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511.2 gramsWoof the dog
May 18, 2002 7:06 PM
Gel 280 + alloy nips + revo (i think) spokes + AC microfront! Its weird it doesn't feel all that light with a tire and a skewer on. :-(

How do I remove 12.2 grams from this wheel? Drill extra holes? j/k.

Thought I'd post up something like that.


Woof, the doggiedog.

and a pic just for the heck of it.
re: 511.2 gramsGuru_at_AmClassic
May 19, 2002 5:26 AM
Well, you really can't go lighter. The reason is that your rim isn't really 280 grams! Mavic weighs their rims WITHOUT eyelets. So, I bet if you weighed your rim before being built I bet it weighed around 300 grams. Here are the weight breakdowns::: American Classic front hub 68 grams
DT Revolution or Wheelsmith XL spokes for 28 spokes 131 grams and 10 grams for 28 alloy spoke nipples. That makes your Gel 280 rim weigh in at 302.2 grams. The only weigh to make it lighter is to find a 24 hole rim which would drop it by 20 grams. But then you need a new front hub. If I am wrong, please let me know. But I have a sheet on my desk with weights on it for just such an emergency.

American Classic Design
re: 511.2 gramsWoof the dog
May 19, 2002 6:42 AM
you know your stuff. why not post that sheet on your desk over here. I know a couple of places where you can get weights, but more data never hurts. Sincerely

woof the cog.
re: 511.2 gramsGuru_at_AmClassic
May 19, 2002 11:23 AM
Interesting offer, but I can't give all of my secrets out! That and I have to much stuff to post!

If I can ever help though, I'm here guys.

American Classic Design
secrets? (nm)Woof the dog
May 19, 2002 10:47 PM

take the grease out? nmDougSloan
May 19, 2002 7:31 PM
How's your insurance?Nessism
May 19, 2002 1:59 PM
One high speed pothole hit and you may be in trouble. Be careful.