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Offline Friendly Angel

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2970 on: January 10, 2019, 10:54:51 PM »
Friend of mine, who totally didn't need it,  just bought a new carbon fiber road bike with hydraulic disk brakes, tubeless tires, electronic shifting, and a 1x11 drivetrain with a 9-tooth cog.  I feel like such a relic.

ETA.   *WIRELESS *   electronic shifting.
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Offline Alex Simmons

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2971 on: January 11, 2019, 04:29:16 PM »
Friend of mine, who totally didn't need it,  just bought a new carbon fiber road bike with hydraulic disk brakes, tubeless tires, electronic shifting, and a 1x11 drivetrain with a 9-tooth cog.  I feel like such a relic.

ETA.   *WIRELESS *   electronic shifting.
Think of it as a fun hacking opportunity...

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2972 on: January 11, 2019, 04:32:18 PM »
What happens with a rig like that if you have an equipment failure.  Can you manually shift it or are you stuck with whatever gear you're in?
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2973 on: January 16, 2019, 07:45:25 AM »
Flat batteries are common enough. You can't change gear.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2974 on: January 22, 2019, 03:23:46 AM »
Saint James Cycleway,  a hard two day ride... I really liked it.  Overnight at Lake Guyon; absolutely fabulous.

She elected me to do the 26km vehicle reposition.  9 years my junior but I generally do what she says.


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