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Please enter the following data, and I will keep a running tally - let's find out which are the most durable wheels:

1) your wheels

2) total milage on your wheels

3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
after every:
a. 10 miles
b. 100 miles
c. 1000 miles
d. 10,000 miles
e. never

4) your weight


this will be very infomative!
 

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record/open-pro/DT14-15
20,000
rear - true every 1000 mile, broken spoke every 3000 (drive side @ elbow)
front - never trued
155lbs
 

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I'll bite

1) your wheels -
rear - Campy Electron
rear - Chorus/Velocity Aerohead OC (built by me)
front - Campy Electron

2) total milage on your wheels -
Campy Electron rear 60K miles before failure (broken spoke and decided wheel was not worth repairing)
Campy Electron front 64K miles
Chorus/Aerohead rear 4K miles

3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
rear Electron - 10,000 miles
front Electron - "never" (maybe once in 64K miles)
rear Chorus/Aerohead - not yet after 4K miles

4) your weight - 180 lb/82kg
 

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540

Shimano 540 (used for training and racing in all weather)
10,000 miles
never been trued
130-145pounds
 

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yzfrr11 said:
Please enter the following data, and I will keep a running tally - let's find out which are the most durable wheels:

1) your wheels

2) total milage on your wheels

3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
after every:
a. 10 miles
b. 100 miles
c. 1000 miles
d. 10,000 miles
e. never

4) your weight


this will be very infomative!
1.) Open Pros, 14/15 DB 32 spoke laced to D/A Hubs Laced them myself
2.) 25,000 miles
3.) Even after one car/Bike accident, never have had to touch the wheels (other than lube)
4.) 162 lbs

Len
 

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Shimano Dura Ace WH-7701 16 spoke. 16,900 mi.

2001 (2002?) Dura Ace WH-7701
16 paired spokes model.

16,900 miles
No truing.
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Open Pro/Ultegra 32hole DT 14/15 2x/3x
around 40-50,000 miles.
True every 500 miles.
Broken spokes evey 1000 miles (elbows usually)
New freehub after first winter.
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1999 Rolf Vector Pro 14 spoke fr, 16 spoke rear.
Maybe 30,000 miles
Never touched a thing. No bearings, no spokes, nothing.
 

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My Info

1) My wheels
Campy Protons
2) Total milage on my wheels
6,200 mi
3) How often do I true my wheels:
Not needed so far
4) My weight
160 Lbs
 

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1) your wheels
Ambrosia (Colnago Branded) Box Rim - not sure of the model
Campy Chorus hubs
DT - 14/15 DB spokes I think - 32 spoke 3 cross front and rear
Custom built by the Angry Asian (Ann Arbor Mi - Two Wheel Tango)

2) total milage on your wheels
20,000

3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
after every:
d. 10,000 miles - Rear
e. never - Front

4) your weight
150 in August
165 in March
 

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1) your wheels
A) Velomax Circuits
B) Velocity Sparticus

2) total milage on your wheels
A) 7500
B) 2500

3) how often do you need to true your wheels:
after every:
a. 10 miles
b. 100 miles
c. 1000 miles
d. 10,000 miles
e. never

A) Never
B) Never

4) your weight

210
 

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2004 Mavic Ksyrium Elite
Total Milage: ~3500
They have never been trued. My median weight during this time is 220.
 

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Wheelset #1

1. Mavic Ksyrium SSC
2. 12,000 miles
3. Never trued, but the bearings replaced twice
4. 170#

Wheelset #2

1. Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL
2. 4,000 miles
3. Never trued or bearings replaced
4. 170#
 

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Wheels

Set 1.) Rolf vector comps, 2k miles, never trued.
Set 2.)HED tri spoke(front), HED Jet60(rear), 1k miles, never trued.
I weigh 195lbs.
Please God, don't let this post jinx my wheels, my pretty, pretty, wheels.
 

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KSYRIUM SSC SL
TOT. MILEAGE- 5500
TRUED - rear only once after I hit a big nasty pothole even then it was only slightly out of true. Front never
WEIGHT - 157lbs
 

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the wheel experience

A. Campy record laced to Mavic Open Pros, 32 hole, radial front, 3x rear
B. Ksyrium SSC (Tubular)
C. Topolinos

A. 12K miles
B. 7K miles
C. 1.5K miles

A. Minor tweak to rear ~every 4K, never front
B. Minor tweak to rear ~every 2K, and once to front
C. Bought used (8/04), trued rear after mounting, no problems since

Weight: 160lbs

Note, I ride these wheels in all conditions over virtually all surfaces (not just racing wheels). Ride fairly aggresive. Soon, I'll hang up the Topolinos for the winter and run the Campy/Open Pros as the winter here in Boston (with salt, sand and potholes galore) is not the best for a pricy, light wheelset.
 
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