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Old 04-08-2017, 11:23 AM   #11
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Carbon wheel bike is worth a try


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Old 04-13-2017, 12:02 PM   #12
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Thanks, but I'm staying with my metal wheels. They match the bike's metal frame. Still not sure why you're talking about this in a BB thread.

I've got 12k mi on my stock BB despite several full immersions when water crossings proved deeper than expected. Indeed, now that I think about it, my BB has outlasted both wheels, which were replaced near the 10k mark.


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Old 04-17-2017, 05:53 AM   #13
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Relative to the metal wheels, I think the value of carbon wheels will be higher, this is my advice.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:09 AM   #14
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Hey, idea, since you're here why not make us a BB out of carbon for higher value pedaling? I would pay $1000 for a higher value carbon BB.......
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #15
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Aw darn; I thought this was going to be like one of those threads on the gun boards where everybody digs out their big box of holsters they don't use, and starts working up the logistics of getting all the ones for X model in one place, and then passing the whole lot around via Priority Flat Rate Box for everybody to swap and add to.

(about to have a crankset with BB from eBay that may or may not go right to the "maybe next time I buy most of a bike at a yard sale" pile after some testing on the 7100)
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:16 PM   #16
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I've got 12k mi on my stock BB despite several full immersions when water crossings proved deeper than expected. Indeed, now that I think about it, my BB has outlasted both wheels, which were replaced near the 10k mark.
With enough heavy grease, anything becomes very waterproof.

My BB outlasted the wheels due to them getting bent by a truck. Though now that I think about it, the hubs are still in my parts pile, and the grease in the cups still looked pretty new when I dismantled everything. For that matter, the rims are still sitting in the garage and don't look anywhere near unsalvageable, so I may restock those spoke lengths and rebuild them as spares. (Besides, it's an excuse to build a 3-leading, 3-trailing wheelset, which I just really like the looks of.)


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