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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:34 pm 
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im not sure it all doom and gloom. its touch at the moment the economic climate unsteady to say the least all over the worldperhaps they have put all expansion plans on hold.

I recently had dealings with them amd to be fair the service i received was first class.
madcow was indicating all was not well in a previous thread i wonder if he could shed a bit more light on the subject


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:16 am 
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I'm sorry.... ummm.... yeah, still distracted by your avatar.... :shock:

Yeah...so.... what, again? Yeah... mhmmm... can you tell me a bit more about your avatar? Carbonsports what? Huh?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:01 am 
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hockinsk wrote:
That 'Lightweight' logo looked like it was designed in Windows 3.1 WordPerfect in 1991, I saw it all coming years ago :D



Funny that you said that... I always thought they were beautiful wheels with an ugly logo.


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Well, I had been undecided between getting a set of Lightweight Gen III or a set of Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimates. I guess this info made the deciding for me. :noidea:


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occor wrote:
hockinsk wrote:
That 'Lightweight' logo looked like it was designed in Windows 3.1 WordPerfect in 1991, I saw it all coming years ago :D



Funny that you said that... I always thought they were beautiful wheels with an ugly logo.


I kinda liked the subtle logos.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:15 pm 
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Hello everybody,

this is David Bergmann from CarbonSports. As there have been so many interesting rumors about Lightweight we'll invite you to our booth no. 456 during this years "Interbike2009" to clear things up. You ll be also able to speak with our founder Erhard Wissler or to chat with our head of sales germany, the ex tour de france rider Jörg Ludewig.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:59 pm 
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It has become hard to see the benefits of an expensive, 1-piece, non-repairable wheel when it is now possible to build
something as light and stiff (or stiffer) using carbon rims with conventional spokes and hubs for less money.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:34 pm 
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GrahamB wrote:
It has become hard to see the benefits of an expensive, 1-piece, non-repairable wheel when it is now possible to build
something as light and stiff (or stiffer) using carbon rims with conventional spokes and hubs for less money.


Depends on how you define stiff. The big advantage on the LW's is the torsional stiffness, which is much larger than a ordinary spoked wheel.

http://www.lightweight.info/eng/downloa ... ov2008.pdf


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:10 am 
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The stiffness is just about the only good thing about them though. They are wicked expensive, a broken spoke means the wheel is trashed, and the aerodynamics is poor for a deep section rim.

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Hm, I think Adriens test shows a more than ok properties in that regard: http://a10.idata.over-blog.com/0/02/72/ ... nglish.jpg


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