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    pluralis majestatis redfooj's Avatar
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    I was shamed on my fixed gear this weekend :(

    Friend picked up a new trekky Trek recently, and he wanted to show off his new gear on a ride. Normally my legs, lungs, heart, and 46x17 takes me anywhere--short quick uphills, rolling hills, long gentle uphills--and more quickly than everyone else, too

    But this particular route took me to my Waterloo... we were riding at a good pace on moderate terrain but then BAM.... ran into this crazy SF/Lombard type street that just went up and up and up and up. I was able to grind 1/3rd of the way before having to dismount and shamefully walk my bike up the slope.... while my friend creeped up it on 26x27 gear with this pained smirk on his face. ughhhh

    So in a few months when I start riding with the company team I'm going to pick up one of these badboys: Colnago Master w/ Campy Centaur group



    going to rejoin the dark side... or the light side... or whatever

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    ya'll can't mush me vomitron's Avatar
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    You're only allowed to ride a road bike if you maintain the irony by riding it on the track.

    Consider yourself warned!

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    26/27? his cog was bigger than his chainring? they make 27t cogs?
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    pluralis majestatis redfooj's Avatar
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    he was running on a triple setup. the triple that i had (before i converted) ran 46/36/26.

    rear cassettes usually go down to 25 or 27... given that his bike is entry-level and with a triple crankset (less "racy"), i guessed on 27

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    Plenty of cassettes go all the way up to 32t, but most of those aren't on road bikes.
    from Minneapolis, with bike love

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    oh, i thought you meant he had a fixie with that setup. nevermind...
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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