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    aka co-op commando infestedguy1's Avatar
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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?
    Rock Lobster

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabern
    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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