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Old 05-09-18, 10:43 PM
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Where to buy quality 349 hoops?

Who sells quality 349 rims with 20- and 24-hole drilling?

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Perhaps could one of these meet your requirements (?):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/16-349-Kinl...-/252952213254

www.sgshop.com

16inch 349 carbon rim-kenkobike brompton carbon wheel birdy tiki 451 406 349 moulton 369

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Velocity Wheels - Hand Made in USA

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Bike Friday uses a 24 hole 349 rim*, I think Sun metals US is their wholesale supplier.

* these are on my BF Tikit, (though no sticker on them) , Ask and the company may ship built wheels.

the PakIt is their current 349 wheel bike..
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@fietsbob Pakit offers Velocity rims or Alex.
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OK, my P Llama (406) was the one with a sun CR 18 sticker on it, so I guessed..

OP in south asian pacific , Alex would be the closest manufacturing supplier.
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Thanks to all who played...

I am trying to build a set of quality 74/130mm OLD, 349 wheels. I think the way to go is 24-hole hubs front and rear, Novatec freehub and Bike Friday Tikit hub, with Velocity 24-hole rims.
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
I am trying to build a set of quality 74/130mm OLD, 349 wheels. I think the way to go is 24-hole hubs front and rear, Novatec freehub and Bike Friday Tikit hub, with Velocity 24-hole rims.
I was going to say velocity makes a 349 rim.

Velocity - Dyad - 16" [349] - MSW
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I was going to say velocity makes a 349 rim.

Velocity - Dyad - 16" [349] - MSW
anything above 24-hole, perhaps even 20, is overkill on 349. the challenge is to find hubs and rims with identical drilling, and few holes.

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FWIW, now the Schmidt new XS dyno hub has straight pull spokes that are paired coming off the hub.
in the build you bend the spoke a little , which solves somewhat the tendency of entire spoke winding around,
as the nip is turned rather than tightening or loosening..
I got a fully radial spoked one, in 28 spoke, new Brompton double wall rim,
the straight pull spokes are all double butted.

in the Bike Friday parts stream are 24 spoke hubs, on the rear they just skipped a hole in a 36 spoke IGH
on my Season-Tikit. both wheels are laced 2 cross..

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Phil Wood Co. also now offers a 74 wide hub for folding bikes.. any drilling you order..



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I am seeing a pattern, bob. You love those extravagantly expensive yet mostly unnecessary German toys. I would consider a dynamo hub only on a rig that would see no electricity for days at a time. For maintream applications, the 98% of us, modern rechargeable batteries offer much better value, and are platform neutral (can you use that SON dynamo on your 26"er?). Here is my 10,000mAH battery pack that sells for $25, and provides, according to a calculation made here on an earlier thread, the equivalent power that a dynamo hub would provide in three day's of pedaling. It's not German made; it's Chinese. Sorry about that.

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FWIW, now the Schmidt new XS dyno hub has straight pull spokes that are paired coming off the hub.
in the build you bend the spoke a little , which solves somewhat the tendency of entire spoke winding around,
as the nip is turned rather than tightening or loosening..
I got a fully radial spoked one, in 28 spoke, new Brompton double wall rim,
the straight pull spokes are all double butted.

in the Bike Friday parts stream are 24 spoke hubs, on the rear they just skipped a hole in a 36 spoke IGH
on my Season-Tikit. both wheels are laced 2 cross..

&
Phil Wood Co. also now offers a 74 wide hub for folding bikes.. any drilling you order..



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Its nice having the lights on the bike and not having to think about do I have the light, will batteries run out. My 0.02.
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Its nice having the lights on the bike and not having to think about do I have the light, will batteries run out. My 0.02.
...and for that, you are paying a considerable dollar premium plus increased wheel resistance and weight. i am willing to acknowledge the plusses if we look at both sides of the ledger. nothing is keeping you from keeping the lights on the bike. it's the power source that moves from bike to bike. how are you gonna move your dynamo hub to another bike? You've got several bikes, what? you're gonna outfit them all with dynamos? A battery will also power/charge your gadgets. In fact, dynamos cannot produce the juice (amps) for many modern gadgets. Running out of juice? You've got three days' of pedaling in your pocket!

Dynamos are an old, mature technology where only incremental efficiency performance gains can be expected. not so with contemporary battery technology, specially because of vigorous funding research in that sector, and the demand created by mobile electronic devices and electric automobiles. Dynamo hubs are the next typewriters. But hey, if it's made in Europe and expensive, it's gotta make sense, right?

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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
I am seeing a pattern, bob. You love those extravagantly expensive yet mostly unnecessary German toys. I would consider a dynamo hub only on a rig that would see no electricity for days at a time. For maintream applications, the 98% of us, modern rechargeable batteries offer much better value, and are platform neutral (can you use that SON dynamo on your 26"er?). Here is my 10,000mAH battery pack that sells for $25, and provides, according to a calculation made here on an earlier thread, the equivalent power that a dynamo hub would provide in three day's of pedaling. It's not German made; it's Chinese. Sorry about that.

OPPO F3 Plus for size reference
You do know that 99% of the people here have no idea who OPPO is,...right? The same as Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE, etc? Even Lenovo (Motorola,...), OnePlus, and Alcatel,... There's so many good Chinese brands the world has no idea about,...ESPECIALLY in this forum.
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You do know that 99% of the people here have no idea who OPPO is,...right? The same as Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE, etc? Even Lenovo (Motorola,...), OnePlus, and Alcatel,... There's so many good Chinese brands the world has no idea about,...ESPECIALLY in this forum.
Yeap. The wife has an awesome Huawei Mate 10. My OPPO is not too shabby either...
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I'm using Velocity Aeroheat 349 ETRTO in the front for both my Brompton(for a few years)
and also for my Bike Friday pakiT(few months). I like them; lighter & more aero than the OEM
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I'm using Velocity Aeroheat 349 ETRTO in the front for both my Brompton(for a few years)
and also for my Bike Friday pakiT(few months). I like them; lighter & more aero than the OEM
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2018 FIVE BORO BIKE TOUR by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
yes, Velocity Aeroheats is what I'll use if i move forward with this project, a quality, custom-built 349 steel folder under $1,000. The alternative is a ready-built Mialo, Wheelsport or Faxson wheelset.

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...Dynamos are an old, mature technology where only incremental efficiency performance gains can be expected. not so with contemporary battery technology, specially because of vigorous funding research in that sector, and the demand created by mobile electronic devices and electric automobiles. Dynamo hubs are the next typewriters. But hey, if it's made in Europe and expensive, it's gotta make sense, right?
Thing is, I don't care about all that or that Germany makes better stuff than the Asians. I don't want to be concerned about if the batteries are going to run out or carrying the lights with me. The 1//2 or even whole pound of weight or the resistance does not bother me. It is worth while trade off, FOR ME. And the day time running lights are just lagniappe.
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