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Old 05-31-09, 10:50 PM   #1
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wheelset question

I'm thinking about ordering the cxp22
and I wanted to know what are the best spokes/nipple options.

I've heard good things about the Mavics Open pro and Cxp33
but do you think I should order one of those instead?
How are they different from each other?

My frame is alright I guess; I have a Pake so maybe I shoudl jsut stick with the cxp22.

Thanks. sorry if this topic has come up too many times
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Old 05-31-09, 10:53 PM   #2
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this is your first build youll prolly be just fine w/ cxp22. If you have tons of extra $, go w/ the cxp33 or open pro, but you aren't going to be able to tell much of a difference.
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Old 06-01-09, 10:58 AM   #3
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i was also considering buying a set of cxp22s from bicyclewheelwarehouse.com
but then i found these http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1533
and now i'm just not sure lol

they are significantly cheaper and ship for free
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Thanks PedallingATX.

Radatad - I've seen those wheels before. Do you knwo what hubs they are?
I think I'm ust going to stick with the cxp22 - i hear really good things about them
I don't think i'll need anything fancy if I'm just going to get a fixed for street.

also, are brass nipples really better than alloy and what spokes should I get? Is stainless or DT comp better? 1.8/1.6 or 2.0/1.8? what's the difference?
I don't want to make a mistake on an order.
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Old 06-01-09, 07:22 PM   #5
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AFAIK, brass nipples are better than alloy and, strength wise, stainless is better than comp.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I'm tryin to learn too
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I'm thinking about ordering the cxp22
and I wanted to know what are the best spokes/nipple options.

I've heard good things about the Mavics Open pro and Cxp33
but do you think I should order one of those instead?
How are they different from each other?

My frame is alright I guess; I have a Pake so maybe I shoudl jsut stick with the cxp22.

Thanks. sorry if this topic has come up too many times
They're nothing special. There are better rims for cheaper out there.
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Old 06-01-09, 07:25 PM   #7
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hey steveymcdubs, did you say you were from the vancouver/camas area?
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Old 06-01-09, 07:26 PM   #8
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What are the other wheelsets you are talking about?
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Yeah, Camas class of '07.
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I didn't graduate from Camas. That's cool are you going to be coming around this summer or staying up in Seattle?
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I'm actually taking summer classes but I'll be down for a weekish starting on ~the 12th. Prolly take the train down once a month or something like that too. Where're you from?
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I'm in Vancouver now. I graduated from Bay '07 as well.
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