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It's raining all weekend, so no riding. I'm out clothes shopping with my fiancee, putting in the quality time and my phone rings. It's Norm the wheelbuilder from Harris Cylery telling me that the wheel i ordered last week that wasn't supposed to be ready until next week is all done! It's a Nexus 8 spd hub red stripe version laced to DT swiss TK 7.1 rim. So I pick it up and install it on my cross check and just took it around the block. This is my commuter/towing bike but I'm going to try some trails on this wheel either with the cross check or KM. I'll be posting more about it as I get time on it.

A couple of interesting things: the wheelbuilder had to special order the DT rim, and he said it's one of the nicest rims he's ever built up. It came up to tension very easily. I think Mike C. has said the same things about this rim. It's a 36 hole version which i think is new this year?

Also...they had a Pugsley there so I took it for a ride. What a fun bike! It didn't feel nearly as sluggish as I thought it would. I'm trying to get them to let me rent it for a week.
 

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steevo said:
It's raining all weekend, so no riding. I'm out clothes shopping with my fiancee, putting in the quality time and my phone rings. It's Norm the wheelbuilder from Harris Cylery telling me that the wheel i ordered last week that wasn't supposed to be ready until next week is all done!
Instant karma!

steevo said:
A couple of interesting things: the wheelbuilder had to special order the DT rim, and he said it's one of the nicest rims he's ever built up. It came up to tension very easily. I think Mike C. has said the same things about this rim. It's a 36 hole version which i think is new this year?
Without a doubt, DT is producing the highest quality, most consistent rims in the industry. 10 years ago it was Mavic, but the current DT stuff has usurped the title and DT seems comfortable in that position.

Congrats on a great decision.

Enjoy the ride.

MC
 

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nice! i also just chose the DT rim for my new rear wheel.

I am super curious about your 8 speed internal wheel. check out harris's "san jos8". a bianchi san jose, but with an 8 speed hub. is yours the disc version?

this rain is super annoying. try spending an entire weekend indoors with a 1.5 and a 3 year old. bouncing off the friggin walls.
 

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mikesee said:
Without a doubt, DT is producing the highest quality, most consistent rims in the industry. 10 years ago it was Mavic, but the current DT stuff has usurped the title and DT seems comfortable in that position.
Yep, they told me the same thing--that they're not too impressed with the latest stuff from Mavic. Though the A719 is still a great rim, but I don't think they make them anymore.
 

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jh_on_the_cape said:
nice! i also just chose the DT rim for my new rear wheel.

I am super curious about your 8 speed internal wheel. check out harris's "san jos8". a bianchi san jose, but with an 8 speed hub. is yours the disc version?

this rain is super annoying. try spending an entire weekend indoors with a 1.5 and a 3 year old. bouncing off the friggin walls.
I saw the san jos8 on their website, but they didn't have one built up when I was there.
I did not get teh disc brake, but it might be something you can add later, i'm not sure.

Yeah, this rain is getting ridiculous. At least it dries out fast down on the Cape. Up here it'll be muddy all week.
 
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