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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Bikes: Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
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S3X Wheelset from Bikeisland
It just arrived today.
No visible damage to the packing box, thanks UPS!
Initial checks show some minor paint scrapes on the black spokes. IMO packing could be better for added protection. One piece of cardboard was used between the wheels with their hubs stuck through the spokes of the other wheel and protective plastic discs installed on the axles. The front wheel is dished correctly per my dishing gauge while the rear is about 2mm out of correct dish. I am awaiting a Park spoke tension gauge so I can check that prior to installation. Both wheels show reasonably good runout side to side, the front better than the rear. They appear to be properly destressed as no popping sounds when I put them under side and radial pressure.
The bar end shifter uses a standard derailleur shift cable rather than a SA proprietary cable which was required for many older SA shifters. Per measurement the shifter will require a minimum bar I.D. of 19mm.
No visible name on the high flange front hub. It does use sealed cartridge bearings so should be rebuildable if necessary.
Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro
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