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Old 07-06-22, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow View Post
Good job Larry. You got a proper bike yet?
Yes I just rode off the front of the group ride for like 7 miles today (it was the casual wednesday pace) and I couldn't have done that if i wasn't on narrow tires. I have a 23 up front and a 25 in the back. IDK why people insist that wide tires are just as fast, or even worse, that fat people can't ride on narrow tires. You just gotta pump them super hard..
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Old 07-06-22, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I've worn protection while pumping. No big deal.
We should all do our part to help prevent the spread of STDs.
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Old 07-06-22, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Yes I just rode off the front of the group ride for like 7 miles today (it was the casual wednesday pace) and I couldn't have done that if i wasn't on narrow tires. I have a 23 up front and a 25 in the back. IDK why people insist that wide tires are just as fast, or even worse, that fat people can't ride on narrow tires. You just gotta pump them super hard..
Nice! Did you complete the ride or do like 20% of it?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Do any of you have like having hearing protection the pumping a tire? Recently ive had multiple blowouts (I sometimes get frustrated/rushed when patching tubes and reinstalling) and I have some anxiety around pumping tires up to pressure. Im pretty anal about hearing protection at work, and my ears have rung from blowouts, thinking of getting some earplugs to wear. Ive even been holding back on the pressure and keeping it at around 100-120 when I really want to be running 140+ on most tires because I just don't trust it not to explode.
I do for just that reason. Had a couple of blowouts in my shed that hurt my ear.
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So someone at Big Gravel is stalking our internet connections and killing kittens? I just ordered 2 25c tubbies. I think ASPCA out to be investigating Big Gravel.
Big Gravel does not like the term "stalking." We prefer "monitoring." We do this for your own good, of course.
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Old 07-06-22, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Yes I just rode off the front of the group ride for like 7 miles today (it was the casual wednesday pace) and I couldn't have done that if i wasn't on narrow tires. I have a 23 up front and a 25 in the back. IDK why people insist that wide tires are just as fast, or even worse, that fat people can't ride on narrow tires. You just gotta pump them super hard..
1) Empirical observation. Ask your physicist coworkers what that means.
2) Shouldn't =/= can't. A lot of things CAN be done, but not all of them should.
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Old 07-06-22, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Yes I just rode off the front of the group ride for like 7 miles today ... and I couldn't have done that if i wasn't on narrow tires.
How do you know this?
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Old 07-06-22, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
kinda wanna work at a bike shop...
Pleeeease, lawdy, no!
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
A lot of you seem to be reading-comprehension-impaired, but for me, the takeaway that a lot of the TdeF guys are running tires as narrow as 25c and as high as 160 psi
Did you even read that Bikeradar article linked to earlier? From that article:
While air pressure usually varies by riders’ weight, most Tour competitors race on something between 6.5 and 8 bar (94-116psi)
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Old 07-06-22, 04:21 PM
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Nice! Did you complete the ride or do like 20% of it?
Yes I finished it, I nearly won
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Old 07-06-22, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Jawn.
As a Philly boy, I have to take issue with your use of “jawn.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawn
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I've been riding on the road since my days in the first bike shop in 1975. I've ridden all kinds of bikes on all kinds of tires and I can tell the OP with certainty that wider tires, good tires, at lower pressures are just as fast as 23's pumped to 140 lbs (especially on rough roads) but are a whole lot more comfortable. I'm 6' 2" and weigh around 220.

As for tires blowing out on mounting, lots of good advice above for that. I've only blown out a handful of tires in my life and each time was my fault for not fully seating the bead.

As for hearing protection, plugs work fine. For popping bike tires it doesn't matter what you get.
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Old 07-06-22, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Pleeeease, lawdy, no!
I would never patronize a bike shop that would have Larry as an employee.
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Old 07-06-22, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
As a Philly boy, I have to take issue with your use of “jawn.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawn
Sorry.

I was trying to combine Jan (as in Jan Heine, of Big Gravel (™)) and Yawn.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
We should all do our part to help prevent the spread of STDs.
Sudden Tire Deflation?
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I would never patronize a bike shop that would have Larry as an employee.
I have good customer service skills
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
We should all do our part to help prevent the spread of STDs.
Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Sudden Tire Deflation?
Stupid Tire Debates
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I have good customer service skills
What would you tell a 150lb rider who comes into your shop and says he wants to try 32mm wide tires?
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140 lbs?!!
I’d recommend a jockstrap as well - if that tire lets go there’s going to rubber shrapnel everywhere.
sorry I missed the vodka from a dumpster thread.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I have good customer service skills
Not the primary qualification for a wrench.
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Originally Posted by larrysellerz View Post
i have good skills
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
fify
Now, now. He has excellent skills at facilitating discussions.
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now, now. He has excellent skills at facilitating sucking you into worthless discussions.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I kinda wanna work at a bike shop 1 day a week just to get better at fixing bikes,
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Why do you guys think wider tires for heavier riders are ideal? Ive heard this but never understood it. I ride 23s just fine, my father also runs 23s and he is like 220-230 so a little smaller than me (262 currently) but still....
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Some of us dont trust the Big Gravel narrative that wide tires at lower pressure are just as fast as thin tires pumped up hard. Its really perverse frankly and its ruining your sport and nobody cares. its really sad tbh
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I pinchflatted 25s because they were underinflated for the type of riding I was doing (hauling groceries.) I needed 130+ in them, and frankly in terms of historical tire pressures this isn't even abnormally high.
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Yes I just rode off the front of the group ride for like 7 miles today (it was the casual wednesday pace) and I couldn't have done that if i wasn't on narrow tires...that fat people can't ride on narrow tires. You just gotta pump them super hard..
Has no one else ever wondered if Larry is a performance artist? His posts are just on the edge of troll, yet good enough to attract not only the Usual Suspects but the most credible members. I always think that Larry is just shy of absurd, but the best people here still give him the benefit of the doubt (for which I admire them). But there comes a point where I am asking myself, (as we say up near Boston) are you shifting me?
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