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Why are roadies going 1x11 or 1x12?

Old 07-28-19, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrouscious View Post
hmmm... it's almost like he lied... he wouldn't do that....
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Old 07-28-19, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrouscious View Post
hmmm... it's almost like he lied... he wouldn't do that....
It's still early in Never-neverland.
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Old 07-28-19, 10:45 AM
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I enjoy that we're all waiting in breathless anticipation of a photo of a bicycle. Here, now, in the 21st century. Where I could-- with little effort-- compose, take, upload, and link a verifiable photo of any of my bikes in less than 5 minutes.

It's refreshingly retro.
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He must be struggling with the photoshopping.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
That TT bike has some unusual tube angles. Can you post a full pic?
To say the least, LOL!

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Old 07-28-19, 05:24 PM
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Tick Tock, Tick Tock....
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Old 07-28-19, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
To say the least, LOL!

Awesome! It must be a fast bike -- you're always going downhill!
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Shop is working on the bike trying to dial me in told them my knees hitting my potbelly so they are trying to make it work a bit better will post pics once they are done
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Old 07-28-19, 06:16 PM
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Gosh, what a shame
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Shop is working on the bike trying to dial me in told them my knees hitting my potbelly so they are trying to make it work a bit better will post pics once they are done
Not good enough.

Epic fail.

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Old 07-28-19, 07:21 PM
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A shocking development.
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A shocking development.
Who'd of thunk?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
thunk
The sound of my expectations hitting the floor
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Toe overlap must be terrible in clown shoes.
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
Shop is working on the bike trying to dial me in told them my knees hitting my potbelly so they are trying to make it work a bit better will post pics once they are done
You left the shop the 1st time with a bike that fit that poorly?
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What's up next for OP? Maybe "steel is real."
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Old 07-29-19, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
What's up next for OP? Maybe "steel is real."
Of course steel is real. It's real. And it's Spectacular.

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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
Shop is working on the bike trying to dial me in told them my knees hitting my potbelly so they are trying to make it work a bit better will post pics once they are done
Do you have a case of the Mondays?
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Indeed. I would have a go, if there were any sport to it.
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Old 07-29-19, 08:19 AM
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Indeed. I would have a go, if there were any sport to it.
Unfortunately the 41-pond is overstocked with an inedible invasive species, the Sock Puppet.

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Old 07-29-19, 09:06 AM
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Quite a read this thread has been ... but still no picture from OP of the Madone
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Bikes have gotten so expensive, people can't afford two chainrings anymore.
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
But there are gears I really don't need when I run my compact crank and 11-32. Rarely would I ever use 50-11 unless I want to pedal going down hill(which I never do) or unless I got a really nice tail wind. So I wonder if I run a 44 in front and a 11-42. Seems like that would be find for steep hills. Might lose top end but just try to learn to spin a bit faster I suppose. At what speed do you spin out isotope with the 42 / 10-42?
I have an 11/40 with a 46t upfront. I have been lazy and haven’t adjusted the rear mech in a while, so I haven’t beeen able to get into the 11 in some time. I can get up to high 30’s, maybe low 40’s if I am spinning quick on a downhill, and I tuck more at that speed anyways. This is on my gravel bike, that I use as my road bike as well.
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