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I don't have a ton of miles on the bike. Maybe 200 or so. I mostly MTB ride, but get out occasionally. I weigh in around 175. No issues so far.
 

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It's out on loan right now on the Spare Ti. It's a late '80's American Classic on a Sun Assault rim. 2mm Wheelsmith spokes with aluminum nipples. I rode it all last year when I was over 200# and it's under a 235# guy right now, unless it breaks. I'm running that Sun Assault on 4 other wheels. I like them, cheap, effective and reasonably light.
 

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Mike T. said:
I know you didn't ask for it but here's an x1 with heads in.
That is a really nice picture of the wheel. I think silver White Industries hubs are one of the nicest looking hubs.

Heads-in lacing seems to be fairly popular on this forum, and 1x heads in is even more exotic. Any reasons to choose 1x heads in vs a standard 1x alternating heads in/out? My guess is a tad lateral stiffness increase since twice as many spokes have a wider bracing angle. I wonder how the spokes handle the extra force of the spoke overlap so close to the elbow in the long run. I'm assuming it is minimal and has no effect on long-term reliability.

If anyone has used a wheel with this spoke pattern or radial heads in for a lot of miles I would be interested in feedback on the overal reliability, spoke breakage issues (if any), and hub flange problems (if any).
 

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valleycyclist said:
That is a really nice picture of the wheel.
Thanks but that bleepin' pic looks nothing like the one I uploaded. Well, ok it's the same wheel but my background cloth was jet black not a pretty blue as in this pic. And the spokes were all nice & sharp. These are surrounded by a load of noise. This has been happening on a few forums recently and I need to know why. I'll e-mail consumer review to try to find out why.

Any reasons to choose 1x heads in vs a standard 1x alternating heads in/out?
That's just what the builder - Zen Cyclery - chose. Maybe they have a reason.

My guess is a tad lateral stiffness increase since twice as many spokes have a wider bracing angle. I wonder how the spokes handle the extra force of the spoke overlap so close to the elbow in the long run. I'm assuming it is minimal and has no effect on long-term reliability.
I would imagine any issues, good or bad, are so small as to be immaterial - not that anyone or any thing could measure a difference anyway.
 

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valleycyclist said:
The background looks clean on my computer as well as
my phone. Perhaps your browser settings need to be adjusted.
Well isn't that strange. I'm viewing it with a Firefox browser and the back cloth is a nice royal blue where in the pics in my pic folders it's jet black. Plus there's a ton of fuzz on the spokes in this RBR pic. Lemme load IE and see if that makes a difference.
 

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Mike T. said:
Well isn't that strange. I'm viewing it with a Firefox browser and the back cloth is a nice royal blue where in the pics in my pic folders it's jet black. Plus there's a ton of fuzz on the spokes in this RBR pic. Lemme load IE and see if that makes a difference.
Ahh-haaaa! I loaded Explorer and my pic looks JUST as it looks in my picture folders. :confused:
 

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Mike T. said:
Ahh-haaaa! I loaded Explorer and my pic looks JUST as it looks in my picture folders. :confused:
Bingo. I fixed it. I went to the Help at Firefox and typed in something like "uploaded picture color changing" and read the comments. One dude suggested typing "about:config" in the address line and changing "gfx color management mode" to zero. Mine was "2". I did this, reloaded FF and my pic now looks fine. Thanks Valley for tipping me off that the problem was probably at my end. :thumbsup:
 
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