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newbie Clyde wheel question

Old 04-01-09, 08:52 AM
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I just purchased a new "used" bike to give road cycling a try...its a 2002 Cannondale R4000 SI with a lot of good components on it but i am a little worred about the wheels at my weight. Currently i float between 230-240 depending...the wheels on the bike are Campy Protons and they seem strong enough but am a little unsure. Any opinions?
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I am currently around your weight and I wouldn't worry about the wheels, providing you are riding on pavement. Check the spoke tension and see that the wheel is true and you should be fine.

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ah....the required photo.....here is one i snapped with my phone. Quality stinks.
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As long as the shop checked the spoke tension then you should be fine...
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You may end up replacing your wheels, but you might as well enjoy them until then. No need to replace them before they fail. But seriously, they'll probably be OK. Inflate your tires to 100 in front and 120 in rear. Check the tire pressure every two or three days, with a gauge, not your thumb.
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Very nice bike btw.
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On a side note....are cannondale bikes known to be on the bigger side?? By that i mean the bike is a 56cm frame but it seems larger than the giant/fugi frames bikes i looked at?
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