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Old 06-11-2011, 07:57 PM   #20626
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Those are nice tires but 890 grams is a lot of weight.

Check out these tires from specialized: Nearly half the weight, Armadillo casing, and 120tpi for a great ride.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57472

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57077

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=58023

You dont need tread to ride crushed limestone trails.
them is all some expensive tires


i got me these cheapies for my hybrid.
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=56707

they seem to ride pretty nice, are your basic semi-slicks, I'll have to see how they hold up this summer.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:11 PM   #20627
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Paul got new wheels for the Black-n-Tan


I got to ride it. Very nice.

Why did he buy one that is too big for me?
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:30 PM   #20628
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Ok, thanks for explaining that.

These are some of the tires I was specifically looking at:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...9&category=782

They say 700x35, but I guess w/o actually looking at the tire you can't really tell...

Not sure if going to a 38 would be worth it. I'll have to go to some shops and look tires mounted on bikes to get an idea of the different sizes.

Just checked the same shop and the Marathon Cross is about $20 cheaper for what looks to be the same tyre.

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...4&category=180

In Aus we pay about $70 for the same tyre. Which is why I order from the US or the UK.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:30 AM   #20629
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Just checked the same shop and the Marathon Cross is about $20 cheaper for what looks to be the same tyre.

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...4&category=180

In Aus we pay about $70 for the same tyre. Which is why I order from the US or the UK.
That's another one where it's listed as a 700x38, but it is actually 622-40. That's what'll piss me off, even if they're cheaper, if I spend $50 or $70 or $100+ on a set of tires expecting them to be narrower than what I currently have, and then, after mounting them, find out they're not, or only imperceptably narrower, well...This probably is one of the times when it's good to give business to the LBS...

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:34 AM   #20630
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Paul got new wheels for the Black-n-Tan


I got to ride it. Very nice.

Why did he buy one that is too big for me?
rom the angle of the photo, it looks too small for him. ...but I haven't seen him riding it.

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:01 AM   #20631
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them is all some expensive tires


i got me these cheapies for my hybrid.
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=56707

they seem to ride pretty nice, are your basic semi-slicks, I'll have to see how they hold up this summer.

Yea, a bit pricy but they last a long time and you will never get a puncture through the tire. Danny Chew (local long distance rider) went 11,000 miles on one of those tires until his first puncture. So you spend $120-130 on a pair and get 10,000 miles out of the tires and never get a puncture, does that sound expensive now?
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:20 AM   #20632
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This is impressive
you say impressive, I say stupid. Those are damn near race numbers and I should have eased off. I was feeling good though, despite the heat and the guys that broke off with me seemed to enjoy most of it. There towards the last 30 miles I had a few bonk and drop off, but they were also the ones attacking every hill as hard as they could go in the beginning and complaining about the "easy" pace... I had a couple of guys that have raced with me and they use power meters as well, so we made sure that we kept the numbers within reason when we did our pulls. They were the only ones left at the end. I needed a good century and probably should do a couple more building up to Blood, Sweat and Gears coming up at the end of this month,
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:09 AM   #20633
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Good luck with BSG that's a lot of climbing! I'm thinking you are doing the 100 mi ride?
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:53 AM   #20634
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19.6mph average with a normalized power of 242 watts.
Looks like I got some numbers to aim at.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:27 AM   #20635
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Looks like I got some numbers to aim at.
Aiming high is good. I'd be happy just to finish a 112 mile ride in under 7.5 hours.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:02 AM   #20636
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rom the angle of the photo, it looks too small for him. ...but I haven't seen him riding it.

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using the sidewalk cracks as a ruler, perspective has rendered the bike 8/9ths his size. his instep (with those shoes on) eyeballs to be about '63mm' which scales to 56mm at the bike distance, and I eyeball measure the bike's stepover as 56mm

the wheels screen-measure 43cm (at the bead), he measures about 143mm so scaling all that says he's 72.4" tall or 6' 0.4" ... (seat of pants compensating for some head lean)

i measure his seat tube as 39mm, so I calculate that as a 56cm frame, it has a 56mm measured stepover, which I calculate to be 31-32"...



am I even remotely close to right here, or should I turn in my Amateur Photometrics ID card?
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:57 AM   #20637
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It fits him like a glove. he has been riding it to the train, then train to work, then home on the bike a few times a week. Last time I rode, we passed on the river trail. I turned around and could not hold his pace.

Paul has gotten strong and dropped weight. I now out weigh him by about 20 pounds. As he loses weight and increases fitness I lose fitness and increase my weight!

I think he rode it fully laden with tent, kitchen and sleeping bag, twice camping about a 20 mile ride. I think I recall him telling me the frame was an extra long, the chain is original length, no links removed. That is one long chain stay!

My only hope of catching up is for his programs to increase overtime to the point he can't ride for about six months.



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rom the angle of the photo, it looks too small for him. ...but I haven't seen him riding it.

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Old 06-12-2011, 01:57 PM   #20638
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You are correct. I am 6' tall at 165lbs. 32 in inseam. The frame is a 56 and that fits me well. It is setup for comfort and not spead. 3x10 spead. 22,34,44 with 11-36. Even loaded it will climb almost anything.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:22 PM   #20639
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Good luck with BSG that's a lot of climbing! I'm thinking you are doing the 100 mi ride?
You got it. Apparently I was one of the lucky ones since the 100 mile was sold out in less than 24 hours. One of the few times I was right place and right time.

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Looks like I got some numbers to aim at.

You can have mine. I don't use them to the advantage I should anyway. It's like a kid with a calculus book and using it as a step to reach the cookie jar...
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #20640
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Aiming high is good. I'd be happy just to finish a 112 mile ride in under 7.5 hours.
I never said I had good aim!
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