"I'm not sure the Tufo tires are still around in that model. They weren't that great to begin with and you can roll them off too. I've done it. They are a pain to mount too.
Open tubular is a clincher of a certain make, so it's…"
"I've owned the Vermarc and Champ Sys pants. The Vermarc are less complicated but slightly less warm. Champ Sys you can get in team colors and are warmer. I think Craft makes some too but I didn't see them up close.
I have the Endura…"
"I have two Crossbows from that same period. They both have a steel bearing race that sits in the headtube. Then the smaller of the two integrated headset bearings sit in there. Perhaps that's the same for yours? Good luck tracking down an…"
"None! Get out there and race man!
Have a look at the weather before you go. You'll be outside for the duration of your spectation. So rain, sun, wind, etc. Dress appropriate, and in shoes you can run around in, since that's what…"
Funny... I had a 42, single ring, in 2007. Always felt I wasn't able to keep up on the road sections, and wished I had the bigger ring. Went to Nats and got outsprinted (for 27th...) Went to the 46/38 for 2008 and had one of my best seasons ever. I've been thinking of going to a 44/36, though. Been struggling a tad this year with the climbs. Got married, took time off, had family in town... and it's all crashing down now!
See you on the start line somewhere along the way!