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Old 09-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #31261
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Daydreaming idea... Was thinking about replacing the 48/36/26 crankset on my LHT with a 40/26 double. Given the cost and trouble I've talked myself put of it, but I thought I'd throw it out there for discussion anyway
Here is an opinion about a "mountain double"... It is down the page a ways. They liked it.

http://pathlesspedaled.com/2012/12/s...-vs-surly-lht/
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:36 PM   #31262
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Daydreaming idea... Was thinking about replacing the 48/36/26 crankset on my LHT with a 40/26 double. Given the cost and trouble I've talked myself put of it, but I thought I'd throw it out there for discussion anyway
I'm goes to go with a Mt bike triple on my LHT before I do long loaded trips.
44/32/22
Around here the climbs are steep. A 26/34 will get up them, but you've got no bail out gear before you're walking
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:04 AM   #31263
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Are you talking about bicycle products?
Bicycle
Moto
Other stuff

I may have become complacent in searching out deals though, will check and keep comparing, UK prices inmates are quoting here looking good.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #31264
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I'm goes to go with a Mt bike triple on my LHT before I do long loaded trips.
44/32/22
Around here the climbs are steep. A 26/34 will get up them, but you've got no bail out gear before you're walking
I did RAGBRAI on the LHT without any luggage. I hadn't really "trained" for it, so I wasn't in the best shape either The route wasn't quite as flat as you might expect, and I can remember one of the hillier days where I was getting pretty pooped and got into my second lowest gear to spin up a hill. I guess that would have been a 26x30? I'm pretty sure I still had one left, I don't think I've ever been in 26/34 on the LHT, though the last jump is still a pretty big one. With that in mind, I wouldn't want to lose the low gearing just in case!

After thinking about it more, I don't think I want to give up the "big" ring either. There's long but not particularly steep hill next to my house that I can usually hit about 23mph on without any effort. With the 40t ring that would be 80rpm in my highest gear combo. So I think I still want the higher gears too

If it wouldn't set me back ~$200 in parts I'd probably give the super-compact double a try but as it is I doubt I'd get too much out of it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #31265
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I did RAGBRAI on the LHT without any luggage. I hadn't really "trained" for it, so I wasn't in the best shape either The route wasn't quite as flat as you might expect, and I can remember one of the hillier days where I was getting pretty pooped and got into my second lowest gear to spin up a hill. I guess that would have been a 26x30? I'm pretty sure I still had one left, I don't think I've ever been in 26/34 on the LHT, though the last jump is still a pretty big one. With that in mind, I wouldn't want to lose the low gearing just in case!

After thinking about it more, I don't think I want to give up the "big" ring either. There's long but not particularly steep hill next to my house that I can usually hit about 23mph on without any effort. With the 40t ring that would be 80rpm in my highest gear combo. So I think I still want the higher gears too

If it wouldn't set me back ~$200 in parts I'd probably give the super-compact double a try but as it is I doubt I'd get too much out of it.
On longer trips where I'm riding for for a few hours at a time, I like switcthing up gears, like riding in a 36/15for a while, then riding in a 48/23. it feels like it's almost the same gear. with a double I wouldn't be able to do that.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #31266
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Florida is often referred to as 'God's waiting room', due to all the retirees living here. But it appears that a few octogenarians aren't quite ready to trade in their bicycles for wheelchairs.

"Great second day at the Georgia Golden Olympics. Rosie and I each garnered another state time trial championship, this time in the 10K event on a challenging hilly course which caused my speed to vary from 19-32 mph. To make things worse we had to fight a headwind on the inbound 5K leg. The cool part was that only three of us broke 15:30 on the course and the other two were 50 year old kids! This was my 27 state (18 Florida, 6 Georgia, 3 Alabama) championship since returning from 9 months of healing a few years ago from a broken race suffered in another 10K TT event! Next up, the USA Cycling Florida State Time Trial Championships on October 13th where I hope to win my 7th FL state title for the 7th year in a row! Bring it!!"

