Have bike, will travel
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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I'm about your size, 6"0" and 205-215 lbs. I find that most 32 spoke wheelsets are just strong enough. I might be able to use a 28-hole 2-cross rear wheel & a 24-hole 2-cross front wheel, if the builder was very skilled and the best spokes were used.
Most of the OEM wheelsets found on new bikes are machine built and not strong enough for someone our size.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Last edited by Barrettscv; 06-27-12 at 05:52 AM.