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Old 04-20-08, 11:14 AM   #1
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tubulars.

try this on a clincher.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HOtqNQJQcuU
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Old 04-20-08, 11:16 AM   #2
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Considering most of us are world class racers here, we appreciate your suggestion and will inform our team managers.
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Considering most of us are world class racers here, we appreciate your suggestion and will inform our team managers.
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Old 04-20-08, 11:34 AM   #4
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i was watching old road races last night. i like watching old road races. i don't like people telling me what to do, though. poo on you.
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Old 04-20-08, 11:50 AM   #5
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Old 04-20-08, 11:58 AM   #6
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oh shiit. i forgot. most of you are world class bar spinnazz and bar hoppazzzz.
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so you carry a rolled up tubular and a tube of cement with you everywhere you go?

I guess being different aint easy.
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no need to carry cement if you are prepared. do you carry a spare tube with you?
apparantly you can ride on a flatted tubular if it comes to it huh?
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no need to carry cement if you are a sponsored pro rider with 50 team cars with spare bikes behind you
Fixed.
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Old 04-20-08, 12:23 PM   #10
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haha.
just trying to give some guys on here a little idea since there have been threads recently about tubs. plus seeing mention of dutret made me think of ceya telling him how you could ride tubs flat and he said no.
i guess everyone is feeling like world class internet tuff gyezzzz today.
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so you carry a rolled up tubular and a tube of cement with you everywhere you go?

I guess being different aint easy.
he also carries a tent to post up for the ungodly ammount of time it takes for a tubular to dry once it's glued. If you ever see a tent on the sidewalk, pop in for a cup of tea. He's got a little stove set up in there.
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the commentator was a bit slow on the reaction....then busts out with the "oh, and he's got a flat tire!!!!!!!" like that ish just happened

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seeing mention of dutret made me think of ceya telling him how you could ride tubs flat and he said no.
That pissing match is so done and over. where have you been?
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oh i know it's done and over. it just brought back memories and a little solid evidence that that it can be done. but really, anyone that has dealt with tubs knows you can do it, just like they know you don't have to apply glue to a spare tire on the side of the road.

cool video none the less.
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Thanks for the link Piwonka! If the flat happened on the front tire-that would have be some feat of riding.
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World class racers and world champions get their ****ing wheels/rims for free.
I dont care if i have a tubular or a not im not riding home on a ****ing flat and ruining my rim.
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World class racers and world champions get their ****ing wheels/rims for free.
I dont care if i have a tubular or a not im not riding home on a ****ing flat and ruining my rim.
ha, ruined rims. a small price to pay to keep a full kitted roadie from passing you in the neighborhood bike lanes when you on your fixie with riserzzzzzzz.
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You can definitely ruin a rim by riding on a flat tubular. I've seen it happen myself. You can also ride on a flat clincher tire, as I've seen that as well.
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So what is this thread about? Are you saying we all need to use tubulars to be considered serious riders? Really? If you had any maturity you'd see that there is no right or wrong option, yes tubulars have performance advantages (cornering, shock absorption etc) but clinchers can be a very practical option for the street.
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try what? u know there are pro's that ride clinchers now.... as the weight difference between clincher and tubular is getting more and more nominal...
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try what? u know there are pro's that ride clinchers now.... as the weight difference between clincher and tubular is getting more and more nominal...
His point was that it's much easier to ride like that on a flat tubular than it would be on a flat clincher.
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