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    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    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.
    // yummygooey

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    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
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    I do sit in a upright position.. Should i try switching over to hoods? or drops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    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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    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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