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Old 02-25-2014, 06:09 AM   #32791
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Let's delve into Powermeters ,shall we.

SRM Price high,send away for battery change.

Quarg lower price,as good??? as far as relibility, info.

Power tap 24, 32 .Not enough spokes for my daily use.

Garmin Too spendy, plus I ride with SPD pedals.

Which one of the top two, I'm leaning toward Quarq,because of price.

There are a couple others,Stages ,Pioneer,etc I'm really not interested in those.

And another question.

I've got an FSA crankset now,the rest of the bike is Shimano. I was leaning toward a Scram crankset. The change shouldn't affect shifting,I may have to make small adjustments on the front deraillier.It shouldn't affect the rear deraillier??????
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If you don't need one immediately, I'll bet that Garmin's coming out with an SPD style pedal power meter sooner rather than later.

AFA the rest? Why not Stages? DCRainmaker seems to like em. Especially w the new firmware update.

Have you looked at Power2Max. Former SRM employee started it...

...and... 32h not enough?! What do you weigh?!

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Old 02-25-2014, 03:15 PM   #32792
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Killer fatbike photography here.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:44 PM   #32793
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Yeah so all of that crap I ordered for my bike last weekend...


100% chance of rain Friday when it gets here

Damnit.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:42 PM   #32794
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People have reported reliability issues with all of the power meter brands. I've not had any with a powertap and two Quarqs.

Power2max is less expensive than Quarq but a little heavier. They're not a US company so service depends on the distributor.
They do have a temperature compensation which Quarq lacks (though they say they designed it to not need it). Quarq service is
supposed to be pretty good, as is Saris (powertap).

I would stick with units that have been out for a while as they all seem to go through some teething.

You should not need to adjust the rear derailleur when changing the crank, but if you do it's not difficult. If you stick to the same size large chainring you won't have to reposition the front derailleur
and may not even need to do much adjustment of stops and cable tension.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #32795
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Bloody hell!
I do not like cold. Not even on a bike. And definitely not in the snow. I used to commute a few miles to work when I leved in Colorado. Snow was sometimes part of the deal.
I grew to like it less and less. I can only imagine wht climbing that pass was like.
I commuted to school by bicycle too for a year in engineering school. A full load of those books was stupid heavy on a racing bicycle. But, nothing like what this fella has.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:12 PM   #32796
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Hell. No.

Nope, nada, no way in hell.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:42 PM   #32797
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If you don't need one immediately, I'll bet that Garmin's coming out with an SPD style pedal power meter sooner rather than later.

AFA the rest? Why not Stages? DCRainmaker seems to like em. Especially w the new firmware update.

Have you looked at Power2Max. Former SRM employee started it...

...and... 32h not enough?! What do you weigh?!

M
Let's keep my fat ass out of it, suffice to say it's too heavy for daily use.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:49 PM   #32798
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Hell. No.

Nope, nada, no way in hell.
What he said!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:19 PM   #32799
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Thanks for sharing.
Looks good to me!
Went for a nice fat bike ride for two hours today, it was about 3 degrees F with a brutal wind, I was out of the wind, mostly....
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:41 PM   #32800
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Thanks for sharing.
Looks good to me!
Went for a nice fat bike ride for two hours today, it was about 3 degrees F with a brutal wind, I was out of the wind, mostly....
We in the balmy South (these days) are happy for you
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:55 AM   #32801
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Trail run last nite. Bout an hour (but I haven't looked at the data) with a co-worker.



I may/may not get to go to the Wed ride. Depends on whether this snow keeps coming down.

Last week: 60s and maybe 70s. This week: snow and 30s. Spring can't spring fast enough.

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:04 AM   #32802
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Oh I feel sorry for you. -13F right now. The last time we saw 35F was in November. The last cross race of the season, the first week of December was 0F at race start. The biathlon this weekend is supposed to be 10F at race start. It's been a cold winter.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:08 AM   #32803
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We in the balmy South (these days) are happy for you
Man, it is a good thing I like winter, this one has been a tough one... And no real end in site.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #32804
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Oh I feel sorry for you. -13F right now. The last time we saw 35F was in November. The last cross race of the season, the first week of December was 0F at race start. The biathlon this weekend is supposed to be 10F at race start. It's been a cold winter.
I'M not the one living in doG forsaken Iowa. I'm living in 'the south*' now and have lived both in Sandy Eggo and Tucson. I. HATE. Winter.

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*I'm in the 'north' according to those further south and the 'south' according to those further north. I can't win.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #32805
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Trail run last nite. Bout an hour (but I haven't looked at the data) with a co-worker.



I may/may not get to go to the Wed ride. Depends on whether this snow keeps coming down.

Last week: 60s and maybe 70s. This week: snow and 30s. Spring can't spring fast enough.

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Oh I feel sorry for you. -13F right now. The last time we saw 35F was in November. The last cross race of the season, the first week of December was 0F at race start. The biathlon this weekend is supposed to be 10F at race start. It's been a cold winter.
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Man, it is a good thing I like winter, this one has been a tough one... And no real end in site.
Early in my career, I worked in Gary, IN, Detroit and even the Netherlands in the winter so there's a reason why I live in the desert now.

We're expecting our first rain this weekend - first rain since Dec. 21 - but it's a beautiful day here:

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