thisisatest wrote:this is an r500 wheel.... as i said before, there are so many much, much stupider things done every day by members of this very forum, i dont see why everyone's getting so critical with this one.
Yeah, seriously. It's like WW has a forum full of non-weight weenies all of a sudden. WTF are you all doing here if you aren't interested in tuning and getting the most out of your components as the very basis of the forum? The CycleChat and Pro talk and all the other stuff is just icing on the cake.
Besides, donald, who has the lightest bike on the forum and has tuned everything from low-end components to high-end ones, has personally tuned/drilled and modified MAGNESIUM clincher rims from a non-major manufacturer that doesn't even exist anymore (well, maybe the guy is alive, but the rims are not produced anymore). He rides them every single day for countless miles... No catastrophic failures to make people on the internet have their inflated fears verified.
...and people here are whinging over someone doing calculated drills on a heavy-ass low-end Shimano rim?
People say its easier to lose weight elsewhere - no sh*t. Why not do both?
People say its easier to make a lot of money to pay for higher end components... yes, but so what? Why should that stop anyone from modifying components on their free time, high end or not? Besides, WW is NOT
the lightest and most boutique out there, although some people especially recently have taken that route instead of using their heads to figure things out, taking the effort to modify and tune components, and building up the bikes themselves.