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Old 01-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #1401
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I know you have your mind set on the Vitesse wheels, but perhaps look into Reynolds Solitude wheelset. I am currently using these and for $300USD, it's very hard to complain. The spec'ed weight for both wheels are 1600g and change but mine weighed in at 1550g for the pair.

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^ That's basically as light as a carbon set no? What would be the point of carbon?
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Ride quality.

Think of it as a comparison between an aluminum fork and a carbon fork. The carbon fork will absorb more shock/vibration from the road and maybe yield a different level of rolling resistance.
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Nice

I was debating on these in the summer, CRC had them as cheap as $280cdn shipped before any discount codes or anything Techlite Road Alloy Clincher Wheelset 2012 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com They are right around 1400g and review well on jensonusa, but $400 right now. I ended up getting a 300g heavier but more reliable DT wheelset.
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I was actually debating between 2 sets of wheels, as my friend suggested either Shimano Ultegra SL (1687 g) or Shimano Ultegra 6700 tubeless (1651 g). But, damn these wheels are actually a lot lighter .

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Edit: FAWK! SRAM Force cranks are $187 on RealCyclist.com!
Did you buy it?
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No, I'm gonna hold out on cranks until later. I need 170mm cranks and BB30.

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No, I'm gonna hold out on cranks until later. I need 170mm cranks and BB30.

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how you liking the Reynolds wheels? Seems like they weighed in lighter as you expected. Do you notice the weight difference significantly when riding? How are they on the road?
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how you liking the Reynolds wheels? Seems like they weighed in lighter as you expected. Do you notice the weight difference significantly when riding? How are they on the road?
I like them. Prior to getting the Solitude, I borrowed a set of the old Alta wheels which were the models before the Solitude. I loved them and they were freakin' light for an alloy wheel. I had to stop using them because the locknut at the hub was stripped (due to mechanical error.)

Weight difference while riding? Not really, per se? But moreso a smoother / less resistance when riding. It also helps when you put on a good set of tires which in my opinion, make a huge difference.

I would recommend getting better tires before buying wheels.
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what tires are you using right now?
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I'm currently using the Michelin Pro Race 3 on the Reynolds. I used them in Los Angeles but I won't be using them here until at least March or April. They're about $60 to $70 each locally but $35 each online through JensonUSA or PricePoint.com. For now, I'll stick to my stock Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels with the stock Schwalbe Lugano tires.
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I'm planning on getting the continental gp4000s from CRC

Lots of positive reviews on em.
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I think a few other guys here use the GP4000s and have positive reviews. On paper, they weigh 18g less than the Michelin Pro Race 3s.
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I'm looking for some opinions on how to set up this semi classic road bike. Picked this frame up on CL hoping to build decent road/commuting bike. Its a late 80s bike with 130mm rear spacing. I have a Shimano 600 groupie with 8 speed adjustable friction/index down tube shifters. I have all the cables, wiring, tires coming so I need some advices on wheelset to perform on weekend rides and seat/bar tape. I was aiming for a brown tan seat with matching bar tape.

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Hey guys finally finished my pinarello recently:
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Does anyone have experience mixing modern campagnolo Sti?
I am in the process in restoring a colnago super and would like to make it a go-to bike.

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Whoa, nice bike!

Details on the spec list!
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90s Pinarello Treviso - second to the Montello in steel road bikes
In original paint with touch up by the previous owner.

55x55cm frame
3T stem 80mm
Cinelli Tempo - chopped
Cane creek TT brakes
Shimano 600ex crank, brakes, dereilleurs
Dura ace 9 speed index/friction down tube shifters
Ultegra peddles
Ultegra wh-6600 wheelset

The build for this bike was spontaneous and way too big for me to ride comfortably. Started as a budget bike to have a feel or road biking but like any budget it's never the initial forecast.

I am satisfied with this setup but the main focus would be having a performance parts on the Colnago while keeping it classy.
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How's the ride / reach with the bullhorns?

That looks sick
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Keep it classy. A nice Campy setup complimented with a 3T, Deda, or Cinelli cockpit would make your Colnago build a work of art.

All I have to say is, of all the years I've owned Italian stuff, their design and engineering is an endless pile of shit but sweet Jesus, they make beautiful products.

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anyone know which shop would still carry 2012 Trek 1.1's or Giant Defy 5's?

Looking for a bike on the cheaper side
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Shops off the top of my head:
BSP Bikes
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Krusty's Bicycles (Cap's Richmond)
Steed Cycles
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Bullhorns are not pratical for long rides but they look awesome!

Unfortunately, being 5'6 with short torso, I don't fit this 55cm bike at all without lowering the seat. In terms of riding, I had to get the cinelli bars chopped because it was a pursuit/track bar which had some pretty aggressive bend. The steering I find is more unstable than drop bars because of the reach along with me with too small for the frame. This bike is definitely a form > function on my books
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Gorgeous looking bike, but why on earth would you build it if you can't even ride it?
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I could ride it with barely enough stand over but overall a smaller bike would be optimal. This the frame was an impulse purchase as my first bike but I do intend to sell this bike when the riding season picks up.

Anyone currently have an campagnolo Sti 8/9/10 speed whoay want to swap for a full ultegra 10sp with dura ace crank? Top up on my side if necessary
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I could ride it with barely enough stand over but overall a smaller bike would be optimal. This the frame was an impulse purchase as my first bike but I do intend to sell this bike when the riding season picks up
It's okay. The bike makes for a great living room display piece. Ask Alphamale how he does it!

Sooo...despite the chilly weather, I geared up and braced the cold and went for my first ride in Vancouver of the season. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but all in all, worth it. Took a stroll through East Van, Granville Island, over the Burrard Bridge, into Musette Cafe and back home.

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