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    Well, it wasn't for me. But I got my granddaughter her first bicycle as a Chanukah present. Got to start her out right! She was a little nervous in advance. But once she got on it, she started zipping around the Toys R Us. As you can see, she got way away from the bike area. Only disappointment was that we couldn't buy the display model, so she'll have to wait a few days for them to assemble the one she'll take home.

    And she's wearing a pink pussy helmet with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    I've decided to build myself a new set of carbon wheels for the road bike (or could use them on the commuter, I guess).

    So far my favorite far-east rim experience has been Light-Bicycle, so I'm building a set of their new 46mmx28mm rims: https://www.lightbicycle.com/Road-bi...available.html

    These are impressively light (we'll see how true to estimates final product is), not sure about aerodynamic properties but they don't have any specific claims or comparisons there. Really the reason I'm buying them is the 21mm internal width which should make a 28mm tire profile very nicely (compared to the <17mm internal width on my current rims that are making this tire size lightbulb a bit).

    Plan to build these with silver Hope Pro 4 hubs. And either CX-Ray or Laser spokes (24/24, 2x/2x).

    This time getting them with logos.

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    I opted for Laser spokes. The rims built up beautifully. Tubeless setup was really easy (easy to mount the tires and easy to seat with hv floor pump). My 28mm Pro One tires now measure 31mm.

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    Well, I broke down and bought a set of something I thought I'd never willingly buy:

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    My gravel rims are done and in the mail. These are the little siblings of those 46mm rims I just built for the road bike. But these are
    - damn orange
    - only 36mm deep
    - hookless beads (22mm inner width)
    - a bit lighter, presumably

    I still haven't gotten fully comfortable with the idea of beating up carbon rims, but I'm going to put big tires on these and ride them in some combination of gravel rides, races, commuting, and goofing off in the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    My gravel rims are done and in the mail. These are the little siblings of those 46mm rims I just built for the road bike. But these are
    - damn orange
    - only 36mm deep
    - hookless beads (22mm inner width)
    - a bit lighter, presumably [/IMG]
    I'll be very interested in how your custom gravel wheelset treats you. I think those rims with 30mm G-One Speeds set up tubeless could be make for great performance a̶l̶l̶r̶o̶a̶d̶ mostroad wheels. How many spokes are you going with per wheel?
    Last edited by Birru; Yesterday at 04:08 PM. Reason: WTF, Schwalbe calls them G-One Speed now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birru View Post
    I'll be very interested in how your custom gravel wheelset treats you. I think those rims with 30mm G-One Speeds set up tubeless could be make for great performance a̶l̶l̶r̶o̶a̶d̶ mostroad wheels. How many spokes are you going with per wheel?
    These will be 28h. Yeah, this will be a pretty fancy wheelset. I will probably always run bigger tires with it, since I think the hookless rims are recommended for lower (max 40-50psi?) pressures. Not that I couldn't run the 30mm G-One at those pressures, but I usually do 50/55psi for those, so might be cutting it a bit close.

    I am indecisive about the hubs. I have red Hope Pro 4 hubs. But I also have a set of used DT Swiss 350 hubs that I am gonna rebuild. I ordered some custom green labels for those. I think I will do the DT350s and save the Hopes for the next wheelset.

    I might also pick up a set of the Yishun asymmetric gravel/road disc hookless rims to cross-compare. They are a bit cheaper, and I like the asymmetrical aspect.

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