Light hub recommendation - 36 hole
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    Light hub recommendation - 36 hole

    I've got an old school Mavic GEL 280 36 hole and want to build it up. I've got an old school campy record 36 hole already laced to a never used Campy Victory Strada. I was thinking of maybe just switching rims (I think the Campy Rim is probably around 400 grams - that's just a guess though) to have a light front race wheel but then figured maybe I'll get a newer, very light front hub --- and just sell the other wheel. Any recommendations? What spokes would you use - I guess I can get away with light stuff on a front wheel and 36 hole should make it plenty strong. FWIW - I'm 6' 3" and about 183 pounds.

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    Record, what else?

    Quote Originally Posted by ridewt
    What spokes would you use - I guess I can get away with light stuff on a front wheel and 36 hole should make it plenty strong. FWIW - I'm 6' 3" and about 183 pounds.
    14-15-14 spokes. Great thing about 36 hole rims, is that they are actually lighter than 32s because of the extra four spokes add so much strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridewt
    I've got an old school Mavic GEL 280 36 hole and want to build it up. I've got an old school campy record 36 hole already laced to a never used Campy Victory Strada. I was thinking of maybe just switching rims (I think the Campy Rim is probably around 400 grams - that's just a guess though) to have a light front race wheel but then figured maybe I'll get a newer, very light front hub --- and just sell the other wheel. Any recommendations? What spokes would you use - I guess I can get away with light stuff on a front wheel and 36 hole should make it plenty strong. FWIW - I'm 6' 3" and about 183 pounds.
    I was going to tell you that you're probably better off running this as a front wheel, but you've already figured that one out...

    If you want light, go Record/Dura Ace. If you're looking for an older Campy hubset, check out www.campyonly.com

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