lake -> rock creek...
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    just to be clear, quraq now claim that "omnical"...

    just to be clear, quraq now claim that "omnical" means a chainring change does not require recalibration; my experience suggests that it does.

    a friend is selling a quarq w/ specialized (172.5)...
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    so... a couple of things. you can switch crank...

    so... a couple of things. you can switch crank arm length for some cranks, but not all. for this you need a design that does not have a captive spider. for example, specialized and hollowgram...
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    nice work. cool to help your teammate win esp...

    nice work. cool to help your teammate win esp when you knew you didn't have it for the finish.
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    how egregious was the opponent's violation? what...

    how egregious was the opponent's violation? what was the nature?

    sounds like your teammate's violation (from what shovel was saying) must have been equally egregious.

    anything interesting (or...
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    how much do you weigh, rev chuck? for a TT you...

    how much do you weigh, rev chuck?

    for a TT you can get away with lower pressure (IME) because the risk of hitting a square edge you don't see is much lower. for RRs in a pack, this is a higher...
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    i run less. for me, i've never found a situation...

    i run less. for me, i've never found a situation where lower press is slower on the road (if you're racing track, different story), and tubulars have reduced risk of pinching. pinching is the reason...
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    no, they shimano does not make 52/36 for 110. one...

    no, they shimano does not make 52/36 for 110. one of the reasons -- reportedly -- was the issue with flex of a larger ring on a smaller spider. apparently it took the complete redesign of the new...
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    yeah....search for a pic of shimano's equipment...

    yeah....search for a pic of shimano's equipment to press those rings. machined rings may look nice but do not approach the stiffness.

    praxis rings are nice, too. i don't have enough time on them...
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    some solid chainrings *might* be as stiff or...

    some solid chainrings *might* be as stiff or stiffer, but i haven't seen any open design that comes as close. even the sram SPR rings did not shift as good (but were far better than the non-SPR RED...
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    oops...edited my earlier post to note that i have...

    oops...edited my earlier post to note that i have two cannondale 2x10 (MTB) SRMs for sale. i see how that was confusing. 2x10 is more mountain terminology these days (vs "1x")... sorry!
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    PM sent, per your request. not sure if you are...

    PM sent, per your request. not sure if you are interested in a new PM, the PC7, or the 2x10 SRMs i listed.

    SRM's sale on new power meters is ending on 9/30. the deals are the best i've ever seen...
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    it's a great question. as ring size gets larger,...

    it's a great question. as ring size gets larger, a smaller BCD spider will necessitate longer arms on the chainring. unless the arms are designed to accommodate the additional stresses, it's an area...
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    probably more than you want to spend. $39 for...

    probably more than you want to spend.

    $39 for the 6800s and $160 for the 7900. the 6800s are technically used (=installed), but the teeth are in as close to new shape as they can be when they've...
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    just in case anyone is still looking, i wound up...

    just in case anyone is still looking, i wound up selling all cassettes except for:
    * 2 x 6800 11-25
    * 1 x 7900 11-25 (new in box)
    * 1 x Record 11-25 (new in box)
    * 1 x XX 11-32 (it's still on a...
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    true bb30 or pf30? i've either been really...

    true bb30 or pf30?

    i've either been really lucky or am onto something... but lately i like to use lactate medium strength retaining compound. has worked great for me directly on the outside of...
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    mayor's cup? had a friend fly out to race buck's...

    mayor's cup? had a friend fly out to race buck's county (i think that's what they now call the UCI race), and he was supposed to race the mayor's cup. saw a picture of the pro race from the sidelines...
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    no, you won't notice. in theory, the longer...

    no, you won't notice.

    in theory, the longer the cage the slower the shifting. this is minuscule at road speeds/cadences. it's not like you're jumping from a short cage to a MTB super-long cage.
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