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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building guide
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:37 pm 
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I built up some bombproof touring wheels for the tandem with the DS Swiss Alpine triple and they are impressively solid looking. I know in the past that people had trouble with Mavics cracking round the eyelets with heavy touring loads. It's nothing of great concern if touring with Europe, but I'd do a bit more digging if riding expeditions in say Africa.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building guide
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:28 pm 
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Cheers chaps! Took your advice and got the DT Swiss Alpine for the DS - indeed a very solid looking spoke.

The wheels will probably be a bit overbuilt for purpose, but having piece of mind over gram weight saving
won't be a bad thing in the long-run.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building guide
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:26 pm 
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