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 Post subject: Mercury wheels
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Looking at a set of Mercury alloy Wheels at auction on eBay and am having trouble identifying them. They're 25mm rims laced 24/28 to White Industry hubs. Mainly curious about the weight. Seller doesn't know and the closest i've found online is a set of '11 M-alloys at ~1300gms, but they're 20/24. Any ideas? Or any known issues with their rims? The hubs are solid ,of course, and the spokes appear to be lasers.


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 Post subject: Mercury wheels
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Pretty sure Mercury changed their rims from XR200's (the 1300 gram set) to a wider rim (still Kinlin?). Weight is in the 1500 gram neighborhood now.

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 Post subject: Re: Mercury wheels
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:57 am 
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Don't think the earlier ones used XR200s. They're listed at 25mm. Deeper than Kinlins.


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 Post subject: Re: Mercury wheels
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Not open mold from Kinlin or Gin Ter.

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 Post subject: Re: Mercury wheels
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The rims are aluminum.


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 Post subject: Re: Mercury wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:46 am 
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lechat wrote:
The rims are aluminum.


KinLin and GinTer are alloy rim makers.

"Open mold" is a term used to describe any tooling that is not proprietary.

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 Post subject: Re: Mercury wheels
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Sorry. I did not know this. Could be from a number of mfr.s, I reckon.


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