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Engineering101

Member since Mar 2014 • Last active Aug 2020

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    Tan walls are the only choice, at least in the dry, but a £20 premium on the black version feels like a rip off.

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    3D printing is a whole new world to me... Lots to learn! Thanks for the tip.

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    Sad to see this one sold, but given the Moots I can understand why. Still, this remains a lovely bike. Glws.

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    Sadly they wanted c.£100 for my drip tray replacement (see upthread)... Probably a little over the top!

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    What’s the latest with people’s Eurosport Player subscriptions, are they still being extended or have they restarted with the resumption in ‘other’ sports? (Can’t say I’ve ever watched anything other than cycling on there...)

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    I know the feeling! Merlin still have some of the old Schwalbe Ones in tan wall for £20 (see discussion up thread) if you can live with 25mm.

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    You missed out on some bargainous ones on bike24... They still have Corsas in 28 though, if that’s any good.

    They’re replacing the ‘normal’ stock with SPS (code for safe for carbon rim brakes). Sold off in sales no doubt.

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    Thought I read this by Leonard Zinn or some such, wider mounting surface for a given ext rim width means less bulb profile than a clincher. Could be wrong, defer to the gods of the forum..

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    If you’re not riding long distances, every single day, assuming decent tubs then it’s possible.

    I have commuted on tubs in the past and still use them for occasional cycles. Yes I’ve flatted, but not as often as on clinchers. One commute I flatted about 5 miles from the office and rode it all the way in, because in a pinch you can with tubs (sure I could’ve spent 10 mins by the roadside instead changing a tube, but where’s the adventure in that...).

    That said, my tub rims are largely Ambrosio Nemesis which look great and last a lifetime. Not sure I’d want to ride 5m on a punctured tub mounted on carbon...

    These days fancy tape does away with the need for gluing. Tubs also have the benefit of coming up wider/rounder than a clincher equivalent.

    Conventional logic says no, but it can be done.

    *oh and there’s always sealant if you’re really worried about punctures.

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    (no harribos though)

    What fresh hell is this?!

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