I am contemplating buying some new (built) wheels to use on my Il Pompino. Yes, I know I can build it myself, but I'd prefer not too. I'll use the wheels for CX training and road training. Any suggestions on where to look? I'm trying to stay w/ a ~$200 budget so as not to get to "blinged" out. Of course, a set of Phils or CK's would be nice but I'd like to stay "reasonable". I'm not a weight weenie, more concerned w/ durability. If it makes a difference, I weigh about 170 lbs.
I was hoping to share my CX wheels from my IF, but they're spaced for 130 mm and the wheels are Supergo specials. The axles can't be changed, dangit. Worst case, I can "squeeze" the dropouts to fit, but trying to explore other options. Thanks.
I've ridden my Kogswell hubs a decent amount but not long enough for any durability issues to pop up. They have been fine, putting up with my learning to ride fixed and learning to skid. I haven't used them much in foul weather conditions, so no real feedback there.