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|These polished Velocity A23 rims and Velocity Race Hubs will become the wheels for the Gunnar Roadie Project Bike.|
Velocity A23 information:
Size: 700c (622)
Colors: Black MSW or Black NONmsw (32h only)
Drillings: 20, 24, 28, 32, 36
Bead seat diameter: 622
Velocity race hubs have sealed bearings and offset "hi-lo" flanges. The flanges are designed to help equal out the spoke tension on the drive and non drive side of bicycle wheels. They are available in a black or bright silver anodized finish. The Gunnar Roadie wheels are built with the silver finish. The front Race hub is available in 20,24 and 28 holes at a weight of 80 grams. The rear Race hub is available in 24, 28 and 32 holes at a weight of 255 grams.
|Rear Velocity Race Hub dimensions|
|The finished wheels for the Gunnar Roadie Project Bike.|
|The Velocity Race Front Hub built into a wheel.|
|The Velocity Race Rear Hub built into a wheel.|
|The wheels for the Gunnar Roadie Project Bike built with Velocity A23 rims and Velocity Race hubs ended up weighing 1,590 grams. This is a good weight for this conservatively built wheelset. These wheels are laced up with 28 double butted stainless steel spokes in a 2 cross pattern in each wheel. They do feature Wheelsmith alloy spoke nipples in a anodized blue finish. |
Custom built wheels are just what the name says; custom. You can specify the build anyway you want. Build them yourself or have someone build them for you, a wheelset like this one is easy to repair or rebuild in the future.
Building these wheels was fun. I am anxious to ride these great looking wheels and see how they perform!
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