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  1. Sounds like you'll just have to ride 23s. Your...

    Sounds like you'll just have to ride 23s. Your rear brake will be limited by the pivot point rather than the reach of the caliper arms, which is what a long reach brake gives. There may be some...
  2. There is something wrong here that is not the...

    There is something wrong here that is not the tyres. I would definitely be checking your fork clearance on the front and also checking the clearance on the rear both in between the wheel and the seat...
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    Yup. Always pay attention to where the weight...

    Yup. Always pay attention to where the weight savings come from. Lots of "light" wheels drop their weight in the hub and losing spokes. The true feel of a wheel in how it spins up will come from the...
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    I'd still highly recommend Velomine's Ultegra...

    I'd still highly recommend Velomine's Ultegra 6800/Velocity A23 wheelset Velocity A23 Silver Shimano Ultegra 6800 Hubs 32h Wheelset [64203] - $249.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear...
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    The time will come for some of them that they...

    The time will come for some of them that they will be the overweight person in your shoes trying to get healthy after years of bad eating and exercising habits. I just laugh at the younger generation...
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    The problems with site reviews are that the...

    The problems with site reviews are that the reviews are just puchased and happy reviews, or the item failed and it's crap reviews. There are typically very few long term use reviews that are what...
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    Here's a little exerpt from something I wrote in...

    Here's a little exerpt from something I wrote in a previous thread:

    I have gone through a number of brands of kit from China (Monton, Mupi), Euro (Castelli, DeMarchi, Campagnolo, Assos winter...
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    Strange rules, but rules are rules and I guess...

    Strange rules, but rules are rules and I guess they're there for a valid reason........ unless they come from the UCI.....
  9. Those Fulcrums have a pretty good reputation with...

    Those Fulcrums have a pretty good reputation with heavier guys, even above their warrantied weight limit, so I would suggest just riding them and see if they do break, THEN think about getting...
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    I was really referring to MTB specifically as far...

    I was really referring to MTB specifically as far as the Giant brand. There's a lot of other branded road bikes that have the same cheap characteristic. I recall one last year that came out with...
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    Praxis works...

    Praxis works https://praxiscycles.com/conversion-bb/ makes a bottom bracket adapter to suit the Shimano cranksets that is pretty well regarded.



    A MTB rider friend of mine tells me that this is...
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    Yes, you are correct in your measurement and I am...

    Yes, you are correct in your measurement and I am referring to the width of the rim. The wider rims give tyres a more rounded profile. This has benefit in cornering and also gives a higher volume in...
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    In this case, it would be due to the flange width...

    In this case, it would be due to the flange width of the hub. So you would find that the flange width of the Fulcrum hubs is narrower than that of the Shimanos. This actually makes the Shimano hubs a...
  14. Thread: Too big?

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    Do what you want to, not what others want you to...

    Do what you want to, not what others want you to do. Your life will be a whole lot more enjoyable that way.

    Most riders will be quietly or outspokenly commendable of you for getting off the couch...
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    If it were me, I'd be looking at 23mm wide rims....

    If it were me, I'd be looking at 23mm wide rims. Something like this Velocity A23 Black Shimano Ultegra 6800 Hubs 8 9 10 11 Speed [0072774642021] - $249.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop,...
  16. Interesting how the UCI should ignore track...

    Interesting how the UCI should ignore track cycling when they have been musing as to how to gain income from cycling, especially road. The popularity of the sport breeds from its accessibility to the...
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    Wind resistance is all about frontal area, or the...

    Wind resistance is all about frontal area, or the borderline of the shape that you present to the wind. Overweight people actually often have an advantage over the not so hefty people in a headwind....
  18. Sticky: Is that a Calfee Bamboo track frame cammo'd into...

    Is that a Calfee Bamboo track frame cammo'd into the floor?
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    I'm 6'5". When I got my first road bike, I...

    I'm 6'5". When I got my first road bike, I scouted 2nd hand and after about 6months, found my first roadie. It was okay for me, but as I rode more and learnt more I came to realise that the bike was...
  20. Adjusting gears on your bike is frighteningly...

    Adjusting gears on your bike is frighteningly easy. I myself didn't know this until my LBS mech asked me to sit in on my first bike's free first mech check over. There's heaps of youtube vids that...
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    It's been almost a year since I used the Garmin...

    It's been almost a year since I used the Garmin strap. I made the mistake of putting it through the machine wash one too many times instead of hand washing it. I have a fairly big chest and wear that...
  22. On most stock manufacturer bikes this just isn't...

    On most stock manufacturer bikes this just isn't possible. You are first limited by the fact that most manufacturer's fork steerers are only 300mm long. The few that do make a steerer longer then...
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    Can't help there sorry. My track bike is a seat...

    Can't help there sorry. My track bike is a seat mast and my roadie is a Felt with the double clamp style seat post clamp. No slippage for me. Others will have answers for you I'm sure, as I've seen...
  24. This is where tyres/wheels come into play. I had...

    This is where tyres/wheels come into play. I had the same thing on my road bike running 23's. When I switched and tried 25s, buzz was gone. 28s I presume would be even better. But alas I had to give...
  25. This is the best piece of information if you end...

    This is the best piece of information if you end up testing a few different bikes. Alternatively if you're not looking for disc braked bikes, see if you can borrow some suitable wheels to use on each...
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