|Rim and spoke suggestions for touring wheel||stinkfoot247|
Aug 21, 2003 7:22 PM
|I will be doing loaded touring next year across the country. I already have the hubs picked out-chris king!!- but I don't know what to do about the spokes and rim. I plan to build my own wheels. Cost is not an issue. The only factor would be what rim and spokes would perform the task(loaded touring) best. Thank you.|
|14g. wheelsmith, maybe Rhino Lites?||cory|
Aug 21, 2003 7:56 PM
|I'll know more in a few weeks--my Rivendell Bontrager Fairlane rim just pulled apart (cracked in three or four places and around seven spoke holes), and the LBS recommended a Rhino Lite. I weigh about 225 and ride on pretty bad roads, so it counts as semi-touring, at least.
For another bike, they laced a Velocity Deep V with 14ga Wheelsmiths, and it's held up well even though it has only 32 spokes (I usually stick with 36).
Rivendell was great about the wheel, by the way--they offered a free replacement even though it's two years old. When I declined (I didn't think they owed me one), they put a $50 credit on my account.
|36 holes, 14 guage spokes and Mavic MA-3.||dzrider|
Aug 22, 2003 4:59 AM
|The rims handle big tires well and I have similar wheelsets that are over 10 years old. I'd also suggest a look at Phil Wood hubs. Many hubs have come and gone while they've been rollin along.|| |