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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:56 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Does 254 grams for spokes and nipples sound right?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:50 pm 
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44pcs of cx rays and nipples came in to about 245g for me.

What spokes did you go for the build eventually?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:44 pm 
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xnavalav8r wrote:
I've got the CX Ray spokes but they came in at 209 grams for 44, plus 16 grams for the nipples. Wheelsmith XL 15 should come in around 176 grams for 44. That saves 33 grams and gets me back below the 1000g limit.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:02 pm 
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Those estimates were based on the listings from this page. The CX-rays I had were not the correct length... too short, and were therefore artificially light. So I guess the spoke/nipple weight is realistic though a bit disappointing. The wheels were built with wheelsmith 15g spokes and alloy nipples.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:09 pm 
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How did these wheels hold up?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:12 am 
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Wow awesome! :beerchug:

Is it possible to put up a build list on the first page?

I was thinking about building my own set of wheels, but don't know where to begin.

I want a 50mm rim instead.


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:18 pm 
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I should have the wheels by the end of the week. My friend who built them up for me has been on the road wrenching for SRAM during Speedweek and a few of the other events down south. I'll post pics as soon as I have them out of the box.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:59 pm 
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Hi guys!
Where could I find light carbon rims??. I've seen www.alibaba.com but I don't know if it's the best way to get them.
I'd like 20mm, for tubular...
Does anybody know where could I buy them?
Thanks!!!


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:29 am 
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The rims used in this thread are available from archteks on alibaba. I've bought two and they've arrived. Henry has good English, accepts paypal and shipping took less than a week.

http://archteks.en.alibaba.com/

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:31 pm 
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So it appears my wheels are stranded somewhere in Tennessee following last weeks floods. My friend runs his wheel-building business out of Chattanooga ( http://www.cyclicevolution.com ). He shipped the wheels just before the floods and they seem to have disappeared enroute. I'm sure they will turn up once the carnage is under control down there. Bad luck for me I suppose. But considering what the people down there are going through I'll be patient and hope for the best.


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 4:50 am 
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It took a while to get the rims but Henry came through in the end.
I just got an email from my wheel builder and the pair weighed in at 1054g with alloy nipples, DT swiss butted spokes (but not the superlight ones) and fleabay circus monkey hubs. Approx cost: Rims 320 hubs 145, spokes and nipples 60?, free labour and ex employee discount on spokes and nipples.
Not too shabby, he's gluing on my Schwalbe Duranos tomorow and I'll ride them this weekend.


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:59 am 
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These are some seriously light - low priced wheelsets being discussed here. Can one of you guys report back in 6 months or so on reliability?

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:35 pm 
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Dang, these things ride nice! Way smoother than my AC350's with more side to side stiffnes too. A lot of the difference is probably going from clinchers (Ultremos with light tubes) to tubulars (Duranos) but I must say the difference is huge. I want to ride these things all the time, I'll let you know how they hold up. They actually dropped my IF ti Crown Jewel to 13.7 pounds, more of a weight loss than I expected and very noticeable when hefting the bike.
Just awesome. YMMV as any wheel review is subject to the skill of the wheel builder and my buddy has been building them well for over 20 years. I'm glad I found this thread as I would not have known that such parts existed without reading about the rims here first. No 202's for me, these will do just fine. :beerchug:


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I'm glad my project sparked such interest and very pleased people are having good results with the rims. Too bad I don't have my wheels yet. Maybe I should ask ArchTek for a finder's fee? haha


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