Really like those rims and brakes, Mikee......... .
A box of shiney wheel parts arrived for my Pace yesterday. I took the liberty of artistically arranging for a photo shoot before commencing build.
I took a while to decide on hub, spoke and rim colours. All silver looked, well, too silver, All black made the hubs look too big and very obvious against the frame so in the end I plumped for silver Surly hubs, black DT Supercomp spokes, black DT steel nipples (hard and expensive to get hold of alu nipples in 1.8mm) and black Stans ZTR355 rims.
The shop made a mistake and sent me one of the "Ultra New" rear hubs which have an internally threaded axle for allen bolts to go in to rather than the old style extrenally threaded axle and track nuts. Looks much neater. Unfortunately, they didn't make the same mistake with the front so that will have to be updated at some point to match!
The ZTR355 rims were on special at Merlin and although they do not have the machined braking surface, I am reliably informed they will work fine - although I guess they will look a bit scruffy as they wear in so might have to intevene with the wire wool.
Built the rear wheel up tonight and the silver hubs were a winning move - they look great against the frame.
I'm going to experiement with trying to run the Specialized fatBoy tyres tubeless. Hopefully we'll find out if that works or not in the next couple of days.
Its just a chainring, sprocket and chain to get me rolling then.....
Riding: Pace RC200 F5 Fixie Road Warrior, '95 Saracen Kili Ultra Ti Singlespeed, '00 Whyte PRST1, '92 Peugeot Black Mamba
Ridden: '98 Specialized Stumpjumper M2, '96 Pace RC200 F5, '95 Orange P7, '95 Marin Team Titanium, '95 Marin Team Marin, '94 Marin Pine Mountain, '94 Kona Explosif
Building: '95 Dekerf
Will Ride: Orange Vitamin T?, Yeti ARC?, Rocky Mountain Ti-Bolt or Merlin Ti?, something with elevated chainstays?