Bicycle thread

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

  1. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Hello mello yellow Cervelo! :smile6It is refreshing to see one in a colorway other than the typical ubiquitous black or red.:super
  2. patsymack

    patsymack Been here awhile

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    Yes tubeless ready but I have a stock of conti 4000gp's and I don't think I can run them tubeless can I? What tire would work tubless ?
  3. Ridge

    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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    Schwalbe, Hutchinson, Kenda, Maxxis, Panaracer (maybe), Michelin (maybe)...

    If not set up tubeless, I highly recommend Latex tubes or those new hybrid butyl/latex from Panaracer (though I have no personal experience with them yet) @fullmonte weren't you going to try some of those?
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  4. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Schwalbe G One Speed in 30C. They set up easy and soak up all manner of chatter. I just pulled one (S-One before they renamed it) off the front last Friday that had 6325 miles on it. Rears last 2400 miles, which is more than most clinchers under my 190-200lb heft. Ran it down to the threads and it never flatted. Utterly fantastic tire if it fits in your frame. The Pro One in 28C works well also, but rumor has it they are problematic for some... just ask @chasbo.
  5. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I was... but got sidetracked by my son's new (used)road bike build. Still running a standard tube in the rear inside the Pro One. Is that extra 100 grams a valid excuse for finishing mid pack last Saturday?:y0!:lol3 Y'all want to see a crash video?:ear
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  6. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Looks Great!!
  7. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    @Gummee! that thing is sick.

    I need to go chainsaw and snowblower shopping now. I finally lunched my 25yr old craftsman 929. The lower unit is roasted. the shaft and gearbox (nutsanddick) cost more than I paid for it.
  8. patsymack

    patsymack Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the replies.I have 2 road bikes a 2013 Synapse 105c and a 2012 ultegra caad10 and I don't think I can fit anything bigger than 25's .I run the conti's and they seem to run big. I check and see what available in tubeless.
    Also what's the groups thoughts on this bike http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/road_bikes/carbon-roadbikes-lechampcf-sl-di2.htm
    I don't know how they can do it the group set alone is over $1400 and I
    it has nice wheels.a comparable cannondale is over $4500. So??
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  9. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Sure @fullmonte ,I had a guy crash right in front of me once ,he was drinking and over rode the wheel in front of him,He held tight to that bottle all the way to the ground.It sucked to be me hit him, broke my frame,I've still got a big scar on my shoulder from sliding. that was 1990. I've had thoughts of getting a license again,So I race a cat 5 race or two ( read Gladiatorial ring) and those thoughts diminish pretty quickly.
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  10. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Fast forward to about 27:30 as the group makes the approach to the braking zone.:deal Camera bike and other stragglers get dropped by fat ginger beard :augie on the left pulling away from the intersection at the 28:04 mark. Unfortunately, my team mate Norm got boxed in on the fog line and you can see his ignominious dismount at 29:00. Boy was I relieved to see him walking around in good shape after the race was over. The damage amounted to some elbow rash and a bent rear derailleur.
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  11. Ridge

    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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    If you want a race effort, but without the squirrel-variables of a Cat5 race; check out that TT series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Individual time trialing, so you don't have to deal with the squirrels, but you don't quite get the same "rush" as when fully involved in a bunch sprint with a bunch of ego and testosterone peaking.
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  12. Ridge

    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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    Don't underestimate the capabilities of a "25c" road tire... I took my CAAD9 into territory it was never ever intended to tread. This was just before I had switched to tubeless and would have worried even less so if I had already converted it before my impromptu detour (thanks Google Maps!) :bluduh

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  13. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Wow! Vale Yellow! Won't lose that in the back of the closet. Does it glow in the dark?
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Some are. Some aren't

    Still great wheels. AMHIK

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  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Master's racing is mo bettah. Yeah, there can still be crashes, but we're all old enough to know we gotta go to work the next AM so we're a little less 'rambunctuous.' (sp?) If you wanna get your jollies on the weekends, race CX. Dirt don't hurt NEARLY as much as pavement. AMHIK (hence the user name...)

    I've got latex tubes and some Bontrager tires on my 9k wheels. Rides nicely, but those tires aren't the best cornering things I've ever ridden.

    I haven't even gotten the Cervelo out of the shop yet. Got my Team Issue saddle ready to swap for that Antares :puke1 and my SPD-Sls ready to go on. :ricky . Probably ride it tomorrow.

    Need to glue some tires for a customer, finish the 240s/Hed Belgium + wheel build, then clean the FN Cross.

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  16. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Yep, there was a batch of Pro 1's that were prone to failure. I had one go on the rear of my bike at about 25 mph. It was immediately replaced by the place I bought it from. I love the tires myself, although I gave up on tubeless for high pressure applications. It is almost as smooth as riding sew ups, but I had several flats where my Orange sealant would not plug smaller holes. I got tired of cleaning latex off my drivetraain and frame. They ride well enough with tubes, but I am building up a set of tubular wheels instead now.

    I just finished a wheel build for a friend. Dura Ace hubs laced to HED Belgium C+ rims. 24/28 with DT Revolution spokes up front radial laced and DT Competition spokes in the back laced 2X nds and 3x ds. These things are sweet.
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  17. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Yea But... You got to get through 10 races to Cat up to race in any master's race,at least around here.They won't let you race age graded as a Cat 5. I've been thinking just hang in the group, and get through the 10 races.cuz at 62 I'm not gonna sprint against a 19 you old.[/QUOTE]
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    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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    [/QUOTE]

    I think that can be waived if you've previously held a racing license and can prove a higher category. You might try registering with USAC under your old number if you still know it.
  19. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I like the rush of racing Road Racing more than Crits
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  20. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I think that can be waived if you've previously held a racing license and can prove a higher category. You might try registering with USAC under your old number if you still know it.[/QUOTE]

    I had a license in 2013 or 2014 so that's the licence # they have.It's Cat 5 .I tried to see if my OLD USCF license could be reinstated ,no luck with that. I raced two races and then I promptly got sick and it took several months and 5-6 Dr visits to figure out my asthma reared it's ugly head.A problem I've not had for 20 years ,and forgot about.

    Then the Boss changed a bunch of stuff (hours & days off) in general completely F***ed it up. So in 2014 I pretty much stopped riding.
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