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Old 08-31-2010, 08:05 PM   #16576
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offhand, we have no idea what kind of bike you have or what kind of wheels you're upgrading from or what kind of rider you are. how could anyone suggest what kind of wheel to buy?


that said, I wasn't kidding when I said legs are more important than wheels.

Fancy wheels have more advantage when you're going fast, I really don't think they help you climb hills. for hill climbing, I'd want a strong wheel that can handle side torques when you're standing on it, not a flyweight carbon fiber aero tri wheel. at climbing speeds, aero does very little.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #16577
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Lot of smart asses here. How about if you don't have any advice you just

I don't ride a KLR. I'd like to help stimulate the economy a bit.
Wow! Unlike the rest of the forum, this thread is pretty lighthearted. Sorry, you're not of a likemind.

We're just trying to save you some money. But, whatever.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:11 PM   #16578
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I'm leaning more towards clinchers because it's what I know. Never had the tubular's.

For spec purposes, I've got a Cannondale CAAD9 (2007) with some basic Mavic Kryserium Elite's. I'm most likely going to turn this bike into a winter rat, and go full carbon in the spring. I turn 40 in a bit more than 24 hours, and I ride 150-200 miles a week. 6 feet tall, 180.

If you're familiar with SLC, I live on the south bench, so getting home from the SLC valley is a nice 700 foot gain in elevation. It's very common to see 4000 feet of elevation gain in a ride around here.

I haven't really looked much into climbing wheels since I moved here from NC 3 years ago. Didn't really have mountains to ride outside my door in Charlotte!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:17 PM   #16579
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Giant has their 2011 stuff up.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:24 PM   #16580
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I'm leaning more towards clinchers because it's what I know. Never had the tubular's.

For spec purposes, I've got a Cannondale CAAD9 (2007) with some basic Mavic Kryserium Elite's. I'm most likely going to turn this bike into a winter rat, and go full carbon in the spring. I turn 40 in a bit more than 24 hours, and I ride 150-200 miles a week. 6 feet tall, 180.

If you're familiar with SLC, I live on the south bench, so getting home from the SLC valley is a nice 700 foot gain in elevation. It's very common to see 4000 feet of elevation gain in a ride around here.

I haven't really looked much into climbing wheels since I moved here from NC 3 years ago. Didn't really have mountains to ride outside my door in Charlotte!
I'd recommend folding clinchers as I have used them most on the road. Top shelf silk sew-ups rock but so do top shelf silk clinchers. A little difference but today's deep "V" aero clincher rims are strong as far as I can see. I'll know more in a year or so.
Light wheels on a reasonable frame are a good investment.
Even better is good technique, form and a proper fit. Those can go a long way to making climbing a strength.

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:28 PM   #16581
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I'm leaning more towards clinchers because it's what I know. Never had the tubular's.

For spec purposes, I've got a Cannondale CAAD9 (2007) with some basic Mavic Kryserium Elite's. I'm most likely going to turn this bike into a winter rat, and go full carbon in the spring. I turn 40 in a bit more than 24 hours, and I ride 150-200 miles a week. 6 feet tall, 180.

If you're familiar with SLC, I live on the south bench, so getting home from the SLC valley is a nice 700 foot gain in elevation. It's very common to see 4000 feet of elevation gain in a ride around here.

I haven't really looked much into climbing wheels since I moved here from NC 3 years ago. Didn't really have mountains to ride outside my door in Charlotte!
Feh. I run pretty much the same wheels till I get into crits, track races: Mavic Reflex Ceramics with Mavic 571/2 hubs. 32holes. Wheels are older'n some kids I've ridden with.

I have a stack of box-section tubular rims 12" deep that I needta turn a few into track wheels so I can train/race again. Tubular = muy bueno.

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Old 08-31-2010, 11:17 PM   #16582
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we called them sewups in the 70s. i ran Clement Campionato del Mundo most of the time, and sometimes Criterium setas before they made decent 700c rims. god, the crits rode sweet, 250g complete tire, and about 120psi, phew. fly like a eagle. The delMundos lasted longer, a lot longer...
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:45 PM   #16583
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Found a cheap, POS Hybrid Schwinn today. Picked it up and took it for a spin - love it! I know it's not much, but it's mo' bettah than what I had and it'll get me started. I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it.

I will say that I did 7 miles on it tonight and averaged 12mph and didn't work near as hard as I would have on my comfort bike. It's much lighter and has more speeds - 24.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:10 AM   #16584
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nice nice nice!
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:02 AM   #16585
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Lot of smart asses here. How about if you don't have any advice you just

I don't ride a KLR. I'd like to help stimulate the economy a bit.
Chill John.

This is a fantastic thread and very laid back with some people who know their stuff and are willing to share their knowledge.

Don't spoil it
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:59 AM   #16586
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Question Mobile AL Cyclists?

Looking for routes in your town. Traveling down from ATL for the weekend and bringing my road bike.

Found this - is it marketing or are these reasonable roads / trails to spin?

http://www.mobileunited.org/images/t...obile_Area.pdf

Other resource suggestions?
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:12 AM   #16587
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Congrads. One step at a time and keep making circles.


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Found a cheap, POS Hybrid Schwinn today. Picked it up and took it for a spin - love it! I know it's not much, but it's mo' bettah than what I had and it'll get me started. I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it.

I will say that I did 7 miles on it tonight and averaged 12mph and didn't work near as hard as I would have on my comfort bike. It's much lighter and has more speeds - 24.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:38 AM   #16588
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we called them sewups in the 70s. i ran Clement Campionato del Mundo most of the time, and sometimes Criterium setas before they made decent 700c rims. god, the crits rode sweet, 250g complete tire, and about 120psi, phew. fly like a eagle. The delMundos lasted longer, a lot longer...
I once had a ref try and roll my clincher at tech. When I told him it was a clincher he argued with me. So I told him I'd give him $20 if he could roll it. he tore the callouses off one hand in his failed attempt.
In those days I had sponsorship and bought 10 Specialized silk cased folding clinchers at a time. They ran $65 or so normally and were good for about a thousand miles. The Clements could be pressured to 140 or something crazy.

The sew-ups I had on the trackbike and time trial wheels were nice, but I can't recall what they were. I'm thinking Clement, silk of some sort. Not campy I think. My friends who rode sew-ups were constantly amazed at how my clinchers rolled. The wheel tire and tube combo was always slightly heavier than a sew-up, but they rolled real nice and were pretty easy to repair. I used latex tubes all that time just like came in silk sew-ups. I always had great luck with those tubes. Lots of powder on them.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:32 AM   #16589
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i still have an eclipse pannier. has the aluminum rod that fits in the channel on the eclipse rack system from circa 1980, not made in a long time. I also have an eclipse 'basket' (folding frame with nylon mesh). don;t have the other panneir or basket of the original sets

I'm thinking of installing Jandd hooks on them, and rigging a bungi for the bottom.
Oh man! I had Eclipse panniers on one of my first bikes, too, one of Trek's first models (can't remember the number). I bought the bike and the panniers in 1980.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:39 AM   #16590
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I think I may still have an old Eclipse bar bag somewhere at home. The briefcases I used in college I have on the mountain bike are Kirkland Tour Packs from about 1981-82 or so? I had several Eclipse tank bags. The last one I liked a lot, but I have no memory of where it got to.
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