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Old 10-24-10, 09:19 AM   #1
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couple questions...

i want a full back rim and searched around and found these:
http://www.wheelbuilder.com/store/ae...rs.html?&cat=0



bad part, they are not compatible with track/fixed gear back wheels. currently im running 40mm deep v's front and back and just want to get a cover for my back rim. i believe ive seen do-it-yourself covers but would rather have a legitamate cover.

on top of that, which has been answered, i had a couple other questions.
what are brakes like these called, what company, buy from where:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...26tbs%3Disch:1

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...26tbs%3Disch:1

versus

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...26tbs%3Disch:1

sorry for huge links. the first two is what i want, the second is what i have and dont like.

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Old 10-24-10, 09:43 AM   #2
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8th inch or whatever they are were supposed to have one this summer....but no show
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What event do you plan on using this for?
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who cares?
if he wants it he wants it
i want one just cause i want one. see if its worth it for a disc rear wheel.
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more earodynamic, looks better. just want a cleaner and better solution than plastic board over my rims.
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Cleaner better solution that is actually aerodynamic.

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i dont want to drop that much into one rim if im not racing.
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brah he wants a legit one read his first post.
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just want a cleaner and better solution than plastic board over my rims.
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i want a full back rim and searched around and found these:
http://www.wheelbuilder.com/store/ae...rs.html?&cat=0

bad part, they are not compatible with track/fixed gear back wheels. currently im running 40mm deep v's front and back and just want to get a cover for my back rim. i believe ive seen do-it-yourself covers but would rather have a legitamate cover.
Okay so you know that those aren't compatible with fixed gear wheels. Out of the question.
Nobody makes a FG disc cover. Out of the question.

So you need to go custom or do it yourself. Its going to be expensive unless you use cardboard, aluminum foil, paper, or some other ghetto **** that wont help anything. The only legitimate reason for NEEDING one of these is for a bike used for playing polo. Aero gains would be unnoticeable, and unless its a real disc wheel there will be no stiffness gains.

Make your own or buy the real thing, that being a true disc ranging from 500-1000 dollars.
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thanks, probably going to make my own from corrigated plastic board.
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Okay so you know that those aren't compatible with fixed gear wheels. Out of the question.
Nobody makes a FG disc cover. Out of the question.

So you need to go custom or do it yourself. Its going to be expensive unless you use cardboard, aluminum foil, paper, or some other ghetto **** that wont help anything. The only legitimate reason for NEEDING one of these is for a bike used for playing polo. Aero gains would be unnoticeable, and unless its a real disc wheel there will be no stiffness gains.

Make your own or buy the real thing, that being a true disc ranging from 500-1000 dollars.
i think eighth inch does.
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those look like fun in a stiff crosswind.
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i think eighth inch does.
not released still. supposed to be out summer..and didnt make it
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Okay so you know that those aren't compatible with fixed gear wheels. Out of the question.
Nobody makes a FG disc cover. Out of the question.

So you need to go custom or do it yourself. Its going to be expensive unless you use cardboard, aluminum foil, paper, or some other ghetto **** that wont help anything. The only legitimate reason for NEEDING one of these is for a bike used for playing polo. Aero gains would be unnoticeable, and unless its a real disc wheel there will be no stiffness gains.

Make your own or buy the real thing, that being a true disc ranging from 500-1000 dollars.
You can get older zipp discs for 200. cheaper than some peoples rear spoked wheels.
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thanks, probably going to make my own from corrigated plastic board.
gt - you were saying?
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Well what I was saying was...well...never mind then.

+1 for weighing your options.
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more earodynamic, looks better. just want a cleaner and better solution than plastic board over my rims.
Just because something is homemade doesn't mean it's inferior. If you want the best then make one of these out of zotefoam:
http://www.recumbents.com/mars/pages...discs-new.html

It's lighter and just as aero as the "legitimate" rip off covers (and way lighter than coroplast). The only reason the pros don't do it this way is because regulations require that the disc actually be structural and not an add-on to an otherwise good wheel. The amateurs only want rock hard covers to imitate the pros (and cause it's easier to mount than lighter, glue-on covers).
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Something pieced together at home with a heat gun and some foam is no where near as aerodynamic as something that has been mold and tested in a wind tunnel by aerodynamisists.
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Someone had their personal best time in a TT with their home made disks.

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15k out and back, no wind, 20 degrees Celsius, on a standard road bike with aerobars and a set-forward seatpost.

I did it in 20:55, about 43 km/h, or 26.5 mph. My average heart rate for the effort was 178, or about 90%. My previous best 15k was a mere 22:01.

I used disc covers in the front and back made from thick, corrugated plastic election signs that were put on my lawn last fall. I attached them onto my wheels with zip ties- total cost ~ $10.

And yes, I AM masochistic. That front disc was a b!tch to handle. But now I LAUGH at people who spent thousands on their Zipp 999's. But that doesn't mean I don't want them... I think I'll get tired of rolling around with "Richard Majkot, Conservative Party" on my bike pretty quickly.

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i dig the DIY personally.
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