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affordable replacement roadie wheels/rims 700x23

Old 11-23-23, 02:06 AM
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affordable replacement roadie wheels/rims 700x23

soliciting those that know: looking for some new, affordable 700x23 roadie wheels/rims for a vintage steed. annual miles likely in the 1,000-1,500 mile range. will be running conti gp 5000's.
would like to keep the damage to $500 usd or less if possible. this would be just for club riding, the occasional mountain foray and a few centuries a year.
not looking to break any land speed records obviously. durability more important than weight. thanks for your recommendations in advance.
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Fulcrum Racing 3 or Campy Zondas
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"Vintage" covers a lot of ground. What's the rear dropout spread, a.k.a. over-locknut dimension?
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Originally Posted by diphthong
soliciting those that know: looking for some new, affordable 700x23 roadie wheels/rims for a vintage steed. annual miles likely in the 1,000-1,500 mile range. will be running conti gp 5000's.
would like to keep the damage to $500 usd or less if possible. this would be just for club riding, the occasional mountain foray and a few centuries a year.
not looking to break any land speed records obviously. durability more important than weight. thanks for your recommendations in advance.
I second Zondas - well under $500, reasonably light (mine are 1560g/pr), robust (~20k mi, 180lb), look great (IMO), 17mm internal width ideal for 23mm or 25mm tires, can be had Campag- or Shimano-compatible.
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Also - when you say 700 x 23 I assume you are talking about your old tire width?
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Originally Posted by masi61
Also - when you say 700 x 23 I assume you are talking about your old tire width?
I know diphthong still rolls 23's like many of the C&V riders. I have a few bikes with 23's. Good that Conti makes the GP 5K's in 23 also. The wheels recommended above are good choices.

Another option that can provide even more spare bits including nice wheels is finding a classic bike like an 80s steel. In SoCal there are many bargains and rust is usually not an issue. Many posters on the C&V show off finds that look like they were garage babies. I recently found a classic Italian racing bike for about 500 and it had very nice wheels; Ambrosio Aluminum Rims on Campy Hubs. I bought it for the Campy Chorus drive train and breaks but could not strip it down after riding it. The BF classic sales often has some great bargains aswell. Its nice to find a seller in local area to avoid shipping but wheels are not too much like a complete bike these days to ship.

It can also be fun to hunt bargains but beware the N+1 is very addictive. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by diphthong
soliciting those that know: looking for some new, affordable 700x23 roadie wheels/rims for a vintage steed. annual miles likely in the 1,000-1,500 mile range. will be running conti gp 5000's.
would like to keep the damage to $500 usd or less if possible. this would be just for club riding, the occasional mountain foray and a few centuries a year.
not looking to break any land speed records obviously. durability more important than weight. thanks for your recommendations in advance.
You want 23mm rims?...is that 23mm internal or external?

The H + Son Archetype rim is a great mix of quality, price, and weight for road use- it's 23mm wide too.
Pair that with some Bitex RA12 hubs, butted Sapim spokes, and brass nipples and you have a quality handbuilt wheelset thay will cost about $500 and weigh about 1550g with 24h front and 28h rear(which is likely more than you even need).
https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ is well reviewed and has been around for a long time. I have a couple wheelset from them and one that is the exact setup I suggested.
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$569.76 will get you some White Industries hubs, butted spokes, brass nipes, handbuilt with free shipping.
Use the 20% off discount code Prowheelbuilder is running right now.

FRONT RIM1 x DT SWISS R 460 700C BLACK MSW RIM $63.00
Drillings: 24
Rim Size: 700c/29er
Rim Tape Options: *No Rim Tape FRONT HUB1 x WHITE INDUSTRIES T11 FRONT HUB $142.00
Axle Width: QR Front 9x100mm
Bearing Options: *No Bearing Upgrade
Color: Polished
Drillings: 24 FRONT SPOKE24 x SAPIM LASER J BEND SILVER DOUBLE BUTTED 14|17|14G OR 2.0|1.5|2.0MM SPOKES $1.48FRONT NIPPLE24 x SAPIM POLYAX 14MM 14 GAUGE BLACK LOCKING BRASS NIPPLE $0.33REAR RIM1 x DT SWISS R 460 700C BLACK MSW RIM $63.00
Drillings: 28
Rim Size: 700c/29er
Rim Tape Options: *No Rim Tape REAR HUB1 x WHITE INDUSTRIES T11 REAR HUB $354.00
Axle Width: QR Rear 10x130mm
Bearing Options: *No Bearing Upgrade
Color: Polished
Drillings: 28
Driver Type: *Ti Shimano HG/Ti SRAM 8,9,10 or (ROAD 11spd) REAR SPOKE28 x SAPIM LASER J BEND SILVER DOUBLE BUTTED 14|17|14G OR 2.0|1.5|2.0MM SPOKES $1.48REAR NIPPLE 28 x SAPIM POLYAX 14MM 14 GAUGE BLACK BRASS NIPPLE $0.19options--Lacing Pattern: Two Cross
--Lacing Pattern Rear: Three Cross
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Second Zondas,

