excuse the newbness of many of these, but up until about two months ago, my only bikes were a 59 Schwinn 3 spd and 61 Schwinn Corvette cruiser Now I own a '03 JTS (hehe, new gf is biker chick!) and also have a Nashbar frame, carbon fork and disc brake setup which I'd like to build up, hence the need for some answers.
I did search the forum but haven't found what I am looking for which just might be a FAQ, if there is one please point me in the right direction. OK..sorry, for the longwindedness...
my questions have to do with wheels. I'm reading some confusing info on here as to what 700c wheels are compatible or what characteristics make them compatible with disc brakes? any pointers? also, what makes a road wheel cyclocross worthy? I see some advertising of this type of thing on ebay and CL..."road wheel will also work for cyclocross", etc. Again, what sort of thing should I be looking for to help guide my buying decisions? or do I have to build my own wheelset? (eeks!) The learning curve here seems steep and a bit technical for a newb at times, which is part of the reason I wanted to build up bike in the first place - so I could do some learnin'.
thanks for any info or help.
fyi, I had originally planned on moving everything over from the JTS, but now have decided it would be nice to have second wheel set and will build up Nashbar for more off roading, keeping the JTS as light duty trail and cross town bike.