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  1. The 38 indicates tire width in mm -- the chart...

    The 38 indicates tire width in mm -- the chart that ILTB shows gives you an acceptable range of tire widths that will fit a given rim width -- I believe the origin of that chart is from Mavic...
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    In attempt to change this thread to a positive...

    In attempt to change this thread to a positive note. What are appropriate topics for the Utility Cycling forum, ILTB?
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    I am comfortable down to the low 30s. I bought...

    I am comfortable down to the low 30s. I bought these last year in the fall and then got Lake Winter shoes in january so I haven't used them alot.

    The problem is the cleat -- There isn't alot of...
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    Pearl izumi Mountain shoe covers ...

    Pearl izumi Mountain shoe covers
    http://www.pearlizumi.com/phpThumb.php?src=/data/uploads/products/OTE5N19rZXkuanBn&w=290&h=290

    specifically designed for MTB shoes go on fine over my Sidi's (The...
  5. for comparison I'm a 15 wide -- I have a pair of...

    for comparison I'm a 15 wide -- I have a pair of sidi 50 mega I rate them as a snug fit (only wear thin socks) -- and a pair of northwave 50 regular width fit well width wise but are really a bit too...
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    The Italians on the other hand should love him --...

    The Italians on the other hand should love him -- He's got it all loud mouthed -- flashy -- ?stylish? :D
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    easy surly karate monkey like the x-check only...

    easy surly karate monkey like the x-check only more versatile!

    http://www.treefortbikes.com/imgDsp.aspx?fName=Surly_karate_fm_LG.jpg&tw=300&th=350
  8. You really need to go read the clydesdale forum...

    You really need to go read the clydesdale forum somtime:D

    Having pulled the spokes out of 3 box section rims now I can firmly state that they aren't as strong as the aluminum Deep vee style rim. ...
  9. Thread: Xtras and snow.

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    try this https://www.ktrakcycle.com/index.html

    try this

    https://www.ktrakcycle.com/index.html
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    700C is is the current "standard" size road tire...

    700C is is the current "standard" size road tire and loosely refers to rim diameter -- It is NOT 27" you cannot run a 27" tire on a 700C wheel. 27" tires and rims are becoming hard to find.

    650C...
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    Yeah had she been wearing a helmet the bird...

    Yeah had she been wearing a helmet the bird clearly woud have aimed for that!
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    Puncture resistance -- not on par with the...

    Puncture resistance -- not on par with the Schwalbe marathon series but definitely good -- the rubber is not as thick in the tread area, that is part of the Schwalbe's protection -- The only...
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    Grand Rapids MI Kisscross Cyclocross Series...

    Grand Rapids MI


    Kisscross Cyclocross Series 2008-2009
    All events $15 including the Founders Kick Off Ride, Versluis Snowcross and Hopcat Alleycat.

    Start Times:
    11:00 AM - C race (30...
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    I assume you are in SW MI? What tires are on...

    I assume you are in SW MI? What tires are on you're MTB now?

    These look interesting : Continental Top Contact Winter

    TopContact Winter

    The TopContact Winter was designed for use in fall...
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    DT swiss also makes a 130 disk rear hub

    DT swiss also makes a 130 disk rear hub
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    +1 Tserv -- fast roller -- a couple of years ago...

    +1 Tserv -- fast roller -- a couple of years ago my road bike was in the shop and I went with the fast group from my LBS on my cross check with Panaracer Tservs (35s). I had no more difficulty...
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    Optima Baron

    Optima Baron
  18. +1 reasonably light and puncture resistant -- I...

    +1 reasonably light and puncture resistant -- I had Tservs(with tour guard:D) in 35 before this then went to 32s in straight TG (I think the only difference is sidewall color) both were good tires. ...
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    My question is really one of magnitude' I have 0...

    My question is really one of magnitude' I have 0 (zero) experience with recumbents. But the people who are passionate claim they are alot faster then a standard bike. I was just wondering if it...
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    Sorry slight thread hijack here -- this Idea has...

    Sorry slight thread hijack here -- this Idea has been running thru my head for months now (not that I could afford a recumbent at this point) How much faster (roughly) would my 12.5 mile commute be...
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    Sorry posted this in the wrong place -- I...

    Sorry posted this in the wrong place --

    I endeavoured to begin disassembly of my 32 hole wheel (ok so I just pulled the rim tape:D) and discovered that 4 of the eyelets were broke (2 where the...
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    What part of Michigan will you be in? the Weather...

    What part of Michigan will you be in? the Weather can vary dramatically especially given the influence of the great lakes. I'm in SW lower MI and I can tell you that ice is seldom a problem, however...
  23. Thread: Road Bike wheels

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    I endeavoured to begin disassembly of my 32 hole...

    I endeavoured to begin disassembly of my 32 hole wheel (ok so I just pulled the rim tape:D) and discovered that 4 of the eyelets were broke (2 where the rim was already visibly cracked) all 4 were...
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    the 36 hole was hand made properly tensioned --...

    the 36 hole was hand made properly tensioned -- we (the LBS and I) had to send the rim to Mavic to ensure it was properly tensioned before they would replace the rim.

    the 32 hole was a...
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    2 of the rims I pulled the spokes out of were...

    2 of the rims I pulled the spokes out of were open pros -- one was a 32 hole and the other was a 36 hole The 36 hole had less than 4000 miles and was less than a year old when it broke. Granted I...
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