Ultegra - it works!

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Ultegra - it works!

Postby lemmiwinks » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:39 pm

I'm using my future group ride/race bike to commute on so I've got a couple of shake down runs on it before bunch riding this afternoon. I ended up buying a Shimano Ultegra 42T chainring because that was all they had in the shop... Well this morning I did my commute in 16m 10s! Smashed my previous PB of 16m 45s, and that's not even taking into account the 15 or so seconds I wasted riding out the driveway, realising I wasn't wearing my helmet and riding back in to get it. So really my commute was in the 15m bracket and it's all thanks to fancy bike parts :P :P :wink:
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Postby sogood » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:16 pm

New bike syndrome!

You'll be back to your normal self soon enough. ;)
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Postby Matt_Matt » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:23 pm

Upgrade to SRAM RED ....... :wink:
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Postby lemmiwinks » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Do you think the steel 52T chainring beside it cancels out the Ultegra goodness? :lol: Maybe it was the upgrade from my usual Huffy chain to a Shimano one that did it.
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Postby sharktamin » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:27 pm

That symptom sounds like the onset of upgradeitis! Call the doctor quick.
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