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Old 01-01-20, 09:00 PM
Russ Roth
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Location: South Shore of Long Island
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Bikes: 2010 Carrera Volans, 2015 C-Dale Trail 2sl, 2017 Raleigh Rush Hour, 2017 Blue Proseccio, 1992 Giant Perigee, 80s Gitane Rallye Tandem

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I built a large guy 6'1" and 320ish lbs a set of 36spoke son rhino lights with DT butted spokes, brass nipples. He rode 3k miles the first year and a couple thousand more each year over the next several and the wheels took 4 years before they needed the first truing so I'm going to guess it's a high load. For my own touring bike I used Velocity Dyads which are lighter then the Suns but not light and built it with 32 Wheelsmith HD 13/14g single butted spokes. I weigh 270lbs and carry a 35lb load with a 26lb bike. Only done one year on them but they haven't needed a truing either.
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