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Parts and Bikes / Re: Rims for a big guy (Birdcage or Ribcage)
« Last post by metalbmxer on Yesterday at 05:25:38 AM »
This will be my new wheel set later this week, I hope:

dtswiss straight gauge spokes  - Silver
GSport Ribcage rims  - Chrome
Ezra rear hub - Black
Elcat Dynamic front hub - black

Looks like a great setup now make sure you got some rimstrips (odyssey work great) and prepare to cover the little blow holes on the inside of the rims with electrical or gorilla tape to prevent flats

Also get Ares tubes (metal valve stems), a park tools spoke wrench (black most likely) and Lezyne pump

Happy riding!
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Parts and Bikes / Re: Rims for a big guy (Birdcage or Ribcage)
« Last post by Littlebike on Yesterday at 04:43:12 AM »
This will be my new wheel set later this week, I hope:

dtswiss straight gauge spokes  - Silver
GSport Ribcage rims  - Chrome
Ezra rear hub - Black
Elcat Dynamic front hub - black
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Flatland Media / Re: NEW!! Streetsweepers from Sick Child Bikes
« Last post by rawchild on Yesterday at 01:34:54 AM »
Those are cool pegs....might be easier to find sequence pegs...they are very similar.
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Parts and Bikes / Re: Rims for a big guy (Birdcage or Ribcage)
« Last post by metalbmxer on August 15, 2017, 07:56:50 PM »
No whoppers here.
As for tension, I know to much is a bad thing and since I was a bike mechanic for years I have little concern in regard to maintenance; I enjoy it actually.

I'm a bit up in the air.

Ultimately my goal is build a lighter wheelset but no reason to go down the rabbit hold of extremes.

Ah I meant I wanted something a little heavier duty than a sun envy in the rear (on my new wheelset). Birdcages actually held up great to my whoppers! And for the price and getting something local here in FL I went with sun rims instead of odsy/gsport which are my usual faves.
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Parts and Bikes / Re: Rims for a big guy (Birdcage or Ribcage)
« Last post by Littlebike on August 15, 2017, 04:51:34 PM »
No whoppers here.
As for tension, I know to much is a bad thing and since I was a bike mechanic for years I have little concern in regard to maintenance; I enjoy it actually.


I'm a bit up in the air.

Ultimately my goal is build a lighter wheelset but no reason to go down the rabbit hold of extremes.

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Parts and Bikes / Re: Rims for a big guy (Birdcage or Ribcage)
« Last post by metalbmxer on August 15, 2017, 03:05:28 PM »
I'm over 200lbs and 6' tall.  I have been using birdcages for years and have never had an issue.

Birdcages are REALLY good just have to be careful with them since they like to volcano or bulge out around the spoke nipples. Thus don't overtighten your spokes. Also they require just a bit more maintenance (on the rear especially) to keep perfectly true. They're a light and strong rim but you do pay a premium.

I had run birdcages ever since they came out 5 years ago, but have just switched to sun rims and very happy with them! I like the eyelets. Rhynolite XL rear and Envy up front. I do lots of whoppers so wanted a little heavier duty rim in the rear
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Parts and Bikes / Re: Rims for a big guy (Birdcage or Ribcage)
« Last post by getzfafive on August 15, 2017, 01:49:10 PM »
I'm over 200lbs and 6' tall.  I have been using birdcages for years and have never had an issue.
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