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Old 10-15-06, 12:30 AM   #1
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track wheels

I am new to track bikes but have been riding ss for a number of years. I am looking for a bulletproof set of wheels (120mm spacing) and would like some feedback. I am in the clydesdale class and am hard on equipment. Any recs?
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ps I am also new to this sight.
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Phils or Pauls laced to DeepVs
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36h rims, 2.0mm double butted spokes, and probably lace them to something like pauls, phils or suntour or d/a. most importantly invest in having a skilled wheelbuilder build them up for you.
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Use the DT Alpine spokes 2.34/1.8/2.0. I would recommend a rim with double eyelets.
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dura ace, laced to open pros,high spoke count
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Pick any reasonable hub (I don't think you really need to drop the money for Phils or DA to get a sturdy set of wheels) and have it built with 36 spokes front and rear to a good quality rim (Open Pro, Deep V, etc.).
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if you can stretch to it: sapim cx-ray spokes.

$2/spoke, but i've got them on a set of 24/28 wheels which are still true despite all the potholes and general road shi+eness round here.

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Chris King can make any size ( number of spokes) you wish. So, if the standard thirtysix will not do find an rim that can accomodate more, forty? The Chris Kings are 'flip flops' which would allow you to have a small
cog on one side and a 'granny' gear on the other. They come in lots of colours too.
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Thanks all, but there are wheelsets out there that use good parts but cost less than 1 chris king hub.
Iro deluxe for example .
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IRO deluxe is a fine option, but I would recommend 36 spoke wheels, I believe the deluxe are 32, but I'm sure they can be built with 36. Deep Vee + formula hubs should be nice and strong and not too expensive.
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IRO deluxe is a fine option, but I would recommend 36 spoke wheels, I believe the deluxe are 32, but I'm sure they can be built with 36. Deep Vee + formula hubs should be nice and strong and not too expensive.
yeah deep v and formulas are great, if you get a set that isnt built by hand (im pretty sure iro builds by hand but maybe they dont) take it to a shop and have them tension it up and make sure it is nice and true (probably run you about 20 bucks). That will help SO much. If they are built by hand ride them for a week or two and then take them to a shop for truing. if you cant get a deep v, try to get 36 spoke, if you can get them, 32 will be plenty good.
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The IRO wheels are handbuilt by velocity. I got the arrowheads and they have a sticker that says handbuilt by _____. I think some guy named jason signed mine.

As for the OP, how big are you? 200-220lbs isn't a huge deal (no pun intended), but 300+ is a different story. Any rim with a deep v section (like the velocity deep v) will be good. Any decent hub will support the weight. The problem with running a triple butted spoke like the 2.34/1.8/2.0mm is that you may need a special hub to make them fit. I would say pay the extra money for DT spokes, 14/15/14gauge, and have them tensioned by someone who knows what they're doing.

Edit: If you really want strong wheels, look for tandem wheels, since they can usually be found in 40 spoke.
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Chris King can make any size ( number of spokes) you wish. So, if the standard thirtysix will not do find an rim that can accomodate more, forty? The Chris Kings are 'flip flops' which would allow you to have a small
cog on one side and a 'granny' gear on the other. They come in lots of colours too.
Chris King doesn't make a track hub.
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if you are looking for strong, the only rim to use in my opinion is the cxp33. Welded seam + eyeletted spoke holes = way stronger than the pinned velocity's.

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whatever you do, be sure to get a break. you'll brake fewer spokes if your wheels are build by a good builder. where are you? i'm sure that there are good builders their. ok, so let us know how your build goes ok!
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Do they still make cxp 33's in red? If so where can they be found?
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whatever you do, be sure to get a break. you'll brake fewer spokes if your wheels are build by a good builder. where are you? i'm sure that there are good builders their. ok, so let us know how your build goes ok!
Wow, I've never seen both forms of "brake/break" used that closely to each other, and both incorrectly. Not to be an internet grammar Nazi, but I had to read that noise like, 4 times.

Anyway, onto the OP, I'm probably like 210 when I've got shoes, clothes, helmet and full bag on, and I've got 32 spoke Formula hub to the aero-profile Weinmanns (DP-18 or something) and I trued them when I first put them on my bike and they've stayed straight and true now for probably 1200 miles on Pittsburgh's ****ty roads.

And like you said, the set cost less than 1 King hub. King is bling, but Formula works just great for me.
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dura ace, laced to open pros,high spoke count

this is what i have. fantastic wheelset
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Wow, I've never seen both forms of "brake/break" used that closely to each other, and both incorrectly. Not to be an internet grammar Nazi, but I had to read that noise like, 4 times.

think it may have been a sarcastic reference to the OP's misuse of "sight"
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****...I just read that again and finally got it.

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