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Old 03-24-2012, 05:09 PM #64
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Frames cracking from hopping a bump....one more reason I'll stick to my steel.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:16 AM #65
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There's a difference between a bump and a person bunny hopping and landing poorly.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:44 PM #66
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:29 PM #67
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Finally nabbed my first decent placement of the season. We did a circuit race with a gradual step climb to the finish. Vicious cross winds split the field. I stayed out of the wind all day and didn't do any work. Coming up the last climb I was in the back and just barged my way through as everyone sprinted way to early and just lead me out. I pushed my way through a gap and came around some guys in the last 150m to nab 4th.

Now it's time to get that first win. I'm on decent form and finally starting to learn the tactics a bit.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:39 PM #68
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That is whats up! Congrats!

Almost pulled the trigger on a skinsuit, but stopped myself as I plan to e losing weight this year and no need to waste money on it if I will need a size smaller.

What is everyone's opinions on skinsuits?
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:23 PM #69
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They are nice if it isn't too hot out. I like a light sleeveless baselayer underneath and pull the top part off between races and during warmup. Holds your race number better than a jersey. If it fits right it will also hold your shorts in place with better tension than bib straps. But they are of course de rigueur for track.

and congrats to pbkid

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Old 03-25-2012, 09:40 PM #70
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It was a full field so I got some decent points.

I use my skin suit for crits sometimes when it is cooler. I have a long sleeve one so it is a bit hotter. They are really comfy as well. If you aren't doing races that it would benefit you, it isn't worth it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:04 PM #71
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:43 AM #72
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Should I buy a new frameset or wheelset for graduation?
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:44 PM #73
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Should I buy a new frameset or wheelset for graduation?
What frameset do you have right now?

If you don't have a good wheelset under 1250g I would say put the money in the wheels.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:02 PM #74
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He's still got the allez I'm pretty sure.

Almost got whacked today riding through an intersection. ******* SUV driver in front of me decided to turn without signalling, luckily I was able to ride around him fast enough that he saw me and stopped.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:03 PM #75
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I need some decent tires (27" x 1 1/4) for an older Schwinn 10speed, brands I should look for/stay away from? Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:15 PM #76
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yeah still have the allez frameset which weighs 2375g (frame, fork, seatpost)
and the wheelset is Easton EA90 SLX which are 1400g.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:47 PM #77
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I need some decent tires (27" x 1 1/4) for an older Schwinn 10speed, brands I should look for/stay away from? Thanks.
Depends on what you're trying to spend. If you want REALLY cheap tires you could go with some CSTs. They're about as low-budget as it gets but they work fine for everyday riding.

For something more puncture-resistant you could get some gatorskins or similar kevlar impregnated tire. I honestly have never seen a need for kevlar tires, I've been riding through philadelphia for two years on 30 year old 27x1-1/4s and 700c CSTs and I have yet to get a puncture.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:32 PM #78
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Slo: Get a caad 10.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:05 PM #79
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no supersix? I really wish the bike store still stocked Cannondales......I wanted a CAAD10 to begin with before getting this Allez.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:30 PM #80
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I see that someone here rides a vigorelli. How does it hold up on the track?

I'm looking into buying something for the track/to ride on the street.

I might just end up getting two different bikes for each purpose, but if I can find one suitable for both that'll be cool too
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:06 PM #81
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That's me man. I ****ing love it. It's an incredible bike for sure, especially since it's quite rare (I've never seen another, other than my dad's).

I don't like riding it on the street though, it's my baby.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:09 PM #82
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What track do you ride on? Frisco or Houston?

What do you think about the super hipster MASH frames?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:55 AM #83
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no supersix? I really wish the bike store still stocked Cannondales......I wanted a CAAD10 to begin with before getting this Allez.
You get more bang for your buck with a caad 10. If I didn't get such a sweet team deal on my Supersix I would have gotten a caad 10. My buddies u23 elite team all ride caad 10's and love them. He even went on to say it is fairly "on par" with his old Supersix. He is a cat 1 so the info isn't coming from no joe either.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:50 AM #84
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I live in Dallas (when I'm not in CS for school) so I mainly ride in frisco. In April I'll be spending most of my friday nights at Aklek, though.

They look cool. Honestly I'd go with a new langster or a felt if you're just getting into track. Complete bikes for a good bit cheaper.
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