With the winter weather, I've got some extra time on my hands. I also have a garage full of NOS tubular rims that I'll never use in my lifetime and the bug to build a wheelset this weekend. Was thinking about doing up an ultra inexpensive/bombproof 36h training set as a gift for an ol' racing buddy's upcoming birthday (his 50th, old coger, but he's still winning signficant races which is more than I can say...) and happened upon these Miche Racing Box hubs for $72(!) through wiggle. Hell, for that price, the whole wheelset will run me around $120.
So, whattaya think? I know they're heavy, finish probably isn't great, sealed bearings are probably of marginal quality, etc. Still, for an inexpensive training wheelset the weight is a non-issue (if not a bonus) and I'm guessing the hubs will hold up for a season or two. I mean, how bad can they be?
There's an archived ww thread on these hubs but no one had any real world input other than one poster who said they built up nice. Anyone ever ride these hubs for any length of time or have any useful insights? Am I missing something obvious?