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Custom Wheel Choice

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by fossyant, 12 Oct 2007.

  1. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I have two spare sets of wheels, both tubular, and from my racing days.....

    1 x pair Dura-Ace 7400 with Wolber Profil 18 rims, 28 hole
    1 x pair Hed Jets - Carbon/Alloy rim and Hope Titanium Hubs, 28 hole

    Both sets aren't used anymore. Both sets of hubs are like new - i.e smooth.

    Do I get them rebuilt into Mavic CXP33/Open Pro/Open Pro Ceramic - All Clincher

    Weight built into Open Pros would be about 1650g for Dura Ace, possibly 100g less or more for the Hopes (excludes skewers- 180g for DA) so they compare quite nicely with good factory wheels. CXP 33's would be another 100g heavier.

    What do I get built up ? - the DA's match my groupset, the Hopes are lurvely but means wrecking a very nice wheelset.

    As for price the Open Pro Ceramics would push up to over £200 for build, possibly £120 for the CXP's/Open Pro (normal). CXP's win on looks, Open Pros win on robustness.

    Or do I get something like the Planet X's for £150......

    I've always had custom built, although I am currently using some Aksiums which are a stop gap until I get something else built up - then they go to the training bike.

    Open Pro Ceramics on DA hubs would be a very nice wheelset, keep the Jets if I ever race again ?

    Hoping to get the family to club together for my birthday to contribute towards the cost - done this for a few times as it means I get something I'd like, but wouldn't necessarily buy.

    Any opinions ?
     
  2. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    You need an accountant, not a bike forum
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I am ?
     
  4. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member


    Chartered or certified or both?
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Chartered.....

    Wheel pref is i think, custom on my DA hubs with either CXP33 or ceramic open pro.