live free or die trying
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: where i lay my head is home.
Bikes: bianchi pista workhorse, cannondale r1000, mountain bike fixed conversion
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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?