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    The Rim Solution

    A few of you gave me some good reponses the other day in a thread about a new wheel for my wife's 1x1... thread here
    Here is the follow up...
    She's been getting by for a few months w/ this "little" ding....


    On her 1st night-ride of the year, on the way back to the car....you have to hop a curb...one she's hopped up smoothly thousands of times before... uh, not this time..


    So I got some good info from you guys and from mikesee over on the 29er board....went on down to www.thepathbikeshop.com, and had something quite purty put together...



    Customer service? Dropped it off Wednesday, it's done less than 24 hours later and a nice build. The DT rim tensioned up beautifully they said...

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    You know I love the purple ano nips:-)

    Nice, should be a great wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    You know I love the purple ano nips:-)
    Nice, should be a great wheel.
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    Ah yes.. I vacilated...silver again? stealthy black? then Karl unveiled the box of nips that apparently isn't drawn from much.... I saw them...and I knew...there was no other choice....

    for giggles..weighed the whole set up...rim, spokes, hub, rotor, tire, tube....any guesses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Ah yes.. I vacilated...silver again? stealthy black? then Karl unveiled the box of nips that apparently isn't drawn from much.... I saw them...and I knew...there was no other choice....

    for giggles..weighed the whole set up...rim, spokes, hub, rotor, tire, tube....any guesses?

    huge guess......1900grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Ah yes.. I vacilated...silver again? stealthy black? then Karl unveiled the box of nips that apparently isn't drawn from much.... I saw them...and I knew...there was no other choice....

    for giggles..weighed the whole set up...rim, spokes, hub, rotor, tire, tube....any guesses?
    Four pounds, seven ounces.
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    Ahhh.. I didn't weigh it on the NASA scale...but just the regular scale which gets incrementely off as things get heavier... so this should be pretty close...
    the scale called 4lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Ahhh.. I didn't weigh it on the NASA scale...but just the regular scale which gets incrementely off as things get heavier... so this should be pretty close...
    the scale called 4lbs.
    Nice, I was probably within 100 grams then:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    A few of you gave me some good reponses the other day in a thread about a new wheel for my wife's 1x1...
    The heck with pics of your wife's wheel! We want pics of your wife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The heck with pics of your wife's wheel! We want pics of your wife!
    Down boy!
    I hope these suffice....
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    Ummm, Rock-it?

    1st photo? I love the Aliso riding. I miss the riding there...sniff sniff, tear tear.....

    Anything intersting on the rim around the valve stem? Different color nips? Signature?

    Cheers and nice build. I have only seen the nice work that the Path has performed on the stuff SlowSSer owns.

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    Great trail - Rock it

    I love that trail, but it scares me. When I go fast, I think, I'll die for sure if I crash. When I go slow, I think, now I will probably crash for sure, but at least I'll only be maimed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    I love that trail, but it scares me. When I go fast, I think, I'll die for sure if I crash. When I go slow, I think, now I will probably crash for sure, but at least I'll only be maimed.
    Hey Matt, in all reality, the best option on that trail is going fast, or at least steadily. My personal approach is no brakes at all. Yes, you go faster, but you stay atop the bumps and dips and holes...skimming across the top. Yes, it helps to be on a longer travel bike, but even on my singlespeed, stay off the brakes and let it ride. Going slow is a disaster!

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    Well now all you have to do is learn to ride fast, hey Matt??

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