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 Post subject: Re: Rim options please
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:33 pm 
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FINNEY1973 wrote:
99% on having clinchers and am going to try and get hold of some as a built wheelset - found some only for the seller to pull the sale without warning!

i've also purchased a pair of Galli rims (tubs) so that I can have a go (commence lots of profanities) at building a set of wheels myself - god help me on that one!

so here's today's stupid questions....any facts / knowledge / course of action would be massively appreciated

1] once i've sourced some hubs (32F / 36R) preferably Shimano (and matching - this may prove tricky) how do I know what spoke-sets to buy i.e. length, type etc? what about spoke nipples - are these standard or do different ones go with different spokes?
2] retailers in the UK where I can get some decent ones, don't want the cheap & cheerful ones.
3] front will be built in radial formation but what options have I got for the rear?

cheers guys...


I'd suggest do a web search, or search various UK based cycling forums, or start a new thread, for the above otherwise this thread is going to go off topic.

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Mavic Open Pro low profile look old school


As far as I'm concerned the Open pro and similar are current modern rims. They have a different shape compared with the older shallow box section rim.


i've been immersing myself in methods & how to's for wheel building so i've got a reasonable starting point there. need to get some hubs and then work out what spokes I need...as you say a new thread will be required on that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Rim options please
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:59 pm 
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I'd contact some one who knows about wheels to supply the spokes, like bm0p700f on here :D

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Rim options please
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
I'd contact some one who knows about wheels to supply the spokes, like bm0p700f on here :D

Shaun


cheers Shaun, that's just the job. parts bin has come on trumps - got a set of campag hubs laced to alesa rims that are ok but all the spokes are done for so i'll dismantle these and when my rims arrive i'll be in a position to get on with this. alas the rear hub hasnt got the correct number of holes for the new rim but as this is a skill learning exercise I can do the front wheel and decide whether i've got the skills or it's better to let someone else do it :shock:


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