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Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps riders(17 posts)

Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersAustinTexasRider
Aug 17, 2001 8:15 AM
Just a little survey.

For those reading this who ride Rolf Vector Comps,

How much do you weigh:

Any trouble with them:
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersJRG
Aug 17, 2001 8:20 AM
#185
1300 MILES
NO PROBLEMS

JOHN
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersAtombomber
Aug 17, 2001 8:29 AM
100kg, 1700km, no problems.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersGW Rider
Aug 17, 2001 8:38 AM
170 lbs

Front - two nipples backed off, leaving one pair of spokes loose
Front - Front skewer, creaked, replaced with shimano

Both wheels have stayed remarkably true.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersLone Gunman
Aug 17, 2001 9:15 AM
180+
5-6K miles. over 2.5 seasons.
Replaced 5 rear spokes after the LBS removed the plastic guard and failed to put a spacer in its place, the cassette was loose and the chain cut into the spokes after it shifted over the top. Routine maint. at the start of this season, trued slightly. My only set of wheels at this time.
230#, 2000+ miles, no problems, nmken vining
Aug 17, 2001 9:24 AM
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersDINOSAUR
Aug 17, 2001 9:26 AM
I weigh 210.

The only problem I have encountered is with water in the rims due to the recessed nipple chambers after getting caught in an unexpected rain shower.

As a sidenote these wheels have been bullet proof. I crashed, and scrapped the front rim down to bear aluminum in a couple of spots. I filed off the burrs with a metal file and sandpaper and they are still just as true as the day I bought them (they came stock with my Klein).

Just for the water in the rim problem and I'm wondering about parts for the Rolf wheels in the future? I would not buy them again for these reasons only. I might be inclined if I was building a bike and was looking for a great deal on wheels, I'm thinking there should be some killer deals on Rolf wheels....

Just don't ride in the rain and if you do, be ready to strip off your tires and tubes, let them dry, and install new rim tape. Otherwise they are great wheels. IMHO only....
P.S. 15K miles (three seasons) NMDINOSAUR
Aug 17, 2001 9:31 AM
NM
P.S. 15K miles (three seasons) NMLone Gunman
Aug 17, 2001 9:40 AM
http://www.freewheel.com/rolf/ look what is new.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersDuane Gran
Aug 17, 2001 9:26 AM
#155
6700 miles
I crashed a few times and bent up the front wheel (which is now fine) but the rear is as true as the day I first spun the wheel. These are my ride 'em and forget 'em wheels.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersgmagee
Aug 17, 2001 9:27 AM
185 pounds.

3000 miles no problems so far, have not brought them in for service yet. I did put them in a truing stand and they did not need truing.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps riderslongfellow
Aug 17, 2001 9:31 AM
Y2K model used 1 year every day to every other day on aggregate road.
158lbs, no problems. (cross-fingers)
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersLLSmith
Aug 17, 2001 10:36 AM
200lbs. Somewhere between 2500-3000 miles. The wheels appear to be true, but the tension is way off on a some of the spokes.When they were new a couple rear and a few front spokes kept coming loose while riding. I did get them tight, but as per LBS I over tightened and screwed the wheels up. I have ridden these wheels for at least 2000 miles since they became screwed up with no problems. LBS will have to re-build for $100 per wheel. I will decide if I want re-built wheels, different wheels or a new bike if and when the replacement spokes come in. I really dont know if I would be using good sense to spend $400-$600 for new wheels. If I knew I would be more comfortable and would be able to ride longer distances I would not hesitate to switch wheels or bikes.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersbayman
Aug 17, 2001 12:00 PM
I have about 5,000 miles on mine. I have had the rear trued 3 times, I hit some bad road. I'm about 185# and i think they have been great. I was talking with a guy that had them on his trek 2300. He swapped them out. he's about 6'8" close to 300#. He said they would wash out on turns. Go figure. I don't think you can go wrong with these wheels
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersJL
Aug 17, 2001 12:10 PM
180# down to 170, 1500 miles. Like Dino said, water in the rims but no other problems.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersmikereyno
Aug 17, 2001 12:20 PM
In May I was 224 lbs; I'm now down to 206 lbs.;

I've put 1400 miles on it that time and had no problems with the Rolf Vector Comps.
re: Survey: Attn Rolf Vector Comps ridersMarlon
Aug 17, 2001 12:20 PM
~135 lbs
Um... around 6000km (3500 miles?) in 1 year.

Within first 2000km (1200 miles?), lost a spoke (it just came loose), rode home carefully with it. Otherwise, no other problems since then.

Like any other semi-aero and aero wheel, I have water problems too - I just let 'em drain.

Front wheel a little out of true, rear wheel only *very* slightly out of true. But both are still rideable.