Gipiemme grecal parade wheels...

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by LouisN, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. LouisN

    LouisN New Member

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    Does someone have a comment on these wheels?
    Durability, but mostly performance (smoothness (bearings), and response, etc)?
    Thanks again,
    LouisN
     
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  2. ScienceIsCool

    ScienceIsCool New Member

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    I picked up a pair a couple of years ago because I liked the design. Minimal number of aero spokes, reinforced rim at the spoke holes, deep rim, etc. Nice. I put a couple thousand kilometers on them, but never raced on them. The reason was that they were a bit too flexible laterally. I could get the rim to rub the brake pads in a tight corner which was a bit scary. This made me too cautious with them and hence, I didn't race on them.

    Instead I gave them to a friend (non-racer) who increased the spoke tension to make them a bit stiffer. He enjoys them very much. I hope tat helps.

    John Swanson
    www.bikephysics.com
     
  3. LouisN

    LouisN New Member

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    Thanks a lot, that's the kind of answer I was looking for but wasn't comfortable enough in english to precisely ask.

    LouisN
     
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