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 Post subject: Wanted - wheelset
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:43 pm 
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Hi Guys and Gals
Im looking for a pair of wheels for my 2008 Cannondale F6, the original ones have finally bitten the dust.
Must be V brake compatible and capable of carrying me around for a couple of years!, i know im being picky but the more spokes the better as im a bit of a big lad ( 36 spoke plain gauge would be good)

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:29 pm 
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how about these _

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

I've used superstocks (not this pair unused by me) on rigid bikes with no problems for number of years and I weigh 15 stone plus.

Found bontys to be one tough set of wheels


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I think butted spokes are better, they distribute load and stresses more evenly due to their elasticity and are therefore actually stronger


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Thanks for the offer bobgarrod, but ive just counted the spokes, it looks like theyre 28's, id be a bit concerned they wouldnt take the 18 stone im carrying!
Thanks for the offer though
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Thanks for the advice Dead Rats, i honestly thought plain gauge were stronger, i read as much as i can about cyclists who travel the world, a few mention plain gauge 36 hole wheels so i assumed they were the strongest.
Once again many thanks!
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if your after a hoffing strong set of wheels 36h with dt alpine spokes d521 rims or ex721 i think mavic call them now and a set of hope pro2 hubs :wink: i havnt got any but if you look around they turn up on the bay cheap and more often than you'd think :wink:


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Dead Rats wrote:
I think butted spokes are better, they distribute load and stresses more evenly due to their elasticity and are therefore actually stronger


Bah!
I was looking forward to smugly imparting this advice...
:oops: :lol:

Apparently 36 Revs are stronger & lighter than 32 Comps too, but it's still 90% down to the builder I reckon :)


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