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Old 05-13-06, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hmmmmm.... what to do.

Before I left, the front wheel on the Bianchi suddenly ate spokes. Bieng that it was a free front wheel, and is older than anything around.. it seems like it'd best to replace it. The bearings are pretty shot, and the areas around the nipples are rusty..

Anyway. I have a DeepV 36 hole rim left over from the build of the Thylacine (I bought three rims). So logic would say to have the DeepV built into the front wheel. A 36 hole.. radial laced would make a good everyday riding, locking up, throwing around rim..

Right?

Or is it better to just buy an Iro rim, premade.. etc.

What's a good, basic high flange hub?

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Old 05-13-06, 11:04 PM   #2
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If you got the rim, just buy a formula hub (or even a Nashbar front hub) and build it up.
Why waste the rim?
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Oh, and nice to have you back, WK.
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Old 05-14-06, 01:58 AM   #4
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Wellll I'm not techinically back:

But.. well yeah.

I'm not sure but I feel like there is some option I'm not thinking about. Probably, just mind numbing going on...
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I'd build up the rim to a new hub. Don't really have reccomendations on the hub, though. Get something really nice like a Phil and use that as an excuse in another couple of months to build a matching rear?

Also, if you want to go radial, aren't low-flange hubs better? Think I remember that from somewhere...

Anyways, if you already have the rim, then the cost for the build probably won't be much more than buying a pre-built wheel, and probably be a lot higher quality if built by hand at the LBS. You could probably save even more money by lacing the wheel yourself, then having the LBS just tension and true it for you...
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There are orphaned Phil front hubs on ebay pretty often for pretty cheap, you might check that out.
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Also, if you want to go radial, aren't low-flange hubs better? Think I remember that from somewhere...
Acutally, high flange is better with a radial due to there being more material around each spoke hole.

WK - I'd go with a Miche. High flange option, decent quality, and a good price.
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Acutally, high flange is better with a radial due to there being more material around each spoke hole.

WK - I'd go with a Miche. High flange option, decent quality, and a good price.
Thanks again Biff. If this works out right, I'll have the new wheel before I get back and thus won't have to drive to work at all.

The bike is going to look a bit odd with one shiny new wheel..and the rest of the bike as it is. Oh well. Fashion: not something I can work.
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Ordered. Thanks Biff.

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Excellent WK! Glad you dig them.

My old hosting company went bankrupt months ago....it was only a matter of time before they turned the server off.

Kenneth Alan is cooking a new one up. Here's a preview. Here's a concept page for the gallery.

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Excellent WK! Glad you dig them.

My old hosting company went bankrupt months ago....it was only a matter of time before they turned the server off.

Kenneth Alan is cooking a new one up. Here's a preview. Here's a concept page for the gallery.

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Damn, I'm drooling now. That sparkly red paint in the splash page.....*sigh*
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