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Old 09-09-10, 06:30 PM   #1
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Im kind of confused

Okay so on my new used leader my tire and tube were slashed, the front tire. So I grabbed my front alex r500 off my madison and threw it on there. Its amazing the ride quality difference even with the stock $10 25c kenda tires. Im adverging 5-10 mphs higher and climbing 10x easier and just flying way faster then with the deep v on there. Is it the weight difference of having a lighter rim on the front. Is it the 95 air pressure vs the 130 on the rubino pros. Or do you think the hub on the deep v is ****ed? Either way i am completely happy with having my tire slashed lol. It doesnt matter to me either way but im just curious as to why the DRASTIC change.
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tire slashing=faster. Everytime.
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Victims are always faster.
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haha I know addict, you don't even know how pissed i was. Now I might be the happiest dude a live my bike actually feels like a real track bike now. I kinda knew something was wrong the whole time but bought it used so i just kept brushing it off and used my madison as my "fast bike". Now im one happy dude.
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Spray paint your Leader red. Everyone knows red is the fastest color.
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Apparently now I am confused.
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This same question is answerd maybe 5-6 times a week. Search
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When in doubt, I will now slash my tires.
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Spray paint your Leader red. Everyone knows red is the fastest color.
No way, im getting both my whips powercoated soon hopefully.
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back on topic, you bought your leader used, is that why its so tiny?
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back on topic, you bought your leader used, is that why its so tiny?
Yeah, after measuring and looking at the geo on the website it is the 53 cm. I am 5'8 fits like a glove.
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back on topic, you bought your leader used, is that why its so tiny?
Dude - used bikes are always smaller than new ones.
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I sure hope thats true scrod and i HOPE your not lying to me I wanna be the biggest baddest coolest hippest dude on a bike in philly and if having a bike 4 inches to small is in then im IN!
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You're all set.
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Thanks bud what a pal.
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I sure hope thats true scrod and i HOPE your not lying to me I wanna be the biggest baddest coolest hippest dude on a bike in philly and if having a bike 4 inches to small is in then im IN!
totes in bro. I saw you one day riding and I knew it was you....
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haha oh yeah?
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im so jealous. if my average speed increased by ten miles per hour, id finally be in the double digits.
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im so jealous. if my average speed increased by ten miles per hour, id finally be in the double digits.
Damn mock speeds, you must have the guys bike from that judge judy episode.
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haha oh yeah?
With all that speed you had, I knew it was you, from the beginning, to the bottom, of my heart, I could feel it.
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Is it the 95 air pressure vs the 130 on the rubino pros.
Duddee crank that up to 200 psi. ur average speed will prob go up like 20 mphz then
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