First time posting here even though I've been an avid reader for almost a year I barely got around to registering and finally now posting. Anywho
I picked up a set of Alex ALX-290 wheels used but true and no signs of wear. Came off of a trek pilot /w 105 gruppo and 4 months of riding 3-5d week. Has anyone used these or similar wheels in the past? my weight is 242 currently hoping to drop to 205 by dec and 175 by next spring. I've had a problem breaking spokes on my current wheels but i'm guessing thats because they're from 1972 and have run their course. I want something sturdy enough for my weight so open to any suggestions as far as upgrades in the $200-280 dollar range.
Thinking of putting them on my schwinn since the stock alloy rims are pretty much past their lifespan. Also on the schwinn note is it practical to modernize one if I had a full 105 gruppo laying around? I was told I need a BB adapter to use the 68mm cranks but other than that it's mostly just component cost right?