|Wheel build ???'s||1x1 Speed Craig|
Feb 13, 2003 8:28 AM
|I know that wheel build questions have never been asked here before... : )
I'm soon to take delivery of a custom Steelman Eurocross 525 SS. The bike will have Paul horizontal dropouts and 135mm rear spacing. I will initially be using the stock wheelset from my old Surly Cross-check (Deore hubs/Alex rims), but I'd like to look at building up a nicer wheelset with the option of running fixed/free in the back.
I'm working with a budget of around $300. The rear wheel will use the soon-to-be-available Surly fixed/free flip-flop hub. I'm looking at a Chris King (Classic MTB) hub for the front.
1) Rim selection - I was looking at a Mavic MA3, but would the Open Pro be worth checking out instead (~40 upcharge for the wheelset)? Any other suggestions? I know this is very subjective, and that I'm opening myself up here for serious debates.
2) Any reason to get the Chris King Single Speed (high-flange) front hub instead of the Classic MTB model?
A complete wheelset from Mean Todd @ WebCyclery would run just under $300 with the MA3 rims, and ~$340 with the Open Pro rims. The bike will be used for road fixed-gear/SS use with some occasional light offroad riding. I may race it recreationally, but I'm building up a beater 'cross bike for those duties.
Thanks in advance for the advice!
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|re: Wheel build ???'s||atpjunkie|
Feb 13, 2003 11:53 AM
|MA3 is a little heavier and stronger. you may want to try Velocity Aeroheads. Vee makes them strong and about same weight as O/P|
Feb 14, 2003 3:17 PM
I have looked at the specs and these seem to match what I am looking for too. Where do you get these?
Feb 17, 2003 11:26 AM
|Assuming your talking of the Aeroheads, you can get them online at:
or your LBS should be able to order them.
Feb 17, 2003 7:52 PM
|LBS, or aforementioned web dealers. bikenashbar used to carry as well. I got mine with Ult. Hubs at a bike swap barely used for 100 bucks. Also check Ebay.|
Feb 14, 2003 11:54 AM
|The high flange allows less spoke length, resulting in a possibly tighter build and some say stronger more reliable wheel.
I purchased a wood/ bontrager mustang single speed wheelset from Webcyclery, wonderfull, only praise for them.
Rims- even though I have not rode the velocitys, by all accounts the are a light durrable rim, aerohead @ 420g. The mavic open pro is 425g. I still have campagnolo moskvas' and still running strong and true. On my singlespeed CX I run the mavic cxp 33's deeper 'v' rim, after a thousand commuting miles and a few icey spills, the rear wheel is slightly out of true. That wheelset is laced to suzue pro mas flip flops, nice cheap hubs.
|Thanks for the input, guys (nm)||1x1 Speed Craig|
Feb 14, 2003 12:37 PM
Feb 25, 2003 12:49 PM
|I have the steelman eurocross... you are going to LOVE it. costly but daYomm is it nice.