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    More train please.

    More train please.
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    Panaracer T-Serv. Great combination of grip, flat...

    Panaracer T-Serv. Great combination of grip, flat resistance and decent performance. Not sure if they come in reflective sidewalls though.
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    Out of 9 sets of Contis, I had 5 measure smaller,...

    Out of 9 sets of Contis, I had 5 measure smaller, 2 dead on and 2 were actually larger than advertised.
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    Good idea. I started making a spreadsheet of...

    Good idea. I started making a spreadsheet of rim/tire combos and their width. I'm not sure what to do with it now but the results are interesting. I'm trying to figure out how to best share this info.
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    Maybe if they keep repeating the same points from...

    Maybe if they keep repeating the same points from the last 20 identical threads, someone will magically change their opinion.
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    Monthly train wreck, all aboard!!!!!

    Monthly train wreck, all aboard!!!!!
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    Frustrating. Honestly, I am going to start buying...

    Frustrating. Honestly, I am going to start buying Panaracers because in my experience, they generally measure within .5mm to 1mm as advertised. I just really wanted a file pattern tread on this bike...
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    I understand that, but here we are dealing with...

    I understand that, but here we are dealing with the same manufacturer and the same rims. I guess I expected too much.
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    Uh, I'm not sure what you are trying to say. I am...

    Uh, I'm not sure what you are trying to say. I am just curious as to why 2 tires that are marked with the same size from the same manufacturer are considerably different size when mounted on the same...
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    Inconsistent tire sizing

    I am in the process of rebuilding one of my commuters and purchased a new set of Continental SportContact 700X37 tires. They are replacing Continental Top Touring 700x37. The old tires measure 31mm...
  11. Thread: Mud Flaps

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    I use a pair that I bought on the RUSA website....

    I use a pair that I bought on the RUSA website. They are made out of a reflective material.
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    What is with the braze-on derailleur? I don't...

    What is with the braze-on derailleur? I don't have an 84 but my 83ST and 85ST both have clamp on front derailleurs.
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    "Sensibly sized tires" is a subjective statement....

    "Sensibly sized tires" is a subjective statement. Tire width is also very subjective, what is "wide" for a 150 pound rider is narrow for a 250 pound rider. Many times these wide vs narrow debates...
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    +1, pictures are the best tool for figuring out...

    +1, pictures are the best tool for figuring out what you have.
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    You could go with shorter fenders and add a...

    You could go with shorter fenders and add a mudflap to get the desired coverage.
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    Cascadias are a bit longer.

    Cascadias are a bit longer.
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    I'll have to try that.

    I'll have to try that.
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    They look nice, but then I would have to explain...

    They look nice, but then I would have to explain to my wife why I was putting $120 fenders on my $50 bike.
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    The JJ in downtown Lexington delivers on a bike.

    The JJ in downtown Lexington delivers on a bike.
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    For the best water protection, I would recommend...

    For the best water protection, I would recommend SKS Longboards. The only downside is the front fender is so long it can potentially get caught when going over obstacles. I also like the SKS...
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    Interesting, I didn't know that is how they...

    Interesting, I didn't know that is how they measured bike tires, I always just use a set of calipers on an inflated tire. That would definitely explain such variances. A couple of my other bikes run...
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    Thanks for the replies. From what I understand,...

    Thanks for the replies. From what I understand, this size difference is fairly common for Conti tires-especially the bigger sizes. The Top Touring tire hasn't been made for a few years and i am...
  23. My main summer and winter commuters both run...

    My main summer and winter commuters both run platforms. My "fun" commuter has platforms with MKS mini clips.
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    Continental SportContact width question

    I was wondering if anybody is using Conti SportContact in 622x37 would mind measuring the actual width of the tire when mounted. The reason I ask is I am currently running an old set of Conti Top...
  25. Thread: 27.5 " wheels

    by trailmix
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    I just wish they would call them what they...

    I just wish they would call them what they measure:559, 584, 622, 630 etc.
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