Transferring hubs & spokes from tubular to clincher rims

Everything about building wheels, glueing tubs, etc.
Post Reply
jspaceman
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:25 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

by jspaceman

I a pair of HED rear wheels. One is an Ardennes clincher with a 9-speed Sonic hub. The other is a custom built HED Belgium tubular with an 11 speed Powertap hub.

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.

Thanks.

by Weenie


Marin
Posts: 2695
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:48 am
Location: Vienna Austria

by Marin

If rims have the same ERD (effective rim diameter) it would be possible.

User avatar
F45
Posts: 869
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:08 am

by F45

I would just sell the tubular rims. No one wants a 9 speed hub.

duvivr6
Posts: 220
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:28 pm
Location: PR

by duvivr6

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?

jspaceman
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:25 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

by jspaceman

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.

jspaceman
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:25 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

by jspaceman

Marin wrote:If rims have the same ERD (effective rim diameter) it would be possible.


From what I can gather on HED's website both the clincher and tubular are 592mm.

alcatraz
Posts: 850
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:19 am

by alcatraz

Powertap hubs have quite big flanges do they not?

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.

/a

by Weenie


Mackers
Posts: 483
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:02 pm

by Mackers

If ERD and # of spokes are the same on both rims, transplanting hub and spokes is a no brainer.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post