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Old 12-16-04, 05:43 PM   #1
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problem with holes

my actual rims have 36 holes which i think is a lot because i was looking for some new rims and they all have 32 holes so are my hubs too old or whats going on here, can i switch for a new 32 hole rim with my old hub with no problem?
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Old 12-16-04, 06:23 PM   #2
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36 hole hubs are fairly common... you do need to got 36 to 36 or 32 to 32, can't really fudge on that one.
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you'll have to get a 36 hole rim if you plan on re-using your hubs. On the other hand, you can just buy a whole new 32 hole wheelset if you so choose. Unless you're going to build the wheels yourself, you may end up paying more buying a 36 hole rim and spokes and taking it to someone to have it built than you would pay if you were to just buy a whole new pre-built wheelset.
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36 hole was the standard years ago. As the emphasis turned to reducing weight, 32 became the accepted norm. If you are a heavier rider, or abusive I'd stick with 36.

However, for the price of a new rim and rebuild you can get a whole new set of wheels. Check out www.pricepoint.com or www.jensonusa.com or www.supergo.com

Those usually offer the best deals on pre-built wheels.
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