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    14.6 lbs

    fun
    Last edited by CatSkratch; 09-12-09 at 11:50 PM.

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    Right around 21 pounds, but I've dropped 18 pounds of body weight since last year, so I figure it'll be like riding a 3 pound bike.

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    Nice bike, BTW. What's the saddle?

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    Just a factory Specialized

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    Looks like a 130 Toupe

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    phenom

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    Phenom is what I was thinking, though at that total weight probably the SL. I've got a Phenom waiting for me at the LBS, which is why this caught my eye.

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    Its a Phenom. There is now a lighter one from Specialized but I am content with what I have now.

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    Your tires are on backwards.

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    really ? how can you tell ?

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    The arrowheads are supposed to be pointing forwards.
    Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
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    anyone use these tires and know if thats how they are supposed to be ?
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    The front tire/wheel should be flipped around and the rear tire is fine. A lot of people put the rear on backwards to improve grip.

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    I hate to be a spoilsport, but it looks like you still have clincher tyres on that beast. Tubulars are the best cross return on investment atmo - they make racing more reliable (no pinch flats) and faster (lower pressure) and are pretty light as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
    I hate to be a spoilsport, but it looks like you still have clincher tyres on that beast.
    They are tubulars.

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    Tubular tires are the ones that you glue onto rim. There is a tube sewn into what basically looks like a sausage. Clincher tires are the ones that yes, use a tube but "hook" onto the rim and are held in place by friction/air pressure. Almost all bikes out there use clincher tires. Tubeless tires work similarly to your car, in that the tire hooks directly onto the rim to create an air-tight seal but without the use of a tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatSkratch View Post
    They are tubulars.
    Ahh, good for you! "You have chosen... wisely"

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
    Ahh, good for you! "You have chosen... wisely"
    Translation for the college student:
    "You just have more cash than I do."
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    It was an Indiana Jones reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Translation for the college student:
    "You just have more cash than I do."
    Ha, I'm a grad student. I can afford tubulars as long as people keep taking intro chemlab

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