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exp/opinions on campy montreal's and Fir 170 rims? nm(5 posts)

exp/opinions on campy montreal's and Fir 170 rims? nmjohan burnt eels
Feb 6, 2002 1:43 PM
Experience with the SC170'sCima Coppi
Feb 6, 2002 4:58 PM
I had Joe Young build me a set of FiR SC170's last summer for my new bike. They are built on Record 32 hole hubs, with DT 14/15 DB spokes. Let me say that they are the smoothest, bomb proof wheels I have ever owned. I love them, and I cannot rave about them enough. THe only drawback I can find is the seam is not as smooth as Mavic's, and I can feel it during braking. It's not that bad though.

That being said, Joe can make any wheel run like this, and when it comes to the top end rims, they are all very good.

I wanted FiR's because they were different, and I have not been a bit disappointed.

Sorry I have not feedback on the Montreal's, but Campy does have a good reputation for rim production right now.

ive read what joe says about the fir's...johan burnt eels
Feb 6, 2002 5:08 PM
how much did they cost you all up.

i understand he is a small specialist builder with a very good rep.
Here is the quote I received from Joe...Cima Coppi
Feb 6, 2002 8:27 PM
I actually paid a bit less because he sold me the entire Record Group, so the cost of the hubs was inclused in the group.

This is what he originally quoted me.

Campagnolo Record Hubs 32/32 $216 pair
FiR SC170 Grid $140.00 pair
DT 14/15 Spokes $51.20 for 64 plus $22.40 for alloy nipples
Labor to build wheels $80.00 pair

Joe is a great guy to talk to, and I highly recommend him.

Feb 6, 2002 7:57 PM
= pretty much same rim as proton/electron/nucleon... good quality on par with open pro, etc.