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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    two part question about building a new wheelset.

    i hate my current rims. i hate the color (or is white the absence of?) and they're beat to **** after a couple years of constant abuse under me and a couple years of being ridden by another courier before that. but the hubs are in great shape and rule. so i think i might try to get a friend to relace them to some new rims, or teach me how. so...

    1-i think dp-18, after some research, is the best rim for what i need--they seem to hold up well from reviews from people such as retem, and they're inexpensive. but i can only find full wheelsets, and i don't need two wheelsets. anywhere to order just rims?

    2-i wonder how good an idea reuse of spokes is. i've heard it said you shouldn't, but i've also heard people say they've done it with no trouble. i would probably go with the former opinion, but i'd like some feedback since i'd rather not spend the extra 70-some bucks if i don't have to. hell, i don't even know if going from a deep v to a dp-18 will necessitate new spokes. but if it uses the same spokes i have now--would it be bad to use some them?
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    y'knokw, scratch the second part, but i still haven't found just rims.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    hmmm...i'm looking to get black rims. i've obsessed over this all afternoon, and now i just get pissed off every time i look at my white rims.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    good choice,i'm fairly certain batman would ride black rims

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    What are the hubs? If they're not better than formulas/dimensions, I would just sell the whole wheelset and buy all new. Even thrashed deep V's will bring $75 used, and that's new formulas right there, or a good start toward a new cxp22 or dp18 set.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

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    When/if you have the wheel apart, take a good look at the hub flanges. Over time, the steel spoke will dig into the alloy hub body and gouge the flange. Depending on the size of the gouges, you'll either have a really hard time building a new wheel, or run the risk of compromising the hub flange.

    I agree about the cheap Formula hubs, though. If you're going to be riding these wheels day-after-day, nothing can beat the maintenance of a sealed-bearing hub. Get some of the double-seal Enduro 6000s and never have to worry about your hubs.

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    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/reusing-spokes.html

    Brandt on reusing spokes. Also your new rim (if you are not doing a direct swap with identical rim) will have to have the same ERD for you to be able to reuse your spokes.

    Quote Originally Posted by yonderboy View Post
    When/if you have the wheel apart, take a good look at the hub flanges. Over time, the steel spoke will dig into the alloy hub body and gouge the flange. Depending on the size of the gouges, you'll either have a really hard time building a new wheel, or run the risk of compromising the hub flange.
    It won't be a problem really if you lace up it the exact same way to the exact same rim.
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