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Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:24 pm
by btompkins0112
Has anyone replaced/weighed the plastic rim strip on the Shimano RS80 C24 wheelset? I am trying to figure out how much weight can be saved over the stock kit. The finish is nice on the stock set-up, but I wonder if there is much weight to be saved with either veloplugs or stan's yellow tape.

I run Open Corsa's and latex tubes so durability is a concern as I haven't had issues using the stock kit so I don't want to bring any issues upon myself.

Cheers!

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:13 pm
by bm0p700f
How much does the stock tape weight? Veloplugs are meant to weight 8g.

Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:17 pm
by btompkins0112
Not sure.....it is a plastic strip and it looks like it needs to be cut off to weigh it. I was hoping to see if anyone else had cut theirs out.

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:59 pm
by madmole
I've weighed several rim strips, all were 20-27 grams for 700c plastic strips, Cloth ones were over 35g. Veloplugs for 24 holes are 6g

Plus veloplugs resist high pressure tape blow out far better

Add Conti Supersonic inner tubes and you are saving 60-70 grams off the rim. It is noticable

Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:20 pm
by btompkins0112
Thanks for the info! Do you happen to know what size veloplugs will work for Shimano rims.

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:33 pm
by bm0p700f
The listings has Velox tape at 11-16g per wheel which is not much but that still 10g per wheel. Unless the listing weight is wrong.

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:33 pm
by madmole
In my experiance Velox tape is heavier than that. The thin plastic Fulcrum tape is 20g and thats much thinner and lighter

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:45 pm
by roca rule
if you are using a thin latex tubes, do take some time to smooth out the plastic surface as it tends to have dome rough edges that might pierce you tubes overtime. it happen to me with challenge latex tubes @58gm and vredestein @45gm

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:02 pm
by bm0p700f
Looks like I need to buy some veloplugs too.

Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:15 pm
by btompkins0112
roca rule wrote:if you are using a thin latex tubes, do take some time to smooth out the plastic surface as it tends to have dome rough edges that might pierce you tubes overtime. it happen to me with challenge latex tubes @58gm and vredestein @45gm


Using Michelin Aircomp tubes....are you referring to the edges on the veloplugs?

How about Stan's yellow tape? I was thinking it would be pretty light even compared to veloplugs.

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:16 am
by hmai18
I'm currently running C24s with yellow veloplugs and a single layer of electrical tape with Michelin latex tubes. Haven't had a problem in the two years I've had this set up.

Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:28 am
by btompkins0112
Awesome, just the info I was looking for!

Cheers!

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:33 am
by roca rule
yes btom
or do as hmai sugested. i believe the michelins are about ~70gm
they are heavier but are better at holding air because they have been coated with a butyl inner film.

Re: Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:28 am
by timzcat
Don't Do it!

I have a set of C24 Rims that I removed the Shimano tape for Velo Plugs and electrical tape and it was not worth it.
The shimano tape is a high strength plastic rim strip and weighs only a couple grams more then velo plugs and 1 round of tape.
When I was done I regretted all the work for what is no gain. That shimano tape is nice stuff.

FYI, it can be removed without cutting but it's tricky and don't know how well it will go back on. It is sold as a loop and gets stretched onto the wheel.

Veloplugs or Stan's on Shimano RS80's

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:44 am
by swaits
Just curious, what's wrong with just Veloplugs, no tape?

And, how about a single strip of Stan's yellow tape, no plugs?