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Old 01-24-2013, 09:04 AM   #27061
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The tire was almost glued on to the rim and the tube stuck to the tire ??
Michelin Krylion carbon tires clinchers.. Mighty strange. Replaced tube and all was well .
When one is as fast as you and causes excessive heat buildup in the tire, the tire starts to melt to the rim.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:17 AM   #27062
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When one is as fast as you and causes excessive heat buildup in the tire, the tire starts to melt to the rim.

I only wish that was the reason . Twas a 27 mile ride, tire started feeling squishy at about 21 miles in. I pumped it up it felt good but went flat again shortly after. I averaged about 17 mph for the ride.
bought the michelins from a friend who was closing his shop and selling at bargain prices. I am now looking for something in the 25 - 28mm range. Cannot find the conti top contacts I love in 28 anywhere.


you must have me confused with Aurelius, he is the fast guy from florida.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:39 PM   #27063
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I only wish that was the reason . Twas a 27 mile ride, tire started feeling squishy at about 21 miles in. I pumped it up it felt good but went flat again shortly after. I averaged about 17 mph for the ride.
bought the michelins from a friend who was closing his shop and selling at bargain prices. I am now looking for something in the 25 - 28mm range. Cannot find the conti top contacts I love in 28 anywhere.
Nope. Looks like you'll have to "settle" for the regular Contacts, which is what I'm currently on.

BTW, tires stick to rims. I've had to use a screwdriver and ice pick to dig rubber out of the beads on some vintage stuff.

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you must have me confused with Aurelius, he is the fast guy from florida.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #27064
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New frame's here! New frame's here!



Now to get it built up ASAP. (re-using old parts BTW)

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #27065
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New frame's here! New frame's here!



Now to get it built up ASAP. (re-using old parts BTW)

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:31 PM   #27066
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You do know that'll make you super slow right...
Some people will do anything for another KOM.


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Old 01-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #27067
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His narrative is pretty amusing...
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:50 PM   #27068
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #27069
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yeah, just trying to figure out what problem it solves that makes it worth $1K,...

as it is, i typically only use one finger most of the time now anyway, and have the option of that being any one of 3; this seems like it would eliminate that choice of which finger to use, which might be OK in places that only have elevation changes in the double-digit range... (no pun intended!).



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http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...44.3694.0.html
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #27070
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obviously not a true statement; clearly there are people who will buy anything, for "reasons" real or imagined.


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The question is whether top shelf equipment confers a performance benefit, irrespective of the rider. Pretty obviously the answer is yes, else no one would be using it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #27071
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of course if those "racers" were truly good, people would be *giving* them bikes,... clearly, buying new equipment isn't getting those guys there.

most of the serious racers i knew that were just outside the level of being good enough to have equipment given to them were too busy racing and training to be able to afford buying new stuff monthly or even annually, and were scraping to keep an econobox running well enough to get to the next race. the guys that are busy supporting the bicycling industry typically weren't the guys winning races.


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Odd that you should say that. The racers I'm acquainted with seem to upgrade components on a monthly basis, sometimes buying a whole new bike at the start of each racing season.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #27072
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I broke my second set of sunringle flats a couple weeks ago, looking for a replacement in the $75 range. I have big feet, the more real estate the better.

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #27073
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pretty bad comparison; there's not likely to be any place in your equipment that can make as big of a difference in performance as your wheels, due to the rotating weight.

you can spend many multiples more on other parts of the bike that won't make anywhere near as much perceived difference as a good set of lighter wheels will provide.


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See, contrary to what most people here might assume, I'm actually quite miserly. Months ago, I balked at spending money for light weight rims, having convinced myself that the performance improvement (whatever it was) couldn't possibly justify getting rid of a set of perfectly good rims and spending an extra $500 for new ones. Luckily, I was able to get a set on loan for two weeks so I could see for myself. The difference in performance was HUGE. Not only was I able to increase my overall speed on the trails according to Strava, but also the amount of time I could ride without feeling fatigued. That why I can't take someone seriously when they make statements like, "It's %100 the rider." It's a ridiculous claim that's instantly refuted every time I ride.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #27074
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while i can understand replacing something that's not working as well as you'd like, i have to question the shops that are giving you a story like that considering that 3x(5-6-7-8-9-10) has been working well in places that have elevation changes in the multiple thousands of feet for decades already... could it be they just don't have the experience setting the stuff up properly?

or,.. i don't suppose either of those shops sell the 1x10 setup, hmm?


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No, you're making a false assumption. The reason I want to swap out the drivetrain is because the stock 3x10 has given me constant problems, and it's gotten worse now that I'm doing very steep climbs. I've had the bike inspected at two shops, and both times I've been told that these problems are inherent to the way 3x10's are designed. Since both my chain and sprockets are due for replacement soon any way, this is the appropriate time for an upgrade.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #27075
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As far as I was concerned, 3 x 7 had plenty of gears for riding the mtns around VA Tech. I thought having that granny ring was the shiznit compared to what I had to push (7sp @ 39 x 24) on my road bike.

Then I went 8 and had a 16 AND a 23. Man o man was I in high cotton then!

9, 10, and now 11 aren't nearly as important as that step from 7 to 8 gears in the back.

re the frame: ...and I don't see how I can get any slower than I am now. Only way to go is up!

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