Kyserium SL v REcord hubs build - weight

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  1. Spooky

    Spooky Guest

    Hi,

    Anyone know the weight difference between Kyserium SL and a pair of wheels built with 32 hole Campag
    Record hubs using lightest spokes/rims

    Please specify best rim/spoke combination if possible

    Thanks

    Alan
     
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  2. Nick Payne

    Nick Payne Guest

    No difference. Within the accuracy of my kitchen scales (about 10g or so), a home built wheelset
    using 32h Record hubs with Velocity Aerohead rims and Sapim CX-Ray spokes weighs the same as a pair
    of the Ksyrium SL wheels. And they cost a lot less and are easier to repair if needed.

    Nick

    "Spooky" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Anyone know the weight difference between Kyserium SL and a pair of wheels built with 32 hole
    > Campag Record hubs using lightest spokes/rims
     
  3. the alien-<< Anyone know the weight difference between Kyserium SL and a pair of wheels built with
    32 hole Campag Record hubs using lightest spokes/rims.

    To match the weight, don't need 'the lightest rims and spokes' for the Record hubs..Velocity
    Aeroheads, will show the front to be about 30 grams heavier and the rear wuill be about 30
    grams lighter.

    Should point out they will be about $300 cheaper as well...

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  4. Spooky

    Spooky Guest

    Thanks for the replies, guys

    I live in the UK and can't find a stockist for Aeroheads

    Can I buy from the US?

    Thanks

    Alan

    On 11 Apr 2003 13:39:25 GMT, [email protected] (Qui si parla Campagnolo) wrote:

    >the alien-<< Anyone know the weight difference between Kyserium SL and a pair of wheels built with
    >32 hole Campag Record hubs using lightest spokes/rims.
    >
    >To match the weight, don't need 'the lightest rims and spokes' for the Record hubs..Velocity
    >Aeroheads, will show the front to be about 30 grams heavier and the rear wuill be about 30
    >grams lighter.
    >
    >Should point out they will be about $300 cheaper as well...
    >
    >
    >Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    >(303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  5. I had a light weight wheel set built on Hugi 240 hubs using Mavic Open Pro rims, DT Revolution
    spokes, and aluminium DT nipples.

    They were beautiful, extremely light and I loved them. Until the problems started...

    First: the Revolution spokes and aluminium nipples in the rear wheel wouldn't hold true for more
    than a month. Just a little out, but enough to make the brakes drag slightly.

    I had the rear wheel rebuilt using DT competition and brass nipples on the drive side. This kept
    everything true, but I was always back in the shop because the wheel would become squeaky after
    about two or three rides. The hills in Hong Kong are very steep... But, I still loved these wheels.
    I could live with the noise.

    Then: one morning on the way to a race, 4 spokes pulled out of the front hub as I was braking down a
    steep hill. They ripped off the hub material. Luckily I was travelling slowly and the wheel rubbing
    on the fork helped slow the bike. Hugi warns against radial spoking, but I just ignored that. It was
    a mistake.

    I traded the rear hub on a set of Ksyrium SL wheels. Sure everyone has them so you won't feel
    special, but they don't squeak, don't go out of true, and seem to be more stable down hill.

    Weight is not everything...

    Just my two cents.

    Phillip

    "Nick Payne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > No difference. Within the accuracy of my kitchen scales (about 10g or so),
    a
    > home built wheelset using 32h Record hubs with Velocity Aerohead rims and Sapim CX-Ray spokes
    > weighs the same as a pair of the Ksyrium SL wheels.
    And
    > they cost a lot less and are easier to repair if needed.
    >
    > Nick
    >
    > "Spooky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Anyone know the weight difference between Kyserium SL and a pair of wheels built with 32 hole
    > > Campag Record hubs using lightest spokes/rims
     
  6. Spooky wrote:

    > I live in the UK and can't find a stockist for Aeroheads
    >
    > Can I buy from the US?

    Sure. We'll make an exception in your case. ;-)

    --
    Jerry Gardner [email protected]
     
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