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Getting OUT of tubulars... selling goodies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Fleming Jan 27. 8 Replies

WTB ChrisCross tubeless rims... first impressions??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Wood Dec 30, 2013. 5 Replies

Latex tubes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Cohen Sep 28, 2013. 7 Replies

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Jun 12
Kris Fleming replied to Nate Zier's discussion My First CX Bike on a Budget
"Race wheels in nearly all "road" disciplines are more often than not tubular.  Tubeless is relatively new to road/cx, but pretty standard in MTB.  There is a great thread in this forum on Tubular vs. Tubeless for CX.…"
Mar 5
Kris Fleming replied to Nate Zier's discussion My First CX Bike on a Budget
"Not sure what you mean by road vs. CX wheels.  They are basically the same and probably more choices for pure road than for CX if you include all the carbon deep rim wonder wheels.  You likely wouldn't run 88mm deep rims in CX. The…"
Mar 5
Kris Fleming replied to Nate Zier's discussion My First CX Bike on a Budget
"With some smart shopping and combining new and used parts, you can easily build up a set of tubeless ready clinchers or tubular wheels that will rock and stay in budget.  Used set of 105 Shimano hubs = $120 probably, if not less New double…"
Mar 5
Kris Fleming replied to Dave Flanary's discussion Tubeless CX tires (now that Hutchinson is out)
"Andy, as of last week Specialized listed the Captains in 2Bliss and non-2Bliss. Are they definitely going away?"
Feb 4
c-note left a comment for Kris Fleming
"Hi Kris:  Did you read the online cxmagazine interbike article about the ChrisCross?  It was designed as a system with the CrossWolf tire using one of the UST standards.  They wanted to be standards driven.  I was surprised that…"
Jan 30
c-note and Kris Fleming are now friends
Jan 30
Kris Fleming left a comment for c-note
"Thanks Clifford.  Your input in the thread was very helpful, as I also just purchased the ChrisCross rims and Crosswolf tires.  Curious what your impressions are on the WTB pairing (I saw you said you haven't tried them with other…"
Jan 30
c-note left a comment for Kris Fleming
"I'm free to chat sometime on Thursday 1/30"
Jan 29
Kris Fleming replied to Marc J's discussion Recommend me Tubeless vs. Tubulars for next year
"Great discussion all, thanks.  As the first responder to this thread and the guy Marc is buying the wheels from, I thought both sides were well represented and good information was shared by all.  I definitely learned some new stuff. And…"
Jan 29
Kris Fleming replied to Marc J's discussion Recommend me Tubeless vs. Tubulars for next year
"Thanks Marc.  The OP just picked up my Major Tom/Ultegra wheels.  He's going tubular, dude."
Jan 28
Kris Fleming replied to Kris Fleming's discussion Getting OUT of tubulars... selling goodies
"Thanks Marc.  Just sent you a friend request, so we can talk through the details here or feel free to drop me a line directly at krisfleming at gmail dot com"
Jan 27
Marc J replied to Kris Fleming's discussion Getting OUT of tubulars... selling goodies
"Kris Thanks for replying to my other thread (tubular vs. tubeless). If the wheels are still unsold, please let me know. "
Jan 27
andrew replied to Kris Fleming's discussion Getting OUT of tubulars... selling goodies
"Just curious - why getting out of tubulars?  Going tubeless, clinchers, or getting out of the sport? "
Jan 27
Keith Burgoyne replied to Kris Fleming's discussion Getting OUT of tubulars... selling goodies
"Hi Kris, please email keitheb@hotmail.com Thanks, Keith"
Jan 25
Kris Fleming replied to Kris Fleming's discussion Getting OUT of tubulars... selling goodies
"Not much, just a spoke key, some time and some patience.  Oh and probably a dishing guide (can be home made).   Here are two good resources I've used to lace and tension…"
Jan 23

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About Me:
First season racing
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
1 race so far
Racing category:
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At 8:47am on January 30, 2014, c-note said…

Hi Kris:  Did you read the online cxmagazine interbike article about the ChrisCross?  It was designed as a system with the CrossWolf tire using one of the UST standards.  They wanted to be standards driven.  I was surprised that the tire bead is not squared-it actually looks kinda normal-and the rim sidewall is a bit tall.  Regardless it took a bit to seal at the bead, which also surprised me for an designed-from-the-ground system, but it has been totally reliable since.  

The CrossWolf is mixed conditions with good mud performance.  I say mixed since the center knobs are staggered, but lined up so it rolls well on hard surfaces and the other knobs are spaced well for mud and loose surfaces.  I think it's a great all around tread, with enough aggressive traction.  

I can't say enough about the Vittoria Cross XL 33.  The tight square bead seals up on anything, including road tubeless rims, even without sealant. Production tires coming out this month!  THat'll work on the chrisCross for sure.  Andrew has endorsed the new Hutchinson tubeless and likes the big volume.  That should be an alternative for the CrisCross too.  

I have the most experience with Stan's, as I was an early adopter for 'cross and that was the only real choice with the 355 29er. I was hoping the CrissCross was the replacement for that but I have to try other tires first to say if it is.  I'll slap a different tire on today maybe and report back.

 

Stan's Alpha 340/400 were designed for road tubeless and are less reliable for CX UNLESS you use the rimstrip.   IronCross and Crest are the best Stan's choices for CX with just the yellow tape.   I mention the Crest because you can fudge it to run with rim brakes.  Kenda conversions and SCT work easily and reliable, as does Specialized 2Bliss (Captians have great volume and tread but no longer made and supply is dwindling!) Non-2Bliss is neither easy to seal, nor reliable.  Panaracer (that incluedes the IRD Crossfire) and Michelin are great conversions, but just know conversions need more time to set up since you have to seal the sidewalls.  Those are my "plug and play" choices.  

Did you read the upgrade article in Issue 22?  That covers important points about tubeless.  

That's more than you asked for, but I'm happy to share my experiences.

At 9:54pm on January 29, 2014, c-note said…
I'm free to chat sometime on Thursday 1/30
At 10:00am on March 23, 2012, Josh Gelfand said…

Oops. Ship to :

Revolution Glass

C/O Josh Gelfand

108 Arena St.

El Segundo, CA 90245

It's a commercial business 

Thanks and please keep me posted on shipping details.

At 7:35pm on August 25, 2010, Alex Litzky said…
Carpooling is an option then haha. Are you interested in those training rides in rutgers?
At 7:31pm on August 25, 2010, Alex Litzky said…
Larchmont, you self?
At 11:57am on October 23, 2009, Chris Clary said…
Sounds great. 773-818-4908 is my cell, and my address is 647 W 207th (corner of Seaman). What's the cargo space situation? Bike only? Room for a trainer? Either is fine by me.

See you Sunday!

Chris
At 11:44am on October 23, 2009, Chris Clary said…
Kris,

No offers from others. Still interested in picking me up? I can meet you at the bridge if that would be easier. Your call.

Much thanks,
Chris

773-818-4908
At 9:52am on October 21, 2009, Chris Clary said…
Sounds good. i'll send you an update on Friday.

Much thanks,
C
At 9:45am on October 21, 2009, Chris Clary said…
Manhattan. I live in Inwood (at the top of Manhattan), but I can meet up anywhere.
 
 
 

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