|Wheel building questions||bigdeal|
Aug 14, 2002 8:38 AM
|I have a pair of Campy Record hubs, 32 hole, and am considering having them laced to Mavic Open Pro's. Questions are: How much should I expect to pay for the service itself? Can anyone suggest a lighter rim that is as strong as the Open Pro? I'm 5'10", 160 lbs, and do A LOT of climbing (Bay Area); I'm looking for something that can stand up to the riggors of commuting, about 150 miles a week of training, etc. Any help is appreciated, thanks!|
|Sun ME14a rims, $48 and 5g lighter.||Quack|
Aug 14, 2002 10:32 AM
|5 grams will make a huge difference in the climb. Not really. I've been using the ME14s laced to AC Ultralight hubs for about 1400 commuter miles and haven't had any issues.|
|I charge a dollar a spoke for wheel building.||Spoke Wrench|
Aug 14, 2002 10:41 AM
|I know lots of guys who will do it for less, but none of them take all of the same steps that I do.|
|I charge a dollar a spoke for wheel building.||curlybike|
Aug 14, 2002 11:03 AM
|Does that include the spoke and nipple, or is that just the labor?|
|That's my labor and know how only.||Spoke Wrench|
Aug 14, 2002 1:36 PM
|Parts are extra. On the other hand, I don't charge anything extra if you bring me your new components, including the correct length spokes, for me to assemble. If you want me to relace a used hub, we'll talk about it after I see it.|
|That's my labor and know how only.||curlybike|
Aug 14, 2002 3:42 PM
|Actually You are cheating yourself, esp. for less than 32 spokes.|
|I really don't think so.||Spoke Wrench|
Aug 15, 2002 5:45 AM
|Back when I was building quite a few wheels, I had one flat charge for anything under 48 spokes. It occurred to me that most of the labor in wheelbuilding is directly porportional to the number of spokes. A 28 spoke road bike wheel takes a lot less time to build than a 40 spoke tandem wheel.|
|I think 30$/wheel is reasonable to expect||PeterRider|
Aug 14, 2002 11:59 AM
|I asked the Pasadena cyclery -> 30$. |
Asked Steve at OpenRoad -> 10$. I watched him build a wheel, the job looked very very good.
Being cheap, I started building them myself - not too difficult and doesn't take all that long.
I have the open pros and like them.
If you want to go light and plan on having them built professionally, I would go for DT revolution spokes.
|Sweet, thanks everyone!||bigdeal|
Aug 14, 2002 12:14 PM