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Old 08-31-06, 08:00 AM   #12001
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Ahh yes, the 40% "It's actually 50% and we have no idea, but it has to look like we're somewhat informed," prediction.
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Old 08-31-06, 08:30 AM   #12002
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Let me know if this intrigues you and I will look for some rims for ya.
Yeah, why the hell not? Just keep an eye out and let me know.

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Ahh yes, the 40% "It's actually 50% and we have no idea, but it has to look like we're somewhat informed," prediction.
heheheheh..
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Old 08-31-06, 09:00 AM   #12003
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Mostly looks, I'm afraid. The front wheel on my road bike is 20 spoke, and I think it looks sexy.
36 spoke, 4x gives me a stiffy.
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Sunday Ernesto will be passing through,but who knows?
I'm up for something.
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These will be shod with 125 gm! Tufo tires.
http://www.tufo.com/index.php?lg=en&mn=5&id=34
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Old 08-31-06, 09:52 AM   #12006
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Hey there Toronto folks. I need a favour. I am planning on sending a bike with my parents to Toronto for a cousin of mine. It needs some work and various parts like a 7 speed cassette and possibly a saddle. Are there any local bike coops or LBSes with used parts etc? Thanks!
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Old 08-31-06, 10:23 AM   #12007
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The S3 lites. I have em already. I got some Elite 110's for Brooks. These things are really nice.
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The S3 lites. I have em already. I got some Elite 110's for Brooks. These things are really nice.
"Tubular tires of this line are suitable as for cycle-ball as well as artistic cycling"
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Old 08-31-06, 10:30 AM   #12010
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Whats next....curb feelers?
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"Tubular tires of this line are suitable as for cycle-ball as well as artistic cycling"
They are a Czech company. Eastern Euros dominate these disiplines so it doesn't surprise me they make em.
I treated myself and got C Prestige tubular clinchers for my cross bike as well. SWEET!!
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Old 08-31-06, 10:35 AM   #12012
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Hey there Toronto folks. I need a favour. I am planning on sending a bike with my parents to Toronto for a cousin of mine. It needs some work and various parts like a 7 speed cassette and possibly a saddle. Are there any local bike coops or LBSes with used parts etc? Thanks!
Cavern Cycles 179 Queen St. East 416-203-2565

edit: may have used parts I dont know...call and check
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Old 08-31-06, 11:42 AM   #12013
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Old 08-31-06, 11:46 AM   #12014
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They are a Czech company. Eastern Euros dominate these disiplines so it doesn't surprise me they make em.
I treated myself and got C Prestige tubular clinchers for my cross bike as well. SWEET!!
How much $$ are the tubular clinchers? Do they really reduce pinch flats? I pretty much have to run my cross clinchers at 75 psi to avoid pinchflats, and even then I still get them from time to time. I was considering building a tubular wheelset for the cross bike. Never can have too many wheels, right?
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darkmother you doing the donut sat/sun this weekend?
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Old 08-31-06, 12:55 PM   #12016
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How much $$ are the tubular clinchers? Do they really reduce pinch flats? I pretty much have to run my cross clinchers at 75 psi to avoid pinchflats, and even then I still get them from time to time. I was considering building a tubular wheelset for the cross bike. Never can have too many wheels, right?
You cannot pinch flat these. I have em here unmounted if you want to have a look. They are in the $60-$120 range for the clincher tubies. The ones I have you can run at 28psi!
Oh yeah...I got Tufo tire sealant as well. Adds 15 gm to the weight..will fill a hole up to 1/8 inch!
Edit. What tires are you currently running that you are having pinch flat probs with?

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Old 08-31-06, 12:58 PM   #12017
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darkmother you doing the donut sat/sun this weekend?
Hellz yeah. Saturday for sure, sunday...maybe depending on how my legs feel.
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Old 08-31-06, 01:05 PM   #12018
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Wait what? Tubular clinchers? Do you still need to glue them on? How does flat repair work? I don't want to be a weight weenie but wow, was that one of those tubulars you handed to me yesterday cavernmech?
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You cannot pinch flat these. I have em here unmounted if you want to have a look. They are in the $60-$120 range for the clincher tubies. The ones I have you can run at 28psi!
Cool. 28 psi-I can't do that on my MTB. Pricey though. Are standard tubular cross tires any cheaper? I wouldn't mind having a set, just to kick it old-school.
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Wait what? Tubular clinchers? Do you still need to glue them on? How does flat repair work? I don't want to be a weight weenie but wow, was that one of those tubulars you handed to me yesterday cavernmech?
The tubie clincher is really quite ingenious. It has a base layer with beads to "clinch" on the rim. No glue...no mess. Brooks runs a set on his track training wheels and loves em. The Tufo tires use a true tubeless system. The tire casing is airtight. The sealant can be put in before use or after a puncture has already occured. The lightest tubie clincher tips the scales at 225 gms. The ones I showed you were the S3 lite tubular...125 gms.
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Cool. 28 psi-I can't do that on my MTB. Pricey though. Are standard tubular cross tires any cheaper? I wouldn't mind having a set, just to kick it old-school.
For comparison purposes the Vittoria cross tubies weigh substantially more (at least when you are talking about tire weight) have an inferior casing tpi and run about $70 per.
I will give you a great deal on em next time I order. I will let you know.
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mmm.. all this tire nerd talk is making me randy.
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Old 08-31-06, 02:29 PM   #12023
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I am in for a beer ride Sunday. You free for a few drunken hours on Sunday Sweep? The forecast at the moment is rain but I put very little faith in the weatherman. Meteorological School.. what a joke.
This would work for me too. My LRF shows "possible rain" and as an ex-employee of the Canadian Atmospheric Environment Service, I say that's good enough - it will not rain on Sunday night.
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mmm.. all this tire nerd talk is making me randy.

I met a girl last summer that works for Continental in Germany. She was kinda fat but her talk of discount handmade tires turned me into putty in her hands.
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I met a girl last summer that works for Continental in Germany. She was kinda fat but her talk of discount handmade tires turned me into putty in her hands.
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