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Old 01-03-18, 09:14 AM   #26
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Win! I like your SST also.
Thank you, I like it (sst) to, but..........I am thinking to swap up on the SS game. Going to CX bb30 or PF 30 for eccentric for SS. This would allow me the same aggressive fit, but rolling on a 700x30 along with opening up an entire world of wheel options. brake style really doesn't matter, but allen key thru axles are sexy! so maybe disc brake. I don't ride fixie either, freewheel for me, hence the idea of rolling 'normal to me' wheels.
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I'm like a teenager, " I dislike you but secretly seek your approval".
That bike tells me you have unusual taste in handlebars!
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I don't know what my main rig actually communicates about me, but I hope it suggests thoughtful individualism, or at least something a little off-center:



This one, I know, is wacky-doodle...all types of people are engaged by it every time I'm out on it. It's unusual, of course, but I'm just not sure if it says I'm wacky-doodle too, or what; I think it just confounds any effort to have a take-away about the owner:



Similarly, this one elicits attention, mainly for the purple wheels, but then folks seem to get confused when they realize that there's more going on her than just eye-catching color...although at night, with the MonkeyLights blazing, eye-catching color is definitely going on!:

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Does it talk behind my back?
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Europhile on a budget?
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Mine say I'm cheap and have no sense of style.
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Mine says I'm training like it's 1975.

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They probably say I'm a cheap-ass who enjoys getting the maximum value out of minimalist expenditure. They definitely don't say I'm fast or enjoy high tech.
So perfectly stated, Imma steal that for myself too.

My bike, back when it was known as "Blimey". Now all the lime green accents are red, and it's just "Blue Steel".



What my Kittier says about me (especially when I'm walking around work with it): "that guy's a hobo". What it says to drivers: "If you're confused about where you should be driving, here's a friendly reminder". What it says about me: I'm concerned about not being killed on the road, but I'd rather communicate that with levity than with anger.



What my stem says TO me: "Abide"
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On first glance, i don't know. It's quite different, it doesn't fit a reputation (or stereotype). They usually mention how expensive and flashy it looks, and wonder what kind of a person would ride something like that.

But now people are getting to see what it can do (cue spectators in the works car park at the end of the shift) they think i'm fkn crazy.

When my kid's on the back, they probably think more of me.
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So, Siu Blue Wind -
Having posted the same question in at least 3 sub-Forums, what differences can you conclude between Road/C&V/General? Have we been market-surveyed or data-mined for Trek/Specialized/Giant?
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It probably says, "Get the f__k off me you fat f__k!"

What does it say behind my back? Bad things. Very bad things.
Mine says the same, good thing it is steel
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My fancy road bike says "I'm his midlife crisis vehicle".

The other ones say "we're oldies but goodies", or just maybe I keep what I buy.

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My bike says 'wannabe'. as in 'apparently I wanna be broke'
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I don't know what my main rig actually communicates about me, but I hope it suggests thoughtful individualism, or at least something a little off-center:
the loudest thing it says is, the white bar tape is still impressively white looking. lol

the question that is begging to be asked is are you actually running tubeless, and have you punctured yet? I want to know how bad high pressure tubeless really is at the alleged so called spraying sealant everywhere.
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the loudest thing it says is, the white bar tape is still impressively white looking. lol

the question that is begging to be asked is are you actually running tubeless, and have you punctured yet? I want to know how bad high pressure tubeless really is at the alleged so called spraying sealant everywhere.
Ha! That white usually overexposes is one of the colors be efits for bar tape: looks great in pics! I do change it once a year, generally, though, because when itís fresh white tape, itís so nice.

Iíve been running tubeless on that bike since Ď14, without any real issues. I certainly have no intention of going back to tubes, anyway. Thing is, that the Cost/Benefit equation is different with every rim/tire combo, so finding a workable one for any given rider can be a PITA or even impossible. The pictured rim/tire combo works pretty well; I have IRC Formula Pro an another set of these wheels, and itís a real problem to mount/remove them. I also have a set of AC Victory30 wearing tubeless Schwalbe S-One, which is a combo that takes some work to mount, but isnít too bad. Iíve struggled with tubed clinchers as well, so Iím not saying tubeless is unique in that respect, but it does seem more frustrating to deal with because it has the additional burdens of extra steps, extra stuff, and sometimes even extra tools (e.g. an air compressor).

Two of those tubeless wheelsets are interchangeable (i.e. tires clear both frames), but I also have two backup tubed wheelsets should I not have time to futz with the tubeless. If I only had I wheelset for a bike, I might not go tubeless (except for Mavic USTR, but Iíve not used that system yet).

The sealant spraying thing is almost a non-issue in my experience, because most punctures are small and seal up quickly. The one time I was aware of some spray Iíd gotten a pretty big cut, annd while there was sealant on the back of the seattube, it wipes right off. I think people think itís goopy and sticky, but it isnít. It wipes or rubs off hands easily, and Iíve seen no issues with clothing staining or any of the commonly circulated stories. I really find the sealant question to be one of the least problematic factors in running tubeless, to be honest.
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The sealant spraying thing is almost a non-issue in my experience, because most punctures are small and seal up quickly. The one time I was aware of some spray Iíd gotten a pretty big cut, annd while there was sealant on the back of the seattube, it wipes right off. I think people think itís goopy and sticky, but it isnít. It wipes or rubs off hands easily, and Iíve seen no issues with clothing staining or any of the commonly circulated stories. I really find the sealant question to be one of the least problematic factors in running tubeless, to be honest.
I'd be happy to continue running my favorite GP4000sII, however my latest bike has Cannondale HollowGram Si, Carbon Clincher Disc, 19mm inner, 35mm deep, tubeless compatible wheels. So I've thought about it, The Schwalbe one tubed are okay but they are no GP4000sII. the GP TT are super fast, but life and durability is low.

Might be time to invest in some S One tubeless.
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I like it! those wheels set that bike off!
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I'd be happy to continue running my favorite GP4000sII, however my latest bike has Cannondale HollowGram Si, Carbon Clincher Disc, 19mm inner, 35mm deep, tubeless compatible wheels. So I've thought about it, The Schwalbe one tubed are okay but they are no GP4000sII. the GP TT are super fast, but life and durability is low.

Might be time to invest in some S One tubeless.
Funny...the original tubeless One were my faves! Real easy to live with on the Argents, and really good performers by my reckoning. The Pro One are definitely lighter, but the Tubeless Easy thing is stupid, and theyíre just a bit harder to mount for some reason.

The S-One has been replaced by the G-One Speed, but itís still 30c and has the same tread pattern. I like the S-One, which I use primarily for dirt roads; itís too big to feel fast or athletic on pavement for me.

Iíve never had Contis I really liked, but have never tried GP4kS2 either. I had GP Attack/Force in the mid Ď00s, but that 21mm wide front was not gettiní for me at all; too fat for that!
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the attack/force was like the stupidest tire thing ever...lol
my opinion....
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My bikes haven't talked to me in a while, and that's probably a good thing.
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the attack/force was like the stupidest tire thing ever...lol
my opinion....
Agreed. I didn't like having to buy a matching set of tires, although the idea of putting a slightly larger tire on the back wheel is sound.
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My bike says 'wannabe'. as in 'apparently I wanna be broke'
Thatís a good one.


My bikes would say that:

Io amo le belle biciclette Italiane.

Or words to that effect, my Italian is a bit rusty.
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