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Need a cheap campy 10 rear wheel for training...(6 posts)

Need a cheap campy 10 rear wheel for training...cipolini2b
May 30, 2003 12:10 PM
Any suggestions?

I'm looking through my excel catalog, and its between either a Mavic Cosmos CD (extra $15 over non-CD) rear @ $175, or one of their custom sets built with an Open Pro CD (which i love) rim and chorus hub @ $189. Chorus has ball bearings, and is probably heavier, and will require more maintenance than the cartridge bearings in the cosmos. What do you guys think? Aren't cartridge bearing better any day (although more difficult to rebuild)? any other suggestions?
No way Chorus/OP heavier than Cosmos......DaveLobster
May 30, 2003 2:02 PM
There is no way the Chorus/OP would be heavier. The Cosmos is one of those low-end boutique wheelsets that turns out to be heavier than most "boring" traditional wheels (1050g for the rear?!).

Current Campy rear hubs are extremely light. The Chorus hub weighs 260 grams, and Centaur is only 262g. Built with 32 14/15db spokes and brass nipples, you are looking at a 930g+- wheel.

The cartidge v. cup and cone is a topic for another time. Each has its advantages, but I will definitely say that cartidges are NOT "better any day."

If you are willing to be open to other ideas, I would say go with a Centaur/Daytona hub, Velocity Aerohead OC rim, and 14/17db spokes with alloy nipples. Almost half a pound (200g) lighter than the Cosmos (and I'm only talking ONE wheel), and cheaper too. -Dave
The Lobster said it all (nm)Kerry
May 30, 2003 5:06 PM
I thought you shouldnt use alloy nips with Aeroheads...koala
May 30, 2003 6:06 PM
because it doesnt have eyelets?
re: Need a cheap campy 10 rear wheel for training...Jeff_S
May 30, 2003 5:13 PM
I have a set of used Campy Electron clinchers for sale, which may help you. Feel free to contact me off-list for details.

Otherwise, the other guy's recommendation is fine with Chorus/Daytona and Aerohead OC, except just use DT 14/15g spokes, laced 3X with brass nipples. Keep it simple, reasonably light (you did say training), and bombproof. Good luck.
Chorus/Op's are good/light enough to race on. nmdesmo
May 31, 2003 7:30 PM