|Need help on "Cheaper" new wheelset...||DIRT BOY|
Oct 8, 2003 2:04 PM
|The hubs that came with my TREK 1000 are strating to go.
They are Formula huds laced to Alex AT450 (450g)rims.
As this is only a traing bike and a cheap ride, I don't want to spend a lot of money on wheeles. Yes I might do some local Duthalons on it, but that is it.
So I was thinking of keeping the rims and lacing 105, Ultegra or FRM Pro hubs with DT spokes.
Other choice are:
Mavic CXP-22 or Open Pros with either the above hubs and spokes.
FRM Pro Hubs with Ambrosia rims
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|IMHO: Save none of the old stuff||pitt83|
Oct 8, 2003 3:37 PM
|Spokes and rims are what you replace when you rebuild a wheel due to fatigue and the stress cycles. If your hubs are indeed shot, I'd bet it's a matter time for the rest of the wheel goods.
I just bought 105's laced 3X double butted to Mavic MA3 for ~$129 from jensonusa.com for my CX bike. Nicer wheels than I expected and similar to what you propose building with largely re-used parts.
You probably will have almost that cost in hubs alone.
|BTW: The wheels are only 3 months old...||DIRT BOY|
Oct 9, 2003 1:14 AM
|so the rims should be fine if I keep them.
Cost of hubs and spokes not a issue either at my cost.
I am just trying to get the best bang for the buck.
|You could get ----------||Synchronicity|
Oct 8, 2003 4:23 PM
|Mavic cosmos wheels. They cost around 300$. Front is radial spoked. They're mavic. They have good reviews. They look okay. What more could you want? I'm getting a set.
Cheaper from totalcycling.com
|C'mon Gio, go see Mike||pedalAZ|
Oct 8, 2003 6:07 PM
|he can make you a real economy set you'll be happy with!|
|I have him in mind, besides other contacts :-) [nm]||DIRT BOY|
Oct 9, 2003 1:16 AM
|FRM w/Ambrosio would be sweet! (nm)||Ye Olde Balde One|
Oct 8, 2003 10:05 PM
|Mavic Cosmos $199 at coloradocyclist.com||hphoto|
Oct 19, 2003 1:36 AM