Sold! Wheels for sale - Carbon Clincher Set - Reynolds hubs/CX Ray spokes

dgl2

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Carbon clincher set with Reynolds Stratus DV hubs (24/20 CX version) and Sapim CX Ray spokes.

Direct import of wide (25mm) deep (50mm) carbon clincher rims, which I paired with some repurposed Reynolds hubs (rumored to be sourced from White Industries OEM ... but not sure) and the best spokes I know. Very nice looking and fast, and incredibly comfortable with wider tires. Selling with Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x25mm tires still in good shape.

The only question I have is a general one about descending and using brakes heavily with carbon clinchers. I had a problem with the rear when I first built these -- warped braking surface after one difficult hot long descent from Tsuru Tsuru Onsen. The manufacturer sent a replacement which I swapped in, and that one has been fine. But I would recommend these for a rider under 75 kgs (I am 95 kgs) and would think twice about using them on long technical descents where you will be sitting on the brakes a lot. Great for a time trial or flatter course. Of course, you need carbon compatible brake pads.

These are in very good condition. Asking 25000 yen.
I will include some Shimano wheel bags.
Stop by and check them out -- in the Kaminoge/Futako Tamagawa area.


 
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bawbag

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Interested! Just a few questions - what profile are the rims - U/Toroidal/whatever, and do you have a link to the manufacturer's page or some info on the bead width etc? Not sure these'll fit in my frame.
 

dgl2

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Thanks for the questions - I am traveling and get back to Tokyo (via bicycle of course) Sunday evening.
They are more a wide U than true toroidal I think.
Let me try to dig up the info from when I got them.
 
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bawbag

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Thanks for the questions - I am traveling and get back to Tokyo (via bicycle of course) Sunday evening.
They are more a wide U than true toroidal I think.
Let me try to dig up the info from when I got them.
Thanks a lot - much appreciated!
 
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Hi! I'm really interested to buy your wheel set which you posted in this site. Please let me know your contact number if it is still available. Thanks....
 

dgl2

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More info on the wheels.
http://positivo-espresso.blogspot.jp/2013/07/wheel-nos-00011-and-00012-carbon.html

1. Hubs. As noted, the hubs are repurposed from a set of Reynolds Stratus DV cyclo cross version (24x20 spokes instead of 20x16) that I bought in 2006. I have not had any issues with the hubs, and for years rode the Reynolds wheels sparingly, saving them mostly for events since I never really took to fixing tubular flats (replacing the tires) on the road. (That is the reason I decided to repurpose them rather than stocking tubular supplies). For comparison the Reynolds set back in 2006 had a $1600 list price and I think cost me $1250 plus shipping at least.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/on-test-reynolds-stratus-cyclo-cross-wheels/
http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wheels/wheelsets/reynolds/stratus-cross/prd_335400_5845crx.aspx

2. Spokes -- Sapim CX Ray. The best. I built these up myself.
The silver CX Ray spokes are 3072 yen for a set of 10 at worldcycle.co.jp,
http://www.worldcycle.co.jp/item/86996.html
So that would be around 14,000 yen for the 44 spokes I used (though I got them for a lower price via a German online retailer, as part of an order that justified the 20 Euro shipping charge plus import duties).

3. Rims. Outer width is around 25mm.

Inner width is just over 18mm.

They have a slight "toroidal" bulge to about 26.5mm width at the widest point, but not as noticeable as on HED or Zipp, and are basically just a deep, wide "U" shape.

The rims were ordered from China direct online. The seller is called FIC Sports, though I ordered via Aliexpress. I did some very basic checking online before pulling the trigger to make sure there were not obvious issues with them based on complaints etc., and was happy that they immediately replaced the rear rim when it had a problem. But I do not have a lot of other info.
The rim set cost $361.
I do not see FIC selling exactly these rims today.
http://www.ficsports.com/index.asp
But they sell this wheelset that looks like it uses them.
http://www.ficsports.com/ProductShow.asp?ID=91

4. Wheelset weight. I do not know, and do not have a scale where the wheels are now stored, and I was focused on getting a wide rim (really MUCH more comfortable on longer events, and more stable--a better choice for a big guy like me). ... but suffice it to say that they are a LOT lighter than the Gokiso 50mm wide clinchers that I have on long-term loan and that have shifted these into the "to sell" or "storage" category. Mostly just the lighter hubs.
 

bawbag

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Thanks for taking the time to measure everything. They would have been a super tight fit on my frame I think due to the wide bead width.