1982 Schwinn Super Sport, 1979 Raleigh Grand Prix, And soon to own Cannondale CAAD10 5 105 , And many others bought and sold over the years
wheels and weight
I have a vuelta zerolite wheelset deep v rim 24 blade spoke with shimano hubs rear is a cassette. I am currently 250 lbs and going down, I wanted to know if the wheels are strong enough to withstand my weight. I have been riding on them for 2 weeks and the wheels are true and no loose spokes. I currently have them on my 1987 schwinn supersport, so this bike adds some weight as well to the wheels. I estimate the bikes total weight is approaching 30 lbs. I just need some advice please thanks
Last time I tried low spoke count wheels was about five years ago, and I hear they're stronger now, but at 240 pounds I had constant trouble. Mine were built by an experienced and respected mechanic (and he made good on his guarantee, eventually lacing a set of 32s for me at no charge when the 24s crumpled), and I've been riding a long time--I don't crash curbs or get air anymore. Still, they were way more trouble than they were worth. I've been riding 32-spoke Velocity Deep V's (I think--too lazy to go look) for two years and haven't touched them.
Obviously not a great choice, but since you have them.... Check for even tension by tapping each driveside rear spoke with the plastic handle of a screwdriver. Tighten any that seem looser than average. Check this periodically.