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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-12-05, 03:30 PM   #1
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spoke recommendation?

I'll be building up a new wheel tomorrow and I need to order spokes. All of my previous builds have been either straight gauge or DT competition (14/15/14 butted.) I'm thinking about maybe doing these up with DT revolution (14/17/14 butted.) Do any of you have strong opinions/experience that I should know about? I'm 220# and ride hard.
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Old 09-12-05, 03:34 PM   #2
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with your weight/style get the DB 14/15. can't go wrong. and go three cross.
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If you are building 36 hole 3X, you can go with DT revolution (usually only recommended for the front, but I use them on the back as well...I weigh 135).

If you are building anything smaller, stick with DT competition.

FWIW, at your weight I would go with 36 hole rims. See here for some reference.
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Thanks for the info, I'm definitely going 36, x3; and will probably go with the 14/15/14's; I'll keep y'all informed!
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