Friday, after work, I rode with a co-worker who is better equipped, more fit, younger, and 70lbs lighter than I am.
I rolled out on a 10.5kg steel road bike with a leather saddle, and he rolls out with a BMC Road Machine on HED Stinger wheels.
You’re killing me, Paul.
Next ride, I’ll take my Colossal. Not any lighter, but a bit more pro. I’ve been riding this bike on the trainer, in a vain attempt at building some fitness before Land Run 100. Which, naturally, got me to thinking about changes.
Some things, like the lever position on the bars, are things I never got right during the rebuild. Others, like the Wickwerks chainrings, are because SRAM front shifts suck butt.
Sram front derailleurs really do suck, did these rings help much?
They get the chain up there, but the rings are thicker, so you loose the two smallest cogs when you’re on the small ring up front.