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    What front rim for this clyde?

    So I am done with the current one.. it just keeps failing on me. I am in need of a strong front road rim. The bike is a 2002 schwinn super sport. 700c tires and is my daily commuter. I am currently 270 lbs and do from 80 - 130 miles a week on various conditions. I was looking into touring rims as they seem like the best bet (and it's what I have on the rear) but I am always up for suggestions.

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    I like the Mavic CXP33 rim on the front. Not too heavy but strong. But since you have a touring rim in the rear, I'd have second thoughts. I may be wierd but a 23 mm rim in the front and a 21 in the rear would throw my mind off balance!

    So depending on the height of your front rim....

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    velocity deep vee or or fusion rims are both very nice and strong with lots of colors.
    http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=586

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    The green would be sweet.. but from what I found it's out of my price range right now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by funrover View Post
    So I am done with the current one.. it just keeps failing on me. I am in need of a strong front road rim. The bike is a 2002 schwinn super sport. 700c tires and is my daily commuter. I am currently 270 lbs and do from 80 - 130 miles a week on various conditions. I was looking into touring rims as they seem like the best bet (and it's what I have on the rear) but I am always up for suggestions.
    Mavic A719 have served me well. But they aren't necessarily cheap. Velocity rims are a little less expensive but I don't have much experience with them. Salsa Delgados are pretty good but not as smooth as the Mavic...they don't have machined brake tracks so they can have a bump in them. They are cheaper.

    I wouldn't buy anything until you've had a chance to check out Veloswap this Saturday, however
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    Just curious - how is your rim 'failing?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    Just curious - how is your rim 'failing?'
    I snap spoke a lot and it tweaks on my a lot.. It is an entry level rim and I ask a lot of it! Once I switched the rear all the problems on back quit, so I am hoping the same for the front!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post

    I wouldn't buy anything until you've had a chance to check out Veloswap this Saturday, however
    No can do unfortunately!

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    If your new back wheel is working well then I would use the same type and builder. Back wheels are under much more stress then front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funrover View Post
    I snap spoke a lot and it tweaks on my a lot.. It is an entry level rim and I ask a lot of it! Once I switched the rear all the problems on back quit, so I am hoping the same for the front!
    What rim do you have on the rear? Go with what works for you, if your replacing a rim on a wheel that's breaking spokes, then at a minimum your replacing the rim and all spokes, decent front hubs are reasonably priced, so if the hole count is different, just add a new hub and get a new front wheel built, by the same guy that built the rear. If the old hub can be reused, then just use it......

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    Veloswap?

    What is veloswap? Is there a web sight?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by the6abds View Post
    What is veloswap? Is there a web sight?

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    re:Veloswap

    A little to far for me to make that one. It does look like a great time.

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    What size tire are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    what size tire are you using?
    700 x 23c

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