Team Performance 468x60
support bikejournal with your Performance Bike purchase - thanks!
View forum rules 
Bikejournal Forum
Categories       |       Active Threads       |       My Favorites       |       My Threads       |       My Posts       |       New Threads
Sub-category: Bikes & Gear
First | << Prev 10 | Posts 31-39 (of 39) | Next 10 >> | Recent Jump to post:
The perfect Wheel for a Clydesdale Road Cyclist, yes we are out there!
 bruno1200 member offline
Lifetime: 2,348 mi
Member No. 23797
Member since: Sep 2007
Home: San Antonio, TX 
Motobecane Immortal Spirit
Road bike
click to enlarge
Team Windcrest click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/11/2007
at 3:56:30 PM
viewed 3590 times
Hello All

I am new to this .com site and found it by accident. I was searching for information on "Clydesdale cyclist and hit on a link that sent me to this website. Found great info from different members that was very enlightening.

But let me get to the real issue of the day. I am a Super clydesdale road cyclist and have been for quit sometime. My brother and I will participate in Valero's MS150 Bike to the Beach Oct 20-21; can't wait! the problem started when we both starting "PINGING" spokes like no one's business during our training rides, (sucks at midpoint of a forty mile ride, I kept losing the coin toss for the return trip). So, the search was on for the perfect clydesdale wheel set.

Almost forgot, I ride a Litespeed Tuscany Ti and the big guy (brother) rides a Raielgh Cadet road bike.

Here's a list of wheel sets that bit the dust:
Shimano ultegra 32h Wheels
Alex DA22's 32h wheels
Vuelta XTR 24h flat bladed spokes

What was found:
Custom built Wheels using Mavic's A719 rims with 36h, DT Swiss 2.0 spokes on a Shimano 36h Ultegra Hub.

Put about 100 miles on these bad boys and could immediately tell the difference. So far no spoke noise, no "PING's," and lovin the rides. Squared the Big Guy away with a set and we're going to torture them tomorrow in the AM. If anyone has info on improving weight or spoke size I would appreciated the info!

 bruno1200 member offline
Lifetime: 2,348 mi
Member No. 23797
Member since: Sep 2007
Home: San Antonio, TX 
Motobecane Immortal Spirit
Road bike
click to enlarge
Team Windcrest click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/13/2007
at 10:35:45 PM
post #31 viewed 2053 times
Yes, Homey there is an echo in here......

Repeat after me.


I think the repetition is working!

I will find a wheel builder.
i will listen to the wheel builder.....

See it worked!

Many thanks for the brainwashing, I feel like a loyal disciple...

 Homey member online
Lifetime: 25,329 mi
Member No. 3140
Member since: Aug 2004
Home: San Miguel, CA 
Colnago C-50HP
Road bike
click to enlarge
Cyclonauts click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/13/2007
at 11:16:07 PM
post #32 viewed 2058 times



 Portrider member offline
Lifetime: 5,632 mi
Member No. 2957
Member since: Aug 2004
Home: Pittsburgh, PA 
Trek 7300 - 2-
700c Hybrid bike
click to enlarge
RoadBears click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/14/2007
at 7:50:27 AM
post #33 viewed 2054 times
Portrider:
RE: Your "TrekBikes.com Customer Service Request" e-mail from post #28.


So are they saying that the lower-end bikes will remain the same?

I was fortunate that I purchased a Ti frame and built it out from the frame with high-end parts. Unfortunately, high-end parts are not catered for "MEN OF SIZE" so to speak, HEHE. I went with custome built wheels and I have to wait til next Wednesday to get them.

But thanks for the info, much appreciated!
-- posted by bruno1200



Yes they are saying the lower end bicycles will remain the same. My bike is a 25 inch frame. It makes no sense to me to put a wheel that's not made to handle big guys on a big guy bike. As others have said it's the wheel builder not the wheel, after hearing the PING on just about every wheel I've ever rode, I'm somewhat apprehensive about low spoke count wheels. I'm into bombproof not speed. I just want to ride with as few problems as possible.

 Homey member online
Lifetime: 25,329 mi
Member No. 3140
Member since: Aug 2004
Home: San Miguel, CA 
Colnago C-50HP
Road bike
click to enlarge
Cyclonauts click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/14/2007
at 11:59:11 AM
post #34 viewed 2046 times
As others have said it's the wheel builder not the wheel, after hearing the PING on just about every wheel I've ever rode, I'm somewhat apprehensive about low spoke count wheels. I'm into bombproof not speed. I just want to ride with as few problems as possible.


