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Kurt's Zipp Carbon Rebuild

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Kurt's Zipp Carbon Rebuild

Kurt found us via our website, as we carry lots of spares for Easton and Zipp wheels . He was keen to replace some bent spokes and broken nipples in his rear Zipp wheel, as a result of an accident. A local bike shop had attempted a repair, but had not had the appropriate parts on hand. As a result, the wheel was temporarily fixed with silver nipples and the affected spokes reused. We disassembled the wheel, and reassembled with Sapim Polyax brass nipples, in black of course. This wheel should be good to go for another few years (until...

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Johnny's Nexties on White Industries T11

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Johnny's Nexties on White Industries T11

John needed some aero wheels in order to keep up with the youngsters he's been riding with. He felt his Dura Ace C24s were just not aero enough. We discussed the many options, and his thinking was that these new wheels might end up as race wheels if they provided enough speed (spoiler: they do!) so he wanted them stiff with a capital "S". The Nextie Classic carbon road rims are the chassis on which to build his hopes; the 45mm and 58mm rims (NXT45RC and 58RC) made sense - great warranty and finish, at a very reasonable price. Super aero...

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Alex's New Retro Concorde Squadra Professional Wheels - C-Record on Mavic Open Pro SUP

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Alex's New Retro Concorde Squadra Professional Wheels - C-Record on Mavic Open Pro SUP

Alex is a very frequent customer of ours. You may recall his beautiful Colnago restoration and we've done a Zipp hub replacement and a Mercury S2 hub replacement for him as well. He advised us some time ago that he was about to chase all the parts required for a Concrode Squadra Professional restoration, in the iconic PDM livery. It's tough to explain how excited we were when he sent us the hubs to rebuild onto some period correct Mavic Open SUP rims. We used Sapim Laser spokes front and rear, with alloy nipples on the front, and brass on the rear. The...

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And yet another … more Zipp 188 hub replacements!

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And yet another … more Zipp 188 hub replacements!

Zipp 202 rebuild with the smart choice, White Industries T11. Sapim Race double butted spokes, and black Wheelsmith nipples will ensure a strong, reliable and beautiful build. Had enough of sloppy Zipp bearings, and having to constantly replace them. Broken

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More Zipp repairs! Replacing a Zipp hub with a broken flange.

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More Zipp repairs! Replacing a Zipp hub with a broken flange.

We’re getting a bit of a reputation for this! XLR8 can sort out your Zipp wheels. We’re well aware of the concerns you may be having with problematic hubs. Coversions to 11s are easy as well. Get in contact. We

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