New Wheels - Which Ones???

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Postby Ekans » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:22 pm

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Ekans wrote:The problem occurs with the rear wheel (which does the most work). I ride on the road. The rim is bending and it appreas that I am having to have the buckles taken out on a weekly basis. When I bought the bike, I knew very little about the R550's. I think they are a nice wheel, just not suited to a bruser like me.

Are you saying that the rim would flex significantly even when you are riding on the flat? That would be quite amazing. :shock:


Maybe a bit confusing here, when I mean bending - I mean buckling. The phenomenon is not so noticeable when on the bike, although can be easily detected when applying the breaks after a while. Much more noticeable when checking the bike after the ride and the wheel looks like its had a big night out with the boys at the pub and strip bars :lol:
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:45 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
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toolonglegs wrote:Yes and he had a go at me for sitting on B grade on Saturday....not sure how he could see that from the start finish line while I was on the opposite side?....luckily a few B grade riders set it straight.


Now he's in C grade, I need to factor him in. He lacks speed, but is a good sprinter (must be the centre of balance). I recon that 2 laps at high speed should drop him.


He has been dropped the times I have been there,but at the rate they are promoting ppl he will be in B soon :wink:


The way I see it, from what you have told me and what I've heard of D grade is - The C grade riders will be promoted to B grade and the D grade riders promoted to C grade, so C grade will actually be D grade and B grade will be B1 (B grade) and B2 (C grade) hanging on for dear life.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:48 pm

What you guys who have trouble with wheels should do, is get some built by a wheel builder who has the ability to build a quality product and can cater for your particular characteristics, ie weight and power output.
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Postby CB » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:18 pm

mikesbytes wrote:B grade will be B1 and B2


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Postby europa » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:23 pm

Hands up everyone who can sing the Bananas in Pyjamas song :D

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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:18 pm

Waving my hands high...they can't beat thomas the tank engine thou!!!
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Postby Wanta-bike » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:53 pm

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