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Old 08-17-08, 07:04 PM
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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....
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Old 08-18-08, 10:52 AM
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Thanks for the update, we don't always find out how it works out for people who ask for advice here.
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Old 08-18-08, 11:07 AM
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Cool. What kind of cranks were you running before?
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Old 08-18-08, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by xnihilo View Post
As posted before, I was really frustrated with my Cannondale I bought some years ago.
Oh yeah, I remember now --

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/443369-beginning-advice-needed-please.html

Thank God you like the new crank, otherwise I'd feel pretty stupid myself.
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Old 08-19-08, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by avmanansala View Post
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.
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Old 08-19-08, 08:09 PM
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Upshift and ride faster. That way the hills don't last as long.

You'll be hurtin' afterwards, but pain is only temporary...
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
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.
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