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Old 10-22-16, 09:19 PM
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I have the S5, and it really is annoying when I drop the chain. Tends to get stuck bad between the frame and chainrings. Once I had to remove quick link to get it out. So might try another bike in 2018 (and maybe try 165s while I'm at it. Don't wanna spend out the ass this year though.
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^ happened to me with my current S5 and old S2. was told it had something to do with the length of the chain stays or something. either way, annoying when it happens. I'm an unrepentant cervelo fanboy though so I'll probably keep buying them.
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Old 10-22-16, 10:49 PM
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My S2 was fine but this one has had problems with the stuck chain. Love the bike otherwise though
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Old 10-23-16, 05:47 AM
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Why not install a chainkeeper?
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I did, on both bikes. It pretty just means that when the chain gets sucked down there it's never coming out without taking off the crank :\
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Old 10-23-16, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by scheibo
I did, on both bikes. It pretty just means that when the chain gets sucked down there it's never coming out without taking off the crank :\
yep.
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Old 10-23-16, 03:10 PM
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yes, and you told me so.
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Old 10-23-16, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm
Yup.

That said, even with as lazy as I am, I get in a lot of breaks. Not solo breaks, but a lot of breaks.

Bridging to them is hard, but I've done it. It would nice for it to be slightly easier.. hence this thread.

And for my 400m "sprints"; even a quarter-second is big when it comes down to a sprint. When I lost to Jan at Red Kite by like half a wheel, that was what .001 seconds?
0.001s is tire width territory, not half a wheel.

I never went with aero bars. Just wasn't comfortable with them. Like you I was in plenty of breaks.
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Old 10-23-16, 05:25 PM
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I ordered a TriRig brake yesterday.
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I'm running a knockoff Cervelo bar.

Simple solution to the grip problem: skateboard deck tape.
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Old 10-23-16, 09:14 PM
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My ergonova broke today during a sprint. Must have been damaged in a crash cuz I'm not that strong! Was near Mike's bikes and bought what they had to finish the ride. Now I have sworks something. Idk. It's carbon, shorter reach and doesn't flare out like the old ones. It's fine, whatever. Got a 15% discount cuz I had sjbc kit on.
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd
My ergonova broke today during a sprint. Must have been damaged in a crash cuz I'm not that strong! Was near Mike's bikes and bought what they had to finish the ride. Now I have sworks something. Idk. It's carbon, shorter reach and doesn't flare out like the old ones. It's fine, whatever. Got a 15% discount cuz I had sjbc kit on.
did you crash?
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Old 10-23-16, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd
My ergonova broke today during a sprint. Must have been damaged in a crash cuz I'm not that strong! Was near Mike's bikes and bought what they had to finish the ride. Now I have sworks something. Idk. It's carbon, shorter reach and doesn't flare out like the old ones. It's fine, whatever. Got a 15% discount cuz I had sjbc kit on.
Glad you made it back ok!

Also, there was a sprint?
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Old 10-23-16, 10:20 PM
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Sorry, Fudgy, no crash. Yes Matt, when I sprinted up from the descent into Los Gatos. Powered up the little rise at 1300 and like 75 rpm lol
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Old 10-24-16, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by scheibo
I did, on both bikes. It pretty just means that when the chain gets sucked down there it's never coming out without taking off the crank :\
Ah. Ok. My wife had that problem on her Tarmac.
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Old 10-24-16, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd
Sorry, Fudgy, no crash. Yes Matt, when I sprinted up from the descent into Los Gatos. Powered up the little rise at 1300 and like 75 rpm lol
Too much power!!!
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Old 10-24-16, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm
And for my 400m "sprints"; even a quarter-second is big when it comes down to a sprint. When I lost to Jan at Red Kite by like half a wheel, that was what .001 seconds?
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0.001s is tire width territory, not half a wheel.

I never went with aero bars. Just wasn't comfortable with them. Like you I was in plenty of breaks.
i was curious. if my math is right, 1/2 a wheel @ 40mph is ~0.02s. a tire width (~25mm) would be ~0.0015s.

can someone remind me if the east coast or west coast sprint speeds are 40mph? i can't remember.
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Originally Posted by tetonrider
i was curious. if my math is right, 1/2 a wheel @ 40mph is ~0.02s. a tire width (~25mm) would be ~0.0015s.

can someone remind me if the east coast or west coast sprint speeds are 40mph? i can't remember.
Hint: CDR is east coast
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Originally Posted by tetonrider
can someone remind me if the east coast or west coast sprint speeds are 40mph? i can't remember.
i thought the east coast was faster, had more watts and was better looking?
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Originally Posted by scheibo
i thought the east coast was faster, had more watts and was better looking?
Partially right.
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Originally Posted by tetonrider
i was curious. if my math is right, 1/2 a wheel @ 40mph is ~0.02s. a tire width (~25mm) would be ~0.0015s.

can someone remind me if the east coast or west coast sprint speeds are 40mph? i can't remember.
So will an aero helment help me win more??
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Does anyone have any sources for the 3T aeronova pro? So far it looks like the 3T website is the way to go...doesn't seem like anyone stocks the aluminum bars, and im not ready to make the switch to carbon bars (neither is my wallet)..
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Originally Posted by tetonrider
i was curious. if my math is right, 1/2 a wheel @ 40mph is ~0.02s. a tire width (~25mm) would be ~0.0015s.

can someone remind me if the east coast or west coast sprint speeds are 40mph? i can't remember.
Crap. I was off by 50%. Better hang up my blue shirt.
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
I'm running a knockoff Cervelo bar.

Simple solution to the grip problem: skateboard deck tape.
How well does that bar work for IAB? And what stem length are you running?
Given that most of the wing shape is ahead of the stem clamp, I imagine you'd have to stretch your arms out somewhat to get the needed support?
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Old 10-29-16, 09:22 AM
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Not really for this bike, but I didn't get the DA calipers. This goes on the Venge.

Compare to my 1981 or so Modolo Kronos.

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