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The fate of my Phil Wood hubs, need opinions.(4 posts)

The fate of my Phil Wood hubs, need opinions.Trevo
Jul 22, 2003 11:05 AM
I picked up a pair of Phil Wood 126mm spaced freewheel road hubs for $20. A total steal!
Now Iam debating the fate of the hubs.
I either want to build them up as a nice set of do-all wheels. Something I can do anything on, OR match them with some light weight velocity rims and have them be dedicated road wheel.
Whats a good rim I can compromise with? Something strong enought to hold up on the trails and bear the weight of touring, but still be semi light weight and fast.
Burly or nimble?...or both?
Any ideas?
Can I have my cake and eat it too?

Consider Velocity Deep VKerry Irons
Jul 22, 2003 4:22 PM
This rim style will be very strong, and they have less than a 100 gm penalty with a huge increase in strength. Available at reasonable prices.
I'm with Kerry on this one.jw25
Jul 23, 2003 12:50 PM
Velocity Deep-V's, laced with 14/15's and brass. Not superlight, but those hubs should last roughly forever, and the rims will take off-road excursions, and have some aero effect on the roads with narrower tires.
And they're alway on sale somewhere, it seems.
$20 - I'm jealous. I did get a Mavic 501 front built up for $10, though. Ebay or a swap?
Local shopTrevo
Jul 23, 2003 1:33 PM
It was the last shop I ever think of when it comes to great deals on old stuff. In fact out of the TWO bike shops in town this hubset was the last thing I ever expected to find. The hubs were used and the front bearing needs replacing, but there still Philwood.

Deep-V's it is!