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Old 09-20-2013, 06:36 AM   #31267
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #31268
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #31269
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A 9 pound bike is a nice idea, but I'd have to see how that frame rides before I start clapping. It almost looks bonded? I read the article quickly. I appreciate the skill it must take to make something like that, though. Those cranks look amazing.

Remember the pre-production Super Siz Evo the Sky used flexed so badly that it threw the chain off the outside of the chainset.

Wonder what that thing looks like after a crash?

I didn't see anywhere the cost of the thing, I know there are some precious small batch parts but I wonder how precious. Someone needs to get on it and ride it.

Ducnut you got any holiday left?
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #31270
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Back to the US vs. England prices, if you recall this post:

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I put my order in Mon 9-16
1 x Columbus Minimal Road Forks Carbon 1"
1 x Campagnolo Record Threadless 1 Inch Headset
1 x Thomson Stem Shim Black
1 x 3T ARX Pro Alloy Oversized Road Stem Black 110mm
1 x Cinelli Graphis XL Shallow White Road Handlebar White 44cm
3 x Deda Metal Spacers Black 5mm - 1 Inch

and it all shipped 9-17 aside from the shim which was back ordered and was sent out today, 9-18.

Free shipping.
Guess what:

They attempted to deliver all that yesterday. I wasn't here so I only got the slip on the door:

12Arrived at Delivery Facility in ROMULUS - USAROMULUS, MI - USA 7:58 AM







11Departed Facility in CINCINNATI HUB - USACINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 5:21 AM







10Processed at CINCINNATI HUB - USACINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 3:28 AM







9Clearance processing complete at CINCINNATI HUB - USACINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 2:37 AM







8Arrived at Sort Facility CINCINNATI HUB - USACINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 2:28 AM







Thursday, September 19, 2013 LocationTime
14Delivery attempted - consignee premises closedWindsor, Ont11:56 AM



13With delivery courier




Wednesday, September 18, 2013 LocationTime
7Customs status updatedCINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 10:14 PM







6Departed Facility in EAST MIDLANDS - UKEAST MIDLANDS - UK 10:07 PM







5Processed at EAST MIDLANDS - UKEAST MIDLANDS - UK 2:14 AM







Tuesday, September 17, 2013 LocationTime
4Arrived at Sort Facility EAST MIDLANDS - UKEAST MIDLANDS - UK 11:00 PM







3Departed Facility in SOUTHAMPTON - UKSOUTHAMPTON - UK 7:47 PM







2Processed at SOUTHAMPTON - UKSOUTHAMPTON - UK 6:44 PM







1Shipment information receivedSOUTHAMPTON - UK 12:00 AM









I order this stuff on the 16th. On the 19th it was at my house.

From Portsmouth.

PS
The Look Keo cleats I ordered from my local bike shop are still not in. He told me with quite a straight face the QBP was out of stock on the Keo cleats.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #31271
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"Estimated retail for the complete bike is right at $20,000."



I *might* spend as much as $5000 on a new bike but that's about it and even then, only after an unexpected windfall.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:48 AM   #31272
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The frames Crumpton normally produce are 5300 dollars a piece. You'll have to find a different brand.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:08 AM   #31273
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The frames Crumpton normally produce are 5300 dollars a piece. You'll have to find a different brand.
No worries there. My recumbent is a top-tier bike - I'll place it in the lower half of top-tied bikes though. The Carbent is a few steps up and you can equip it to the $6000-7000 point without trying. Mine was about $4500 shipped in a BFB:




The guy that builds them did a brevet with us earlier this year. He was claiming 85 watts of output on the flats at 21-22 mph. I think I'm around 120 watts or so but I'm also a good 30 lbs heavier than him.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #31274
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The Cancellara motor has been released to the public!

http://www.vivax-assist.com/en/produ...ax-assist.html
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #31275
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not sure what the market that is aimed at. 700x42 tires are probably too heavy for cross. it has Sora or SRAM Apex/X9 shifters with road gearing (48-34 compact or 50-39-30 triple). so not really that suitable for heavy touring... cromo frame/forks.

it almost smells like a Karate Monkey/Ogre kinda bike but with a more road build. whack.

looks like fun, tho!
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