1 x pair of Dura Ace SL-7700 9 speed levers, double and triple compatible. Purchased new and only used for two short rides. £45 + £5 RM 2nd Class Signed For postage
Have dibs on these, subject to photos tomorrow...
Having only been building wheels for 10 years, these were the first Conloys I'd come across. Four reasons I didn't consider washers under the modern zinc plated DT Swiss 1.8mm nipples (and DT Swiss 15/17g spokes) -
a) the rims' extrusion seemed thicker than modern types
b) the rim's...
Calling all older wheelbuilders :?:
Following on from a previous thread where I built a pair of wheels using Conloy ASP alloy 26" x 1¼" rims, DT Swiss 15/17g S/S spokes and LF Airlite hubs for a friend - should I have used small oval washers under the nipples?
Just seen THIS LISTING ON EBAY...
Just building up a pair of wheels using SF Airlite hubs, Conloy ASP rims and new stainless steel 15/17/15g (1.8/1.5/1.8mm) spokes. The aluminium flanges are somewhat thinner than modern hubs, being ~2.3mm thick as opposed to ~ 3.3mm.
I've just laced the rear 40 hole and used brass spoke washers...
MADGETTS sell 15/17g stainless steel spokes and nipples :D
And I've just ordered 74x 288mm - pretty close to your 11 3/8" Keith :D
Oh and the rims aren't stainless steel either - they're aluminium and appear to be Conloy ASP
Many thanks for all the advice :D
A friend has asked me to build some wheels using EDIT: stainless steel? 26" x 1¼" rims (32/40) and small flange Airlite hubs. Which spokes and nipples to use?
It appears these require 15/17g spokes and appropriate nipples.
The rims' spoke drillings are too small for Sapim Polyax nipples and...