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Uhmmm - what kind of wheels do I have?

Old 11-10-07, 07:17 PM
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Uhmmm - what kind of wheels do I have?

Hey all,

Kind of cool thing happened at the lbs I work at part time today. A guy comes in with a bike he bought off of Craig's list for his wife. He knows the owner and manager real well. The manager tells him its a nice bike but the wheels are tubulars. He then explains what tubulars are and the guy doesn't want them. Long story short, I trade him my clinchers for his tubulars - which he is totally happy with. I love tubulars and am pretty happy too. So all is well in the universe.

I've been trying to figure out what I've got though. They are carbon tubulars, Shimano, with paired spokes. I've done a few internet searches but haven't turned up anything really. Shimano makes a Dura Ace Tubular wheelset, but it doesn't have the paired spokes. Any ideas?

I'll post some pics later - camera batteries are completely dead at the moment.
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Where does it say Shimano? On the hubs or the rims?

The bike manager was no help?
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No - the manager and mechanics are all good friends of mine. They're not sure either.

Everything was just labeled "shimano" and "carbon". The labels pulled off easily.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
Hey all,

Kind of cool thing happened at the lbs I work at part time today. A guy comes in with a bike he bought off of Craig's list for his wife. He knows the owner and manager real well. The manager tells him its a nice bike but the wheels are tubulars. He then explains what tubulars are and the guy doesn't want them. Long story short, I trade him my clinchers for his tubulars - which he is totally happy with. I love tubulars and am pretty happy too. So all is well in the universe.

I've been trying to figure out what I've got though. They are carbon tubulars, Shimano, with paired spokes. I've done a few internet searches but haven't turned up anything really. Shimano makes a Dura Ace Tubular wheelset, but it doesn't have the paired spokes. Any ideas?

I'll post some pics later - camera batteries are completely dead at the moment.
Do you have a tubular flat kit to go with those wheels?
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Old 11-10-07, 07:47 PM
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yes. I also have a pair of Zipps.
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here's a couple pics:



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Those look like older Shimano wheels, like 2000-2003 era? I think the spokes are continuous through the rim. I guess some Shimano wheels are still like that, like the Sweet 16 tandem wheels, but I first saw the design in the late 90s.

Maybe I'm way off, but I think that's the right direction...
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2003 dura-ace 7700.

So, what's my prize?

http://www.racycles.com/ShimanoDuraA...-4934-478.html
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the real question is what did you trade with the guy?
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Originally Posted by .:Jimbo:. View Post
2003 dura-ace 7700.

So, what's my prize?

http://www.racycles.com/ShimanoDuraA...-4934-478.html
Respect from me. That's pretty impressive. I love the internet.
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Originally Posted by .:Jimbo:. View Post
2003 dura-ace 7700.

So, what's my prize?

http://www.racycles.com/ShimanoDuraA...-4934-478.html
Nice - thanks for that. I'd done a couple of quick searches but had not turned anything up.

I traded the guy my ultegra/open pros.
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Hmmm - not sure what I think of these yet. They're pretty heavy for carbon tubbies actually at 1540 grams. My Zipps are much lighter and seem to feel snappier. The Shimano's do have craptacular Tufo tires on them while the Zipps have Vittoria Corsa Evo's on 'em. I might have to try the Shimano's with the Vittorias and see if they get any better.
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