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  • in reply to: Dalai's Al racing quiver – Wilier, Cervelo, Fuji & Colnago #95662
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    CX bike has had an upgrade with new crank and shoes. Unfortunately I broke my collarbone and wrote off the Fuji racing on the track right before the start of our CX season (I went over the bars at 55km/hr when the rider in front of me crashed), so haven’t raced the whole winter!

    Colnago

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    in reply to: Dalai's Al racing quiver – Wilier, Cervelo, Fuji & Colnago #95416
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    Sorry Pete, but these wheels are still needed for racing. Raced the State Masters IP last weekend and will be racing the National Track Masters IP in three weeks…

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    in reply to: Kestrel TT custom paint #95114
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    Not my cup of tea either, but you can’t deny the skill of the painter!

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    in reply to: Dalai's Al racing quiver – Wilier, Cervelo, Fuji & Colnago #95113
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    First carbon bike in the current quiver. Just finally finished building my Planet X track frameset for pursuiting duty. Her maiden IP is this Saturday…

    Planet X track

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    in reply to: Climbs around Tucson #95045
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    Nice to meet you too!

    I felt Pikes Peak was the hardest climb for the trip. The top half felt steep, only when I went searching for the climb profile afterwards did I realize how steep. Top section at elevation has a km at 10.6%! It was the first time in my travels where I’ve found 39*29 too small. Normally it has been fine, but studies suggest ~72% sea level FTP at around the 4000m mark made a noticeable difference.

    http://www.brentacol.com/gradient_pics/pikes.png

    Very happy that after a successful trial in September 2012 that the road management opened up this road to bikes year round. I still need to write a letter thanking them for doing this.

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    in reply to: Climbs around Tucson #94981
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    Thanks Mike-K. Was a great trip! Totals: 17 days ridden in 21. 1705km, 42,009m elevation gain and over 5,600km driven!

    Getting through all the riding I’d scheduled was surprisingly okay, even though weekly totals were nearly double my 2013 weekly average and all climbing! Hardest part of the trip though was the driving. Basically every day I would finish riding and have to drive anywhere from an hour to over 6 hours to the next climb.

    Since I wasn’t sure if I’d return (too many amazing places in the world I still haven’t been) I fitted in CO as well as the CA and AZ climbs. If I knew I’d return I think it would be better to spend more time in the one area, keeping CO and CA as separate trips.

    Finally got around to posting my last two climbs for the trip. Links below for those interested.

    Palomar Mountain CA

    South Grade rd curves

    Glendora Mountain Rd- Glendora Ridge Rd- to Mt Baldy CA

    Glendora Ridge rd

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    in reply to: Climbs around Tucson #94824
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    Finally got around to writing up my ride up Mt Lemmon. Madcow had tried to sandbag me into trying North Wentworth rd first. In the end I got to the start of Mt Lemmon late so just rode to the Sky Center gate return…

    Mt Lemmon report

    Mt Graham report

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    in reply to: Tune Mag 150 easily converted to Campy? #94765
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    I am just glad I got the answer.

    I have been lusting over these wheels as soon as the AX-Lightness SRT-24 wheelset was listed locally for a very nice price… But it would have been an expensive error if I went ahead and bought them since it has been confirmed these cannot be converted from Shimano 10 speed. Though I was even considering whilst waiting for an answer to build a bike with 10 speed SRAM Red just because these wheels are so nice!

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    in reply to: Tune Mag 150 easily converted to Campy? #94762
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    Got a response from FWB via FB. “That’s an older 150 and cannot be converted into a Campagnolo 11. Only the newer 150 hubs can be easily converted.”

    Looks like I’ll have to pass on the wheels…

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    in reply to: Tune Mag 150 easily converted to Campy? #94754
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    Thanks. Not sure if the axle is 15 or 17mm… The wheelset is at least a couple of years old – right around the time of the change.

    Is it a straight swap, or is a redish required?

    Hub in question – http://benmanson.com/Photos/ForSale/sep13/5D3_4358.jpg

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    in reply to: Climbs around Tucson #94730
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    I can’t believe its already been nearly 2 weeks since I returned from my trip. Around Tucson I rode both Mt Graham and Mt Lemmon. They are both brilliant climbs and therefore am glad I made my way via Tucson back to LA.

    Also got to drop into FWB headquarters and met the crew – unfortunately most of the bling was on the way to Interbike…

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    in reply to: Crank Review #5 #94384
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    I am using an older style square taper bottom bracket SRM crankset – would I really feel a difference going to something else? Or is this just a fun math problem – I do like fun math problems.

    Same – SRM on my road bike is also Campag square taper…

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    in reply to: Crank Review #5 #94379
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    I only mention this because square taper is still popular with a lot of track cyclists where wattages are higher and events are often decided by very small margins

    What about the Octalink BB interface? Would be personally interested how the track SRM would test…

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    in reply to: Where’d you ride today? #94230
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    Another threepeat of Mt Donna Buang yesterday; getting nearly all three laps before the forecast rain came through… 110km 50.4km climbing 6.4% ave.

    Share the Road sign

    Mt Donna Buang climb

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    in reply to: Where’d you ride today? #94216
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    Just checked your Strava links – you climbed the Gorge du Nan on the 30th. It was the climb starting at the village of Cognin-les-Gorges around 30km into the ride.

    I stayed at a half pension in Rencurel – Hotel le Marronnier which caters for cyclists and motorcyclists. An option I would also recommend.

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