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firefighter
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by firefighter

Very nice bike!! and Luxewheelworks does great wheels

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jbaillie
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Any suggestions on a sub-$1k (USD) wheelset? I'm staying with clinchers. Should I just hold off until I can afford something high-end?

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fa63
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by fa63

Alchemy hubs
Velocity A23 (or similar) rims
Spokes of your builder's choice, depending on your weight

Then put some tubeless tires on there and enjoy the ride.

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I think the H Plus Son Archteype rim in the hard anodized flavour would match that bike nicely
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+1 for H Plus Son Archetype black anodized

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How did I miss this?

Fantastic.

Classic frame, would suggest a classic wheelset - as others have said, something like Ambrosio rims and your favorite brand of higher end hubs.

Love it.
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I agree Alchemy hubs are nice, but some cheaper hubs would be fine as well, e.g. bikehubstore or Novatec.

Here is a nice example of how Archetype rims look (from member SkyeC):

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A few upgrades as we approach racing season once more.

With SRAM Red moving to the new generation, and the old Red Black chainring trickling down to Force, I figured it was a nice, inexpensive upgrade (though I'm hanging onto the Force chainring in case I'm not a fan early on).
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And finally things fell into place and I was able to get a proper set of wheels. I initially was going to go with H Plus Son archetype, but was able to get a good deal on some HED Belgiums. Hubs are White Industries T11. I'm thrilled with the results.

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Quinn039
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by Quinn039

That looks stellar! The black, white and grey all works really nice together. Great job on the new wheels too, what do you think of the T11 hubs?

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by djay001

nicely done,

this wheelset add something to the bike that the cosmic doesn't have.

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by rroger

Hey, that looks familiar. I do repeats to the top, starting from the beacon ave side. Bike looks great

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Thanks Quinn. So far so good with the hubs but I really haven't put enough mileage on them to give a comprehensive report.

Roger, you're a fellow Summit Ave climber? I'll keep my eyes peeled. What do you ride?

rroger
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yep, i like it since it's fairly low traffic and i dont have to spend hours getting out of the city.
i'll be on a green bike. gumwall tyres

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by andy12

Are those cranks in line ?

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Apologies for crank & wheel position. I just hopped off quickly to grab this shot on a ride.
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