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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Nice work on putting these together. Good call on getting someone else to build them up.

Someone tell me how it is possible to assess durability of a hub by photos and yeah.... 'stiff' hubs?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:40 pm 
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Horze wrote:
Hubs don't look stiff or durable at all. I would fail to enjoy such a wheel.


No complaints as yet about stiffness or durability.

Your wife may be unable to say the same.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:41 pm 
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That was a joke for those lacking a sense of humour


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petepeterson wrote:
Nice work on putting these together. Good call on getting someone else to build them up.

Someone tell me how it is possible to assess durability of a hub by photos and yeah.... 'stiff' hubs?


Thanks. In retrospect I should have got matching 50mm rims so will probably end up building a new front, a fraction less weight weenie, maybe with a Hope or Chris King front hub on a 16H rim. Will keep the 20mm for those "I want my bike below the UCI limit" days.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:10 pm 
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mattjevans wrote:

No complaints as yet about stiffness or durability.

Your wife may be unable to say the same.


You are obviously pretending to be my wife.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:26 am 
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TrekUk wrote:
why not use DT spokes? Planet x rims are some of the nastiest on the market, for a little more you could get a much better rim.


I did use DT spokes


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mr_tim wrote:

Remember they used to be the rim that formed the F2R FFWD wheelset, which had a much higher price point.

I've heard of some people abusing the hell out of them & then complaining about the rim not holding up too well, but its kinda a fit for purpose, purpose specific type of rim imo.


These rims seem to be used even for cross wheels


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Replacing the front rim with a 50mm to match rear. Unsure whether to go 16h or 24h. Obviously the former is lighter but the 50mm rim isn't really a WW choice anyway. thoughts?

Will go w either Hope Pro3 or Chris King r45 hub and DT revs


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16, but it depends entirely on your weight and riding style.

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Then I'd go with the lighter option, personally.

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