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Old 08-08-10, 12:42 AM   #1
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H Plus Son Road Wheel Build

I have been reading around the forums for H Plus Sons 42mm rims that are built up like road wheels however this seems to not exist oe I could not find it, all I found was a bunch of fixed gear builds.

My question, what hubs should I use, and what are some good spokes? I would like to spend less than 100 bucks for both hubs, is this reasonable?

Also, this would be my first time to build the a wheel, will I really need a tension meter?
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Old 08-08-10, 04:26 AM   #2
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First off...H+Son rims are not very good rims when it comes to circumferential consistency. Unlike Velocity B43s - circumferential consistency is non-existent with these rims. The occasional consistent rim is by pure luck.

Velocity B43's are not perfect, but at least in single speed builds I can consistently get all spokes in the 100-110 kgf range...in other words...I don't end up with a few 76 kgf, a few 85 kgf, a few 152 kgf, etc...

H+Son rims will have spoke tensions all over the place...you can get away with it for single speed wheels - but with multi-gear road rears do you want to take the risk of taking minimally tensioned non-drive spokes and throw a few up for sacrifice?

If you do end up with a poor quality rim - the only fix is to sacrifice trueness in order to provide additonal tension for select undertensioned spokes.

Give it some thought....probably better to go with some proven "road" rims...

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Save your bikkies for mid-range gear. You won't get decent hubs for $100/pair.

And whether you absolutely need a tension meter depends how low the spoke count is... but given you have no experience, you'd be mad not to use one.
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HAH! Thanks guys, I will scratch the idea for now.
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Save your bikkies for mid-range gear. You won't get decent hubs for $100/pair.

And whether you absolutely need a tension meter depends how low the spoke count is... but given you have no experience, you'd be mad not to use one.
Spoke count is not the only factor. Rim stiffness is another. For example you can build a perfectly true zipp carbon rim with the worst absolute and relative spoke tension ever.
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