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  1. #1
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    Wheel durability data-base: enter your data here:

    Please enter the following data, and I will keep a running tally - let's find out which are the most durable wheels:

    1) your wheels

    2) total milage on your wheels

    3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
    after every:
    a. 10 miles
    b. 100 miles
    c. 1000 miles
    d. 10,000 miles
    e. never

    4) your weight


    this will be very infomative!

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    Ksyrium SSL
    7500 miles
    no truing to date
    155lbs

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    record/open-pro/DT14-15
    20,000
    rear - true every 1000 mile, broken spoke every 3000 (drive side @ elbow)
    front - never trued
    155lbs
    Last edited by yzfrr11; 12-07-2004 at 04:35 PM.

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    I'll bite

    1) your wheels -
    rear - Campy Electron
    rear - Chorus/Velocity Aerohead OC (built by me)
    front - Campy Electron

    2) total milage on your wheels -
    Campy Electron rear 60K miles before failure (broken spoke and decided wheel was not worth repairing)
    Campy Electron front 64K miles
    Chorus/Aerohead rear 4K miles

    3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
    rear Electron - 10,000 miles
    front Electron - "never" (maybe once in 64K miles)
    rear Chorus/Aerohead - not yet after 4K miles

    4) your weight - 180 lb/82kg

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    1) Mavix Ksyrium SSc SL
    2) 1800
    3) c. 1000 miles
    4) 206 lbs

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    540

    Shimano 540 (used for training and racing in all weather)
    10,000 miles
    never been trued
    130-145pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzfrr11
    Please enter the following data, and I will keep a running tally - let's find out which are the most durable wheels:

    1) your wheels

    2) total milage on your wheels

    3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
    after every:
    a. 10 miles
    b. 100 miles
    c. 1000 miles
    d. 10,000 miles
    e. never

    4) your weight


    this will be very infomative!
    1.) Open Pros, 14/15 DB 32 spoke laced to D/A Hubs Laced them myself
    2.) 25,000 miles
    3.) Even after one car/Bike accident, never have had to touch the wheels (other than lube)
    4.) 162 lbs

    Len



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    ""We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. " Aristotle

    No one is as bad as the worst thing they have done & no one is as good as the best thing they have done.........think of that when you feel like you understand someone.

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    Shimano Dura Ace WH-7701 16 spoke. 16,900 mi.

    2001 (2002?) Dura Ace WH-7701
    16 paired spokes model.

    16,900 miles
    No truing.
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    Open Pro/Ultegra 32hole DT 14/15 2x/3x
    around 40-50,000 miles.
    True every 500 miles.
    Broken spokes evey 1000 miles (elbows usually)
    New freehub after first winter.
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    1999 Rolf Vector Pro 14 spoke fr, 16 spoke rear.
    Maybe 30,000 miles
    Never touched a thing. No bearings, no spokes, nothing.

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    My Info

    1) My wheels
    Campy Protons
    2) Total milage on my wheels
    6,200 mi
    3) How often do I true my wheels:
    Not needed so far
    4) My weight
    160 Lbs

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    1) your wheels
    Ambrosia (Colnago Branded) Box Rim - not sure of the model
    Campy Chorus hubs
    DT - 14/15 DB spokes I think - 32 spoke 3 cross front and rear
    Custom built by the Angry Asian (Ann Arbor Mi - Two Wheel Tango)

    2) total milage on your wheels
    20,000

    3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
    after every:
    d. 10,000 miles - Rear
    e. never - Front

    4) your weight
    150 in August
    165 in March
    "Words are a heavy thing...they weigh you down. If birds talked, they couldn't fly." Sy Rosen and Christian Williams, Northern Exposure, On Your Own, 1992

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    1) your wheels
    A) Velomax Circuits
    B) Velocity Sparticus

    2) total milage on your wheels
    A) 7500
    B) 2500

    3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
    after every:
    a. 10 miles
    b. 100 miles
    c. 1000 miles
    d. 10,000 miles
    e. never

    A) Never
    B) Never

    4) your weight

    210
    It's about pride.

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    Every little counts...
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    1) Record/OP/DT14-15-14, 32, 3x

    2) 25,000 km

    3) 10,000 km

    4) 160 lbs

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    2004 Mavic Ksyrium Elite
    Total Milage: ~3500
    They have never been trued. My median weight during this time is 220.

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    Wheelset #1

    1. Mavic Ksyrium SSC
    2. 12,000 miles
    3. Never trued, but the bearings replaced twice
    4. 170#

    Wheelset #2

    1. Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL
    2. 4,000 miles
    3. Never trued or bearings replaced
    4. 170#
    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

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    Elites
    Steel bike
    192 lbs
    5100 miles
    Havent touched them.
    Just Ride
    03 Fuji Marseille

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    Alex ALX-290
    1500 miles
    No truing yet
    190 lbs.

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    Wheels

    Set 1.) Rolf vector comps, 2k miles, never trued.
    Set 2.)HED tri spoke(front), HED Jet60(rear), 1k miles, never trued.
    I weigh 195lbs.
    Please God, don't let this post jinx my wheels, my pretty, pretty, wheels.
    I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh**-kickers, and Methodists!

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    KSYRIUM SSC SL
    TOT. MILEAGE- 5500
    TRUED - rear only once after I hit a big nasty pothole even then it was only slightly out of true. Front never
    WEIGHT - 157lbs

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    Ksyrium SL
    4,000+ miles
    never trued
    220 lbs

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    the wheel experience

    A. Campy record laced to Mavic Open Pros, 32 hole, radial front, 3x rear
    B. Ksyrium SSC (Tubular)
    C. Topolinos

    A. 12K miles
    B. 7K miles
    C. 1.5K miles

    A. Minor tweak to rear ~every 4K, never front
    B. Minor tweak to rear ~every 2K, and once to front
    C. Bought used (8/04), trued rear after mounting, no problems since

    Weight: 160lbs

    Note, I ride these wheels in all conditions over virtually all surfaces (not just racing wheels). Ride fairly aggresive. Soon, I'll hang up the Topolinos for the winter and run the Campy/Open Pros as the winter here in Boston (with salt, sand and potholes galore) is not the best for a pricy, light wheelset.

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    Lightbulb My experience...

    1) your wheels
    Velomax Circuits

    2) total milage on your wheels
    ~7,500

    3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
    after every:
    a. 10 miles
    b. 100 miles
    c. 1000 miles
    d. 10,000 miles
    e. never

    E) Never had to at all.

    4) your weight
    about 145lbs.

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    my main wheels for 2004 were:

    1) American Classic cr-420, standard build
    2)9500 miles
    3)needs a bit of tweaking in the rear, out of true a/o 9000 miles
    4)168 lbs / 12 stones
    are you having fun?...

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    1. Campy Zonda. NOS '02-'03, 20F/21R model.
    2. Approx. 1570 miles.
    3. Not trued yet.
    4. 197-204 lbs. nekkid.

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    Training wheels..

    Neuvation R350 Aero's (nobody has heard of them,but they're of exceptional quality)

    2500 mi.

    no truing. not expecting to.

    168#

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahueh
    Neuvation R350 Aero's (nobody has heard of them,but they're of exceptional quality)
    I've heard of them, and e-mailed if they had any Campy-hub versions. Unfortunately, they don't.

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