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Old 09-05-2013, 12:45 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Actually, the c is for skinny. More or less. It was originally a French size. By their system, the number was roughly the OD of the tire, A was a fat tire, B was medium, and C was skinny. The whole modern sizing thing is a crazy mix up of the remnants of various older systems.

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EDIT: There are also 700c tubular tires and rims (glue on, not clincher).


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Old 09-05-2013, 01:51 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:07 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Sew ups are what I meant by tubulars. Having had zero experience with them, I THINK both terms mean the same thing. Hopefully somebody will correct if that`s not the case.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:32 AM   #194 (permalink)
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I'm planning an electric streamliner similar to this. Project goal will be 40, 40, 40. 40 mph for 40 miles at 40 Whr/ mile (850 MPGeUS)
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Tubulars are sew ups from older road race bikes. My 700c clinchers are 32-35 mm wide on my city bike. The latest development is tubeless clincher conversions.
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Sendler, you may be surprised that your project bike will be more efficient than projected. The hardest trick may be the putting the foot down at the stop sign. See lots of info at recumbents.com. Tubeless clinchers have half the rolling drag as tube types. The Stan's system home office is here in Horseheads, NY and they do 700c road tires. Please keep me posted.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Sendler, why the motor? If it is a bicycle, then pedal it.

This is one of my commuters:

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An electric bike has some advantages when in stop and go city traffic. Western New York is quite hilly. Changes in elevation can be 1000 ft. in 5 miles. We do need to update the electric bicycle laws in New York.
If you get the chance, visit Pete Stull, The Bicycle Man, in Alfred Station, NY for the large selection of recumbent bikes. The National Sailplane Museum is here in Horseheads, NY where you can see streamlining examples.
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This is my everyday commuter if it is not raining in the morning. I use it until weather gets too bad/cold. You never know when it starts to rain in here, Estonia. So thats why it has mudguards - they are a-must item in commuter.
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