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Old 11-20-10, 10:40 AM
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Assaults

on BT for 5 more min.s
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Old 11-20-10, 10:44 AM
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Could you be more specific?
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Old 11-20-10, 10:46 AM
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I'd buy them but I have them.
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I'd buy them but I'd have them
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missed it. how much were they going for?
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Old 11-20-10, 11:02 AM
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$700.
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Ugh, missed'em
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I've already got a set, I was considering a pair of the clincher attacks when they had them for $700.
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Old 11-20-10, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rushbikes
Ugh, missed'em
That's probably the 3rd or 4th time I've seen them pop up in the last week or two. They'll come up again. If they were clinchers I'd jump on the sale, but they are tubulars.
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Old 11-20-10, 11:16 AM
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Why buy race wheels as clinchers?
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
Why buy race wheels as clinchers?
Same reason why people buy tubulars as non-race wheels. Why they do that though I don't know
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
Why buy race wheels as clinchers?
I'm lazy. Plus, no reason that they have to be race-only just because they are carbon. This is the 41 after all.
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Here is the trick to finding out what is going to be on bonktown. Go to the link on realcyclist.com and see how many of an item are in stock. If its a big number its going to go on bonk town. If its just a few it will be normal stock. Right now they show 52 sets of assaults tubulars in stock so that means there will be more on bonktown. There are only 3 of the clinchers in stock so they wont come up. Also dv3kt show 95 in sock, they might be a better wheel to wait for. They have the dt240 hubs.
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Originally Posted by canthidefromme
Same reason why people buy tubulars as non-race wheels. Why they do that though I don't know
There's a guy that posted in the "Show your bike thread (or w/e)" that commutes on tubulars.

He's braver than I am.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
Why buy race wheels as clinchers?
Why not?
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Why not?
Because tubulars are cheaper, lighter, faster, and gain you approval from your Cat 4 buddies.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Why not?
It's a penis thing. You wouldn't understand.
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It's a penis thing. You wouldn't understand.
I consider myself lucky.
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Old 11-20-10, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
Why buy race wheels as clinchers?
because to the average racer that doesn't have a lot of money or a chase car it doesn't matter enough.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
I consider myself lucky.
It's true. So are we. I can't begin to imagine a world populated entirely by that half of the species that invented (real) pissing contests, fist bumps, and cheese food in aerosal cans.

IMO, there's no advantage to tubulars other than a slightly better ride quality and the possibility of lighter builds.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
I consider myself lucky.
about the penis thing or not understanding?
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Awright, I sorta get the cheese thing, but the rest? No.
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about the penis thing or not understanding?
Penis thing.
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IMO, there's no advantage to tubulars other than a slightly better ride quality and the possibility of lighter builds.
I've seen numerous people ride flat tubulars a half lap at a criterium to the wheel pit, and just as many people running in cleats with a shouldered bike with clinchers. Small difference (as in rare occurance), but if you're going to have a dedicated race set, why not?
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Penis thing.
You really don't know what you're missing out on.
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