Pacenti Sl23 first impressions pre build
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    Pacenti Sl23 first impressions pre build

    2013-12-15 13.37.19.jpgI received the rims a few days ago from BHS. Very nicely packed and fast shipping. The spokes are late by a few days, I fear USPS may have lost them. Visually the rims look very high quality and the joint looks very smooth. Weight came in at 450g. I went ahead and mounted a used Michelin Pro3 tire using a FSA rim strip. I can confirm it is very difficult to mount the tire. I finally resorted to using a plastic tire lever. The same tire is very easy to mount on my Velocity Aerohead rims. It seems that most people use Stan's yellow tape with these rims. The FSA rim strips I use are pretty thin so I am not sure the yellow tape would help much with tire mounting. I did notice when removing the tire from the rim it had a tendency to pull the rim strip out of place which wouldn't be a problem with the Stan's tape. After mounting the tire and inflating it. I compared it to my wheel with the. Aerohead rim. I thought with the wider rim that the profile of the tire might be lower and that it could cause a harsher ride at the same psi, but I found the height was same 22mm from the rim to the top of the tire. The width of the tire at its widest point was only 1mm wider, 25 vs 24mm. However the volume of the tire does look larger because the tire is more spread out at its base. All of this makes me think the ride might be same or even smoother at the same psi, but I guess I will find out. Hopefully the spokes will show up soon and I can build them up. Some pictures attached.
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    What hubs are you going to be lacing these into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen cyclery View Post
    what hubs are you going to be lacing these into?
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