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Old 05-07-09, 06:15 PM
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My New Wheels

I just got some Reynolds Solitudes. I would say for the price they are very good. Hubs are plenty smooth and the freehub is way better that Mavic. As a matter of fast the hubs seem almost like a Taiwanese copy's of DT Swiss 240's. They also seem plenty stiff for me at 145lbs. The front hub seems to have a slight click in one spot as it rotates though, that may not be good. And I did not know what a tough tire to mount was until I tries to mount those Vittoria Open Corsas on there. I though I was going to have to use an automotive tire jack there for a minute. Here is a picture, that I didn't center up very well.

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Check the tightness of the locknuts on that front wheel.

Try wobbling the wheel. If there is absolutely no play, I think you got it too tight!
You would have to get a pair of hub wrenches (the thin ones) and loosen it a bit.
I think a little play is good. How much play is acceptable/desirable? Don't know:
I'm not a bicycle mechanic, but just work on my own bikes. At least, get it to not click.
If you loosen it and the click doesn't really go away, you got a defective hub.
I would ride it much until you fix that click though.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
I just got some Reynolds Solitudes. I would say for the price they are very good. Hubs are plenty smooth and the freehub is way better that Mavic. As a matter of fast the hubs seem almost like a Taiwanese copy's of DT Swiss 240's. They also seem plenty stiff for me at 145lbs. The front hub seems to have a slight click in one spot as it rotates though, that may not be good. And I did not know what a tough tire to mount was until I tries to mount those Vittoria Open Corsas on there. I though I was going to have to use an automotive tire jack there for a minute. Here is a picture, that I didn't center up very well.

Is that a Ritchey Comp Road Fork?
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Is that a Ritchey Comp Road Fork?
Its a Ritchey Pro.
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