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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Disaster, my two week old Sapim tension gauge failed today. The dial gauge retrn spring has failed so it no longer works. I'll have to send it back. Shame I really liked it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:48 pm 
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I'm looking into building a new racing wheelset for myself. I'm a bigger guy, ~85kg, and so I have been using sapim race spokes on my rear wheel to keep them nice 'n' stiff. But for this race wheel set I'd like bladed spokes all around. I'm planning cx ray for the front wheel, and I'd like a spoke for the rear wheel that is as stiff as a sapim race and as aero as a cx ray. I've seen references to the sapim cx speed but I haven't been able to find them for purchase in the USA. The other candidates I've found on line are DT Swiss Aero Comp and the Pillar PSR X-TRA 1425. The DT swiss seam to have limited availability and the pillars have no availability.

Are there good sources for getting any of these spokes in the USA, and are there other candidates that I should consider?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Bdop cycling has pillar stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:34 pm 
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As aero as the CX ray and as stiff as the race does not exsist. You will have to comprimise.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:39 pm 
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eric wrote:
Bdop cycling has pillar stuff.
They only have 1422 listed for aero spokes.

bm0p700f wrote:
As aero as the CX ray and as stiff as the race does not exsist. You will have to comprimise.


So what's a good compromise, staying on the side of stiffness?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Hi bc sparks, try BHS for Sapim ... http://www.bikehubstore.com/category-s/131.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:55 pm 
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As i hear Sapim will offer only Cx Ray not Cx anymore

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Looking for advise on components for a set of NOS Chorus silver 36 hole hubs for a 190lb rider. I'm looking at either NOS GP4s or Ambrosio Montreals for him, and thinking w/36 spokes I could go to Lasers front and NDS and Race DS - all 3x.

I think the Montreal is a bit lighter than the GP4; also thinking that Race spokes all around would be a bit much for a 36 spoke wheel.

What would you select?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:12 am 
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I am after some suggestions/advice from some of the experienced wheelbuilders on what rim and spokes to use for an upcoming build.

I have a set of DT240 hubs (28/32) that I am planning on building up. Given the higher spoke count I am thinking that a shallow box rim might look good. I currently weigh 85kg (on the way back down) and generally ride rolling hills, sometimes on rough roads.

I like the look and weight of the Kinlin XR19-W but I am open to other suggestions as the there is not much choice at the local shops I have looked at other than Mavic Open Pro or Alex rims.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:52 pm 
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I have not used them but the XR19 doesn't have as good a reputation here as the XR270.
How about Stans 340s?

Personally I prefer larger section stiffer rims such as XR270s as they make stronger wheels for a minimal weight penalty.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Looking for suggestions on a new set of custom wheels. These need to be my all around wheels, cant afford 2 sets currently. So durability is toward the top of the list

I am 190lbs, ride in the Northeast (MA, VT, NH, ME). Hills, potholes, bridge expansion joints, etc are all on my rides. Wheels will go on a Tarmac SL2 if that matters.

I do mostly training, club, and Triathlon (Sprint, Olympic and Hal distances) rides. I will be doing a few centuries this summer, and at least one ride of 150M.

I am not married to any brand, I do want all black, loud free hub (yes its obnoxious but I like it), and aluminum clinchers.

Budget is $1000 or less (unless you can somehow convince me that going higher would change my life when i get on my bike)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:24 am 
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Hi Bostonbull, here's a fairwheelbikes rim roundup. Maybe there is something there you might like ... http://fairwheelbikes.com/cycling-blog/products/2013-rim-roundup.html

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:28 am 
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Making me work for it! I like your style.

Any suggestions though, maybe give me the cliff notes version?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:46 am 
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Hi Bostonbull, no, but the Pacenti SL23, H+Son Archetype, Kinlin XR-270, Kinlin XC-279, Stans 340, Velocity A23, Hed Belgium C2 are often mentioned on this forum, including FLO30 rims.
Any rim with a depth of >= 25mm, or Off Centre Rim (OCR), will work with the DT240 hubs (28/32) and produce a good road wheelset.
The thoughts by Jason/Fairwheel and Eric Gottesman/Ergott wheels are quite good and helpful, don't you think so ... :)

Eric's Kinlin XR270 and Stans 340s are good suggestions as are Pacenti SL23, H+Son Archetype, and Kinlin XC-279 ... it's good to have choices especially when the choices are all good :)

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Love choices, which is why I turned here!

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