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Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By valleycyclist

I'm using 700x28 Grand Prix 4 Seasons on H Plus...

I'm using 700x28 Grand Prix 4 Seasons on H Plus Archetype rims, and they seem more like 25mm tires. So they run a little smaller than expected.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,333
Posted By valleycyclist

The wheels you mentioned should be okay. I like...

The wheels you mentioned should be okay. I like the Velocity Synergy more than the A23 for heavier duty wheels. The Dyad, as already mentioned is another good choice. Why not just go with 32f/36r...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By valleycyclist

Here is the techdoc for the bottom bracket: ...

Here is the techdoc for the bottom bracket:
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/Dura-Ace/SI_0053A_001/SI_0053A_001_En_v1_m56577569830625426.pdf

I don't know for sure since...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,114
Posted By valleycyclist

I agree with the others who posted that a new...

I agree with the others who posted that a new wheel shouldn't be the reason for such a large performance gain unless something was very wrong with the old wheel. But hopefully the new wheel will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By valleycyclist

I disagree. The archetype is definitely more...

I disagree. The archetype is definitely more similar to the HED rim than the A23. In fact, after getting a pair of them, I wouldn't be surprised if they manufacture the rims for HED.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By valleycyclist

The H Plus Son Archetype is another option and it...

The H Plus Son Archetype is another option and it is very similar to the HED Belgium rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By valleycyclist

So, the hub got damaged, but the rest of the...

So, the hub got damaged, but the rest of the wheel is okay, or do you mean you want a new rear wheel?

If you want something similar, you can build or have someone build a wheel using a Kinlin...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By valleycyclist

Stan's recently introduced a new Alpha 340 rim...

Stan's recently introduced a new Alpha 340 rim and an Alpha 400 rim. both of them are supposed to be better with regards to cracks forming around the spoke holes and at holding tension when a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,892
Posted By valleycyclist

IMO DT Swiss hubs (e.g. 240s) are the easiest to...

IMO DT Swiss hubs (e.g. 240s) are the easiest to switch since no tools are required. It takes about 10 seconds to switch the freehub body.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,892
Posted By valleycyclist

Dura-Ace hubs are very nice, and you can go as...

Dura-Ace hubs are very nice, and you can go as low as 24 spokes on each wheel with them. With Ultegra hubs you are restricted to 32 or 36 spokes. The Dura-Ace hubs weigh less than Ultegra and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By valleycyclist

You really cannot beat either of those...

You really cannot beat either of those configurations. With 24f/28r spokes you will have a nice, fairly lightweight wheelset that will support your weight. White Industries and Alchemy hubs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,890
Posted By valleycyclist

My Garmin seems to be low, and that is based on...

My Garmin seems to be low, and that is based on comparing the Calories to the KJ from when I use my power meter. I always get fewer Calories than KJ and I would except the Calories to be the same or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By valleycyclist

It sounds like you are describing an imbalance...

It sounds like you are describing an imbalance and not a wheel being radially out of true. Most rims are heavier at the seam opposite the valve stem. Some rims are more imbalanced than others, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By valleycyclist

Both the Velocity A23 and HED C2 are nice rims....

Both the Velocity A23 and HED C2 are nice rims. The HED C2 is definitely a nicer rim, but it also costs more. If you are not set on wide rims, the Kinlin XR-270 is also a nice rim (it is still a tad...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By valleycyclist

I'm using Alpha 340 rims too, (front 20 spoke...

I'm using Alpha 340 rims too, (front 20 spoke with a White Industries hub, rear 24 spoke with a Dura-Ace hub with CX-Ray spokes[I weight ~145-150lb] ), and they are working fine for me. I have had no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By valleycyclist

Make sure to double check your rim tape since...

Make sure to double check your rim tape since nails sometimes go through the inner wall of the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By valleycyclist

You can get Dura-Ace hubs in lower spoke counts,...

You can get Dura-Ace hubs in lower spoke counts, but the price will go up considerably. I'm not sure what other options you have for non-sealed bearing hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By valleycyclist

The other Ultegra hubs are only for the...

The other Ultegra hubs are only for the factory-built wheels. The end product is totally different than what you would get with a wheel built up with 6700 hubs (more spokes and j-bend vs straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By valleycyclist

There is nothing wrong with Shimano hubs, and...

There is nothing wrong with Shimano hubs, and they are some of the best hubs out there. Also, the loose bearings do not make you slower.

Another nice rim option is the Velocity A23. That rim with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By valleycyclist

The RR585 rim is stronger than any of the the...

The RR585 rim is stronger than any of the the other rims mentioned here. If you are having problems with those, then there are serious problems. I agree with trying wider tires as previously...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,053
Posted By valleycyclist

A23 rims are definitely nice. RR465 rims are more...

A23 rims are definitely nice. RR465 rims are more robust than the RR415, and those will work well too. For 28 or 32 spokes I would lace both side cross-2 with that hub.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By valleycyclist

+1, and to save some money 105 hubs can be used....

+1, and to save some money 105 hubs can be used. I put about 3k miles on that set of wheels, and they feel really good to ride. Even though a 32 spoke wheelset doesn't look as cool as other...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By valleycyclist

The DT Swiss RR465 is a nice rim, and I haven't...

The DT Swiss RR465 is a nice rim, and I haven't seen any cracks around eyelets so far with those.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By valleycyclist

What make/model is your front wheel? As mentioned...

What make/model is your front wheel? As mentioned before, if it has proprietary spokes it will be harder to fix since the shop will most likely have to order replacement spokes. Once the spoke is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By valleycyclist

The Edge 200 is not ANT+ compatible. You will not...

