Wheely good

I went out for a quick spin on the Lemond tonight complete with replacement wheels and tyres. After extensive unscientific testing, I was about 7% faster on the flat, mostly I suspect down to running 22mm/23mm race tyres instead of my usual sturdy 25mm ones. The wheels themselves felt stiffer than the Campag Centaur/Open Pro ones I usually run, but that might be "new part syndrome". There might be more completely unscientific testing at the weekend if the weather holds out and I don’t drink too much.

Congratulations to Matt for managing to ride over 1000 miles in August. I think he should do a century tomorrow to celebrate.

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4 Responses to Wheely good

  1. matt says:

    ” I think he should do a century tomorrow to celebrate.”

    In my car?

    7% faster! ace!

  2. Simon says:

    Attack/Force tyres? Too skinny/probably not durable enough for me.

    I think Matt should ride 100 miles tomorrow as well.

  3. rjw says:

    That’s the ones. I’ve got some spare 25mm Gatorskins, or I might get some 25mm GP4000s.

  4. matt says:

    100mm maybe ;-)

    I have no plans to do a century.. well I have a vaigue idea of doing one sometime, but weather usually defeats me. and erm, I’ve done enough ;)