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    [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    So freaking pretty.... from CyclingNews' Eurobike coverage.


    (clickey for big)
    Is this the way of the future? If only insane-spoke-patterns had a standard...

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    Nice!

    No doubt they'll be pricey.

    I wonder if the fact that they'll be making the Maverick Speedball posts means they'll do a Maverick hubbed version of the wheels. Now that would be nice, I'd buy em for sure (Maverick fork has a non standard axle size 24mm meaning you have to use their hub with it).



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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    ugly as a truck full of hatfulls.
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    That's not the BCC club prez or a colnago. That's Greg B on a shitter in gumboots.

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFROG

    An nice thin aluminium extrusion loaded transverse to the extrusion direction, recipe for fatigue.
    Ah, spoken like a true engineer :evil:
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    I thought it was called touring and you did it on a shitbox Shogun from 1992

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    oh, great.
    yet another company designing wheels without thinking for 2 seconds how you are going to keep them true.
    ever wonder why the old shimano 545 wheels were so crap? because they had huge gaps between the spokes and as soon as you buckled the wheel a tiny bit, that was it. no way to true the section BETWEEN the spokes.
    Campy's weird 3 spoke cluster lump of feces? buckle it in a week, buy a new one in 2.

    for fucks sack people, think before you buy this kind of shit.
    how do you take a ripple out of a rim with 20cm+ between spokes?
    answer: YOU DON"T!

    once you buckle these, and you WILL buckle them, they are proper fucked. go buy a new rim type fucked.

    one good set of hand build, symmetrical patterned, reasonable spoke count wheels will be strong, light, long lasting, true-able, and won't make your local wheel wright try and stab you with a screwdriver.
    you have been warned.

    (and, YES, i have been working on really stupid wheels for the last week. have a look at some of FSA's moronic retarded shit for examples of how NOT to build wheels).
    You did WHAT?!? You deserve the cast on your arm then jackass.

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Lupine128
    oh...wheels
    Ah, spoken like someone who is truly pissed at the world :evil:
    Rene 5:11

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Lupine128
    oh, great.
    yet another company designing wheels without thinking for 2 seconds how you are going to keep them true.
    ever wonder why the old shimano 545 wheels were so crap? because they had huge gaps between the spokes and as soon as you buckled the wheel a tiny bit, that was it. no way to true the section BETWEEN the spokes.
    Campy's weird 3 spoke cluster lump of feces? buckle it in a week, buy a new one in 2.

    for fucks sack people, think before you buy this kind of shit.
    how do you take a ripple out of a rim with 20cm+ between spokes?
    answer: YOU DON"T!

    once you buckle these, and you WILL buckle them, they are proper fucked. go buy a new rim type fucked.

    one good set of hand build, symmetrical patterned, reasonable spoke count wheels will be strong, light, long lasting, true-able, and won't make your local wheel wright try and stab you with a screwdriver.
    you have been warned.

    (and, YES, i have been working on really stupid wheels for the last week. have a look at some of FSA's moronic retarded shit for examples of how NOT to build wheels).
    ... and yes I saw the blood all the way up Edward St!
    Donga

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Lupine128
    oh, great...
    I'mma send all my zen up your way.

    Peace.

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    christof, Donga, roguedubb; That's the trifects of awesomeness right there.

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    Re: [unfixed] Crank Brothers wheelsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Lupine128
    one good set of hand build, symmetrical patterned, reasonable spoke count wheels will be strong, light, long lasting, true-able, and won't make your local wheel wright try and stab you with a screwdriver.
    you have been warned.
    Eat more pizza and drink more beer - being a fat bastard makes these new-fangled wheel designs irrelevant. :-D

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