What do Clydes need to worry about with rear hubs? Any good picks under $100 that should be fine for a 280# 6-1" Clydesdale? What do more expensive hubs really do? Is the rolling resistance different on mtb hubs than road hubs?
It'll be going on a Nishiki Sport that had 27" wheels (plenty of clearance for the brakes so going down to 700c shouldn't be a problem). I'd like to go with Shimano compatible, 36 holes up to 8 speed (but realize I could get different cassettes on with spacers). I'm using friction shifters so I'm not all that concerned with groups and types and so forth. I'll probably have Peter White or Harris Cyclery build up the wheel with DB spokes on Deep Vs since I've had wheel trouble all summer and really want to be done with it after this. I'm in NYC so while I don't go offroad with my roadie some of the roads are less than perfectly paved (mildly put!).
For example, how's the Tiagra 4500 vs the Shimano XT M-760 vs Shimano LX M-580 ? Is the XT really worth an extra $20, if so why? I know that the latter are mtb spacing (135) while I'm guessing I have 130 but found this this bit on dealing with that.
I took my friend's bike for a quick spin yesterday - he had 23mm tires on Deep Vs and Deore hubs with disc brakes. It felt like I was riding through pudding, lots of resistance which I thought was odd for skinny tires. (I was on my beater mtb with a shot rear hub and 2" tires so I should have felt like I was flying). Is that characteristic of mtb hubs - stronger but more resistance?
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=253192 - First Roadie
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=262759 - Dialing in a Roadie
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=294905 - How many broken spokes are dangerous
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298310 - Rear deraileur rubbing - bad tension?
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=342373 - Bombproof 27" Rims
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349283 - Shot Rims and Clyde Recommendations?
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349519 - Deep V vs Dyad vs Mavic Opens
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=352240 - Friction Shifters
Thanks - you guys have been so helpful as I work out this whole wheel thing, hopefully this'll be the last 'installment' of questions