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American Classic CR - 350 Clincher wheel Set?(9 posts)

American Classic CR - 350 Clincher wheel Set?The Human G-Nome
Sep 6, 2002 7:26 PM
is anyone riding these? comments, observations?
1372 grams for the set which can be had for $449.
I myself am thisclose to ordering a set.....IAmtnbikr
Sep 7, 2002 3:41 AM
but not from AC! Take a look at The same wheelset for $100 less.....I called Mike, he is quite informative on what is the best hub/rim/spoke setup. Mine will be the AC hubs, 350 rims, with 14/17 fronts, and 14/17 rear non-drive side along with 14/15 drive sides. Told me there is only about a 3-day backlong as of now. All of the feedback on his wheels is totally positive!
I myself am thisclose to ordering a set.....jzinckgra
Sep 8, 2002 2:24 PM
yes, that's where I am going to order my set too. I emailed Mike, but haven't heard from him yet. I'm only 6'2", 160lbs, so I think the 350's will be ok for me. I have heard only good things from him too.
I myself am thisclose to ordering a set.....bobobo
Sep 8, 2002 7:40 PM
what do you guys think of AC hubs as far as durability issues and flex issues? They seem awfully light and the flanges very narrow. Can this wheelset be ridden everyday?
for good info call Mike at, today I ...IAmtnbikr
Sep 9, 2002 3:20 PM
ordered my set. Got the AC 350 rims, front and rear 28 spokes ( Mike said save the 24's up front for 150 lbs or less, I am usually 165 or so ), the AC Micro 68 front and AC 220 rear hubs, laced radial on the front with 14/17's, and the rear with 14/17's laced 2X on the non-drive side and 14/15's laced 3X on the drive side. Weight is expected to be 1330 grams. Beat that weight for $384.00 !
for good info call Mike at, today I ...jzinckgra
Sep 9, 2002 6:51 PM
Cool. I'm waiting for him to respond to my email. I'd like to go with the 24 spoke front also, but at 160lbs or so, I'm sure he'll recommend the 28 spoke. Did he tell you that at your weight the 24 spoke wouldn't hold up? I am going to get the 350's with silver AC hubs and silver spokes. Wish they made the rim in siver too. How long till you get your wheels? I can't wait to get them so I can put them on my new Calfee Tetra.
he said that the 24's may be too flexy, so...IAmtnbikr
Sep 10, 2002 9:19 AM
I went for the 28's front and rear. The build is scheduled for this Friday, and he thought they may ship Friday or Saturday, so I ought to have them by midweek. I can't "weight" to knock off nearly a pound with them! You may have better luck calling him, he told me he is quite busy!
he said that the 24's may be too flexy, so...jzinckgra
Sep 10, 2002 9:44 AM
Thanks, I'll call him.
durability seems fine so farjw25
Sep 10, 2002 8:29 AM
I've got a set built to CXP-33's, and haven't had any issues yet, after around 1000 miles. My hubs are early models, with greaseports, but I've been greasing the rear bearings the old-fashioned way, to spare the freehub. At some point, I'll order some special grease from oddsandendos, so I can use the port.
I've yet to notice any flex issues on my wheels, and they're built with Sapim Laser spokes (14/17 ultra-short butted, basically a Revo or XL-14) in a radial front, 2x rear pattern. The rear flanges are closer together than a Shimano offering, but this helps even out the spoke tensions, and should result in a stronger wheel.
I'd highly recommend if you purchase a set. I've ordered spokes and rims from Mike several times, and had nothing but great service.