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Old 09-17-06, 02:33 PM
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Cyclocross wheels.

I am trying to build up a bike as cheaply as possible for this season. I was wondering if the training wheels on my road bike would be appropriate. They are velocity deep Vs laced to Ultegra hubs. 28, 2x front, 32, 3x in the back.

Also, if anyone has any advice on good values I could get at the moment to tide me over for one season of racing it would be much appreciated.

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I'm not expert enough to draw the line as to how much weight those could take, but I'd think they'd be just fine for anyone short of 200 pounds. And probably okay then barring any serious miscalculation.

For a 220 pounder like me I'd take it real easy on that front, but 32 spokes and a deep rim is plenty.

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Further up the load scale I took a fully loaded (260 lb total) touring bike down some rocky single track and bent the Nitto handlebars enough to need to replace them. Tires, wheels, and frame are fine. 36 x 14 gage spokes and a solid rim with 700x38 tires. Hope you do not need something so solid.
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