last nights ride was a repeat of the shaken and stirred ride last week. It was the first time i’d had chance to try the pedals/chain/cassette combination since fitting them.
It was a good ride with a couple of minor issues, one was part of a bush getting trapped in the rear wheel, which was soon resolved.
Another was the rear mech winding up on occasions, I think there may be a link or two too many in the chain and i’ll sort that out.
and finally I had a bit of a problem engaging the pedal with my right shoe towards the end of the ride, so I stopped to reposition the cleat in an attempt to fix it. (It sort of worked)
Things i’ve learned from the ride are – Time ATACs are much nicer than SPDs, there’s a nice solid click when engaging the mechanism, but you have to be smooth when engaging. You can’t stamp on the pedal like you can with Shimano’s offering and hope for the cleat to engage.
Also, my tyres are too narrow. even thought they’re 1.95″ compared to 2.0″ the difference is incredible. The bike is very nervous over cobbles and changes direction far too quickly.
Oh, and a 34 tooth rear cassette is very very spinny! It may come in useful on some climbs, but not last night.
27.4 mph max