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Old 01-12-13, 07:39 PM   #1
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Fancy Wheels!

I recall that Dahon had some models with Rolf Prima wheels and every now and then a Bike Friday pops up with them. But I just noticed that they are listed on Rolf Prima's website.

ERTO 451. Shimano or Capro freehubs.

http://www.rolfprima.com/products-Apex-SL.php
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Old 01-12-13, 07:41 PM   #2
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mmm dat price tag..
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Wow. Wheel porn! I really love those wheels.
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Old 01-14-13, 10:47 AM   #4
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My broswer security is set too strict for me to look at this..............
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I'm a Bike Friday nut (now have 4) and once bought a set of slightly used Rolf Prima Accels in 406, thinking I'd use them for a BF build.

But no. The Rolf front was designed for Dahon (jetstream, helios etc.) and the front hub is much too narrow for a BF fork without resorting to some kind of hollow spacer, and I didn't want to go there.

One caveat: IIRC, you can't true these wheels without removing tube/tire first.

I remember reading in A to B magazine that readers had experienced QC issues with these wheels. They never specified what issues, early production run later fixed, etc.
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...One caveat: IIRC, you can't true these wheels without removing tube/tire first...
Yes, it looks like the nipples aren't exposed. Did they use sort of special nipple or were they just typical slot ended, which would worry me since it's difficult to get a good purchase in the slot and tension the spoke without buggering it up.
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Yes, it looks like the nipples aren't exposed. Did they use sort of special nipple or were they just typical slot ended, which would worry me since it's difficult to get a good purchase in the slot and tension the spoke without buggering it up.
I've got at least 4 sets of these wheels (both Rolf and Dahon licensed) .. you need the correct driver to tension spokes with tire removed .. they should be set at pretty high tension (due to the low spoke count) .. most issues with the wheels were broken spokes .. in the last 7 years, I've only broken 1 rear spoke.. my daily rider uses a Rolf upfront and a SRAM P-5 hub in back (Velocity rim)
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I've got at least 4 sets of these wheels (both Rolf and Dahon licensed) .. you need the correct driver to tension spokes with tire removed .. they should be set at pretty high tension (due to the low spoke count) .. most issues with the wheels were broken spokes .. in the last 7 years, I've only broken 1 rear spoke.. my daily rider uses a Rolf upfront and a SRAM P-5 hub in back (Velocity rim)
OK, I'm guessing that it uses internal nipples then.
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got my wheels in and they rock ....
http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/xklusive.htm

dont have many at this time, first come first serve ....
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got my wheels in and they rock ....
http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/xklusive.htm

dont have many at this time, first come first serve ....
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This page contains interesting products. Will a Brompton fit in the min noname airporter? How soft/hard is the mini noname airporter?
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same size like the brand name Mini's...... dont have a Brommy to try it out :-)

its semi soft with a few hard bits to protect corners and such.... soft is usually better, lighter and more forgiving in rough situations
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