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  1. #1
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    any reason not to run major tom rear, escape front?

    I trashed my rear wheel today... rim is beyond repair. I am going to de-lace it and build up a new wheel (hopefully, if i can get one in time) this week. I was having problems at lower pressures with my 34c grifo rolling over in corners, primarily the rear (the trashed wheel).

    Any reason i can't run major tom rear, escape front?

  2. #2
    Old, slow, and fat.
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    The only reason I can think of is spare wheels. The Major Tom is gonna be wider than the spare assuming your spares are Open Pros/Aeroheads/etc

    Unless that's irrelevant, then I don't see any issues.

    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

  3. #3
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    Well, i have a barrell adjuster on the rear brake. Obviously, not ideal, but swapping a wheel in a race isn't ideal either. I usually bring a pit bike for non 'training' races.

    I figure since i have to get a new wheel, it might be a good time to experiment. I don't know if it will keep me from having the 34 grifo fold over so often (below 36psi), but it's cheaper than picking up 32's

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    abominable slowman
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    I've been running 34 grifos on Major Toms for the last few weeks. One training race, three real races, one of which was a mud bath (USGP Fort Collins), the others were dry and fast. I run them at or just under 30 psi (still experimenting though) and I weight just under 160. I have had no problems with the tires rolling over so far.

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    Are the ERDs between the rims the same? If not, you'll need all new spokes.

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