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louemc
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   Posted 10/30/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
A possible main thing el SID, have you ridden a sensitive bike on the street, with garden variety cast Aluminum wheels...and exchanged the wheels for top shelf light wheels?

I'm asking because...I have (and I know this would be different for other riders, might not feel the same to you at all), and found I didn't like the loss of the gyroscopic force stability. That is just what a track racer wants, to ease the flick, in quickness and amount (and in known corners)....but on the public road It made it harder for me....I didn't dare look to the side....my bike would go in that direction.

Since you are going to have some time relaxed (non-riding) with the weather after the bike gets here....
What if you have the black wheels, powder coated an eye popping color....?

Just a thing that says...This is how the big boys do it :-)


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el SID
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   Posted 10/30/2011 11:28 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Hey Lou,yeah I know what ya mean,but,take a look. This is what I really like as far as a "look" goes.

 

The spoke pattern is right,colors right. I could get the stockers done. But 3 spoke wheels are freakin ugly as sin. Never really liked any of them. So if this bike is coming with three spokes, expect an add for a set of brand new ultra light 3 spokes for an aprilla for sale really soon. Remember the 916,I loved that bike,sans the three spoke wheel. I remeber my freind sayin,what happened,3 spoke wheels? Those things are going to bend up like aluminum cans. He was right,lots of bent 916 wheels. Can you tell I dont like 3 spokes? haha lol 


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   Posted 10/30/2011 12:11 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I love, Love LOVE those Gold wheels.

Everything about them is Max Right....Strength/ cross sections wise, and they should be the easiest to clean, and stay Blinging.

I hate three spokes as well....way too much distance between supporting points.
That might not mean anything on a smooth track, but...in the real world...it doesn't cut it.

I wouldn't use Carbon fiber wheels either (although there is one brand that seems to hold up OK ) I've seen pictures of total failure, though, that I just can't get out of my head...instant during the time of a race, spokes all fail, at the same spot where they join the hub, or the rim.

I hope the Gold anodized forged wheels go on right from the start :-)


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el SID
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   Posted 10/30/2011 1:08 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Yeah,going to wait,but need a techs thoughts. Id would imagine they could potentially wreak havoc on the electronics package..... Hmm,there is that off switch....


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   Posted 10/30/2011 4:51 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Carbon wheels are a bit iffy IMO as well. One person on the R1 Forum who runs/ran them and how he's had a couple failures/lack of customer service scares me away. When they work, they are very well-reviewed. Otherwise they scare me.

I have yet to hear a bad thing about running magnesium wheels, and they look great, too.
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el SID
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   Posted 10/31/2011 6:20 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

3695 for the magnesium 2295 for aluminum. Dig the weight of the magnesium. Price is a wallet destroyer. lol 530 gold series chain for more effect.

 I have written off the carbons,no way they could handle roads around here. Started reading around, and didnt like the idea of expensive tooth picks,or going down due to failure. Plus there may be times where a fire road is nescesary. Strength is number 1.


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   Posted 10/31/2011 2:51 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
We expect many pictures and video if possible.
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   Posted 11/1/2011 6:20 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Those gold wheels are gorgeous. NomNom....
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   Posted 11/1/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
el SID said...

3695 for the magnesium 2295 for aluminum. Dig the weight of the magnesium. Price is a wallet destroyer. lol 530 gold series chain for more effect.

 I have written off the carbons,no way they could handle roads around here. Started reading around, and didnt like the idea of expensive tooth picks,or going down due to failure. Plus there may be times where a fire road is nescesary. Strength is number 1.

 
That Chain is the best Best BEST...yeah


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   Posted 11/1/2011 10:35 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
louemc said...
That Chain is the best Best BEST...yeah

 
 
haha, your post reminded me of this. lol


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