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Questions for SERIOUS racers only(11 posts)

Questions for SERIOUS racers onlyCyclorocket
Nov 9, 2001 3:29 PM
Fill this please

I race in this category :
I weight :
I own these wheelset(s) :
Becuz : (can take more then one)
1-Stiffness
2-Lightness
3-aerodynamics
4-reliability
5-I have no other choice !
6-I'm back-up if I use those
7-everyone in team has those
8-handling
9-apperance
10-other (write it)

I would like to race on this wheelset :
Becuz :

Tkx
-Guillaume
I'm not a serious racer, but I play one on TVJS
Nov 9, 2001 4:46 PM
NM
I am not too serious, I actually laugh a lot!Colombian Climber
Nov 9, 2001 6:13 PM
But anyhow:

I race in this category : 3
I weight : 140
I own these wheelset(s) : Mavic Ksyriums
Becuz : (can take more then one) 1, 2, 4

I would like to race on this wheelset : Ksyriums light. The ones Lance used to the top of Ald'huez
Becuz : ????...I wanna be like Lance :-)
Another poll? Arrrrrrgh! (nm)Kerry Irons
Nov 10, 2001 6:19 AM
Get bent, becuz...Dog Breath
Nov 10, 2001 3:31 PM
Becuz: You are a goof. And a SERIOUS goof at that.
Can't be more right !Cyclorocket
Nov 11, 2001 4:19 PM
Hey what's up gooffy,
you're trying a new way to get attention, !
wonderfull to see how far can stupidity be push with DOGs

If at least animals had enough intelligence to read AND understand posts they wouldn't prove their unthinkable stupidity in stupid post has the one you send US.

Kindly
-Guillaume
why don't you go back play with your kind ?
serious misconceptionjacques
Nov 10, 2001 5:49 PM
If you think that any answers to your questions will help you become a serious racer you are laboring under a serious misconception. The time it took you to write these question would have been better spent seriously riding your bike. I'm serious.
serious misconceptionCyclorocket
Nov 11, 2001 4:08 PM
jesus, I think the same has you now !

Hell, I dropped the idea of buying a new wheelset, but my question is just to get the feelings out of the racers.

Yes it IS a massive lost of time, but what can I do with a partly teared left calf (sural triceps, "molets" in french), AND a right achilles tendonitis, but this one hasn't bother me for 2-3 days so I think it has gone away!

Doing trainer with a damage calf won't help my case Jacques.

I'll hammer the crankarms has soon has possible cheif !
-Guillaume
re: Questions for SERIOUS racers onlybrider
Nov 12, 2001 9:26 AM
Cat 3, weighed 150-155 lb (now at 200 from 2 years of heavy weight training, but still use the same wheels).
Own 2 sets of training wheels: Ultegre hubs, Mavic Open 4CD (now Open Pro), 36 spoke.
Racing wheels (variety), mostly Open 4CDs, Ultegra hubs (front) 32 spoke, Nuke Proof rear hub laced to Open 4CD, a couple 28 spoke fronts (one radial laced, one 2 cross) with either old Performance hub or Ultegra. Also have a set of Specialized Tri-Spokes (now HED 3s) that I use for TTs and the rear for the occasional road race.

Why do I use these -- reliability, and they're cheap enough that if something happens to them (lost in neutral support, crash damage, etc) I don't get too upset over it. Of course, that doesn't hold for the Tri-Spokes.

I think people spend WAY too much effort thinking over wheels. If you're road or crit racing, get something that's relatively inexpensive and reliable, and get MORE THAN ONE SET. You have to first cross the finish line before your can cross the finish line first.
re: Questions for SERIOUS racers onlysherpa23
Nov 13, 2001 11:07 AM
Category 1
I weigh 164lbs
I own several wheelsets for training (Ksyriums, Protons) but I choose to race on Lew Composites Sydneys (RR) and Palermos (crits)
Because : 2,3,4

I like to race on this wheelset because they feel the fastest of all other wheels I tried, they are reliable and they stop well when I pull on the brake levers.
re: Questions for SERIOUS racers onlyTJeanloz
Nov 15, 2001 6:46 PM
Category 2

135 lbs.

Spinergy Rev-X (semi-aero, durable), Campagnolo Proton (1998)(Light clincher), Nucleon (2001)(Light tubular), Dura-Ace/CXP30 (semi-aero, pit wheels), Hugi240/SunMA19 (very light tubular), Zipp 909 (time trials only).

Really, I only ever ride the Protons. After I was a Cat 3, I realized that cooler equipment didn't make me any faster. If an event is really particular, I'll change wheels for it (TT, hill climb), but otherwise, I just ride whatever happens to have tires on it.

If I ever get around to it, I'd like to lace the Hugi240's to a pair of Zipp 303 rims. I think that would be about the best race wheel going- as long as it were stiff enough. I will own the Record carbon cranks before I do that though...