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Old 03-24-20, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by eduskator View Post
You should ride naked while you're at it. You'll save a few lbs. Why don't you use worn brake pads that'll only last the race, you'll save a few grams there as well.

OP is not a racer, he's a guy who wants to save 2$.
The original post: "So i wanted to save some money and just repair inner tubes with a patch kit. I was wondering if this would increase my rolling resistance?"

I have no idea if he's a racer or not, but the question was "I was wondering if this would increase my rolling resistance?". It's an interesting question. People do a lot of things to go faster, and they add up. The concept of marginal gains has been around for a while and for a reason.

You have a great day.

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