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nismosr
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by nismosr

RichTheRoadie wrote:
shamrock134 wrote:I still feel slightly intimidated by tubs in the event of a puncture.

Stan's.


This on every wheel I have.

shamrock134
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by shamrock134

I will have to take the plunge next time!

In all honesty, the Bora 35 One clinchers with Vittoria Corsa SCs ride beautifully and forking out another £1100-1200 for tubs at this stage would be a bit much. Instead, I plan to take my new bike to Majorca and Gran Canaria for some climbing! 8)

"Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades!"

shamrock134
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by shamrock134

A few shots from my trip to Majorca...

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4151zero
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by 4151zero

Amazing Ride for an Amazing Trip and Purpose built, imho ! Congrats on putting that bike to good use, I envy your trip!

shamrock134
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by shamrock134

Steerer cut and climbing wheels swapped out temporarily.

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Yetiunio
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by Yetiunio

They say it should come only in Celeste, but Bianchi is beautiful in every colour!

shamrock134
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by shamrock134

Just returned from a trip to Gran Canaria. Over 410 miles and 48,000ft of ascent! No real changes to the bike besides putting the Boras back on and changing out the tan-wall Vittorias to some all-black Veloflex Corsas.

The view from Pico de las Nieves, the highest point on the island at 1949m, reached by a 45km climb.
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Not far from the top of the Valley of the Tears, looking towards Tenerife's Mt Teide. This is a fairly brutal climb with a mostly poor surface and many steep sections over 20%!
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Close-up vanity shot. 8)
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FIJIGabe
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by FIJIGabe

Absolutely beautiful bike, and the color is spectacular.
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
Crockett https://goo.gl/f5PdCN
Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

Madone 4, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

c60rider
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by c60rider

[quote="shamrock134"]Just returned from a trip to Gran Canaria. Over 410 miles and 48,000ft of ascent! No real changes to the bike besides putting the Boras back on and changing out the tan-wall Vittorias to some all-black Veloflex Corsas.

Be careful with these clinchers if they're anything like my experience of these tyres on my Bora 50s then I would just bin them straight away from a safety perspective and get some grey sidewall vittoria corsa g tyres viewtopic.php?f=113&t=145874

shamrock134
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by shamrock134

c60rider wrote:Be careful with these clinchers if they're anything like my experience of these tyres on my Bora 50s then I would just bin them straight away from a safety perspective and get some grey sidewall vittoria corsa g tyres
Thanks for the heads up. I did actually have an issue on my first day where I very nearly crashed, but I don't think it was the tyre's fault.

The Canary Islands are notoriously windy and I was caught off-guard by a strong tailwind gust on a descent that had me going way too fast into a switchback. I panicked and braked really hard, possibly overheating my front rim. I thankfully stopped myself going over the barrier but afterwards part of the tyre had come off the rim and the tube was bulging out. :shock: :oops:

I'm fairly light and have done plenty of mountain descents on my Bora clinchers but just goes to show you can get caught out very easily!

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4ibanez
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by 4ibanez

Love this. Looks great - congrats

loudtiger
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by loudtiger

Glad you're safe. That color is too nice to wreck!

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