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^Exactly.
This is a beater bike and the wheels fit it perfectly.

When has that ever stopped you?

**BRENT**

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I have several (one) bikes that have their stock wheels on them, and none of them but the fat bike are beaters like this bike.

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I have several (one) bikes that have their stock wheels on them, and none of them but the fat bike are beaters like this bike.

You just bought a new fatbike instead of getting new wheels, so that doesn't really count.

And your trainer wheels are worth more than my vehicle with the bike on the rack, so DIAF.

**BRENT**
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Technically, I am only using one Mad Fiber wheel on the trainer bike, so I think your math is off.

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Technically, I am only using one Mad Fiber wheel on the trainer bike, so I think your math is off.

Not far off.

So after the ride yesterday I get a message from another dad/son biker friend and we went to the pump track.

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What a great day!

**BRENT**
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1 hour ago, VPI said:

Technically, I am only using one Mad Fiber wheel on the trainer bike, so I think your math is off.

To be fair to Brent, for some time now we've been taking one biscuit, pulling it apart and telling him it's two biscuits. So his confusion is understandable.

We've been calling it MENSA math.

BTW, you do know that they're not really Dad and Son, right?

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NTTAWWT!

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Another ride, another fucking tire blowout, this time on the Litespeed and 12 miles from home. At least had tube this time. I think the bike thing is done for me now. New hobby upcoming.


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Another ride, another fucking tire blowout, this time on the Litespeed and 12 miles from home. At least had tube this time. I think the bike thing is done for me now. New hobby upcoming.


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I'd be happy to store some stuff for you.

**BRENT**

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1 hour ago, MexicanDragon said:


I'd be happy to score some stuff from you.

**BRENT**

 

FTFY

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Jeff,

Have you check to make sure that the rim tape is intact?  I had a friend get something like 6 flats in 15 miles due to an issue like that.  He eventually just threw his bike in the woods and walked away - he did go back and get it later...

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Jeff,
Have you check to make sure that the rim tape is intact?  I had a friend get something like 6 flats in 15 miles due to an issue like that.  He eventually just threw his bike in the woods and walked away - he did go back and get it later...

Did this person ever look like he'd sell stereos, or perhaps crash a wedding?

**BRENT**

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No, his name is Shawn.  I've had relatively few flats in my time in the saddle and hope the trend continues.

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The funny thing is that these two flats were my second and third ever.  Today's was a slow leak as I probably picked up some debris and it took some time to go low.  The one before that was a pinch flat as I think the shop did not do a great job in setting up the new wheels/tires.

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By any chance did they put latex tubes in? Those will leak significantly 1-2 days. Requires pumping before every ride. Otherwise indeed check the rim for debris or pinching while replacing the tube. I.e bitting with the tire or lever.


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These were on two different sets of wheels, but the Litespeed was pumped up directly before the ride and I just picked up a thorn or stone that gave me a small puncture.  The other one was shitty Illinois roads and a bad tube install.

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I assume everyone but Brent will be purchasing the new "must have" trainer for their bike rooms?

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Grrrr

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Two personal trainers who exercise for you? Win!

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51 minutes ago, VPI said:

I assume everyone but Brent will be purchasing the new "must have" trainer for their bike rooms?

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Is it more expensive than the Peloton? If so, yes.

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Posted (edited)

 

"Something this big (and clever) is going to cost though. Tacx's Magnum trainer comes with a projected price in the region of €7,000, so we can see this as something much more for the rich triathlete or sports institutions. Besides that, we’re not sure we’d even have room for one."

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/news/article/tacx-magnum-trainer-47787/

So, yes, Stretch

 

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Like the fact that I can both not run and not bike on it. Definitely a value multiplier.

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Built up a sweet bike today for a gift.

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Love the bike, and that dual crown fork is boss, but why no custom Silca pump?

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I didn't realize colin was going back into riding

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Those of you with pedal-based power meters, what's your take? basically, I am looking at the vector vs powertap.

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