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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    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.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    hey steveymcdubs, did you say you were from the vancouver/camas area?

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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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