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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: 12 Y.O. Litespeed MTB, IRO Jamie Roy fixie, Custom Habanero Ti 'Cross, No name SS MTB, Old school lugged steel track bike (soon)
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Personally, I would not use low spoke count wheels on any bike I use for transportation. There are a few reasons for this:
With low spoke count wheels, the tension in each individual spoke has to be proportionally higher to achieve any reliability. If (when) you do break a spoke, it will go much farther out of true, sometimes to the point where you have to walk home. That will not happen with 32 spoke wheels.
If (when) you break a spoke, or even when your wheel goes out of true, repair or truing is more difficult, if not impossible because the spoke required spoke tension is too high. Many of these wheels are built using a jig which deflects the rim in order allow each spoke to be tightened without stripping the spoke nipple. Again, not practical.
Finally, asside from looking cool, these wheels offer no advantage. In order to be strong, they must use a heavier rim, which tends to offset any gain realized by fewer spokes. I'd stick with a nice, handbuilt pair of 32 or 36 hole wheels.