Carbon Fiber on a BMX

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  1. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I work for a road bike wheel company, Topolino.
    The boss man let me make a wheel for myself. It's 24 spokes, to save everyone from counting. Works allright so far. It's only seen 1 ride.

    Link to pic.
     

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    So, is it just carbon fiber spokes? Or, spokes and hub? Is it any lighter than a normal wheel?
     
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    Kind of wicked. I have seen pictured of those wheels in magazines before, but never really knew how they worked. After reading up on the site, the continuous spoke that feeds through the hub is kind of wild. It seems like the wheel would be slightly more flexy than a standard build though unless under really high tension. Either way, ingenious and kind of cool...
     
  4. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Hub is carbon fiber, spokes are kevlar and carbon.
    The wheel with axle bolts and a rimstrip weighed in at ~800 grams.
    The rim on there is pretty crappy too. I could shave a bunch of weight there if I were so inclined.
     
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    Cool! I've been rocking topo clinchers on my road bike for a couple of years. Light, comfortable, and still true despite my lard butt and miles of rough roads.

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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Nice, C19s I presume? Solid set of wheels. I've been riding a returned set. Old and beat up. Still no problems even though I'm 200+lbs.
     
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    you have a cool job :!:
     
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    Yeah he does!:monkeydance:
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Swapped out the axle for one with proper nuts at lunch time.
    The peg's going back on. :panic:
     
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    good to see some new stuff, innovative.