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Dahveed 06-11-2010 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Flaco

This guy has a nicer collection than many museums. Sweet!

Rogue_Ryder 06-11-2010 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
My first nice bike was a sort of cyclocrossish all-rounder. It came stock with some heavy 32mm knobbies. I was planning to use the bike mainly for commuting on pavement, so I had the shop swap out the stock tires for some 28mm slicks. Absolutely transformed the bike.

If you are planning to do double-duty with this bike, consider adding a second wheelset so that you can have one set up for pure pavement rides and one for those that will involve significant dirt.

I think I'm gonna swap out the tires for 28mm Touring tires, 28mm is the narrowest these wheels will accept. I think the touring tires are gonna be better for our roads there's a lot of shit in the road here and I do NOT wanna be fixing flats on the side of the road I was able to get up to a 15.5mph average speed today over 11 miles, so hopefully with some tires with less rolling resistance I'll go a little faster. I have a Mountain Bike I can ride on trails (it's rare I MTB these days).

EvilGenius 06-11-2010 08:29 PM

What's the smallest tire a given size rim can take?

I wonder how much smaller I could go with my rims, but I also ride partly on tight packed gravel, so it does need to have some give and abrasion resistance.

Dahveed 06-11-2010 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
What's the smallest tire a given size rim can take?

I wonder how much smaller I could go with my rims, but I also ride partly on tight packed gravel, so it does need to have some give and abrasion resistance.

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Different rim sizes (width) can restrict what size tire you can use on it.

Here is what Sheldon Brown has to say on it. Sheldon was (he died maybe 2 years ago) a well known bicycling technical guru. His web site is still up. It's generally well written and definitely worth reading.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html

EvilGenius 06-11-2010 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Dahveed
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Different rim sizes (width) can restrict what size tire you can use on it.

Here is what Sheldon Brown has to say on it. Sheldon was (he died maybe 2 years ago) a well known bicycling technical guru. His web site is still up. It's generally well written and definitely worth reading.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html

I've been reading his site off and on.

Didn't realize he died.

:cry

TheNedster 06-12-2010 01:33 PM

God help me, I bought my first real cycling jersey today.

This is getting serious.

Dahveed 06-12-2010 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TheNedster
God help me, I bought my first real cycling jersey today.

This is getting serious.

I think the bike specific clothing really helps with the comfort level. Also, the pockets are nice to have.

scorpion 06-12-2010 06:59 PM

New rollers for the Paramount
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...15_QMZM2-L.jpg

I sure like those T-serves for the street :thumb

pierce 06-12-2010 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by scorpion
New rollers for the Paramount
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...15_QMZM2-S.jpg

I sure like those T-serves for the street :thumb

huh, vintage large flange hubs (are they campi?) with modern 700c rims?!?

Kamala 06-12-2010 07:26 PM

Went MTB riding in the cold rain today. As uncomfortable as we thought it would be it was certainly better than last weeks dry hot and humid. Me, my dog and my bike are a muddy mess. I need pizza and 12 hours sleep!

Dahveed 06-12-2010 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Kamala
Went MTB riding in the cold rain today. As uncomfortable as we thought it would be it was certainly better than last weeks dry hot and humid. Me, my dog and my bike are a muddy mess. I need pizza and 12 hours sleep!

Actually, cold rain sounds pretty nice to me at the moment. There will be nothing cold in Texas (weather wise) for the next 3 or 4 months.

EvilGenius 06-13-2010 08:51 AM

The closeout list at my LBS.

http://bicyclesinc.com/merchant/154/...oseOutList.htm

Any hot deals?

ducnut 06-13-2010 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
The closeout list at my LBS.

http://bicyclesinc.com/merchant/154/...oseOutList.htm

Any hot deals?

Geez! They're sitting on a lot of stuff. That's not good, for them.

EvilGenius 06-13-2010 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
Geez! They're sitting on a lot of stuff. That's not good, for them.

They're a pretty big dealer too though. They used to be in a little shop in a shopping center but they were practically spilling out the front door (lots of foot traffic though. A couple of years back they moved a mile or so down the street and took over an entire shopping center.

I'm sure most of it's due to the economy.

kbasa 06-13-2010 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Dahveed
I think the bike specific clothing really helps with the comfort level. Also, the pockets are nice to have.

The pockets are key. The material helps wick sweat away better and keeps you cool. Since it fits tightly, it won't flap and drive you nuts while it saps your energy.

I keep my wallet and phone in the right pocket, food and Nuun tablets in the left and any articles of clothing in the big center pocket. I carry an REI wind shell that's nice when it's cool, but folds into a tiny little pocket. It's big enough that I can store a pair of full finger cold weather gloves in it.

I have a two pocket jersey, too and always miss the big center pocket.


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