The halo rim would not suit my hub. Proper 2:1 use a hub like mine need a asymmetric rim. You cannot drill the asymmetric rim for 16/8 lacing so deep asymmetric rims are out. You have to then use a centre drilled rim that does not cause bends at the nipple..
The bitex hub may have 2:1 drilling but does not have 2:1 geometry and therefore builds an laterally less stiff wheel than the standard hub. Utterly pointless.
You have used a 32h hub for 2:1 lacing while that can work there is a difference between building an optimal wheel and one that just works well enough. You may have built one that works well enough but is not optimal. Therefore you dont actually know what 2:1 lacing can really do. In my view you would have a superior wheel with a 24h hub laced conventionally compared to what you have built. The mistake people make is maximise tension balance at the expense of lateral stifness. TimothyW you have fallen into that trap although you may never realise as you may never get a spoke failure.
Can anyone recommend some 50mm ish carbon rims? Keen to build up a pair of deeper wheels for crits
More than 50%of my wheels use alloy nipples and yet I manage to avoid failures. The number of failures is very small running at under 1% of wheels. There is nothing wro g with alloy nipples, they just have to be used correctly.
I would enjoy a black colour scheme with some red thrown in. What are my choices? My bike is matt black (boring) But I did think about adding the mavic ksyrium sl's on the bike at first but as stated wanted something new. (I am a bike tart. I admit it )
So first go at building a front disc wheel, possibly dumb questions, is there an advantage to using an asymmetric rim on the front when using discs? Presumably it would help even out the tension caused by the different in flange spacing from the disc tabs.
Looking for wheels for my lovely old Colnago C40. Been let down by two companies who took my money but could not provide the Ambosio Excellight rims I wanted. Though I still think I can get them in 28 hole front and rear. Apparently these rims are good quality, light, and they fit the period.
Getting fed up with all the aggravation. How about just settling for some Campag Neutrons ready made? Or any other rim and spoke count suggestions?
I’m 64kg ex-racer.
PB is the most sensible person on here.
The ambrosio importers have packed up and gone. I am thinking about importing them and I might get the excelights however for now forget about having wheels with them.
I can check tomorrow if JD whiskers have any left. If they do then I can get them. However the ambrosio excelight while a decent rim is very similar to the old mavic open pro. Regardless of how light you are with a shallow narrow rim the only spoke count worth having is 32H or 36h. 28H rear risk spoke failures also when building everytime you stress the wheel it will go out of true. That not confidence inspiring when it comes to send them on there merry way.
As for other rims well for narrow and shallow there is the Mavic open pro in CD finish. this looks wonderful. But for something that looks quite classy there is the H plus son TB14 which is 14mm deep and 23mm wide. Its a nice box section rim. The archetype has already been mentioned and looks good on most older bikes.
HED do the other classy looking rim and that the belgium + but its quite expensive. It's not period either.
The Velocity A23 would work well too. the finish looks a bit cheap though but it works fine as a rim. The other modern rim that is pretty decent is the DT Swis R460. I may not be period but it does the job. The kinlins I like alot possibly wont look right on this bike so I am leaving them out.
Of course you should be having the ambrosio nemesis tubular rims but the only 32H rims I have at present have some marks. I have some 36H rims and a couple of montreals. The nemesis is a tubular rim and tubs suit the C40. I would.
The mavic open pro T is the tubular remake of the reflex. This would also work. HED do the belgium C2 and I have a pair in 24H drilling. This given the rim can be made to work well (tubular rim are stiffer than there clincher counterparts).
I even have a pair of velocity escapes and some old Mavic GP4's.
So tubular or clincher. Your probbaly not thinking tubeless.
Ah I have a couple of DT Swiss rims that would work. A 28H R415 for the front and R440 28H for the rear. DT swiss did used to make some good rims. what happened?
Heres what the grey archetypes look like. the TB14 are the same but box shape and shallower.baby of cow called
A tubular build for inspiration and the H Plus Son TB14's would look similar.baby of cow called