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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-08-21, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
I thought about that, or Wipperman. Is the KMC durable? I've found the Campagnolo chains to be durable but hard to work with if you don't have their tool. I guess I could use a quick link.
I haven't had a problem with them, but I don't ride as much or as hard as you.
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I also use KMC for everything. No complaints.
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Oh. Except the fat bike. That has a Sram chain, because KMC didn't make a 12 speed chain at the time.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I haven't had a problem with them, but I don't ride as much or as hard as you.
Originally Posted by rjones28
I also use KMC for everything. No complaints.
If I can't find the bro deal for a Campagnolo chain I should try a KMC. It might be a revelation.
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Old 03-08-21, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
If I can't find the bro deal for a Campagnolo chain I should try a KMC. It might be a revelation.
Tried ProBikeKit? They've got it for $50.
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The guy we dropped on Saturday did that route today, the first time he made it up there. Here is a pic with his finger pointing to the hilltop.


I've been up there when they land that thing. It moves a lot of air.

There is a reservoir in one of the canyons below.

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I'm having flashbacks.
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If you zwift, you will definitely nap.
I did neither, ended up finding a case for the 335 clone I bought for $45.00! So I went and picked that up instead.
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Chain shortage?? I am not worried....


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You know, those chains will be past their freshness date by the time you use them....
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I keep 1 replacement chain per group, and one reserve. If I can't find a replacement chain in 3000 miles, supply isn't the problem.
The skeptic in me is screaming that all this "shortage" nonsense is just an excuse to keep prices elevated. I had no problem sourcing chains a couple weeks ago. Still had good prices too. Although I'll never buy a "stretchproof" chain again. What a noisy piece of junk!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
So, I guess you're not turning it up to 11 this year.
Thinking of 12 in 1-2 years.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I've got a tire question (sorry BillyD )

For my birthday my folks got me a set of new Rene Herse 584x38 tires in the "standard" casing thickness. Currently I'm running the same model but in their super supple "extralight" casing front and rear. The rear is going to need to be replaced sometime soon but the front is still in great shape.

I know that there's a couple of options for changing out worn rear tires, either (1) putting the new on the front and moving the old front to the rear, or just (2) replacing the rear tire and leaving the front alone.

Assuming the extralight version is the "better/faster" tire compared to the standard, would you go with option (1) or (2)?
Id still do 2. And Kudos to your folks on getting you RH tires!
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Id still do 2. And Kudos to your folks on getting you RH tires!
I'm spoiled for sure!
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Originally Posted by ls01
You know, those chains will be past their freshness date by the time you use them....
They are already from a couple decades ago.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thinking of 12 in 1-2 years.
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Originally Posted by big john
If I can't find the bro deal for a Campagnolo chain I should try a KMC. It might be a revelation.
I'm not generally matchy-matchy. For instance, the Allez has Campy shifters & derailleurs, Jagwire cables and housing, Shimano cassette, KMC chain, Praxis chainrings, and Planet X calipers.
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Except, once again, the fat bike. That's all Sram.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thinking of 12 in 1-2 years.
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Dude.

The Habanero has had Ultegra 6700 for the past 12 years. My tentative plan is in 1-2 years, strip it down completely and get a new modern drivetrain. Most likely candidate is next-generation Ultegra but decision will be made then. Will get new wheels etc. too. Maybe even a new cockpit.
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I know that I've bought a few KMC chains in the past, but when 105- and Ultegra-level chains are so affordable, I have a hard time spending more for a third party solution.
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Elitist. KMC people got to eat, too.
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Damn. That's the first time that I've been labeled as an elitist because I'm cheap thrifty.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I'm not generally matchy-matchy. For instance, the Allez has Campy shifters & derailleurs, Jagwire cables and housing, Shimano cassette, KMC chain, Praxis chainrings, and Planet X calipers.
Do you think the Jagwire cables could make a difference in brake performance with the 6600 Ultegra? It takes more force to stop than the other bike. It's not a problem from the drops but when on the hoods it causes excitement, especially after the Seven, which has Chorus levers and Mavic calipers. A light touch is all it takes on that set-up.
I've been thinking of riding the Gunnar more on certain rides with bad roads.
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Damn. That's the first time that I've been labeled as an elitist because I'm cheap thrifty.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
Elitist. KMC people got to eat, too.


KMC - X11SL-DLC(Black) (kmcchain.us)
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Originally Posted by big john
Do you think the Jagwire cables could make a difference in brake performance with the 6600 Ultegra? It takes more force to stop than the other bike. It's not a problem from the drops but when on the hoods it causes excitement, especially after the Seven, which has Chorus levers and Mavic calipers. A light touch is all it takes on that set-up.
I've been thinking of riding the Gunnar more on certain rides with bad roads.
I went from Campy-branded cables and housing (what ships with the Ergo Levers) to Jagwire. No discernable difference in performance. I always apply cable grease, when installing new cables which I think has a bigger effect on performance than brand. YMMV.
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