I live in a hilly city and I started riding 48x18 wich is good, I can tackle flats and steep hills if I gain momentum and don't stop, but on traffic that's impossible. I started going 11pm on hilly streets to train my body and gain knowledge of what's best to do. So far in my "training" I do a full stop each block and try to go uphill as far as possible but maintaining a slow cadence.
My question is, is this kind of training effective? Should I focus more on lifting weights? Or even change the cog size?
Last edited by 8bits; 07-15-11 at 10:41 AM.
If you are climbing hills you are going to have to lower your gearing by maybe using a 19t cog. You can also lighten your bike, but that gets expensive.
Read and ask questions here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Hill-climbing
What kind of difference in the ride did you experience between using the All City fork and the Alpina?
How often does a crash happen on the track?
I'm having trouble with my DA 7710 Bottom bracket. I'm really confused because my bottom bracket develops alot of rolling resistance when I tighten it up to spec (50Nm). When it is just hand tightened, it spins fine, but when I tighten up the drive side to spec it gets really really rough. Could there be deformation when the it is tightened down?
Ah, gotcha. But why would the plastic seals be more of a problem when tightening down the bb? Is the housing deforming a little to squeeze on the seals?
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