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frank9755

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Jan 2020
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    What is r8000? Ultegra?
    If so 40 is fine. I have wolf tooth but not sure I need it. @hippy has 40t without wt

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    Sure, if they don't make rings that fit your chainset, they won't work!

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    Why not?

    I got them as they worked with my stages crank power meter

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    No, not quite fine that far. Maybe I should, in my quest to have the lowest possible gears.

    I've got absolute black. They enable me to put smaller rings on than shimano intended so they work. The shifting is fine but occasionally I will feel a tooth slip under load, like with a worn chainring. I don't expect they'll last as long as normal ones.
    they're kinda obsolete now that shimano has brought out the gravel chainset, but it didn't come out in time for last year's tcr.

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    Fair cop - I was being lazy, I know I could do that but wondered if it was common knowledge.

    Good (for my narrow personal reasons, not for the event, the club, for the fortunes of time trialling, etc) to hear the Hounslow doesn't always fill - I think it did a couple of years ago when I last planned a 100 comeback - but maybe that was just one year when it was the National.

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    I'm going to try to ride a few 100s this year. I haven't done one for 5 years so I have no LTS.
    Back when I was riding them, hardly any of them filled up but I think things might have changed. Anyone know which ones I might have a chance of getting in to, ie which won't fill up?

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    I'd planned a lot last year by this stage - but not the ones where they hadn't finalised the checkpoints.
    I then spent a lot of time checking it and I think I had it just about perfect - I had about the same distance as other people were saying but 4-5,000m less climbing. I spent ages fine-tuning my route across France - saved loads of climbing by doing that. Then didn't get to ride that bit!

    Better than the year before though - planned almost all of it and didn't get to ride any of it. For me, TCR is mostly a mapping competition with a bit of cycling thrown in.

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    I would keep that one on the rim until it wears out, then cut it off!

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    That does sound like a more fundamental problem...

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