If you wanted to venture into carbon, Superteams meet your price range.
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After cracking my Fulcrum 5's at the nipple, at 220 lbs I needed a more robust wheelset and ordered this from Prowheelbuilders.com.
More than your budget but there is wiggle room to lower the price.
Note: I was not looking for a light set but something that could take some rough riding without failing.
After about 1,000 miles, No Regrets.
I'm running 28 mms.

PWB SIGNATURE ALLOY ROAD | TRI | CX RIM BRAKE WHEEL SET PACKAGE
SKU: PWBSIGNATUREALLOYROADTRICXRIMBRAKEWHEELSETPACKAGE
Rim ModelVentus Alloy Rim Brake Rim 700c/29in x 31 D x 24 OD x 19 ID (Tubeless Compatible)
Rim Tape & Valve ExtendersRim Tape No Valves
Drilling and Lacing PatternFront 28 Hole 2x2x Rear 32 Hole 3x3x (Rider Weight Up To 310bs)
Spoke Model Sapim Race Round Double Butted
Nipple Make and Color Sapim Polyax Silver Brass
Hub Make & Model White Industries Black Hubs
Driver Body TypeShimano 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 Speed Compatible
Bearing Type*No Bearing Upgrade
Body Weight 220 lbs
Intended Use Centuries
$670.00

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Yes, i would support the recommendation for Campy Zonda.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR
After cracking my Fulcrum 5's at the nipple, at 220 lbs I needed a more robust wheelset and ordered this from Prowheelbuilders.com.
More than your budget but there is wiggle room to lower the price.
Note: I was not looking for a light set but something that could take some rough riding without failing.
After about 1,000 miles, No Regrets.
I'm running 28 mms.

PWB SIGNATURE ALLOY ROAD | TRI | CX RIM BRAKE WHEEL SET PACKAGE
SKU: PWBSIGNATUREALLOYROADTRICXRIMBRAKEWHEELSETPACKAGE
Rim ModelVentus Alloy Rim Brake Rim 700c/29in x 31 D x 24 OD x 19 ID (Tubeless Compatible)
Rim Tape & Valve ExtendersRim Tape No Valves
Drilling and Lacing PatternFront 28 Hole 2x2x Rear 32 Hole 3x3x (Rider Weight Up To 310bs)
Spoke Model Sapim Race Round Double Butted
Nipple Make and Color Sapim Polyax Silver Brass
Hub Make & Model White Industries Black Hubs
Driver Body TypeShimano 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 Speed Compatible
Bearing Type*No Bearing Upgrade
Body Weight 220 lbs
Intended Use Centuries
$670.00
Comparable (same rims anyway) off-the shelf option:
https://us.huntbikewheels.com/produc...-31deep-24wide
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Older Mavic Cosmic Expert or Mavic Cosmic Pro otherwise Mavic Ksyrium SSC SLR
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I just bought some Mavic Ksyrium S wheels for my 2004 Bianchi Vigorelli (steel) a few weeks ago. They replaced the original Mavic Ksyrium Equipes. Currently running GP5ks in 25mm, which fill out to 27mm on the 19mm rims. I got mine for $402.

I have Zondas (2way fit, C17) on a Cannondale, and they’re fine as well, though the G3 lacing might feel a little odd if you’re looking to maintain a C&V feel. The two bikes are on opposite coasts, so no way to directly compare the two sets of wheels, unfortunately.

I don’t think this year’s Zondas are advertised as 2way fit (tubeless compatible?), so just be aware of that. The Ksyrium S is, but the wider rims (19mm vs 17mm on Zondas) will definitely plump out your tires. Both freehubs run pretty quietly.
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