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Building up a Wheelset- down to spokes/nipples

Old 09-26-11, 11:53 AM
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Building up a Wheelset- down to spokes/nipples

So i decided to spend a little and replace the stock wheels on my Kilo. I've already decided on either the Kinlin X300's, the Foer's, or the Velocity Deep V's. I'm not too critical about the weight and mostly want something that looks good, but not any heavier than my current stock wheels if possible. I have a small budget but have found the Kinlins for $35 a rim, a set of hubs i like for $60, and just need to find a place with decent spokes for cheap (don't want to spend $$$$ on bladed spokes), and nipples. Just wanted some suggestions on places that have spokes/nipples for a good price. Tried ebay, google shopping, and a couple places but figured i could save some time by posting on here.

If i have some $ left i might throw some ceramics in the hubs as well
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https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...atec-build-kit for the kinlin's
https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...x&cPath=87_172 for great wheelsets
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wheelbuilder.com is a good supplier...

Don't waste money on alloy nipples or ceramic bearings... unless you an image obsessed weight weenie or someone who needs the placebo effect that ceramic bearings offer.
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You should definitely go with Kinlins over either of those rims, in my opinion... especially at that price.

danscomp has silver double butted spokes (Sapim Race) with brass nipples for $0.40 each. My order for 64 spokes/nipples came to $31 shipped.

And I don't think you will notice any benefit with ceramic bearings.
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Buy better tires instead of ceramic bearings, you will actually feel the difference.
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Originally Posted by ianjk
Buy better tires instead of ceramic bearings, you will actually feel the difference.
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www.Universalcycles.com is where I get my spokes
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I just came in here because I saw the word nipples, I am severely disappointed On another note I second the wheelbuilder.com suggestion.
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Originally Posted by QNelson
I just came in here because I saw the word nipples, I am severely disappointed On another note I second the wheelbuilder.com suggestion.
LOL NIPPLES!!!! haha thanks for all the advice. Good tires are definitely on the list.
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Dont want to go way off topic but if everyone's ok with it......I am still looking for a cheap front road hub (preferably light). Already have decided on the Nashbar track hub for the rear, and almost determined to go with the Kinlin x300 rims.
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Novatech road hub is 76 grams & $50 shipped. https://www.bdopcycling.com/Hubs-Road.asp

Or if you're already ordering from nashbar just get the 105 front hub.
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This guy seems to have some really good deals on spokes. When I get around to punching the numbers into the calculator to figure out what I need, I'm going to go through him.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/childhood_dr...&_trksid=p3686
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Don't waste money on alloy nipples or ceramic bearings... unless you an image obsessed weight weenie or someone who needs the placebo effect that ceramic bearings offer.
Just last year when talking about wheel building wasn't everybody saying buy formula hubs and replace the bearings for a great cheap hub that will last forever? You can get ceramics for like $15 each these days
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