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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:14 am 
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Show us your man sized wheels! None of these light weight wheels :lol:

This is the wheelset I just finished off, I guess they're retro as well. They're going to go on my Giant ATX1.
Front wheel: NOS Sun Mammoth rim, Hope Big Un hub, NOS 3" Gazzaloddi, double butted spokes, motorbike tube - Weight without front axle and rotor, a pinch over 3kg :shock:
Rear wheel: NOS Sun Mammoth rim, Hope Big Un hub, 2.6" Gazzaloddi, double butted spokes, standard tube - Weight without rotor and cassette just over 2.6kg :shock:
Still yet to get the motorbike tube for the rear. Once I get the motorbike tube, the rotors and cassette, it should push the wheelset over 6kg :lol:

Bombproof!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:20 am 
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I'll buy you a pint if you pinch flat the front.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:21 am 
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Run them tubeless - you'd save a lot of weight compared to using two motorcycle tubes.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:27 am 
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FST4RD wrote:

Bombproof!!!!


Not Necessarily...
Mate a few years back pringled a Mammoth with 3" Gazzaloddi's.... on his BMW Mini Link... addmittedly he was renkowned for breaking everything he touched


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:40 am 
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unkleGsif wrote:
FST4RD wrote:

Bombproof!!!!


Not Necessarily...
Mate a few years back pringled a Mammoth with 3" Gazzaloddi's.... on his BMW Mini Link... addmittedly he was renkowned for breaking everything he touched


G


I used to race with mammoths back in the day when they came out. I abused them to no end, if I flatted during a run in wouldn't stop. Barely put them out. I was running 13 straight gauge tandem spokes lol


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:46 am 
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Andy R wrote:
Run them tubeless - you'd save a lot of weight compared to using two motorcycle tubes.


Weight isn't an issue for me, I'm 6 foot+ and the wrong side of 130kg (not fat, just built like a brick toilet house).


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:43 pm 
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A project from some years ago... Not with me anymore....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Funny, I used mammoths when they were new, found they flat spotted easily, the sidewalls were extremely soft and they split at the join with little provocation. Rhynos were every bit as strong and fraction of the weight, the only advantage they had was width until Rhynolites came out.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:57 pm 
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something from a few years ago:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:05 pm 
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The old 'Dale F6 on Schwalbe Big Apple 2.35s. Perfect for flattening kerbs, cars and buildings.

I once rode it from Gloucestershire to Southend-on-Sea on a rainy day. The resulting tyre track is now known as the Thames.


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