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Jun
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Jun
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comment SRAM xx1 1 x 11 drive train very noisey
Ugh, bottom bracket issues like that are such a pain to puzzle out.
Jun
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment SRAM xx1 1 x 11 drive train very noisey
@Nik I added the illustration from the Sram manual that shows where the chain gap is measured to my answer.
Mar
24
revised SRAM xx1 1 x 11 drive train very noisey
added partial snippet from sram manual to illustratehow to measure chain gap
Mar
24
awarded  Revival
Mar
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answered SRAM xx1 1 x 11 drive train very noisey
Jan
7
comment Is it necessary to buy a special tool to open the chain lock
Interesting, I've never even tried taking one of these links apart by hand, will have to try it. I have had to replace one in the field after it blew apart but never thought about the potential need to actually take an unbroken one apart while out on a ride.
Jan
3
comment Shimano 105 rear shifting issues
Pretty much agree with PeteH, the new 11speed 105's are pretty slick, I've found them to be at least as reliable as the previous generation Ultegra's. One question I would add to the ones Pete asked is which model Cannondale do you have?
Jan
3
answered Is it necessary to buy a special tool to open the chain lock
Oct
31
comment First cyclocross race - strategy
Cool. It is always great when you can get a good walk through on a course. I will say I've found the times I've done two races in one day I tend to do better in the second race. I think it is mostly because I've done more laps on the course and become more comfortable with it. The one exception to that was the day I did back to back races... Have fun!
Oct
29
comment First Cyclocross Race - Riding a Mountain Bike
Worth noting mountain bikes used in USAC sanctioned CX races cannot have bar ends installed on them (rule 1I1d.)
Oct
29
comment First cyclocross race - strategy
In the end do what you are comfortable with. If you do the 4/5 and things are too chaotic you can always hang back going down the hills on the first lap. Usually after that races start to get pretty spread out. There is a video of last year's 4/5 race (youtube.com/watch?v=PWN8pUk4GGA) unfortunately it is a backward facing camera but I still think you can see how spread out the race is long before it gets to the descents. Does look like a fun, fast course: strava.com/segments/5939321 Have fun and good luck!
Oct
28
answered First cyclocross race - strategy
May
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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awarded  Caucus
Feb
16
comment How can I prevent or mitigate the front wheel coming off the ground when climbing steep hills?
How steep is 'very steep'?
Dec
18
revised Why does the rear hub (cassette) moves on the axle when I pedal?
clarified question title, minor grammar fixes to body of question
Dec
18
revised What are the advantages of filling tires with Nitrogen instead of air?
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Dec
18
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