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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-18-09, 07:47 PM   #1
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4 Fun Wonderful Years But Now Time 2 Say Goodbye And Move On!

Good-Bye! Been great! Had lots of Fun!


Four years of fun, good times but it's now time to move on! Everything comes to an end sooner or later. Infortunately it's time to say goodbye!

Looked back at my log, been 4 years and just a little over 20,000 miles. Great miles, fun miles but now, my Velocity Deep V has gone on to wheel heaven! But in a good way, a respectable way. Still true just not dependable at this point.

I did a 50 hilly miler on Thursday (got out of jury duty early) so went for a ride. Along the way I noticed a thump thump thump while braking. Pulled over only to discover what seemed to be a dent in the rim. I don't remember hitting anything but who knows. When I get home I see that the edge of the rim near the bead is outward. I took the tire off, did a little body work and straightened it back into place. I don't do bodywork but the thing looked pretty darn good! So day off on Friday, I do a 100 miler just to see if I can the day after the hilly 50. It was tough but I did it!...Flat ride but windy and my legs are toast!

I figured it would be a good test to see if the wheel would hold. It's still true!...Unfortunately the edge of the rim near the bead made it's way back outward. Then my brain finally snapped. If I had hit something , it would have moved inward, D'UUHH! But moving outward I inspected the wheel only so see a small split in a crease. Darn, it was scored along the braking surface and must have weakened allowing the pressure of my big butt and the tire to bend the edge outward!

Oh well, not taking any chances, it's done! But 20,000 happy miles and 4 years of fun. I've never gotten that out of another rim. But all good things must come to an end!...But the sucker is still TRUE!
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Old 09-18-09, 07:59 PM   #2
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Just keep riding it and say it's ABS. Seriously it owes you nothing, build a new one for another 20000miles of love.
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Old 09-18-09, 08:11 PM   #3
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Just keep riding it and say it's ABS. Seriously it owes you nothing, build a new one for another 20000miles of love.

Oh yeah! I gotta find one on the cheap. I have one that I found on a clearance rack for $25. It's on my Cannondale that I'm riding tomorrow. I built it with a DA hub ($99 on sale).

I'll find another 32 hole to build for my Lemond (Ultegra). I do have a Mavic CXP30 and a 28 hole (Ultegra) hub that I just may try out for a beater wheel. That will give me a 32 and a 28 wheel to beat up on!

So much cheaper when you can build your own. I can build a new wheel with existing hub, $20 spokes and $50 rim. $70'ish buck for another 4 years and 20,000 miles.

Heck the 28 spoke wheel, I just need spokes ($20).
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I guess 20,000 miles is pretty good for a clyde's wheels. At that rate, my Deep Vs should last for another 5-6 years. I can live with that!
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Oh yeah! I gotta find one on the cheap. I have one that I found on a clearance rack for $25. It's on my Cannondale that I'm riding tomorrow. I built it with a DA hub ($99 on sale).

I'll find another 32 hole to build for my Lemond (Ultegra). I do have a Mavic CXP30 and a 28 hole (Ultegra) hub that I just may try out for a beater wheel. That will give me a 32 and a 28 wheel to beat up on!

So much cheaper when you can build your own. I can build a new wheel with existing hub, $20 spokes and $50 rim. $70'ish buck for another 4 years and 20,000 miles.

Heck the 28 spoke wheel, I just need spokes ($20).
Who says your spokes are bad? I know concentional wisdom says build with new spokes, but the truth is a well tensioned set of spokes will not wear and can last a lifetime.

On another note, where are you getting 28 or 32 spokes for $20? I've got some building to do over here at Casa de tx. Got the hubs, got the rims, need the spokes.
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Beanz, I am riding a velocity deep v 36 spoker. It is my first year but it is running true and I can't say that for my stock wheel. Bury it with full honers and ride on. ECB1
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I think you're riding those brakes too much there Beanz! Bet if you measured the wall thickness it'd be paper thing! Looks like what you need are some Mavic OP Ceramic hoops......that'd eliminate that little problem. Glad you noticed that before you have a failure on the road. That might not have been pretty. Err on the safe side, time for new spokes too.
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Twenty... thousand... miles...

Very cool. Hope the new wheel serves you as well as the old!
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I think you're riding those brakes too much there Beanz! Bet if you measured the wall thickness it'd be paper thing!
Yep, it had nothing to do with your weight, you simple wore out the rim. 20000 miles makes me think you used your brakes very sparingly, but eventually the brakes will wear through the rim. You probably kept your rims and pads clean.
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Buy a new rim
Line up the valve hole with the valve hole on the old rim, zip tie the two rims together
Transfer spokes 1 at a time to the new rim
Tension, true, ride like hell

I built my rear DT RR1.1 from an old Alex DA16 this way (1mm difference in ERD between the two rims.) The hub and spokes were fine, so why replace them?

BTW - 20,000 miles is awesome. I wear through a rim in under 10,000 (sand/cinders/road grit in the wet PNW)
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Yup. clean and adjusted nicely!.....I'm sure I could use the same spokes but for $20 bucks, Why? Id rather go all new to ensure a good build and avoid any possible problems, hey, I'm not an LBS wheel dude!

I know it was wear not weight. Luckily I don't deal with rugged weather conditions unlike Clifford, I can squeeze out 20 grand!

I get my spokes at a local shop. Buddy works there and usually throws in a couple extras at NC!

Mavic OP's???? Somebody get me a rope!....
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Here you go, Beanz.... A set of Deep V's for $90 on Craigslist.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...382954412.html
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Pink!...I would but they are non machined brake surface, or I would!
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...Mavic OP's???? Somebody get me a rope!....
I knew you'd love that suggestion!
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I have a Mavic OP/Ultegra wheel in my parts closet as the "emergency spare" in case anything happens to my RR1.1 wheel. It got me through the spring 300k, but I'm not a big fan of that rim.
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Choke me with the mavic ops. ECB1
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