Mavic Cosmos clincher rims

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Rik O'Shea, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Rik O'Shea

    Rik O'Shea Guest

    I've been considering buying a pair of Mavic Cosmos clinchers for road
    racing.
    Front wheel is 24 spokes radial, rear wheel 28 spokes three cross.
    Given the choice of road that our races are on (potholes, potholes
    ....) I eventually end up replacing the rim and rebuilding the wheel.
    The open pro comes in 28/32/36 and not 24.

    Do Mavic produce 24 holes rims ? Would I have difficulty in getting a
    24 hole rim for rebuilding the front wheel ?

    Thanks & regards
     
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  2. Rik O'Shea <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Front wheel is 24 spokes radial, rear wheel 28 spokes three cross.
    >Given the choice of road that our races are on (potholes, potholes
    >...) I eventually end up replacing the rim and rebuilding the wheel.
    >The open pro comes in 28/32/36 and not 24.
    >Do Mavic produce 24 holes rims ? Would I have difficulty in getting a
    >24 hole rim for rebuilding the front wheel ?


    I think a more serious consideration is that if you're going to go across
    potholes, a 24-spoke radial wheel is not a smart choice to begin with.
    --
    David Damerell <[email protected]> Distortion Field!
     
  3. rik-<< I've been considering buying a pair of Mavic Cosmos clinchers for road
    racing. >><BR><BR>
    << Given the choice of road that our races are on (potholes, potholes
    ....) >><BR><BR>
    << Do Mavic produce 24 holes rims ? Would I have difficulty in getting a
    24 hole rim for rebuilding the front wheel >><BR><BR>


    No and yes..even if ya found a 24h rim, finding spokes would be tough. Why not
    somebody building ya standard wheel for those potholes, potholes, type races??

    Peter Chisholm
    Vecchio's Bicicletteria
    1833 Pearl St.
    Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535
    http://www.vecchios.com
    "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  4. Ronald

    Ronald Guest

    > No and yes..even if ya found a 24h rim, finding spokes would be
    tough. Why not
    > somebody building ya standard wheel for those potholes, potholes,

    type races??

    Yes, and when using Open Pro's, black hubs and spokes it's hard to
    spot the difference and much easier to maintain.


    "Qui si parla Campagnolo " <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > rik-<< I've been considering buying a pair of Mavic Cosmos clinchers

    for road
    > racing. >><BR><BR>
    > << Given the choice of road that our races are on (potholes,

    potholes
    > ...) >><BR><BR>
    > << Do Mavic produce 24 holes rims ? Would I have difficulty in

    getting a
    > 24 hole rim for rebuilding the front wheel >><BR><BR>
    >
    >
    > No and yes..even if ya found a 24h rim, finding spokes would be

    tough. Why not
    > somebody building ya standard wheel for those potholes, potholes,

    type races??
    >
    > Peter Chisholm
    > Vecchio's Bicicletteria
    > 1833 Pearl St.
    > Boulder, CO, 80302
    > (303)440-3535
    > http://www.vecchios.com
    > "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  5. smokva

    smokva Guest

    David Damerell <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I think a more serious consideration is that if you're going to go across
    >potholes, a 24-spoke radial wheel is not a smart choice to begin with.


    I have Cosmos 24/28 wheeles, and to be honest that front wheel is great.
    Have to true the rear one every 200 miles, but the front is trued like the first day.
    Think that I'll build myself stronger rear (something with 36 holes) and keep front Cosmos.
     
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