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Old 07-11-18, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by zze86 View Post
Max weight will be around 275lbs including bike, rider and cargo. God help me if it gets more than that, lol.

I'm really liking the looks of the H+Sons TB14. I have their Archerype rim on one of my other bikes and have been impressed with their quality. The Velocity A23/A23OC looks promising as well. Will probably match with 700x32/35 tires.

Reading one of Cycocommute's old posts has sold me on triple butted spokes as well.

Not really planning on offroading except for gravelpack but will see where the road takes me (that's the point right ).

Will be going on a 1983 Specialized Expedition that I happily accidented upon so will probably require re-spacing of the rear dropouts regardless.

Reason for the wheel change is multilayered which would take us way off on tagential subjects I think.
My 700c touring bike (the Backroad) has Dyad rims both front and rear, 36 spoke rear, 32 spoke front, Wheelsmith DB-14 spokes, rear hub is a XT M756A steel axle hub, dynohub SP PV-8 front. I am running rim brakes on the front, rear is disc. I probably am at a very similar weight for a loaded bike with me on it as you are talking about. The Dyad laced up to be a very robust wheel.

For a 83 frame you are looking for rim brakes front and rear.

Is that Specialized a steel frame? If not steel I do not think you can re-space it if the frame is 126mm.
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