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peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
edited December 2009 in Road beginners
I currently own a Trek 1.7c, which I am happy with, but want to change a few bits.

Standard double to replace compact, any other advice?

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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    CAAD9 frame?
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  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    CAAD9 frame?

    LOL - Reddraggon advising on a CAAD????? Surely not! :D:wink:

    What wheels have you got ATM?
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    thanks, but happy with the frame

    currently as stock except mavic aksium wheelset
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Lightweight Obermayers
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  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    nice

    little pricey though
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    Should probably been more specific.

    Looking for :

    seatpost upgrade
    Chainset upgrade
    bar/stem upgrade
    brake upgrade
    saddle upgreade
  • Go for the Planet x bundle deal here;

    http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/aca ... EIGHT.html



    You may have to wait for stock though, that is if they let you order OOS items :? :)
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    Looks good,

    don want to get another compact chainset though

    and Zipp bars may be above my standard of riding.

    cheers

    Jed
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    peanut1978 wrote:
    Should probably been more specific.

    Looking for :

    seatpost upgrade
    Chainset upgrade
    bar/stem upgrade
    brake upgrade
    saddle upgreade

    ax lightness seatpost
    THM Clavicula chainset
    Tune Speedneedle saddle
    Ax-lightness Orion Carbon Brake Callipers
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  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    peanut1978 wrote:
    Looks good,

    don want to get another compact chainset though

    what don't you like about compacts..??
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    looking to compete in local races

    just feel a double may help a little

    quite often in 50/11 and run out of gear

    and before you ask, cadence is above 40
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    peanut1978 wrote:
    looking to compete in local races

    just feel a double may help a little

    quite often in 50/11 and run out of gear

    and before you ask, cadence is above 40

    41 ? :D
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    lol
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Don't change anything.

    Only change when you crash in a race.

    There are not many races where you will run out of gas in the 50/11 at 120rpm...
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    not sure I could maintain 120 rpm for very long
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    edited December 2009
    peanut1978 wrote:
    quite often in 50/11 and run out of gear

    on the flat, or down hill...??

    50/11 is actually pretty close to 52/12 - you will rarely be in such a big gear in entry-level racing. Keep the compact - especially if you haven't even tried racing on it yet...
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    peanut1978 wrote:
    not sure I could maintain 120 rpm for very long

    What can you maintain?

    I dare say if you can't hold a cadence of 100+ you won't last long in a road race.
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  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    dont have a cadence sensor.

    really for descents and flat sections to give an extra push

    fairly new to this

    qualified mechanic but only been training for anbout 3-4 months.
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    so the planet x bundle would be a very good choice then?

    and would not outclass my trek 1.7 frame?
  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    peanut1978 wrote:
    so the planet x bundle would be a very good choice then?

    and would not outclass my trek 1.7 frame?

    ...no, but it may outclass your legs. :wink:
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  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    peanut1978 wrote:
    so the planet x bundle would be a very good choice then?

    and would not outclass my trek 1.7 frame?

    depends what you're trying to achieve - bling/weight loss or performance improvement. If you are thinking of racing, then I would consider investing your cash in a good pair of racing wheels and tyres, rather than pissing it away on stuff like seatposts and stems....
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