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Old 10-11-08, 11:53 PM   #1
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want to rebuild a trashed wheel.

A week ago, I had my trek hybrid stolen from me at work. Well, today it was returned back to me by the local police. I won't go into details about the event, but the individual trashed my back tire. I want to build a touring rear wheel. I want to have a 40 hole rim, and hub. My trek has these Specifications: Shimano RM30 rear hub; Matrix 750, 32-hole rims. I have a 8 speed cassette. I would like to get suggestions for what kind of hub, and rim to buy. I am going to use 14-16 Wheelsmith spokes.
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I don't know of too many 40 hole rims and hubs but i do remember reading that velocity makes a 135mm spaced hub in 40 hole drilling. As for rims you can use a Mavic a719 of possibly a a319 if they make it in 40 hole.

You can also go with a shimano LX 36 hole hub and either of those Mavic rims. It will still be a real strong wheel and a lot easier to find the parts for.
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As for spokes for touring you don't mention your weight or if you will be traveling heavily loaded but if either are the case I'd opt for a 14/15 ga double butted spoke not the 14/16 ga (if that's what you meant by 14-16). Also be sure you get a tight build to give you a durable and strong wheel.
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A week ago, I had my trek hybrid stolen from me at work. Well, today it was returned back to me by the local police. I won't go into details about the event, but the individual trashed my back tire. I want to build a touring rear wheel. I want to have a 40 hole rim, and hub. My trek has these Specifications: Shimano RM30 rear hub; Matrix 750, 32-hole rims. I have a 8 speed cassette. I would like to get suggestions for what kind of hub, and rim to buy. I am going to use 14-16 Wheelsmith spokes.
Your choice of spoke count doesn't make sense. There aren't that many rim choices and it isn't that much stronger than a 36h and you're also severely constrained by the amount of 40h hubs. A properly built 36h 3-cross wheel on a XT hub would be perfectly fine. Maybe a velocity dyad or a rhynolite for rim choice.

I don't quite see the point in building up such an expensive wheel for a hybrid that was never designed to be toured on.
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I want to build a strong rear tire to hold camping gear, and my 6ft, 225 body frame. I want to build this rear tire so I can use it for a touring bike in the future. Anything I buy for this hybrid is to test it, and transfer to a real touring bike. I can go with a 36h wheel. Money does not matter to me, or cost, it something I like doing for myself, and makes going to work a little easy for me. It gives me goals to look forward to, and future touring. That is why I want your advise for a rear wheel. I want to build a very good rear wheel, for now, and future. I like Phil wood hubs, can it fit a 8/9 shimano cassette, or White Industries hub. I can use a 36h wheel.
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