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xnihilo 08-17-08 07:04 PM

Compact crank rocks!
 
As posted before, I was really frustrated with my Cannondale I bought some years ago. Simply could not ride the thing because it was to darn difficult! I thought I was weak or just severely out of shape. Anyway, the bike ended up a dust collector in the garage.
Spent a coupla hundred on a 34/50 SRAM and....oh what a difference! I'm a noob rider and just could not tolerate the hills in my area. Changing the crank turned it into a new bike! My enthusiasm is coming back and now I feel I can set realistic goals for comfortable riding.
My goal is to be ready for a century by next spring.
I think I can
I think I can
I think I can....

c_m_shooter 08-18-08 10:52 AM

Thanks for the update, we don't always find out how it works out for people who ask for advice here.

avmanansala 08-18-08 11:07 AM

Cool. What kind of cranks were you running before?

BarracksSi 08-18-08 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by xnihilo (Post 7291419)
As posted before, I was really frustrated with my Cannondale I bought some years ago.

Oh yeah, I remember now --

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=443369

Thank God you like the new crank, otherwise I'd feel pretty stupid myself. :lol:

xnihilo 08-19-08 01:54 PM


Originally Posted by avmanansala (Post 7295344)
Cool. What kind of cranks were you running before?

Standard Ultegra that came with the bike. May even up the cassette to a 27. Some of the hills are still killer.

BarracksSi 08-19-08 08:09 PM

Upshift and ride faster. That way the hills don't last as long. ;)

You'll be hurtin' afterwards, but pain is only temporary...

xnihilo 08-20-08 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by BarracksSi (Post 7305763)
Upshift and ride faster. That way the hills don't last as long. ;)

You'll be hurtin' afterwards, but pain is only temporary...

LOL! Yeah, right now pain is all I'm experiencing. :roflmao2:


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