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Bikes: Late 1970's/Early 1980's Gitane stripped and painted.
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Wheel Intregity vs. Spoke Count
I am considering getting a set of wheels custom built and am looking for some input. I'm thinking Velocity Deep V rims with machined surfaces. For the hubs I have been pointed towards Formulas but have read some so-so reviews on them. Also, I am concerned about rim/wheel intregity vs. spoke count. Deep V's can be holed at 16,18,24,28,32,36 and 40. The mainstay is 32 and 36. I am 170 lbs, riding solely on roads. I'm gonna make the assumption that the rear wheel needs to be stronger than the front due to driving force through the chain and weight focus towards the rear of the bike. 16-18 spokes in the front and 18-24 in the rear would be ideal in my head for looks but durability is more important than that. I am curious to the lowest spoke count i go for in front and back, as well as hub information. I'd like a flipflop hub, which is what i am currently running now and like the option of a fix or single. Thanks guys!
Last edited by b-17; 09-03-08 at 06:48 PM.