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Old 08-10-17, 02:54 PM   #26
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I may see how I can make due with the two ring crank, but it's the wheels that are more baffling to me. Having a hard time finding a replacement for the Bontranger (28 spoke) wheels. I haven't been able to find a disc touring wheel set on the internet. Anyone know how to find something like this that isn't a custom build? One quote I got was upwards of $500, which is way more than I want to spend on wheels.
This is a disc brake 520?
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Old 08-10-17, 04:12 PM   #27
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This is a disc brake 520?
Yes, disc brake.
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Old 08-11-17, 09:09 AM   #28
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OP,

Just try what it has for now and let us know how it worked out.

I've done tours with 28h Notubes Grail rims for a while and I haven't broken a spoke yet.

I do weight 200lbs., but I only carry two front panniers and a seatpack.
I agree use it the way it is until there's some sort of problem. No sense in making up problems. I have the same components and am happy with them. Except I did switch to brifters from the bar ends, just a personal preference. Lots of folks out there beating around on 28 spoke wheels. MTB, even tandems. They are putting more stress on their wheels than you ever will touring.
Wait until it breaks. If it breaks.
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