Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-17-06, 02:33 PM   #1
I am an incurable.
Thread Starter
delay's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Champaign, IL
Bikes: IRO Mark V pro (RIP), Bianchi Giro, Giant Xtc1, Redline Conquest Pro, Kelly Deluxe singlespeed.
Posts: 993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cyclocross wheels.

I am trying to build up a bike as cheaply as possible for this season. I was wondering if the training wheels on my road bike would be appropriate. They are velocity deep Vs laced to Ultegra hubs. 28, 2x front, 32, 3x in the back.

Also, if anyone has any advice on good values I could get at the moment to tide me over for one season of racing it would be much appreciated.

delay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-06, 05:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sunny Tampa, Florida
Posts: 1,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
I'm not expert enough to draw the line as to how much weight those could take, but I'd think they'd be just fine for anyone short of 200 pounds. And probably okay then barring any serious miscalculation.

For a 220 pounder like me I'd take it real easy on that front, but 32 spokes and a deep rim is plenty.

Ronsonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-06, 05:19 PM   #3
ken cummings
Senior Member
ken cummings's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: northern California
Bikes: Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
Posts: 5,603
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Further up the load scale I took a fully loaded (260 lb total) touring bike down some rocky single track and bent the Nitto handlebars enough to need to replace them. Tires, wheels, and frame are fine. 36 x 14 gage spokes and a solid rim with 700x38 tires. Hope you do not need something so solid.
ken cummings is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:01 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.