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Are Cane Creek wheels hard to true?(15 posts)

Are Cane Creek wheels hard to true?Ken of Fresno
Mar 26, 2003 8:12 AM
I can see the idea of reducing rotational weight by putting the spoke nipples at the hub, but it looks like it would make the hubs a real pain to true. Anyone have experience with these?

You don't true hubs, but...TJeanloz
Mar 26, 2003 8:35 AM
The Cane Creek/Chronometro design isn't really any more difficult to true than a regular wheel -- they give you a special wrench that fits in there pretty easily. It does take some adjustment in thinking, but it's not a huge challenge.
Yeah, I know. Guess I'm not quite awake yet.Ken of Fresno
Mar 26, 2003 8:48 AM
But you know what I mean. Have you used the tool? It looks like you have at most a 1/4 turn at a time before you have to dislodge the tool and get a new "grip" on the nipple. I guess that's ok for occasional truing, but could be a pain for replacing a spoke or rebuilding the wheel.?.?

I suppose,TJeanloz
Mar 26, 2003 8:51 AM
Yeah, it would be a pain for rebuilding a wheel, or replacing a spoke, but the design is really meant to minimize the need for either of these situations. I think the CC wheel I had were about the strongest (though not the lightest) wheels I've ever owned.
After crash last year...Brooks
Mar 26, 2003 9:42 AM
when I slammed into a rock (not pointed out by paceline leader, thankyouverymuch)the CC Aeroheads held up great. I did need to slightly true the front wheel and went to the LBS. They had the tiny wrench and let me true the wheel on their equipment for nothing. They also sold me an extra wrench. Could be a b[tch to build up a set of wheels making quarter turns each time. Great wheels though. I recommend them.
i've been riding my CC Aero ti wheels for..._rt_
Mar 26, 2003 8:43 AM
2 years now and i have never had to true them, however, as the poster above said, they are no harder than any other wheel to true.

i've been riding my CC Aero ti wheels for...russw19
Mar 26, 2003 9:04 AM
I had a set for a year... very very minor truing after the first 30 mile ride, then I never touched them again in the year I rode them. And I am a pretty big guy. They are really nice wheels. If you are thinking about them, I highly recommend them.

note that sierratradingpost has these right now...shawndoggy
Mar 26, 2003 10:39 AM
so with the 20% + 20% + free shipping you could get the aero ti wheels for around $320 +/- delivered.

See the STP post below for details... think you need to buy before the weekend's over.
note that sierratradingpost has these right now...russw19
Mar 26, 2003 11:27 AM
For anyone who cares..... that is $100 cheaper than what I paid employee purchase for mine last year new!

I had to pay shipping on mine but it was only like $15, but I think they were $405 E.P.

whoops, wait a minute!russw19
Mar 26, 2003 11:30 AM
That price for siera is way wrong!

The Ti wheels are $500. The Stainless spoked wheels are $350. Big difference.

If they take 20% off the $500 Ti price, it is still a damn good deal, but a far cry from $350.... oh well, thanks for the heads up though!

Nope, I'm right, here's the math:shawndoggy
Mar 26, 2003 12:08 PM
$500 for ti wheelset, less 20% web sale = $400, less another 20% (coupon code in post below) = $320, plus free shipping using the dealio about when we first celebrated st patty's day.
Nope, I'm right, here's the math:<- SWEET!!!!russw19
Mar 26, 2003 12:44 PM
Think they will honor that? And think of how cheap I could get a set of the SS wheels for my commuter bike!

Thanks! Sorry for the doubt, but that is WAY LOW on the price.... like I said, less than I paid EP for them.


Nope, I'm right, here's the math:<- SWEET!!!!SpaceCowboy
Mar 26, 2003 1:40 PM
Hey Russ,
While you guys are on the topic of the Cane Creeks, I just wanted to say "Thanks" for the recommendation on the Aerohead SG's. I got a pair of the steel spoked '02 version from for $249 and have about 300 miles on them already. WOW! What a great set of wheels. They ran so smooth and felt great. Had trouble telling the difference from my Nucleons. I just can get over the feel for the co$t. For anyone out there that might be interested in a set, the saleman told me they have about 28 sets left with more on order. Anyways, thanks a bunch and ride safe.

Cool! Glad you are happy! I loved those wheels too! nmrussw19
Mar 26, 2003 2:07 PM
Mar 27, 2003 10:20 AM
The only real differences are the location of the nipples, and the fact that a loose straight-pull spoke can spin.
For truing, I hold the rim at the spoke that needs to be adjusted, follow it down with my eyes, and turn that nipple.
Just takes a minor adjustment to your thought.
For the spokes, once they're tensioned, they don't spin, but getting them there (if you break one, for example), it helps to hold the spoke with padded pliers.
If you hav bladed spokes, the other end of the tool has a holder for them, as spoke windup is more common with the bladeds. I use padded pliers there, as well, since I've only got one tool.
And yes, it is a pain to replace a spoke, since you're limited to 1/4 turn at a time, but not much more than a "normal" wheel, where I can get 1/2 a turn comfortably.
The ride and durability more than make up for it, though.
If you get a set, be sure to watch the bearing preload, as that's where a lot of problems occur. The old hub design is sensitive, especially the rear, where a mix of sealed and loose bearings were used.