Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Maintenance of what you buy counts.
Keep the spoke tension checked regularly, loose spokes break sooner.
hand built wheels would not have the nipples fitted dry.
I use Anti Seize to make maintenance re truing/tensioning, go well.
top shelf.. 13 gage butted to 14, wheelsmith a good choice, or DT alpine,
you can beef up the right rear spoke, as It's the most highly tensioned .
on a derailleur wheel.
Last edited by fietsbob; 11-30-11 at 02:06 PM.