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  1. I'm not trying to talk anyone into converting --...

    I'm not trying to talk anyone into converting -- just listing advantages to that conversion if bigger tires (or space for fenders, if there isn't currently) are desired. Good thing Panaracer and a...
  2. I commute mostly for fun. So as I see it, a Vaya...

    I commute mostly for fun. So as I see it, a Vaya would be much more fun for commuting, while still being highly practical. Perhaps if you end up feeling "guilty" about having too many bikes, you...
  3. I explained myself better in a subsequent post. ...

    I explained myself better in a subsequent post. If you take a bike frame that was designed around 27" (630mm) wheels and convert it to 700C (622mm), then there is more clearance to the frame, brake...
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    He's cross-chaining in the small/small, not in...

    He's cross-chaining in the small/small, not in top gear. (I think?)
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    The coaster brake version is $50 cheaper and...

    The coaster brake version is $50 cheaper and simpler -- less to go wrong when it's icing up outside.
  6. Stock up on 23mm tires while you can! 700x25 is...

    Stock up on 23mm tires while you can! 700x25 is the way of the future!* :lol:
  7. +1 to the above. Most of my riding is in the...

    +1 to the above. Most of my riding is in the 60-85" range, so I would constantly be shifting the front and subsequently shifting from one end of the cassette to the other on a 50/34 + 13-21 setup. ...
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    Badass. I love hearing these stories, Luis! ...

    Badass. I love hearing these stories, Luis! :thumb:
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    You should probably mark this thread "NSFW"...

    You should probably mark this thread "NSFW" preemptively, just to be on the safe side. ;)
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    I don't know how it happened, but it didn't take...

    I don't know how it happened, but it didn't take me long to end up with a shoe box full of different freewheels. I should sell them off so I'm not tempted to build up more FW bikes. ;)
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    Don't do that. Switch to the big ring before you...

    Don't do that. Switch to the big ring before you make it all the way to the smallest cog in the rear. ;)
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    Ah, gotcha. For what it would cost in money/time...

    Ah, gotcha. For what it would cost in money/time to open it up and replace bearings (assuming that's all it needs), it sounds like toast to me, too.
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    You can race on anything that meets the rules. ...

    You can race on anything that meets the rules. People would be able to answer these questions better if you could offer your location and what all you plan to do with said bike.
  14. I'd still be interested in seeing that one, and...

    I'd still be interested in seeing that one, and would be willing to help get it hosted somewhere. ;)

    I used to enjoy reposting this picture of Jobst Brandt's chainring with 100k+ miles on it, but...
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    So the cogs are slightly loose on the freewheel...

    So the cogs are slightly loose on the freewheel body? Pedalling in top gear might be enough to tighten the threaded first cog against the rest. Crunchy or pinging sounds like a little grit in the...
  16. I have to admit that most of the draw for...

    I have to admit that most of the draw for Paselas, for me, is the thin tan sidewalls. Apart from super-high-end tires like Challenge or Vittoria, it seems that Panaracer makes all of the tires in...
  17. Same here.

    Same here.
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    And if you had a device on board to switch...

    And if you had a device on board to switch between them while riding -- man, that would be the hot ticket. ;)
  19. :lol: During my commute the other morning, I...

    :lol:

    During my commute the other morning, I realized that a modern 635mm wheel and tire package could probably be made lighter and roll faster than a typical "29er" setup, for about the same...
  20. I'd be surprised if it didn't work! :thumb:

    I'd be surprised if it didn't work! :thumb:
  21. If it were my bike, and I weighed so little, I'd...

    If it were my bike, and I weighed so little, I'd be looking at 65/80 for the road bike and maybe 40/50 in the hybrid... beyond the pressure needed to prevent pinch-flats, it's largely individual...
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    From their website, it looks like those wheels...

    From their website, it looks like those wheels come with their proprietary hubs. Swapping the whole hub out may require new spokes as well -- have you contacted Vol to see if new bearings might help?
  23. I meant that if you convert a bike that...

    I meant that if you convert a bike that originally took 27" wheels to 700C wheels, you free up some clearance for bigger tires and/or fenders, depending on the particular frame. That could have been...
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    Strange as it may sound, I kinda liked those...

    Strange as it may sound, I kinda liked those tires. Once the center tread lugs wore down, they rolled nicely on pavement, leaving the side lugs to provide traction in gravel and dirt. And riding on...
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