Joy, my guess is that it shifts just fine. A compact crank is going to take longer to get to the large ring because of the increased tooth difference. I doubt you will notice a difference replacing the large ring. You have 20,000-30,000 miles left in it, I would wear it out first before deciding upgrade paths.
You guys are probably right, but I'm going to experiment with it anyway since Sacha's already scheduled for the shop. My shifting is actually pretty good except, as I pointed out, the few times I do it under load. I do have the Shimano option, too. I still have some time to figure it out, so I'll have to do some more homework.
BTW, it's been a light rain/heavy drizzle for a couple of hours now. I got soggy cold and now don't feel like riding anymore. I'm a wuss.
Sacha's cranks are not Campy?
Why are you bothering to upgrade your already-Campy brakes when you have that huge unwelcome interloper of a crank clinging to Sacha like an unsightly zit?
Campy Record Carbon Compact. This instant. No wonder Sacha's shifting is off. It's a cry for help.
Good early morning ride. La Tuna definitely is more heavily trafficked on weekday mornings. A lot of folks driving way too fast to get to the 210.
If ignorance is bliss, shouldn't you be happy?
Sacha came with the S-Works crankset. I have had no problems with the cranks so far, but I'll experiment with the chainrings. The only cranky thing I'm wondering about is the new low-profile set from Fulcrum. I'm intrigued, to say the least. And Fulcrum is Campy, as you know!
Last edited by Happytime; 10-17-07 at 10:06 AM.
Fulcrum is OK. I guess.
rode to work today, nice day for it to mist a lil, bike didn't get too dirty, gave it a quick detailing before the water dried up.
Good thing my commuter sprouted fenders over the weekend.
Interesting, with a dayglo green rain jacket and a PB superflash blinkie on full boil
I got buzzed about 4 times more than on a normal dry morning,
guess they couldn't see me.
mine is only 4 miles
What's happened with all this rain....uhhhgg...no riding...mainly because i am not that hardcore.
its just mist, if I can get married in the rain, I can ride in the rain LOL
i don't mind...but the commute is sucky as everything gets wet...just riding i don't mind...i actually kinda like it in a sick twisted lance armstrong commercial kinda way..
I have FSA compact cranks, it simply won't shift to the big ring under load. I don't often need to make that kind of shift, so it's not that big of a deal to me. However, it's still high on my list to upgrade. I'm waiting to hear how people like the ultegra sl compact crank.
I've always made it a habit of not shifting chainrings under load with road bikes. I run Campy compacts and I have no idea how they would perform under load.
It's actually quite nice now. I think I'll sneak out for a quick run.
I'm sweating like mad right now even though all I wore were shorts and short sleeves in this 64 degree weather (current temp) for a quick 1-hour ride. I have no idea how I survived the high temperatures during the summer.