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XLC PRO V 700 C Wheels -- What Can You Tell Me?

Old 02-16-21, 03:15 PM
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XLC PRO V 700 C Wheels -- What Can You Tell Me?

I know absolutely nothing about these (that's not saying much), but I think they look pretty cool. Decades of cycling, but all my wheels have always been fairly conventional.

They came on a used single speed I recently picked up and was just looking for some background and the manufacturer and or the product itself.

Thanks in advance!

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XLC is a components brand that was started in the earlyish 2000s by Accell who is a multinational company that owns/owned various bicycle brands.


That rim looks like a common deep V aluminum rim that was popularized during the fixie/ss craze.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
XLC is a components brand that was started in the earlyish 2000s by Accell who is a multinational company that owns/owned various bicycle brands.


That rim looks like a common deep V aluminum rim that was popularized during the fixie/ss craze.
Aha ok. Well that would explain a lot. I missed the whole fixie/ss fad. Up til now, last time I had a single speed was the early 80's. Nothing special. Just a Huffy we got from Woolworth. Haha
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
XLC is a components brand that was started in the earlyish 2000s by Accell who is a multinational company that owns/owned various bicycle brands.


That rim looks like a common deep V aluminum rim that was popularized during the fixie/ss craze.
I'm assuming they're of reasonably decent quality and durability? This one has a flip flop.
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It is a cheap deeper section aluminum rim that is pinned and sleeved on Redline hub (possibly loose ball maybe cartridge bearings not 100% sure). Nothing all that special but as long as they true and roll decently well could work. I would overhaul them if you plan on using them. Looking at that chain I worry what other problems may lie.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Looking at that chain I worry what other problems may lie.
Chain has been throughly cleaned and lubed since that pic. Went on a 25 mile ride Saturday, it did ok. Still on the list to be replaced though.

Folk I got it from seemed to have left it outside at least part of the time. So regreasing all bearings and pivot points is definitely on the list.

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Did a quick temporary wheel swap when I was rushing out for a quick ride and discovered the front had a slow leak. Was racing daylight, so was quicker to just grab a ready to go wheel off another bike. New tires and tubes are on hand and will soon be going on with the proper matching wheels.

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1st pic, drivetrain is on the right side.
2nd pic, drivetrain is on the left side.

Whaddup.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
1st pic, drivetrain is on the right side.
2nd pic, drivetrain is on the left side.

Whaddup.
Surely you've been around long enough to have seen this before. Or perhaps you never noticed how front facing cameras flip images and rear facing do not.
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Surely you've been around long enough to have seen this before. Or perhaps you never noticed how front facing cameras flip images and rear facing do not.
cool. Figured it might be that, but thisnis BF and nothing surprises me here. I've seen left side fixies parked on streets in the past and wondered why, so figured I would ask, if that actually was what you did.
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. I've seen left side fixies parked on streets in the past and wondered why, so figured I would ask, if that actually was what you did.
Whoa!!! Now that's different. And that's probably the point too. Have only ever heard of these mythical creatures, I'm sure a few may actually exist, but I've personally never seen one
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