Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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  2. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I want one.....

    It will be interesting to watch. Motorcycle suspension does not behave well under about 10 degrees F with out re-valving (seals don't like below zero), hopefully they will have this figured out.
  3. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    Good point. I noticed they aren't really promoting it as snow bike at all.
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    @Aurelius: for CX, track, and gravel, tubulars are probably the best thing you can ride. Otherwise, clinchers are easier to live with on a daily basis since no one rides em any more.

    When I first started riding, tubulars were a lot more common on road rides. Now? Not so much.

    Yes, there's a performance difference. They ride nicer and corner better than clinchers. For CX and gravel, they also don't pinch flat.

    I rode the 3s again last nite at the Reston ride. Chaotic is probably the best word for the ride. I guess it split at some point cause the ride when from 30+ to half that at the end. I was never in any real trouble so I think it may be time to bump a cat and ride with the 1s/2s.

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  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Guys at the local shop tell me that tubulars flat more easily, you can't patch them when they do, and they cost around $100 to replace. Not to mention the fact that I'll need to spend even more $$$ on a different set of wheels to use them. So no tubulars for me. :1drink
  6. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    tubulars are a pain to mount. Unless you do it often. I did it once and never again.


    as gummee stated cyclocross folks love them as they can run lower pressure without pinch flat worries
  7. LoJack

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    I wouldn't say tubulars flat more easily, unless you are comparing them to clinchers with kevlar casing, which you aren't going to be riding if you are going for a light weight performance tire. I don't know of a tubular that has a heavy duty casing, seems like an oxymoron. Like Gummee said, they don't pinch flat so you are just looking at cuts. You could add Slime to the tube maybe.

    They ride great, that's for sure. A 25mm tubular has the ride comfort of a 30mm and weighs a hole lot less (rim and tire) than clincher which is kind of a big deal. I've used Tufo rim tape for spares which works pretty well.
  8. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Why not try Tubeless? If you aren't worried about the extra few grams, it gives a comfortable ride, because you can run lower pressures without worrying about pinch flatting. Stan's make a conversion kit that makes it pretty easy, if you don't have tubeless ready wheels. I've been running hutchinson Fusion 3's with good results.
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I asked about tubeless, but I was told that they wouldn't work on my rims. I'll ask about the conversion kit. :thumb
  10. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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  11. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Normally, anything over 300 is considered high on the pollen count scale. Yesterday it was at 3170. It was a miserable 24 miles on the Roubaix. Hack, spit, repeat... every half mile.
  12. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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  13. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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  14. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I must be getting stronger. pretty fair avg speed too. I'll probably have to change my wheel bearings.Beat that KOM Bitches:lol3

    I've no flipping idea what happened. 255 mi and 333 avg speed. I deleted it it'll screw up my snail like speed avg. I manually entered My bike computer stats needless to say it was a big difference.
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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I think that's a lie. The lack of climbing is a dead give-a-way.
  16. RustyStuff

    RustyStuff Been here awhile

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    I did a 6.5 Mile ride today. Beautiful day here, 75*, Springs finally here.

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    I even learned that what I always thought was just a substation, was actually a 7.5 Mega watt power plant up till the early 2000's. There's a 50KiloWatt plant up on the hill in the background, that was built in the 20's.

    If the grid ever goes down, they better fire that thing back up. Hydro power forever! :lol:
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Did a short little mtn bike ride after work tonite. Up n down, up n down, up and down. Done.

    :ricky

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  18. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Yesterday I set a blistering pace through a segment of my favorite trail, determined to collect another KOM. I was absolutely certain I'd done it, but when I uploaded the data... no KOM. Not even a top ten finish. :huh But then I clicked on the segment, and sure enough, it's got me listed in first place. And by a huge margin at that. It even says "KOM" next to my name, but no mention of it on the main page. The only credits it gives me is for a 2nd fastest and 3rd fastest time on two other segments. :pissed Worse still, I'll have to wait until Monday until I can speak to a lawyer to see what can be done about this injustice. :splat
  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    You need to try different bait :lol3
  20. y2blade

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    9miles today, some awesome climbs.

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