06/04/2014 Lunch Ride 180mm

Another test ride with 180mm cranks with the Kinesis frame.  My leg muscles really do not know what to do with the different crank length, but my speed is good.  Everything is adjusted decently, though dropping to the inner ring takes a harder lever push.  (It’s a 105 triple shifter, limited to 2x mode.)  Lubed all over the spokes and re-set the magnet and cadence sensors.  Still getting a squeak on the rear wheel.  Hrmmmmm

Distance: 2.66 mi
Calories: 195 C

Time: 12:43
Moving Time: 12:25
Elapsed Time: 1:55:10

Avg Speed: 12.6 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 12.9 mph
Max Speed: 24.7 mph

Elevation Gain: 148 ft
Elevation Loss: 184 ft
Min Elevation: 542 ft
Max Elevation: 597 ft

Avg HR: 141 bpm 78 % of Max
Max HR: 156 bpm 86 % of Max

Avg Temperature: 100.4 °F
Min Temperature: 84.2 °F
Max Temperature: 109.4 °F


5 milimeters

Such tiny changes make so much difference.

Handlebar height from axle is now only 1.5 cm lower on the white bike, so we will see if it works for my back.

I shuffled parts because the black bike would not take 180mm cranks without frame impacts. My old cranks are 175mm and the 5mm difference, or 10mm total in a circle, is huge.

My seat is set back 25mm and I am not sure if I will undo that yet, but the nose is uncomfy.

Thought I would need a short test but I will need 100-200 miles to see if 180mm is a good move.

Also, the non-shimano bottom bracket I pulled is so much better for square taper, but I really like the new hollow axle BB. I have an SRAM/Truativ GXP, which is very similar to Shimano Hollowtech. The wider bearing position is nice. Less flex.