Commuter Confusion

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Re: Commuter Confusion

Postby eldavo » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:21 pm

I've heard it attributed to Greg LeMond, "cycling doesn't get easier you just get faster".

Don't forget bearings, new wheels or new bike will have fresh grease/bearing adjustment. Though all that is still negligible compared to rider's bike fitness :D

It's often the same across most life pursuits. "Easier" to spend money than nutrition/health/skill/practise/discipline. For example in Froome's data glimpse, he's lost 7kg body fat since 2007, with relatively the same powerplant underneath.

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Re: Commuter Confusion

Postby hedgehog » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:22 pm

you can try by chainging the rear cog,and maybe the front chain rings,road chain rings are bigger,at the rear count the teath on the smallest ring ten teath is faster than 11 teath,on the front
some roadys have 52 or 53 teath,53 is faster than 52

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Re: Commuter Confusion

Postby hedgehog » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:34 pm

cyclo cross wheels have a wider overal diametre compared to the road wheel becouse of the bigger tire,biger wheel diametre faster ratio on the final drive,wich is the wheel
changing to a road wheel will only give the aero dynamic advantage not a faster drive ratio

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Re: Commuter Confusion

Postby hedgehog » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:50 pm

had a quick look at giant cyclo x the rear cog should be fine 11 teeth.but the front chain ring is 46 teeth as i said roadys got 52 or 53 ,so all it is, is a chain ring and maybe the chain to compensate for the extra length
hop this helps

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