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    They're here!

    My new wheels showed up today.

    front...


    rear...

    On the bike...

    I think they look pretty nice. I have not ridden them yet. Looking forward to tomorrow so I can give them a workout.

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    Looks like you got short changed, they're missing some of the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Looks like you got short changed, they're missing some of the spokes.
    They are show only.

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    No valves either. How do you get air in them?
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    oh please, they are solid rubber, valves are for trumpets

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    Wow I sure learn a lot on this forum.-:0)
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    IDK anything about Rol wheels. How much do they weigh? What hubs and spokes?
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    Please post a ride report after you try them out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    No valves either. How do you get air in them?
    Those must be the new MUPSpeed Permaflates!

    Spiffy ride kr32.... very good lines! I wouldn't mind a few more pics... IMO we need more of that around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    IDK anything about Rol wheels. How much do they weigh? What hubs and spokes?
    Spokes= SAPIM CX-RAY
    Weight=Front-672 grams, Rear-878 grams= total 1550 grams
    Hubs=3D Forged ROL hubset Japanese sealed cartridge bearing with Japanese grease( whatever that means)

    Edit to add...http://www.rolwheels.com/customer_press_reviews.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtragitt View Post
    Please post a ride report after you try them out!
    I will do as soon as I can ride, rain forecast again today, I am a wimp and do not like riding in the rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Those must be the new MUPSpeed Permaflates!

    Spiffy ride kr32.... very good lines! I wouldn't mind a few more pics... IMO we need more of that around here.
    Thanks for the kind words, I will try and post more pictures, what did you have in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr32 View Post
    I will do as soon as I can ride, rain forecast again today, I am a wimp and do not like riding in the rain.
    I really hate getting my Roubaix dirty from the rain. Yours is all clean and beautiful. It is easier to clean yourself than the bicycle.

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    Yeah, a ride report will be most welcome. I can't remember what swayed you to get these vs. others, but would love to have my memory refreshed and find out if they meet your expectations. BTW, I like the lines and color of your ride too. You could really put it over the top with slightly different handlebar tape. Take a look at this one. http://www.competitivecyclist.com/re...Tape.2553.html
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    NOS88...
    Not sure I really stated why I bought these but I had looked at many different brands and read a lot of reviews.

    I was looking for a lighter wheel then the stock Shimano RS-10 and after awhile my mind got a little numb at all the reviews and they all seemed to be mostly good.
    I was looking at a company over in Soul Korea from reviews on the "Road" forum, they are a hot wheel over there, and I was close to getting those but the overseas shipping if anything were to go bad sort of scared me away.
    Also a builder on the "Road" forum but passed that route as well.
    I also was close to getting Mavic's but the cost was a little more.
    Williams was another one and they had ceramic bearing which seemed like a good selling point but in the end I guess the cost of the ROL's and the spokes used was the selling point. They were all good wheels and I am sure I would have been happy with anyone of them.
    The reviews were good but I have never really seen a bad review unless it was a poster on a forum and even then that has to taken with a grain of salt.
    I will post a post ride review after I ride them for sure. I will do several rides before I do though to get a good idea how they do.

    As far as the bar tape...I had silver tape and it got dirty so I changed it to this. Although the tape you linked to is nice I am not a big fan of the striped look. I have actually been thinking of going black tape and a black saddle.
    I am even thinking of taking off the decals on the new wheels to be honest.
    We shall see.
    Thanks for the kind words about the bike though, always nice to hear what others think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr32 View Post
    ....snip....

    Thanks for the kind words, I will try and post more pictures, what did you have in mind?
    Well, I haven't seen any bike lingere photos lately but if that isn't in the cards some more closeups of alluring features like


    Or bike posing in a natural setting like


    Then there is the "action" photo.... hmmm.
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    Ride report ....
    Well I have two rides on these new wheels and I like them. They spin up very nice and ride smooth.

    I believe I have gained a tad of performance as well. Both rides were about 1 mph faster than usual but who really knows. Could be I was pushing harder or the wind or anything really but still faster than before.

    I did notice that it seems they roll faster than the old ones and for sure make more noise. The noise issue can be resolved by htfu and not coasting I suppose.

    Now to keep riding and see how they hold up over time.

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    Sound of freehub is a feature of wheels that is sometimes overlooked. I like them a little growly myself but it's a matter of personal preference of course. You'll probably get used to it a maybe even come to like it. Riding in a pack it can be a way to announce your presence to other riders too.

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    I think you are really going to enjoy them over the long haul. I have a set with about 2k miles and they have been bombproof, spin smoothly and have caused me no complaints. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Sound of freehub is a feature of wheels that is sometimes overlooked. I like them a little growly myself but it's a matter of personal preference of course. You'll probably get used to it a maybe even come to like it. Riding in a pack it can be a way to announce your presence to other riders too.
    I am thinking the noise issue will become a non issue . I can see your point about announcing your presence.

    Quote Originally Posted by oilman_15106 View Post
    I think you are really going to enjoy them over the long haul. I have a set with about 2k miles and they have been bombproof, spin smoothly and have caused me no complaints. Enjoy.
    Nice to hear , thanks!

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