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Old 09-20-22, 06:08 PM
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Mialo 349, 50-series
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Handbuilt, 406
Paid something like $220 to have these hand built.

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Mialo 305, 40-series
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You build some really nice and attractive bikes. I wish I had the time, knowledge and skill.
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Mialo 349, 50-series
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​​​​​​These look fragile to me. Like maybe they'd work well on a bike with a rider under 50kg? Is there a specified weight limit? What's the kgs and grams of the set? I reckon I'd break a spoke a day and two on Sunday riding them!

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Originally Posted by joey buzzard View Post
​​​​​​These look fragile to me. Like maybe they'd work well on a bike with a rider under 50kg? Is there a specified weight limit? What's the kgs and grams of the set? I reckon I'd break a spoke a day and two on Sunday riding them!
Yeah, we've talked about this before. Specifically on GTA's thread on his FnHon Storm build. In that thread, you proffered the same sentiment, and both he and I opined that you underestimate the strength of these wheels. Your concern here about these 349 wheels is less justified that your earlier concern about GTA's 451 wheels for 20 spokes on 349 results in more spoke per unit rim circumference than 24 spokes on 451. His wheels are disc brake while mine are rim brake.

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There too, I said that I had ridden a 14-spoke 406 front wheel for years -- heck, I even toured on it! -- and the thing did not even go out of true ever.

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You do realize that, for example, 20 spokes on 349 wheels scales up (scaling factor = 622/349) to 36 spokes on a 622 wheel or to 32 spokes on a 559 wheel, right? And no one would say 36 spokes on a 622 or 32 spokes on a 26" wheel is few or makes for a fragile wheel.
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The other piece of this, of course, is the rider's weight; I am now down to 69kg.

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Old 09-27-22, 07:19 PM
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Nice share.

Do let us know who it works out over the next 6mths to a year.

I bought one set like this, at this price too a while back (branded "Starhubs" )
Spokes broke within 3 mths and I had to spend on repairs and the hubs were not really well covered from the elements and rusted out over 2 years.
Admittedly, I never took much care of it as its on my commute/beater bike, but a good 2nd hand pair of Tyrell AM9 wheels at $280 has lasted me well over 5yrs.

Do hope yours will be better.
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