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Lite wheelsetroadrunner1
Nov 14, 2003 8:15 AM
Hi Everyone

Have a to part question. I have a friend selling a Giant frame and fork CFR Team all carbon with Dura BB and Chorus headset. What can you tell me about the frame (how it rides, whats it weight etc.)? Also, I would like a lite (1600 orless gram) but durable wheelset. Should I have one built? What can you guys suggest?

Thanks
Roadrunner
re: Lite wheelsetMShaw
Nov 14, 2003 10:08 AM
I'll start with the old saying you can have light, durable, or inexpensive, pick one.

That said what are you going to do with the bike? Race? TT? Hill Climbs? How fast do you ride? If its over 20mph, aero may be better for you.

You can still find Heliums, or you could build up a set of wheels using Velocity Escapes, GL330s, etc. that should weigh about what you're looking to hit.

Make sure that the Giant comes close to having the right TT lenght for you. I keep hoping that one will fit me, but no dice.

Mike
here some more info.roadrunner1
Nov 14, 2003 11:15 AM
MShaw

Thanks for responding. Here's some info. I weight b/t 150-160 lbs. and primarily will use the bike for training. I usually races off road. I live in Florida, no big climbs just flat roads. Yes I doing ride 20+ mph. If I had a choice the wheelset with be both light and durable if thats possible. The bike will be spec'd with Campy. If I'm building up rims what hub would be recommened.

Roadrunner
here some more info.MShaw
Nov 15, 2003 11:23 AM
Tell you the truth, if you're riding in FL you're probably better off doing what the other guy around here's doing: build a Velocity DeepV wheelset.

At 150 or so, I'd go 24/24. I'm about 180 and I can ride those wheels at 24/24.

If you go do a search here and rec.bicycles.tech you'll find lots of discussions on the relative merit of light vs. aero. www.analyticcycling.com has a bunch of data that'll make you go hmmm.

Anyone else?

Mike
re: Lite wheelsetasgelle
Nov 14, 2003 12:56 PM
"I'll start with the old saying you can have light, durable, or inexpensive, pick one."

I thought it was pick two.
re: Lite wheelsetMShaw
Nov 15, 2003 11:18 AM
One, two, who's counting?

Mike
this should do the trick.The Human G-Nome
Nov 14, 2003 1:34 PM
http://www.glorycycles.com/irdcacuwh.html