Hell of the Worth 2014

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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby Ewan » 31 Mar 2014 19:14

You learn something new every day... I hadn't realised the small ring on standard compact cross chain sets was larger than the small ring on a standard road chain set. seems counter intuitive to me.

Still, no-one is going to get me apologising about my gearing :-)
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby Jack Hughes » 31 Mar 2014 19:15

It's always easiest to talk in inches :D
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby chappers » 31 Mar 2014 19:16

Ewan wrote:
IanM wrote:Grass! :lol:

Ewan also had a large cassette too, although not sure it went all the way up to 30.


Oi... don't drag me into this... What were your chainrings? ;-)

I had the same as Chappers - 34X28. Oh but my £5 cables kept on working :-D


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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby Worrying Will » 31 Mar 2014 19:19

I beilve that Ian would have been riding an equivalent 34/27 give or take a little bit. So performed better than most of us, but last year must have been epic as equilebt would have been more like 34/24
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby IanM » 31 Mar 2014 19:55

Yep, it's surprised me somewhat. I didn't realise there was that big (or any of) a difference between a CX chainset and a normal compact.

A standard double (52/39) with a 28 cassette would have been easier than last year's setup.
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby Jack Hughes » 31 Mar 2014 19:59

That explains a lot!

You need to understand gears!!!
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby Bopomofo » 31 Mar 2014 20:02

I could loan somebody my old Halfords bike for next year: 48/34 at the front and 13-30 at the back. The 34/30 combo should let you climb walls.
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby Kevy427 » 31 Mar 2014 20:18

Will IanM be making his power data public?
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby Jack Hughes » 31 Mar 2014 20:24

Kevy427 wrote:Will IanM be making his power data public?


It already is!
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Re: Hell of the Worth 2014

Postby IanM » 31 Mar 2014 20:32

Jack Hughes wrote:That explains a lot!

You need to understand gears!!!


I sort of do... I just never checked what chainset the CX bike was running.
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