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Old 04-20-18, 09:36 AM
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Pictured, in action, at last week's gravel ride.

Ah, yeah - that's the one I was thinking of. But it stays. And the Allez?
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Ah. Which is the Allez?
Pictured in it's current configuration.

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Pictured in it's current configuration.

Ah, that one. Yeah, fun bike, but I suppose that the geo leans endurance? About how much heavier would the LS be with the road wheels/tires? I think that I could give up the Allez and deal with the weight penalty as a trade-off for the versatility.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Ceramic...1eF4vxWYPqFpvg

Mr. H did not order through EBay but this is the brand he ordered. They are sold via a number of web sources.

Coach has been using these on his race bikes for awhile now and says so far, so good. Seems to be a reliable product at about 25% of the typical retail price in a LBS.
I have had other brands on a few bikes for years. Mine are aluminum wheels with sealed (cartridge) bearings. They replaced Shimano bushing type pulleys. It's easy to feel the difference if you spin the pedals backwards with your hands before using the new pulleys, and then after installing them. I have had a few sets for many years with no problems.
My touring bike has had a set for 20 years. I have a lot of bikes so that bike only has 12,750 miles on the pulleys.
Some of the others are around 6,000 to10,000 miles. Your replacement CF cage and skeletonized wheels will be a tiny bit better than the ones I have. Mine just have replacement pulleys. They're all over the interwebz.
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Funny you should mention the oversized pulleys. I'm actually going to visit the Ceramic Speed office in Colorado at the end of the month. I have a business thing north of there on May 1st and a friend of mine I worked with in the Dallas shop works there doing all sorts of sales and support type stuff.

I don't think he's gonna hook me up with any bearings. But he did arrange for a bike so I could at least take a 20-ish mile jaunt around Boulder. I'm looking forward to it.
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Did the old Texas spring trope of bluebonnet pictures with the kids. Very last minute and near impossible to get these two to cooperate. The only reason they are smiling is because my wife is putting a chocolate rabbit on top of my hat.

I'm just gonna link it because it blows up the page:

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Ah, that one. Yeah, fun bike, but I suppose that the geo leans endurance? About how much heavier would the LS be with the road wheels/tires? I think that I could give up the Allez and deal with the weight penalty as a trade-off for the versatility.
The Allez is road race geometry, vs endurance for the Cherohala. I've seen weights in the press of 17 pounds for the size M/L (my size ) with Ultegra mechanical. Pretty much the same as the Allez.
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Funny you should mention the oversized pulleys. I'm actually going to visit the Ceramic Speed office in Colorado at the end of the month. I have a business thing north of there on May 1st and a friend of mine I worked with in the Dallas shop works there doing all sorts of sales and support type stuff.

I don't think he's gonna hook me up with any bearings. But he did arrange for a bike so I could at least take a 20-ish mile jaunt around Boulder. I'm looking forward to it.
Didn't the trekmogul just have a whole thread on these fancy pulleys?
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I could build a new, lighter wheelset for the Allez this year.
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The Allez is road race geometry, vs endurance for the Cherohala. I've seen weights in the press of 17 pounds for the size M/L (my size ) with Ultegra mechanical. Pretty much the same as the Allez.


I was confusing Roubaix and Allez. My Spec game is nonexistent.
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It's Friday. Sofritas day. My staff is making fun of me, when I come in from Chipotle they say "Oh, it must be Friday!"
Pro tip: Don't forget to ask for fajita veggies at Chipotle. They are quite flavorful.

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And you all dissed Peloton. SMH.

Michael Phelps has been 'hammering' rides on a Peloton and competing against other users under an alias
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Phelps recently said he pushed himself to ride 30 straight days, pedaling 500 miles and burning 28,000 calories.
That's it?
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That's it?
Wow, 500 miles in a month?

And them's fake miles anyway.
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That's it?
Wonder how many bong hits he did during that period.
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It looks like my stolen bike might be covered by homeowners insurance.

Keep your fingers crossed.
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It looks like my stolen bike might be covered by homeowners insurance.

Keep your fingers crossed.
They often are. Crossing my fingers.
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It looks like my stolen bike might be covered by homeowners insurance.

Keep your fingers crossed.
Now that's what Iím talkiní about! Wishing it works out for you.
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They often are. Crossing my fingers.
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I could build a new, lighter wheelset for the Allez this year.
Quick lunchtime wheel spec possibility:

24/20 spoke count
DT Swiss 240 hubs
Kinlin XR22T rims
Wheelsmith DB14 spokes with 12mm brass nipples

Should be a little under 1500g, or about a half pound lighter than my current wheelset.
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Now that's what Iím talkiní about! Wishing it works out for you.
I never realized how much that bike cost, but it'll be about $7500 to replace it
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Haha thatís what I was going to say.

As appealing as all the talk comparing yalls GI preps for colonoscopy is, somehow I found myself uninterested in joining the conversation...
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