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Old 09-12-08, 03:50 PM
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I find even tubular rims well-built to be fine for Michigan roads. You have to WATCH for the potholes and crap and steer around them. When I was a good rider many yarns ago I could bunny-hop curbs, and of course that does nothing to the rims, at 150# in those days. Now I don't hop it so neatly, and my rims have still lasted a few years each. I've weighed 180 for the past 5 years or so, been riding all through this period, and no tacos or dents.

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