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30-08-10, 07:14 PM
After a chain snap and a stack resulted in a bent front dura ace wheel beyond repair, the hubs appear to be in good working order. The challenge is, where the hell do I find a 16 hole rim? Can I use a 32 hole rim and just halve the spokes with stronger grade spokes?
Would be a shame to ditch a dura ace hub.
I've emailed Shimano about replacement rims but I feel it's gonna be cheaper to get a new wheel.
31-08-10, 11:35 AM
yeh, i can't see why that would be an issue*. using the same grade spokes as you used with the 16 hole hub should be okay too, imho.
also, velocity will do rims in whatever drilling you could ask for.
*i'm not an expert, or even a knowledgable amateur. all advice based on hearsay and ignorance.
Jono, didn't Frag do this with his gold wheels? i believe he filled the holes so it wasn't ugly?
31-08-10, 11:57 AM
yeh, something like that. Or did he fill the flanges completely then re-drill all the holes? Pretty sure the rims weren't touched.
Thinking about it more, I think it was just the flanges that he messed with.
ah yeah maybe he went the other way.... hmm
31-08-10, 06:58 PM
Hmmm will check out velocity.. perhaps I could pimp up the commuter, I've needed an excuse to upgrade some components, on the other hand I promised myself not to get silly with unnecessary bike spending.
Yes you can do it. A friend ran a 48h hub with a 24h rim. So you will be able to go from 16 to 32.
i have a deep v 16h, so thats definitely an option
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