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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 stuffpitt83
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 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.
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C'mon Gio, go see MikepedalAZ
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.comhphoto
Oct 19, 2003 1:36 AM