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    I also have to say that I am surprised how long it took someone to suggest that I just gradually build back up to fighting weight before trying to conquer hills of my past. Usually that happens in the first or second response. Progress not perfection right?

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    34/23T is pretty good tho.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mybutthurts View Post
    I also have to say that I am surprised how long it took someone to suggest that I just gradually build back up to fighting weight before trying to conquer hills of my past. Usually that happens in the first or second response. Progress not perfection right?
    if you don't want the advice, my suggestion is to ignore it rather than be rude

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAVELBIKE View Post
    Wolftooth RoadLink works well for extending a Shimano road mech's range.
    Absolutely. My shop mechanic was able to fix a friend's Ultegra RD bike with a Wolftooth so it can now handle a 36T cassette. However, it's a mid-cage derailleur. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't work with a short-cage.

    Quote Originally Posted by mybutthurts View Post
    Phew, I apologize for creating a thread that became so heated.
    No problem. It happens a lot around these parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by mybutthurts View Post
    I also have to say that I am surprised how long it took someone to suggest that I just gradually build back up to fighting weight before trying to conquer hills of my past. Usually that happens in the first or second response. Progress not perfection right?
    I mostly disagree with this premise. On the contrary. If an easier gear makes it possible for you to ride steeper hills, then you will ride steeper hills rather than staying with flat or rolling terrain. As you get stronger, you may no longer need that larger cog, but it's nice to have it there if/when you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mybutthurts View Post
    I will be treating my LBS mechanic to a four-pack of rootbeer tonight as thanks.
    Rootbeer???? WTF???? Give him cash.

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