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Old 02-23-12, 03:04 PM
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I agree when you're in the aero position, but when you're climbing, the inward sweep makes the handling up a tough hill really sketchy.

It's like climbing in the hoods if the hoods were pushed inward...
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Old 02-23-12, 03:19 PM
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i think just being too narrow is the issue not the inward angling. a wider inward bar wouldnt be sketch.
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Old 02-23-12, 03:31 PM
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This could be true, but only to compensate for the inward angle.

It'd be fitting a handlebar by it's tip, rather than its base.

(giggity)
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Old 02-23-12, 03:55 PM
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We can also now get our hands on Gan Well Pro, Makino and Daccordi framesets with the greatest of ease........

I creamed.
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Old 02-23-12, 04:28 PM
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just showing up to the track with one of those phm9's instantly makes your opponents 12% slower. it's that intimidating.

i think i want a makino. or gan well? i don't know. if i don't get a custom i'll get one of those two.
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Old 02-24-12, 09:43 AM
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I want to build a phm9...

...with a rear b43, an aerospoke up front, risers+ourys, bmx pedals+holdfasts, and (wait for it) a TRICK FORK.
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Old 02-24-12, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by redpear View Post
I want to build a phm9...

...with a rear b43, an aerospoke up front, risers+ourys, bmx pedals+holdfasts, and (wait for it) a TRICK FORK.
you forgot about adding basket risers.
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Old 02-24-12, 10:09 AM
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I know, that trend was totally before me

By the way, does anyone know of any basket riser that will barspin?
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Old 02-25-12, 10:58 AM
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Zipp 404 clincher powertap wheelset wireless for $900?
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Old 02-25-12, 10:58 AM
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I would... if you don't have anything you need 900 bucks for...
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Old 02-25-12, 11:31 AM
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Zipp 404 clincher powertap wheelset wireless for $900?
Unless you can absolutely without a doubt pay for it (with some $$$ left over) then no.
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no, get a quarq crank.
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I have the money (tax return). Is it a good enough deal to force me to get it without any real need for it?
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Originally Posted by redpear View Post
I want to build a phm9...

...with a rear b43, an aerospoke up front, risers+ourys, bmx pedals+holdfasts, and (wait for it) a TRICK FORK.
Close enough?

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Old 02-25-12, 12:40 PM
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Old 02-25-12, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Zipp 404 clincher powertap wheelset wireless for $900?
I got some more details:

Powertap Elite+ hub laced to Zipp 404 clincher wheelset

- Used for racing only, 2 seasons
- Includes CPU, docking station, and HR monitor
- Less than 2000 miles
- $900
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Old 02-25-12, 08:54 PM
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I dunno. Clinchers seem nice... if you have the money and you really want them then go for it.
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Old 02-25-12, 08:56 PM
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Wteff am I gonna use them for. Wall art?

I feel like... if I don't end up using them I can just resell them for what I paid? I don't know anything about Zipp/Powertap resale cuz I always thought they'd be way too expensive for me to even consider.
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
I got some more details:

Powertap Elite+ hub laced to Zipp 404 clincher wheelset

- Used for racing only, 2 seasons
- Includes CPU, docking station, and HR monitor
- Less than 2000 miles
- $900
used? see if he'll do $800, if you ask, he might say no, and counter offer 850... do it.
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Really? $900 isn't a good enough deal?
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Really? $900 isn't a good enough deal?
yeah, but 800 is better...
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My buddy is willing to buy the rear PowerTap hub and computer for me and split the costs. I guess that works out cuz I don't even care about power and whatever else the PowerTap spits out. PowerTap seems pretty steezy, but I don't see myself EVER using it.

We didn't talk about pricing specifics, but I think it'd come out to $450 for a front Zipp and a rear rim. I'd need to get a new hub, spokes and wheel build labor.
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listen to yourself. no.
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I'm with adriano. Think about it--not a good place for your money.
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Toyo Godzilla vs. Rush Hour Pro

To be used as a street/road and entry level track bike. Leaning towards Godzilla. Mainly because of name.

edit: Maybe even Gazetta w/alpina fork. I like steel. A lot. I've heard good things about Columbus steel.

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