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FiR Sirius rims - any good?

Old 07-08-11, 12:27 PM
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FiR Sirius rims - any good?

To start off my adventure in the ancient and mysterious craft of wheelbuilding I bought a set of Campy NGS hubs and two FiR rims, blue anodized, model Sirius. Due to pick them up tuesday. Anybody familiar with them? TIA.
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pic of some NOS i found online... unfortunately my japanese is slightly underwhelming. These, but then used a bit more.
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...Anybody familiar with them? TIA.
They're not so common here in the States. I have one bike with the Sirius rims, but I haven't ridden it enough to know how good they are. The appear to be nice rims.
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FiR has good rep from what I have been told.
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Yeah, except that some rims like the red labels were so light they wgere quite dangerous! Sub 300g, from what i learned on the web. Are the crazy light as well?
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You have nothing to Fear. Except the peeling labels, I have read in a model magazine that better hobby shops have an adhesive designed to rebond them.

I have a set of Fir rims, non anno, ready to go into a project where the yellow, orange and red labels will be color co-ordinated with the bike graphics.
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I have seen them, and they seemed like a good quality rim. the few people i knew who used them never had an issue with them.

now the FIR clinchers I have are a bit tough to get tires on and off
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