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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:33 am 
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First I must thank Troy @ Ligero & Lee @ LEW racing for my first ever carbon tubular wheelset.

Here are the pictures Troy sent me :-

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Total weight is 1215g my current clincher wheels with a PT SL hub are over 1500g.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:44 am 
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WOW :!: ROB.

Do I love your wheels - YESSSS :D

They look really fine. Did you know that the 2.4 hub is available in all-black in 24-hole configuration.

That would allso have been very cool - totally stealth then :wink:

Nice weekend - ebsilon


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:46 am 
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Yes I did know that but the LEW rims are only currently avaialble in 20 hole configuration and was going originally for the all black 24 SL hub when I was to have the Reynolds DV46UL rim.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:49 pm 
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how much does it cost?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:55 pm 
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Cheaper than buying in the UK. For costs best to speak to Troy.

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Have you ridden them yet? I wonder how stiff that back wheel is with that few spokes... probably not stiff enough for me...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:49 pm 
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No not yet...

Troy has still got them, he needs to now send them to me in the UK.

I'm only a light 63kg...

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Just a small update, I've now finally received the wheels Troy kindly built for me. Took just over 3 weeks, spent a week @ Customs.

Quick check to make the Powertap is working and it is...So now to pop down to my LBS to get myself some tubular tyres.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:28 pm 
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Hey, nice wheels. Pardon my inexperience for asking: is that a BTP front hub?


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That would be a Tune front hub, 38 grams i believe. Very impressive weight with that anchor rear hub! And how much did they cost?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:56 pm 
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Here's the wheels on my Cervelo R3.

The LBs had a lot of difficulty trying to fit Conti Competition tubulars on the LEW rims.

Yes the tyres were pre stretched but it needed 2 guys to hook them onto the rim and they felt I would have a real issue if there was just me on the roadside trying to get the tyre on/off.

So for tubulars they went for the Conti GP4000 with chilli compound. Because of the seamless design these tyres were bit easier to get on. As these are my first tubular wheels I went for puncture protection.

The Cervelo now weighs 14.08lbs.

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Nice bike!!

But MY GOD your shifters look mounted awfully high... :shock:

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They might look high, but I have seen worse :lol: Hoodtransition seems flat and comfy. Very nice wheels btw!


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I've been thinking about rims for a powertap. This wheelset wins hands down! I'm off to buy a lottery ticket.

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Best of luck-

Even the folks at Lew know that these wheels will require regular truing and attention. At this spoke count and lightness without the integrated hub/spoke/rim you can count on it. So either you are very handy with the spoke wrench and like to pull your tires off frequently or you have lots of cash to throw at your LBS or you don't plan on putting the miles on these wheels. Either way I look at this, it is a compomise.......

Supposedly, Lew will be revising the manufacturing strategy on the integrated wheels so that they will be machine made, thereby significantly reducing the price, but not the quality.


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