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Old 04-21-07, 04:44 PM
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disc wheel covers

Has anyone here used a disc wheel cover? I am thinking about getting one for some time trials I am doing this year (I am too cheap to buy a real disc.) What's it like-almost as fast as a real disc?
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Old 04-21-07, 05:56 PM
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It will do well, but aren't they illegal now?
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Old 04-21-07, 06:08 PM
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iirc, they are, being that they aren't structural. but I could be mistaken. if you're up for a bit of fun and happen to be a metalsmith, you could fashion a wheel out of sheet metal? Might be a tad heavy though
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They're only illegal in National champs, record attempts, and other high-status races. For your regular TT they're fine.
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Why are they illegal anywhere?
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Old 04-21-07, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by recursive
Why are they illegal anywhere?
Apparently, they can come off the wheel and become rolling slicing dicing discs of death.
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because the rulebook states that something cannot be for purely aerodynamic purposes. a disk wheel is a structural element that just happens to be aero.

they (the uscf) allowed wheelcovers to level the playing field way back when because disk wheels were very expensive .
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Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz
because the rulebook states that something cannot be for purely aerodynamic purposes. a disk wheel is a structural element that just happens to be aero.

they (the uscf) allowed wheelcovers to level the playing field way back when because disk wheels were very expensive .
What a goofy rule.

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Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz
because the rulebook states that something cannot be for purely aerodynamic purposes. a disk wheel is a structural element that just happens to be aero.
"It's not a wheel cover, it's just a really big spoke protector!"
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