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Old 12-23-04, 03:35 PM   #1
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got my new wheelset

so my new wheelset came to me today. i haven't had a chance get them on the bike yet (they're going on the spicer), but they sure look good. i got the paul high flange track hubs, alex r390 rims, and dt spokes laced three cross (black). i ordered the parts from gene at spicer and he built the wheels (they feel super stiff). anyway, the hub's bearings feel alot smoother than the suzue promax hubs did when i initially got them. they are probably on par with the miche hubs i have on the steamroller, as far as smoothness goes. the hubs are pretty beefy looking and the lockring is almost as thick as a cog itself. after i get them on and ride them a bit i'll give another update, plus i'll post pics at some point.
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Congrats, I'm sure you'll love them. My Pauls have been great thus far...have almost 1K miles on them now. That is one honkin' lockring, isn't it?
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Congrats, I'm sure you'll love them. My Pauls have been great thus far...have almost 1K miles on them now. That is one honkin' lockring, isn't it?
yeah, that lockring is insane. i knew they were thick, but jeez. what kind of cog do you use on yours? i'm going to use a dura-ace, thats what i always use. oh, and i wanted to ask. do your pauls have the allen key holes in the bearing adjuster mechanism? the instructions say use a 19mm flat head wrench or cone wrench, but there isnt any place to use a wrench on mine, so i'm assuming you adjust them with an allen key. or am i crazy?
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Yes, I'm sure you have flats - they are right on the ring that the allen goes thru. If I recall correctly, you're not really supposed to do anything with the allen...it's a self locking deal for the ring and doesn't need to be loosened to tighten the ring. BTW, I looked everywhere and there is no such thing as a 19mm cone wrench that I've ever found...so I just use a crescent wrench.
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Forgot, have used Surly cogs and Miche cogs & carrier but switched to Soma awhile back...the Somas are burly and I've been very happy with them...noticably thicker in profile when compared to Surly & Miche...not that I had any wear issues with them, though.
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