Bike Update

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Well, it’s biking season again. here are some of the latest toys I’ve been looking at:
For my Cyclocross project:
BIKEMAN’S On-Line Store: MECHANICAL DISC BRAKES. Good place to buy Avid Mechanical Disc Brakes for Road bikes. There is a magic adaptor required as well.
“Mavic Speedcity 700c”:http://www.mavic.com/servlet/srt/mavic/asph-prod?lg=uk. These are 700c wheels with disc hubs. So you don’t have to ask someone to build up a 700c rim with a disc hub. Not that that is that hard. “Front”:http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5300006058 is about $150 and “rear”:http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5300006059 is $200.
For my road bike, major thing, lighter stuff:
* “Topolino”:http://www.topolinotech.com/700c.htm. The lightest clinchers that appear to be made. Very high technology and made in Connecticut no less. Colorado Cyclist carries them. $850 a pair at “Colorado Cyclist”:http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/productdisplay2_v2.cfm?PRRFNBR=29518&CGRFNBR=335&CRPCGNBR=335&CI=1,224,335&TextMode=0. Wow, but they weigh just 1400 grams. That’s 200 grams less than my current Mavics. Interesting talk at “Cycling Forum”:http://www.cyclingforums.com/t13718.html and at “Cyclocross World”:http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/pics/2002/interbike/
* “eBikeWheels”:http://www.ebikewheels.com/index.php. Haven’t shopped here, but some exotic wheels.
* “Velomax Ascent II”:http://www.velomax.com/models_clinchers_det_AscentII.php3. These are the latest from Velomax. Now down to 1413 grams per pair. Pretty close to the exotic Topolino’s at a lower price. $649 list.

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