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Old 04-17-13, 11:44 AM
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They are only ~$30 each tire though. Some of the nicer CX clinchers hover around ~$85.
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Old 04-17-13, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
They are only ~$30 each tire though. Some of the nicer CX clinchers hover around ~$85.
Ouch. Retail or online prices?
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Old 04-17-13, 11:59 AM
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Online you're probably saving maybe 10%. In shop, these Challenge Grifos are $85 a piece.
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Old 04-17-13, 12:00 PM
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Holy ****. Knobbies are expensive.
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Old 04-17-13, 07:36 PM
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A superb clean up indeed?
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Old 04-17-13, 08:05 PM
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A superb clean up indeed?
You probably paid too much for it.

My 735, still need to get a new wheelset for it/clipless pedals but it's almost there.

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Old 04-17-13, 08:09 PM
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that's my bike there on the 3rd row

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Old 04-17-13, 08:10 PM
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Why do you keep your leader in a dirty fish tank?

More importantly, why is your fish tank living room themed?
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Old 04-17-13, 08:25 PM
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Two and a half year old phone with probably the most scratched up lens imaginable. I leave it in the top drawer of my toolbox so it just gets mangled, I'll make sure to hire a professional photographer next time I need a picture.
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Old 04-17-13, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
i have the cyclocross speed on my yeti. fast on the road! (for a cx tire)

i climbed the north cascades highway this weekend with them and they did great on dry pavement and in the snow at 70psi.

they are pretty great for gravel at ~55psi. they are terrible for wet grass.
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Yeah. I don't have a lot of knobby tire experience, but I rode it down a hard packed gravel descent and it felt way more stable and controlled than when I did the same trail on my road bike.
thx bros, will keep in mind whenever i get to that cx build amazon list

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njs overload!
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Old 04-17-13, 10:55 PM
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Old 04-18-13, 04:40 PM
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Loving the background!
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Old 04-18-13, 04:46 PM
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thats what my bike looked like originally! so good.
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Old 04-18-13, 05:16 PM
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1955 JA Holland Road/Track





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Old 04-18-13, 06:19 PM
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Old 04-18-13, 08:37 PM
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Finally finished my GF's Motobecane Track single speed.
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Well, I dropped off all my parts today at the shop and unfortunately couldn't stick around for the build, due to work. They ended up tweeting out a photo, so it's a crappy phone pic that I later instagrammed, but I'll post it anyways.




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Haven't even seen it in person yet. Probably going to wrap only the drops in a leather tape that matches the saddle. Also going to put a Chris King on it shortly, but the VO will do for now.




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Old 04-18-13, 10:18 PM
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That came out really nice, I like it.
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Old 04-18-13, 10:19 PM
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Nice.
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Old 04-18-13, 10:22 PM
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Put on some ergo-drops and a saddle I grabbed from a buddy. Its stupid how fun this thing is to ride.
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Old 04-18-13, 10:38 PM
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why u no bartape?

and what gear ratio is that? it looks similar to my fixed gear
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Old 04-18-13, 10:44 PM
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Just threw them on and I'm kind of broke right now, so the tape will have to wait. The bartape on my RHP is held together by electrical tape, so that's first priority for me.

40/16, or roughly 66 gear inches. Working on leg speed. I deliver sandwiches and our area is stupid small, so I really have no reason to ever be going faster 20mph. I'm actually faster now that I use this thing instead of ~80gi to deliver with.
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Old 04-18-13, 10:53 PM
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spin to win.

How are you preloading your headset?
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