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Old 02-05-06, 02:31 PM   #1
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what F%*& do I do with a disk wheel

Not this exact one, but the same model, no big sticker



I got it cheap, couldn't resist...
here is a low res pic of mine, it is being shipped now, better pic when I get it


ok...
now what
would I be an idiot to take it out on anything other than a smooth velodrome
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Old 02-05-06, 02:36 PM   #2
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while I am sure that someone has ridden a disk on the street...the velodrome or a non-windy TT course are better places to use it.

Disks are none to perform as sails when hit with a crosswind..could be pretty ugly riding in the streets.

How much did you pay for it? Where did you get it?
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Old 02-05-06, 02:37 PM   #3
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Do disk wheels come with hubs?
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Woooow....
All that disc blank area is screaming for some decoration
from the local graffiti artist or some type of offensive
political / anti-car / anti -something muraling !!

That 3Rensh kix @$$ too !
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Old 02-05-06, 02:39 PM   #5
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i paid $90shipped
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um...disc on the street. Yeah...let's see. How does no sound? I have seen a few (usually the disc applique over a spoked wheel), but they are not the most durable wheels to have on pavement riddled with potholes and the like. Personally, if that is a carbon fiber (or other like materials) lay-up over styrofoam, you are asking for problems with evryday street use. I would reserve that wheel for the velodrome. It is a beaut.
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Old 02-05-06, 02:42 PM   #7
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Cool, definately got a deal....
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i will put it on my Stratton-sourced UNO keirin frame
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Old 02-05-06, 02:44 PM   #9
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Where on earth can I get a disc wheel for $90 shipped?!!
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Old 02-05-06, 02:51 PM   #10
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I just looked again, after all was said and done, it was $98, I won the auction for $76.

where did I find it? It was a lucky ebay hit. I was looking for cranks.
which I found, *powder coated*
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Old 02-05-06, 02:57 PM   #11
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aha, he did not put WHEEL in the title..so my searches missed it....good score.
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Old 02-05-06, 02:59 PM   #12
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deep v rims are bad enough in crosswinds, forget about a disc on the street.

it was quite windy this morning and i was riding down a street close to and parallel to the river. you had calm air on the blocks, but severe cross winds at every intersection. throws off the hands-free riding.
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Be careful with it. I came across an old CMXL disc wheel a while back and it was scary. You've got to remember that not only is the wheel ancient, but it was built when carbon fiber was new technology. Mine was flexy as hell and I was terrified of it letting go in a corner. No good.

That said, the sound of a disc wheel rumbling down the street is pretty awesome. They definitely have a distinct sound.
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I have done some research, there isn't that much info, but
the wheel seems to be carbon fiber with an aluminum skin, just like a fighter jet
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you can go sailing....
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Actually, I saw a guy riding a disk wheel (not fixed) down Market @ 12th or so on Friday evening.

Ran into Dolface just after, meant to mention it, forgot.

So someone has done it...and if I had a camera phone, you'd have a pic!
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I will be doing a similar thing down here in Santa Clara. I have an old disc of about the same age, and am not sure if it will be stiff enough for my fat azz.

I am going to ride it over to a schoolyard and try to break it....figure I would rather have it die under me by myself then out on the track and take others down.
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There is a messenger in NYC who rides with one on his work bike. He also has about 20 pounds of different colored tape all over the bike.

Personally, I think he is crazy. But everytime I see him he says hi or nods.
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Old 02-05-06, 07:19 PM   #19
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I know what you can do: sell it to me.
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Old 02-05-06, 07:36 PM   #20
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I saw a track bike locked to a light pole here in Brooklyn and it has a zipp disk rear wheel. Its crazy to see something like that on the street.
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Paint numbers and hands on it and wear it around your neck flava flav style.
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i saw a guy bomb a curb on a zipp

i flinched
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