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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:42 pm 
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Who makes the 50mm U shape? (I don't see that on LB website, so assume that is someone else?) I recently built the LB U45 for a disc-brake wheelset and think they are pretty awesome rims.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:37 pm 
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LB also has a U-shape in 50mm & 90mm. They confirmed this to me. I also asked for tubulars, but got no answer. From what I've read they were working on a 45mm tubular, but no confirmation on that received.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:44 am 
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pushstart wrote:
Who makes the 50mm U shape? (I don't see that on LB website, so assume that is someone else?) I recently built the LB U45 for a disc-brake wheelset and think they are pretty awesome rims.

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KILLER Wheelset Pushstart! Looks very similar to my intended build. Happy with yours? Any build details to share?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:03 am 
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QPete wrote:

KILLER Wheelset Pushstart! Looks very similar to my intended build. Happy with yours? Any build details to share?


Thanks! And, sure, I wrote up a blog post on the build: http://snakesthatbite.blogspot.com/2014 ... build.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:43 am 
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@Zigmeister

They should (and will likely) send you a new rim. That is not good but hongfu is a legit company that seems to take care of people. It just sucks because it is CNY and nothing happens for two weeks. I had a set of Farsports 24mm tubulars that arrived with the UD delam'd in very small areas at couple of the spoke holes - likely a result of drilling/tensioning.

If I may make a suggestion here is what I did: I got farsports to agree to build me a new wheel, disassembled the wheel and shipped them just the spokes and hub in a small envelope. Much cheaper than paying to ship a whole wheel to china w/ tracking.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:06 pm 
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the LB45 vs LB50 debate is a good one. personally i don't think you'd notice very much difference at all between the two. I say go with the one that you think of first and find yourself trending towards. if you really like whats under you, you tend to go faster!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Agreed. The discussion becomes more interesting once the LB U-35 is available.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:48 pm 
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I kinda like the 45mm depth -- 60mm valve stems fit fine without forcing me to use a threading pump/co2 hose!

Agreed that 50 vs 35 presents an interesting choice, esp if the 35 are near 400g. I might have gone 35 for my disc wheelset ....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:47 am 
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@pushstart
thats a really nice bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:58 am 
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sspring wrote:
@pushstart
thats a really nice bike!


Thank you! Yeah, have been wanting to try the road disc thing. Very happy I did. These rims were a great choice, love that I could get them without braking surface.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:36 am 
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I second that. Went disc on both my Road and Cross Bikes a couple years ago and would NEVER go back. The only thing better than disc is HYDRO disc. If you haven't tried it I highly recommend. Going thru the whole recall process with SRAM. Prefer to have not (obviously), but its worth it.
And just a quick update..........my rims I ranted about earlier in this topic have actually arrived in New York customs on Friday. Hope it wont be much longer!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:48 am 
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Qpete, please post some pictures and weights. :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:31 pm 
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Skorp wrote:
Have you guys tried the Light-Bicycle 24mm tubulars?
I'm thinking of ordering some as my "racewheels" and with the lighter hub option Bitex

http://www.light-bicycle.com/carbon-24m ... rwnYvTuLT8

How is stiffness?
How is real weight?

Did you get the wheels?
I'm also interested in the 24mm tubular rim (probably the 23mm wide flavour¹) to go with a Dura Ace C24-TU rear. Got an old 18h DA front hub, and this rim comes in 18h drilling and UD finish, with the wide version hopefully giving enough stiffness for the low spoke count, and match the Shimano looks too.

¹ http://www.light-bicycle.com/wider-carb ... bular.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:10 pm 
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Is a wider rim actually any stiffer? I assumed only rim depth contributed to lateral stiffness (as far as the qualities of the rim are a factor).

Edit: Nevermind! I did some reading and realize my assumption was wrong. Width does matter (more!) for lateral stiffness.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:53 pm 
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petepeterson wrote:
@Zigmeister

They should (and will likely) send you a new rim. That is not good but hongfu is a legit company that seems to take care of people. It just sucks because it is CNY and nothing happens for two weeks. I had a set of Farsports 24mm tubulars that arrived with the UD delam'd in very small areas at couple of the spoke holes - likely a result of drilling/tensioning.

If I may make a suggestion here is what I did: I got farsports to agree to build me a new wheel, disassembled the wheel and shipped them just the spokes and hub in a small envelope. Much cheaper than paying to ship a whole wheel to china w/ tracking.



Problem is, I only bought the rims from them. I have a custom build done on the hubs/spokes. So, that was done/paid for, now I have a rim that is starting to delaminate after just spending money on this build.

If they want the rim back, they are going to foot the bill. I sent them photos as they requested, but crickets now.

I spent money on the build/hubs/spokes, now it will have to be torn down and rebuilt with another rim.

Downside of dealing with these Chinese companies.


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