wheel building / discussion thread

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motorbacon's picture

Building stupid Schwinn Circuit again, after selling off all the 10 speed fancy things. Kinda sucks for actual riding because it's a damn noodle. Anyways, what 32h tubeless 700c SILVER rims exist other than Velocity?

Do I need to take oven cleaner and polish a set of DT R460's? I'll do it. They're rad rims but would prefer not to?

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 03:19
jimmythefly's picture

In rimbrakeway? Damn that is a tricky set of requirements.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad spencer. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 03:29
motorbacon's picture
(Reply to #5053)

jimmythefly wrote:
In rimbrakeway? Damn that is a tricky set of requirements.

Yeah. I know. I think DT R460's are painted, so maybe acetone and then polish?

I just really, really hate Velocity rims. Over priced and shitty and soft and way not round.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 03:56
JUGE FREDD's picture

you might be able to find some Pacenti PL23 in 700c

also there's https://www.ryde.nl/edge-r-13

I wholly agree with velocityhate

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Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:16
motorbacon's picture

570 grams? HOLY SHIT.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:53
motorbacon's picture


Pacenti Brevet looks rather awesome. Need to email them.


Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:54
jdsmooth's picture

Kinlin xr22 and 31 comes in polished 32h: http://www.bikehubstore.com/category-s/246.htm
They do TL well.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:46
(Reply to #5058)

jawn doe wrote:
re: adventurer 2: how did they make a rim that good for that cheap??! gucci- what did you tubeless on them? i feel like powerblocks would have worked but didn't feel like testing it on a front wheel (the only wheel i have built with one)

Panaracer Fire XC Pro 26 x 2.1 in the 'tubeless compatible' version. Not sure how that differs from the true 'tubeless' version but it set up very easily.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:21
blackholelectron's picture

COMPLETELY destroyed my rear v1 sl23 rim a while back, and I wanted to rebuild those anyways, so I have an r460 on order as a replacement to finally have a 700c spencer again

did I miss anything in 700c rim brake tubelessway? no silver requirement

re: alex adventure 2: holy shit. I want to build a spencer around these now.

if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:59
ergott's picture

Boyd, Easton SL90, Pacenti Forza

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:09
Eric Estlund

Anything worth looking at that sits somewhere between a new TS-2 with dials and a P&K?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:00
ergott's picture

I highly recommend dials with roller tips. Keeps the finish of the rim perfect especially if disc brake and you have a polished track. If you get the Park dials you still have to get roller tips.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:48