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    Buying the wheelset will save you some hassles,...

    Buying the wheelset will save you some hassles, but for comparison sake, I had a tub wheelset built with Light Bicycle 88mm rims, 28/28 CXray spokes, Dura Ace hubs and Vittoria tyres for about the...
  2. Mr Tuffy - The original and still the best tire...

    Mr Tuffy - The original and still the best tire liner in the industryl

    They're not a new concept, nor are they the only ones available, they're just the ones I use and are highly recommended. I...
  3. As some have pointed out, you should ALWAYS check...

    As some have pointed out, you should ALWAYS check your tube for the source of the flat before you install a new tube.

    I'm about your weight and have been a touch more. I was running 25mm tyres...
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    I think you're going down the right path with...

    I think you're going down the right path with going second hand. The only problem is the limited market you have to draw on. Most of the people I have known in the flesh and on the internet have...
  5. Seely, the wheels are definitely a Velocity...

    Seely, the wheels are definitely a Velocity build. At the time, they were having supply issues and were using Ultegra hubs in place of their race hubs. That was why I jumped onto the wheels when I...
  6. I can certainly attest to the quality of the...

    I can certainly attest to the quality of the Mavic higher profile rims. My first second hand bike came with 28/28 CXP30 rims. I never had a problem with the wheels until just before I got the A23s...
  7. seely, I don't remember where the rims were made....

    seely, I don't remember where the rims were made. I debadged them when I got them, which as it turns out was just over 3 years ago, not 18mths (wow a whole year went by in there somewhere!). The...
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    TT is top tube. The Talon and Seek both have...

    TT is top tube. The Talon and Seek both have ahead type steerers so there's plenty of scope to change the stem length with stems up to 140mm. The Sedona has a quill type adjustable stem, so to...
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    Also consider the Talon models and factor in a...

    Also consider the Talon models and factor in a set of better rolling tyres. They come in 25" TT frames
  10. Well after speaking with the guy who'll be doing...

    Well after speaking with the guy who'll be doing the building, and scouring the net, I'll be going with the open pros. The DTs are significantly more expensive and not to mention harder to come by....
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    I'd ride the bike with the stock wheels until you...

    I'd ride the bike with the stock wheels until you had an issue. If anything, just get someone to check the spoke tension and perhaps increase it a bit for your weight. Ride light and I believe that...
  12. Even though I could try to get the rim replaced,...

    Even though I could try to get the rim replaced, I'm not keen to do so as pointed out with the failure mode. I know they're a light rim, but so are the alternatives.

    I did inspect the wheel when...
  13. New rims DT 440s/Mavic Open Pros/Velocity A23s

    So after touting the pros of my A23 wheelset for so long on the interwebs (not really that long - 18mths or so) I was washing the bike in lieu of my impending race tomorrow and find no less than 5...
  14. Thread: bar width?

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    For me standing at 6'5" I would guess my 37cm...

    For me standing at 6'5" I would guess my 37cm Scattos feel similar to your 35 or 33cm bars!

    I only have Scattos because at the time I was trying to solve a cockpit problem and also looking for...
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    If you're going to be crit racing, and you're...

    If you're going to be crit racing, and you're after aluminium, then I'd say steer away from the A23s. I have a set in 32/32 and they're great until you push them hard in a tight corner, they get a...
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    Wow, it seems I fell off the grid for the last...

    Wow, it seems I fell off the grid for the last week. I went on holidays and the internet was comparable to the old dial up speeds, so no internetting for me.

    I was hoping to get a look at the kask...
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    Most of the info regarding comparisons of these...

    Most of the info regarding comparisons of these helmets is among the triathlete community. The Specialized appears to be the winner here with the LG coming in second. Generally speaking, I think the...
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    Sprinting Helmets

    Does anyone have any experience or know of people using the Kask Bambino helmet for sprinting?

    I have been sitting on the sidelines for a new helmet, waiting for the Giro Air Attack to arrive on...
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    I only do shortish sessions on rollers as part of...

    I only do shortish sessions on rollers as part of my training, and the first 5 or so minutes feels like I just don't wanna, and then after that, I'm good to work through my 20 min session. The...
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    Having used a Star Trac V-bike in the past when I...

    Having used a Star Trac V-bike in the past when I got back into cycling for standing starts, I think this might be a good option. The star trac had a different resistance style to the cycleops, so it...
  21. I use my 510 for my track and road bike. It...

    I use my 510 for my track and road bike. It should come with a speed/cadence sensor and HRM first up. I'm not so much a data nerd but I do look back over what I've done when I upload. As Quinn8it...
  22. Thread: Exercise bike?

    by brawlo
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    The trick with indoor training is to give...

    The trick with indoor training is to give yourself something to do. Don't just saddle up expecting to tick over the pedals for an hour or so. Look up sufferfest etc, and get a program happening or...
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    Velocity Deep Vs laced to Dura Ace can be had for...

    Velocity Deep Vs laced to Dura Ace can be had for $379 over at Velomine.

    I'm making a journey down the new race wheelset route. I have my DA hubs and am waiting for the 88mm carbon tubular rims to...
  24. Thread: Exercise bike?

    by brawlo
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    Having been through the spin cycle myself, my...

    Having been through the spin cycle myself, my recommendation would be for a regular bike in a trainer.

    I had a spin bike that now lives with my mum & sister. The pros for a spin bike is that they...
  25. Perhaps using a crash test standard like they do...

    Perhaps using a crash test standard like they do with wheels will be better. Frames requiring ballast to pass have been around for many years now, thus proving the durability of the lighter frames....
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