Lol @ quote.
I know that using a shim on the steerer tube side of a stem is fine, what about for the bars themselves? Is this unsafe at all?
A pain in the ass, yes. Unsafe, no.
been trying to wrap my head around affordable 700c wheelsets with the lightest possible weight. recommendations? dp18's arent that light from what i heard, and there are just too many versions of the same brand wheel out there to really decipher whats what. so for lets say under 175 what sets would be in my best interest?
DP18s aren't the heaviest rims out there but definitely aren't light.
Under $175 may be tough because even if you find a wheelset with relatively light rims, they'll most likely be overbuilt using heavy straight-gauge spokes. If you want really light wheels, having a set of KinLins built using nice double-butted spokes is a great option.
The only hazing I get is in the morning when Im trying to remember what happened the prior night.
I'm tired of trying to find an avatar that I like. Will you please give me one for me to use for two weeks? Your choice on what it is, but keep it reasonable though.
This is gonna be good.
This is gonna be awesome. I want one too haha.
I wanted to do it in the "New Avatar" thread but I didn't want to find it.
That's a keeper.
I want to get a carbon fork for my visp which comes with a steel/alum fork. stock rake is 43mm, how would putting the leader I05tr with a 30mm rake on my frame affect how the bike rides? the visp supposedly has track geometry.
Just for the record here is a carbon fork with your proper rake on Nashbar:
It's about the same price as an I05tr too.