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Old 04-14-11, 11:02 AM   #1
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I am going out for a ride today

That's it.

I just don't know on which bike
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Old 04-14-11, 11:04 AM   #2
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Decisions, decisions, decisions. It's just one damned thing after another.
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Old 04-14-11, 11:12 AM   #3
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No one said it would be easy.
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Old 04-14-11, 11:44 AM   #4
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Ride 'em all.
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Ride 'em all... Hmmm

I love my Giant -without question, my main machine- but the Jamis ain't hay, either. Its just a bit heavier (I really need to swap out its wheels and tires). On the other hand, I just listed the bars by one spacer and I'm curious as to how it will feel. Question answered? Could be.

I am really thinking hard about a set of Williams for the Giant and putting the Aksium Race wheels it has now on the Jamis. The Jamis has CXP-22 wheels and 32mm Vittorios now. The Aksiums and the 25mm Contis would have to be lighter and faster.

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Well, which one won out?
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It was the Jamis. I guess I knew it all along, really.
The bike felt good -I haven't ridden The Beast in quite a while- and dropping the bars felt right.
Now... Wheels!
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Upgrading wheels is a good thing. Which Williams set are you considering?
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I'm looking at the System 30 and 30x. Keith thinks I can go with the 30s -and I'd love to- but my weight concerns me, especially with our exceedingly crappy roads here
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As long as you don't exceed the 190 lb weight limit (and even if you do by a little), you'll probably be OK with the 30s. It all comes down to whether the 60 gram weight difference is more important than the increased durability from the extra 4 spokes in each wheel with the 30X.
I was kind of skeptical about the 20/28 spokes on the Fulcrum 4 wheels on my Roubaix, but I have been impressed with the way they have held completely true for me so far. But it has only been something like 1000 miles so far. Time will tell. The 30mm deep rims on the Williams wheels should help.
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I got these wheels with a 28/32 with over 4000 miles on them and they are still true as the day I got them.
http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com.../prod_150.html
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I got these wheels with a 28/32 with over 4000 miles on them and they are still true as the day I got them.
http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com.../prod_150.html
George! Haven't seen a post from you in a long time. I hope you are doing well.
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George! Haven't seen a post from you in a long time. I hope you are doing well.
Thanks, I got kind of laid up for a few months. The medicine that I was on quit working and I really wasn't in the mood to write. The new one I'm on takes 6 months to peak and I'm still short of that by a few weeks, but I think I'm out of the woods, for a while anyhow. I was on prednisone for a short time and I felt like superman while on it. I got off of that as soon as I could, because of the side effects and started hurting pretty bad again. Now I'm trying to ride as much as I can in this wind and, well you know how that is. Thanks for asking, I hope everything is going well for you, as well.
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That's it.

I just don't know on which bike
Went out on Thursday for a nice 15 mi. ride here in CT. My bike choice was easy....Masi or walk. I'm hoping that by next year I'll have a nice "light steel" bike so I too can be conflicted.
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