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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:18 pm 
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That's Pennsilvania and US dollars :) ?
I would trust Light Bicycles wheelsets.
At close to $1000. You'll get a nice wheelset with reliable rims ( lots of mtb'ers are running them) with DT240s hubs. And 1 yr warranty.
At your weight I'd go 45mm rims ( 120 kg weight limit) for an all round set, maybe 55 mm if you want more profile. Check for custom wheelsets.
Louis :)


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:27 pm 
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Louis, I might need, to be referred to a understanding, rim size charts. Does every thing change, when we go from clincher to tubular? What is the biggest concern when looking at tubular rims, I think I would like to use the Veloflex tires, you mentioned in earlier post. The 45mm vs 55 mm profile size?? thing has me. Best to you, and yours; Robert


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:22 am 
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Basic stuff to look at: choose rim profile based on the usual terrain you're cycling on and the wheel type you want to "feel" : shallower (35-45 mm) will be lighter and feel livelier. At your weight I don't suggest going under 45 mm for rim and wheel solidity. I would also suggest bigger spokes on the rear drive side. At the other end of the spectrum, very deep rims will be heavier, but more aero and will eventually carry more speed (from inertia) on flat terrain. 55 mm is a "mid range". For reference, Zipp 404's are 58 mm and 303's are 45 mm.
Because of the construction type of tubular rims ( no added "hook"), they would be both pretty solid IMO. If that's what you mean by " size chart".
Veloflex Vlaanderen tubs would be super on the 45 mm set :thumbup: .


Louis :)


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:30 am 
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Well, clinchers work fine on motorcycles.


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:54 pm 
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Thanks, Louis that information gives me, a better starting point. Robert


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:33 pm 
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Good evening; I had another basic question about, tubular wheel sets. I understand the rim profile concerning 35mm, 40, 45 etc. MY question is the width of the tubulars I look at ranges from 22mm to 30 plus. IF I am going to use Veloflex Arenberg 25mm tires, WHAT IS the best safe WIDTH tubular to use. It seems the cycle cross folks, have made the tubular market ; whats left of it? go wide BEST to all Robert


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:56 pm 
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it's not just the width, it's the profile of the rim bed

i've used arenberg on 20mm wide lightweight's, no problems with adhesion, and these days most other rims are wider than that


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:10 am 
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Thanks; sun god, I had a nice long chat, with the folks at Light Bicycle. It looks like what they offer will work fine. Robert;


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