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Old 11-03-08, 11:54 AM   #1
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Hello from Nuevo Mexico

I'm a fixed gear rider from Albuquerque who's been mining these forums for information for a while now so it makes sense for me to finally join in.
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Old 11-03-08, 04:11 PM   #3
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I've been riding an old peugot touring conversion for the last 6 months or so but serendipitously won a cinelli super pista about three months ago and have been building it up since. Currently it has sugino75 cranks and bb (superlap) with the races taken out. Zen chainring (47t) z-chain (any suggestions for a replacement?) EAI cog (17t) campy recort headset, nitto pearl stem, nitto rb 021 horns. I'm building the wheels on saturday when my white H Plus Son formation face (42mm deep) rims come in. They'll be laced to high flange polished silver Phil woods with double butted dt swiss spokes (36 spokes). I'm a bit nervous about the wheels being too burly for their own good but will probably build a lighter wheelset for racing when I manage to save up some money again.
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The Cinelli SuperPista sounds lovely! Got photos?

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Old 11-04-08, 06:22 PM   #5
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The Cinelli SuperPista sounds lovely! Got photos?

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I'm finishing the build this weekend (my first wheel build!) so photos will be posted afterward I promise.

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Welcome. I was born in N.M., and have moved from Espanola about four years ago to Lake Havasu, AZ. Alb is a bike happy city. There are many racers who live there. I believe Kent Bostwick is the most noteworthy. Anyway, the Cinelli is a great bike. Have fun building the wheels. I think Phil hubs are a medium flange, not a true high flange. But, if you build with a 4 cross pattern, hub flange size doesn't really matter. 4 cross will build strong wheels. You don't mention the pattern you are using. Albuquerque is hilly. If you want to develop leg speed for racing, may I suggest using a gear size around 70-73 inches? When I was racing, I changed around depending on whether it was early, mid, or late season. But, I always had a fixed gear bike for road training. I would sometimes ride my track bike in group training races, just to keep sharp!! Welcome to Bike Forums, and I'll keep an eye out for the pics! Later.
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Welcome. I was born in N.M., and have moved from Espanola about four years ago to Lake Havasu, AZ. Alb is a bike happy city. There are many racers who live there. I believe Kent Bostwick is the most noteworthy. Anyway, the Cinelli is a great bike. Have fun building the wheels. I think Phil hubs are a medium flange, not a true high flange. But, if you build with a 4 cross pattern, hub flange size doesn't really matter. 4 cross will build strong wheels. You don't mention the pattern you are using. Albuquerque is hilly. If you want to develop leg speed for racing, may I suggest using a gear size around 70-73 inches? When I was racing, I changed around depending on whether it was early, mid, or late season. But, I always had a fixed gear bike for road training. I would sometimes ride my track bike in group training races, just to keep sharp!! Welcome to Bike Forums, and I'll keep an eye out for the pics! Later.
It's a three cross pattern. The rims have been delayed so I haven't been able to start yet. The flanges on these hubs are quite large and I'd be surprised if they weren't considered high flange. The box is also labeled "track high flange". As for 4-cross I'm intrigued. May a 4x lacing pattern be substituted for a high spoke count? For example, would a 28 spoke 4x wheel be as stiff/durable as a 32 spoke 3x or even a 36 spoke 3x? The spoke debate seems to be a constant struggle on these forums and it's hard to get a straight forward answer when there are so many ways to do the same thing.
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