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Old 06-10-16, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
This statement is a illustration of a sad trend in the contemporary bike market - people forget that wheels do not have to be purchased pre built! 650B rims are available with 36 holes (I actually had trouble finding 32 hole rims the last time I was looking), and your current hubs can easily be laced into said rims... unless you have some weird hub that uses straight pull or proprietary spokes, but then a nice shimano Deore or Tiagra hub is $30.
You're right, they don't. But it's a hell of a lot easier and more convenient than waiting to get parts and then waiting again to have the wheels built, not to mention all the guess work that goes into finding the correct spoke length etc. There's also the peace of mind knowing that if **** hits the fan there are replacements readily available when you need it.

This coming from someone who has never built or had a wheel built for them.
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