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Building a race wheel set(5 posts)

Building a race wheel sethayaku
Apr 13, 2002 3:06 AM
I have a pair of American Clasic hubs, 24front & 28 holes rear and will soon be buying some rims to build a set of racing wheels.

I would like to get as aero as possible without sacrificing too much weight, but at the same time not sacrificing my retirement plans. I don't know how much rims cost, I really only have a very vaugue idea of what I want so I was hoping to gain some knowledge from the minds here on RBR.

I weigh 75kg(165ish lbs) and want a wheel that can climb, sprint and TT. (An all rounder really) Either clincher or tubular.

Thanks for your input.
welllll........................weiwentg
Apr 13, 2002 6:54 AM
if you want something that can climb AND sprint AND TT, you'd be looking at Zipp rims. but they're at the very least $200 a rim.
sun venus rims are 440gr each and 25mm deep. you're not looking at very much aero effect, but there is some. velocity aeroheads are 19mm deep and very strong, and are a great all-round rim - just not so good for TTs.
Judging by your spelling,Leisure
Apr 13, 2002 11:21 PM
you're already getting backed off your pain meds. Good deal. So Sun makes road rims, eh? I mean seriously, 700 size?
Judging by your spelling,weiwentg
Apr 14, 2002 4:13 AM
yes, dave's speeddream aerolights use sun venus (i think) rims. and branfordbike has specs on some sun road rims.
i'm trying not to take too many painkillers. sometimes there's no choice, though, because it hurts. wonder when i'll be off these things... i basically don't want to a) strain the liver and b)develop an addiction (warning label says the pills may be habit forming, but do people really get addicted to tylenol??)
thanks for the concern. :)
re: Building a race wheel setJimP
Apr 13, 2002 1:41 PM
The SUN M19 II is quite light and somewhat aero if you want a reasonably priced tubular rim.