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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:02 pm 
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johnnyboydotca wrote:
No, they have a version for carbon brake tracks as well. They are the blue ones not the black ones for alloy rims.


The carbon pads are the R55C4, not the C3. The pics I found show black pads.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:09 pm 
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eric wrote:
johnnyboydotca wrote:
No, they have a version for carbon brake tracks as well. They are the blue ones not the black ones for alloy rims.


The carbon pads are the R55C4, not the C3. The pics I found show black pads.


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I thought the same as well. But I actually have a couple of sets here. I had ordered these originally for my old Dura Ace C50 clinchers and then found out they were for carbon rims only when I got them. I think I will try them out on the new wheels at least to see how they compare tot he stock blue pads that came with the wheels.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:35 pm 
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OK, that's really confusing on Shimano's part.

Where did you get those?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:40 pm 
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About to order some 50mm Yoeleo carbon clinchers with Novatec hubs and can't decide between the 23mm or 25mm U wide rims? Any advantage to either? The 23mm are V shape and 25mm are U.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro are great pads. Made by Swisstop. $28 off the bay.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:34 am 
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trillo1111

I have Light Bicycle U shaped 45mm rims.

My Continental 23mm GP4000s tires measure 25.5mm at their widest when inflated to 110psi. Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Gex64 wrote:
About to order some 50mm Yoeleo carbon clinchers with Novatec hubs and can't decide between the 23mm or 25mm U wide rims? Any advantage to either? The 23mm are V shape and 25mm are U.



this has been answered several times in this thread.

read all the opinions, do some research on the topic and decide for yourself.......


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:03 pm 
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drewb wrote:
trillo1111

I have Light Bicycle U shaped 45mm rims.

My Continental 23mm GP4000s tires measure 25.5mm at their widest when inflated to 110psi. Hope this helps.


I've seen the Conti 4000S measure 24.7mm and up. Depends on the rim bead width. Those go all over the place from 14mm-20mm.

Carbon rims are often in the 17mm range for the inner bed lip on clinchers.

Curious if you had a measurement of your rim bead lip?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:52 pm 
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I ordered some HongFu 56mm tubulars I will have built up. Down side, Alchemy apparently is closed for awhile, I guess they go on hiatus around this time of year for a few months? Strange.

Anyway, nobody has their hubs in stock, so it won't be until late January at earliest I could use those. I would prefer to build up the rims just like my HongFu 40mm with Alchemy ORC UL and ELF, CxRays for consistency, but might not have a choice.

Considering building them up with Tune Mag 170 rear and maybe Tune Mig 70 front instead. Not many options out there that offers below 190g rear hub weight, 24 spoke in black in the market that is going to build up reliable and stiff and cost in the $400 range, and in stock someplace. Don't know what other options for a 20/24 build in black at low weights there are, not many I've found. Seems like my only alternative and option.

Will report back with photos/weights of the rims, should have them within 10 days.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Have you guys tried the Light-Bicycle 24mm tubulars?
I'm thinking of ordering some as my "racewheels" and with the lighter hub option Bitex

http://www.light-bicycle.com/carbon-24m ... rwnYvTuLT8

How is stiffness?
How is real weight?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:38 am 
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Finally got around to build my HongFu AR40 Tubular. The rims came in at 372g and 379g which was pretty much on the spot. Finish was much better than my 2-year old 24mm carbon tubular from another Chinese open-mold seller.

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Here's the build spec: 20 radial front and 24 2x rear on both sides with Sapim Lasers and poly-ax aluminum nipples laced to a set of new White Industries T11 hubs. They will be glued to a set of Vittoria Corsa 25s. Hoping to get 'em done sometime after the holidays.

Front: 564g
Rear: 749g

Total: 1313g. I can live with that. Here are few quick pix before I left to finish some errands..

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Doc... really nice looking wheelset.Thanks for the details on the weight. Good to know the rims came in close to the advertised weight.
Do you recall who you were in contact with when placing your order?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:38 am 
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@Stcact I dealt with Jenny mostly over emails and a few online chats. Pretty straight forward transaction.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:54 am 
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I've always dealt with Vivian at HongFu as an FYI. Always responsive and no communication issues.

Vivian Zhang: sales06@hongfu-bikes.cn


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Nice tubular wheels. I might go tubular on my next set, never had a set of tubes. Tubeless is really nice though, so maybe stick with that. Have yet to flat on tubeless.


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