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 Post subject: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:28 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:55 am 
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That's just awesome! specs? Is it rideable?

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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:56 am 
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I bought a used front wheel with this rim about a year ago. It was a 20 hole with anAm. classic, I'm Am. Classic Am. Classic micro 58 hub. The guy I bought it from used it for Track racing. He said the rim was also Am. classic. I'm not sure about that I don't think they made a 25 mm. rim. I made the rim into a 16 hole, it worked out that I think 3 holes of the 20 hole pattern were able to be used, the other holes I drilled new. after some work I got the rim down to 186 grams. 47 grams for 16 Pillar Ti. spokes, the M5 hub, with a carbon axel, is 25 grams. 5 grams for 16 alloy nipples, and minimal glue, it comes to 265 grams. I have a 108 gram Tufo Track tire that I used on a few short rides during the past three months, and a heavier Vittoria for longer rides to really test out the wheel. The wheel is very strong, no problems with some good hard rides.


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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:14 am 
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awesome !!! :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:45 am 
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Boundary pushing there.

Let us know if it holds up in time! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:21 am 
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:thumbup: awesome


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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
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Another :thumbup: . Well done Donald! My daughter is a med student at UCSF, when I'm out visiting we should ride.

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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:07 am 
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This is what WW used to be like when I first discovered it! :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:49 pm 
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:shock: Bonkers!



Can I ride it at Levi's Gran Fondo?

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Donald you are the no.1 WW dude. No.1. Not just for this inspired wheel build but for all your incomparable work.


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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:34 pm 
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I am a little confused. Is it an American Classic carbon or magnesium rim? Could you post another close up picture of the rim?


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Juanmoretime, I have met a number of WW's through the years, and yes if your out here we could go for a ride together. This wheel is pushing the limits, but it is strong. I'm not sure how well it would do against a big pot hole at speed, also I only weigh 140 lbs. I will let WW know if I have any problems but I don't plan to put a lot of miles on it each month. I like to try pushing the limits, but I don't think that I do ant thing crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
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Very very light wheel. But I can only think it would be only good for a training wheel, or a +6% hillclimb timetrial wheel, or a wheel for a record ww bike 8) . Any other application would make it inferior due to aero :/

I guess I have no point, lol! :lol: This is ww afterall :D

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 Post subject: Re: 265 gram wheel
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LOLcats! Love the piccie.

Donald, Love your work, you are a true inspiration to me, Makes me want to go into the garage and break out the dremel some more. :D
You are definitely on the list of reasons why I am proud to be a part of this community/forum. :thumbup:

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