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06-17-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By JimShep

For tubes (and tires) rolling resistance is a...

For tubes (and tires) rolling resistance is a much bigger factor than weight. I personally use latex tubes that save about 5-6 watts over standard butyl because even when Iím solo I like to be able...
06-04-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By JimShep

I just threw my r540 pedals on my trainer bike...

I just threw my r540 pedals on my trainer bike because both sets of 105 pedals I have are on my road/tri bikes. I remembered what I hated about them, the little plastic plate in the middle gets a...
05-28-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By JimShep

If my math is right 10 seconds is about 400 feet....

If my math is right 10 seconds is about 400 feet. Assuming you're chasing your twin you would have to put out about 30-40 more watts than him to go one mph faster and take 4-5 minutes to close the...
05-23-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By JimShep

Several different riders made attempts that went...

Several different riders made attempts that went nowhere (captain America, blue socks guy, tall dude). He may have too, he did not have distinctive kit on so I didnít noticed. If this is your...
05-23-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By JimShep

Why do riders make attacks they have no intention of following through on?

I am new to crits but as I understand basic strategy splitting the field is a good thing (if youíre in the front half) because you have that many less guys you're up against in the final laps....
05-10-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By JimShep

How a combined 20/40k Criterium works?

There is a local event that has a combined 20/40k criterium and I don't really understand how it works. It looks like you can enter both but have to stop after 20k if you place and want an award?...
04-11-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,388
Posted By JimShep

My new bike came with an Aero road handlebar...

My new bike came with an Aero road handlebar (Giant Contact SLR). It's a 42 CM but it measures 42.5 CM at the brake hoods. My old bike has a 42 CM bar that measures 42, for some reason the new bar...
11-13-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By JimShep

Thanks for the replies, glad to hear I have it...

Thanks for the replies, glad to hear I have it installed correctly.

Headset preload is how tight the bolt in the top cap is? With it snug everything seems fine.

There is currently an expanding...
11-08-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By JimShep

Giant Propel Fork installation (and extra parts)

I bought a bike online and the fork needs to be installed, I think I have it done correctly but I want to make sure. I have read the instructions and searched online but I can't figure out where the...
09-23-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,625
Posted By JimShep

I have taken longer than I should of at the front...

I have taken longer than I should of at the front but for me I felt like I had to prove that I 'belonged there' more than being liked.

It seems like any time the race splits into multiple groups...
09-17-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,625
Posted By JimShep

I meant to say 'in front of' and thanks for...

I meant to say 'in front of' and thanks for clearing the rest up. Any strategies for dealing with someone who won't take his pull or blocking? I will be doing mostly crits and while I try to...
09-14-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,625
Posted By JimShep

If I understand this you have to be behind the...

If I understand this you have to be behind the guy in the rotation, then do your pull - stay out front during his pull and then some? It seems like this would only work if you are a much stronger...
09-07-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,151
Posted By JimShep

A local bike shop ride has an out and back hill...

A local bike shop ride has an out and back hill at the first regroup point and a small loop at the second regroup point. The faster guys do the hill and loop and the slower riders skip them. Works...
09-07-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,625
Posted By JimShep

The first time this happened I didn't even know...

The first time this happened I didn't even know the prime was for our group, it just happened to be my turn at the front. The second time I knew but I don't know if all the other guys did.

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09-07-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By JimShep

Is there a - 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,24,28 Cassette? (can I make one?)

11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,24,28

I will be upgrading to 11 speed soon. I love single tooth jumps down to the 17 cog but I also want a couple of low gears for the steepest hills. I don't mind big...
08-24-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,625
Posted By JimShep

It would...

It would...
08-24-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,625
Posted By JimShep

At this race I pushed hard to the finish to stay...

At this race I pushed hard to the finish to stay ahead of a rider attempting to pass me -- Even though he was a lap down. Good practice for pushing hard when tired though.


Wheelset?! I won a...
08-21-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,625
Posted By JimShep

Is it common to give Primes to a chase group?

I am new to Crits, I have only done 6 so far and 5 have been part of the same training series. Several times they have given Primes for the group chasing the breakaway. Is this common practice?

I...
06-11-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,994
Posted By JimShep

I agree A Set of Dura Ace Pulleys are...

I agree



A Set of Dura Ace Pulleys are only $25. I think I may check my pulley screws tomorrow.



If someone had a ten year old Honda Accord that they liked and where considering a new...
06-11-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,994
Posted By JimShep

The 105 derailleur pulleys each have a bushing,...

The 105 derailleur pulleys each have a bushing, replacing them with pulleys with a bearing is an easy way to save 1 watt. Other than that the 105 is fine. (Ultegra has 1 bushing and 1 bearing)

I...
06-07-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,994
Posted By JimShep

I did attempt to head off the 'Train harder/...

I did attempt to head off the 'Train harder/ smarter' and 'Spend the money on wheels/ smart trainer' posts...


For racing I mostly do crits, my club time trial and the occasional triathlon....
06-07-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,994
Posted By JimShep

For Crits - CAAD12 vs Allez Sprint vs Propel Advanced 2

I just started racing criteriums and am thinking of buying a new bike. The new bike would mainly be for crits and shorter fast paced group or training rides. My current bike is getting a little long...
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