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Old 06-29-09, 07:10 PM
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John E
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I am glad you very wisely chose aluminum rims, since I have severe reservations about the braking safety and reliability of carbon in that application. Also, I know my aluminum rims can trigger inductive traffic signal loop detectors, but I hear conflicting reports on whether carbon fiber conducts electricity well enough to do so.

Your wheels do look nice, but frankly I am not a fan of either radial spoke lacing, which I tried briefly in the early 1970s, or reduced spoke counts. (At least you don't have those silly paired spokes.) The higher the spoke count, the greater the wheel's potential strength-to-weight ratio, and the more finely truable the rims.
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Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324
Capo: 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
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Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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