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    New wheels with Junkyardbike's hubs

    Just finished building/installing a set of wheels. Rims are 36h polished 700c Sun CR-18. Spokes are DT 14/15 stainless. Tires are 35mm Armadillo Nimbus. The hubs, the star of this project, are a real nice set of Nuovo Tipo's I got in a trade from member junkyardbike.







    Those hubs are so darn nice, I'll risk the censure that usually results from posting non-drive side pics:


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    Nice lookin rig!

    Did you build the wheels yourself?

    looks like Velo-Orange fenders, rack and some Noodle Bars?
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    Wow, great job! The wheels do complement the Fuji nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CravenMoarhead View Post

    Did you build the wheels yourself?

    looks like Velo-Orange fenders, rack and some Noodle Bars?
    Sure, I love building wheels. Do it the old fashioned way, using the bike for a truing stand. Actually, a different frame that I had around.

    Velo Orange fenders and and rack, but, no, just plain old Nitto B105 bars.

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    So, if they're my hubs, do I get the bike too?

    They cleaned up very nicely and look great on the Fuji. Beautiful build in total. I'm also impressed by your efficiency. The fenders you traded me are still in the box you sent! Soon, soon.

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    Very nice looking bike. The red walls make it pop.
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    Is that a campy drivetrain as well or is that a Suntour Compe-V FD? I like the matched paint fill on the crank arms a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CravenMoarhead View Post
    Is that a campy drivetrain as well or is that a Suntour Compe-V FD? I like the matched paint fill on the crank arms a lot.
    Suntour/Japanese. FD is Compe V, RD is Suntour Vx GT, both with Fuji branding. Crank is Sugino Mighty Tour.

    I've been keeping this one Japanese/Suntour, the hubs are the only exception. If these wheels ever do migrate to another bike, I'd make a similar set with a pair of Suntour Vx high flange hubs I've got.

    However, one part of my much-diminished euro snobbery that hasn't quite abated is that when I'm rolling on Campy hubs, life just seems better.... Previous wheels had Croce D'Aune hubs.

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    I agree on the campy hubs. I have a set each of low flange and high flange. There may be some hubs out there that are as good but I don't see how they could be any better. I really like my campy record hubs.

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    Very good build, sir; well done. I love the Tipos too. They're not high-end Campy either so you can get 'em for good prices at the swap meets. Did you get the rims from Harris?
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    Those wheels look great, and I hope you have better luck than I have had lately with Campy hubs. A set of low-flange Tipo hubs that came on a Trek had awfully pitted cones. The rear replacements were easy to find and not expensive, but the fronts are too pricey for me. In the meantime, I was running that bike with a different wheelset w/ Campy NR hubs. Recently, I noticed some play in the rear while the wheel was on the bike, figured a cone had loosened, and when I removed the wheel, I discovered that the rear axle had split in half. Another easy replacement, but still!

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    Great bike. Too big for me. You can safely leave the key under the mat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jebensch View Post
    Did you get the rims from Harris?
    I think so, but I sorta forget. They've been around for a number of years, finally used them.

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    love that bike! Looking great. Riding 63cm frames myself I'm always envious of how smaller frames look in the front with a rack and fenders in relation to the bars.
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    Very surprised you would lace up those hubs to Sun CR-18 rims. They always seemed like such a proletarian bike product... cheap and very durable (something you don't see a lot of these days...). The rear wheel on my winter commuter uses this rim and it's been through hell and back. I've never thought of it as beautiful, though... it just works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    love that bike! Looking great. Riding 63cm frames myself I'm always envious of how smaller frames look in the front with a rack and fenders in relation to the bars.
    I know exactly what you are talking about. My "golden rectangle" of bike proportions are epitomized by some of the 650b randonneurs, like this one (actually, I like a little more headtube, but I got tired of looking for images):



    Basically, kinda fat tires, not much seatpost, moderate headtube length. While I haven't had the opportunity to do a 650b build, I'm fortunate that my personal proportions allow me to do something similar w/a 700c bike. It definitely hasn't been an accident how this has worked out, rather the culmination of lusting over pics of classic randonneurs.
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    Does that mean you don't want me to find out the price on those Rhino Lites? I was in the shop today, but the owner was swamped with customers and phone calls. I can probably catch him when he has a moment in the next day or two.

    Gorgeous build btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krems81 View Post
    Does that mean you don't want me to find out the price on those Rhino Lites? I was in the shop today, but the owner was swamped with customers and phone calls. I can probably catch him when he has a moment in the next day or two.

    Gorgeous build btw.
    No, I'm still interested in the rims.

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    Nice work, I love building wheels. My goal is to have wheels I built myself on most all of my bikes.

    I find it relaxing, no hurry to finish and if it gets messed up just start over again.
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