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  1. LouisN

    Real Design wheels: ?????????

    Hi , trying to find people that had experiences with the Real Design super sphere wheels. They look nice, are pretty light and are cheap. That doesn't sound "Real" to me.... Any insights? Thanks, LouisN
  2. LouisN

    What about Mavic Aksium race?

    Are these wheels reliable and durable? They are quite cheaper than Ksyrium Équipe. But is it worth the $100 difference? What's the technical difference between them? Thanks to all, LouisN
  3. LouisN

    Campy Veloce 2002 hubs: Good for 10 speed?

    Hi folks, I am looking to buy a set of wheels to train. They have Campagnolo Veloce hubs (32 sp.) from 2002. Are they 10 speed compatible? Will I have to fit a new cassette? Thanks again, LouisN
  4. LouisN

    What wheel profile...for crits and...?

    Hi there, With all the wheel profiles out there, it's hard for me to follow up since I haven't trained or raced for 19 years(!!!) I'm back at it now but would like to have your advice on what type and profile of wheels to buy. I will mainly train for a maximum time of 2 to 3 hours on short...
  5. LouisN

    Gipiemme grecal parade wheels...

    Does someone have a comment on these wheels? Durability, but mostly performance (smoothness (bearings), and response, etc)? Thanks again, LouisN
  6. LouisN

    Racing level 3 or 4 : Budget group to buy?

    Hi there, I'm doing a little racing in the summer (up here, we can ride from end of april to october) and am doing about 5000 km a year, mostly on flat and small hills. Most of the races are 40 to 60 km criteriums and short road races, 60-80 km. My question is, for around $300., what's the best...
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    Difference between triathlon and road calipers?

    I have bought tektro rx20g brake calipers. I discovered they were triathlon brakes, or TT. Does that mean they are different than road brakes? Are they fitting 650 c wheels instead of 700 ? If not what's the difference?.... Thanks , LouisN
  8. LouisN

    Front derailleur diameter on S-Works E-5

    Hi again community, I would like to know what diameter is needed for clamp on front derailleur on the frame I bought (Specialized S-Works E5 Alu)55 cm. Thanks LouisN
  9. LouisN

    Northwave aerator race Ti: Any comments?...

    I just bought Northwave Aerator race shoes. I will be trying them on trainer next week (minus 35 degrees here!!). I was wondering what you guys, gals, were thinking of the shoes. It's the first time I will be riding shoes with the ratchet thing. Always had straps. For now, in the house, they...
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    Tektro brake calipers: Good, fair or...

    Hi, I bought Tektro rx 40 brake calipers for road racing. Are they worth it ? Will I kill myself riding 3000 mi. a year on those?That much lower end than Shimano or Campy? Is the alloy that much cheaper or REALLY it's a Trademark Thing? Thanks guys and girls. LouisN
  11. LouisN

    New to forum:How to finish project bike...

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. Great place. I started to build a bike last fall. I want to get back into road cycling and maybe a little racing (mostly short but fast criteriums). I bought a Specialized S-Works E5 (used) with RaceFace crankset and a couple more pieces. I would like to have...