Strong Wheel £80, Suggestions ?

gb155

Fan Boy No More.
Location
Manchester-Ish
Setting off from a set of traffic lights in the big ring I was giving it hell not to be passed by another roadie when BANG...SKID.. CLUNK CLUNK, My rear derailleur had been ripped from the hanger and gone though he wheel (This is OF COURSE because of my sheer SWESOMENESS :smile:) So now I need a wheel, Im 20 stone so needs to be strong and I have a budget of £70-80, your suggestions pease gentlemen

Thanks

Gaz
 

martint235

Dog on a bike
Location
Welling
I had Evans build me a Mavic PRO wheel, 36 spoke (racing) with shimano 105 hubs. I can't say exactly how much it was though as I had a lot of other work done at the same time (new chain, rear cassette and a few other bits) for £200.

I weigh in at 16stone+ so I asked for something strong
 
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gb155

Fan Boy No More.
Location
Manchester-Ish
martint235 said:
I had Evans build me a Mavic PRO wheel, 36 spoke (racing) with shimano 105 hubs. I can't say exactly how much it was though as I had a lot of other work done at the same time (new chain, rear cassette and a few other bits) for £200.

I weigh in at 16stone+ so I asked for something strong
The Mavic Pro (36) on 105 hub sounds ideal, I have used the Mavic Open Sport for around 5000 miles without any real issue, until the other night lol , i'll give em a call and ask for a price later I think.
 

NormanD

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Will1985

Über Member
Location
South Norfolk
It sounds like you put the derailleur through a handbuilt Mavic Open Sport - is that correct? That would just need a quick rebuild using the same rim and hub, with new spokes.
 
If it's strength for value you want, check out Spa Cycles for Rigida Chrina based wheels.

I ride Mavic A719s on deore hubs, which are pretty indestructible yet still fairly light. Though they don't wear any tyres narrower than 28s well.
 
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gb155

Fan Boy No More.
Location
Manchester-Ish
Thanks everyone, I got it rebuilt, it was pretty well bent so suspct thatmight no be an option, but all is wel that ends well
 
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