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    • CommentAuthorpayne
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2009
     
    I just picked up a cheap Spinergy Rev-X wheel and it slightly out of true. I was wondering if anyone here on this awesome site could tell me if/how you can a Rev-X or similar wheels. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorAaron C
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
     
    i am not aware that you can true a carbon wheel.


    if its a rev-x the best course of action may be to use a hammer so that it will explode now rather than later.
    • CommentAuthorpayne
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
     
    Gooood call with the hammer there heh so are you saying that they have a history of exploding during use? Yeah I don't see how you would true it seeing as how it has no spokes to adjust. It just seems like such a waste to have an expenisve(ish in my case) wheel where you can't service it like normal wheels :/
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    Yeah, they are known to fail at speed. Sorry man, I think they look cool. You can hang it on your wall!
    • CommentAuthorpayne
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
     
    well...balls
    • CommentAuthorgreg
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
     
    You can ride a wheel that is out of true, it may be a pain if you feel the hop in it, but as long as it doesn't hit your brake calipers there's no reason not to.
    • CommentAuthormonkey max
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
     
    a year ago i heard of some old carbon mtb wheeles..
    they could be trued by putting them into the refrigerator for a day or so..
    I don't think it will work but maybe you could give it a try
    • CommentAuthorpayne
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
     
    I'll give that refrigerator thing a try perhaps if I feel a hop in it...ideally I will have it on by tomorrow. Thanks for the input!
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    how are you going to fit a 700c spinergy rev x in your refrigerator, but the tempeture change does make sense. that sounds crazy.

    i just sold my rev x because i did not want it to explode on me when i was riding. it is an extremely light and fast wheel, if it would last long enough to be used that way.
    • CommentAuthordas_pyrate
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    there you go again with the "fast" component crap. can't take you seriously anymore.
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    Posted By: das_pyratevilevotesfixed


    The riser bars and little grips on his bike are super fast components also. You should see how fast those parts can move.

    Haha. In a metered time trial race, sure...certain wheels do have better aerodynamics, therefore cutting a few seconds off a hour long race. But for just cruising around your city streets, it's not going to make you ANY faster. In fact, the speed gained by putting on two top-of-the-line aero wheels on a bike would not even be close to the better aerodynamics he could achieve by changing out of street clothes (baggy jeans and a t-shirt) and wearing a jersey and bike shorts. Greater aerodynamics is achieved by changing the riders positions than can be achieved by changing parts on the bike.
    • CommentAuthordas_pyrate
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    that spray painted selle italia saddle he has on there cancels out all wind resistance
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    Posted By: das_pyratevilevotesfixed


    Spray painting a SEAT! Hahaha. Good way to ruin your pants.
    • CommentAuthordas_pyrate
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    lol yeah. he tried to sell it on craigslist a while ago. i lol'd.
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    if you wanna sell it at a chep price id buy it i wanna put it on my shitty build
    • CommentAuthorOtto Rax
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2009
     
    Posted By: monkey maxa year ago i heard of some old carbon mtb wheeles..
    they could be trued by putting them into the refrigerator for a day or so..
    I don't think it will work but maybe you could give it a try


    it has to be a refrigerator where the doors opens to the right
 
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