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American Classic Wheels - Any Owners??(6 posts)

American Classic Wheels - Any Owners??DannyBoy
Aug 14, 2002 5:35 PM
These seem like good quality wheels, and reasonably priced - anyone out there have practical experience of AmClassic and their wheels?
re: American Classic Wheels - Any Owners??Mike P
Aug 15, 2002 4:01 AM
I have been riding a set of Am Classics for a year now. I think they are great wheels for the money. They are light. They are so light I was worried they would not hold up well when I first picked mine up. I would guess I have about 8,000 miles on them, problem free, with one exception.

I did have a one problem with my rear hub a while back. An o-ring on the freehub somehow became damaged. Some of the rubber material made its way into the pawls causing a noise from the hub and causing the wheel not to spin as freely as before. It also allowed greese to come out of the freehub. The pawls still operated properly. This was around the time Bill Shook bought the company back. Bill and the staff I talked with went out of their way to help me out. They sent a new o-ring, which I installed myself. No problems since then.

I have found the hubs easy to maintain, once I got past the fear of opening them up the first time. I am not familiar with the rims they are building with now. I have Velocity Aeroheads and they have held up well.

Are they campy compatible?MXL02
Aug 15, 2002 4:14 AM
re: American Classic Wheels - Any Owners??LeGrimper
Aug 15, 2002 6:21 AM
I have a set of 350s and im very happy.

They are fast and light, have held up well and roll smooth. These are my race wheels and I was a little circumspect at first however I have thrown caution to the wind of late, ploughed into a few ruts and holes while racing and they are 100% true still. Impressive.

The rotational weight is really noticeable up hill and has removed around 500gms from the bike. For the price they are excellent.

AmClassic have a Campy compatible hub.

Ring the guys, I found them really helpful and they made my wheels to my exact requirements. Cant ask for more.

Le Grimp.
how much do you weigh?Tahoe Gator
Aug 16, 2002 2:14 PM
they state a weight limit of 180 lbs. which is about what i weigh, depending on pizza and beer the night before or not.
how much do you weigh?DannyBoy
Aug 18, 2002 4:56 PM
'bout 180 n'all, mind you I've gone for 420's as the roads out here in New Zealand are sh1t, so I wanted something tough, but aero - they've got a deep rim and a low spoke count and weigh less than Ksyriums so........