Sweet Looks! How do you like those reynolds? I had them for a month and they were flexing like crazy on hard climbs drove me fkng nuts they rubbed the brakes Anyways here is my POS, getting ready for the tri at the end of this month
Quote, originally posted by 8vbunny » How do you like those reynolds? I had them for a month and they were flexing like crazy on hard climbs drove me fkng nuts they rubbed the brakes
Honestly, I love the Reynolds wheels. I've never ever had a problem with them flexing and have been very very rough on them. They've endured about as much abuse as you can imagine and in every condition and I have never experienced any flexing, rubbing or problems of any sort with them. How old were the ones you used? What was your riding weight at that time?
I had a pair that had roughly 200 miles on them prior to be getting them. I was at 175, which is what I weigh now. Did a few climbs and long rides to Bear mntn and back and that's all it took. They were true, so I didn't bother with the spokes, but they did flex.
Man, that is really interesting. I wonder if you got a bad set or if they just needed to be tensioned properly. I weigh 180 now and when I was racing all the time I weighed 173 and have never had a problem with them flexing. Depending on what "model year" you had, that may have been a contributing factor. I know that in 2007 they changed the design of the carbon rim pretty dramatically....that could have had something to do with it maybe??
In any event, I am really sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with them, that sucks.
It could have been for sure, I didn't bother to chk to be honest, I was annoyed so I boxed them and sold them a little time after, close to 100 miles of rubbing the brakes needless to say put me off.. I had success with 404s, as well hed 3s. Anxious to get my hands on a pair of jet 6s or 9s to see how they go
The surprise that I got on this is that it has a Tiagra front derailleur. The spec sheet on the website says it's a Sora. Plus I got it on sale. I'm loving the way it rides.
Modified by Deserion at 2:34 PM 7-13-2009
Quote, originally posted by 415_R32 » My race rig...
And this is my general workhorse, training, bad weather racing, all around ride everyday bike...
Modified by 415_R32 at 11:23 PM 7-8-2009
your in san rafael huh? can't say there's may dubbers in the area let alone one that rides. you didn't make it to the twilight crit on saturday did you?
My bike I've built on a budget. I work at a shop so I could easily ep a nicer bike bike but I love the way this thing rides. It's an 04ish Trek 2100 frame, some racelite and x-lite bits, EP'ed some Easton EA70's, brand new 105 10spd shifters off a friend for $50!, Ultegra cassette and derailleurs , free pro-race2 tires. All in all I've got less than $500 in the bike I'm getting a lightly used Ultegra crank with ceramic BB to replace this Bontrager 9/10spd crank that does not want to shift right at all and then I'll consider it "done" till I feel like buying a CAAD 9 frameset.
so this friday ill probably be picking up a 2007 Specialized Allez Expert
the bike is supremely clean and has only been ridden <300 miles
the price ill be getting it for is $500, and its a fellow bikes shop employee
im assuming this is an outstanding deal; but im not an expert on road bikes, any toughts?
already posted this one back a few pages:
but i bought another one for cheap on CL to ride while visiting fam in the bay area. i'll ship it back to toronto when i leave. its decent enough to ride around except for the saddle so i went into SF today and bought a black SOMA okami. looks like a selle san marco regal except the price tag is 1/2... good enough. wifeys already pissed about this as it is...
wheelie for hipster points
Modified by futur at 5:54 AM 7-14-2009
Quote, originally posted by markj2k4 » your in san rafael huh? can't say there's may dubbers in the area let alone one that rides. you didn't make it to the twilight crit on saturday did you?
I was at the crit on Saturday, but I did not race. I am taking this season off, or at least most of it. I may race the Giro in September.... we'll see....
Quote, originally posted by ThirdTimesACharm »
Recently finished "budget" build.
Hahahaha wanna swap budgets
My bike, which I inherited from my father.
I do not know the model, but it is at least 12yrs old I believe.
I was there when my dad bought it and spec'd out the components.
All Campagnolo stuff, save for Shimano pedals and the Thompson seat post I bought since I am taller than my dad was.
I am just starting to get into road and mountain biking and it is very intoxicating. I have been thinking about a carbon Bianchi fork, largely because I love the look of carbon. I am also considering new/different grip tape.