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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-27-07, 06:15 PM   #1
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Where to buy 36H Deep V's...

As much as I have tried to prevent it, Deep V's have grown on me. I hated their looks because I really wanted to "restore" my old bike with standard box-type rims. But I'm not exactly of a budget that would allow constant re-truing, cracks, and pulled nipples if it were to come with that. (Considered CXP-33's, RR 1.1's, etc.) I'm convinced I'll get my money's worth out of these and the weight isn't a big deal.

That said, after finally making my decision a few hours ago, I cannot find silver (clear anodized) 36H deep v's anywhere! There are some great prices online but no one has them in stock! Any ideas?
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Old 12-27-07, 06:18 PM   #2
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Your LBS?

Bear in mind, by the way, that My Deep V's are a custom build.....had the LBS build them with DT Swiss Spokes and the works...
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Old 12-27-07, 07:12 PM   #3
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How much do you weigh? I'm 220-240 and do fine on 32 holes. Got 11,000 miles on them, 700X23 tires.
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I'm 230-240lbs. I've rebuilt the original 36H hubs, so I'll be using those. To be honest, I never considered the LBS. Suppose a visit is in order.
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I'm going to have either Harris Cyclery or Peter White build them. Since Peter White never responded to the emails and SB did guess which will win out
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I'm 230-240lbs. I've rebuilt the original 36H hubs, so I'll be using those. To be honest, I never considered the LBS. Suppose a visit is in order.
Ask around in your area to see who is a good wheelbuilder (they are hard to find). Take your hubs in and have them build something up for you. A good custom build is worth it in terms of durability.
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Cambriabike.com has them, as does Airomb.com.

Lots on ebay as well. Ben's Cycle Store has many iterations.

FWIW, I'm 225, and I'm running a 28h rear, 20h front on Zipp hubs and I have zero problems.
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I was going to order mine online, but I found an LBS that would build them for the same price, so I went local. As far as ordering just the rim, check these guys out, you can buy the rims and they seem to have all colors. http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/
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I'm going to have either Harris Cyclery or Peter White build them. Since Peter White never responded to the emails and SB did guess which will win out
You might try calling Peter, he was pretty responsive to my inquiries by phone, actually we had quite a lengthy conversation. His website indicates he doesn't check email very often. FWIW
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Ask around in your area to see who is a good wheelbuilder (they are hard to find). Take your hubs in and have them build something up for you. A good custom build is worth it in terms of durability.
+1 for that. The LBS I'm working with to build up my touring rig does a big business in tandems, and their wheelbuilder is used to building the bomb-proof wheels that tandems require. Makes me confident in the ability of the wheels to handle all of me and gear for a loaded ride.
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You might try calling Peter, he was pretty responsive to my inquiries by phone, actually we had quite a lengthy conversation. His website indicates he doesn't check email very often. FWIW
Read that - but I have trouble understanding people over the phone sometimes; I really like to have the information in front of me when I'm ordering to reread and make sure there's nothing I'm missing especially when it's a few hundred dollars. Been burnt a few times by what someone says over the phone then finding out they didn't include the cost of X or y even though it was supposed to be (and then comes down to well I said ___ but you said ___).

Plus I think at that level it's a push - I'd say the two are fairly comparable. I haven't seen anything negative about either builders referred to anywhere on this board. People love to complain if something doesn't go right so that's a huge plus for both of them. With all the information that SB has supplied here and for all bicyclists it's nice to give back some business when I can.
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+1 for that. The LBS I'm working with to build up my touring rig does a big business in tandems, and their wheelbuilder is used to building the bomb-proof wheels that tandems require. Makes me confident in the ability of the wheels to handle all of me and gear for a loaded ride.
Which shop? I work in Bolton Hill so Baltimore is do-able!
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With all the information that SB has supplied here and for all bicyclists it's nice to give back some business when I can.
+1 on SB, I find myself referring to his website all the time.
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