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Old 02-08-10, 09:05 PM
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Hi, I have a very good deal on shimano WH-7850 C50 -TL... and I dont know tubular and carbon wheels, I have fulcrum R1.. I'm not a racer, I do 4-5 ''cyclos'' by summer.. and I ride alone or with my friends (10 Guys) but I like the performance... I can have those wheelset with vittoria open corsa tubular for 615$.. 500 miles like new...

2 things, is it just for race, can I use that for everyday training, is it pretty good wheels for climbing and why I hesitate too, the famous tubular.. I think is easier to put a new tube if I make a flat than put a new tubular tire on the road, after I dont know how to install a tubular tire, with glue.. So I guess I need to see my LBS to do that until I can do that by myself..

thanks for you advice..
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Old 02-08-10, 09:27 PM
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Tubulars are great, but either really time consuming or expensive depending on who does the labor. You'll have to learn the basics for emergency repairs, and you'll need to get used to bringing a spare tubular along for those repairs. Definitely doable, and in many ways worth it. As far as carbon wheels go, get some good pads and you'll never look back. Maybe keep your Fulcrums for really foul weather days.
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Old 02-08-10, 10:13 PM
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yes I keep my fulcrum, sure.. But I have 2 bikes now with just one set of wheel, so with that deal, I have to decide soon, thanks for advice
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