Just so you know Portrider, I'm not disparaging anyone who wants to go with a high spoke wheel. That is a great option/suggestion. We should all go with what makes us most comfortable.

I just wanted to make the point that us bigger guys can use the lighter weight, high performance stuff if we take the right precautions. Not all of the light weight equipment is as fragile as it is made out to be.

 bruno1200 member offline
Lifetime: 2,348 mi
Member No. 23797
Member since: Sep 2007
Home: San Antonio, TX 
Motobecane Immortal Spirit
Road bike
click to enlarge
Team Windcrest click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/14/2007
at 12:15:25 PM
post #35 viewed 2046 times
Hello again

Yupe, Homey is correct - use what works for you....

I relaced my Shimano Ultegras with 2.0 DT Swiss spokes last week and rode them today. Did nine miles (Deep Sigh) bur nothing broke. Found seven loose spokes and did nor have my spoke tool; I do now! Bottom line on this is Ultegras held up but looking forward to my bombproof custome built rear wheel.

Hint to Portrider: Ebay, contact Rocky Mountain Cyclery for cheap Mavic custome wheel set.

 rschlump member online 
click to learn more about premier membership
2,073 3,500 mi
Lifetime: 32,033 mi
Member No. 1798
Member since: Mar 2004
Home: St. Louis, MO 
Tommasini Sintesi
Road bike
click to enlarge
St. Louis Cycling Club click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/14/2007
at 5:26:59 PM
post #36 viewed 2041 times
Aerospoke wheels have a good reputation as a strong, no problems, fast aero wheek. they are a little on the heavy side compared with todays super light sets but the aero factor helps make up some some of that, at least on the flat roads or downhill. Here is the site... www.aerospoke.com/ I don't feel they are going to make you take out a second loan on the house but wife approval is probably a good thing.

Or as someone said, find a GREAT wheel builder1

 member not displaying online status
Lifetime: 39,384 mi
Member No. 4329
Member since: Jan 2005
Home: Corpus Christi, TX 
Cannondale R3000
Road bike
click to enlarge
posted 9/14/2007
at 8:36:33 PM
post #37 viewed 2039 times
Hello again

Yupe, Homey is correct - use what works for you....

I relaced my Shimano Ultegras with 2.0 DT Swiss spokes last week and rode them today. Did nine miles (Deep Sigh) bur nothing broke. Found seven loose spokes and did nor have my spoke tool; I do now! Bottom line on this is Ultegras held up but looking forward to my bombproof custome built rear wheel.

Hint to Portrider: Ebay, contact Rocky Mountain Cyclery for cheap Mavic custome wheel set.
-- posted by bruno1200


blue locktite!

 rschlump member online 
click to learn more about premier membership
2,073 3,500 mi
Lifetime: 32,033 mi
Member No. 1798
Member since: Mar 2004
Home: St. Louis, MO 
Tommasini Sintesi
Road bike
click to enlarge
St. Louis Cycling Club click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/15/2007
at 8:51:55 PM
post #38 viewed 2020 times
bruno1200,
If your spokes loosened up it is not the fault of the Ultegra hubs but from the fact that the wheel was not properly tensioned. This is the part of wheel building that separates a good builder from the great builders. Just getting the wheel true laterally as well as centered can be tricky and getting all the "hop" out (something I still can not do) is not enough. The spokes have to be evenly tensioned as well as a high enough tension to remain true in all planes and under stress.

Enjoy your new wheels for many mile!
Rob

 bruno1200 member offline
Lifetime: 2,348 mi
Member No. 23797
Member since: Sep 2007
Home: San Antonio, TX 
Motobecane Immortal Spirit
Road bike
click to enlarge
Team Windcrest click to learn more about premier membership
posted 9/15/2007
at 9:37:37 PM
post #39 viewed 2016 times
bruno1200,
If your spokes loosened up it is not the fault of the Ultegra hubs but from the fact that the wheel was not properly tensioned.

Boy you are not lying. I attempted an 82 mile ride to Cuero Texas today but was met with mechanical problems of rear wheel kind. I guess you have to actually find someone who actually knows what their doing. hugh. I completed 53.5 miles of the 82 but spent so much time truing the wheel that it became irritating. I trued that wheel fourteen times furing the ride. I think it was "J" BJer who stated "Blue Locktite," the man is a genious.
First | << Prev 10 | Posts 31-39 (of 39) | Next 10 >> | Recent
 

 
Any site questions or comments can be sent to comments @ bikejournal.com
Copyright 2001-2014 bikejournal.com  |  All rights reserved