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    The Wheeset of your budget constrained reality

    If money is an object, what's the nicest wheelset you could put together for less than say $400. Something beyond your standard Velocity with Formula hubs.

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    Ditching the Velocity rims for starters. They had excellent quality when built in Australia, I've heard many a complaint since they shifted operations to the US.
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    All-city sheriff star <=> DT swiss competition/ Sapim laser <=> H+S Archetype

    EDIT: Forgot to mention for the penny pinchers that DT swiss comps come with nipples
    Last edited by Leukybear; 04-02-14 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    Ditching the Velocity rims for starters. They had excellent quality when built in Australia, I've heard many a complaint since they shifted operations to the US.
    +1

    I've sent back more than I've kept at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    All-city sheriff star <=> DT swiss competition/ Sapim laser <=> H+S Archetype
    Currently eyeing this with a Novatec road front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    All-city sheriff star <=> DT swiss competition/ Sapim laser <=> H+S Archetype

    EDIT: Forgot to mention for the penny pinchers that DT swiss comps come with nipples
    I have All city track hubs - Spokes(who cares?) - H+son archetypes. Spin like buttah one year later, think they ran like 330(?) after labor and errthing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    Ditching the Velocity rims for starters. They had excellent quality when built in Australia, I've heard many a complaint since they shifted operations to the US.
    Anything specific? It helps us to know. Since switching to our current US extruder, who has a long history in the world of bicycle rims, I can't say I've heard many complaints.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    All City Sheriffs hubs to H+Son TB14s or Miche Primato low flange hubs to Araya SA30s.

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    Am I weird for liking Kinlin xr300s over archetypes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Am I weird for liking Kinlin xr300s over archetypes?
    On the internet, you are never alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Am I weird for liking Kinlin xr300s over archetypes?
    Nope, in terms of aesthetics, I don't like the Archetypes myself either.

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    Since Scrod mentioned it in the other thread.. I am currently on the hunt for a track Chorus rear hub to lace into my Campy/Mavic MA wheelset..so I guess that's mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Since Scrod mentioned it in the other thread.. I am currently on the hunt for a track Chorus rear hub to lace into my Campy/Mavic MA wheelset..so I guess that's mine.
    Not exactly sure you'll be able to build that for less than 4 bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soo__Fuego View Post
    Not exactly sure you'll be able to build that for less than 4 bills.
    Just need the rear hub itself actually.. I'm hoping to find a decent one for about 1 bill.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by seely View Post
    Anything specific? It helps us to know. Since switching to our current US extruder, who has a long history in the world of bicycle rims, I can't say I've heard many complaints.
    Specific problems? One wheel builder I spoke to here got some A23s with spoke holes that weren't drilled all the way through (might have the name wrong, but not the problem). Swarf inside the rim. Rough edges. Maybe QC has been cleaned up. Not finding out with my money though.
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hothead286 View Post
    Currently eyeing this with a Novatec road front.
    +1

    I'd probably get an All-City rear or a DA 7600 rear if I'm feeling fancy

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    budget wheels

    27mm Kinlins and these...



    Or Miche hubs with CXP33 or Ambrosio rims.
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    This pair cost me exactly $400:

    Brand new pair of Paul Components track hubs snagged on Ebay for $145,
    Velocity A23's (seems like a good set!) with DT comps for $255,
    I built them, so no cost there.

    Top notch set, very reasonable price.
    Last edited by stilltooslow; 04-07-14 at 08:42 PM.

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    What hubs are these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    27mm Kinlins and these...



    Or Miche hubs with CXP33 or Ambrosio rims.

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    i just brought home my ptap/d2 swiss 240 (front)/hed belgium set

    i kinda wish I would've went TB-14s as these rims are kinda ugly but supposedly their good, we'll see. the wheels will get used on a brushed alu caad9 and a purple (think eggplant) steel frame so the hard ano look would've been fly
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfly View Post
    What hubs are these?
    Silver Novatecs:
    HUBS - Novatec

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    How are the Novatechs? Pretty similar to Formulas I assume? Looks like they also make a bolt on version that is sort of Phil Wood looking without the flange cutouts:


    novatech.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfly View Post
    Looks like they also make a bolt on version that is sort of Phil Wood looking without the flange cutouts:
    not on their website anymore.

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