Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Bikes: 2001 Tommasini Sintesi w/ Campagnolo Daytona 10 Speed
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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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