Join Date: Oct 2005
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Retro, Clydesdale, time trial wheelset proposal
A question to BF bike mechanic wheel builders: I want to build a lower spoke count semi-aero wheelset for one of my 126mm road bikes with the following configuration: Dura Ace 7400 uniglide 7 speed freehub 28 hole rear wheel, Ultegra 6500 24 front wheel with DT Swiss RR 1.2 semi-aero rims. I would have my LBS lace them with whatever he recommended for spokes - probably DT Swiss double butted 14-15 gauge spokes laced 3 cross rear and 2 cross front. I weigh a bit over 230#, despite my weight I generally am a smooth pedaller and if I keep my training like I have for the last 2 years I'll be approaching the sub-200 pound non-clydesdale status. The DT Swiss rims (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=2570
) shown , are over 500 grams each, and I'm thinking that my LBS mechanic could probably build me up a pretty strong and durable set, despite the low spoke count of 28 rear, 24 front.
Any opinions on the do-ablility of this? Thanks for all who pipe in!