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LF to centre 37mm
LF PCD 44mm
RF PCD 45mm.
The flange PCD's are the most important to spoke lengths as you know.
My alternative is to get a set of Zipp 202 rims built up with an alternative hub. I note that Wheelbuilder.com offers a choice of DT Swiss 240 and Chris King R45 hub alternatives. These alternatives would push the overall price up as I can get the standard Zipps at a great price at the moment, but perhaps I would not have peace of mind about the Zipp hub? Has anybody got any thoughts about how the alternative hubs would affect the wheel in terms of stiffness, comfort etc?
the guy i bought them from said he bought them new in 2013
i thought to myself "great, its got the updated 2013 rear hub"
but then i found a sticker inside the rim that reads: 2011/11/23
which leads me to believe that at least the rear rim was made November 23, 2011
which leads me to wonder which version of the 188 rear hub is on these wheels.
are there any visual identifiers on the hub that distinguishes between the 188-V7 and the 188-V8
i looked at this page:
and there is no "shimano" or serial number on the hub body, but i bought the campagnolo conversion hub body:
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/ ... speed-blue
if this is the pre-2013 model hub, then i wonder if i shouldn't just send it to a local wheel builder and have it re-laced to a different (better) rear hub
I'd rather not have to do this, but if so, what would be a recommended replacement hub?
UPDATE: i just found the 10-speed ring spacer in the packet that came with the wheel set. and its silver. does that mean i have the pre-2013 model rear hub?
rmerka wrote:Does the free hub say 11 speed written across it in white letters? If so then you've got a V8 hub if not then you've likely got a V7 from a set of 2012 model year wheels. If you don't need an 11 speed cassette then just ride the wheels. They'll be great.
no lettering anywhere on the free hub
which ever the case, i need to switch out the shimano/sram free hub for a campy
i'm just a little concerned about all the failure issues i've been reading about with the 2012 model
I had it rebuilt last week with a White Ind. hub and live happily now. I guess it was a bit of an expense ( and one that shouldn't exist), but no component should cause that much angst!
will the claimed aerodynamic qualities of the zipp 101 trump the 80-gram weight discrepancy?
or is all of this a "princess-and-the-pea" scenario
This is what happened to my Zipp 303 & Zipp 404s with the 188 hubs:
My question is simple - Which other hubsets on the market have these wider than usual bearing spacing? (In addition to DuraAce @90mm, I couldn't find any others)
It might be worth mentioning that Easton, at least for now, won't be selling their Echo hubs separately.
Thanks in advance.
I'm planning on building a new wheelset using some 50mm carbon rims I have in the garage.
Chosen the CN Aero424 spokes (which I also used on my previous wheel-build).
Now I am stuck on choice for hubs.
The two choices I am currently looking at are:
Circus Monkey HRW2 White = 268 grams = $149 AUD ( http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/370546545101 ... 1438.l2649 )
Novatec F482SB-SL/A291SB-SL Black = 290 grams = $168 AUD ( http://www.bdopcycling.com/Hubs-F482SB-SL.asp ) + ( http://www.bdopcycling.com/Hubs-A291SB-SL.asp )
Aesthetically I prefer the Circus Monkey hubs as they are white and really want to build with white hubs for a white/black theme.
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