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Originally Posted by RatedZeroHero
I know there are many post concerning clydes/athenas and bike setup up...
talked to a few bike shops and haven't got a satisfactory answer that matches the wisdom here...
Kenda - Koncept tires 700c 23mm (sidewall says good for 110psi)
weinmman 700c rims (corroded nipples and dirty spokes)
I have 32 hole Maillard <sp> hubs... that look like new...
in order to save cost and remember I'll be a 250lbs clyde fairly soon...
would Velocity Deep Vs with some super spokes with my current hubs be a strong enough wheel?
seeing those tires smooshed flat with the rim almost touching!!! proves these wheels arent going to cut it...
thankfully it was just a leisurely ride with my son on the restored '79 Schwinn Scrambler BMX...
the Premis is fast and I just can't run her up for fear or wheel failure...
(man that front tire smooshed out was not a promising sight!!!)
If your going to build a new wheel on an existing hub, then whether it looks like new or not, you need to open it up and see what the bearings look like, before building a new wheel, if the races are damaged, then the hub is basically toast, you want to find this out before building a new wheel on an old hub. If the races are fine, then you need to also check the cones and axles, if these are damaged, then are replacements still available. If you can get the hub to 100% with just new bearings and lube, the existing hub should be fine.
I don't know though, if I was getting a new wheel built, I would use a new hub, then I would know that the wheel builder can warranty the whole wheel, not just parts of it. Plus you can use the old wheel, while the new one is being built.
As for your tires, you should be running the maximum pressure, they should smoosh down a little, but not that much.