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rear: open pro, daytona. 32 or 36 spoke? why? i'm 190#. nm(11 posts)

rear: open pro, daytona. 32 or 36 spoke? why? i'm 190#. nmJs Haiku Shop
Jan 28, 2002 8:37 AM
Pretty bare post there Big Boy! ;-)MB1
Jan 28, 2002 8:54 AM
How are your current wheels holding up? How many spokes do they have? How do you plan to use this new wheel? Whats your sign? What kind of roads are you riding on? Doing anything tonight? Do you like gladiator movies? (I better quit now!).

I've run 32s on tandems without any problems, of course those were dishless wheels. I can't imagine 32s made of good components would be too weak for you.
more infoJs Haiku Shop
Jan 28, 2002 10:27 AM
current rear wheels:

cpx21, 105, 32 hole: rebuilt after 2 broken spokes. have been trued about every quarter, now on trainer bike, developing a nice hop in the wheel.

cxp33, 105, 32 hole: had two spokes pull loose (but not OFF) in about 4000 miles. tightened/trued 'em back into shape.

open pro, suzue, 36 hole: no problems, bike has around 400 miles on it (surly steamroller).

who do i plan to use new wheel? new wheel will go on the merckx, which will be used for long/mostly flat rides every week and out-of-towners, hopefully the main "event bike" for 300k+ rides in the near future.

what's my sign? scorpio. oh, and 8% grade, next 4 miles.

roads? urban or well-manicured rural, 'cept the out-of-towners.

tonight? superdad, housework, trainer, did i mention superdad?

ever been in a turkish prison? d'oh!
re: rear: open pro, daytona. 32 or 36 spoke? why? i'm 190#. nmtarwheel
Jan 28, 2002 9:03 AM
I'm about your weight, have two sets of Open Pros with 32 spokes, one with Ultegra hubs the other with Chorus. Never had any problems with either wheelset. An occasional spoke has gotten loose from time to time, but the wheel trued up nicely with tightening. Sometimes Open Pros develop a clicking noise. When mine did that, I just applied a small drop of oil to each spoke nipple and the noise went away. These are pretty bullet proof wheels and reasonably light and aero. Don't get the ceramic rims unless you ride in the rain all the time; I hear they eat up brake pads.
I'm 200# and have had no problems!Softrider
Jan 28, 2002 9:18 AM
I have a set of 32 spoke open pro's on Ultegra hubs with about 5,000 miles on them. After considerable abuse, they are still running true.
re: rear: open pro, daytona. 32 or 36 spoke? why? i'm 190#. nmSnowBlind
Jan 28, 2002 10:09 AM
225+, 32 hole open pro, 15/14 3x no probs.
Use 36 spokes,guido
Jan 28, 2002 12:03 PM
until you get your weight down to 160, and even then you and your bike will appreciate 36 spokes. Once evenly tensioned, they never go out of true, unlike anything with fewer spoke counts, including 32.

36 spoked wheels are virtually maintenance free. I've been running my current pair for 8 years. About four years ago I crashed and had to tweak up the rear. That's it. Before that, I had a pair of Ambrosio Elite-Durex on Campy hubs that lasted 10 years, including three as primary transportation. A crash ruined the rear, but still running the front on my commuter bike. I tell you, 36 spoked wheels are bullet-proof. How much weight do 4 spokes add over a 32? A small trade-off for peace of mind.
re: 32H..Not a problemjrm
Jan 28, 2002 2:13 PM
They worked fine for me @190.
What bike are these for?Ahimsa
Jan 28, 2002 4:00 PM
My commuter is 32 F 36 R and it is bomber. I prefer 36 both wheels with no dish and one gear but I digress.

Depends on what you want to do with it man. You know that.

At 190# riding every day on nasty city streets and in traffic, 36 is REALLY nice to have. No worries when you hop that curb. 'course decent size tires (28 or more) help too!


Jan 28, 2002 4:43 PM
Daytona hubs/Open Pro's 32h. my wheels feel indestructable,
but then again I'm only 134#...
i'm not reading any drawbacks, which is good. thanks, all. nmJs Haiku Shop
Jan 29, 2002 5:49 AM