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    It is individual. I run 38x18 on my winter bike,...

    It is individual. I run 38x18 on my winter bike, I used the same one riding offroad with MTB friends this last summer. I had no problem keeping up with them at 20 mph (120RPM) on medium (50 km)...
  2. I do commute on them daily if I commute on this...

    I do commute on them daily if I commute on this bike. I am trying to avoid rain on this bike but wasn't successful today and once last week :). They do get heavy with water inside if you ride...
  3. Not 27 inch though. My suburban commuter,...

    Not 27 inch though.
    My suburban commuter, partially in the city attire (pedals, saddle). Best for going straight fast, climbing is not bad either thanks to bullhorns and low total weight (7.6kg)...
  4. Shamal Track 16h 41mm deep, Campagnolo Pista (20...

    Shamal Track 16h 41mm deep, Campagnolo Pista (20 or 24) 38mm deep, Mack will do any drilling you want, too.
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    It is "tachyon" in their script.

    It is "tachyon" in their script.
  6. 150m/w, some of them yes, more reliable in the...

    150m/w, some of them yes, more reliable in the city (mine wear out before they flat) less offroad (cross tubulars I have do not have puncture protections) have them on all of my bikes, all but one...
  7. Way oversimplyfying: material density is the...

    Way oversimplyfying:
    material density is the same for all steel alloys. The Yang modulus (stiffness) and tensile strength are different. Lighter tubes == stronger, stiffer steel alloys == smaller...
  8. All steel alloys density is more or less the...

    All steel alloys density is more or less the same, the differences come from strength and stiffness, which allows thiner wall, butted tubing which is lighter.

    You pay the price though - the...
  9. I did it, I like the result. YMMV.

    I did it, I like the result. YMMV.
  10. Thread: Campy Question

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    waitasec - c-record was a gruppo from late 80'...

    waitasec - c-record was a gruppo from late 80' meaning there are only threaded headsets for it, AFAIK. I presume you have a modern threadless one. I can measure the tack height of a threaded c-record...
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    tufo sealant works for me.

    tufo sealant works for me.
  12. You can ask Maciek, the craftsman, to make you an...

    You can ask Maciek, the craftsman, to make you an axle any length you want. I know, I did. I have two of his hubs in 120mm and two more 20mm eccentric axles 123 and 132.5 in length.
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    pics. if you are saying that the chainring holes...

    pics.
    if you are saying that the chainring holes need to be 2 mm closer to the center it is consistent with your chainrigns being 151 bcd ( actually the difference is 3.5 mm but it is difficult to...
  14. Thread: Damaged Frame?

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    The tubular in question was a 32mm cross one, so...

    The tubular in question was a 32mm cross one, so cobblestones (plenty here) pose no threat, especially if you use low pressure (and you do not risk pinch flats as much as with tubes).

    Oh, the...
  15. Thread: Damaged Frame?

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    I do. Even more since riding 10 miles out of 40...

    I do. Even more since riding 10 miles out of 40 mile ride with flat and still being able to rescue that tubular this last summer.
  16. I am in the same boat, additionally, I have...

    I am in the same boat, additionally, I have chronic sciatic pain so I setup my bikes with forward, aggressive position with a lot of my weight on handlebars - I am comfortable on 57.5 square track...
  17. Are they that bad? I intended to build it up into...

    Are they that bad? I intended to build it up into something nice :eek:
  18. how about a Ti one? Got Wheeler T1 for $60 :D

    how about a Ti one? Got Wheeler T1 for $60 :D
  19. Thanks, I believe it is Swiss, as it has a...

    Thanks, I believe it is Swiss, as it has a mixture of German (Bühler) and French (Le Taureau) lettering on it and high quality Columbus tubing.
  20. Thread: Blown Knees?

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    > Riding fixed gear fixed gear helps my 46 year...

    > Riding fixed gear fixed gear helps my 46 year old knees feel better. Really.
    Same here, only 3 years earlier model.
  21. I do. I my case, there is a sweet spot between...

    I do. I my case, there is a sweet spot between the tire rubbing and the brace of the fender hitting the downtube:http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/image/71657557/large.jpg
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    You sure there is enough wall thickness for...

    You sure there is enough wall thickness for threading? Why do not you want any of the 1" Ti stems like Cinelli Grammo or Morati? They are showing up frequently on eBay.
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    large offset seat post + saddle moved all the way...

    large offset seat post + saddle moved all the way back. And that on 73 degrees seat tube? :rolleyes:. Nice colors, tho.
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    I do not believe they used an etching primer -...

    I do not believe they used an etching primer - the chrome underneath the paint is very shiny on my bike
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    Mine seem to come in pairs. 8 total (when I...

    Mine seem to come in pairs.
    8 total (when I conveniently do not count the ones I given to my family):

    2 true track bikes:
    60' polrad (chrome, Nervex, all campy)
    80'/90' Buhler (which has...
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