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Old 09-10-19, 06:48 PM
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My company is flying in engineers from all over the region to help them rebuild from scratch and restore everything from backup.
Sounds expensive. How much was the ransom?
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Old 09-10-19, 08:21 PM
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That is a rare critter. The less popular color (although in my opinion the best color for seat posts, because it's such a high wear item); non-standard size (by the conventions we've settled into for modern bikes, at least); and setback (in a time when most people want zero). I know they make it, but I'm not surprised you're unable to find one.

I really like Thomson stuff and have their seat posts on three of my bikes. I'll keep an eye open for you.
Thanks. I love my bike and wish It wasn't 26.8mm.
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Today I came home to find my new black Brooks Cambium C17 arrived. I haven't tried one of these yet but my old saddle is sorta falling apart. Mounted it and rolled down to the taco stand. I gotta say this saddle feels damn great, I'm hooked.

OH, and my ****ty coworker/apprentice wasn't around today, so today was a good day.

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I'll keep an eye open for you.

Thanks again. I ended up buying a Nitto https://www.ebay.com/itm/133175624221
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Old 10-05-19, 02:51 PM
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Today I did 35 miles fixed with some gravel and a couple climbs thrown in. Cool day so I got to try out my Rapha windbreaker -- must admit I'm impressed. It's light and comfy, cuts the wind well, and has some nice details like elastic running down the arm seams and meshy fabric under the arms for ventilation. I wouldn't pay $200 for it but I'm happy with it for the price I paid.
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Today I almost got a KOM riding fixed. Just need to be 2-3 seconds faster. Got 74 gear inches, and I want to go up to 79. Is that too big of a jump?

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Today I almost got a KOM riding fixed. Just need to be 2-3 seconds faster. Got 74 gear inches, and I want to go up to 79. Is that too big of a jump?

Dave
I think you should try a more gradual increase, say 75ish via 49/17? The more worrying part about the whole thing is the injury / knee pain that comes with the increase load, I had to learn that through experience.
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Old 10-08-19, 09:07 PM
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Also depends on the segment you're targeting. 2-3 seconds isn't that much to cover on a longer segment. On a shorter sprinty segment, it can be huge.
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Originally Posted by acir71 View Post
I think you should try a more gradual increase, say 75ish via 49/17? The more worrying part about the whole thing is the injury / knee pain that comes with the increase load, I had to learn that through experience.
Not a bad idea. The jump from 70 gi to 74 gi was a little rough. I have 45x16 gearing now, and a 17 sitting on the shelf. Just need to figure out if there is enough room in the dropout for that change? I know there is a figure out there for how much a wheel moves in the dropout for each tooth, can't recall what it is.

As far as the segment, it is 1.3 mi around a lake. The first stretch is mostly flat, with a shallow climb. It then takes a left turn to a steeper climb, then a fast descent followed by a right turn. I definitely spun out on the downhill (134 cadence). Maybe could have pushed that a little more. Could probably have taken the first left a little faster too.

Oddly enough my best time on the segment was today riding fixed. Can't seem to beat it on my geared road bike (which should be easier!).

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Old 10-11-19, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
I know there is a figure out there for how much a wheel moves in the dropout for each tooth, can't recall what it is.
It's 1/8"
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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Not a bad idea. The jump from 70 gi to 74 gi was a little rough. I have 45x16 gearing now, and a 17 sitting on the shelf. Just need to figure out if there is enough room in the dropout for that change? I know there is a figure out there for how much a wheel moves in the dropout for each tooth, can't recall what it is.

As far as the segment, it is 1.3 mi around a lake. The first stretch is mostly flat, with a shallow climb. It then takes a left turn to a steeper climb, then a fast descent followed by a right turn. I definitely spun out on the downhill (134 cadence). Maybe could have pushed that a little more. Could probably have taken the first left a little faster too.

Oddly enough my best time on the segment was today riding fixed. Can't seem to beat it on my geared road bike (which should be easier!).

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What was your minimum cadence?

Going from 45x16 to 45x15 would drop your max cadence by almost 10rpm for the same speed. Putting on a 17T would move you in the opposite direction from what you want.
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
What was your minimum cadence?

Going from 45x16 to 45x15 would drop your max cadence by almost 10rpm for the same speed. Putting on a 17T would move you in the opposite direction from what you want.
Minimum cadence was 31.
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