I want to move the Powertap hub from the tubular to the clincher, and maybe move the 9-speed hub to the tubular rim and sell those. Can this be done? Both rims look to be the same in terms of width, depth, etc. Both rims are 28 hole. Both are HED's C2 rim. It's just that one is a clincher, the other is a tubular.
I take it the front clincher and tubular wheels are fine and I can leave them be.
duvivr6 wrote:F45 wrote:I would just sell the tubular rims. No one wants a 9 speed hub.
Don't see why it wouldn't take 10 speed cassette?
I think the old HED Sonic hubs are 10 speed compatible. Another option would be to get them built up with an 11 speed hub and keep them.
Problem is the spoke length depends on many factors. Flange position, flange diameter, rim thickness, effective diameter, use of nipple washers. J-bend or straight pull heads.
You are unlikely (although in rare lucky occasions possible) able to use the same spokes.
You might be able to use some of them.
Shortest spokes are often on the rear wheel NDS, then front wheel, then rear wheel DS.
If you have patience and don't mind tinkering it can be done. I found learning wheelbuilding requires more time than I thought. It is a lot of fun to ride a self made wheelset though and you are in control of everything.
Apart from the many hours spent I just wasted a few alloy nipppes and spokes. I'm happy with the result.
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