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Classifieds / Good 26" MTB touring wheelset rhyno 36h deal
« on: July 24, 2005, 05:41:03 am »
I just bought another set of 36 hole sun rhyno lite 26" wheelsets from 62$ in Clearance.
Deore non-disk hubs.

Rhynos are a favorite of the abuser set and are great for touring, as 32 hole stock wheels are terrible.
The guy told me they are hand built in miami.

My first set (105$ for same wheels) has held up real well to a year of commuting with a 20lb side briefcase.

01-99W464  WHC PR 26X1.5 SUN RYNO BK-36 M510 BK DT 14g SS  $061.68/ea

From a 25+ year bike commuter.

Gear Talk / Trek 520 rim cracks -no warranty service
« on: October 27, 2006, 04:04:48 am »

I guess it is encouraging to see I am not alone with these d*mn Matrix  rim cracks. I never did a pannier tour with my 520.

So what are you replacing your rims with if Trek is not helping you?Text

Rhynolite 700C
Mavic A719
Velocity Dyad....any suggestions


Gear Talk / Trek 520 rim cracks -no warranty service
« on: October 23, 2006, 01:59:42 am »
Dear Bikecentennialers/Adventure cyclists.

I am curious how many Trek 520 owners have experienced cracks in their matrix rims. It seems those who bought bikes in the mid 90's all got rim cracks. Trek, of course pretended there was no problem and would not stand up to their "lifetime warranty", even though most people got around 2K miles out of the rims before failure. I never even wore out the original tires.

Symptoms include tiger stripes on the anodizing coating, spoke pulling rim cracks (especially the rear).

Google Groups: trek rim cracks matrix
E. Cohen, Rockville MD

Gear Talk / Windsor Tourist
« on: October 23, 2006, 02:18:59 am »
Why not get a Jamis Aurora?

It is about the same price as the Windsor and John Schubert gave it a good review in this mag. One thing I note missing with the  Windsor is the rims. The rims are key to any touring bike. They do not tell you what brand.

Some reputable mfgr's rim with at least 36 spokes, double wall, Velocity dyad, Alex adventurer, Sun Rhyno lite, Mavic A917 or the like is best for durability.        

E. Cohen Member since 1980

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