Monday, August 24, 2009

Ride home for Friday, 21 August

Picked up the new rear wheel for the hybrid; a DMR Revolver 6 pawl hub on a Sun Rhyno Lite 700c rim, with (at the urging of Chris, the mechanic down there) a 9 speed SRAM mountain cassette and chain. I was surprised to find the big ring on the cassette was the same size as a Shimano Megarange cog, and the 9 speeds smoothed out the differences between gears a surprising amount, considering I was only coming up from 7 speed. The 6 pawls in the hub click inordinately loudly but with a 5 year warranty the manufacturer certainly seems confident in their product!

Needless to say the ride home from the pub later was largely taken up with me fiddling about with the gears, and playing with the clicky clicky hub - it's loud enough to alert pedestrians quite nicely, which is a useful side-effect.

Distance logged: 18.173km
Time: 68:33
Average speed: 15.9km/hr
Max speed: 39.8 km/hr
Temperature: 19C
Cumulative distance: 719.408km
Cumulative cost per km: $0.84
Monthly distance: 133.448km
Monthly cost per km: $4.53


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