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I bet the tires cost a lot too.biggrin.gif
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I bet the tires cost a lot too.biggrin.gif

The cost of tires is inversely :evil:proportional to the actual weight of the materials used - just compare cost/weight for say a tubular tire for a road bike vs tire for trucks...

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Race day in New York tomorrow!!   The high school mountain bike team that I coach (go NYCranks!!) will be attending our first race at Sprain Ridge in Yonkers, NY.   I'm not sure how competitive my guys will be, but we're certainly going to have a blast!

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Race day in New York tomorrow!!   The high school mountain bike team that I coach (go NYCranks!!) will be attending our first race at Sprain Ridge in Yonkers, NY.   I'm not sure how competitive my guys will be, but we're certainly going to have a blast!

:beerchug:

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Different year, different bike.

 

Someday I'll bike across that river.


Edited by PFULMTL - 4/14/14 at 1:52am
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Getting my Bianchi from spring maintenance on wednesday, then it's time to get the fat singing. I have 20kg to lose and the summers are short up here. :angry_face:

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Getting my Bianchi from spring maintenance on wednesday, then it's time to get the fat singing. I have 20kg to lose and the summers are short up here. :angry_face:

Only 20 kg - piece of ( or, on second thought - NOT ) cake in my case, I am afraid...:frown:

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Oh man.  Regret finding this thread.  I'll only post my two current favorites since the the list would go on and on.  I'm kind of a bike addict.  

 

So here's my Moots YBB

 

Andddd my Seven VII

 

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Originally Posted by maxipad View Post
 

Oh man.  Regret finding this thread.  I'll only post my two current favorites since the the list would go on and on.  I'm kind of a bike addict.  

 

So here's my Moots YBB

 

 

Andddd my Seven VII

 

 

Lovely ! Is that a clavicula crank on the Seven ?

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Seven is sweet!

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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post
 

Lovely ! Is that a clavicula crank on the Seven ?

 

Thank you very much :D  I wish I had some Clavicula!!! Right now it's a "utilitarian"  Sram mix (red rd/rival shifters/ force fd/ shamano Ultegra SL cranks)   I really want to go Dura Ace or full Red (something I never thought I'd say.... but turns out the double tap isn't bad at all.  I've kind of grown to like it)    I obsessed over every part of every other bike I've ever had, so this one I'm taking it slow with.  Plus it has already exceeded my overly high expectations by a margin that I thought was unimaginable... so I might just leave it as is (does that mean I've finally grown up?)....  Although I'm sure you know how long "oh it's done" lasts...

 

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Seven is sweet!

 

Thanks :) I really appreciate it

 

 

 

Hey what do you guys think about switching out to these wheels  :  (Chris King/Zipp 404 tubular)  I'm kind of on the fence since they're A) tubular and B) make me an even bigger target on the trail...  not like I don't enjoy a little competition but it has gotten a little out of hand now that the weather's nicer.  

 

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No tubular experience, but I only run CK hubs. Lifetime purchase.
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No tubular experience, but I only run CK hubs. Lifetime purchase.

Haha you know exactly what I'm talking about then!!  I also have a spare blue set of Chris King hubs so I might have them re-laced to some Open Pros  (32hx32h) instead of running the tubulars. The Moots also runs a silver Chris King set and of course I love their headsets too. I'm still waiting to make the jump to their bottom bracket though, do you have any experience with it (I'm willing to go out on a limb and assume it's ****, but I'd love to hear some feedback)

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Originally Posted by maxipad View Post
 

 

Thank you very much :D  I wish I had some Clavicula!!! Right now it's a "utilitarian"  Sram mix (red rd/rival shifters/ force fd/ shamano Ultegra SL cranks)   I really want to go Dura Ace or full Red (something I never thought I'd say.... but turns out the double tap isn't bad at all.  I've kind of grown to like it)    I obsessed over every part of every other bike I've ever had, so this one I'm taking it slow with.  Plus it has already exceeded my overly high expectations by a margin that I thought was unimaginable... so I might just leave it as is (does that mean I've finally grown up?)....  Although I'm sure you know how long "oh it's done" lasts...

 

 

Thanks :) I really appreciate it

 

 

 

Hey what do you guys think about switching out to these wheels  :  (Chris King/Zipp 404 tubular)  I'm kind of on the fence since they're A) tubular and B) make me an even bigger target on the trail...  not like I don't enjoy a little competition but it has gotten a little out of hand now that the weather's nicer.  

 

In one of my previous lifes, I used to run tubulars. Like 30 years ago. If you have $ required, and I should have written $$$, tubulars do offer "a bit" more. They are also less demanding of the rims ( tubular does not present nearly that high stress on the rim as does clincher due to pressure etc ). Tubular is still lighter - if you "remotely" can be described as weight weenie.

 

But clinchers have gone looong way since when I switched to them ( primarily because of lack of $ ). Clinchers have been winning time trial world championships lately... 

 

If you can try before you buy - that would be your best bet. 

 

There IS a kind of middle way. It is called Tufo clincher - essentially a tubular with the addition of "wedges" that fit noremal clincher rims. It offers the same kind of security in case of flat tyre as tubular - if you are unlucky, clincher flat on the front wheel down some quick descent in a curve can have anything but pleasent end result. This also does not put nearly as much stress on the clincher rim walls as normal clincher - essentially, it is a tubular.

 

There is as many opinions as cyclists on this matter - go to some cyclist forums, ask friends/acquaintances on long term experience ... - I simply wanted to present what is available and major pros and cons.

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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

In one of my previous lifes, I used to run tubulars. Like 30 years ago. If you have $ required, and I should have written $$$, tubulars do offer "a bit" more. They are also less demanding of the rims ( tubular does not present nearly that high stress on the rim as does clincher due to pressure etc ). Tubular is still lighter - if you "remotely" can be described as weight weenie.

 

But clinchers have gone looong way since when I switched to them ( primarily because of lack of $ ). Clinchers have been winning time trial world championships lately... 

 

If you can try before you buy - that would be your best bet. 

 

 

Haha yeah, unfortunately I already have all these wheels just laying around my house.  I used to ride the tubulars daily on my Quantum Pro (just sold it) but I've been paranoid about flats ever since I rode 60 miles away from my car then flatted at the end of a VERY isolated trail....  Walked 6hours before my girlfriend picked me up, still not even half way back to my car.  I appreciate the advice though,  I think you hit the nail on the head with a lot of that (and I'll definitely have to look into the Tufo's... I had some of their full tubular tires  and they're top notch)

 

PS... to anyone else looking at this,  he wasn't joking about the cost of tubulars, at all.

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