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Ok damit...show me your CUSTOM Wheelsets!!

Old 05-08-06, 07:30 PM
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Ok damit...show me your CUSTOM Wheelsets!!

That $500.00 awesome wheelset thread just doesn't have enough information for my needs. There was alot of talk in the thread about how if you have a custom wheelset done then you could have everything you would want in a wheelset and at a reasonable price.

So..........

If you have a custom wheelset and its cool looking please post some pics here.
And especially post some if they are aero wheels.

Post some with various other spokes, post some mike garcia wheels.
Just post some pics of custom wheelsets.

I think we would all like to see them.
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I'll get you some pictures.

Fist of all I think the 30mm rim at oddsandendos is pretty damn nice. That same rim gets put on some prive factory builts too (30mm 455 gram)

But the new DT Swiss RR1.2 coming out next month may be worth looking at if you don't care about a 510 gram weight (it has some nice features on it)http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp?fus...kedetail&id=16

Personally I would use factory hubs or maybe the white industries ones.


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Here are the links to my posts on custom wheels I've had built of late.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=186793 (Latest wheelset.)
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=176763 (This post details more than just the new wheels.)

I also have a set of Mike Garcia Velocity Aeroheads (my first custom built wheels), but I couldn't locate the thread. Nice wheels, even without pictures.
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Here you go.

DA 7800 hubs, 24h front, 28h rear. radial front, 2x non-drive, 3x drive. wheelsmith XL14 (14/17) spokes front and non-drive. DT 14/15 drive side. Aluminum nipples front and non-drive, brass drive.

Tires (Tufo S3 Light Tubulars) and cassette (DA 11-21) coming on wed.
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Here is my new custom set that will be at front door tomorrow. 1410 grams, 28f/32r, CX-Ray spokes, White industry H1 hubs, Crostini R3.1/R3.2 rims. I can't wait to ride these bad boys. My builder sent me these pictures just to tease me.



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RAD is so OCP I can't help but cry everytime I look at that bike...it's so beautiful
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Kevin, where you get those built from?
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Originally Posted by DRLski
Kevin, where you get those built from?
http://www.ligerowheels.com

The owner/builder's name is Troy. He answers email and the phone. Very good prices and he know his stuff. He has alot of reviews on some of the other cycling related forums.
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I have a set of gold Tune hubs laced via DT Supercomp spokes to DTRR1.1 rims. Pretty bomber and in the high 1400g mark I believe.

My current dream road wheelset would be Soul-Kozak hubs, laced 28h x2 front/ 32h x3 rear with CXRays to maybe IRD Cadence or Cadence Aero, or Mach1 Magnesium racing rims. Under 1350g, thankyouverymuch.

That's 250g lighter than Ksheepiums. That's over half a pound with no performance loss and no extra cost.

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Originally Posted by Thylacine
I have a set of gold Tune hubs laced via DT Supercomp spokes to DTRR1.1 rims. Pretty bomber and in the high 1400g mark I believe.

My current dream road wheelset would be Soul-Kozak hubs, laced 28h x2 front/ 32h x3 rear with CXRays to maybe IRD Cadence or Cadence Aero, or Mach1 Magnesium racing rims. Under 1350g, thankyouverymuch.

That's 250g lighter than Ksheepiums. That's over half a pound with no performance loss and no extra cost.
dang. :|

Didn't know you guys would respond so fast. Clearly I have alot to learn. How about some more pics including some aero spokes and/or chris king hubs? Geez magnesium racing rims? heh heh.
And those new DT Swiss rims sound cool.
More pics people I want MORE!
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Im leaning toward a set of Record Hubs with DT R 1.2 on Aerolite spokes. I dont NEED em, but man I want em...
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My next set of wheels will be a custom set of wheels. I'm currently leaning towards DT RR1.1 rims, 28h front and rear. Hubs are still the main variable. Bike is going to be built up full Chorus so perhaps stick with Chorus hubs. I'm going for a light yet still fairly traditional look so no bladed low spoke counts for me.
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I don't have any closeups...but anyway, the wheels on this bike are torelli branded ambrosio rims, DT swiss spokes, torelli modular hubs (same weight as record, but cartridge bearing.) I got different color flanges to make the colors go together with the bike. Red rims, green nipples. Salsa Ti skewers.



