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Old 03-14-20, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mjac View Post
That is pretty interesting. I thought tubular tires were a relic of the past. What advantage does tubular tires give you in cicylcross over clinchers and tubeless. And if there is an advantage why you never see them on road bikes.
Tubulars do not "pinch flat" the way clinchers can.
And when they do flat, they are more controllable so you are less likely to crash if it's a sudden blowout at speed.
You can also ride a flat tubular, SLOWLY, if you have no way to fix or replace, or are close to home and don't want to fix on the road.
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Old 03-14-20, 06:37 PM
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Oooohhhh.... Dat's Purdy
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Old 03-14-20, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Oooohhhh.... Dat's Purdy

yes -- i have to get one of those true NJS machines built up one of these days just to give me something else
to look at

although with that saddle to drops differential, I may have to be the first person ever to put a Technomic stem on a track bike
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yes -- i have to get one of those true NJS machines built up one of these days just to give me something else
to look at

although with that saddle to drops differential, I may have to be the first person ever to put a Technomic stem on a track bike
You have enough bikes.
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You have enough bikes.

I could always use a few more
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post

I could always use a few more
That's not even all of them. Where is my Raleigh?

How did you get those bikes to Levitate?
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post

I could always use a few more
Take the bike on the left and do your darn cyclocross and leave my Raleigh alone, my beautiful Raleigh.
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I just checked, I actually have the Shimano PD-M8000 XT SPD pedals not the XTR's. Super pedals for the money though. I "think" the XTR's are basically the same pedal just a little lighter. I'm not a weight weanie so the weight savings wasn't worth the extra cost I guess. It's been three years or so since I bought them and they are strong, tough pedals with excellent bearings.
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Re: pedals. I've never raced a bike in any sanctioned event. I don't think I've raced a bike at all since I was about nine, in 1986. I ride mostly either in city suburbs, paths, or MTB. Mostly on platforms. I have SPD's on my roadie. Mostly because it seems like I'm supposed to. I feel like it's a workout machine more than other bikes and there's a certain way I'm supposed to ride it to get the most out of it. I sometimes go through a phase trying it on my MTB, usually after the pins bloody up my shin... but you know what, that hasn't really happened since I got the dropper post. I can't recall any occasion on any bike that I've ever lifted my upstroke foot off the pedal by accident. Smooth circles is something I remember to try once in a while but forget after about twenty seconds.

Re: tires. Tubeless for my daily bike, tubed for my old steel roadie bike and when it gets replaced, tubeless for its replacement. Any replaced tire from here on out will probably also receive an insert. Tubes for kids' and wife's bikes.

It seems like there are always USED tubular setups for cheap, hmmm.
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