I recently bought a NOS Giant Cypress and I am wanting to upgrade the Wheels and tires. Since I am currently right at 300lbs, I am pretty set on getting Velocity Deep V's 32 or 36 count and I would like to run a bit wider tire. I am going to have to buy the wheels one at a time due to $. Tires I will buy a set if I can. I don't mind having them built and shipped if thats the best option but if I can find someone nearby all the better, I'm in Ohio.
I am looking for a few suggestions that I will list:
I need some suggestions on who to have build these. Anyone known for building specific for Clydesdale needs? What price range am I looking at to have these built? How much for front/rear?
I need Hub suggestions. Want to run 8/9 speed. This might be mute if I find a good builder they can make the suggestions.
I really need some help choosing a tire.
I want to run a puncture resistant, decent tire in a 34 or 35 width. Not having luck even finding what my choices are. I will be riding on country roads, not too rough. I am leaning towards running a higher pressure if that's an option, open to suggestion/discussion on this. I am newer to cycling.
I will also ask for suggestions on cranks, this one has a SR Suntor triple, but the arms are 180. I have knee issues and was actually looking to step down to 170 from 175 that is on my Sedona. So I need to replace the crank. Leaning towards a Compact DBL when i have the $, but right now I am hoping to find a crank (dbl or triple) with 170 arms for cheap. I was hoping to stick in the $50 range here. wish there was a way to swap with someone needing a 180.
I would consider a 172.5 if the price was right, not picky just need the shorter arms so I can ride with less knee pain.
Thank you for all input.