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23mm Wide Wheels

Old 11-03-14, 02:55 PM
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23mm Wide Wheels

So I've been looking for 23mm wide wheels. But want something affordable, but I don't want to pay for custom wheels either.

Any affordable wheels out there that are 23mm wide? Planning to change up to 23mm wheels with 25mm tires in 2015, after the winter.

Only ones I've found so far are A23 on Ebay for $300.

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Old 11-03-14, 02:58 PM
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Make it a fun learning project:

DIY WHEELS
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Also, and you may have seen these guys on ebay, but here are a few H+ Archtype options:

H PLUS SON Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
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Custom isn't always more expensive, especially if you buy your parts from an economical source like Bike Hub Store or BDop Cycling. It shouldn't cost more than about $100 for labor.
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Got a set of from H + plus Son TB14 Black Anodized - Shimano 105 hubs Wheelset [0072774740185] - $219.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
Ridden at least 2000 miles without problems.
These will be my spare and winter wheels.
Also just had a set built with Hed C2 Belgium rims ,Sapin CX ray spokes and DT Swiss 240 hubs at five times the cost and they are faster!
Maybe 5% faster !!!!!
I think the H+Sons are a great value.
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Originally Posted by PRus View Post
Got a set of from H + plus Son TB14 Black Anodized - Shimano 105 hubs Wheelset [0072774740185] - $219.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
Ridden at least 2000 miles without problems.
These will be my spare and winter wheels.
Also just had a set built with Hed C2 Belgium rims ,Sapin CX ray spokes and DT Swiss 240 hubs at five times the cost and they are faster!
Maybe 5% faster !!!!!
I think the H+Sons are a great value.
Awesome, I'll definitely bookmark that. Think found the wheels I want. Looking forward to them. Just after winter, no point in getting them now when bad weather is coming.

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Make it a fun learning project:

DIY WHEELS

Not my thing. I'm bad at truing wheels.
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Pacenti SL23's? ...in the marketplace?
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Originally Posted by zymphad View Post
Not my thing. I'm bad at truing wheels.
i suggest you learn. From what I've seen you post here, you enjoy tinkering, and it's really not that hard. I've taught many shop rat kids how to build wheels.
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Lots of options:

Alloy Wheels

November Bicycles: Race smart. - Custom alloy wheels

Altamont alloy clincher - Boyd Cycling
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Soinds like he was hoping to spend around $300, so none of those wheels would be on his list. Really like those Altamonts though.
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Even Bontrager has gone to 23mm rims now and gotten away from the paired spokes. Their wheels should be better now. Almost all small builders have switched to wider rims. If you want a low price, I'd keep an eye on Craig's List.
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Originally Posted by soma5 View Post
Even Bontrager has gone to 23mm rims now and gotten away from the paired spokes. Their wheels should be better now. Almost all small builders have switched to wider rims. If you want a low price, I'd keep an eye on Craig's List.
interesting since the emonda is now on my radar after all the good reviews have been pouring about it. I thought it would be nice to get a new bike this year with a nice set of aftermarket wheels, but it looks like even the 'entry' level rims on the emonda SL5 is a tubeless ready ~1700g wheelset, not to bad for entry level oem, will take a number of years before I could justify upgrading those.
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23mm wide is 2010, go 25! Go with some Flo 30's. 25mm wide for $500
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Neugent Cycling, the new incarnation of the widely acclaimed Neuvation Cycling. These are very good wheels IMO. Alloy Wheels
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Originally Posted by PRus View Post
Got a set of from H + plus Son TB14 Black Anodized - Shimano 105 hubs Wheelset [0072774740185] - $219.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
Ridden at least 2000 miles without problems.
These will be my spare and winter wheels.
Also just had a set built with Hed C2 Belgium rims ,Sapin CX ray spokes and DT Swiss 240 hubs at five times the cost and they are faster!
Maybe 5% faster !!!!!
I think the H+Sons are a great value.
Those are pretty sweet! How is the braking performance of them?
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Originally Posted by Team Sarcasm View Post
Those are pretty sweet! How is the braking performance of them?
Never had any problem with the H+Sons.
They squealed a bit at times until the black anodizing wore of on the brake tracks.
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Never had any problem with the H+Sons.
They squealed a bit at times until the black anodizing wore of on the brake tracks.
"They hear me squealin.....they hatin"

I like those and will keep them in mind!
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Originally Posted by moppeddler View Post
Soinds like he was hoping to spend around $300, so none of those wheels would be on his list. Really like those Altamonts though.
Just ordered a set of Boyd Altamonts....had their 30mm Clincher on my Trek and loved them, but I sold them with the bike. These will replace the Fulcrum A5's that came with on my Venge.
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Originally Posted by kowalski View Post
23mm wide is 2010, go 25! Go with some Flo 30's. 25mm wide for $500
Flos are incredibly over built. Jared could have ridden them before he discovered Subway.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Flos are incredibly over built. Jared could have ridden them before he discovered Subway.
LOL!!! I'm 215...so I was looking for something well built. I nearly bought these, but 1. the whole mailing list, hurry up and push the button NOWWW method of ordering kind of bothered me and 2. I saw where several people said the black on the brake pad track rubs off if the wheels get wet. Sounds silly, I know, but I'd rather they stay all black if they come that way. Or just have a silver brake track to begin with.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Flos are incredibly over built. Jared could have ridden them before he discovered Subway.
Not that I'm for or against, but what makes the Flo wheels overbuilt?
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Originally Posted by emveezee View Post
Not that I'm for or against, but what makes the Flo wheels overbuilt?

I think what he is referring to is the rim itself is overbuilt. They are portly at 500+ grams, but they are a pretty good wheelset for the price.
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Originally Posted by emveezee View Post
Not that I'm for or against, but what makes the Flo wheels overbuilt?
I built some for an acquaintance and found them unnecessarily beefy. I can't remember what they weigh, but it shocked me.
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Originally Posted by Dstl1 View Post
LOL!!! I'm 215...so I was looking for something well built. I nearly bought these, but 1. the whole mailing list, hurry up and push the button NOWWW method of ordering kind of bothered me and 2. I saw where several people said the black on the brake pad track rubs off if the wheels get wet. Sounds silly, I know, but I'd rather they stay all black if they come that way. Or just have a silver brake track to begin with.
All black brake tracks rub off. 215 lb is just not so heavy that you have to go that beefy. Not in ny estimation anyway.
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All black brake tracks rub off.
Well not if you never apply the brakes.
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