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  1. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    Whatever....:rolleyes: I posted a legitimate question which was of interest to me and my riding style. IF you believe that extra shifting is of no concern or bother, let it be so. My direction to you then is to remove any index shifting and go back to downtube shifting because, after all, it...
  2. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    This would be another good idea if I were to get the bike. The 48t would probably solve the "problem", AND the 48x12 is plenty big enough for my purposes. Maybe even a 50t would be enough change to yield good results.
  3. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    From my riding style and liking what I've enjoyed as far as shifting goes for quite some time, maybe I've been spoiled when I look at a number of new bikes out there and what gearing they may offer. However, I have in the past read other thoughts about certain gearing and they say similar ideas...
  4. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    I did think about the chainring. This bike comes w/ 38x52 but I rode a comact 34x50 and it was same/worse condition of chainring rub. I guess it would have to be a 39x52 or slightly larger to eliminate that rub. Or, small spacers on the 52 ring could solve that if I got the bike, but I don't...
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    10sp usable gears

  6. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    WOW, how a simple question becomes a pride issue w/ you. Because I have ridden for years and rarely shift the fd, I'm not understanding how a bike works?? Hah! There are things I don't know, but, SORRY, you are wrong in that shifting the hub on the axle WILL alter chainring rub....shifting...
  7. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    It appears you don't understand my question. Sorry.
  8. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    I appreciate your answers, but, as I stated above, it is NOT front der rub....it's chainring rub I am investigating. It is not about shifting "right"; it is shifting "less". And, with one-tooth increments, it's not about missing ratios. Approaching an incline/hill is not the time to be...
  9. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    Yes, I am talking about primarily chainring rub, which in the end affects gearing. If I knew that chainring rub could be "mostly" eliminated, I'd look at it differently. This bike had a 38/52 x 12/23 and the chain rubbed the 52 ring when using the 38x12/13/14 gears. I realize the 38x12 concerns...
  10. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    I realize the point of more gear ratios, but in my book if I had a 10sp setup and had to double shift all the time it is not only annoying, but time consuming and you lose speed since you have to find the gear again. Maybe I'm not making myself clear, but shifting the fd regularly unless I am...
  11. crankitfast

    10sp usable gears

    I have searched and did not find what I was looking for... On shimano 10sp systems, how many small cogs are expected to be lost due to chainrub on large chainring when one is using the smaller ring? I have been told by the LBS to expect to lose 3 cogs, but what good is that if one expects...
  12. crankitfast

    Things big pharma doesn't want you to know

    Health & wellness is such a complicated topic that it is hard to say that one thing is better over another. However, I believe that since the onset of the internet and other means that have driven people to be more steadfast in taking care of their health and dig deeper for more answers to...
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    Things big pharma doesn't want you to know

    The truth is, pharma has monetary intentions for EVERY drug out there and don't be fooled by anything else. Additionally, be aware that Monsanto is behind tons of GMO crops and other questionable activities that the US FDA just turns its head to in the name of big money. Yes, money runs the...
  14. crankitfast

    Buying a Road Bike - aprox $1500

    It "may" not matter quality wise, but I have had my fair share of junk products made in places other than the USA. It has taken a long time (too long) for people to realize what has been happening in the world markets drastically has affected the US worker, but the idea to buy American in the...
  15. crankitfast

    Looking for advice - Cannondale models

    I agree with you regarding magazine writeups. However, viewpoints I have referred to are from cycling enthusiasts such as us, not editors. FYI, my Nissan was bought used, and since I am tall it was one of 3 sedans that I narrowed my search down to (fit & performance, again) and just so...
  16. crankitfast

    Looking for advice - Cannondale models

    I don't doubt your knowledge and experience, but I am not willing to ignore cannondale. Nor have I made up my mind. Nor have I decided against other brands. I will say again that it comes w/ many great reviews, and I truly am amazed at how many have bought other brands only to post online...
  17. crankitfast

    Help! Looking for a Bike this fall

    I've been riding for years, and I can assure you that the engine (you) is more important than what bike you ride. I have browsed these forums for a while and am ASTONISHED that so many people are looking to buy and have bought $1,000-1,500-2,000 dollar bikes and then post on the website a silly...
  18. crankitfast

    Looking for advice - Cannondale models

    I still don't track you on those proprietary issues w/ cannondale. Unless there's something w/ the bb or forks, I see no issues at all since everything else is stock components. But, since the cranks are shimano, I doubt there'd be any future issues there that would not be encountered on any...
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    Looking for advice - Cannondale models

    So, just how tall are you? 6'1 1/2"; 36" inseam; also wear a 36-37" sleeve length on dress shirts if that helps at all. How long is your stem? don't know. How wide are your handlebars? don't know, but narrower than the cannondales & allez that I tried What is the top tube length? don't...
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    Looking for advice - Cannondale models

    I believe I have 32h wheels, but proper tensioning is needed. Wheels just might make a diff, but my "problem" is that since I know my bike does not fit me well, in order to change that I'd have: 1. Fit fee at lbs: ~$100 2. Wheels: ~$300 (I wouldn't go too cheap) Current eyelets are looking...