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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    My/Your Durable Wheelsets!?

    Boast on your durable wheels! Built 'em myself!

    Lemond wheels: Velocity Deep V's. Front 28 spoke (105), rear 32 spoke (Ultegra). 15,000 miles no problems!
    Cannondale wheels. Velocity Deep V 32 rear (Dura Ace). Front Mavic CXP 30 (32 spoke count Ultegra). No problems at about 4,000 miles. I only use it on organized and/or climbing centuries.



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    Steel is real ishkabibble's Avatar
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    Velocity Dyad rims, Phil Wood hubs, 48 rear, 40 front on my Gunnar.
    Dyad rims, Shimano XT hubs, 36 spokes on my Atlantis.

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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishkabibble View Post
    Velocity Dyad rims, Phil Wood hubs, 48 rear, 40 front on my Gunnar.
    Dyad rims, Shimano XT hubs, 36 spokes on my Atlantis.

    Well lets see some mileage numbers in there too! Everything looks good on spec paper!

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    Steel is real ishkabibble's Avatar
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    I've never kept track of my mileage.

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    Black Velocity Deep V rims - Ultegra hubs - 36 hole 3x rear, 32 hole 2x front. Been bulletproof for about 3 years now. Retrue them occasionally, but never anything significant. Only about 3-4000 miles on them however.

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    Sun Mammoth 36h MTB (26") Rims 3x rear with XT hub. Front is a 20" stock wheel, but it doesn't carry much weight on the 'bent.

    I had one issue develop where spokes were loose and I had a flat spot. The wheel was so strong it stayed laterally true so the "kids" at the shop didn't see it. My wheelbuilder fixed it in 10 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomdaniels View Post
    I had one issue develop where spokes were loose and I had a flat spot. The wheel was so strong it stayed laterally true so the "kids" at the shop didn't see it.
    This is why I want to learn to build my own wheels... I think that's what might have happened when I took mine in for truing and got it back pretty much unchanged.
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    Touring bike: Shimano Exage 500LX hubs, 32 hole, laced to Alex DH22 trekking rims, DT 14g spokes;
    Road bike: Shimano 105 hubs, 36 hole, laced to Alex DH22 Trekking rims, DT 14g spokes;
    Mountain bike: Shimano LX hubs, 32 holes, laced to WTB powerbeam rim, DT 14g spokes.

    The wheel builds have been good but I have replaced the freehub bodies on the hubs at least once on each rear wheel. Shimano freehub bodies are weak as kittens.

    ...oh, to have the $$$$$$$ for a set of King hubs

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    Distance bike (rear)
    - 32h Alex DA16 to Deore hub. 3-cross DT Swiss Champion 2.0
    - 2650 miles, trued once at 300 miles.

    Distance bike (front)
    - 32h DT Swiss RR1.1 to SON28 hub. 3-cross DT Swiss Champion 2.0
    - ~500 miles, trued only at build

    Fixed gear (front)
    - 32h Wolber Alpine to 105sc hub. 3-cross Wheelsmith 14g spokes. Built in 1991, no history up to last year when I bought it.
    - Trued last summer. Don't keep mileage on the fixie.

    Fixed gear (rear)
    -32h Wolber Alpine to IRO high flange fixed/fixed hub. 3-cross DT Swiss Champion 2.0
    - Trued at build, no mileage records.

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    wheelbuilder.com built DT Swiss RR 1.2 - 28 and 32 spoke. Love them!!!


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    XT hubs, Salsa Delgado rims, Alpine III spokes. Two years without issue (or tweeking) The hubs were replaced with Phils this spring.



    Campy 36 hole Record hubs with the same spokes and rim as above. Hub replaced with a Phil this spring.



    Touring bike wheel set with matched Phils, A719 front, Ritchey OCR Trekking rear (no longer made) and Alpines. Three years but only one tour (Katy Trail) on them.



    Mountain bike wheel. Specialized front hub, XC717 rim, DT Competitions laced radially



    And the best damned wheel on the planet: XT hub, XC717 rim, Alpine spokes. 5 to 6 years of hard mountain biking without a single problem. Only been trued once or twice.




    All built by yours truly.
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    Light touring bike... Open Pro rims (36 hole) on LX hubs. Only trued them once in 3000 miles. Bombproof!

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    Front and rear= Velocity Deep V, 36 sapim spoke, Phil Wood hubs built by ergottwheels

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    Easton-Velomax Vista 20 spoke front, 24 spoke rear. They're the original wheels on my Jamis Quest. I've got about 1200 miles on the bike. I keep expecting to have to tweak some of the spokes, but so far they've stayed perfectly in true.
    Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?

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    XT hubs, Mavic A319 rims and DT Swiss Champion 2.0 spokes. Haven't needed to true them yet, about 2500km since June, 1980 with touring load :-)

    Got them cheap from Rose Versand, a german mailorder/online bike store.

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