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09-16-22, 12:06 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

That's kind of funny since that configuration...

That's kind of funny since that configuration should allow for more balanced tension between the two sides, but a handbuilt wheel with a Rhynolite rim and 32 or 36 spokes should be stronger than...
09-16-22, 09:36 AM
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Posted By urbanknight

While I'm inclined to agree with ditching this...

While I'm inclined to agree with ditching this strange wheel for something with more spokes and a stronger rim, where do you find prices that low? Most quality rims go for well over $50 today, double...
09-15-22, 11:39 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

The main brands (Sapim, DT Swiss) are about the...

The main brands (Sapim, DT Swiss) are about the same in my eye, and as someone already mentioned, 14g double butted is a great choice made by both of those brands. Your builder will likely insist on...
09-15-22, 09:11 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

I know/knew riders much heavier than you who got...

I know/knew riders much heavier than you who got tens of thousands of miles out of similar bikes. Having new spokes properly balanced and tensioned by a skilled person should alleviate your problems.
09-15-22, 12:09 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

Handbuilt by a competent builder? That sounds...

Handbuilt by a competent builder? That sounds good to me, although hard to tell without specific models. As others have mentioned, the biggest importance is that they are tensioned correctly and...
09-14-22, 07:18 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

Agreed. I would recommend a brand new build with...

Agreed. I would recommend a brand new build with something like the DT Swiss 511 rim (521 if disc brakes) and 32 spokes laced 3 cross.
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