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Ambrosio rims for cross(5 posts)

Ambrosio rims for crossbuffalosorrow
Jul 13, 2002 7:43 PM
Has anyone used the ambrosio excellent or excellight for cyclocross? I have a front excellent that remarkably has never needed truing as compared to a front campy moskva that I managed to knock out of true on a short ride.
re: Ambrosio rims for crossVelocipedio
Jul 14, 2002 3:16 AM
Ironically, I was wondering the same thing. I haven't had a lot of success with Ambrosio Excellence rims on my roadie, though. I trashed three last year. I have a front wheel left, though...
question on build/erbuffalosorrow
Jul 14, 2002 4:42 AM
Are you stringing your own wheels or a shop?

I looked over some articles on wheel building and "I do not what to judge" but the build accounts for most of wheel failure.

What were you conditions regarding the wheel failure and are you running a 9/10 with a larger dish?

For winter/ touring and cyclocross riding a builder recommemded a 7/8 to lessen the dish and strengthen the wheel.
question on build/erVelocipedio
Jul 14, 2002 10:33 AM
Two were built by Marinoni, which has a good reputation for wheels, one was hand built at a shop by a wheel builder whose work I have come to respect over the years. The rears were 10 sp hubs.

Having said all of this, I'm certainly willing to accept that the fault in all cases was not the rims', but circumstance. One rear and the front were trashed in low-speed accidents [on in which I had a rider and her bike fall on the wheel], the other rear was trashed in a level crossing.

All things considered, my preference since then has been to have wheels built with Open Pros. Around here, they're a little cheaper, they're lighter and I have found that they're tougher. But that's just me... [If you're wondering, I'm not a clydesdale.]
not a clydesdale either...buffalosorrow
Jul 15, 2002 2:54 PM
my riding friend had a pair of open pro's/ record 10's built and after nearly a year/ 2000 plus miles, perhaps 10 months and they have performed flawless.
no doubt they are wonderfull rims if built well, as goes for any wheel.

I was questioning if the ambrosio's were being used by any cross riders, I had had good luck with mine on mixed terrain, road, some cyclocross and commuting. Seems that mavic has the market none the less.

thanks for your imput.