Zipps vs Cane Creek Volos, kinda
So I have a set of Zipp hubs lying around that are great, and I was thinking about wheel builds. The only things I know are that its gonna be tubular and I'm probably gonna go for the Sapim CX spokes and box tubulars. The problem is there are some really good deals on cane creek volos for just over $300. While I think that the Zipps will be a great build, I'm not gonna have the money to build them up proper for a while, and if I sold the Zipps (I know I probably shouldn't ...) I could buy the Volos for practically how much the hubs are.
Has anyone ridden a set of the Volos and a set of Zipps laced up to bladed spokes and low profile tubulars and could give some advice on whether it would be foolish to buy the Volos instead of building up the Zipps. The volos I believe use CX bladed spokes and come with semi-aero tubular rims.
Mack Hubs and the answer I think.
Yep, I've got a pair of those beauties. Low flange 32 hole. They are a site to behold aren't they. I would not be at all suprised if I've got the last pair sold on the U.S. It was very difficult for me to transfer the money to Poland. Pay pal, Western Union, and one other foreign financial outfit I can't remember the name of and was not happy about giving my financial info to all declined to send money to Poland. I have no idea why. I contacted paypal numerous times and all they would say is they were no longer sending money to Poland. The only alternative left was for me to wire money directly from my bank account to his account. This alternative came with a steep fee and I was none too pleased. Mack assured me I would not be dissatisfied and was trusting enough to mail them here prior to me paying for them. Lovely to say the least. My pair weighs in at something like 342 grams for both with bolts and the most beautiful lockring ever made. Nothing short of incredible. With an extensive search in Polish it is possible to find schematics on these bad boys as well as see the machines they were made on. To whoever posted that the Steinwerks are more refined I would respectfully disagree. The pictures at the Gromada web site do not justice as you well know. Sometimes the reflections that I see out of the corner of my eye from that spinning front hub scare me.:eek: Anyways to make a long story short and possibly solve the mystery of "Where are Mack hubs and do they even exist?" I offer this simple explanation. I just registered with bike forums yesterday otherwise I would have posted this sooner. It will be reassuring when either the Keirin Berlin site or Gromada starts kicking these things out but it's also pretty cool that I've one of about 10 pairs (so much as I gather) that were sold in the U.S. and say Mack on them. Cheers, Troy