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    garmin 500 auto zero function...who knows?

    Every time I calibrate, I see "Auto Zero" and wonder so I called CycleOps and they seem to believe it is a half-hearted attempt from Garmin to use PT terminology to 'auto calibrate'...so I called Garmin and they told me that "with auto zero boxed, any data at 0 watts will be discarded thus...
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    Thoughts on mix & match wheelset...

    In the process of building another bike and have an extra williams 30 lying around..thinking about mixing it up with a williams 19 for the front to get an even lighter combo. Reason for the mix is the 19's have a weight limit of 170 lbs and I weigh btwn 170-176 throughout the season. I have...
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    Pinarello sizing que

    Great stuff- thanks for the time. While I have bikes that fit, I've never been professionaly fitted and have always used the plumb-bob off the knee/handlebars obscure the axle line of reasoning (and a bit of LeMond's french formula .8something x inseam for saddle height). Reach/stack make much...
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    Pinarello sizing que

    For the life of me I can't get my head around pinarello sizing. I'm 6' w/ a 32.5" inseam and ride 58's (specialized sworks....mondonico....wilier) and the Pin sizing points to a 54??? Any other 58 'other than Pinarello' Pinarello riders out there? What size did it equate to in Italian? Thx!
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    converting double to a triple

    Thanks Gents for the thread redirect and parts information. Will be in the hunt for a new rear cassette and will do some b-screw work to get 'er dialed in. Will post pix from the summit(s) if I make it to all of them!
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    converting double to a triple

    Thanks for all the great feedback- not sure how the ride will be but if it is anything like the name then it may be a one way trip! Not fearing the hills as much as the altitude...been a long time since I lived at 8500' and my sea level lungs will likely be in a mild revolt.... Triple up...
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    converting double to a triple

    Quick que- have a Mondonico outfitted DA7700 9 sp. Will the front shifter/derailleur accommodate a triple up front? Preparing for 'Death Ride' (15k' climbing...leaving the double at home) and want the 30 tooth up front (would take a 15 if I could find one!). Thx.
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    ARRRGG!!! damaged my carbon fork!!!

    We lost a good Doc here in San Diego awhile back when he crashed on a downhill and hit a rock. His front fork failed. It was previously damaged. He died. Over to you to ride that thing solo, but putting that bike in a peloton risks the lives of others as well. Store will likely reject...
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    Trainer? Rollers? or just ride at night?

    Working out hard late at night makes it pretty difficult to get to sleep but I'll confess I'm in the same boat (prefer to work late than rise early). The working late, tho, doesn't include a hard PT session and the early rise 'blues' are soon overwhelmed by a great feeling you get to carry...
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    Dura Ace 7700 Freehub service...possible?

    That about wraps it up....searching for 1/8" bearings that have rolled off the back of the workbench would likely induce a tirade unsuitable for the tender young ears of my neighbor's children. Case closed!
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    Dura Ace 7700 Freehub service...possible?

    Already used the 10mm to get the freehub off...thx for that note, tho. It was a bit of a challenge to find that bit of info but I was able to locate that tidbit in order to get the freehub off and I'm stumped on freehub itself. Concur on the special tools...but I can't help but wonder why...
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    Dura Ace 7700 Freehub service...possible?

    After finding a thread describing the freehub removal, I'm trying to figure out how to completely disassemble a 7700 freehub. I've removed the rubber gasket that mates the hub to the axle body and can see the 30 or so small bearings, but just how does one get at the pawls/break down the...
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    Wheelsuckers....tactical or 'other'

    Great thoughts, gang. I'm giong to have to get savvy on 'how to drop a wheelsucker'...seems to be more difficult than getting a sticky booger off your finger. By nature, this dude is going to glom on to your wheel and you're going to have to work 30% harder to pull away, right? I'll admit my...
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    Wheelsuckers....tactical or 'other'

    Good points, fellas...looks like I need to cage the gyro a bit...and get faster (duh). I think Frenchyge nailed it- rplace13- "Ride away from the group if you can. Drop them on a climb if you can. Sit on wheels till the sprint if you can. If you can't do any of that you gotta train more."...
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    Wheelsuckers....tactical or 'other'

    LOL! Nicely put. I also read the thread mentioned by tonyzackery previously to posting my query. I've seen both camps here (sprinters who will suck wheel with the best of 'em to live long enough to see the finish line then dominating, as well as racers who do their fair share in pursuit of...