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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 61,099
Posted By smashndash

Update for those who may have been put off by my...

Update for those who may have been put off by my comments about cornering on the sidewall:

I put a 26mm Specialized Turbo on my front wheel and that improved cornering a lot. It has a 31mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By smashndash

USAC races. Iím pretty sure one of my buddies has...

USAC races. Iím pretty sure one of my buddies has worn 3/4 tights and tall-ish socks before thus exposing only a narrow band of flesh on his calves. Iíve never heard of USAC cracking down on clothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 18,739
Views: 3,733,703
Posted By smashndash

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Light Bicycle WR56C02. Found out about these in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 61,099
Posted By smashndash

Donít mind me. Just excited that my wheels are...

Donít mind me. Just excited that my wheels are done.

492g and 494g for the (internal nipple drilled) rims. 1592g for the wheelset. Pretty much on the dot.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By smashndash

a) 25mm tires are way too narrow for someone...

a) 25mm tires are way too narrow for someone whoís 230lbs. See if he can get a very wide rim (21-25mm) and put a 28mm tire on that. Of course, he must then reduce the pressure to the ďequivalentĒ...
06-15-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,055
Posted By smashndash

Alright, glad it isnít just me. Iím not a TT guy...

Alright, glad it isnít just me. Iím not a TT guy but I have followed this strategy to get my average speed up on solo rides. People donít believe me when I say itís faster to save yourself for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By smashndash

Before switching to a road bike, consider...

Before switching to a road bike, consider swapping out the tires on your current bike to something race-oriented and tubeless like the GP5000 TL 32mm. Itíll dramatically change the feel of your bike...
05-23-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,397
Posted By smashndash

Ignore and delete this post, Iím illiterate.

Ignore and delete this post, Iím illiterate.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,845
Posted By smashndash

I race bikes on a compact 50/34 with an 11-28...

I race bikes on a compact 50/34 with an 11-28 cassette. I have hit speeds of 50+mph and never, ever thought to myself "darn I could go faster if I just had another gear". At 45+mph, tucking in a low...
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