I have two older bikes and not enough budget to get pre-built wheelsets for both. So here goes my questions-
I examined a shop-built carbon/kevlar spoked wheel at my LBS. WOW! Ksyrium- WOW! Since I can get a set of spokes much cheaper than a set of wheels to upgrade my perfectly fine overweight wheels here goes...
Ok- I have set of D/A hubs 32 hole on my current wheels. Dont know current spokes, but the have a G? imprinted on the end. Anybody know who made them? I want to re-use the hub, get some lightweight, modern spokes, maybe replace wheel/ maybe not. Thinking Ti spokes? carbon Kevlar? Could I even do this? Hubs aren't that old, and in great shape. Spoke kits are less than $100- I could do this and save some good weight. One of my spokes is busted from a recent move
Maybe I should leave them alone, and replace the nipple?
Also, I have a MTB set with hubs needing replacement, thick gauge spokes, and decent old Mavic 238 wheels. Fairly light for old MTB wheels. On this set I want to keep the wheels, get either narrower spokes or go Ti or carbon/kevlar, and use a no-disk budget minded hub. What think?
Is this even do-able or a waste of time?