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    I thought bio-pace/elliptic chain rings were originally designed for triathlon riders as many/most didn't use clip in pedals/shoes and even many who did clip in didn't have good pedal technique. (didn't 'pull' through tdc/bdc and 'upstroke)
    Should be set so max available torque is on 'down stroke' (1 to 5 o'clock position, biggest part of 'oval' at 3 o'clock)
    I've tried them, they feel pretty weird after normal chain rings but didn't notice as much difference with BMX style pedals.
    If your going to use flat pedals they may be an advantage.
    Parks, the sticker says Bio-Pace, thought everyone saw it?

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    I thought bio-pace/elliptic chain rings were originally designed for triathlon riders as many/most didn't use clip in pedals/shoes and even many who did clip in didn't have good pedal technique. (didn't 'pull' through tdc/bdc and 'upstroke)
    Should be set so max available torque is on 'down stroke' (1 to 5 o'clock position, biggest part of 'oval' at 3 o'clock)
    I've tried them, they feel pretty weird after normal chain rings but didn't notice as much difference with BMX style pedals.
    If your going to use flat pedals they may be an advantage.
    Parks, the sticker says Bio-Pace, thought everyone saw it?

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    Had a running joke at the bike shop about how if one of our rookie mechanics fucks up, we're gonna put a biopace chainring on his singlespeed one day just to mess with him. Sometime last summer, customer comes in with a conversion fixie, and he's running a biopace chainring, wondering why he can't get the chain tension right.
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    Had a running joke at the bike shop about how if one of our rookie mechanics fucks up, we're gonna put a biopace chainring on his singlespeed one day just to mess with him. Sometime last summer, customer comes in with a conversion fixie, and he's running a biopace chainring, wondering why he can't get the chain tension right.
    Flattrackin.

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    Believe it or not, Hercules ( and Raleigh) was bought by AMF (American Machine -or Manufacturing- and Foundary) in the USA sometime - along with Harley Davison and Indian - and sold them over here in the USA. Picked one up for a dollar at a yard sale last year - nostalgia. Used to ride a Hercules to school in the 1960's in the UK. Frame is good, rest is not so good. Took it into the local bike shop where they had a Raleigh with a Cartlon sticker on the frame, Weiman centerpulls and Campognolo gears, crank, pedals, quick release hubs etc. Lovely vintage bike.
    The Brits sold lots into the USA late 60's and early 70's besides Commandos and Bonnevilles.
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    Believe it or not, Hercules ( and Raleigh) was bought by AMF (American Machine -or Manufacturing- and Foundary) in the USA sometime - along with Harley Davison and Indian - and sold them over here in the USA. Picked one up for a dollar at a yard sale last year - nostalgia. Used to ride a Hercules to school in the 1960's in the UK. Frame is good, rest is not so good. Took it into the local bike shop where they had a Raleigh with a Cartlon sticker on the frame, Weiman centerpulls and Campognolo gears, crank, pedals, quick release hubs etc. Lovely vintage bike.
    The Brits sold lots into the USA late 60's and early 70's besides Commandos and Bonnevilles.
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    quote:Sometime last summer, customer comes in with a conversion fixie, and he's running a biopace chainring, wondering why he can't get the chain tension right.
    ssr-man,
    i just laughed my ass off. thanks.
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    quote:Sometime last summer, customer comes in with a conversion fixie, and he's running a biopace chainring, wondering why he can't get the chain tension right.
    ssr-man,
    i just laughed my ass off. thanks.
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    Triathalon was this morning. I had to roust 4 surly kids from their beds at 6:00am to get us there on time - Gurl split at 5:00! We did nothing to the bike but install new tires (thanks Matt). I offered to replace the seat with that from her Cannondale, but she refused. Gurl finished 10th out of 38 participants in her age group (50th out of 221 participants overall). I've been prohibited from disclosing her swim finish, but she finished 8th in the run, and most importantly, 4th in her age group (16th out of 221 overall) for the bicycle leg! Well done, I'd say, for her first try/tri.

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