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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:23 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Have to watch disc brakes and 23mm tyres though :oops: :oops: :twisted:



You find you have problems? I have a Boardman hybrid with discs and 23mm tyres and haven't had any issues yet.


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That looks mad! I bet it flies! Always fancied doing that to a MTB myself, but with 650c wheels/skinny tires instead.


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mikesnowdon wrote:
Always fancied doing that to a MTB myself, but with 650c wheels/skinny tires instead.


Mike give Continental Grandprix MTB tyres & tubes a go before buying a dedicated set of 650c wheels :wink:


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Cheers for the comments :D

She is quick but with only a 44t ring up front you soon find your self spinning :?

Larger ring needed :roll: :lol:

On teh subject of tyres.....I have used a number of slicks but none as quick as actual road tyres.

I understand that 650c stuff is still quite deer - 700c is where its at :roll: :lol: :lol:


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sic_nick wrote:
letmetalktomark wrote:
Have to watch disc brakes and 23mm tyres though :oops: :oops: :twisted:



You find you have problems? I have a Boardman hybrid with discs and 23mm tyres and haven't had any issues yet.


Only when wet or damp.

The Maguara louise BAT brakes can be ferocious sometimes! :twisted:


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haven't found that much 650b stuff around, there must be a lot of cx stuff in the south europe available...

some french girl rode tubulars in 650sizing some year


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Quick update ......

Now sporting some rather 32mm nice cross tyres:

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Still clearance but not a massive amount.

Time will tell .......

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Should just buy a 29er frame but that would be too easy :-)


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That looks great :D

Are those WTB cross tyres on there...what are they like? My Maxxis locusts have worn out on my 29er and I was looking at trying some different rubber.


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Neil G wrote:
That looks great :D

Are those WTB cross tyres on there...what are they like? My Maxxis locusts have worn out on my 29er and I was looking at trying some different rubber.


They are indeed - bought off of here a couple of weeks ago. :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:49 pm 
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Looking very good yessir - I like it a lot.

Funny that your Salsa Cromotos don't have stainless dropouts like mine :?


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