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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:28 pm 
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I have over 3,000 miles on a set of FSC-50CAs (alloy brake track, Novatec hubs, CX-Ray spokes) clinchers. These weigh 1,540g for the set without tires or skewers so they're pretty light for this type of wheel. I weigh ~150 pounds for reference.

Long story short, these wheels have been pretty terrific. I have not had to touch them with a spoke wrench despite the fact that I use them as everyday training wheels and haven't been gentle with them. The rims are quiet rolling. They're stiff wheels, no brake rub out of the saddle.

Two complaints:
There's slight pulsing in the braking on one of the rims. It's a little annoying but perfectly ridable.
I had to overhaul the rear cassette body right out of the box as it had metal filings in it and didn't run at all. Farsports should have caught this. However, 20 minutes and a little Shimano freehub lube later it was fixed and it's been working fine. Very easy job to fix.

Overall, very pleased with these wheels. Quite a deal at less than $600 shipped. I'll continue to ride the crap out of them.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:53 am 
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Hi there

I have a cheapo set of 50mm China clinchers, on novatech hubs. I bought them used and dont know where they are from. There is a problem with the front wheel breaking on the front there is a slight pulsing sensation. I had it in a pro wheel stand with my brother in law, and found that the rim is ever so slightly thicker in one spot, a few 100th or so, but enough to give the pulsing sensation.

Is there anything to do about it? Can it somehow be machined off, or should I just leave it?

Its not a huuuge problem, here in Denmark its rather flat, so no serious decents or anything...
Otherwise the wheelset is quite nice, and stiff....

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:56 pm 
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I would leave it. Over time it may sort its self out as that spot wears faster than the rest of the brake track, but who knows. I think if you can live with it, leave it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I have an 86mm carbon rim that has a problem similar to yours. I greatly reduced the intensity of the pulse by lowering the brake pads so that they contact the very bottom of the brake track, and also made sure that the pads had a healthy toe in. This helped me quite a bit, it may work for you.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:53 am 
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Ok think I will try with different pad posistions and see if it goes away over time :)


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