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Old 01-19-11, 05:18 PM   #1
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Local saninita winds in LA

Any of you guys having trouble commuting with deep section rims?

Today, i was riding with the wind and i had to veer left the whole time, A bus crossed me blocking the wind, And i almost hit its tire...

Maybe i should switch back to the open pros for now.

poo i just realized i spelled it wrong. Its santa anita winds
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Old 01-19-11, 05:24 PM   #2
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poo i just realized i spelled it wrong. Its santa anita winds
Double poo; it goes "santa ana winds".

And nope, I've never had problems with wind gust and I ride with b43's on my track bikes and even deeper s80's on my roadie
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I have had problems with gusts on occasions. It seems to happen with my road bike too though.. I just get in the drops, or bullhorn ends, depending on the bike, and power through as best I can.
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When i was in Santa barbara, I had this problem on the trails, i couldnt stay straight, i think i'll ride my commuter tomorrow. I road the track bike today
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I like commuting on my box section rims. I have a lot of crosswinds where i ride, so you kinda get used to them. But they can certainly catch you off guard if you aren't careful.
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I'm pretty sure your body is what's causing your need to oversteer more than your deep section rims. But, then again, your wheels are 25 lbs, so whatever I say is invalid.
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I do sit in a upright position.. Should i try switching over to hoods? or drops?
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I do sit in a upright position.. Should i try switching over to hoods? or drops?
Don't you mean hoods and drops? Yea it helps, especially in the drops.
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Don't you mean hoods and drops? Yea it helps, especially in the drops.
Yeah, Im having an off day. I just got back from school after a 4 day weekend end. Good thing is i aced all my finals!
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thanks for reminding me that i need to go to santa anita mall.
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Back in high school I lost my license for a while and had to ride my bike to work from Camarillo to Ventura. I remember once when the Santa Anas were blowing it felt like the wind blew me all the way into work. I'd never ridden in that fast. For some reason I don't recall the ride home. I think my brain has erased the memory to prevent additional suffering.
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no trouble.
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Any of you guys having trouble commuting with deep section rims?

Today, i was riding with the wind and i had to veer left the whole time, A bus crossed me blocking the wind, And i almost hit its tire...

Maybe i should switch back to the open pros for now.

poo i just realized i spelled it wrong. Its santa anita winds
Deep section rims are not my problem in a cross wind. It is the bladed, aero spokes on my Ksyrium wheels (on the Litespeed) that are a royal PITA in cross winds. I never have that problem with my old Mavic rims (in the Bottecchia) and regular DB spokes.

When a cross wind hits the Ksyriums, it feels as if someone has just grabbed the wheels and is trying to knock me off the bike.

Arggggggggggggg
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Deep section rims are not my problem in a cross wind. It is the bladed, aero spokes on my Ksyrium wheels (on the Litespeed) that are a royal PITA in cross winds. I never have that problem with my old Mavic rims (in the Bottecchia) and regular DB spokes.

When a cross wind hits the Ksyriums, it feels as if someone has just grabbed the wheels and is trying to knock me off the bike.

Arggggggggggggg



Like that? I've seen on a time trial race someone over cobblestone with a disc front and rear get pushed over. He screamed and his butt slide cross the wet cobble stone.

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Old 01-19-11, 10:11 PM   #15
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Show the wind who is boss, make it your *****!
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rims not so much, spoke cards kill me with cross winds. riding home i took my hands off and immediatly just veered to the right off the path almost eating **** haha. head on winds are the worst though; pedal as hard as you can and you only get up to like 20mph, fuuuuu...
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