What do you normally ride? Your bike: a poll
Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:31 PM
And the Neutron Ultra's sound intriguing.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:42 PM
If they were racing wheels then maybe it is a different answer but then why would you look at clinchers for a top racing wheel anyway when you can purchase tubulars quite cheaply on-line.
If you were looking towards racing wheels then you can't go passed the current tubulars simply due to the weight advantage they offer.
I have been racing on the Neutron Ultras (still saving for the Zipp tubulars and they are a very good wheelset. Quite light for a clincher and seem plenty robust and quite stiff in a sprint. Plus the best thing they don't sqeal like those carbon wheels sometimes do.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:38 PM
I have some experience of tubeless for MTB but have given up on it, mainly because it needs a bir more maintenance.
I have no experience with tubeless, but after reading some of Lenard Zinn's comments have been intrigued with the concept. Besides the initial putting in of the sealant, what is the "a bit more maintenance" that they require??
Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:12 PM
Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:20 PM
Giant TCR Advanced 1. Mine differs from the picture slightly in that I have SRAM wheels instead of Mavics.
And thanks to Mark, I can post a picture of my new ride. Well, same make and model.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:22 PM
Met some Italians when cycling through Hungary this summer and one had a lovely Bianchi ( he was from Bergamo_). The girlfriend, who speaks Italian told him she loved his green bike. Shocked, he wagged his finger at her and said , "Verde, non. Celeste!!"
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:42 PM
We need some Bike Porn here so there is something to read outside the doping section.
Hell, if Campy Bob would show back up, I'd settle for some Gun Porn.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:15 PM
Sorry for not repying sooner here ... The thing you need to do is that when and if the tire springs a leak, you need to top up on sealant and even consider whether the tire needs changing. Then you get to the point where the tire just constantly deflates.
So basically having inner tubes means that you puncture more often but fix it way more easily. What you can do, of course, is ride tubeless but chuck an inner tube in when the leaks occur. (be careful that your valves match though)
This could be a good policy on a multiple-day trip for instance.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:22 PM
Both bikes have the old Look pedals...usually replaced when I crash because the pedals (and bars and seat) seem to take a beating then. I crash far too often for an old fart,
but then what's the fun in not taking risks, right?
Used to ride a '86 Pogliaghi SL frame with Mavic gear...sold that beast when the BB bearing kept loosening up and the derailleurs got old and kinky.
Picutres may be coming.....but I am pretty low tech (some say stuck in my ways).