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Old 08-06-2015, 11:06 AM   #6226
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So clearly, I was all dazzled by components and colour of my new supersix Evo, that gear sets were something I've NEVER paid any attention to. And holy SHIT! I can't climb worth a damn with this thing. Standard crank and 11-25 cassette, and there are a lot of mountains near me.
Get used to it, eventually those mountains will seem like hills, then bumps in the road.

I am going standard 53/39 and 11-25 for my next set up.

After riding a fixie on a 81 gear inch set up for a while, you start appreciating cassettes and having more than one chain ring.

It will be a "greener grass on the other side" scenario once you change your gearing setup to compact.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:02 PM   #6227
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Get used to it, eventually those mountains will seem like hills, then bumps in the road.

I am going standard 53/39 and 11-25 for my next set up.

After riding a fixie on a 81 gear inch set up for a while, you start appreciating cassettes and having more than one chain ring.

It will be a "greener grass on the other side" scenario once you change your gearing setup to compact.
I hear ya, but I caved and bought an 11-28 cassette. I agree that the 2 weeks I rode the 11-25, that I could feel myself getting stronger and faster, but I needed a bailout gear. I have no plans on going back to a compact crank, in fact, I still try my best to climb with 39/25, but it's nice to have that one last gear when I'm gassed.
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pfft bailout gear? why don't you try a triple then?

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Anyone into luxurious butt cream?

Someone on CL is selling Rapha Chamois Cream for $15 per tin.

Definitely the best scent out of all the one's i've used (assos, dznuts, generic, alchemy).

Reg price is $25++. One tin last me 1+ year.
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pfft bailout gear? why don't you try a triple then?

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lol! Love the triple on my hybrid/baby trailer hauler, I can pedal that thing up a mountain with one leg.
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Anyone into luxurious butt cream?

Someone on CL is selling Rapha Chamois Cream for $15 per tin.

Definitely the best scent out of all the one's i've used (assos, dznuts, generic, alchemy).

Reg price is $25++. One tin last me 1+ year.
I honestly felt that the Rapha stuff was just "okay."

I personally prefer DZ Nuts. The Assos stuff sucked.
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FYI, just like in previous years, Rapha has released more items into their Sale

Tempted to get an aero suit LOL. I have a credit voucher to use too. Tempting!


[edit] also price drops on some items. The trade team jerseys are $90.00, they are the same material and cut as the pro team version ((just questionable colors and design)

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looking for a $300-400 hybrid for just some recreational cycling. how's the giant escape? any other recommendations?
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Is it worth it or possible to convert a triple chain ring to a double/compact?

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Is it worth it or possible to convert a triple chain ring to a double/compact?

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It's a valid question.

I think the real answer is: It depends.

Some rear derailleur cages are meant for triple cranks and may not support double chain rings. I mean, it will work, but you'll have to mind where you are when shifting to prevent cross-chaining and the length of the chain etc.

More importantly, you'll have to factor in costs. Imagine your bike is only worth $200, and the crank itself is $200 (just food for thought.) That's when you have to ask yourself, "Is it worth it?" Lots of variables to consider. I'm missing more, but that's the gist of it.
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looking for a $300-400 hybrid for just some recreational cycling. how's the giant escape? any other recommendations?
I haven't really followed the hybrid scene for a while, but I can only imagine for something within that price range, the Giant Escape is not a bad buy. Also consider some Kona hybrids that are out there. I believe Sport Check might have some GT hybrids too.

I recall seeing a few Scott SUB30s and what not on Craigslist that were reasonable.
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The short answer is yes, but why? Weight savings or ? Personally, I would keep the triple, if you ever find yourself on some really steep climbs. Or if you want, you could always just remove a chainring, set your limit screw on your derailleur, and voila, you got yourself a double. Or remove your big ring and stick on a bash guard. =P
If you want to do it all properly, then yeah, what BCRDukes said, you should consider costs. New front derailleur, new double shifter, possibly new chain (or remove some links).
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It's a valid question.

I think the real answer is: It depends.

Some rear derailleur cages are meant for triple cranks and may not support double chain rings. I mean, it will work, but you'll have to mind where you are when shifting to prevent cross-chaining and the length of the chain etc.

More importantly, you'll have to factor in costs. Imagine your bike is only worth $200, and the crank itself is $200 (just food for thought.) That's when you have to ask yourself, "Is it worth it?" Lots of variables to consider. I'm missing more, but that's the gist of it.
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The short answer is yes, but why? Weight savings or ? Personally, I would keep the triple, if you ever find yourself on some really steep climbs. Or if you want, you could always just remove a chainring, set your limit screw on your derailleur, and voila, you got yourself a double. Or remove your big ring and stick on a bash guard. =P
If you want to do it all properly, then yeah, what BCRDukes said, you should consider costs. New front derailleur, new double shifter, possibly new chain (or remove some links).
Thanks for the input guys. Honestly the main reason is because I never use the granny ring and I don't feel like a true roadie with a triple.

It is an older bike, I love the thing, but you guys are right, I'll have to bear in mind with the costs. Perhaps I'll save that cash for a newer road bike one day lol.

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^ good looking bike! What do you mean you never use the granny ring? Maybe you're not riding steep enough grades then! =) There are a number of road bikes with triple rings, and I wish I had triple on a couple of my bikes when I'm climbing SFU. The only bike I have a triple on, is my touring bike, which is pretty standard. And yeah, in no way does it feel like a road bike.
If you do love the bike and plan on keeping it around, then I would just continue riding it until your drive train wore out, and then swap in a double at that time. Why waste perfecting good working parts unless you're racing & trying to save some weight or you can sell it for some money, just my personal opinion. (Or buy a new road bike at that time, but I bet you'll want to keep this around for a back up or rainy day bike or whatever).
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Holy mother of god. I think It's time for me to get a new bike. And yeah, where do you pick up Look? I don't see many dealers that carry them, even though I've seen a few Looks around.


I've always been casually checking eBay around for used Look 675's to see if there were any good deals. I came across a listing for one that was my size and checked the "item location" and saw that it was at Langley. So I messaged the seller and offered to take the sale private & in CDN$

Bike came w/ Ultegra Di2 & Reynolds Stratus Pro wheelset. It was from Fort Langley Cyclery; they're an official Look dealer

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Holy shit. It looks like he's actually very lucky the porsche was there; He was airborne at 0:20 and there was no way to slow doing going too fast for that turn and might have gone straight and down the cliff.
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I wonder if he had a mechanical failure of some kind?
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I wonder if he had a mechanical failure of some kind?
I think he was probably just zoned out. You could see his wheels locking up at the apex of the turn. But i guess even the best of brakes wont do much when you're going 60+ on 25cc tires.
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Spent some time at my grandparents over the weekend and found my old "race bike" in the shop. A little more rusty, a little more beat up, but still with those nasty tri bars. I tossed her in the trunk and brought her back to vancouver with me.

She will get the full hipster meal deal. Stripped, and ill make my first single speed. I was also thinking about polishing up all the aluminum, and giving the frame a good spray. But at the same time, I don't exactly want it to look flashy as the whole point of bring it back was so I could have a bike to ride and lock up in the city.

EDIT: I think I have the two most ghetto bikes on Revscene haha. Love it. This beast may have been decent in it's day though. Made in Japan Chromoly frame (Araya?), Shimano drivetrain, Dia-compe brakes. Not too shabby
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