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48 spoke rear wheel - Strong and lightweight!

Old 04-23-22, 02:27 PM
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48 spoke rear wheel - Strong and lightweight!

Cross-posting from the tandem marketplace. You don't have to use this wheel on a tandem! Nice 700c back wheel. Professionally built, if you call me a professional - I have built dozens of wheels and could do it blindfolded.

Used less than 2k miles. 48 spokes. Sapim Strong 13/14 single-butted on drive side, DT Alpine III triple-butted 13/15/14 on the non-drive-side. Ride2 brand hub, 135mm OLD spacing. Takes Shimano 8/9/10s cassette. Disc or rim brake compatible. Mavic T217 rim with double eyelets and welded joint for great strength; machined sidewalls. Presta drilling but I can drill it out to Schrader if you want. Surprisingly lightweight for a 48 spoke wheel. Weight is 1400g without QR or 1500g with. QR is a Shimano.

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This sounds like a great rear wheel for a fully loaded touring bike. Early 90s Trek 520s take 135mm OLD rear hubs, and I bet a bunch of others do, too. On a fully loaded touring rig in the middle of nowhere, your rear wheel can never be too strong (especially if you are big, like me). You don't want bomb proof, you want thermonuclear bomb proof. This set-up would most decidedly not be overkill for that use.

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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
You don't want bomb proof, you want thermonuclear bomb proof.
Maybe someone should mention this is the recent topic on grocery shopping by bike; this wheel looks like a good "fit" for a dedicated shopping bike. Three cases of beer? No problem!
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