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Old 11-12-20, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by sdimattia View Post
for me, ultimately I decided on the 42cm based on the standover height. 30in unfortunately is just not comfortable and i liked the shorter top tube length better.

I could've sworn the size chart had me with a 90mm stem,, maybe i should go longer . . . Although, with drop bars, I'm pretty happy with my current position.

I'm too cheap to buy a WI Wabi's deluxe freewheel has been working out great so I haven't considered changing as of yet. I did put omnium 165mm cranks but I kept the Andel 47t chainring.

Regarding the Conti Gatorskins: I actually ended up switching to 25mm panaracer Pasela's. I found the 23mm Conti to be very slick and unstable when cornering. And in the rain, forget it. I was hydroplaning and fishtailing all over the place. To bad the 650c don't come in a wider tire otherwise I'd happily use Conti's. Panaracer is much more stable and I haven't had issues with flats.
yeah I have the compact drops but still feel a bit cramped. Iíve heard that a lot about the Gatorskins... Too bad cause they seem like great totes otherwise. Vittoria makes a model in 23 which seem to be great... might give those a try. Are your Paselas wire or folding bead? Do you have pics to see how it looks with the 25s?
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