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Old 09-11-09, 03:34 PM
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14.6 lbs

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Old 09-11-09, 05:17 PM
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Right around 21 pounds, but I've dropped 18 pounds of body weight since last year, so I figure it'll be like riding a 3 pound bike.
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Old 09-11-09, 05:21 PM
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Nice bike, BTW. What's the saddle?
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Old 09-11-09, 06:05 PM
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Just a factory Specialized
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Old 09-11-09, 06:08 PM
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Looks like a 130 Toupe
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Old 09-11-09, 07:00 PM
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Old 09-11-09, 08:51 PM
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Phenom is what I was thinking, though at that total weight probably the SL. I've got a Phenom waiting for me at the LBS, which is why this caught my eye.
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Old 09-11-09, 09:46 PM
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Its a Phenom. There is now a lighter one from Specialized but I am content with what I have now.
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Old 09-11-09, 11:47 PM
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Your tires are on backwards.
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Old 09-12-09, 09:48 AM
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really ? how can you tell ?
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Old 09-12-09, 09:57 AM
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The arrowheads are supposed to be pointing forwards.
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Old 09-12-09, 10:51 AM
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anyone use these tires and know if thats how they are supposed to be ?

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Old 09-12-09, 12:17 PM
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The front tire/wheel should be flipped around and the rear tire is fine. A lot of people put the rear on backwards to improve grip.
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Old 09-12-09, 04:36 PM
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I hate to be a spoilsport, but it looks like you still have clincher tyres on that beast. Tubulars are the best cross return on investment atmo - they make racing more reliable (no pinch flats) and faster (lower pressure) and are pretty light as well.
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Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
I hate to be a spoilsport, but it looks like you still have clincher tyres on that beast.
They are tubulars.
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Tubular tires are the ones that you glue onto rim. There is a tube sewn into what basically looks like a sausage. Clincher tires are the ones that yes, use a tube but "hook" onto the rim and are held in place by friction/air pressure. Almost all bikes out there use clincher tires. Tubeless tires work similarly to your car, in that the tire hooks directly onto the rim to create an air-tight seal but without the use of a tube.
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Originally Posted by CatSkratch View Post
They are tubulars.
Ahh, good for you! "You have chosen... wisely"
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Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
Ahh, good for you! "You have chosen... wisely"
Translation for the college student:
"You just have more cash than I do."
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It was an Indiana Jones reference.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Translation for the college student:
"You just have more cash than I do."
Ha, I'm a grad student. I can afford tubulars as long as people keep taking intro chemlab
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