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Old 01-17-11, 11:28 AM   #1
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Getting ready to build a wheel set for our tandem. HF-08 hubs 48 hole. Was planning on using Dyads but seen the Dyad doesn't have eyelets. Any other wheel recommendations, or is not having eyelets a non-issue?

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Old 01-17-11, 12:08 PM   #2
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Team weight? What will you be doing with the bike? Roads, conditions, touring, etc. 300-310 lb. team here, sport ride and unsupported touring, 36H Deep-V rims on Chris King hubs. Very satisfied. They stay true, feel good, and don't need much maintenance.
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Sport rides and supported rides with 100-120 miles being the longest ride the stoker will sit for. Weight wise, right now we'll go 380 - but 350 will be about as light () as we'll get.

We'll use 28c for tires. Currently the bike has 48 h HF-05 hubs and Clyde rims.

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We ride wheels built on the HF-08 rear hub and XT front. 40 hole rear and 36 hole front isng Velocity Aeroheat Rims which are the same extrusion as the Dyad but in sizes other than the 700C. The have worked well for us as a 375# team
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Getting ready to build a wheel set for our tandem. HF-08 hubs 48 hole. Was planning on using Dyads but seen the Dyad doesn't have eyelets. Any other wheel recommendations, or is not having eyelets a non-issue?
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So, you already have hubs, so you are asking for rim (and spoke) recommendations?
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Yep, already have the hubs - deciding on rims and spokes.

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is not having eyelets a non-issue?
I think that it depends on the shape of the extrusion. I like eyelets on box section rims. The more aero section rims never seem to be eyeletted.

I rebuilt the wheels for my ageing Santana using 40 spoke Dyads. I was over the moon building them because, after tensioning, neither wheel required hardly any trueing at all. I've been happy with the wheelset but they've only got a couple of thousand miles. I've been happy enough with them that when I built the wheels for my new recumbent I used Aeroheats, which is the same extrusion in 20" and 26" sizes.

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Marc, I stand with Retro Grouch in that I also built up a set of wheels for my older Santana with an HF-08 rear, my origional Suzue front, and Dyad rims; both with 40 spokes. Like him, I was very happy with the way the wheels came together, being very close to true right off. After some minimal tweeking during the first 100 or so miles, I have not touched them in around 2000 miles. I also think that most, if not all deep sections rims don't have eyelets. I really love these wheels. The only drawback for some people, is that the Dyads will not take any tire narrower then 28 mm.
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