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Originally Posted by cuda2k
My next set of wheels will be a custom set of wheels. I'm currently leaning towards DT RR1.1 rims, 28h front and rear. Hubs are still the main variable. Bike is going to be built up full Chorus so perhaps stick with Chorus hubs. I'm going for a light yet still fairly traditional look so no bladed low spoke counts for me.
I recently took delivery of my DT Swiss R1.1's laced to Am. Classic hubs with DT Swiss Revolutions everywhere but the drive side rear, where Competitions were used., 28 spokes front, 32 rear. Great wheels.
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
MG Specials.

55/Rad, I have been looking at your bikes for the last 6-7 months. Absolutely awesome. My question is: do you EVER ride them? There is NO WAY you can ride a bike and keep the drive train that clean.

Seriously, do you clean it after every ride? Ok, I'm a little jealous, nice ride.
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Originally Posted by Polonswim
55/Rad, I have been looking at your bikes for the last 6-7 months. Absolutely awesome. My question is: do you EVER ride them? There is NO WAY you can ride a bike and keep the drive train that clean.

Seriously, do you clean it after every ride? Ok, I'm a little jealous, nice ride.
Of course I ride them. I just clean them up for the pictures. I promise you the Trek looks nothing like that at the moment - I haven't cleaned it in a month.

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My turn....

Fir Pin rims laced with DT swiss spokes on Miche hubs....



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Originally Posted by StalkerZERO
That $500.00 awesome wheelset thread just doesn't have enough information for my needs. There was alot of talk in the thread about how if you have a custom wheelset done then you could have everything you would want in a wheelset and at a reasonable price.

So..........

If you have a custom wheelset and its cool looking please post some pics here.
And especially post some if they are aero wheels.

Post some with various other spokes, post some mike garcia wheels.
Just post some pics of custom wheelsets.

I think we would all like to see them.
I'd normally NEVER do this, but there ARE two 'm's in 'dammit'. Just sayin'.

And if you can't provide a photo AND the weight in grams (and of course tell us if that is with or without skewers) please don't WASTE OUR VALUABLE WEENIE TIME!!
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Originally Posted by patentcad
I'd normally NEVER do this, but there ARE two 'm's in 'dammit'. Just sayin'.

And if you can't provide a photo AND the weight in grams (and of course tell us if that is with or without skewers) please don't WASTE OUR VALUABLE WEENIE TIME!!

and your pictures would be...... where?
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Originally Posted by Jakey
I don't have any closeups...but anyway, the wheels on this bike are torelli branded ambrosio rims, DT swiss spokes, torelli modular hubs (same weight as record, but cartridge bearing.) I got different color flanges to make the colors go together with the bike. Red rims, green nipples. Salsa Ti skewers.



That is beautiful. My Italian fiancee would like that more than my Italian Bianchi!
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Originally Posted by Jakey
I don't have any closeups...but anyway, the wheels on this bike are torelli branded ambrosio rims, DT swiss spokes, torelli modular hubs (same weight as record, but cartridge bearing.) I got different color flanges to make the colors go together with the bike. Red rims, green nipples. Salsa Ti skewers.


Love Italian!
My Italian, not nearly as OCP as Jakey's :
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I don't have any close-ups, but here is a pic taken of my bike last Saturday. The wheelset is a Mike Garcia custom set. Niobium aero rims, Swiss DT hubs (24/28), radially laced front and 2x/3x rear, 1570gr. $429 delivered with a guarantee of satisfaction or he'd make it right.

Basic black all the way around, sturdy and stiff under my 230lbs, and the bike just seems to want to roll all day on them. Just finished my fastest century ever this Sunday - I love 'em.

PS: Please forgive the very un-OCP granny gear pic, but I was taking a break 4 miles from the summit of Diablo, and I wasn't seeing details clearly.....

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I'm starting to wish I had bought black hubs. Who cares if they were lesser quality?
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Rather than repost pictures from last week, just go here http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=193458 for the thread on my new wheels. My weekend starts tomorrow, so the miles will begin.
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