Nice choice of componentry on that Cervelo, MotorcycleRider. I heartily approve. I gotta say though, on aesthetics alone I liked your Cinelli much more. I don’t know how the new Cervelo compares with your old Cinelli performance-wise, though.
I flirted with tubular tires this fall, but after too many flats and a confounding inability to get rid of a shudder coming from the front wheel at speeds above 30 km/h, I gave up on them. I got a pair of used wheels with Mavic Open Pro rims via eBay, which I transferred to my Record hubs–yep, I built my first pair of wheels the other day! Great fun, it’s knitting for men, I suppose, but I like it. I’m also glad to be back on clinchers. I never got good at gluing. I like the fact that clinchers have a lip for you to line the tire up with the rim. I also prefer the ease of clincher replacement/repair on the road.
Winter has come early this year, and here in the lee of Lake Huron we’ve gotten absolutely pummelled with the white stuff–one metre of it already. It’s still green one hour east in the Golden Horseshoe. Sob. My winter riding has been severely curtailed. Here’s the basement alternative:
You have to cover up during these cold days. Black keeps the heat in, so you can see by the photo that my head is nice and warm.