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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-28-13, 10:34 AM   #1
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Name That Doo-Dad

I carry this in my tool kit. Can you name it? (TrojanHorse - you can't play. I told you about it on the CB ride!)

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Old 08-28-13, 10:37 AM   #2
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CO2 cartridge in piece of tube.
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Old 08-28-13, 10:38 AM   #3
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It's a watchamacalit.

(CO2 cartridge-don't freezer burn your fingers thingie?)
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Old 08-28-13, 10:42 AM   #4
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No it's not. It's a thingumejig.
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Old 08-28-13, 10:53 AM   #5
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I bet it also works well for not freezing your fingers off.

I've got to do that - photojoe was bellyaching about my clinking on the ride.
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Old 08-28-13, 11:18 AM   #6
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Dang. And here I thought I was being so clever. I've never seen it discussed here. Works really well for keepign a couple cartidges from rattling.



And TH - I'll bring you a few next time we ride together. Just sayin'!
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run tubeless tires and you won't need any of those thinamgiggies
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run tubeless tires and you won't need any of those thinamgiggies
+1. Hopefully, anyway. I just went tubeless last weekend. ZTR Alpha 400s. Black DT spokes with black brass nipples. Red red Chris King hubs, which my LBS sold me at wholesale. Schwalbe tires. Will be putting them to the test this weekend during our annual ride from New Hope, PA to Brooklyn, NY.
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I use rubber tubing on my metal paintball gear so I don't sound like the stinkin ice cream man when playing.

But great idea nonetheless.
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But I LIKE hearing the CO2 cartridges clinking in my seat bag. If I can still hear them, it means I'm still alive!!
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But I LIKE hearing the CO2 cartridges clinking in my seat bag. If I can still hear them, it means I'm still alive!!
Well, by that standard, [MENTION=189195]TrojanHorse[/MENTION] was VERY MUCH alive for the full 96 miles of Cool Breeze.



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+1. Hopefully, anyway. I just went tubeless last weekend. ZTR Alpha 400s. Black DT spokes with black brass nipples. Red red Chris King hubs, which my LBS sold me at wholesale. Schwalbe tires. Will be putting them to the test this weekend during our annual ride from New Hope, PA to Brooklyn, NY.

Awesome wheelset build!! I'm running Alpha 400's on CXray spokes, blu alum nips, old neuvation hubs w/ ceramic bearing upgade, 25C Hutchinson Intense tires. I haven't had a flat for the near 1000mile in 2months they been on the bike. They are about 100grams lighter then the Spinergy PBO Xaero I was running, smoother and faster to spin up and at speeds. Switching back to the PBOs for a ride and I can feel the wind drag over 15mph pretty easy.
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Awesome wheelset build!! I'm running Alpha 400's
Wait, you have MORE new wheels?

I'm fascinated by tubeless and will get around to it sooner than later, I think. I was watching (by accident) last year's Iron Man and the guy in the lead on the bike portion had a flat front tire. it was alternately sad/comical - he got the wheel off, got his patch kit out (or maybe a spare tube) and couldn't get the wheel off the rim. His hands looked like they were shaking, which is understandable but he basically lost 5 min. waiting for a neutral service motorbike to catch up and give him a loaner front.

Why would people in those races use regular tires & tubes? It makes no sense.
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Wait, you have MORE new wheels?
Yes.....I might have a problem....but I did sell the shimano wheels that came w/ the super6. Those only had 100 miles on them top. Wifey hasn't notice new wheels yet

Oh and I just got an awesome set for my singlespeed 29er last week
Blue HOPE hubs, DT comp spokes, blue alum nips and WTB Frequency tubeless rims

The rear hub sounds CRAZY!!!
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Wait, you have MORE new wheels?
Uh.....really?

Let's see:
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DT Swiss RR585

Am I missing anything?
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Uh.....really?

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Am I missing anything?
Well, they're not Deep Vs, they're just some kind of normal rimmy looking thing. And the DT's aren't built up or anything, so you can hardly call those "wheels"

And yes, you missed the open pros & the cane creek aeroheads.
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Well, they're not Deep Vs, they're just some kind of normal rimmy looking thing. And the DT's aren't built up or anything, so you can hardly call those "wheels"

And yes, you missed the open pros & the cane creek aeroheads.
Yah! So, should I call you "pot" or "kettle"?
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Yah! So, should I call you "pot" or "kettle"?
Mine are all old - not a set that are newer than 3 years old and some are 15 years old, so I just keep them for sentimental reasons. Or mental reasons.

Mr. Kettle, on the other hand, has several new sets within the last 2 years! I don't think he rides the same set twice!
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