So that yellow isn't a sprint frame? Uh huh. And since did bike racers and builders revolve their parts around what's easier to carry up stairs? Hm.

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[Quote] Right. That's why people buy em. Right. Cool.

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[Quote] Shorter spoke length = Strength. Can't beat me. Deep rims are all about aesthetic. Simple as that. Plus they come in a shit ton of colors, so that's the appeal of them. Mixing and matching. If low profiled rims came in several colors, people would buy instantly. The colors that they're made in, are only appealing to a few. I do love some hard ano. But I haven't tried tracking down a mis-matched set that I need (32/36hole.)

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For the rear b43, it's double butted spokes laced to a fixed/fixed Phil hub. Mainly trying to trade that out for a lower profile rim laced to a double fixed Phil as well. But make an offer for that. For the SPIN... $300. Includes a new tube and a like new Vittoria Rubino. + shipping, of course.

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[Image] New bars. Anyone wanna buy/trade some wheels? Wanna get rid of my b43 for a lower profile rim, and wanna sell a matte black SPIN Tri-Spoke (front.)

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Check out The Flea. Legit ass lights. Small, easily removable with the straps. 4 LEDs. Either rechargable via sucking juice out of batteries, or USB. I have the USB charger. Legit.

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Lights: Blackburn. Rechargable LEDs. Bright as fuck during the day, so no one can tell you otherwise, at night. Knots are ok, batteries arent cheap. You'll end up wasting money replacing batteries. Fizik: Most comfortable tape ever. Simple as that. Bici Concepts. Not Bic. Replacing wheels: Craigslist or local forums. $50 more you'll get both front and rear deep vs from someone who's over em. Or look on eBay for cheap weinmanns/deep v BINs. Then take it to a shop to double check the build. True any spokes that may need it. Properly grease and thread on cogs and lockrings.

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What's that gif from? Only idiots would throw a whipskid in the rain... I've done it ONCE... And I went down. But still... Lesson learned and it wasn't for the camera! Vc is tuggin everyones chain... Btw.

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Pretty sure vc is sarcasm. You might as well flip the disc for that fetish. Trade it for a rear wheel +cash. Then your build will be under $600. That rear wheel isn't gonna do you any good or score points. With any wind, you're going to topple over. Plus you can actually strip the rear hub, making the wheel worth a lot less than what you paid, and pointless. Resulting in you spending more than $600 for the build.

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Sarcasm meter? I doubt that fetish gets ridden in the velo... GR-9s? And... Chain slack > tight chains

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Having ran both Sugino Messengers - RDs and 75s on the street, I can honestly say that there is a noticeable difference. If you never stand, or ride any faster than 15 mph, then it wouldn't matter. I guess... But I've noticed the flex in RDs/Messengers and the stiffness in 75s. Can't say it's overkill for the street, when people have snapped their 75s from street riding. It's all preference in the end. There are some bike parts that you should buy and stick with the higher quality parts, as opposed to it's lesser counter part.

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A tip to learning how to track stand: Have a buddy hold the back of your saddle. Prop yourself up on your bike, get into track standing position. You'll gradually learn how to balance and shift your weight. He should eventually take his hand off, and you'll be up on your own. Or you can do it against a wall. And slowly finger tip yourself off the wall.

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[Quote] It's not that hard to get used to. But make sure you try to clip out while rolling and not trying to clip out to a stop. You could end up on your ass.

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[Quote] Toshis won't stretch on you. You can find a used set of doubles for $50ish, depending where you look. Used toshis will last you longer than a pair of All City/Soma straps would. There are also MKS doubles. I've gotten two brand new pairs for less than the price of new Toshi doubles. They are just as good. And if you (das_p) want to enhance your cycling, since you stepped up from a Leader, you might as well go straight to clipless. Completely different than the best double straps out there. Carrying an extra pair of shoes isn't that bad, if you're already carrying a bag to where ever you're going.

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