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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:43 pm 
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Bio pace was probably not a bad idea but just not done right. Didn't Wiggins ride ovalized chainrings in the Tour?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:07 pm 
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bigpantswheels wrote:
Bio pace was probably not a bad idea but just not done right. Didn't Wiggins ride ovalized chainrings in the Tour?


He rides them all the time as do a lot of other riders but the ones he uses have advanced quite a bit since the Biopace ones. The shape is completely different. I think Shimano were trying quite hard with the concept but didn't quite get it right. Whenever I've used them (but only off-road) I've felt my pedalling action very strange - especially in conjunction with a rear suspension bike!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:11 pm 
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The Rigida perforated rims they used to fit to low end bikes in the early 1980s. Dreadful braking in all conditions, rusted like buggery and they were really brittle too.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:00 am 
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RooX R4 seat post. Under-sized and constantly slipped in seat tube and top plate bent.
Shame, as an older one on my Pace was bomb proof.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Having been out on my bike this morning, i have discovered that the worst component i have dealt with are my legs, they seem to be worn and a bit rattlely and after some use have turned to a jelly-like substance. Any suggestions where i could obtain a new set or at least NOS?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:13 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Having been out on my bike this morning, i have discovered that the worst component i have dealt with are my legs, they seem to be worn and a bit rattly and after some use have turning to a jelly-like substance. Any suggestions where i could obtain a new set or at least NOS?

ha ha , best answer yet


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