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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:09 am 
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tinozee wrote:
Anyone using tubeless tires on these yet? On the "tubeless ready design" FSC50-CM-23? Not curious about ghetto tubeles with kevlar bead clinchers, just proper tubeless setup.
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i ordered a set of FSC60-CM-23 and i just received pictures of them. Mine are with Powerway R36 straightpull hubs, 18/21H, G3 lacing on the rearwheel and custom decals. I intend to run them on IRC Roadlite tubeless 25mm tyres. I'll report back once i get them and again when i have some miles run on them.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:12 am 
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And some pics of them before shipping...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:44 am 
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Follow up to my issue with crap inside the rims, the reply from Farsports:

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Thanks for your feedback, but sorry to hear this info.
Those material is carbon, as worker didnt clear complete and remain inside. We had pay a high attention for this.
You can get rest assured about this and will not effect riding.

Now you can build with your bike and ride for miles.
It maybe let you feel fantastic during period.
We also hope you can give us a feedback after your riding every time.

We promised our quality of carbon wheelset.
They enjoy 18 months warranty.


Yeah whatever thanks for the QC.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:40 am 
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ruffneck wrote:
I intend to run them on IRC Roadlite tubeless 25mm tyres. I'll report back once i get them and again when i have some miles run on them.
/R


Tx I'm curious to see how well the carbon clincher holds air with a nice tubeless tire on it. Will you use stan's tape?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:03 pm 
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I bought tape, valve stem and sealant from Orange Seal. So it'll be interesting to see how it all works out. One good thing about the OS valvestems is that there are ready 60 and 80mm lengths of it, so you don't have to screw around with extenders..


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:42 pm 
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Update. My plan was to use Orange seal rimtape and valve stems. The rimtape is 18mm wide, which is too narrow for these rims. Even when i put 2 layers of it, it would not hold tight. The valve stems comes with 2 o-rings, one larger which is supposed to be inside the rim and one smaller which comes under the nut that locks the stem. The larger o-ring is too big for this rim and will not hold tight. So after a lot of frustration i sent those to the bin. I ordered Stans 21mm wide rimtape, 44mm long valve stems and Stans valve extenders.

I finished applying the rimtape a couple of hours ago. I also did as Stans informed, after the rimtape is applied put the Tubeless tire with a regular tube in it and inflate to secure the tape. To get the inner tube out was a nightmare. Then i installed the valve stems, tightened, soaped and pumped air. With a regular floor pump. And presto, the tire started to pop and i stopped pumping at 100psi. I'll let them be like that over the night. Left to do is to empty air out from them, remove the valve, add sealant and then pump up again. And of course testride them :)

For the rims, the quality is excellent, straight and true. Farsports did promise spare spokes, but i found none in the package. I emailed back to them, and they wanted 32USD for shipping them to me. I said that i will not pay anything and that they need to ship the missing spokes asap.
Let's see where that ends.

I'll report back once i get some testrides done.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:19 pm 
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I own 2 sets of FS wheels and really had no problems with the wheels. However I also have never received "extra set of spokes" on either of my orders. If I need them I plan on visiting my local wheel builder.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:51 pm 
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Yeah, just ask them for the spoke lengths and buy the CX Ray replacement spokes if/when you need them. Hopefully the wheels are properly tensioned (check them; mine weren't) and you won't break any spokes.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Without reading through all 65 pages, does anybody have this model of 50mm clincher from Farsports:

http://www.farsports.com/product/detail.php/id-141.html

and if so can they give me an exact weight? Many thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:17 am 
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Has anyone compared the 50mm U-shape wheels from Far Sports to these at VeloBuild:

http://www.velobuildmall.com/vb-rw-50-2 ... 25mm-wide/

http://www.farsports.com/product/detail.php/id-141.html


Main difference I see is 25mm wide vs 20.5mm wide, aside from price which is not listed at Far Sports. How much are the 50mm's running you guys?

Looking to pick up a set this month.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:09 am 
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I think FarSports has wider 50mm clinchers available. Ask.
FarSport rims come in N and M versions. M is cheaper and heavier.

The FarSports price depends on the hubs you chose. The velobuild hubs are cheap ones.

The weight on the VeloBuild wheels is funky. If the rims are really 435g the wheels should be much lighter.

Both sets of FarSport wheels I've gotten, plus an additional set of rims, came in under the claimed weight.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:55 am 
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Thanks for the quick response Eric.

I see that the N versions don't have the new "U-Shape", so I was looking at those.

Are these the ones most people go with for a 50mm wheel, FSC50-CN? http://www.farsports.com/product/detail.php/id-111.html

What are the hub choices? I saw a post with DT Swiss's, I'm assuming those are the best they offer?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:38 am 
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Just wanted to post a link to wheels w/ prices

Here is the 50mm U shape with DT Swiss hubs, its $912: http://www.wheelsfar.com/road-wheels/cl ... elset.html

For that price you can basically get a used set of Zipp's on the Bay. Food for thought.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Of course that's assuming Zipp are better wheels......

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:32 am 
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i'm pretty sure Zipp makes quality stuff.. but i wouldn't buy used carbon wheels.. cuz 1) u never know if some internal cracks that you dont' see from outside and 2) how many miles is left on the brake track assuming previous owner didn't ride the brakes.

i have 2 sets of FS wheels and recommended 3 of my friends to also use FS Wheelset... they all love it and ride the crap out of it. for $6xx.xx per set if you can get good mileage out of them for 2-3 yrs.. it's way more than worth it IMO.


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