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Matt2matt2002

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A new front wheel
« on: June 17, 2019, 07:18:39 PM »
The CSS rim on my Raven has really worn away. It's on my second hand Raven so no idea of total.milage.
With compatable pads and ' normal' pads there is a terrible squeel.
Any way. After living with it for 6+ months I've decide to splash the cash for a new one.
I'm considering;
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/wheelswheels-front/26-559-front-wheel-32h-andra-30-black-rim-with-shimano-deore-black-hub/

Any thoughts or opinions?
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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 08:15:47 PM »
Good wheel for touring. The Andra is a bit heavier than the grizzly but should work well.  How about adding a dynamo Hub?
 

Matt2matt2002

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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 08:24:22 PM »
Thanks for your opinion on the wheel.

I have a dynamo on the wheel at the moment. But have never had the urge to use it. Yes, heresy, I know.
But even on my 4 tours abroad I've never felt the need.
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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 09:12:59 PM »
Ni opinion on the wheel, but I'd be interested to see photos of your worn CSS rim.  I was under the impression that it wasn't a coating and worn away would mean worn through.

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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 11:31:07 PM »
Ni opinion on the wheel, but I'd be interested to see photos of your worn CSS rim.  I was under the impression that it wasn't a coating and worn away would mean worn through.

I'll try and put a few up later. I sent a few to Dan awhile ago, and he thought it very worn.
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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 09:54:25 AM »
Does this work?
https://apis.mail.yahoo.com/ws/v3/mailboxes/@.id==VjN-6jK8JfFHzKbGvL1S1ABGj1IPdTVUwV5-zG6rTDDVFw7gzaVBtoQW4miyyIUZ6LuqHmbFDuF8rGRsJKFHidhF4w/messages/@.id==ADpKZR1-8kGgXQimawr4mGaSAEU/content/parts/@.id==2/thumbnail?appId=YahooMailBasic&downloadWhenThumbnailFails=true&pid=2

The surface feels very smooth. Not rough in any way. A metal ruler reveals an inward curve.
I have tried different brake pads as well as toe-ing them in and out. The squeal is driving me nuts.
Given I myself have done 20,000 miles on the rim and it is probably years 11 years old ( Hubs with number similar to mine were put onto bikes in 2008 )- I'll be buying a new wheel shortly.




« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 10:14:05 AM by Matt2matt2002 »
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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 06:47:44 PM »
AFAIK CSS rims have been discontinued. So if you're not into hub generators and are happy with the braking on CSS rims, I reckon you should get this wheel whilst it is still available.

I am happy with the braking on CSS rims, it has worked OK for me so far, including fully loaded on steep descents in heavy rain recently.

But I do prefer hub generators. Fortunately I am nowhere near wearing out my rims.

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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 12:23:46 AM »
Does this work?
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Not for me, but thanks for trying.
If they're showing enough wear to consider them worn out, that's it.  I was just interested in seeing the failure mode if one was visible.
Not just idle curiosity, I have three CSS wheels, all very smooth, the most used is a front dynamo wheel which has done at least 20,000 miles.  The other two are around half of that.

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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 07:38:26 AM »
I too would be interested to see what a worn CSS rim looks like, Matt. Unfortunately your link doesn't show anything.

Your current rim is an Andra 30 CSS. Andybg reckoned your bike had less than a thousand miles on it when you bought it. 

The wheel in your link is the same rim minus the CSS https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/wheelswheels-front/26-559-front-wheel-32h-andra-30-black-rim-with-shimano-deore-black-hub/ cost 84.99, if you were to order a wheel build of the exact same wheel it would cost 93.02 so a saving of 8.
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Matt2matt2002

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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 11:55:00 AM »
This one work?
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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 11:55:36 AM »
Have you tried Kool Stop Salmon pads?

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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 01:00:36 PM »
Have you tried Kool Stop Salmon pads?7
Not those. Thanks for suggesting them.
Given the amount of wear on the Rim I think I'll buy a new wheel.
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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 06:35:52 PM »
This one work?

Doesn't look badly worn, can still see the textured surface from the manufacturing machining.

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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2019, 07:19:50 PM »
This one work?

Doesn't look badly worn, can still see the textured surface from the manufacturing machining.

So why the squealing? Old and new pads, Swiss Blue and ordinary. All angels of pad against rim tried.
Wet and dry weather.
And the squealing continues.
Only thing not tried is Kool Stop Salmon.
As for not being worn; the rims curve inwards .
Maybe they come that way?
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Re: A new front wheel
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2019, 09:50:47 PM »
Have you tried Kool Stop Salmon pads?7
Not those. Thanks for suggesting them.
Given the amount of wear on the Rim I think I'll buy a new wheel.

Second thoughts; thanks Dave. I'll order a set. Appreciate your advice.
Matt
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