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Old 02-20-16, 09:47 PM
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carbon fiber wheels.

One man give me carbon fiber wheels is brand new. The wheels have no decals. The only i see is have this WH-R50-T. Does anyone know who is make this wheels? This wheels looks like take tubular tires i am correct?/home/boobala/Downloads/IMG_1130.JPG
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Old 02-20-16, 10:44 PM
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I don't see your picture.
You can easily find pictures of tubular rims online to confirm what you have.
If you ride them, be sure to glue them on properly so the tires don't roll off.
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Sounds like a Shimano model number.
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Old 02-20-16, 11:53 PM
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Google gave me this:
Top-Fire Carbon Technology CO.,LTD.

I also thought it looked like a Shimano number, but maybe not.
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Old 02-21-16, 12:10 AM
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my pictures i cant upload i try tommorow
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Old 02-21-16, 12:12 AM
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I have a set of those in 60mm.
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Old 02-21-16, 12:24 AM
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this is my wheels. This wheels is take only tubular tires? Is take clincher wheels too or not?
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Old 02-21-16, 12:44 AM
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I think that is a Campagnolo style freehub (not Shimano/SRAM).

I'm leaning towards being an older version of these.
Top-Fire Carbon Technology CO.,LTD.

Definately a glue-on type tubular. You can not use clinchers on them.
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I am not expert but to me, those are 100% tubular rims, no way to mount clinchers. At about 1400 grams per pair those are some decent wheels.
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Old 02-21-16, 04:54 AM
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is anyone know what is the retail price for this wheels?
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I think these are the wheels.
Aliexpress.com : Buy 700C light weight carbon fiber road bike 50mm tubular wheels for sale from Reliable bike wheel types suppliers on Xiamen Top-Fire Sports Equipment Co., Ltd. | Alibaba Group

Listed as no longer available, but previously $480
Yours may be an older model, but that will give you a ballpark "new" value.
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Could you show your picture if it is possible?
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Upload to photobucket or similar, then paste a link here.
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Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
is anyone know what is the retail price for this wheels?
I would expect you could buy those wheels for ~$400 shipped, maybe find them for less if you looked hard but $400 anytime.
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Originally Posted by wade@speedx.com View Post
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Upload to photobucket or similar, then paste a link here.
See Post # 7
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Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
this is my wheels. This wheels is take only tubular tires? Is take clincher wheels too or not?

Yes Sew up tires Only and the rims beibg carbon too Its nothing Id leave on a bike other than during a Time Trial race day.

Very Impractical For most people . that dont race.. And Punctures are in tires that are expensive

and since it takes all day
to open the seam fix the hole in the tube in the Tire , re sew, re-glue the base tape, then re glue the tire to the rim.
then not ride on the wheel until the glue cures

probably why he gave them away. exotic but completely impractical.

Id guess the cassette driver is Campagnolo , or one of them, they changed over the years ..

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Apparently people are doing well with tubulars and sealants now. Some are even seamless, so perhaps one shouldn't be overly concerned with the repairs. Latex tubes are common, and may seal better than butyl tubes.

Those rims are free of glue, so either someone has done a very good job of cleaning them, or they've never been used, and only show signs of shop wear.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Those rims are free of glue, so either someone has done a very good job of cleaning them, or they've never been used, and only show signs of shop wear.
I wonder if they were bought not realizing they were tubular? That would be a real "oh sh*t" moment.
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