New wheels.... Finally arrived!...

hopper1
hopper1 Posts: 4,389
edited February 2010 in Road buying advice
After what seems like an age, my new wheelset arrived today.
Roll on the dryer weather :wink:
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Bugger me!... The Sun has just come out, too :D
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  • APIII
    APIII Posts: 2,010
    I know the feeling. I ordered some handbuilts in August and they eventually turned up on Thursday last week :evil:
    Enjoy your wheels :)
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    This is the second set in a week.... :D:D:D
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  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Very nice. They look an awful lot like mine do! 8)

    You finally get the tyre problem sorted?
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I hope so.
    These are running valve core extensions, instead of valve extensions.
    Alex has been superb throughout, though, so no complaints.
    Just got to stick a cassette on the rear now... :wink:
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  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    markos1963 wrote:
    Looks like you're taking the Lotus Series a bit serious :wink:

    I doubt it. Not had the best opportunities for training, and last year I never made it to one race because of my work schedule.
    They're probably a bad idea, as they may just make me a target :shock:

    Need to learn how to change a tub, yet!
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  • hopper1 wrote:
    I hope so.
    These are running valve core extensions, instead of valve extensions.
    Alex has been superb throughout, though, so no complaints.
    Just got to stick a cassette on the rear now... :wink:[/quote

    Alex.?
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Shop owner :wink:
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  • markos1963
    markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    hopper1 wrote:
    markos1963 wrote:
    Looks like you're taking the Lotus Series a bit serious :wink:

    I doubt it. Not had the best opportunities for training, and last year I never made it to one race because of my work schedule.
    They're probably a bad idea, as they may just make me a target :shock:

    Need to learn how to change a tub, yet!

    Ha, same for me, by the time my rota came around to give me a wednesday evening off the series was over :cry:

    As for changing a tub I looked at the vid on Wheelsmith and as always the pros make it look far far easier than I imagine it will be!
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    markos1963 wrote:
    As for changing a tub I looked at the vid on Wheelsmith and as always the pros make it look far far easier than I imagine it will be!

    I certainly wouldn't be trying to change one at the roadside!
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  • Oh i see and i thought you were a wheelsmiths man :roll: .The wheels look very nice though.Those tune hubs will serve you well i should think.
  • Im very jealous.... :twisted:
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,788
    I certainly wouldn't be trying to change one at the roadside!

    If you can change a tyre, you can change a tub. Just take a preused spare to be safe, one that you got off with the tub tape (wouldn't bother with glue for the road).
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Decent wheelset hopper1 let us know how you get on with them.

    We do expect a full review in due course please sir!! :wink:
  • ...haha ~@ CarbonCopy, funny how people recommend something then do something completely different :?

    P.s bl00dy work filter wont let me see 'em :( Prbably lush though 8)
  • Stefano. They are lush shame you can`t see them ha!.

    Hopper once you have a few miles under those Tune hubs they will bed in and you will Experience an engineering marvel,Well not quite but they are silky smooth!! You`ll see and feel it.Superbative hubs.8)
    I just couldnt afford them on my latest set of wheels due to my new frameset adorned with Sram Red Chainset,Which will be here in the morning OH YES!!!!.
  • Ands
    Ands Posts: 1,437
    Very nice Hopper1. Have you got that EPS yet to put them on?? :wink:
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Ands wrote:
    Very nice Hopper1. Have you got that EPS yet to put them on?? :wink:

    No, not yet Ands... I've just bought a new project to play with, so the frame will wait a bit... :oops: :roll:
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Kewl!

    I was toying with the idea of a Colnago with SR but I've just dropped a load of cash on some new hi fi kit instead...

    I shouldn't have listened to it. God damn the hi fi snake oil shop owner!!
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    CarbonCopy wrote:
    Oh i see and i thought you were a wheelsmiths man :roll: .The wheels look very nice though.Those tune hubs will serve you well i should think.

    Derek doesn't do Zipps, so I got these elsewhere.

    P1ssed off, 'cos I just rushed to put them in the bike (needless haste at this time off year), so forgot to weigh them. :oops:

    As soon as it's dry enough, I'll be out on them, maybe tomorrow... I just need dry, not necessarily warm :wink:
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  • Snowing here Hopper. :roll: Seriously when those Tune hubs bed in and WOWZAR time.

    Just out of interest how many sets of wheels do you have now? :lol: Quite a few i think.
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    CarbonCopy wrote:
    Snowing here Hopper. :roll: Seriously when those Tune hubs bed in and WOWZAR time.

    Just out of interest how many sets of wheels do you have now? :lol: Quite a few i think.

    Nah, just sold two sets! :wink:
    Zipps, Eastons, Powertap wheelset, that's it...ish!
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  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    I got my Zipps from the same place as Hopper (in fact I recommended them to him!).

    Hopper - I'm riding/racing mine for the first time on March 20 - just over a month away. Saving 'em until then!

    Going to use my new Mavic Open Pro Powertaps for my first race in 2 weeks to collect some racing data first.


    Carbon - I bought a set of Zipps with Tune hubs from the same vendor before and they are indeed very nice. But these ones are even better!
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Good to see your back in action again, your back must be good now.
    Good luck with the race in March, I know it's important to you. :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!