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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:45 pm 
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wynkendeword wrote:
petepeterson wrote:
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Those 56mm's are the ones for me. Thanks for the link.

Anyone ridden those particular rims?
More common to order directly through UAM, or go through someone like (Nancy?) at HongFu?


And what's more important than your hardest, coldest local race series? I figure the wheels will compensate for the three weeks of rum balls over xmas, kind of equalize things out.



Look at post #2 on p47 of this thread. Zigmeister has a set being built up as we post. Not sure I've seen anyone else reference them here.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:34 am 
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I also inquired recently and heard back from Light-Bicycle about the Tubular version of the 45. I was told a week ago that it would be soon (about 50 days) until it would be available and have asked to be emailed once they are available. That seems to jive with the recent post about it being available in February. No other information about weights or anything like that, but I think they obviously have had enough requests to go ahead with the mold. I am in hold until we find out more.

I wish November would make tubular versions of their rail series wheels, but it sounds like the demand isn't quite there.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:50 am 
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Yeah, I'm hoping to hear / see what user Zigmeister has to say about his HongFu 56's (viewtopic.php?f=113&t=103936&start=690#p1037948) and barring no problems I'll probably get the same (albeit pre-built). Must say the more I read about November (both NovemberDave's posts on here, their own site, and three external reviews) the more I respect the company and, frankly, would be willing to pay the difference to ride their wheels—which spec-for-spec are actually competitively priced. Until (if?) they have a u-shape tubular in that depth, though, it seems the HongFu's (aka UAMs) are my top choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:16 pm 
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Why don't you guys try tubeless set up with the LB 45's? Mine weight only 1390 g with no holes in the spoke bed so no rim tape and when you use IRC or Hutchinson Galaktic Tubeless tires that weigh 240g the weight is pretty close to what you'd get if you run tubular. Weight of the wheesets would be very close so you really would not be gaining any weight advantage over the LB 45 tubeless set up.

Try new things.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:25 pm 
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Have you tried tubular?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:03 pm 
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petepeterson wrote:
Have you tried tubular?

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I plan to.

Will probably get the tubular LB 45


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:52 pm 
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dwiller wrote:
I wish November would make tubular versions of their rail series wheels, but it sounds like the demand isn't quite there.


Sounds like you're right: brief response from November Bicycles, posted today, about tubular vs. clincher sales:
http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/20 ... em20716411

Short story: sounds like a Rail tubular version isn't financially viable for them at this time, i.e. very small percentage of their sales and other brands dumping their tubs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:15 am 
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Are people using nipple washers with the Light-Bicycle rims? If so, what brand? I have a set of the 45mm incoming and was thinking about washers. I have built Light-Bicycle rims before (mtb, good experience) but the rim holes were too undersized for my Sapim washers. I reached out to the vendor but they don't know which brand will fit.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:16 am 
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LB built my wheels for me. No idea if they used washers or not.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:18 am 
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They do not use washers themselves but agree with the idea in principle.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:59 am 
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I used Sapim Polyax washers for the U45 disc-brake wheels I recently built.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:32 pm 
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My HongFu 56 tubulars are built and on the way back. Problem is now, I'm waiting for PBK to get my new tires/glue shipped to me I'm going to mount. Once I got those, just need a few days and ready to roll. Will report back and provide weights of the built wheels.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:17 am 
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23mm wide x 20mm deep tubular - Nextie
CX ray 2x both sides
Prolock nipples
BHS 190UL - 11sp

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Here's to hoping the front is under 420gm :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:22 am 
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Got the HongFu 56mm tubulars back from the build:

Tune Mag 170 24h 2x
Tune Mig 70 20h radial
CXRay
Some nipples

Waiting for PBK to deliver new Conti Force/Attack tubular combo and adhesive. Will report back with ride.


Scale kept bouncing around a gram or so, don't add up to total.

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Who makes a rim with the size profile of the 202 Firecrest clincher?


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