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Reflex Tubulars are done

I guess I am pretty much done with my equipment for this upcoming season (knock on wood). Mike at BCS dialed me in on my hand built Mavic Reflex/DT Hugi 240 wheel set. Threw the Dugasts on there to stretch a bit before they have to get glued on.

Interesting tidbit that many of you will yawn at because you already know but I never realized: The latex tubes in sew-ups like Dugasts leak air so much more quickly than butyl tubes. Don't worry when they seem like they may be slow leaking (after a day or two). They're fine. It's just that the latex rubber is way more permeable than butyl. The latex advantage is its suppleness. You do not quite get the same level of suppleness with butyl apparently but we'll see. Thanks Evan for telling me that!

Reader Comments (3)

Thanks for the pic, now I have to wipe the drool off my desk.

Be well and enjoy.

July 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMRussell

Ha! Whatup man?! I just hope the pilot can propel himself to deserve such fine hand built wheels. Wish me luck this season! Great blog by the way! You got it: I'm just trying to make it a bit better too, homie. Sometimes better, sometimes worse. Hopefully more on the better tip

July 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

How much did that reflex set end up weighing? How was it built? 3 cross? What type of spokes.. I'm looking to build a couple of sets for next season..


January 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermosovich

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