The Edge 200 is not ANT+ compatible. You will not be able to use a heart rate strap or power meter with the Edge 200.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,578
Posted By valleycyclist

Here are some pics. Alpha 340...

Here are some pics.
Alpha 340 (http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae237/pweiss/Alpha340/)

I personally like the look of silver spokes with black rims. Red nipples also look nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,229
Posted By valleycyclist

As you can see from the previous posts a lighter...

As you can see from the previous posts a lighter wheelset will not make a world of difference on climbs. Depending on the wheels, you may feel something, but it won't add up to much time. If new...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By valleycyclist

I would stay away from carbon rims on NYC...

I would stay away from carbon rims on NYC streets. Tubeless tires with sealant is worth considering to reduce flats. It also depends on the rims, but I would look into wheels with at least 24f/28r...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By valleycyclist

I like the Krylions too, and you can probably get...

I like the Krylions too, and you can probably get good deals on them now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By valleycyclist

The DT Swiss 350 front hub is available in 28h,...

The DT Swiss 350 front hub is available in 28h, and it is not expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By valleycyclist

It was about 80F where I live. I rode the 41st(?)...

It was about 80F where I live. I rode the 41st(?) annual Mt Wilson hill climb today.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/138131568
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,704
Posted By valleycyclist

The FH-7900 has a titanium freehub body, so you...

The FH-7900 has a titanium freehub body, so you don't have to worry about wear like aluminum freehub bodies with it. Both Dura-Ace and White Industries hubs are very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By valleycyclist

If you can find an Ambrosio Excellight rim, that...

If you can find an Ambrosio Excellight rim, that should have a compatible ERD. The last Open Pro I measured had an ERD of 603mm. But if you have straight gauge spokes, you may want to consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By valleycyclist

I'm glad you are not seriously injured from the...

I'm glad you are not seriously injured from the fall.

Do you know if your rear rim is actually bent or is the wheel just out of true from the slide-out? If it is out of true and not bent then you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By valleycyclist

I would look into shoes with stiff soles as well...

I would look into shoes with stiff soles as well as pedals that have a larger contact area with the cleats. If you walk around you can get cleat covers to minimize excess cleat wear.

If you do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,385
Posted By valleycyclist

As previously mentioned in other posts here are...

As previously mentioned in other posts here are some things you can do to make the test more effective:

1. Now that you have a number, try to pace yourself next time.
2. Try to pick a course that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

The Alpha 340 rim, with the aluminum braking...

The Alpha 340 rim, with the aluminum braking surface should give you better braking than most carbon rims. The Alchemy hubs are also very hard to beat. I don't have direct experience with the Boyd...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By valleycyclist

I second the Stan's rim for a front lightweight...

I second the Stan's rim for a front lightweight wheel. I would go with the Alchemy hub. I have no direct experience with the Micro 58, but it is hard to beat the Alchemy ELF hub.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By valleycyclist

Another 23mm wide rim that looks nice on...

Another 23mm wide rim that looks nice on classic-looking bikes is the Velocity Synergy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,545
Posted By valleycyclist

The new carbon frame will not need all of the...

The new carbon frame will not need all of the steps that some other frame need for assembly. If it has an internal headset, the bearing cups do not need to be pressed. The seat tube will not need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By valleycyclist

I agree that the Velocity A23 is a nice choice,...

I agree that the Velocity A23 is a nice choice, and you can get it without a machined braking surface if you want. The Velocity Synergy is a nice rim too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,052
Posted By valleycyclist

The front hub is a rebadged Novatec hub. I am...

The front hub is a rebadged Novatec hub. I am pretty sure the rear Race hub is built by Novatec for Velocity. I have never seen a rear Novatec hub that matches the Velocity Race rear hub.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

It makes a bigger difference on the front wheel...

It makes a bigger difference on the front wheel which is helps justify using 20 spokes on the front. I do not think the extra four spokes have as much of a negative difference on the rear wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

Deeper rims are usually stronger and can handle...

Deeper rims are usually stronger and can handle fewer spokes better. The advantage of carbon rims is that they can get deep without adding too much weight. Something else to consider is to use 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

You are talking about reducing the rear wheel by...

You are talking about reducing the rear wheel by 20 grams by taking away 4 CX-Ray spokes. It will work, but since you wanted light and strong, I would add the 20 grams for the extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

Using tubeless tires and sealant will usually be...

Using tubeless tires and sealant will usually be heavier than a tire+innertube. Some people like the way that tubeless tires feel when riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

They are clincher rims and can handle standard...

They are clincher rims and can handle standard clincher tires as well as tubeless tires if appropriate rim strips are installed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

The Alchemy ELF/ORC hubset has very good flange...

The Alchemy ELF/ORC hubset has very good flange geometry which helps with lateral stiffness. The front hub has wide flange spacing, and the rear hub has dimensions that have the best compromise...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,341
Posted By valleycyclist

For a lightweight aluminum clincher rim, the...

For a lightweight aluminum clincher rim, the NoTubes Alpha 340 rim weighs about 350 grams. In a 20f/28r spoke count with CX-Ray spokes you can have a light wheelset that weighs about 1225 grams. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,948
Posted By valleycyclist

Thanks for the kind words. I do not remember our...

Thanks for the kind words. I do not remember our conversation, but I usually recommend alloy nipples when lower weight is a concern. Brass is more durable, but adds about .66 grams/nipple (34 grams...
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