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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2013, 08:00:10 PM »
You  are probably the reason TR left this place :D .  I usually pump mine up til the gauge says 35, tho I read that you should be able to press down with both thumbs and feel the rim through the top of the tire, I did this last night and felt a little more confident in the corners.


I'd use a gauge after I got them dialed in if I had multiple bikes, but since I only have one set to set up (pit wheels are just anti-dnf protection), and repeat-ability doesn't really mean anything because even the same course changes over a few hours, I don't see any reason to add an extra step that doesn't add value. I know about where they were for a similar course, so I start there and adjust.


I do own a gauge, I used it when I ran clinchers to set them to the lowest pressure I found relatively safe from pinch flats. With tubulars, it doesn't matter what the number is, it matters that the pressure is right, and that's determined by how it feels, not by a number.
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #76 on: October 16, 2013, 08:05:26 AM »
True, wise words.  I might just get some tubies if I can race more CX next year.
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2013, 07:12:39 PM »
True, wise words.  I might just get some tubies if I can race more CX next year.


I get a little disappointed every time i ride my clinchers in training, because i just get bounced all over the place. Then I try to turn and start sliding way more than i should.
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #78 on: October 17, 2013, 09:26:09 PM »

I get a little disappointed every time i ride my clinchers in training, because i just get bounced all over the place. Then I try to turn and start sliding way more than i should.


I was only able to do a few practice sessions this year and won't likely be racing cx due to my giant ass pimple, but I did get the chance to try some Challenge Griffo open tubulars (aka fancy clinchers) vs. some Kenda cx tires that came with the bike I bought.

Huge difference. I was running them at ~26 psi on my pump gauge / almost able to touch the rim with two thumbs. I've never tried tubulars, but these are pretty nice.
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #79 on: October 17, 2013, 11:46:28 PM »

 due to my giant ass pimple


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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2013, 08:51:45 PM »
No no no huge ass pimple pics please!
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2013, 08:58:51 PM »
No no no huge ass pimple pics please!


Comes out it's a hematoma after all.. thought it was that at first then docs diagnosed it as an ass pimple, then thought maybe fatty growth and finally did and MRI and determined it is a hematoma.. big ass bruise pimple.

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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2013, 09:00:23 PM »
Eew, I still don't want to see any pics of it  :(   Heal up quick!
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2013, 08:34:26 AM »
Do hematomas heal?  I thought they were like birthmarks.

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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #84 on: October 21, 2013, 11:55:17 AM »
cut it out and post video

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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #85 on: October 21, 2013, 08:37:13 PM »
I'm addicted to pimple popping videos on youtube.. Please post!

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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2013, 06:11:01 PM »
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2013, 07:35:37 PM »
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Re: Post your CX rigs
« Reply #88 on: April 15, 2016, 05:43:14 PM »
I just realized that I never posted a picture of my CX rig. Just upgraded the wheels, so...

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