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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:05 am
by the crazyest vegan
thats going to be quite expensive :P eek!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:28 am
by fredrikw
you can reach high speeds using clincher tires as well, the difference isn't that huge nowadays as they used to. if you're spending money on getting faster there are much better parts of the bike to work on instead of focusing on tubular tires IMO, at least if you're new to the sport.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:31 am
by the crazyest vegan
i do need to get a better bike before i worry about wheels

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:13 pm
by fredrikw
well, as a matter of fact the wheels are something that is indeed important, but I'd say that switching the tires to tubular instead of clinchers is something that should be way down on your priority list of future upgrades. with today's clinchers the old 'truth' that tubulars are so much better is very much debatable.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:30 pm
by Dave Noisy
And you wouldn't train on tubulars..they'd only be on your 'race wheels'.

The only practical regular use is on the track, where you don't encounter glass, etc..

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:32 am
by the crazyest vegan
in use Slime inbetween by tries and my inner tube, it completly stops glass etc and the only way your going to get a puncture is through a blow out or something going through the side of your tyre, its quite handy and doesnt affect your cycling at all

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:34 am
by the crazyest vegan
somebody had a little trouble typing their :P

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:20 am
by fredrikw
adding rotating weight to your tires/wheels will definitely affect your acceleration, no doubt about that.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:16 am
by the crazyest vegan
i have to say i havent really noticed any change apart from comfort, the wheels are a lot smoother now but apart from that their appears to be no change in speed or handling!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:05 pm
by fredrikw
well, if you're saying that added rotating weight has no effect at all you're pretty much contradicting very basic bicycle mechanics... one thing is saying you don't notice anything, another is generalizing saying it as no effect at all, two very different things.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:42 pm
by the crazyest vegan
all im saying is that i havent noticed any real changes, as i said the ride is a lot smoother but aprt from that i havent noticed anything, undoubtedly a real expensive top notch bike would feel the change drasticly but i'm riding a cheap peice of rubbish at the moment, and as i installed the slime soon after buying the bike i didnt really get used to the bike so wouldnt have noticed any big differences in it. so whislt it probably has changed the bike i havent noticed it. :D

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:46 pm
by fredrikw
aha, well then it's a good addition then :)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:51 pm
by the crazyest vegan
it certainly is a useful accessory for use in training

Re: Tubulars(vegan glue)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:49 am
by Lordmuppet
update in case anyone finds this looking for vegan glue. I started a thread on industrial strength vegan glues here http://www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24588