Have bike, will travel
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: De Rosa Super Prestige, Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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Originally Posted by cooleric1234
I asked [URL="http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=532114"]
The wheels are aero spokes and rims with 24 spokes. I just weighed the front wheel though and it's kind of heavy at 920 grams (w/o tire, tube, or skewer). It's handled a front wheel gripping crash fine so far, so I'm leaning towards having it be my commuting wheelset.
I weigh around 187 lbs, used to be around 230 lbs, so I'm either a Clyde emeritus or I meet the over 6 foot criteria (I'm 6'5"). Maybe with lunch and clothes I'd tip the scales at over 200 lbs though.
It sounds like your existing set is tough enough for everyday training or commuting. I would buy a lighter set for fast rides if your budget allows.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Last edited by Barrettscv; 04-19-09 at 11:22 AM.