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Old 06-02-24, 11:25 PM
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Old 06-03-24, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Goosecheck
It’s called choices, I love both and am fortunate to enjoy them both. You stick with your priorities and I’ll stick with mine. Enjoy the ride.

My life is plagued by bad choices too.

Glad you have a sense of humor.
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Old 06-03-24, 09:00 AM
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Switched the gearing of my climbing bike from 48/35 10-33 to 46/33 10-36

Force D2 Chainrings 46/33
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Excellent. IMHO one can never have too easy of a gear.
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Originally Posted by crazyravr
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Excellent. IMHO one can never have too easy of a gear.
When I built-up the bike I stupidly used the same gearing as on my aero bike and while I think the 48/35 10-33 is a great all around gearing for going fast and doing some climbing, my Aethos is being used as a pure climbing bike so why not use climbing gearing? I guess my fear was that having "granny" gearing would take the race aspect of the bike away, but frankly on my short spin on the bike yesterday with the new gearing it still could keep up on a spirited group ride and I would need to be hitting 40+ mph going downhill to spinout. I figure when I am on a sustained 12%-20% climb this gearing is what will keep me fresh for the rest of the ride
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Old 06-03-24, 04:41 PM
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As part of a full garage cleanup, repaint and remodel…bought some cool wall brackets to get all the bikes off the floor and onto the walls… plus ditched all the maddening ceiling-mount bike-hook pulleys.






That is a nice garage setup.
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Old 06-04-24, 07:59 PM
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Picked up a SRAM Rival XPLR 10-44 cassette for the second wheelset for my CheckPoint which will have road tires and it is worth it to me versus moving the cassette back and forth. Found a pretty good deal from a source that picked up bunch of these from a bike builder that went out of business so saved about $50.
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Old 06-04-24, 09:11 PM
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A white SMP Avant saddle (365g, 154mm wide) to replace my white SMP Well saddle (295g) which is too narrow (144mm) and hard. For me, the main feature, the crotch cradle (the center hole), needs to be larger. Should arrive this week. The Well will be up for sale. I like the white color, though!
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Old 06-06-24, 10:26 AM
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A electric wire for updating my firmware...
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Old 06-08-24, 08:30 PM
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Picked up a setup P Zero Race (tubed) 28's for my Emonda for $43 a tire replacing the existing P Zero Race TLR's, thank you LordGun. Decided to move this bike back to tubes. I noticed when I was updating the database, that the old tires have been on the bike since Sept 2021. I got good milage out of them and no flats.
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Old 06-10-24, 01:05 PM
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New Shimano 12 speed chain... the current one has left the chat.
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A bunch of gels. At a local community MTB event recently (SDMBA Archipelago ride), they had $20 vouchers for the local Trek store at the mid point aid stop. When I went in, they happened to have some sort of sale on nutrition and they were nearly a buck a piece. Sweet.
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Old 06-10-24, 07:18 PM
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Finally got a power meter for the checkpoint. Settled on a 4iii and a new grx crankset. Current gearing 46/30 and I chose to go with 48/31. Wife approved the P2m aluha crankset but I just couldn’t justify the difference in cost. This way I can pick up 2 more cranksets used and swap as needed depending on the situation.

Crank arm length is 170 with this purchase for both the PM and Crankset. 172.5 are sold out everywhere. My bikes currently run 172.5 or 175. 175 usually leads to knee pain, so I am interested in how the 170 will feel.
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Old 06-11-24, 12:34 AM
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Nice. I keep swapping my Favero pedals between the Checkpoint and Madone. Think I need a second set
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Old 06-11-24, 01:52 AM
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Nice. I keep swapping my Favero pedals between the Checkpoint and Madone. Think I need a second set

I was doing that with my garmin pedals. That’s the point of pedals right? Had two different mechanics advise me to stop doing that, I was wearing out the threads. I was swapping weekly to my hearts content.
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Old 06-11-24, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Finally got a power meter for the checkpoint. Settled on a 4iii and a new grx crankset. Current gearing 46/30 and I chose to go with 48/31. Wife approved the P2m aluha crankset but I just couldn’t justify the difference in cost. This way I can pick up 2 more cranksets used and swap as needed depending on the situation.

Crank arm length is 170 with this purchase for both the PM and Crankset. 172.5 are sold out everywhere. My bikes currently run 172.5 or 175. 175 usually leads to knee pain, so I am interested in how the 170 will feel.
I think you will like the shorter length better. I was running 172.5 but have moved to 170 and found it worked better with my pedal stroke. Just make sure to adjust your saddle position to account for it.
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For the '74 Raleigh Super Course Mk II.

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After much research and deliberation, this.
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I got reflective trouser bands for commuting and a spiffy cycling cap. I lost the cap almost immediately on a city bus.
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after much research and deliberation, this.
Hawt!!!
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After much research and deliberation, this.
nice bike! The OCD in me cant help but not notice the valve stems not clocked the same.
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I picked up some of the Reserve Fillmore Tubeless valves and the orange caps kit and because I could leave things there, I picked up some Wolf Tooth orange center lock rotor lockrings.

Edit: Oh what they hell, I also picked up in Orange fork spacers, top cap, and seat post clamp.


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BBI t47 WS2 bb, which should be arriving midweek.
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