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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: 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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One of the issues with tubulars is the stability of the glue as the rims heat-up from prolonged braking. That may not be an issue unless you have routes with long hills.
Beyond that, It's mostly an issue of rider skill.
I would try a clincher 700x35 or 38 (if it will fit) before spending money on new rims and tires.
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; 11-20-13 at 01:50 PM.