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Discussion in 'Cycling' started by Gagger, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Sully John Eales (66)

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    No idea. I've never snapped a chain. and I'm not sure the modern joining links fit into other parts of the chain easily. but again I'm not sure.
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  2. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Snapped a few so far. Not sure if will be the same for you, but for my MTB, I run a Shimano chain (XT 10sp narrow) but use / carry a KMC chain link. It good for emergencies as you can use your chainbreaker and pop out the damaged link and sub in the connector easily, or run it fulltime (I do) to make servicing easy.

    Last time I snapped a chain was on my new baby so no joiner on it, furthest point away from home and just as a storm hit! Got drowned and was thrilled I had opted to carry joiner links! So much easier.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/...gclid=CMiGsbLlg88CFYZjvAodf1YN1w&gclsrc=aw.ds
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  3. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Just watched the penultimate stage of La Vuelta and finished off a bottle of La Vuelta Metodo Traditional Brut to celebrate the ride of OBE's Esteban Chavez into third spot on GC. Great race and a very good drop to celebrate.
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  4. TOCC Guest

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    Anyone else do the Wollongong ride today?
  5. chasmac Dave Cowper (27)

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    How did you go?
    I had some friends doing it.
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    First time I've done it, really enjoyed the parts through the Royal National Park and overall it was really well organised. Managed it in 3 and a half hours, which was around where I had expected to be given the gradients.
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  7. Sully John Eales (66)

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  8. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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  9. Sully John Eales (66)

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    No I don't. I guessed one.
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  10. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I used an online calculator (below) using a good Strava segment and some guesstimation.

    http://www.bikecalculator.com/
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  11. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    whats a good strata segment - what am I looking for?
    (the concept of power is one I struggle to understand and produce)
  12. Sully John Eales (66)

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  13. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I just picked a segment of mine that I knew was pretty good (so near maximum output) and was relatively flat and a reasonable distance (not easy when you MTB!). I used that data to enter in to the calculator. Things like temp and head wind just use a nominal like 30c and 5kmh headwind.

    You will notice that once you have entered the distance and time of the segment up the top you will see your wattage. The general rule is use 0.95 to multiply it out so just drop about 5-10% off your watts and you have a reasonable FTP to enter.

    You can be more accurate if you have things like a BP sensor etc but I pretty much can tell when I am flat-lining and don't need to be reminded by some gadget!
  14. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Really like the Chrome add-on! Many thanks for sharing it
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  15. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    It came out remarkably close to what strava estimated my power at
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  16. Sully John Eales (66)

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    I love the multisport fitness trend and the extended stats. The developer is very active and I've even thrown him a few bucks to keep him interested.
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  17. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Using the calculator above, and my best effort for 50km about a year ago (when I was fitter, and riding :( ) at 34.5kmh up and down a fairly gentle grade with little wind, it worked out to 420 watts, so adjusting to 90% was about 380 watts. Seems high, but I do remember being completely cooked. I was about 200 watts according to Strava's guesstimation over the whole 75km that day at 32.4 kmh. Be interesting to get power-meter cranks.
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  18. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Im thinking about it but my lack of scientific understanding means I've got no idea what the numbers would mean and what I'd be aiming for.

    Not sure if this has already been posted but this is my favourite youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/globalcyclingnetwork
  19. Tex Peter Johnson (47)

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    A couple of interesting stories and bits and pieces doing the rounds.

    The Indian Pacific Wheel Race starts this Saturday. https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/

    Starts in Perth with a rear wheel dipped in the Indian Ocean, ends in Sydney with the front wheel dipped in the Pacific. Unsupported, no drafting allowed, no external assistance. 5500km. Fastest riders are expected to finish in two weeks (!), and the race can be followed via GPS on the website.

    And for shits and giggles, some loon in Perth rode 200km and traced an image of a goat on his strava profile. The world needs more freaks like this! https://soperth.com.au/perths-goat-bike-trail-16065
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  20. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Cycling journo (and former reluctant Fairfax rugby journo) Rupert Guinness is doing the race.

    When they're in civilisation they'll mostly stay at pubs etc. and not really carry much food and water.

    Apparently the longest section without civilisation is 350km or so. That's a lot of water particularly that you need to carry with you.

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