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Old 01-12-11, 05:25 PM
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new wheel

my back wheel got hit by a car so now i need to build a new one, im in between getting some reynolds recons for 500$ or building a low flange dura-ace hub to sapin cx-rays to a velocity a23. the wheel will be for track and street use, any opinions?
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dura-ace to mavic open pro cd
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I would not recommend running Dura Ace looseball hubs on the street.
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even if it is only a fair weather bike? i had read that as long as you dont take them into the rain they will hold up fine
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They hold up fine in the rain and out of the rain. If you use them n the rain its wise to repack them now and thats not very hard to do.
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good to know, how well will carbon hold up to street use
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Dura ace hubs has no problem on the street. I've been running mine for 2 years now. Repack the bearings here and there, replace the balls about half as often, rain, shine, snow, sand, grit no issues at all.

And tbh I haven't been at all impressed with velocity rims for a while now, but this new one actually has promise. Seems a bit more refined and researched than most the stuff they have been selling for the last few years.
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