pritchet74 wrote:Wheels? Simply amazing...... like if the only women that you have had relations with have been chunky & then you finally get a supermodel to go home with you. Yup, it's kind of like that.
I don't remember, did you ever ride your ligero KOMs? And didn't you own some LWs before?
My carbon wheel history:
Reynolds Stratus tubulars - used for about 6 races & I really liked them.
Reynolds Stratus clinchers - ridden a couple of times & I liked them.
ADA (from 1996), look exactly like current LW's - never rode them; as soon as they arrived from Belgium I sold them to my business partner because I purchased a pair of LW's a week before these ones arrived. Reason? The ADA's (I bought them thinking they were LW's) had a 20 spoke front & the newer LW's had a 12 spoke front.
Lightweight Standard - rode them once & felt total buyer's remorse. They just didn't do anything for me. In hindsight it could have been that there were Conti tires glued on them. Anyways, I put them up for sale after that 1 ride.
Ligero custom build of KOM rims & Tune/M5 hubs - I was really excited to get these wheels but when I got them I just got scared of the lightness of them - I was worried (probably unfounded) that the rims would crack if I hit a pothole. I sold them before I even glued tires on. Was sad to see them go, but now I have....
Mavic CCU's - I love these wheels. The ride is simply amazing. The only thing I need to get sorted out is my brakepads. The braking is a little grabby but I am using Corima cork pads. I want to try some Swissstop pads. The grabbiness isn't too bad, but I am used to Campy Eurus which have a perfect braking surface. That being said though I am now using the CCU's as my daily wheels until the novelty wears off, at which point I'll use them for group rides (hopefully it'll help me to not get dropped as quick) & for races.
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?