Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:13 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:04 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:38 pm
Posts: 156
I'd like to use Sach New Succes hubs and Fir Aliseo rims (16/24) for cyclocross racing.

Are the 16/24 spokes (DT 2.0) strong enough? And what about the hubs? Sealed well?

What do You think? What is Your opinion?

Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:06 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
Hubs are superb and I'm sure they'll be upto the job in regarding to the rims and spoke count I couldn't honestly say but I'm thinking that you'll probably want more spokes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:08 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:38 pm
Posts: 156
I'm afraid of spokes, too... but I have these rims and hubs. Anyway, the 16 spokes make me nervous... but maybe I'm not right. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:46 am
Posts: 50
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
I would say the only watchout is if they are 8sp New Success threaded hubs. The way these were spaced and the location of the bearings caused some of these axles to break under pressure. This is symptomatic of a lot of early 130mm spaced Freewheel hubs.

I think Mavic was one of the only ones who thought it a good idea to place the bearings more outboard to relieve stress.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:10 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
^ Very good point :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:11 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:38 pm
Posts: 156
The rear hub is the cassette-type, 8spd. I think the last series, before SRAM...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:46 am
Posts: 50
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Perfect. Than I say you are good to go. They are really nice hubs. Those and the Mavic 500 series are my favorite.

In fact, I remember reading a blog article about last year's Roubaix. One of the support vehicles had a set of wheels with 500 series hubs on them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:14 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:38 pm
Posts: 156
So the hubs will be fine! :)

And what about the rims? And... 16/24 spokes?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:46 am
Posts: 50
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
I think now you are getting into a question of your weight. Definitely not the setup for someone on the heavier end.

I can't seem to find any info on the Fir rims you mentioned, what profile are they. A good combination with a low spoke count is a deep profile rim with double or triple butted spokes.

Also, because of the low spoke count, consider Alpine III triple butted spokes, they are pretty strong.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:37 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:38 pm
Posts: 156
I'm 74kg (about 163 pound).

Pics of the rims:

Image

Image

I'm thinking about DT Champions... they are cost-effective, and strong, aren't they?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group