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Are You One Of The One Hundred???(7 posts)

Are You One Of The One Hundred???Akirasho
Mar 29, 2003 6:17 PM
3G's and being better than the 101st person to order these could make you one of the elite...

http://www.zipp.com/Wheelsets/z4.html

I do luv dem ZIPPs (some of the most frictionless bearings in the buisness), but at over twice retail of regular 404s, I think I'll stick with the latter...

Be the bike.
Have you ridden the new 'Dale yet?sn69
Mar 29, 2003 6:59 PM
If so, what do you think of those slick Deda aerobars you installed? ...And, since I didn't say it earlier, it's a great looking ride.

Scott
Have you ridden the new 'Dale yet?Akirasho
Mar 30, 2003 4:24 PM
... not really... just a spin around the block... the vast majority of time being spent with it clamped in a trainer (dialing in a few doodads).

Indeed, the weather changed locally... and I've been visiting my throne room (see below post) more often than not (doc thinks it's a virus... I think it's the $hits).

So far, for spinning on a trainer, the Dedas feel ok... but I might swap out a spare set of Profile F18 arm rests... cuz I believe they're more adjustable (probably only a few grams heavier).

Thanks for the compliments on the bike!

Be the bike.
I'm one of the 100, but...seyboro
Mar 30, 2003 9:53 AM
...I am assuming you own a set of 404s. I got mine about 270 miles ago and I have a question for a fellow owner: I tightened up the rear hub after calling Zipp for tech guidance. The answer, while helpful for the process itself, did not completely eliminate play. I torqued the hub to the recommended 88 and used the proper loctite.
According to Zipp CS, the hub is designed to show a little play while sitting in the frame or stand. This should vanish while under load. Of course, that's a little tricky to test while riding. How much play, if any, do yours have? Thanks much in advance.
... wow, I guess I better review my maintenance...Akirasho
Mar 30, 2003 4:19 PM
... I've logged a few K on my 404s and only recently did I notice the "play" in the hub... whereupon, I simply tightened things up (I did print the tech pages from their site... but never actually read them).

I honestly don't remember seeing "play" in the wheels before... and I only noticed it, kinda as you mentioned, when the wheel was out of the frame... you've given me reason to read. to the throne room!!!

Be the bike.
I emailed Lennard Zinn...seyboro
Mar 30, 2003 5:20 PM
... and Sheldon Brown. Let's see what the gurus think. I'll keep you posted over in the components forum.
All hubs should have a little play,TJeanloz
Mar 31, 2003 8:36 AM
All hubs should have a little bit of play when they're not under the load of dropouts. There shouldn't be any play when the wheel is on the bike (even if it's stationary). That said, in my experience, Zipp wheels have always had a little bit more play than most...