Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - Mavic Carbones SL for Track?
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08-23-07, 06:18 PM
I'll spare all the details, but I have a set of Mavic Carbones, clincher, the alum ones with the faux CF fairing, that for weight reasons are not going to be used on road bike anymore.
Anyhow, I am planning on building up a track bike sooner or later, and a team mate mentioned I should atleast hang on to the front wheel for that bike. Thing is I know jack about what would be good for a track bike. So in a nutshell, are the front or set worth hanging onto for track or would it better to sell them off (as planned) and go a different route when this bike comes to fruition? I used my google skills and can't find anybody mentioning these wheels and a velodrome in the same sentence.
08-23-07, 08:19 PM
Why not just re lace the rims to track hubs? If you can't find decent 24 hole hubs, then use a 32 hole for the rear, with 16 spokes on the drive side,a nd 8 radial spokes on the non-drive side. Wheelsmith makes direct pull spokes that are pretty light.
Is the set 24/20 hole front/rear? If so, use a 40 hole front hub and lace only 20 holes.
08-23-07, 11:18 PM
A track hub only applies to the rear? I guess my follow-up question is it worth it trying to convert these road wheels, or for the selling price of the carbones & time/effort is it just worth picking up real aero track wheels when the time comes?
08-24-07, 09:09 AM
I'm not sure what kind of hub the Carbones SL came with, and I'm too lazy to look it up, but if it's a Shimano cassette hub, you should look into this:
08-24-07, 08:36 PM
hi... mi 1%..i really doubt u can make track wheels from those mavics. Mavic stuff is diff than campy and way diff than shimano unless your mavic rear hub has a thread there is nothing u can do. And i really doubt the rear mavic carbone has threads in the hub. The other details is that u wont be using the corbones in the road because of a wheight issue, right? Well if because of a wiehgt issue u wont be using them in the road in the track the wheels will be even more flimpsy? In track as heavy u are the stronger the wheel u might need... second option? Lace those rims to a nice pair of track hubs, use super strong spokes and maybe u can use them, well that my 1%
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