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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post








    While I was cleaning them after a few recent sloppy weather rides, I told these wheels that they were dead, but they didn't listen.
    The next time you have the urge to employ your cassette to satisfy personal hygiene, use this instead.

    Nice wheels, btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorman View Post
    I hope not, I'm riding 36 three cross tied and soldered rear and 32 in front. I break drive side spokes on 32 hole rims I am a Clydesdale. 6' 1" 230.
    Can't speak for everyone, but you (and therefore I) are not a Clydesdale. Hell I'm 6' and 240# and am no where near the biggest / fattest guy around. I still do nicely on 28 or 32 spokes though.


    OK, just looked the average American male is coming in at 196#. Always good to be above average!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    The next time you have the urge to employ your cassette to satisfy personal hygiene, use this instead.

    Nice wheels, btw.
    these wheels were found in king tuts tomb but then were used by a cairo bike messenger until recently when billy s bought them on ebay.
    true story
     

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    It's sort of a shame...I just got this bike cleaned up and put back together again and took it out for a great Monday evening "recovery" ride....and then I found out that 32H wheels were dead...I'm glad I got my ride in first....
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    El Chaba can always be counted on to deliver us dynamic poetry.
     

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    I ride 32 spoke hand built wheels and loads of people with 24 spoke (or less) carbon rims go slower than me. Therefore, in my world, no, the 32 hole wheel is not dead.

    Oh and everyone who is faster than me seems to have less than 32 spokes - but they are only faster than me because they have less spokes (at least that's what I tell myself).
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
    It's sort of a shame...I just got this bike cleaned up and put back together again and took it out for a great Monday evening "recovery" ride....and then I found out that 32H wheels were dead...I'm glad I got my ride in first....
    So french, and so cool. One of our local strongmen had one of these. He rode it to 5th place at Master's Nationals one year. On training rides, I vividly remember all the creaking it made as he rode it away on the hills.
     

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    Just send them out to me folks. I have a huge plot for burial, before they process out they can visit with my 20 or so pairs...Dura Ace, Sheriff Stars, Record, Chris King, High Flange, Low flange, 120 spaced, 135 spaced. and polished shiny ones to blacked out stealth. Hell they can even hang with a couple three pairs of their 36 hole cousins too. But they are all dead.
     

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    #these32hwheelsrsodead2
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    Nice wheels, I almost built the same ones, including the tires recently. I decided to use a set of NOS Centaur silver hubs I had instead of the black record ones, the hubs had been sitting around long enough.

    They ride so nice and soak up the farm roads around here very well.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kytyree View Post
    Nice wheels, I almost built the same ones, including the tires recently. I decided to use a set of NOS Centaur silver hubs I had instead of the black record ones, the hubs had been sitting around long enough.

    They ride so nice and soak up the farm roads around here very well.
    Yes, they're certainly not the lightest, but the combination of the tires, spokes and rims really makes for a plush ride. I had been running 25mm Veloflex Roubaix tires on the same wheels and on the same bike and they were very nice. The Veloflex Vlaanderen take the ride to another level, but the price that you pay is the wear.

    Those Centaur hubs are really nice and in terms of looks, I'd go silver anytime over black if I had the option.
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    I just got done truing up and cleaning old glue off my ancient Chorus - Seoul 88's.

    They don't feel dead.
     

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    rw is obviously a better photographer than i - but agreed - i still ride multiple sets of 32spoke wheels. most recently on my aluminum zanc. nice stiff frame with good tubulars glued up to box section wheels makes for a pretty damn good ride.


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    32H Ambrosios, I'd rather lace spokes to a boulder. YMMV.
     

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    Just glued up a PDX/MXP combo to my 32h 9k/Reflex wheels for my b-bike.

    I'm fixin to ride my 28/32 6800/?? hubbed/TB14 wheels later.

    The low spoke-count stuff won't come out again till spring's sprung

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    Born today! Campagnolo Record hubs (used for a previous wheelset but still running well) and 24mm rims with offset rear rim so not that old fashioned. 1625g for the pair and I don't have to look for unusual or expensive spokes if one breaks, which does not seem to happen to me anyway with 32 or 36 hole rims.
     

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    What rims did you use?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    What rims did you use?
    Kinlin XR22T. I was torn between these and the new Mavic Open Pro UST clincher rim which is a similar width. It was the availability of the Kinlin XR22T with 3mm offset for the rear which decided it for me although the Kinlin rims are cheaper too. I bought the rims from https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/ who currently supply them with no logo.

    (I put tubeless rim tape on but I can't decide whether to fit tubeless tyres but that is a whole different debate.)
     

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    Default Re: Is the 32H wheel dead?

    Related to the original question, are basic db 14/15 spokes dead?

    Where can I find an objective comparison of wheels built with, say, DB14/15, Revolution, and CXRay spokes as the only variable? Does any study/review like that exist, or is it just all subjective comments? Wheel usage/user - 190#, hilly varied terrain, DT460 32H rims.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Related to the original question, are basic db 14/15 spokes dead?

    Where can I find an objective comparison of wheels built with, say, DB14/15, Revolution, and CXRay spokes as the only variable? Does any study/review like that exist, or is it just all subjective comments? Wheel usage/user - 190#, hilly varied terrain, DT460 32H rims.

    I wouldn't use CX-Rays for the rear wheel with a build like that.....
     

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