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american classic wheelsmila
Oct 19, 2001 6:12 AM
I'm looking for a new wheelset and am considering the American Classics. They would be going on a Klein Quantum frame. Use would be a few time trials, fast club rides, a few road races and training/fun. I like to climb. Anybody have any experience with them? thanks
re: hubs are cooldzrider
Oct 19, 2001 8:33 AM
I built wheels about 13 yrs ago with American Classic hubs and Mavic MA2 rims. The flange on the drive side on one hub broke almost immediately and they replaced it quickly with no complaining that it was my fault for lacing the wheel improperly. All have been in service since then and work fine. I haven't taken the hubs apart to try to repack the bearings, and they still turn smoothly and quietly. I don't know if they make rims or wheelsets, but they make good hubs.
re: hubs are coolJohnG
Oct 20, 2001 3:06 PM
The AC hubs are real nice. However, I did buy a built front wheel that had a little bit of offset dish and the spokes tension isn't very uniform.

I'd suggest just buying their parts and building the wheels yourself.

re: american classic wheels12X23
Oct 19, 2001 10:20 AM
I bought a pr this summer that now have about 2,200 miles and are still true as they were out of the box. Mine are 28/32, radial front, rad/3x rear, Wheelsmith XL spokes, with Velocity Aerohead rims and weigh 1427 grams. Note with the wheels suggested greasing with Pedros Synlube 'til weeps out the seals, put tires on and ride. I did and the wheels have been trouble-free.
re: american classic wheelsalexfr99
Oct 22, 2001 12:31 PM
I have a pair of Am Classic freewheel hubs set up for fixed gear use. They are light and yet bullet proof. The folks at Am Classic have also been great to deal with. I like their stuff all around