Numpty IM Bike Thread

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29/05/2012 at 21:52

Planet X are cheap, aero and light - well they wont be as aero as Zipps or Heds but they are cheap, light, aero wheels.    Whether they are any good I don't know - I've heard things both ways but never ridden them myself.    If you want even cheaper then look at the wheels direct from China - I know a couple of guys who got some very cheap - certainly sub 400 - if you are interested I'll ask what they think of them.   

VTd    pirate
29/05/2012 at 21:58

Ha Ha, very sharp.

I looked at both Cat's and STIL's recommends.  The PX's with aluminium tracks look a good buy @ £499.  So do the Shimano RS80s off ebay.  Not being the most decisive person on earth I also looked at the Cosmic Carbone SLs. 

I threw up a speculative bid on ebay for a pair of 1 year old Cosmics, but if I get outbid I'll probably happily settle on the PXs.

TheEngineer    pirate
29/05/2012 at 22:28
Cat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Pick any two of those three.  

That was partly joking, really. I hadn't actually noticed VT's comment beforehand... similar constraints I guess. 



Planet X wheel sale for the Jubilee! Fill yer boots! I've plumped for the Guru 50mm's at £399. Yes I know I'll have to get tyres on top of that, and a cassette to boot... but they're sexy and light and aero and I wanted them. 

Edited: 29/05/2012 at 22:44
TheEngineer    pirate
29/05/2012 at 23:25

So how do I change the tyres on tubulars? 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
29/05/2012 at 23:32

Carry a pre-glued pre stretched spare, i.e. replace one of the tubs in the comfort of your home (when a bit more heaving/force is needed, and youve the time to fiddle about).  The glued tub youve taken off is therefore stretched and has glue on it, fold the spare glue to glue and it'll stay tacky.

Changing a pre-glued/stretched tub on the road isnt any harder than changing a tube, its easier once you get the hang of it as there's no checking for flints, bits of debrit as the tub is effectively the tyre as well.  Taking a tub off just needs a bit of effort but the knack is knowing you need to be a bit forcefull.  If you leave a non glued area 2-3 inches each side of the valve this give you a start and makes it a lot easier to remove the tub.

TheEngineer    pirate
29/05/2012 at 23:55

Cheers Barlos. I'll have to buy three tubes, then... any suggestions now I've blown my budget on wheels?! 

Dustboy    pirate
30/05/2012 at 00:02

Think I finally have sorted wheels for me and my shit style of riding. so..

7900 Shimano C24 Dura Ace clincher wheels plus Schwalbe Ultremo XD tyres plus Zipp Ti skewers plus Silicon Nitride ceramic bearings.  

Very sharp handling, very light (1300g), good rubber and roll for ages. 2mph gain on the Shimanos against my nice Easton Tempest II 30mm aero wheels 

TheEngineer    pirate
30/05/2012 at 00:07

Fancy another race then DB? 

Dustboy    pirate
30/05/2012 at 00:14

Love to ride with you again dude. 

TheEngineer    pirate
30/05/2012 at 00:17

We'll give Golden Boots a shout, he'll put us both in our places!

Golden Boots    pirate
30/05/2012 at 10:13

DB could keep up with anybody if they didnt get a 30 minute head start due to his faffage

TheEngineer    pirate
30/05/2012 at 19:13

So what're the best tubs to get then? 

31/05/2012 at 13:14

If I change the tyres on my mtb from 1.95 knoblies to 1.5 roadies do I have to change the innertube too, or can I use the old one from the knoblies?

31/05/2012 at 13:30

depends on the tube

they should be marked for the applicable size range - if it says 1.5 to 2.1 then you'll be fine but if not get get tubes suited to the tyre size

Edited: 31/05/2012 at 13:36
31/05/2012 at 14:08

Cheers FB

Iron Muffin    pirate
18/06/2012 at 16:42

Afternoon bike brains.

I have an option of borrowing stil's chink zips  (I think 60cm rims) for Outlaw. Question is, should I?

I am a bike muppet and would need to try and change the tryres beforehand ( I saw what a meal stil made of it!)

Cortina5    pirate
18/06/2012 at 19:46
Bring them but decide on the day (ish). Struggled with 30mm front on Sat!
Iron Muffin    pirate
18/06/2012 at 19:53

Is the decide on the day (ish) due to weather?


Cortina5    pirate
19/06/2012 at 06:55

It would be down to the wind more than anything else. Or definitely stick on one the back, as that won't be the problem one.

Iron Muffin    pirate
20/06/2012 at 11:50

Hmm. Will just sticking in on the back make me more aero and faster?

I am in serious danger of being "all the gear and no idea" if I have bling wheels.

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