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October 16, 2013 at 3:26 am #94846
Speaking of which, any word on FWB”s deal to bring the EE crank to market (whoops, let that slip – don’t tell anyone)? O.k., just speculating, haha, but check out the posts by madcow and me on http://fairwheelbikes.com/c/forums/topic/eepacenti-crank-cancelled/ .October 4, 2013 at 3:07 am #94763
Got a response from FWB via FB rather than on the FWB forum? Is this forum almost extinct?
September 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm #94672
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Question: Is it important to you whether the brakes work reliably when you really need them (emergency stop or slowdown)?September 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm #94663
Well, I guess madcow can’t tell us more about any potential new partnership.
Per http://www.bicycleretailer.com/product-tech/2013/09/12/ee-cycleworks-looking-partner-make-crank#.UjIKgz9BLfg , “We will be re-evaluating the EE crank relative to the current competitive crank offerings as well as what might be the next step in bringing it to market. We are open to the prospect of a new partnership,” Edwards said.September 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm #94639
The announcement says that Pacenti has canceled it, but is there any prospect that it could yet live under EE Cycleworks, perhaps to include the possibility of some other deal being worked out?
Or will the EE crank do down in the annals of vaporcranks, joining such illustrious company as the original (alu) ZeroG crank and the M5 crank (I lost track of how many times they were weeks from production)?September 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm #94590
How do you like the Ultralite pedals? Have you gone back and forth (on different bikes?) between Ultralite and some other pedals, and if so, do you get “confused” in the heat of the moment as to how to unclip? Are you using fixed or float (Ultralite) cleats?August 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm #94489
I like the lion decal, but the head tube badge is dead weight (how much?) you’ll be carrying when shouldering the bike. I wonder if it deleteriously impacts aerodynamics?July 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm #94350
Not sure if this is just rounding or unit to unit variation, but why is the Skyline clincher wheelset 140g heavier than the Skyline tubular wheelset, when all specs seem to be identical (are they?) between the two, except for the rims being 80g per rim heavier in clincher, based on which the clincher wheelset should be 160g heavier?
Also, was Chris Froome riding the complete Skyline tubular wheelset as spec’d above, or just the rims with some other wheelset configuration?
July 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm #94273
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Could you please clarify what the overall “upper end” crank lineup will be? Will there still be Super Record, Record, and Chorus, and if so, where do the new cranks fit into this? Are Comp Ultra and Comp One not available in BSA?July 5, 2013 at 1:21 am #94182
… and with test 1 I just wanted to see how MUCH slower, is the decrease exponential, is it linear? etc. etc.
Actually, it’s Pi-dratic, i.e, it goes as the Pi power of the ratio of mass. So for example, if the mass doubles, then you would be 2^Pi, i.e, 8.82 times slower.June 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm #94065
Bespoke means custom.June 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm #93898
Not a biggie, but I can’t find how to change the timezone setting.June 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm #93837
Mt Lemmon is a MUST! I was there about 18 months ago. Here was the view from 14 miles up the climb.<br>
The climb isn’t too steep (a steady 5%), but the best part is the descent. All turns are very wide and the pavement is perfect. You can really just bomb the descent and dive into every corner and never touch the brakes. Climbing the 14 miles took me 90 minutes and the descent was 27 minutes. Absolutely the most fun 27 minutes I have ever had on the bike.
That would be about 31 mph average for the descent, yet it is 5% and you never touch the brakes? That doesn’t seem to “add up”, unless you’re not very aero ( to an extreme) or some of the figures aren’t correct. Am I missing something?
June 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm #93796
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Any idea of the deflection differences between Super Record with Ti axle and the tested Record with steel axle?June 25, 2012 at 12:00 am #93342
I learned to shift with downtube friction shifters, then went to DT index shifters, and now Record ergo 10 shifters. I have been very proficient in determining when to shift, how many gears to shift, and in executing the shifts. I do not have a bike with electronic shifting as of yet. That I happen to ask questions/make observations concerning how well the design of an electronics shifting system provides the flexibility that it could (under my proposed system, you can have as many or as few dump point as you want, so you wouldn’t lose anything vs. a system with only one dump point, as that could be one of your options) does not mean I don’t know how to ride or shift efficiently and effectively.
But thank you very much for your concern.